Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Normal Skin

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Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Normal Skin by Skinstitut


Skinstitut Moisture Defence for Normal Skin is a lightweight moisturiser developed to hydrate and smooth rough complexions. Formulated with unique Peptides that refine and reduce the appearance of fine lines, this moisturiser is a great addition to any age-preventive skincare routine for normal or combination skin.

Key benefits of Skinstitut Moisture Defence for Normal Skin:

  • Softens, smoothes and moisturises
  • Increased moisture without clogging
  • Improves overall texture of skin
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines 
  • Protects skin cells against pollution and aggressors 
  • Provides antioxidant protection

A key ingredient of this ultra-nourishing moisturiser is Kakadu Plum, an Australian native plant. This indigenous fruit is the world’s most potent source of naturally occurring Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects against free radical damage, pollutants, and aggressors. Vitamin C also brightens the complexion and treats pigmentation and redness by strengthening the capillaries.

This face cream traps moisture and stimulates hydration within the skin, protects the skin barrier, smooths the complexion, and provides anti-ageing support.
Moisture Defence for Normal Skin has been specially formulated for skin that is more water-dry than oil-dry, so this cream is best suited to normal or combination types. It preserves moisture without clogging pores.

How to use Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Normal Skin:

  • After cleansing, dab cream around the fragile eye area, moving inwards and upwards.
  • Apply a small amount of product to the throat, chin, and forehead, massaging upwards and outwards. 
  • Skinstitut Moisture Defence for Normal Skin can be used daily and is recommended for morning use, followed by Skinstitut Age Defence SPF 50+.

Skin that is very dry, lipid-poor, mature, or irritated benefits from the extra protection and replenishment of specially formulated Skinstitut Moisture Defence for Ultra Dry Skin. Use a sun protection product such as Skinstitut Age Defence SPF 50+ in your morning skincare routine, under your moisturiser to fight uv damage that causes premature signs of ageing in the skin.

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Aqua, Ethoxydiglycol, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Unsaponifiables, Cyclomethicone, Butylene Glycol, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate, Trehalose, Ethanol, Backhousia Anisata Leaf Ext., Hydrogenated Eth-ylhexyl Olivate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Leaf Ext., Hydrolized Vegetable Protein, Alpha-To-copheryl Acetate, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Ext., Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Ext., Epilobium Angustifolium Leaf Ext., Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrahydropiperine, Cucumber Ext., Sorbic Acid


  • Use as required, ideally every morning before application of sunscreen and night a final step in your skincare regime.

  • Apply to face, neck and décolletage

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Reviews (46)
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Love - 17-05-2018 by

I love the way this moisturiser sinks into your skin quickly and doesn't make your skin look shiny. I have an oily t-zone and get occasional pimples and this doesn't clog my pores. It is light-weight and feels good on the skin. I will continue to repurchase this.

I really like this - 15-05-2018 by

I love how this is gel and not cream. Soaks in so fast and leaves my skin so soft.

Love it - 15-05-2018 by

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. It soaked in INSTANTLY leaving my skin feeling incredably soft and smooth. I highly recommend this if you like moisturizers that soak in fast!

I am shook - 15-05-2018 by

I was not expecting to like this as much as I do. I was shocked when it came out more of a gel then cream, but I LOVE IT. It soaked in INSTANTLY leaving my skin feeling sooo soft and smooth!

light and moisturising - 08-05-2018 by

Truly love this moisturiser! I like the more gel consistency rather than cream, as it doesn’t feel as heavy. This is nice and light, and quite fresh on the face.

Great Moisturiser! - 19-04-2018 by

I am very happy with this Moisturiser - it is fast absorbing and makes my skin glow and is soft to the touch. Doesn't dry sticky. Very Hydrating for my dry skin. Would highly reccommened!

Depends on your preference - 12-04-2018 by

If you like super fast absorbing moisturisers, this one is for you. Doesn’t quite do enough for my skin in terms of moisturising.

Best product ever! - 11-04-2018 by

Best product ever! Its taken me years to find a good moisture that doesn't make my skin oily amd get pimples. This product is like silk! Highly recommend it.

Great - 03-04-2018 by

I love this product - I use the moisturiser every morning after using the gentle cleanser. I don't feel it clogging up my pores, it feels lovely and light

Great for pretty much any skin type - 13-03-2018 by

I love this stuff! Keeps my skin in tip-top condition, my skin looks radiant and healthy, and is perfect for combination skin types and has never broken me out.

The formula is fairly runny and has a yellow tinge to it. It doesn't smell of anything in particular, just a bit zesty if anything. You only need a pea-sized amount. I use twice daily and this tube will last me a month or two. I prefer to use this in the warmer months when my skin doesn't require as much moisture - then I will use the Ultra Dry formula (the two formulas are completely different from each other).

Mixes great with the Age Defence SPF 50+, Multi Active Oil or the Vitamin C powder from my experience. I would definitely recommend.

Brilliant ! - 21-02-2018 by

This works perfectly for my combination skin, I’ve never used a moisturiser that suits my skin as well as this. Yeah it’s a little pricey, but 100% worth it

Love love love - 19-02-2018 by

Love this product I mix with vitamin c powder . And great to use before makeup . Leaves a lovely finish when wearing no make up . I also use over retinol however just purchased the one for dry skin as retinol makes my skin very tacky after use so needs that bit of extra moisture at night . Will defiantly be purachaing again love skinstitut products

Great moisturiser all year round - 19-02-2018 by

I love this moisturiser, I can use it through summer and winter and it does not disappoint.

It smells amazing and absorbs reasonably quickly.

Excellent - 09-01-2018 by

I tried this after reading all the reviews and it did not dissapoint. You literally only need a pea sized amount so the tube will last ages. Skinstitute has such great products that are reasonbly priced. Only thing I dont like is the smell but it doesnt linger once rubbed in

Good all rounder and can’t beat the price - 28-12-2017 by

I have oily skin and use this and it doesn’t make my skin oily. It leaves it nice and smooth and sinks in. It’s so much better then most of the high end moisturisers at a fraction of the cost.

No greasy residue - 27-12-2017 by

It’s silky smooth, a little goes a long way and adds the finishing touch to my nightly skin routine without a greasy residue.

Ultra-hydrating + Great value - 27-12-2017 by

I love this moisturiser for the way that it hydrates my skin without clogging my pores (I have oily/acne-prone skin). It glides over your skin easily so you really only need a pea-sized amount for your whole face. Super-effective + Great value!

Amazing moisturiser - 07-12-2017 by

I love this moisturiser! I use the Ultra Dry formula in winter when heating is harsher and more drying on my skin, but in the humid summer months, this is perfect. I love the light almost gel-like consistency. It feels great and absorbs quickly into the skin with no slimy/oily film like other moisturizers can have. Works well with the Vitamin C powder to brighten up your skin. It also layers well at night with oils or serums underneath. Love it! Have gone through 3 tubes since I started using Skinstitut (but it lasts for ages!)

#1 Moisturizer - 04-12-2017 by

Highly recommend.

Works well with the gentle cleanser if you have sensitive skin.

I have rosacea, acne break outs, combination sensitive skin. The moisturizer is gentle and soothing.

I use the calming range in the Skinstitut products and due to the active ingredients, I believe it works well and actually helps my skin in comparison to other products which either make your skin worse or just maintains your cleansing routine.

Amazing!!! Holy grail - 29-11-2017 by

My skin type is sensitive, dry and dehydrated but I use normal moisturizer as I also use the multi active oil and I don't want to over moistrise.
My skin concern was dry and spot prone and I love this product because it's so light weight and absorbs so well!

Great for combination skin - 28-11-2017 by

My skin never knows when its oily or dry and this product is absolutely amazing! My skin feels so hydrated and all my family and friends have seen such a huge difference in my skin. I recommend this product to everyone.

Fantastic for combo skin! - 22-11-2017 by

When I initially started using skinstitut I was recommended the moisture defense for normal skin and it worked perfectly on my skin until it become a bit dy and I switched to the moisture defense for ultra dry skin which is my holy grail. The tube also lasts about 3 months which is a major bonus and you only need a pea sized amount as it recommends. :)

Works just fine - 20-11-2017 by

Lightweight and good if you like to leave heavier creams for the PM. Doesn't really smell like anything (which can be a pro or con depending on what you like). I have pretty dry skin in the winter so this would probably be not enough then, but for the humid summer my skin normalises and this is just right.

Great product for combined skin type - 10-10-2017 by

I have been having concerns with my skin lately - forehead and skin oily, some pimples etc
This cream works wonders for me, leaves my skin moisturised but never oily.
It's my second time to order it!

Great for combination skin - 05-10-2017 by

I have combination skin, dark hair and brown eyes and have always struggled to find a skin care range that Is suitable for my hormonal breakouts but could also could also cater to my dry cheeks and oily T zone. I was tossing up between this or the gel for oily skin but I am very happy that I have chosen this product. It gives me enough moisture but also is not heavy on my skin to cause breakouts or leave me looking oily. I use this day and night and it sits well under makeup. I highly recommend this to anyone with fussy combination skin, this has been a life saver.

Great moisturiser for a great price - 02-10-2017 by

I really like this, it's nice and lightweight and doesn't make my skin go oily. It does come out of the tube too quickly, as you don't need a lot, but I just make sure I don't squeeze too much out.

Fabulous product - 02-10-2017 by

I really wanted to try this after seeing all the great reviews.
Its amazing i have pretty oily skin but dry in some places i found that it did not make me oily at all infact i stayed oil free and was still very moisturising and a little goes a long way.

Great lightweight moisturiser that doesn't cause congestion - 27-09-2017 by

I have dealt with congested skin for years and years, tried tens if not hundreds of products to clear my skin up. This is a great lightweight moisturiser that didn't congest my skin like alot of other moisturisers do. A small tube but a good price, would recommend.

All time favourite moisturiser! - 14-09-2017 by

This is my new go-to moisturiser. It smells fresh, absorbs into the skin quickly and does not leave my face feeling sticky like other moisturisers have. I have sensitive red rosacea like cheeks and this helps my skin stay calm and clear. It does not make my face flare up, it helps with my redness and does not make my skin too oily. I would recommend this to anyone!

My new go-to moisturiser - 12-09-2017 by

I've been using this moisturiser for 4 months now and it's become a permanent addition to my skincare regime. I have combination skin so this moisturiser has been a lifesaver for dealing with dry and congested areas!

Great moisturiser - 03-09-2017 by

I have bought this moisturiser several times now. I am happy with the light texture and the fact it doesn't smell too fragrant nor test on animals. I think i have 'normal' skin, am in my late 30s and i use it through both a Sydney summer and winter.

Affordable lux product - 21-08-2017 by

Love that skinstitute products are just as good as some of the high end products but a fraction on the price,

I use this on my skin morning and night as my last step and since using it my skin has been fantastic, I barely get breakouts and my skin isn't dry like it usually is during summer.

I'm hooked! - 06-08-2017 by

I was recommended skinsitut products by a dermatologist and have been using this regularly for years now and it definitely has made a difference!
Love these products!

No more breakouts! - 27-07-2017 by

I'm 28 and still suffering from hormonal times. This moisturiser effectively moisturisers my skin without causing more breakouts. No other moisturiser has been able to do that. It smells nice and is smooth to apply to my face and neck. You only need a bit, don't worry if your skin feels dry or that you haven't applied enough product, after an hour or so your skin feels hydrated minus the oil. 100% recommend to people with combination skin.

Love this - 19-07-2017 by

I recently started using Skinstitut products as a recommendation from the laser clinic I attend and this is the range most suited to my skin.

I get break outs, I have rosacea and I am very very sensitive.

This product is a cosmetica brand so it actually helps your skin as apposed to sitting on top of your skin (or something like that)

The moisturiser is calming, does not leave my skin oily and a pea size goes a long way. The bottle is quite small which made me sad but it is definitely worth it.

love the skinstitut brand - 31-05-2017 by

I have been using skinstitut for quite a while now and I love their products, for a start they are made in australia and are affordable. The cream is quite light, non greasy and is easily absorbed into my skin. I use it morning and night. During the day I team it with the skinstitut age defence 50+

Ticks all the boxes - 11-04-2017 by

This moisturiser ticks all the boxes. I have a combination skin and tend to get really dehydrated. This light cream plumps, hydrates and moisturises but absorbs quickly. I often find that to feel moisturised enough I need a heavier cream which sits for too long without absorbing. This moisturiser is the perfect day cream.

Best face moisturiser I have used to date - 08-03-2017 by

Leaves my face feeling smooth and looking fresh without makeup.

Great moisturiser - 13-02-2017 by

This product is light weight and easily absorbed! My skin is combination, with my T-zone being quite oily but my cheeks prone to dryness, so this product suits my skin perfectly in that it's not too heavy but delivers hydration where I need it.

Pricey for moisturiser but once I used it I could see why - 29-01-2017 by

I hate buying expensive moisturisers but I knew i needed to invest so I bought this one when adore beauty was having a 10% off skin care sale. I will buy it again even if its not on sale!! I live in far north queensland and it is hot an humid so every moisturiser I use slides right off my face or makes me feel hot and oily but this one seemed to sink in and I didn't get that hot sweaty feeling.

Great Product - 15-11-2016 by

I have sensitive skin that's mostly dry & sun damaged due to my freckles, this product is great because it just soaks nicely into my skin without leaving any residue & it leaves my skin feeling soft and has improved my complexion already by reducing some redness & repairing some of the sundamage on my cheekbones. Will be purchasing the full skinstitut range :)

Great all rounder - 17-07-2016 by

Lovely, hydrating and comforting. I have combination/dehydrated skin and was after an all rounder moisturiser to use over serums and at night. Great value, as is all the Skinstitute range.

love the product - 27-05-2016 by

Love it, feels lovely on my skin, only downside is the packaging,. Comes out too quick so i do have some waste, find this in the whole range. But the product its self i love.

Great Moisturiser- - 09-11-2014 by

I love this Moisturiser for my very sensitive and acne prone skin! Doesn't have a strong if any scent!!!
Downside with the new packaging is that my pump stopped working very soon after i purchased it, and now I have to take the lid off and always squeeze too much out! going through it a lot quicker than i hoped.

Great Product - 21-01-2014 by

This moisturiser is easy to apply, absorbs well and doesn't leave an oily feel after. I have a combination skin with some dry patches and this product helps the dry but doesn't cause any breakouts to the oily parts. Pleasantly surprised, one of the better products I have used and will keep using, Only down side is that you cant see when the bottle is getting empty.

Fantastic! - 29-06-2013 by

I love this product, it's for normal skin but works a treat on my combination skin. Absorbs quickly, leaves my skin feeling soft. Very lightweight yet effective. Best moisturizer I have used to date!

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