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Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Normal Skin 50ml

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Skinstitut Moisture Defence Normal Skin a low intensity moisturiser that provides intense hydration with antioxidants. Ideal for normal to combination skin.

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4.6 of 306 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Hydrating without being oily


I have dry and sensitive skin which makes it hard to find food products. I started using skin skinstitut after a friend recommended it and they haven’t disappointed. The moisturiser is hydrating without being oily and the consistency makes it really easy to apply. I’ve noticed the difference since I started using it.

Most Helpful Criticism

Good for oily skin


Not overly hydrating, probably best for normal to oily skin types. Seems suitable for sensitive skin and post-procedure irritated skin (ie after micro).
  1. good moisturizer


    This is a good moisturizer although I tend to opt towards an oil-free product most mornings (I have combination/oily skin). It is also quite a small product in comparison to the Skinstitut Cleanser or Scrub.
  2. Good all rounder


    verified purchaser
    A good all round moisturiser for every day use. I like the formula its very hydrating for my skin but it isn't too thick and doesn't break me out. I have combination / dry skin and I do get some acne so for my sort of skin its perfect. Whilst I think it is reasonably priced for the quality the tube is quite small, I think 75 ml would be perfect.
  3. Good value for money


    This product feels nice on my skin and isn't heavy, its moisturising and great quality for the price.
  4. Hydrating without being oily


    I have dry and sensitive skin which makes it hard to find food products. I started using skin skinstitut after a friend recommended it and they haven’t disappointed. The moisturiser is hydrating without being oily and the consistency makes it really easy to apply. I’ve noticed the difference since I started using it.
  5. So moisturising!


    verified purchaser
    This moisturiser is genuinely one of the best I’ve used! It really hydrates my skin and doesn’t leave it feeling tight like ones i’ve used in the past
  6. Great product


    verified purchaser
    I've been using this product for a couple of years now and have to say it's a favourite. Any time I've tried anything else my skin just doesn't like it. It's lightweight and I find it hydrating for my skin. A lot goes a long way too. I would definitely recommend.
  7. My Favourite Moisturuser!


    verified purchaser
    A very hydrating moisturiser which makes my skin look and feel super dewy and fresh. I apply each morning and night and it does a great job of keeping the moisture in my skin! I have been using this for a few years now and my skin loves it!
  8. Good for oily skin


    Not overly hydrating, probably best for normal to oily skin types. Seems suitable for sensitive skin and post-procedure irritated skin (ie after micro).
  9. Hydrating and great


    This feels hydrating and is not too oily like with other products. I love this in my morning routine.
  10. Great everyday moisturiser


    verified purchaser
    this moisturiser is a great option for daily use as it does not block the pores and keeps the skin moisturised for the whole day
  11. Amazing, but too small!


    I purchased this, and have been using it every morning after I cleanse my face. It works really well, but the only downside is that it is too small. I would definitely buy again, but only if the actual product was a-lot bigger. Apart from that, love it.
  12. amazing morning moisturiser


    I love using this in the am before I use the age defence spf. It's not that thick but it feels so hydrating on the skin.
  13. Moisture defence


    I like this moisturiser. It’s good for under makeup, not too heavy or greasy
  14. Great moisturiser


    I like to use this in the morning, as I found it wasn’t hydrating enough at night. Doesn’t irritate my skin at all. Feels nice to wear.
  15. Beautiful product


    I've been using this for about 3 years and love it! I have redness and scarring from acne and find this to be super gentle on the skin and doesn't cause any breakouts! Great Australian product that's affordable!
  16. Perfect for everyday


    Lightweight but deeply moisturising. It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. And you only need a small pea size to cover the whole face and neck.
    Also I love adding drops of The Ordinary serums as I feel I get a smooth even distribution of the serum this way.
  17. Gentle and easy wearing


    - Gentle
    - Absorbs well
    - Non sticky or tacky
    - Wears well under spf and makeup
    - Affordable
    - No added fragrance
    - Not tested on animals
    - Non-comedogenic

    - I'd enjoy the product more if it was a little richer
  18. Good moisturiser

    Ms Z

    I decided to buy this moisturiser again after not using it for over two years and I quite like it it’s good to use in the morning as it’s quite light, however would need something a bit heavy for winter
  19. My favourite moisturiser


    This is my favourite every day moisturiser. I use it morning and night after cleansing, misting and applying my active serums. At night I add a drop of Jojoba Oil if my skin is feeling dehydrated or dry. This moisturiser is light weight but hydrating and doesn't feel suffocating on my skin. It wears well under SPF and makeup. It is very basic and calming if my skin is irritated. It comes in a sque...
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  20. Easy and effective


    Great day time moisturiser, super light weight and absorbs nicely over other serums, would recommend if you like a light moisturisers and need a bit of hydration
  21. Perfect moisturiser


    This product has been apart of my skincare routine for years. In winter I will occasionally swap in a more heavier moisutirser. Recommend!
  22. Light on the skin


    This is light on the skin. i usually don't like to much on my face to make it heavy. Was OK in Winter. Needed to apply more to keep the dryness away. But great for everyday.
  23. My all time favourite


    This has never failed me. It’s made my skin so soft and beautiful without it feeling oily. Sinks entirely into my skin and I love it so so much!
  24. Love this


    Great moisturiser, nurshished my skin and i have oily skin.
  25. Great face moisturiser


    Great moisturiser. Have used it for years everyday, with the exception of winter where I will occasionally swap in a more heavier moisutirser. Recommend!
  26. A good night time moisturiser


    I have been using this in conjunction with other Skinstitut products, this is a great moisturiser however it is very light on the skin (not a thick or sticky moisturiser), it will eventually dry out and feel like you’re not wearing moisturiser but it can help using the eye and neck cream together with this. Overall it has never caused me to break out and can offer good hydration to the skin.
  27. Feels light


    This moisturiser is so smooth on the skin you can barely tell it's there. Probably not one for dry skin, the hydration isn't quite there but it is a nice light option
  28. Good product


    I would recommend this product as it suits sensitive skin. Only downfall is the size of the product for the price compared to other products from this range.
  29. Love the velvety feel


    This moisturiser is so lovely. The light milky formula soaks right into the skin without leaving an oily or shiny appearance. Also goes on well underneath makeup as it doesn’t leave a residue or texture on the skin.
  30. Great Moisturiser for Breakouts


    This is now my go to moisturiser. This product was recommended to me by the Adore Beauty team as I was looking for a light moisturiser that helped with breakouts. It definitely does the trick. It is really light and hydrating and works well under under make up.
  31. Nice


    I have been using this product now for a months and I can see great results. My skin is more plump and looking more healthy. It keeps my skin hydrated all day. Highly recommend.
  32. Normal skin


    Wouldn't recommend for dry skin, as this does soak in without giving super long term hydration for me. I think this could be a good one for oily skin that doesn't need so much moisture
  33. Not moisturising


    I bought this moisturiser quite a while ago. It feels nice to apply, but I actually found it drying, which is why it's been sitting in my cabinet still full for quite some time. It's a shame because I love their sunscreen.
  34. Good for sensitive skin


    I like this moisturiser it’s good for under makeup not to heavy or greasy
  35. Perfect everyday moisturizer


    Have used this everyday morning and night for years and I won’t use anything else! Only need a small amount so lasts a long time too
  36. Lovely Lightweight moisturiser


    I find this moisturiser works really nicely in my skincare regime. Its lightweight and absorbs quickly into my skin. I have oily skin and find its hydrating enough for my skin.
  37. Leaves me oily


    Leaves my skin oily and doesn't feel very nice
  38. Love it!


    I have been using this product now for a couple of weeks and I can see such an impact using this in combination with the other Skinstitut products. It goes on easy and keeps your skin hydrated all day/night.
  39. Non clogging lightweight hydration


    This moisturiser provides a light weight hydration that absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn’t leave any oil residue. More suitable for those that have an oily skin and don’t like the feel of heavy oily moisturisers
  40. Keeps skin smooth


    This moisturiser keeps the face nice and hydrated. I would recommend it as part of a daily skincare routine. Keeps the skin smooth.
  41. Hydrating and light


    I have combination skin that is a little bit on the dry side. This moisturiser feels extremely light, but at the same time makes my skin feel subtle and hydrated.


    I have acne prone over 40 skin. Moisturiser feels light weight on and doesn't seem to block my pores making my acne worse.
  43. Alright


    Slightly under-hydrating but still okay if you are more on the oily side. Doesn't contain Dimethicone which is also great.
  44. Great product


    Ive been using this product for about 6 years now. I fly everyday for a living and tried many products before i started using Skinstitut. I never have to reapply during my flying duties and always get compliments for how great my skin looks. I also find compared to other products this moisturiser isn't oily. Highly recommend
  45. Only moisturiser for my acne prone skin


    I have tried many moisturisers for acne, sensitive skin such as Cetaphil, Cera Ve, Clean & Clear, but this is the only moisturiser that did not break me out at all. At first, I thought that Cetaphil and Cera Ve could not possibly break me out since it is very simple and is recommended for sensitive skin. However, this was not the case for me and once I stopped using those products and switched to ...
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  46. Provides moisture without the grease


    As someone who has oily combination skin, I love this moisturiser. It sinks in quickly and provides moisture without the greasy feeling.
  47. Plumps and brightens


    This feels really light on my skin and absorbs really well without leaving a greasy residue or any type of shine through out the day. I feel instantly refreshed when I apply this and my skin seems more plump and bright.
  48. Light and mighty


    Great texture, absorb fast, lovely scent, does the job of surface moisturising.
  49. All you could want in a facial moisturiser!

    Dana C

    Not heavy or greasy, this moisturiser leaves my face feeling so fresh and clean. I have combination skin and most moisturisers that I have tried leave my face feeling greasy and shiny, but yet somehow still dry. This one by Skinstitut deeply moisturises my face and remains light throughout the whole day.
  50. Unremarkable


    It’s good enough, absorbs quickly and sits well under makeup. Good for those who do not like scented moisturizers.
  51. Good Value for money


    I highly rate this product, it provides my skin with enough moisture with out leaving it feel oily or greasy. Will buy again
  52. Great product - not too oily, not too dry


    I have normal/combination skin and this product works so well for my skin. It goes on nicely and makes my skin feel hydrated although its not too oily, and its never dry. I wanted something hydrating but not too thick or that leaves a thick barrier on the skin like so many other moisturizers. So i tried this and i won’t look back - perfect moisturizer for normal/combination skin!
  53. Leaves skin feeling moisturised but not greasy


    This is an amazing moisturiser! It is cooling on the skin and leaves the skin feeling deeply moisturised but not greasy or weighed down. Didn't give me any breakouts either!
  54. Very nice


    I love this cream because it does not feel sticky or thick and dries well. It’s not overly hydrating but it’s still my favourite.
  55. moisturizing


    Good overall moisturizer
    not too oily for my combination skin
    keeps my skin hydrated
    i use this every morning under my makeup
    doesn't clog my pores
    have been using skinstitut products for approx two years with good results
    very small bottle for using every day
  56. Great product


    I have been using this product for 12 months now an I will not use any other product! I apply it every morning before my sunscreen to make my skin stay hydrated through the day. These products give excellent results and last over time so value for money is great! I have added to my collection and have a great day/ night written routine to make sure I’m using all my products to keep my face glowing...
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  57. Favourite


    This is my favourite product - leaves my skin looking and feeling beautifully hydrated without the weight of many products. But I too am disappointed that they are not prepared to provide a more convenient size tube as it is obviously a core product that you use on a daily basis. Also, from a waste point of view all that packaging for 30 ml when they could easily provide a 100 ml tube as well.
  58. Lush


    This moisturiser is lush and feels luxurious. I love applying it and a little goes a long way. It smells amazing too
  59. LOVE THIS!


    This moisturiser is my lifeline! It doesn’t irritate my skin, has a very subtle smell and thin lotion like consistency. My skin absolutely loves it and feels soft and hydrated. The only downfall is it only comes in a relatively small tube, would love a bigger size to be available.
  60. Amazing


    Absolutely love this moisturiser, I get dry spots on my face and ever since I’ve been using this I haven’t had any.
  61. Fab moisturiser


    I have been using the skin institute range for approx 2 years, this moisture is hands down the best I have ever used. Light weight and you only need a small amount
  62. Good for everyday use


    I have acne prone skin. I use this moisturiser everyday in the morning. It is lightweight and didn’t block my skin. Suitable for daily use.
  63. Great Moisturiser


    I have been using this moisturiser for the past 2 years and love it! It absorbs well, is lightweight and works well under makeup. I don't find it overly moisturising when I have dry patches. Works best when my skin is 'normal.
  64. Nice moisturiser


    I have nothing negative to say about this but I’m not sure I’ve found my “holy grail” moisturiser. It is very light so great as a daytime moisturiser but I feel like I’d like something a bit heavier at night. Doesn’t cause breakouts or irritate my temperamental skin so that is definitely a plus.
  65. Great moisturiser


    Love this. It’s just right. Not too oily or too dry. My skin loves it.
  66. Best moisturiser


    This moisturiser not only cleared my acne but left my skin feeling and looking soft and brighter . Definitely recommend
  67. silky and moisturising


    perfect morning and night, never oily and gives great hydration
  68. Perfect moisturiser


    I have used high-end moisturisers, drug store moisturisers, but this is the perfect match for my skin. Laser Clinics introduced me to Skinstitut. I can have troublesome skin, but this has kept my skin clear for months on-end. Lasts around 2-3 months, you only need a tiny amount!
  69. Like this Moisturiser a lot

    Foxy Bunnie

    Was recommended this brand and moisturiser and find it lightweight, absorbs quickly, feels nice on my skin. Would recommend to others, pay a little extra compared to what i was using but well worth it.
  70. One of my favourites!


    Absolutely love this product. Very lightweight, fast absorbing, but very moisturising. I do not necessarily have dry skin but I am prone to dry patches every now and then. This product keeps my dry patches at bay and my skin very hydrated. I use this product day and night and it layers very well under my other products as well as my SPF. Also works very well under makeup for me. Light and fresh sc...
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  71. Go to moisturizer


    I really like this product. It leaves skin feeling good and is not too heavy, I’ve been exploring with a range of moisturizers and I feel like this is a great staple moisturizer, up to the normal standard of skinstitutes high standards.
  72. An amazing moisturiser!


    I have sensitive/dry skin. This product worked wonders, it’s smooth, absorbs really fast and you only need a small amount per application - making it long lasting.
    My only issue with this though is after exfoliating my skin, I irritated my skin in the more sensitive areas (around the nose and under eye area), so much so I would swap it out for another moisturiser.
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  73. Best moisturizer


    So light weight and absorbs quickly. Have been using this range for years and it’s the best. Would definitely recommend to others
  74. Amazing


    I have combination skin type. This moisturiser is light weighted and very gentle. When apply to my face, it doesn’t feel sticky or heavy. I use this every day and night. Highly recommend.
  75. Love it so much


    This is the first time I tried this and I am loving it how my skin looks and feel of it. It’s nicely hydrating not overly. Love it under my makeup too. My skin is a combination skin prone to acne. But this moisturiser I am loving it.
  76. Love it


    I have combination skin. This moisturiser is lightweight and glides onto my skin so easy. I've only been using it for a week, but so far I love it!
  77. Best product from the skinstitut brand


    I bought the whole range from skinstitut range and I am most happy with this product as it is hydrating, not sticky and makes your skin glow after cleansing.
  78. Great product


    I switched from the skinstitut moisturiser for dry skin to normal and was a little apprehensive as the texture was so different but I really love this product. It is far lighter and almost gel like making it great to wear under makeup. A little goes a long way.
  79. Amazing product


    I have been using the skinstitut range for a year now and my skin has never been better. It took a couple months to start seeing results but It has definitely helped clear my skin.
  80. Easy lightweight moisturiser


    Love love love this moisturiser it's easy to use and lightweight. The only downside is its not hydrating enough for night time use.
  81. So good


    This product is small in size but has lasted my such a long time. It’s definitely good value for money. My skin has been so calm since swapping to skinstitute products. It’s so rare for me to have a breakout now
  82. Sensitive and affordable


    I have really sensitive and combination skin I had trouble finding the right moisturiser as it gets really difficult to find an affordable and the one for your skin. My skin reacts really quickly and gets red patches on some weathers but since I started using this my reactions have stopped and my face feels really soft and hydrated it’s really affordable and light weighted
  83. Hydrating


    I have combination/oily skin. This product is light and hydrating. It doesn’t make my skin feel very creamy when applying. It also works well for sensitive skin. Pretty good product.
  84. Great if you’re looking for a good, affordable moisturiser!


    Feels quite hydrating, and for the price is a really affordable moisturiser. It’s quite a small size but a little goes quite a long way and you don’t need much so it does last quite a while. I have a normal/oily skin type and this didn’t make me break out at all which i do find with other brands moisturisers!
  85. Soft and light


    This moisturiser is very soft and light. Doesn't have a grease feeling on the skin and make up sits really nice on top of it.
  86. Not the best for oily skin


    This moisturiser is very lightweight and I have found that it has sometimes left an oily residue on my skin.
    Definitely not suitable for those with oily skin.
  87. Great moisturiser!


    I have used this in the past then tried another product. Have come back to this product as it definitely suits my sensitive, mature skin. After just a couple of applications my face is now soft with no dry spots. Thank you!
  88. Light and moisturising


    I use this morning and night. It is amazing under make up and keeps my skin well hydrated. It’s extremely lightweight and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.
  89. Super light!


    I hate heavy moisturisers - and this is certainly not one of them! It is light and feels like a dream when it is on. I have very dehydrated skin so this is perfect as my day moisturiser, but I add a few drops of oil to make it a bit more hydrating at night. Great for sensitive skin!
  90. Works well


    Not my favourite out of their products moistures and smells nice but not for me
  91. Light and hydrating - definitely recommend


    I have acne so am wary of overly greasy or thick moisturizers, this is the best moisturizer I’ve used for my skin. It’s very light on the skin and soaks in nicely, rather than feeling greasy and sitting on my skin. I’m currently using Stieve-A as a topical treatment for my acne which can be drying, but using this moisturizer is super helpful to keep my skin looking hydrated and the best it can :)
  92. So good


    This has transformed my skin. I dealt with severe acne and for so long couldn't find a moisturizer that made my skin glowy but didn't clog my pores. This honestly made my skin the way it is now! Highly recommend!!
  93. Everyday moisturiser


    Gentle on skin while also providing enough moisture to protect against dryness. Has a neutral smell and a little goes a long way
  94. Lightweight and amazing


    I have always hated wearing moisturiser on my face until now this product is so lightweight and has changed my skin dramatically, even my makeup artist noticed! On my 3rd tube!
  95. Not for sensitive skin


    I tested this first on my hand and found it super light. When I put it on my face, my cheeks when bright red. I usually have slightly reactive, sensitive skin. I’ve since been using it on my neck, and haven’t found it amazing
  96. Lightweight, great for daily use


    I love this moisturiser so much, I have one at home and one in my handbag.
    It sits perfectly under make up and can be mixed with a full coverage makeup (hourglass) to give a tinted finish.
  97. Love the smell


    Smells fresh like cucumber leave skin soft without a greasy look. I use this morning and night and noticed I huge different in my skin after only using it for a week.
  98. Great


    Great light weight moisturiser, soaks into the skin instead of sitting on top. Second time I have brought this product. Can not fault
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