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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 322 reviews

96% recommend this product

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This is my holy grail moisturiser!!! I have tried soooo many and always come back to this one. I have been using Skinstitut since 2014 and its never let me down!!!! It is at such a great price and works well with all the cleansers!! 100% always recommended to people who ask me what my skin secrets are!!

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Love everything except the scent

Hannah P

This moisturiser feels so nourishing on the skin but there is something about the scent I find really off-putting. I'm not usually bothered by scents but cannot put my finger on what I can't handle with the smell. Sort of like a natural lanolin scent that's just not for me which is such a shame because the Skinstitut products are such high quality.
  1. Thoroughly Impressed.


    I have to say this is one of my favourite hydrating products I've tried, and I've only tried about 5 thousand. It's very easy and smooth on the skin without being too oily or leaving a greasy residue as most hydrating products do. You also get a good amount of product for the reasonable price!


    This is my holy grail moisturiser!!! I have tried soooo many and always come back to this one. I have been using Skinstitut since 2014 and its never let me down!!!! It is at such a great price and works well with all the cleansers!! 100% always recommended to people who ask me what my skin secrets are!!
  3. Skinstitut Moisture Defence Normal skin


    verified purchaser
    I have been using this for about a year. It’s amazing.
  4. Beautiful Product


    verified purchaser
    This is an excellent everyday moisturiser that makes my skin so soft and supple. It smells beautiful and you only need a tiny bit for your face. 100% will repurchase!
  5. So nourishing!!


    I love everything about this moisturizer! Especially when my skin is feeling dry as it has quite a thick, creamy consistency (similar to laser aid which is amazing for irritated body skin) but excellent for the face. I love the scent, smells fresh and clean. Really good for sensitive skin and those prone to dryness, or who sometimes have eczema, psoriasis as I do.
  6. Great


    My skin has been so moisturised after using this and a little bit goes a long way
  7. Another great Skinstitut product


    verified purchaser
    This is a great simple moisturiser. Feels great on, however feels slightly too thick. Love Skinstitut products, only wished they'd bring out a moisturiser with spf!
  8. moisturiser


    not too thick or rich, but still gives a good level of hydration without looking greasy. no complaints
  9. My Holy Grail Daily Moisturizer


    I have repurchased this moisturiser probably ten times now and it's my favourite. It is very moisturising and is so lightweight that it works perfectly under makeup. I don't love it is a nighttime moisturiser because I prefer something heavier but nevertheless I love this product and use it every morning.
  10. Hydrating and glowy


    verified purchaser
    This is my favourite moisturiser I cant be without it! It hydrates my skin so well and leaves it looking glowy and feeling so smooth and soft. I love that it doesn’t have a strong overwhelming scent as well and it does last a long time you only need a small amount to moisturiser your entire face.
  11. Lightweight moisture


    I’ve got sensitive dry skin and I’m not a fan of thick rich moisturisers but this one is a nice balance of making my skin feel moisturised without looking or feeling greasy.
  12. supple and smooth


    this moisturiser would be great for normal skin as it provides moisture without being too heavy, however i have noticed that my dry patches started to re-appear as it was not heavy enough for my combination skin.
  13. Product has changed


    I used to love this product. It was light and easily absorbed. But it has recently changed. It's now thicker and doesn't absorb as well. It also doesn't smell as nice. The ingredient list is exactly the same so not sure what the manufacturers have done?
  14. Great moisturiser


    This is a great day time moisturiser. Great under makeup and as it’s SPF free, it photographs well. My skin is pretty normal, not overly oily or dry.
  15. Love everything except the scent

    Hannah P

    This moisturiser feels so nourishing on the skin but there is something about the scent I find really off-putting. I'm not usually bothered by scents but cannot put my finger on what I can't handle with the smell. Sort of like a natural lanolin scent that's just not for me which is such a shame because the Skinstitut products are such high quality.
  16. Tiny tube


    I brought this and thought it was a large tube like some of the other skinstitut products but it’s small.
    I have been using it and it’s lovely and will purchase again.
  17. 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.
  18. Good all rounder


    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.
  19. Good value for money


    This product feels nice on my skin and isn't heavy, its moisturising and great quality for the price.
  20. 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.
  21. So moisturising!


    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
  22. Great product


    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.
  23. My Favourite Moisturuser!


    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!
  24. 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).
  25. Hydrating and great


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


    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
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Moisture defence


    I like this moisturiser. It’s good for under makeup, not too heavy or greasy
  30. 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.
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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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  36. 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
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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!
  40. Love this


    Great moisturiser, nurshished my skin and i have oily skin.
  41. 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!
  42. 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.
  43. 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
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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
  49. 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.
  50. Good for sensitive skin


    I like this moisturiser it’s good for under makeup not to heavy or greasy
  51. 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
  52. 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.
  53. Leaves me oily


    Leaves my skin oily and doesn't feel very nice
  54. 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.
  55. 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
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  59. Alright


    Slightly under-hydrating but still okay if you are more on the oily side. Doesn't contain Dimethicone which is also great.
  60. 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
  61. 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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  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. Light and mighty


    Great texture, absorb fast, lovely scent, does the job of surface moisturising.
  65. 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.
  66. Unremarkable


    It’s good enough, absorbs quickly and sits well under makeup. Good for those who do not like scented moisturizers.
  67. 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
  68. 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!
  69. 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!
  70. 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.
  71. 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
  72. 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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  73. 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.
  74. Lush


    This moisturiser is lush and feels luxurious. I love applying it and a little goes a long way. It smells amazing too
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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
  78. 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.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. Great moisturiser


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


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


    perfect morning and night, never oily and gives great hydration
  84. 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!
  85. 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.
  86. 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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  87. 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.
  88. 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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  89. 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
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. 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!
  93. 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.
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. 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
  98. 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
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