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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 366 reviews

96% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Amazing moisturiser


I've been buying this moisturiser on repeat for a couple of years now and absolutely love it. It's smooth, lightweight and absorbs into the skin nicely, and you don't need to apply much - a little really does go a long way. My skin always looks and feels hydrated and it doesn't flare up any breakouts I get. Very happy I switched my skincare to Skinstitut :)

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Overall a nice moisturiser and affordable


Positive about this moisturizer is it has nearly no scent, which is great as I do not like too sweet or artificial scent on face (why not use perfume if like lovely scent) . The texture is gel and smooth on skin. Absorb very quickly, so it is more suitable for normal/oily skin during summer and suits my boyfriend (he has combination skin). But I have dry skin and used it in winter, it still does its work but not outstanding compared to other moisturizer. Plus I have to use the portion more than other moisturizer. My recommendation is it focuses on combination and oily skin, if you have dry skin like me, not a must to have. Overall still nice product but can’t ask more :)
  1. Amazing moisturiser


    I've been buying this moisturiser on repeat for a couple of years now and absolutely love it. It's smooth, lightweight and absorbs into the skin nicely, and you don't need to apply much - a little really does go a long way. My skin always looks and feels hydrated and it doesn't flare up any breakouts I get. Very happy I switched my skincare to Skinstitut :)
  2. best moisturiser


    this is clearly the best moisturiser. my skin feels so hydrated by just a small amount!
  3. Overall a nice moisturiser and affordable


    Positive about this moisturizer is it has nearly no scent, which is great as I do not like too sweet or artificial scent on face (why not use perfume if like lovely scent) . The texture is gel and smooth on skin. Absorb very quickly, so it is more suitable for normal/oily skin during summer and suits my boyfriend (he has combination skin). But I have dry skin and used it in winter, it still does i...
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  4. super light


    verified purchaser
    I love this!! Super light and sinks in fast. Does the job well!
  5. Essential


    verified purchaser
    I used to have dry skin and use the ‘ultra dry’ version of this moisturiser. After one tube of the ultra dry my skin had restored its moisture and I am now using this version. The dryness has not returned to my skin and this is the perfect maintenance level of moisture for everyday use. Needless to say, I am happy I switched my skincare to skinstitut.
  6. Nice Texture


    verified purchaser
    This moisturiser had a nice and soft texture and was quite hydrating, however it did leave my skin a bit greasy and I found it actually clogged my pores a bit. It didn't fully meet my expectations but is super nice for my neck area just not my face.
  7. glowy moisturiser


    I really love the finish this gives. It's a bit more slippy than the heavier moisturisers and give the skin a nice glossy appearance. it also doens't irritate or itch my skin so I can use it every day. Lovely under makeup as well
  8. Great Moisturizer


    verified purchaser
    I enjoyed using this mosituriser. I have used it for about a year. I found for my skin it worked well in summer and winter. It glides on easy and sinks in well. While I didn't have a reaction from this moisturiser with my sensitive skin I have moved onto moisturisers that help alleviate redness. This was a good basic all-round moisturiser but I now want something that addresses some of my specif...
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  9. Great Moisturiser!


    verified purchaser
    Great gel-like moisturiser that isn’t greasy and doesn’t clog pores. Goes great under makeup, and fine to use a primer on top. I found I need something more moisturising in the PM though. Will definitely repurchase.
  10. Pleasant surprise


    Great moisturiser. More of gel texture than a cream but I’m now converters! Spreads really well on the face, you only need a pea sized amount. Good moisture withoit looking oily.
  11. Beautiful


    Oh man. The things I would do for skinstitut for them to sell it on their larger bottles. I love this moisturiser and how it sits on my acne-prone skin, and never breaks me out. My only qualm is that the tube was quite small and I was hoping to get more bang for my buck like with the cleaners!!! I will consider buying again when I finish it
  12. Love this moisturiser


    This is one of my favourite moisturisers, it is great for my combination/acne covered skin and is not too dense and oily. Have definitely noticed a difference in my skin since using the Skinstitut range - I recommend getting help to tailor a regime to suit you.
  13. My perfect work from home moisturiser!


    I wanted a moisturiser without SPF for when I’m working from home and on video calls alllll day... this is the perfect moisturiser! Great for day time, non greasy, hydrating and great price point! Happy and repeat customer over here!
  14. Fantastic, non sticky moisturiser


    I love how lightweight and non-sticky this moisturiser is. I’ve been using it daily for nearly three years and my skin is develops less dry patches. I use in the morning, before primer and makeup
  15. Good for price point


    Good moisturiser for price point. hydrating and doesn't irritate my skin. The gel like formula leaves my face a bit greasy by the end of the day though. I find that the cucumber smell is very strong too.
  16. Fresh Face


    I put this on daily morning and night, after I have cleansed and put a serum on. It is not a heavy product which I love about this. This is a great sized bottle, you only need a small amount to cover your face/ neck. I absolutely love this product.
  17. All rounder


    This moisturiser is a good all rounder, however not the BEST. It feels nice, it is easy to apply, it leaves your skin hydrated.
  18. go to moisturiser


    it is a great everyday moisturiser it was recommended to me by a laser clinic and i have been using it ever since. it is so lightweight on the skin and gets absorbed by it in seconds. love it. it is great for aged skin too.
  19. Perfect for acne prone skin


    I have really bad hormonal acne that hates all moisturisers. This is the only one that doesn’t clog my pores ! It keeps my skin so hydrated and Doesn’t make my skin so oily during the day. It also makes a great base for makeup ! Love it so much
  20. Amazing


    Leaves my skin feeling very hydrated and plumped, a little heavy however that subsides as it sinks into the skin
  21. Great for combo skin


    It took me ages to discover gel based moisturisers are soo good for combo skin. This one is great - not too heavy and not too light, nice and soothing and cooling on the skin. I wear it every morning and evening and have found it to be really gentle and hydrating.
  22. A sigh of relief


    Finally a moisturiser that works! Have been trying to find the perfect moisturiser for a long time that works with my skin - and this is it. Pretty stingy at first after a few uses, but skin normalises. I use this in conjunction with other Skinstitut products, however for that extra boost of hydration I add in a bit of the multi active oil. My skin looks so plump and glowy in the mornings
  23. Great Everyday Moisteriser


    I love this moisturiser its light and feels hydrating on the skin. I also really love the subtle and calming smell.
  24. It’s ok


    I find it to be lightweight and hydrating. I would describe the scent to be like pears. My only problem with it is that it balls up on my skin which I’m not sure why. It might not be the same for others. Overall, feels nice and hydrating but might ball up on the skin.
  25. Perfect for oily skin


    I have really enjoyed this moisturiser for day time. I struggle with breakouts and this has kept the oil stay away during the day without feeling dry. Absorbs easily and quickly, so sunscreen and makeup goes on well. I will buy again.
  26. Perfect Everyday Moisturiser


    I have combination/sometimes problem skin - oily T-zone, sometimes congested but can be seasonally dry & sensitive. This is the perfect moisturiser for everyday use. I don't find it oily or too heavy, absorbs nicely and leaves my skin feeling soft. The only thing I would love Skinstitut to do with this product is add SPF to it & make it a bigger size (although a little does go a long way with the ...
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  27. Amazing


    perfect moisturizer, no fuss, light weight and great under makeup plus its unscented!
  28. A beautiful moisturiser


    I absolutely love this moisturiser, it's pretty much perfection. Has some great antiaging and protective properties to it and feels soothing and lightweight as it goes on, perfect to wear in the morning and then i follow it with an oil at night. Not too greasy but also not too light weight. Only con with this is I feel like I go through it pretty quickly, can get quite pricey when repurchasing. Wi...
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  29. Amazing product!


    This moisturiser has the perfect balance of not feeling heavy on the face and yet feeling so hydrating on the skin. The gel texture feels so nice when applying, and the smell of the product is amazing and so refreshing. This moisturiser has become an essential for my everyday skin routine, just wish they had bigger ml sizes!
  30. Super hydrating


    I love this product as I suffer from very dry skin from being in the ocean a lot. The smell is beautiful and you do not need much, only a pea size amount. My skin feels very hydrated after 2 days of use! I will definitely buy again
  31. Love this moisturiser!


    This moisturiser is great. A little goes a long way and it leaves your skin feeling soft and refreshed. A great price, too. Will definitely repurchase!
  32. Good


    This smells nice and gives my skin a light hydration. It has nice ingredients too
  33. Great everyday moisturiser


    I love using this moisturiser in warmer month as it’s not to greasy on my combo skin, I use the dry skin one in winter and both sit well under make up.
  34. the perfect moisturiser


    Finally a moisturiser that does the job without making my oily skin shinny! Very happy with it.
  35. Not a huge fan


    Can't say i'd repurchase this moisturiser, it left a sticky residue on my face and I didn't really feel as though it was doing anything at all. I'd much prefer to spend a little more money on a product that makes a difference to my skin.
  36. Great everday moisturizer


    Started using Skinstitut as was having breakouts. My skin has been great ever since. This moisturizer is light, great under makeup and lasts a long time.
  37. Amazing Product


    Great moisturiser, but after a while my face was too oily so I switched to the oily Skin version of this one. Works well for my boyfriend tho.
  38. Thumbs up!


    Prior to the purchase of Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Normal Skin & Skinstitut Rejuvenate 15, I had dry skin. My cheeks were flaky & red. I decided to purchase both products & within one use, my painful red cheeks recovered. My skin feels so soft & well moisturised. I definitely worth the purchase!
  39. Good but not great


    This product is a nice and gentle moisturiser, it does leave my fingers feeling very sticky after applying though. It's good but not great - there are better ones on the market for the same price point. A bonus would be its scent-free.
  40. so great!


    the best moisturiser ever. it feels so nice on my skin. it’s light and not oily and leaves my skin feeling amazing!
  41. Love this moisturiser


    A simple, no frills moisturiser that I love using to mix with my other oils and serums. It provides a great moisture barrier for me during the day.
  42. A drink for your skin


    I struggle with breakouts but dryness in some areas so I was sceptical to buy moisturiser for “normal” skin but this is honestly the best moisturiser I’ve ever used. After a full day at work and a workout at the gym, it’s still on and barely shiny! I have to stop myself from putting too much on because it just feels so beautiful on the skin
  43. Really great light moisturiser!


    I love using this as my day time moisturiser, i prefer something creamier at night. Even though this has a light consistency it is still super hydrating and feels lovely on the skin. I like the consistency and scent and it's great value. Will always have a bottle in my bathroom.
  44. 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!!
  46. Skinstitut Moisture Defence Normal skin


    I have been using this for about a year. It’s amazing.
  47. Good


    This moisturiser is gentle for my sensitive skin and it lasts me ages.
  48. Beautiful Product


    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!
  49. 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.
  50. Great


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


    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!
  52. moisturiser


    not too thick or rich, but still gives a good level of hydration without looking greasy. no complaints
  53. 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.
  54. Hydrating and glowy


    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.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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?
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. Good value for money


    This product feels nice on my skin and isn't heavy, its moisturising and great quality for the price.
  64. 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.
  65. 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
  66. 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.
  67. 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!
  68. 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).
  69. Hydrating and great


    This feels hydrating and is not too oily like with other products. I love this in my morning routine.
  70. 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
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. Moisture defence


    I like this moisturiser. It’s good for under makeup, not too heavy or greasy
  74. 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.
  75. 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!
  76. 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.
  77. 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
  78. 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
  79. 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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  80. 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
  81. 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!
  82. 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.
  83. 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!
  84. Love this


    Great moisturiser, nurshished my skin and i have oily skin.
  85. 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!
  86. 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.
  87. 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
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. 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
  93. 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.
  94. Fav moisturiser


    Really nice moisturiser, highly recommended.
  95. Good for sensitive skin


    I like this moisturiser it’s good for under makeup not to heavy or greasy
  96. 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
  97. 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.
  98. Leaves me oily


    Leaves my skin oily and doesn't feel very nice
  99. 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.
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