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Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Ultra Dry 50ml

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Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Ultra Dry is a lightweight, non-pore clogging moisturiser to hydrate, smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines. This is an ideal moisturiser for dry skin types. Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Ultra Dry is formulated with the latest in anti-ageing, the first step in repairing skin’s barrier function.
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4.6 of 172 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Life saver for dry flakey skin!


I’ve tried and used almost all of the skinstitut range so it came as no surprise that the moisture defence ultra dry moisturiser lived up to all the hype! It recommends a pea sized amount which really is more than enough as it spreads so well. After only a couple of days all my flakes had cleared up and my skin looked and felt so smooth. An added bonus is the lovely smell.

Most Helpful Criticism

Good for dry skin


This has helped the dry bits on my skin however cause its so moisturizing its always left a few small red spots like my pores cant breathe through it, but i do like it for winter and when my skin does feel really dry, Would use it once a day instead of 2 times a day.
Great size bottle for a great price.
  1. Life saver for dry flakey skin!


    I’ve tried and used almost all of the skinstitut range so it came as no surprise that the moisture defence ultra dry moisturiser lived up to all the hype! It recommends a pea sized amount which really is more than enough as it spreads so well. After only a couple of days all my flakes had cleared up and my skin looked and felt so smooth. An added bonus is the lovely smell.
  2. Great product


    I was recently getting a really bad break out of no where and was encouraged to check out this range. I purchased this moisturiser, 12% cleanser and mist spray - after 4 days of use, my pimples dried and reduced dramatically. I look forward to buying more of their products. So happy!
  3. Love


    This product goes on so light and easy and doesn’t feel heavy on your face. It dries fast and doesn’t make you feel oily.
  4. Great!


    I recently tried other brands in a similar price range from this website and I found this product to be the best. For extra 'oomph' i add a squirt of the Multi Active Oil. Id love it to come in a bigger size.
  5. Simple effective moisturiser


    Skintitut is a brand known for reasonable pricing with cosmetic grade ingredients. This moisturiser is no different. An easy to apply moisturiser and leaves skin feeling hydrated but not gluggy. A staple product.
  6. Great


    I wear this underneath makeup and it doesn't look greasy on my skin. It is light weight and blends easily into my skin
  7. New fav..


    I recently switched over to the skinsitit range as I have sensitive skin that I couldn't get back under control. I started off using this moisturiser in conjunction with the gentle cleanser and micro enzymatic peel, and noticed an improvement in the sensitivity and general hydration of my skin after only a week or so.

    As this is only 50mL, I find that it is a little overpriced compared to the rest of the range. But in saying that, it does deliver the goods. It does not irritate my skin, absorbs nicely, and a little bit goes a decent way.

    I have recently starting combining this with a little bit of the skinstitut repair balm for even more long-lasting hydration, and it is my new favourite skincare combination. My skin sttill looks hydrated after a full day at work, without any oiliness.
  8. Ordered again


    Just ordered another bottle of this love it I use as a night cream and buy ultra dry as it’s a bit heavier to use as a night cream
  9. really good


    This is a wonderful way to try the range! Very surprised at how soft my skin felt after!
  10. Great for dry skin


    I have tried many many skin care products, but Skinstitut is the one I will be sticking too! I have completely switched over to the Skinstitut products since the birth of my son after having breakouts on my chin. I use this morning and night as I have dry skin and like to feel well moisturised. It doesnt leave any residue on my skin, it blends in beautifully, only a small amount is needed so it lasts.
  11. Decent


    This is a really decent moisturiser for dry skin. Absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave skin greasy. Minimal scent. However I find my skin still gets drier as the day goes on. So my search continues but I’m honestly not upset and will use up the whole tube.
  12. Just what I needed


    My skin was so dry after a long winter and this product has been soaked up. I’m a trained beauty therapist and this is one of new favourites and well priced
  13. Super moisturising


    This is my go to moisture now. I don’t have super dry skin but I tend to prefer a thicker moisturiser & this one is just that but it also soaks in really well. It doesn’t leave that sticky feeling to your face & works awesome under makeup as well.
  14. Absolutely love this item


    This is the one item I reorder, reorder, reorder - I absolutely adore it. Easy to apply, doesn't feel thick and gluggy, absorbs quickly and easily and doesn't leave any residue. If you have dry skin buy this cream you won't regret it.
  15. Moisture defence


    Ive tried so many different products for my face some that leave my skin dry and flaky others oily and gross. But since swapping and sticking to skinstitut products, my skin feels so soft and its helped my skin so much.
  16. Fantastic


    This moisturiser is fantastic! Perfect if you have super dry skin or sometimes I will pop it on at night after my serums if I am feeling really dehydrated. It gives a beautiful glow without making you look like an oily mess!
  17. Amazing


    I am very happy with my purchase, I love the entire Skinstitut skin care range. I have noticed in only a few days my skin is no longer dry after using this moisture. It’s also affordable which is a bonus.
  18. Very Moisturising!


    I recently decided to try this moisturiser after using the original for normal skin by Skinstitut. This has become a new favorite of mine and is great for re-hydrating my dry, Winter skin! It is a much thicker formula then the original, but it does a great job of absorbing into my skin and making it look and feel super soft and glowing!
  19. Helps dry skin


    I’ve been using this for over 2 years now, I’ve got really dry skin and this helps a lot, I use it day and night in conjunction with other skinstute products and I can really tell the nights where I forget to put it on. This has really helped my skin
  20. Amazing


    Great product skin is so much smoother and moisturised. Just don’t get on lips or in eyes. Smell could be better.
  21. Thick and moisturising


    Perfect moisturiser to use a few times throughout the week over winter time
  22. Best overnight moisturiser


    I love using this moisturiser overnight on my slightly dehydrated skin. It refreshes and rejuvenates my skin and I can feel the dryness disappearing.
  23. Amazing!


    I have dry, dehydrated skin! I often find moisturisers make my skin feel too oily which makes me not want to use them. UNTIL I found this product! I use it morning and night after I’ve cleansed and it leaves my skin feeling soft, soo hydrated and not at all oily. I’ve been using since October and still love it as much as the first time I used it!
  24. Good


    This gets absorbed right into my skin and foundation applies nicely over it. This is super hydrating
  25. Lovely moisturiser!


    Such a great moisturiser for extremely dry skin! It’s very creamy and thick, it soaks in well and makes your skin feel smooth and hydrated.
  26. Thick but Thin.


    A super thick consistency on its own but it does spread. When I need a little hydration I mix with Laser Aid. When I feel like a croc I use it on it's own. I have had a little purge in my hormonal problematic area on my chin, this was expected though as I purchased the Moisture Defence to target some eczema in the same area - winning.
  27. This moisturiser delivers!


    This is a super thick and rich moisturiser, but absorbs nicely into the skin. I bought it for winter as I felt like my usual gel-like moisturiser from this range wouldn’t cut it. I have repurchased twice and really like it.
    It doesn’t irritate my skin and doesn’t break me out. I use more on my cheeks, forehead, neck and chest rather than my t-zone as it is thick and I have combo skin.
    Only issue is the size of the bottle! Wish it was bigger because I lather it on at night time!
  28. LOVE


    Love all skinstitut products! I have very dry skin, and since using this, I have noticed a big difference in my skin texture and feel. Definitely recommend!!
  29. Wouldn't use it again


    This moisturiser has a thick consistency, i found it struggled to soak into my skin.
    Sat on top and felt very greasy,
    As a lover and dedicated skinstitut cleanser user, i was a bit disappointed
  30. Beautiful for dry skin


    This is a great moisturiser that leaves my dry skin hydrated without being greasy. Definitely recommend!!!
  31. Best Moisturiser for Dry Skin


    I just purchased this Moisturiser because my skin has been so dry during winter and it is amazing!
    Previously I have used the Normal Skin Moisturiser which is perfect for summer if your skin is dry. After using this so the last week my skin is no longer flaky!
  32. Did not penetrate into my skin


    having sensitive dry skin, I was excited to try this product as so many people use this brand and love the results. I was disappointed with my purchase as after using this for a week, hoping it would penetrate into my skin, it just wasn't able to. It left my face slightly moisturized and at first i thought i wasn't applying enough but even when i applied quite a bit,the results were still the same. Probably great on others but unfortunately not for me.
  33. Great!


    I get really dry skin so need an intense moisturiser. This one is thick but you only need a little bit of it and it’s spreads nicely. I’ve noticed it has kept my face moisturised all throughout the day and night but doesn’t leave my skin feeling sticky or oily.
  34. Moisture Plus!


    I have extremely dry skin, I use this product day and night. Love how heavy it is. My skin soaks it right up.
  35. Ultra Moisturising


    Great moisturiser for night time, or through the day if you're going make-up free; I find it's a little heavy to wear under my foundation.
    This is a staple for Winter, especially if you're outdoors or in artifical heating.
    For reference my skin is combination: dry, but with an oily T-Zone.
  36. Skin is Feeling Hydrated Already!


    I have very dry skin and have tried quite a few products that claim they are 'intense hydrating', but this face moisturiser actually does what it says! It applies really well, isn't greasy and my skin is feeling hydrated already! My only small criticism is that it is a little expensive for only 50ml as I think it will only last me a month or so (but I am wearing it twice a day).
  37. Super hydrating


    I always use this in winter when my skin dries out like crazy. It's just super hydrating and feels good on the skin. It's well priced for how good it is.
  38. Lovely


    this product is honestly amazing! It nourishes my skin and makes it feel so hydrated and soft! I definitely recommend this product to anyone and everyone, especially if you have dry skin!
  39. My winter go to!


    I sue this moisturiser whenever my skin needs some serious hydration. It instantly feels so luxurious and soft after use and helps with any flakey skin, didn’t inflame my skin at all!
  40. Definitely see an improvement in hydration.


    I just started using the Skinstitut range to help hydrate my aging skin. I have some dry spots starting and my old favorite brand of 15 years isn't doing the job anymore.

    I bought the Skinstitut cleanser, scrub, peel, moisturizer, suncream, serum and mask. It's only been 1 week but i defiantly have noticed improved hydration. My only issue is that I had a break out.

    I like this moisturizer and scrub the best.
  41. Love My New Skinstitut Moisture Defence


    I've always looked after my skin with good moisturisers and have only just started using Skinstitut products and I'm so happy I have. I us my Moisture Defence cream as a night cream and I mix it with Skinstitut Multi-Active Oil which helps my Moisture Defence glide across my skin like silk. Moisture Defence a lovely cream, doesn't make my face feel tight and I don't feel like I have anything on my face at all. Being a mature lady I need a cream for dry skin but this cream moistures my skin without being heavy. Lovely product.
  42. Love this stuff!


    I have really dry skin so this mouisteriser is a blessing. It goes on beautifully and doesn’t leave a residue on your face. I’ve used it for a while now and when I try other brands I always come back to this stuff. Only shame is it doesn’t come in a bigger size.
  43. excellent


    this moisturizer is honestly amazing! it doesn't make my skin look oily at all but keeps it hydrated all day. doesn't make me break at either, not too thick or thin its honestly perfect
  44. Heavy moisturiser.


    I have dry/normal skin. It worked well, although I wouldn’t repurchase as there are better moisturisers on the market.
  45. excellent


    love this so much it is so perfect and doesn't make my skin oily or breakout at all
  46. Excellent for dry and sensitive skin!


    I love Skinstitut products!
    My skin is very very sensitive and tends to be dry too. This moisturizer is perfect for me! It protect my skin and leaves it soft and moisturized. I love the smell, it's pleasant and not artificial. Great product!
  47. Holy grail for dry skin


    Love this moisturiser - have always had dry skin (especially in the T zone) and could never find anything that would hydrate my skin. I use this every day and can’t imagine not having it in my regime
  48. Good for dry skin


    This has helped the dry bits on my skin however cause its so moisturizing its always left a few small red spots like my pores cant breathe through it, but i do like it for winter and when my skin does feel really dry, Would use it once a day instead of 2 times a day.
    Great size bottle for a great price.
  49. Good hydration


    I have eczema skin and this is great on my face. It doesnt irritate and it gives good hydration.
  50. Great for dry sensitive skin


    I've been using this for a number of years. Its very hydrating and soaks in nicely without being greasy. I wouldn't recommend this though if you have oily skin, but this is great for very dry skin. I then put a sunscreen on top of this product. Added bonus is buying from adore beauty where its much cheaper than retail. I also have sensitive skin and have never had a reaction with this.
  51. Nourishing Night Cream


    I bought this as part of a pack. Would not normally pick something for Ultra Dry skin. It is really lovely though. It doesn't feel greasy at all more light and nourishing. It smells botanical but not overpowering. Love the simply tube packaging that is easy to deal with.
  52. Dry skin


    Very very hydrating for dry skin in winter months. Would not really recommend to oily skin types as it is likely to get greasy and oily on you
  53. Highly moisturising non greasy


    Great daily moisturiser
    Doesn’t leave any greasy film feel and absorbs quite quickly
    Nice smell and feel
  54. Lovely product


    Great product for drier skin. Team up with the rejuvenate serum and you have a hydrating combination
  55. For super dry skin

    Perfecting skin

    I have crazy dry skin and this moisturizer has made my skin so much better. I hardly see my skin flaking now. I sometimes mix my vitamin C serum in it too. Totally recommended
  56. Love it


    I use this moisturiser every night mixed in with retinol. I have seen a improvement in my skin since using this product.
  57. Fixed my dehydrated skin


    I use this morning and night and love it! I’ve bought really expensive products in the past to try and help my dehydrated skin and nothing has worked like this moisturizer. My fav part is that it even has minimized the fine lines on my forehead!! Can’t live without this product!


    Leaves skin feeling so nourished and hydrated
  59. Hydrating but smell not for me


    I purchased this cream after reading the reviews. Whilst it did add moisture to my dry skin, I wouldn't purchase again as I'm not a fan of the smell. The smell isn't terrible but does have an artificial fragrance to it.
  60. Amazing


    Love this cream. My skin is generally very dry. After using this, it feels amazing and I notice a massive improvement.
  61. Love it


    I use this at night, really lovely nourishing moisturiser.
  62. Super hydrating


    Easily absorbed and leaves skin plump and youthful. Great for the winter months when we can get a little dry
  63. Fab every day moisurizer


    I have really enjoyed using this moisturiser, I find it absorbs quickly into my skin without feeling oily or greasy, which is a great thing considering it is for Ultra dry skin. I don't feel as though I usually have dry skin but coming into the cooler months I definitely notice a change in my skin texture. As others have mentioned, the scent is a little off putting. It's not a bad smell, though I think it would be a lot more appealing without that artificial fragrance scent.
  64. Great starter moisturiser


    I have been using this moisturiser for over a year and I think I need something stronger now.

    It is great if you decide to start for a new moisturiser but just like shampoo; I tend to change my skin products regularly as well.
  65. great everyday moisturiser


    i have dry skin, and i needed a moisturiser that would hydrate my skin and help enhance the texture of my skin from all the dryness. this does the job. However, i do feel like i just that extra hydration so i get that plump, hydrated feeling. Which this moisturiser doesn't quite provide. Still a good day time moisturiser to wear under makeup though.
  66. Very hydrating


    I think this moisturiser is worth the money, leaves your skin feeling soft and plump, especially by morning. Just not keen on the smell.
  67. Wonderful product


    I suffer from terribly dry skin especially in the cooler months. Sometimes it will get so bad that it will crack and become rash-like, then leave small scars once healed. I have not even had a hint of that happening since switching to Skinstitut, more so this product. It is so moisturising but sinks into the skin quickly and beautifully.
  68. Perfect for very dry skin


    I have eczema, very dry, sensitive skin. My Clinique moisturiser serves me well during the hot months but outside this weather I need something more to last the day. The Skinstitut moisturiser keeps my skin hydrated from day to night. Its a tad heavy and takes a lil while to absorb but I wouldn't consider this an inconvenience. I find it hard to find products that fit my skin type and offers what I need so I'm very happy with this product. I highly recommend it to anyone with my skin type.
  69. Such a nice product


    This is one of my favourite products from Skinstitut. Before buying, I was worried it might have been too heavy or oily for my skin which is normally quite moist in summer, but it’s great. Soothing feeling when you apply and feels great if you’ve got a bit of sunburn too
  70. Great moisturiser


    I have mature skin and find this a great night time moisturiser.
  71. Great for a rich night cream


    I have normal skin but use this for a rich night cream is great with the skinstitute pure vitamin c
  72. Good for short term use

    Ana C

    I have dry and sensitive skin.. This was great at the start, however after i've used it for a while it started irritating my skin and causing breakouts along the jawline.
  73. Amazing! Loved the formula


    My skin is very oily and I started getting some fine lines and rough skin after I became 18 as I wear makeup on most days. Back then I was using other moisturisers but they never hydrated my skin this well. It's been a year since I have incorporated this into my daily and night time skincare routine and my skin looks healthier than ever. I have had no more fine lines since then and the previous ones seem non-existent. This product also doesn't feel greasy and the consistency is great too. Totally recommend it.
  74. Love it


    I've been hunting for hydrating moisturisers that don't cost a fortune and finally found it. Super hydrating, non-greasy, light cream that is easy to smooth on. My makeup goes on easily after it with no smears. A must buy for dry skin!
  75. Not good for sensitive skin


    I have dry, eczema prone skin. I purchased a line of skinstitut products, and found this moisturiser really disappointing! It is extremely thick so not good for a morning moisturiser, and is heavily fragranced (which anyone with sensitive skin knows is a no-no!). I don't know why they would do this! Otherwise it would have been good as a nightcream. But I didn't find it that hydrating... unfortunately I threw it out.
  76. Awesome Mosturiser


    This is a great moisturiser for my sensitive skin. Only need a tiny amount but makes my face hydrated and soft. Also isn't heavy or oily like a lot of ultra dry moisturisers. I am committed
  77. Better moisturisers around


    I have very dry skin, although this product feels okay I have used much better moisturisers for dry skin
  78. Wouldn’t use anything else


    Love love love this product. I get dry skin and this product keeps it feeling good all day and night long. A lot of products irritate my skin due to the ingredients but I’ve had no issues at all with skinstitute
  79. Skinstitut moisture defence ultra dry


    This is a great moisturiser for dry skin if you don’t want to be left feeling like You have clogged pores or left feeling oily! It does the job! If you have extremely dry skin and are wanting a thick heavy moisturiser then another product would be best suited! It’s great for my skin in winter as im aging and starting to feel the effects of dry skin.
  80. Great for dry skin but may break out skin


    I recently purchased this moisturizer and used it for three days, only using a small amount on my chin, cheeks and nose (dry areas).
    Instantly my skin felt moisturized and less itchy, redness on my cheeks is slowly fading. Yet, I have noticed several Whitehead pimples popping up on my chin area. Like large and pus pimples.
    This may be due to me firstly applying the moisturizer to my chin then spreading it around my face? Or my face just adjusting to the new product.
    I'll continue to use it as I like how it feels on my skin, i like the brand and only products i use plus my skin is less dry. Hopefully, it doesn't continue to break me out.
  81. Amazing! Especially for dry skin!


    I absolutely love this product! It does wonders for my dry skin! I have noticed the texture of my skin improve also! I will puchase again when I run out
  82. For extremely dry skin


    This one is best if your skin is extremely dry rather than just slightly . If it’s only slightly dry use the normal moisturiser over this one
  83. Super Soft


    Although this product initially feels lovely and soft, almost with a slight wet/velvety feel to it, i dont find it has the hydration a person with dry skin would be looking for. It doesnt feel like my skin is drinking water and it certainly didnt make my skin look it either. I found it to just sit alot on the skin and wipe off easy.
    Its an average product but not a bad buy at only $34...you could do worse.
  84. Great for dry skin


    Bought this for my partner who suffers from really dry skin. Since using this his skin has showed a huge difference. Will definitely buy this again for him.
  85. Light, thick, soak in moisturiser


    I was recommended Skinstitut by an online AdoreBeauty consultant for my 50 year old dry, sensitive & red skin.

    This product has fragrance added & at least one ingredient containing alcohol.

    It's a relatively thick cream that soaks in well and sits comfortably on my skin. I'm not sure it's moisturising enough for my skin as it still feels tight around the edges. Perhaps combined with the Repair Balm and used overnight this might produce the "super hydration" promised.
  86. A Great Moisturiser


    This moisturiser proves to be better than expected. I have dry skin around the mouth and the neck, and this cream seems to nourish those areas effectively, making them feel refreshed and protected. The subtle gorgeous scent of this cream is an added bonus. A must-have moisturiser for me.
  87. Super hydrating


    This product is amazing - verrry hydrating without being oily or sticky. It also makes my skin look a lot plumper.

    A little definitely goes a long way with this - you only need a tiny squeeze! I mix the Vitamin C powder in with this product each morning and night, and my skin feels a million bucks!
  88. It is good however..


    I like skinstitut products and bought this one for winter. It was good for hydration without an oily residue, all fine really except, - I wasn’t happy to see that it was not fragrance free. I am mindful about the chemicals going into my body so to see “fragrance” included in the ingredients didn’t make me feel great.
  89. Good but small amount


    I have a lot of the Skinstitut products and most of them are great so I only use this one maybe once a week or fortnight when I feel my skin is getting a little dry. Really lightweight feeling and it does give heaps of hydration and moisture. Great for dry patches.
  90. Smells fresh & extremely moisturising


    I love the cucumber smell of this! It’s such a fresh scent making my face feel so clean after cleansing & moisturising.
    Only a tiny bit is needed & it goes a long way & leaves skin feeling moisturised all night long.
  91. Really hydrates my dry areas


    This is amzing for hydrating my dry areas. It has improved my dry, flaky spots
  92. Great for when skin is really dry


    I used this after spending a few weeks in hospital which made my skin very dry and irritated. It worked great to rehydrate it but it’s too thick to add in my regularly daily routine
  93. Holy grail!


    I love this skincare line and the moisture defence is basically my holy grail. Ideal for skin that is coming out of a harsh and drying winter and needs hydration stat. My skin felt smooth and replenished after just one application.

    TIP: A little goes a long way. Use as the last step in your routine and don't forget the neck and decolletage.
  94. So far so good!


    I’ve been using this cream every night, mainly under my eyes as I have quite dry under eyes - and so far it seems to be doing a great job. I wake up and my skin feels super soft and I’ve even noticed a difference when applying makeup - it’s not as dry! Great purchase :) definitely worth a try!!
  95. Great for dry spots


    This product is great for dry spots but to thick to use on my whole face. I have dry, sensitive that’s also prone to breakouts.
  96. Okay product


    Bought this product to try and found It was an okay product but not my favourite I find it really thick and it takes awhile for it to absorb into my skin
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