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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 221 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

A bit heavy


It is a really thick, hydrating moisturiser and I didn't make my skin red after using it. I did find it was a bit too much for using it in summer, would be good for winter!

Most Helpful Criticism

Not my fave skinstitut product


I have recently changed over to Skinstitut and I love many of their products. Im 35 and noticing my skin needs extra hydration, so thought this would be perf. It was super heavy for me, so maybe I'm just not ready for it. It feels like my skin can't breathe, and it feels like it just sits on top of my skin rather than sinking in.
  1. A bit heavy


    It is a really thick, hydrating moisturiser and I didn't make my skin red after using it. I did find it was a bit too much for using it in summer, would be good for winter!
  2. Good for wrinkles


    verified purchaser
    I am an older woman and I find this product great for wrinkles, it smooths them out so they are not so noticeable. It penetrates the skin well using only a small amount and does not leave an oily residue on the skin like some moisturisers. My only complaint ( not really a complaint) is I wish it also came in a larger size.
  3. Great moisturiser for dry skin


    verified purchaser
    I really like this moisturiser, its not too heavy and you only need a little and its easily absorbed once rubbed in.
  4. Great for dry skin


    verified purchaser
    I have super dry and sensitive skin and find this product is great value for the price. It is really hydrating and has a lovely light fragrance which smells fresh and natural. It has never irritated my skin and you only need a little bit, so it will last you quite a while even though the tube is small.
  5. skinstitut


    very rich moisturiser for my skin, prefer it in winter otherwise it looks a tad greasy on me. would recommend for those with v dry skin
  6. Great Product for Dry Skin


    verified purchaser
    I have found it hard to find a moisturizer that keeps my face from drying out throughout the day. This product is great. I use it under my makeup and it lasts. I have several Skinstitute products and they have always performed as expected. Great stuff.
  7. Extra hydration

    Adore fan

    verified purchaser
    I found this to be the extra boost my mature skin needed during the hot dry summer, absorbed easily was good under makeup. Would highly recommend
  8. Great Night Cream


    verified purchaser
    I find this product too heavy for day wear and it makes my makeup slide but is great for a night cream. Always wake up with soft, dewy skin.
  9. Great Night Cream


    verified purchaser
    I find this product too heavy for day wear and it makes my makeup slide but is great for a night cream. Always wake up with soft, dewy skin.
  10. Good


    I have oily skin and I use this sometimes. Although i like that it has peptides and it does do a decent job moisturising, my skin looks oily and shiny after a few hours
  11. Again, another amazing moisturiser


    I initially used the normal skin moisturiser but bought this one after noticing how dehydrated my skin still is. It is amazing, i don't have the driest skin and this works really well for me. I love the smell, always makes me feel like I'm taking really good care of my skin
  12. Ultra good


    I switched my moisturiser to the skinstitut moisture defence ultra dry and I’m so happy I did! It’s consistency is much thicker than my previous skinstitut moisturiser, but doesn’t leave any filmy residue and feels light on my skin. I definitely notice the moisturising qualities of this product, and love the fresh cucumber like scent!
  13. Nice moisturiser


    Low scent, hydrating and easy to use. Good for sensitive skin
  14. Wow


    I received this as a sample in a purchase from adore and I really like it! Makes my skin smooth and glowing! Thankyou!
  15. Great moisturiser


    As my skin is now more mature I found I needed more moisture and this product really delivers . It is not too heavy and leaves my skin feeling hydrated , I use it at morning and night.
  16. Not my fave skinstitut product


    I have recently changed over to Skinstitut and I love many of their products. Im 35 and noticing my skin needs extra hydration, so thought this would be perf. It was super heavy for me, so maybe I'm just not ready for it. It feels like my skin can't breathe, and it feels like it just sits on top of my skin rather than sinking in.
  17. Perfect for dry skin


    This is the best moisturizer I have ever used for my sometimes really dry skin. Even wonderful for my dry under eye area. Would buy again and again!
  18. Amazing


    I have oily and dehydrated skin and this works well and this is my third buy
  19. Ok


    This moisturises my skin but does not hydrate my skin that well.
  20. Best daily moisturiser for dry skin!


    I’d have to be on my tenth tube of this stuff. I kept having minor allergic reactions to day moisturisers before I found this - it’s so good. The test was using it on a month long winter drip through Europe. It kept my usually dry skin perfectly moisturised.
  21. She BURNS


    I love Skinstitut as I use their cleansing range! This moisturiser burned my skin, so not ideal for super sensitive skin. My skin is more dry than sensitive, so there's something in it that irritates it. Annoying as I couldn't tell if it's up there with my Avenee Rich Recovery Cream as I needed to get it off my face. Very annoyed and NOT for sensitive skin.
  22. Wanted this to be great


    I bought this product based on description and reviews. My skin is sun damaged and showing it's age, and is highly reactive. Unfortunately this product felt and looked very greasy even hours after applying, and even though I didn't apply it to my eye area, it somehow gets in my eyes and stings. I didn't see or feel any benefits from using this, however I'm going to give it another chance in winter...
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  23. Impressive


    This is a great moisturiser that is light but really moisturising without feeling as though it is crossing pores etc. definitely has my thumbs up
  24. Amazing


    This is Ana amazing moisturiser! Really thick and hydrating and leaves my skin soft and plump. Love it
  25. Great


    I have oily skin and use this because it absorbs almost instantly and moisturises my skin. However my skin can start to look oily after a few hours
  26. Love this product


    I have combination skin and use this product twice daily with the multi-active oil. I have found these two products combined has made such a difference to the dryness around my chin and doesn't make my t-zone more oily. Good value for money. Would highly recommend.
  27. Great


    This is a good product for the day time and it is a good moisturiser for my rather oily skin
  28. So impressed, great value for money


    Super hydrating! This moisturiser has improved my skin so much that I no longer wear foundation.

    I didn't expect the product to deliver such amazing results for the price... ill definitely be reordering.

  29. Perfect for very dry skin


    This is a perfect moisturiser to use if you suffer from extremely dry skin. It isn’t so thick so it can still be applied to the face easily
  30. Great moisturiser


    As my skin is more mature now I have found it is drier and this moisturiser is just what I need to give me a really nice hydrated feeling without being greasy, love it!
  31. Good but not great


    Smooth on my skin and light weight. Doesn't make my skin oily which is a huge thing for me.
  32. perfect night cream


    I have oily skin and love this as a night cream, leaves my skin so glowy in the morning.
  33. Great product at this price point


    I made the switch from a Clinique moisturiser to this product and the difference is huge. Very hydrating and you can feel your skin absorb it. When you wake up in the morning to wash your face, you can feel its soaked in and not just sitting on your face. Didnt 100% clear up my dry patches but the best moisturiser i have tried at this price point so far.
  34. Wonderful


    I suffer from dry skin and this product keeps my skin very hydrated! I would recommend this to anyone!
  35. Ok


    Have only been using it for just over a week but am slightly disappointed, my skin doesn't feel anymore hydrated yet. We are in the drought & environment is very dry so was hoping for a more instant hydrating affect. However, it does absorb quickly & smooths on easily & is good under sunscreen & makeup.
  36. Great for dry skin


    A great moisturiser that works wonders at night on my slightly dry and sometimes dehydrated skin, a small amount also goes a long way.
  37. Great moisturiser


    This moisturiser is way better then the the normal one. I find that it soaks up well and my skin feels hydrated and soft.
  38. hydrating and travel friendly!


    I took this with me to Africa recently and was mostly in dry, desert regions. I wanted a moisturiser that was super hydrating and this did the trick! it is also in super travel friendly packaging which is an added bonus.
    Even though I have returned from my trip, I am still using this product and find it a well priced and great quality moisturiser.
  39. Great for irritated skin


    I love using this stuff on my skin before bed on the irritated or dry patches on my face! It’s definitely a holy grail product of mine
  40. Very hydrating and soothing


    Great for super dry and sensitive skin, helped with tight, dry skin and was quite hydrating. It was also soothing on my skin and helped with redness and irritation.
  41. Very hydrating


    Love the hydrating factor this product delivers, smalls fresh and clean too
  42. Great buy


    Love this product! Beautiful for my dry and slightly sensitive skin. Woke up with soft and hydrated skin.
  43. Very good for winter


    Has been wonderful in winter! Very nice and moisturising.
  44. Hydrating


    This is super hydrating during the winter months for my oily skin.
  45. Summer fav


    My favourite summer moisturiser under my SPF. Not heavy and very moisturising! I thought it would break me out but it didn't.
  46. Fresh


    Love this moisturiser. I have acne prone skin and this doesn’t break me out like most moisturisers . Only down side is the tube is so small and lasts about a month... oh well a monthly excuse to hop on here and buy more !!!
  47. Ultimate hydration


    I don’t find this cream too heavy at all and I have fairly normal skin. Occasionally I get a few dry patches around my eyes and chin & just love this cream.
  48. Great for dry skin


    I love using this when my acne medication has made my skin super dry and flakey. This takes care of it super well and the hydration lasts all day.
  49. 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.
  50. 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!
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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
  55. 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 compare...
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  56. 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
  57. really good


    This is a wonderful way to try the range! Very surprised at how soft my skin felt after!
  58. 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 la...
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  59. 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.
  60. 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
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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!
  65. 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.
  66. 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!
  67. 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
  68. Amazing


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


    Perfect moisturiser to use a few times throughout the week over winter time
  70. 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.
  71. 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!
  72. Good


    This gets absorbed right into my skin and foundation applies nicely over it. This is super hydrating
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
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  76. 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!!
  77. 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
  78. Beautiful for dry skin


    This is a great moisturiser that leaves my dry skin hydrated without being greasy. Definitely recommend!!!
  79. 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!
  80. 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...
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  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. 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).
  85. 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.
  86. 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!
  87. 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!
  88. 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 l...
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  89. 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 m...
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  90. 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.
  91. 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
  92. Heavy moisturiser.


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


    love this so much it is so perfect and doesn't make my skin oily or breakout at all
  94. 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!
  95. 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
  96. 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.
  97. Good hydration


    I have eczema skin and this is great on my face. It doesnt irritate and it gives good hydration.
  98. 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.
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