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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 190 reviews

91% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

perfect night cream

elisefrwrd

I have oily skin and love this as a night cream, leaves my skin so glowy in the morning.

Most Helpful Criticism

Ok

Ali

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.
  1. perfect night cream

    elisefrwrd

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

    Isabelle

    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.
  3. Wonderful

    Nadi

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

    Ali

    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.
  5. Great for dry skin

    Elizabeth

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

    JD089

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

    Erikac

    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.
  8. Great for irritated skin

    Saumyaa

    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
  9. Very hydrating and soothing

    Lee

    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.
  10. Very hydrating

    Nicole

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

    Brooke

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

    Joel

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

    Sharni

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

    Teasa

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

    Kymoi88

    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 !!!
  16. Ultimate hydration

    Charlottee

    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.
  17. Great for dry skin

    Ka

    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.
  18. Life saver for dry flakey skin!

    Harmony

    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.
  19. Great product

    Rosie

    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!
  20. Love

    Tamsin

    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.
  21. Great!

    clairek

    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.
  22. Simple effective moisturiser

    nickersw

    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.
  23. Great

    Sarah

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

    Shannon

    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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  25. Ordered again

    Kate

    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
  26. really good

    mandy

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

    Jess

    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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  28. Decent

    Jas

    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.
  29. Just what I needed

    Angelique

    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
  30. Super moisturising

    Jaz

    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.
  31. Absolutely love this item

    Taryn

    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.
  32. Moisture defence

    Safiea

    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.
  33. Fantastic

    Holly

    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!
  34. Amazing

    Kimberley

    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.
  35. Very Moisturising!

    Renee

    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!
  36. Helps dry skin

    Morgan

    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
  37. Amazing

    Paige

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

    Kat

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

    Elizabeth

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

    Kelsey

    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!
  41. Good

    Sarah

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

    Paige

    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.
  43. Thick but Thin.

    Ash

    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.
  44. This moisturiser delivers!

    Hayley

    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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  45. LOVE

    Shaquila

    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!!
  46. Wouldn't use it again

    Alycia

    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
  47. Beautiful for dry skin

    Samantha

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

    Brittany

    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!
  49. Did not penetrate into my skin

    Sharlene

    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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  50. Great!

    Marshia

    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.
  51. Moisture Plus!

    Shari

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

    Kylie

    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.
  53. Skin is Feeling Hydrated Already!

    Stacey

    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).
  54. Super hydrating

    Freya

    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.
  55. Lovely

    Jessica

    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!
  56. My winter go to!

    Taylor

    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!
  57. Definitely see an improvement in hydration.

    Sandra

    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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  58. Love My New Skinstitut Moisture Defence

    Chook

    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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  59. Love this stuff!

    Kirsty

    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.
  60. excellent

    mia

    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
  61. Heavy moisturiser.

    Angell

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

    Laura

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

    Raki

    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!
  64. Holy grail for dry skin

    Kate

    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
  65. Good for dry skin

    Erin

    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.
  66. Good hydration

    larissa

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

    Jaynie

    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.
  68. Nourishing Night Cream

    Kate

    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.
  69. Dry skin

    Anna

    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
  70. Highly moisturising non greasy

    Belinda

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

    Simone

    Great product for drier skin. Team up with the rejuvenate serum and you have a hydrating combination
  72. 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
  73. Love it

    Carla

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

    HW

    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!
  75. MOISTURIZING

    Sharni

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

    Adele

    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.
  77. Amazing

    Helena

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

    Kate

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

    Jess

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

    Jayne

    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...
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  81. Great starter moisturiser

    Nathalie

    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.
  82. great everyday moisturiser

    jane

    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.
  83. Very hydrating

    Amanda

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

    Sarah

    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.
  85. Perfect for very dry skin

    Sarah

    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 ...
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  86. Such a nice product

    Chelsea

    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
  87. Great moisturiser

    Wen

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

    Katie

    I have normal skin but use this for a rich night cream is great with the skinstitute pure vitamin c
  89. 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.
  90. Amazing! Loved the formula

    Sarah

    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 on...
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  91. Love it

    Taryn

    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!
  92. Not good for sensitive skin

    Madelaine

    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... unfortuna...
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  93. Awesome Mosturiser

    Rachel

    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
  94. Better moisturisers around

    Haylee

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

    Shari

    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
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