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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 261 reviews

91% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Favourite

Kiz

This is my favourite moisturiser I’ve used and I’ve used a few. I have dry skin and it’s so hydrating and sinks into my skin immediately unlike other thicker formulas I’ve tried which just sit on my skin for ages. I always repurchase this which is saying something Cus I’m always trying new skincare trying to find the holy grail. Would definitely recommend.

Most Helpful Criticism

Good but not as hydrating as expected

zcvorsh

I have really dry skin and bought this product after trying the Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Normal Skin which was not hydrating enough for me. I really hoped this product would be a more moisturising step up from the normal skin product but found it didn't do much more.
The cream was super thick, difficult to apply and still left me with the same concerns I had when I bought it.
  1. Favourite

    Kiz

    This is my favourite moisturiser I’ve used and I’ve used a few. I have dry skin and it’s so hydrating and sinks into my skin immediately unlike other thicker formulas I’ve tried which just sit on my skin for ages. I always repurchase this which is saying something Cus I’m always trying new skincare trying to find the holy grail. Would definitely recommend.
  2. Hydrating and gentle on your skin

    Mel

    This is a lovely product for people with sensitive skin. And it is Also very hydrating. I use this after their exfoliater and it goes lovely together.
  3. Real thing!

    Line

    I love this moisturiser, it does what it claims to do. Beautiful texture, softens lines and wrinkles. Small amount goes a long way. I use it day and night. Great under makeup as well. Fantastic value.
  4. very hydrating

    leigh

    this is very hydrating and helps my face a lot, especially around my nose.
  5. It works!

    Dom

    verified purchaser
    This has been amazing for the dry areas around my nose and cheeks. It really holds in the moisture for the whole day. No reapplying nessesary.
    Highly recommend!
  6. Great for dry skin

    Grace

    verified purchaser
    This is one of the only skincare products that I continue to buy rather than trying something else. I use it during the colder months when my skin is a bit dryer, and swap to the "normal skin" option for summer. I do wish this came in a slightly larger size though.
  7. It's alright

    Nat the Rat

    I have super dry skin from swimming and also have acne prone skin, so I always need a thick moistures. However, with buying the "Ultra Dry" I thought it would be amazing,super-rich and creamy. However its just alright! I'd buy it again if I had to but wouldn't buy it over trying something recommanded. I've loved everything from Skinstitute expect this. Also the bottle is very small for the price.
  8. Hydration

    kate

    This is very hydrating. I sometimes pair it with an oil in winter.
  9. Life saver!

    Jade

    I’ve always had extremely dry skin, to the point where it was super flaky. I tried soo many different products, most of them just broke me out or did absolutely nothing. Then I tried this!! I cannot believe the difference it made in my skin. No breakouts, no flakiness. Just plump, hydrated skin! You only need a pea size amount so although the tube is small, it goes a long way and has lasted me! I ...
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  10. Nice!

    Iz

    If you have super dry skin, this will be your bestie. I love it during the winter but personally for my normal skin I don’t reach for it all of the time. It’s wonderful still!
  11. Great for evening use

    Elizabeth

    I use this moisturiser every night on my slightly dry skin and I can instantly feel the difference it makes in soothing my skin.
  12. Great winter moisturiser

    Daisy

    This is really wonderful! I love this brand so much, this is super hydrating and it always helps my skin when I start getting flakey around my mouth and nose when it gets colder.
  13. Moisturising

    Rich

    This is good to layer over retinol at night to prevent it drying you out
  14. Good but not as hydrating as expected

    zcvorsh

    I have really dry skin and bought this product after trying the Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Normal Skin which was not hydrating enough for me. I really hoped this product would be a more moisturising step up from the normal skin product but found it didn't do much more.
    The cream was super thick, difficult to apply and still left me with the same concerns I had when I bought it.
  15. Nice

    Jess

    Nice hydrating cream for dry skin. Is a thick cream but does not break me out.
  16. Moisture

    jia

    absorbs straight into my skin and keeps my skin plump and moisturised
  17. Does the job

    Mary

    I use this moisturiser as a day cream. It deeply moisturises my face without that tacky feeling to the touch and it works well under makeup too. Great for winter since my skin is drier than usual at the moment.
    This moisturiser is not that 'spreadable' and I feel like I need to use more product than I usually would to cover my whole face- But thats just me being extra critical because of th...
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  18. Okay for the price

    Rebecca

    I didn’t mind this product but I didn’t love it. I have very dry skin and sometimes felt like I needed to reapply a number of times per day for hydration. Would also be better if if came in a larger size.
  19. OK moisturiser

    Ek

    Good enough for normal to dry skin ..not for dry to very dry skin..small packaging..find it a bit expensive in comparison to skintitut's other products..overall good one to use undermakeup.
  20. The best moisturiser

    Erin

    Having very dry skin this moisturiser does wonders. I used it every single day after cleansing and on days when I exfoliate and my skin has never looked and felt better. I wish it came in a bigger bottle!
  21. Hydrating

    Tineeka

    I found this product hydrating in effect and semi thick in application. It wasn't greasy and left my skin feeling protected and supple.
  22. Intense smell

    Georgia

    This is a nice moisturiser for dry Winter skin. Doesn't feel sticky or too thick, but has a very strong rose smell.
  23. Light and Effective Moisturiser

    Renae

    Great moisturiser especially for dry skin types! I struggled to find a product that kept my skin balanced but have found this moisturiser to be really effective. I have added it to my daily skin routine and have noticed great results especially during the dry winter months.
  24. Winter skin saver

    Dargy

    This brand always makes me feel I’ve stepped into a beauticians clinic . Trustworthy , effective and packaged well . This particular moisturizer is a skin saver especially the colder months were dry skin is our enemy . I use it any time of the day to moisturize and smooth with great results . A little goes a long way.
  25. has grown on me!

    TashGR

    I purchased this as going into the cooler months, my skin tends to become quite dry with visible dry patches. At first I wasn't too impressed with this moisturiser, I have been using the moisture defence every day in the Skinstitut range however, this has certainly grown on me. I have been using it at night mostly. It's not too heavy and does absorb nicely, it is a thicker texture to the every day...
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  26. Very Hydrating.

    Rea

    I turn to this moisturiser in Autumn/Winter when my skin starts to feel drier. I love it. Feels beautiful on, sinks in and you don’t need much. Also lovely to use at night time. Especially after exfoliating. I apply a little more for night time and I wake up with plump,glowing skin.
  27. Maybe a bit to heavy

    Denise

    I’ve been using this moisturiser for over a year now and what I like about it is you really need a pea size of it as i do find it a thick moisturiser if that’s what you like and it will last you over 3 months if using the correct size of it. I’ve got normal to dry skin and have had no problems with it and also makes my makeup look good.
  28. Amazing moisturiser which isn’t too thick

    Alex

    I love this moisturiser. It layers well under makeup and it’s hydrating enough to be able to wear at night.
  29. Great for when my skin is dry.

    Natasha

    I love this when my skin feels a bit drier than usual or in the colder months. Its super hydrating and feels lovely on the skin. I like the consistency and the scent and it lasts me a long time as i don't need something this rich all the time.
  30. Really hydrating

    Chinchila

    I love this moisturiser for winter , it’s so hydrating and not shiny. I also use it in evenings during the warmer months and have never had any issues.
  31. Very hydrating

    Mini

    I have sensitive skin and often get dry patches. This cream is very hydrating and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight or red. It leaves my skin feeling moisturised, soft and smooth. Lovely cream that I have repurchased several times.
  32. Very thick cream

    Jess

    It is a very thick cream and applies very thick on the skin but does not feel heavy on the skin. Is very good for my dry skin and I only apply it at night. I probably wouldn't apply it during the day as it would produce too much oil.
  33. Moisturiser

    elleolivia

    This moisture is great, especially because my skin is very dry. Keeps it very hydrated
  34. A beautiful night cream

    Mia84

    This cream has a bit of a thick consistency, so I find it perfect for a lux night cream. This is my third tube of it, only a small amount required so the tube lasts quiet a while.
  35. A little goes a long way!

    Rach

    Super moisturising and feels light on the skin
  36. Thick and Luxurious

    T

    I loved this moisturiser, I have super dry skin and this was so nourishing, its super thick and feels so luxurious going on the skin yet I didn't notice it being heavy or sticky under make-up. It absorbed so well. would 100% purchase again.
  37. Yes it is heavy but great

    Leah

    It does the trick though on very dry skin. I just don’t like heavy creams anymore now that I know that brands are able to bring out water light gels that are extremely hydrating.

    I like skinstitut as a brand overall, their glycolic scrub is a wonder and most things are great. While I don’t like heavy creams anymore, I do think this is a very good one if that’s your thing.
  38. Skinstitut

    Jo

    Have used this product before, great under make up.
    Couldn’t believe how quickly my order was processed. Adore thanks for the great service
  39. A bit heavy

    Bailey

    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!
  40. Good for wrinkles

    Raven

    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.
  41. Great moisturiser for dry skin

    Srishti

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

    Ria

    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.
  43. Really hydrating

    Chinchila

    I love this moisturiser for winter , it’s so hydrating and not shiny. I also use it in evenings during the warmer months and have never had any issues.
  44. A little thick

    Skinyourein

    Feels too thick and heavy but I guess it’s targeted towards ultra dry skin which I don’t have so that could be why. Probably great in winter though.
  45. skinstitut

    sha

    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
  46. Great Product for Dry Skin

    AnitaC

    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.
  47. Extra hydration

    Adore fan

    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
  48. Great Night Cream

    RenayeB

    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.
  49. Great Night Cream

    RenayeB

    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.
  50. Good

    Alice

    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
  51. Again, another amazing moisturiser

    Mikaila

    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
  52. Ultra good

    Tatie

    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!
  53. Nice moisturiser

    Phee

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

    Benji

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

    Wen

    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.
  56. Not my fave skinstitut product

    Soraya

    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.
  57. Perfect for dry skin

    Bella-Jean

    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!
  58. Amazing

    anni

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

    Ann

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

    Emma

    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.
  61. She BURNS

    Nicki

    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.
  62. Wanted this to be great

    Kelly

    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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  63. Impressive

    Julie

    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
  64. Amazing

    C

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

    Alice

    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
  66. Love this product

    Hannah

    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.
  67. Great

    Alice

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

    Krissy

    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.


  69. Perfect for very dry skin

    Mikevo88

    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
  70. Great moisturiser

    Wen

    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!
  71. Good but not great

    Charlene

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

    elisefrwrd

    I have oily skin and love this as a night cream, leaves my skin so glowy in the morning.
  73. 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.
  74. Wonderful

    Nadi

    I suffer from dry skin and this product keeps my skin very hydrated! I would recommend this to anyone!
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. 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
  80. 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.
  81. Very hydrating

    Nicole

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

    Brooke

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

    Joel

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

    Sharni

    This is super hydrating during the winter months for my oily skin.
  85. 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.
  86. 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 !!!
  87. 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.
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 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!
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. 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
  95. 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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  96. 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
  97. really good

    mandy

    This is a wonderful way to try the range! Very surprised at how soft my skin felt after!
  98. 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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