skin smoothing cream

medium-weight moisturiser

Medium-weight moisturiser to balance combination/dry skin. Deep-moisturising Lecithin and Aloe Gel nourish while extracts of Mallow, Cucumber and Arnica soothe and hydrate the skin, helping to restore suppleness and tone.
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skin smoothing cream

Medium-weight moisturiser to balance combination/dry skin. Deep-moisturising Lecithin and Aloe Gel nourish while extracts of Mallow, Cucumber and Arnica soothe and hydrate the skin, helping to restore suppleness and tone. Antioxidant Grape Seed Extract plus Vitamins C and E help shield skin from environmental assaults. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colours.

  • paraben
  • gluten
  • cruelty
  • Vegetarian
  • no artificial fragrances
    and colours


  • Smooths fine lines and promotes elasticity.
  • Shields against dehydration and pollution.
  • Antioxidants help fight skin-ageing free radicals.

how to use

Apply over damp face and throat with light, upward strokes. Best when used following Multi-Active Toner. Can be applied over or mixed with prescribed Dermalogica Concentrated Booster for additional results.

quick tip

Prep skin with Multi-Active Toner to enhance moisturizer absorption.

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Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerid, Ethylhexyl, Hydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, PEG-8, Lactamide MEA, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Silk Amino Acids, Polysorbate 60, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Allantoin, Panthenol, Glycolipids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium, Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Lecithin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Retinyl Palmitate , Ascorbyl Palmitate Polyquaternium-10, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin , Benzyl Benzoate , Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool.

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All Dermalogica products are made in the USA and are free of artificial fragrances, artificial colors, drying S.D. alcohol, and ingredients like Mineral Oil – all of which are known to exacerbate common skin concerns. With cutting-edge formulas and powerful ingredients, you can be assured you’re giving your skin what it needs to be healthy, and stay healthy, for a lifetime. Maximize your product results! Use Dermalogica products as prescribed by your Face Mapping® skin analysis, available only from a Dermalogica Professional Skin Therapist.

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5 out of 5
455 out of 460 - This product has a 99 % approval rating.
  • Favorite Moisturiser!
    I have always had issues with acne and rough skin, when I use this product my skin instantly feels better :) it's my daily moisturiser and I highly recommend because it works so well
  • Loved it but couldn’t continue using unfortunately
    I loved using this moisturizer daily, but unfortunately I realized that this was making all my foundations pill and flake off around my temples and outside perimeter of my face.
  • Firm favourite
    I love this moisturiser! It is the perfect consistency and smooths over my skin easily. I have used this for a few years now and always surprised how long a bottle lasts me, paired of corse wth spray toner!
  • Early 30s - nice balanced moisturiser
    I had been using the same routine since my teens but I found my early 30s bought dry patches and the occasional acne. This was a nice balanced moisturiser.
  • Amazing
    I love this moisturiser it makes my skin look and feel amazing. I have acne prone skin and since using this I have found my skin to clear up a lot and isn’t too heavy on my skin!
  • good general moisturiser
    I use this only when I mix with foundation or primer, I find it to be agreeable with my skin. It smells wonderful and makes my skin feel hydrated and clean
  • A+ moisturiser
    This moisturiser has become my holy grail. My skin feels incredibly smooth immediately after using it. Bought the smaller size but wish I’d purchased the larger one instead.
  • My go to moisturiser!
    Love love love this product!! If I try to use anything else on my skin it becomes dry and bumpy. I return to this again and again for smooth silky feeling skin. Highly recommend!
  • Best Moisturiser Ever
    I stopped using this product for a couple of months and bought a supermarket moisturiser. I certainly noticed the difference and it made me realise just how good a product it is. It is light and a pleasure to apply and very effective.
  • Smooth and light
    Was looking for a night moisturiser but have always had oily patchy skin this is great and not too heavy
  • A light moisturiser for over night
    I was looking for a light moisturiser for over night as I have always had patchy oily skin that didn't need a lot and this was great I love the bigger size option
  • Perfect for night and day
    This moisturiser is fast absorbing and doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy. I use it in the morning and at a little more than normal at night. I no longer have dry patches and my skin feels softer than it has in a long time!
  • Amazing moisturizer :D
    Before this I was using the intensive moisturiser and found that one to be great too but i love the smoothing cream even more. I have dry sensitive skin and have gone through 3 tubes of this already. I've gotten so many compliments on how good my skin is.

    I use this after applying my ultra calming serum and my face just feels fresh and moisturized. would definitely recommend :)
  • it feels soooo smooth
    like how it applies, not greasy and very absorbent, like the smell and non-irritant on my sensitive skin. I've stuck with Active moist for a while but felt my skin needed something more and i've found it in this - thanks!
  • Average product
    Would probably be a good moisturiser if you didn't suffer from dry patches. Feel like I need to use more than the recommended amount as it just doesn't do enough.
  • Amazing, a product like nothing else
    I was a little skeptical at first wondering what exactly it would do, and how this product would smooth my skin.... I'm none the wiser on the how, but it does smooth your skin like you wouldn't believe! It's a fantastic moisturiser which works perfectly underneath my makeup without making my face feel sticky. Quick to absorb and makes my face look fresh and smooth every day.
  • Love It
    I have been using this moisturizer for years. I'm in my early 50's and it's great for my skin. Highly recommended!
  • Great Moisturizer
    Have just purchased my second tube of this moisturizer. I have sensitive skin and this works a treat. I use this in the morning on my 50+ skin and it does a fantastic job. Not a fan of the smell but can overlook this for the job it does.
  • Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream
    I recently bought my Skin Smoothing Cream along with my Ultra-Calming Cleanser. Such a fabulous duo. Both products leave my skin feeling velvety smooth and calm my skin. I have no hesitation in recommending both products to anyone with sensitive skin which reacts to all manner of things including pollen and the elements.
  • 5 out of 5
    Although this product is expensive and I must budget for it I have used it for more than 25 years and find it works splendidly as a night and day moisturiser
  • Love this Product!
    Fast becoming a firm favourite of mine! Skin feels soft, smooth and hydrated and I love the 'fragrance.' My skin is dry and this is just what it needs - have noticed a big difference since using this.
  • Its perfect for sensitive skin
    I love this moisturiser. It actually does what it say it does, leaving my skin smooth and moist for the whole day.
  • Perfect
    My skin is very sensitive as in difficult ! Dermalogica feels like it's made for me. I love all the products I have. This cream is fabulous.
  • Lovely smooth cream
    I love this product! I've been using this for years now, at night after I clean my face. its brilliant and leaves my skin still feeling moisturised when I wake up, highly recommend.
  • Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream
    I cannot speak highly enough about this wonderful product. I have skin which is allergic to so many different products, as well as pollen. The Skin Smoothing Cream leaves my skin velvety smooth. I simply love it.
  • Perfect Mosituriser
    Have tried others and nothing compares, its just the perfect weight and richness.
  • Highly recommended
    As someone with sensitive skin, this beautiful moisturiser is now my number one favourite. It's fragrance and texture is lovely and I feel instantly refreshed when I apply it. I have never come across a moisturiser like it before. Recommended.
  • Great non greasy moisturiser!
    Love this moisturiser! My skin is very sensitive but I find this one so gentle and calming on the skin, it hydrates my skin beautifully without being greasy (I'm now in my 30s). And my foundation glides over it beautifully - primer or not ☺
  • Love this product!
    I have been using this for about a year now after cleansing and toning at night. It is a great lightweight moisturiser that doesn't leave your skin feeling tight or oily. I can noticeably see the difference in the year I have been using the product and would highly recommend it!
  • Amazing Moisturiser
    I brought this for my 13 year old daughter who has combination skin with very dry cheeks. After using it for about 2 months we have noticed an amazing difference in her skin. Her dry cheeks are now hydrated and smooth. (Previously found Active Moist not hydrating enough)
    We love this amazing moisturiser and will continue to purchase. (Although rather expensive for a teenagers skin routine)
  • LOVE!
    Absolutely love this product. I use it in the morning after cleansing and toning, it creates a nice smooth base for my daily makeup!
  • Excellent For Sensitive Skin & Can Be Used As A Night Cream
    I love this moisturiser which I have been using for years.I have dry sensitive skin and it just feels wonderful.
  • Still Using After 25 Years
    This product suits my skin and I doubt I will ever change to another after 25 years of satisfaction
  • Haven't changed in 25 years
    I'm still using this after 25 years. Skin Smoothing Cream suits me and I'm unwilling to change to another product. It's expensive, but worth it.
  • As good as it sounds!
    This product is amazing for sensitive skin! It gives your skin a general smoothness all day and night! LOVE IT!
  • Amazing!!
    I never thought a proper moisturiser was that important for my skin, always focusing on the cleanser. My "oily" skin was crying out for this product. Now it's smooth and healthy
  • Smooth and hydrated all the way
    having sensitive skin its so hard finding products that dont irritate my skin more, this moisturiser is by far the best i've ever used, keeps my face hydrated throughout the day and night :D
  • Awesome product
    Originally used Active Moist in my 20s which was light on my oily skin, But entering my 30s I felt I needed a heavier moisturiser, and the Smoothing Cream keeps it hydrated all day long without making my skin shiny. 10 out of 10!
  • Happy Skin!
    Skin smoothing cream has been my favourite for many years, it makes a perfect night cream!
  • Alternative to Active Moist
    I feel that this product worked better for my type of skin in a different climate to nz
    Love this moisturiser for my dry sensitive skin!
  • Never feel dry again
    This product keeps me feeling smooth and hydrated all day long. love it
  • Great moisturiser for normal skin
    I've been using this moisturiser for nearly 20 years, good texture, hydration and an excellent base for makeup. People often comment on how good my skin looks, which is great since I'm over 40.
  • Won't ever use anything else!
    This is the most remarkable moisturiser. It leaves my skin feeling smooth, plump and hydrated. I feel confident without makeup as this moisturiser has transformed my skin. I've been using this for over four years now and will continue to use it - you just can't beat it.
  • Skin Smoothing Cream
    As ever, Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream has come to the rescue. It calmed my skin after I suffered some sort of allergy. My skin felt rough to the touch. I had red rashes on my cheeks and small swellings beneath my eyes. Applications of Ultra Calming Mist and Skin Smoothing Cream have resolved the problem.
  • perfection in a tube
    this moisturiser has saved my skin from break outs and further scaring. im now proud to go make-up free
  • Fabulous moisturiser
    Absolutely love this moisturiser - I had my doubts when it was prescribed for me when I was skin-mapped, as my skin is prone to breakouts and being sensitive - but it is non-greasy, smells delicious, absorbs nicely and doesn't cause any reactions or breakouts. Love, love, love it!
  • Super gentle and soothing moisturiser
    I love this moisturiser. I have sensitive skin which is aggravated very easily and I have found this moisturiser to soothe and calm my skin and provide sufficient moisture without feeling heavy. It also works very well under makeup. I have been using the Skin Smoothing Cream for about 10 years now and always come back to it when I stupidly think about trying something else! Love the Dermalogica range in general :)
  • Fantastic moisturiser!
    I have been using this moisturiser for years and still really love it. It is so smooth and provides the moisture that my dry/combination skin needs, without feeling greasy and heavy. I also use it on my girls when needed as one has quite sensitive skin and it works wonders on their little faces.
  • Great stuff!
    Recently started using this as my day cream (also use Dermalogicas Intensive Moisture Balance at night) and love the non-greasy, silky feel of my skin. No tightness of skin that I have experienced with other facial moisturisers. Highly recommend!
  • New convert!
    I've been a Dermalogica user for years and recently changed to this moisturiser after using the Active Moist. Love how hydrating it is without being greasy, big fan!!
  • Love this moisturiser
    I really love this product, it has worked wonders with smoothing out my skin and minimising bumps and dryness. I love the feeling after application and it is not greasy at all. A little goes a long way with this too so it is great value.
  • Worth every cent!
    I absolutely love this moisturiser, after years of trial and error with others, I've found the perfect one! Recently changed to Skin Smoothing Cream after realising I needed to 'step up' the moisture a bit from the Active Moist moisturiser and this has done the trick... Does not irritate one bit, it feels super light and non-gluggy, and it just soaks right in to your skin. You don't have to use an awful lot either so it lasts pretty well.
    I have been using Skin smoothing since I was a teenager. It has always been the most fab moisturiser.
    I am now in my early 30s and still use it. I love that it does not have much of a fragrance and it is just beautiful and has a lovely nourishing feel to the skin once applied!!
  • No comparison
    There is literally no other moisturiser I would ever entertain using. Skin Smoothing Cream gives my skin nourishment without making me break out, no other product does this for me! It glides on gorgeously and instantly sinks into my skin. I feel like i'm giving myself a facial every time I use it.
  • Skin Smoothing Cream - It is divine!
    I have been using this for just over 2 weeks now and I absolutely love it! I am using it at night only at present and I can't wait to put it on ;). It has a very indulgent silky feel to it for me, I have eczema prone skin but also an oily t-zone and it leaves my skin feeling moisturised and well nourished but not greasy. It is just lovely. I will continue to use this product and will be recommending it to my friends.
  • Skin smoothing cream
    I love this product!!! I have really sensitive skin but need a product that mosturises without making my skin feel too heavy. This definitely ticks all the boxes.
  • Wonderful Product
    Great moisturiser and really good even on sensitive skin. One of my favourite products!
  • reliably good
    I have used Skin Smoothing Cream every day and night for over 20 years and because it works for me I budget to pay for it.
  • Great product
    Product is great. Nice and light and non greasy perfect to have on before make up. Love it.
  • Loving it
    Used to use skin smoothing cream and recently went back to it. Just lovely to use, the smell and texture is just right for me and gives the right amount of moisture without leaving a greasy film.
  • Beautiful
    Feels beautiful on my skin and smells amazing.
  • Skin Smoothing Cream
    I have the highest praise for this product - along with all the Ultra Calming range. I have a very fine skin which is prone to allergies, incuding those that are airborne. Since changing to Dermalogica Ultra Calming range, my skin has been so much better. I am in my latter years and constantly receive comments about my skin and how fresh and youthful it looks. It has encouraged two or three of my friends to change brands! I love it.

  • Excellent face cream
    After trying a sample of this product I just had to get my own to use everyday. It is really nice and can't fault it at all. I will be buying this product again.
  • Won't use any other!
    In my years of using moisturiser this one is by far the best I've come across. I've sometimes switched to others but always come back to it. I've have sensitive skin that has been problematic in the past but my skin always feels great when using this moisturiser. It's a rich cream but lightweight on the skin. It's got a lovely smell when you put it on and a little goes a long way. It is slightly heavier than I'd wear during the day, so I keep it for a night cream. I can't fault it at all!
  • Best moisturiser ever!
    This is the best. Seriously it is. I have been using it for about a year now and my skin is so smooth. Ah, I love it!
  • can not find a better one
    Love this cream! It feels so light on your skin, and melts in so quickly, yet it's really made a huge difference to the appearance of my skin, even after the first use! My only complaint is the price - it's a bit much for a small tube! - but I guess you get what you pay for as it's a 'diamond' cream!
  • An essential!!
    Love this face cream- it is my go- to for night and daytime wear. I love its silky texture and it does not leave any oily residue. PH balanced so even let my kids use it! LOVE Skin Smoothing cream!
  • Staple for many years
    I know that taking care of my skin is one of the best ways to maintain my youthful looks. Skin Smoothing cream was recommended by my beautician in my late 20s. I have loved it ever since - its the only cream I will use on my face. In the summer I add the solar booster so I have the sun protection I need with out the horrible sunscreen oiliness.
  • Best light weight moisturiser
    This is the best moisturiser I have come across. It leaves my skin hydrated and does not end up feeling greasy like others I have used in the past.
  • Only moisturiser that works for me
    I have combination/dry skin. This is perfect for me, keeps my skin hydrated whatever the season. I tend to break out if a cream is to heavy, however not with this moisturiser.
  • Best I've found
    I have been using this product for some years and when it ran out one time I tried a couple of alternatives and didn't find anything nearly as good. The price was prohibitive (as I could buy 100ml in the UK for £32), but as the price has been lowered here it is much more affordable and I have added a few more Dermalogica products to my skin care routine.
  • It works
    I used this moisturiser for many years and always had comments on how good my skin looked, I stopped for a time and was never able to find a product as good. Since the prices have decreased, I am back using it again and my skin feels lovely and smooth and hydrated again.
  • I've been using it for years
    I love this moisturiser. I've been using it for years and would never consider anything else now. It is light and lovely.
  • Best ever moisturiser
    I have sensitive skin. Every so often I try another moisturiser but I always end coming back to this one, I have never had an issue with a reaction and can see it makes my skin smoother.
  • Perfect night time & winter moisture
    I am absolutely in love with my skin smoothing cream. I use it at night and on cooler days. It can be a bit too heavy in the midst of summer. Smells so sweet and clean.
  • Awesome product, I am a convert!!!
    I have combination skin and this is the only mousturiser I have tried that doesn't leave my skin shiny at the end of the day. I have only been using Dermalogica for 2 months and my skin has never looked better.
  • Fabulous under foundation!
    This beautiful moisturiser not only leaves your skin wonderfully smooth and supple but leaves a perfect base for great foundation coverage, I wouldn't willingly change to another. Moisturiser of choice for the last 15 years.
  • True comfort for sensitive skin
    After what seems like trying every moisturiser on the market, I have finally found my hero product. It leaves my sensitive, mildly dry skin smooth and comforted. A beautiful consistency without any heavy or greasy feel.
  • True comfort for sensitive skin
    After trying what seems like almost every moisturiser on the market, I have finally found my hero product! It leaves my sensitive, mildly dry skin feeling smooth and comforted. A beautiful consistency that doesn't leave any heavy or greasy feel.
  • Excellent product
    I used to use so many moisturisers and so many different brands. But this one is amazing! I started use it least 2 months ago, and I think this is the one I've looking for. My skin type is combination, and sensitive. I'll continue to use it and highly recommend it.
  • The only moisturiser I've ever truly loved
    I've found The One. It's not slimey or greasy. It makes my skin feel plump and soft. I mix it with SPF50 in the summer.
  • Helped Chin Redness
    I have tried numerous moisturisers of varying prices, and this is the only one I have tried that has cleared the redness on my chin that my Doctor diagnosed as Rosacea. I will always use this!
  • Ran out of my Dermalogica so I tried something else - I am back to buy more Dermalogica NOW!
    I started using this product a year ago, and noticed how much smoother my skin became. I know there is no cure for wrinkles, but this stuff sure does make a HUGE difference in a positive way. I ran out last week - so decided to trial AVST. Within 4 days of not using my Skin Smoothing Cream, and using the AVST - my wrinkles are more defined again, and I feel old!! I have come back online RIGHT NOW, to buy my Dermalogica. I miss it, and it's gorgeous effects! And, it is really nice to use, not making my makeup collect in wrinkle lines - which I notice the AVST is doing. I sure hope it doesn't take long to get here! SO SORRY FOR TRYING SOMETHING ELSE! I WILL KNOW BETTER IN THE FUTURE!
  • Changed my life
    I truely mean that. I used to suffer from major ezcema especially on my face and have sensitive skin. The excema around my eyes made me self conscious. I had tried all the other brands and each time i ended up having to go back to the shop and return them after having red itchy peeling skin. I had used hydrocortisone on my face and eyes for a long time (a big no no) but thats the only relief i could get. Three of my friends were using dermologica and i finally got the guts 3 years ago to give another product a go and it was amazing. My local stockist gave me samples to try first and i couldn't believe the difference. After using the skin smoothing cream i no longer had that dry tight red feeling skin. I also love that a little bit goes a long way. I have been able to say goodbye to hydrocortisone and my skin now is smoother, moisturised and comfortable to be in!! I then went onto the eye cream and toner which are amazing too!!!
    Tania Potts
  • Best one I have tried
    I love this moisturiser. It smells devine, it glides on and soaks in and your face just feels so smooth and fresh. I have suffered from Psoriasis for a long time and this helps a lot.
  • Honestly The Best!
    I have used countless numbers of expensive skin care products over the last 20 years. I had acne in my teens and like everyone else at the time continued to dab alcohol based products which burned my skin - thinking that drying it out would solve the problem!!!
    I have been using Dermalogica products for the past 2 years and I would never use anything else again! Like Hannah - I still get excited and feel amazing everytime I cleanse/moisturise my face and that's 2 years later - Everytime I'm asked what I want for Christmas or Birthdays - I tell them a 'Dermalogica Gift Voucher' thanks - it's the best gift!
    Thanks Dermalogica!
  • Absolutely Brilliant!
    I am a new convert to Dermalogica .... and I wish I had started sooner. I have seen such a difference in my skin in the short while I have been using this fabulous product. I even get comments on how great my skin looks from family and friends! Without a doubt, the best moisturiser on the market.
  • brilliant product
    I have been using skin smoothing cream since my friend recommended it to me several months ago. I am so impressed with this lightweight moisturiser because it delivers what it promises by markedly improving the overall appearance and texture of my skin, that I have been recommending it to nearly everyone. I've had lots of compliments and people asking me what I've been doing differently and will be using it until I die!
    C O'Neil
  • Smooth is no lie
    This moisturiser has gone above and beyond its promise. Not only has it reduced fine lines around my eyes but my skin is soft to touch and almost a lovely powdery finish. I find myself running my hands over my cheeks regularly!
    My skin texture has also improved and my skin looks balanced and healthy. I now feel comfortable wearing no make up at all.
    Talia Waldegrave
  • Fantastic Moisturiser
    Wow this has been the best product by far for my skin. I skin has improved so much in the short time I have been using dermalogica. Highly recommended!
  • Excellent Moisturiser
    This is the best moisturiser. I have always had sensitive skin. I also have acne scarring etc from my teens.
    I've been using Skin Smoothing Cream for 12mths now and can noticeably see the difference. I recently had a facial and the beauty therapist even commented on how nice my skin was and asked what products I use - so it must work!
    Thanks Dermalogica you've converted me!!

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