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Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

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Skin Smoothing Cream was part of Dermalogica’s original line up of products back in 1986 when the brand was created and launched. Now, after 30 years, Skin Smoothing Cream has had a makeover!

So what’s new?

Dermalogica’s Skin Smoothing Cream has been a top-seller for over 30 years! Yet, the world has changed dramatically over the last 30 years, with environmental factors and busier lives. So, Dermalogica decided to take advantage of new research and technology to deliver a state of the art formula to live up to today’s demands.

Don’t worry - your favourite moisturiser still has the same great benefits of the original, only with an evolved state of the art technology.

Five Key Points to Note about the New Generation Skin Smoothing Cream

  • The State Of The Art Active Hydra Mesh Technology™

Having to contend with more aggressive environmental factors means our skin can lose its hydration and moisture. The new Skin Smoothing Cream features Hydra Mesh Technology which infuses skin with 48 hours of critical moisture whilst preventing Trans-Epidermal-Water-Loss (natural water that escapes from the skin leading to dehydration, a feeling of tightness and flakiness).

  • New Generation Hydration - Bucket Loads!

The new generation Skin Smoothing Cream works on a molecular level to form a mesh like surface under the skin’s layers which protects against free radical damage from the environment and reduces water loss, infusing skin with 48 hours of hydration.

  • A Special Moisture Complex

Including humectants such as Urea and Glycerin to attract moisture and hold it within the skin. Skin Smoothing Cream also contains Hyaluronic Acid which hydrates throughout the different levels of skin.

  • The Same Great Feel and Smell of the Original Skin Smoothing Cream

Don’t be nervous or worries that your favourite moisturiser is changing. It still has the same great feel and texture only with added advanced technology. The familiar aroma of Cucumber, Mallow and Arnica are still packed in there too to soothe and nourish.

  • Same Great Antioxidant Complex

Grapeseed Extract and Vitamins C and E provide an effective antioxidant complex within the iconic, non greasy, medium-weight finish. Hydration and protection is key so the new generation Skin Smoothing Cream will still support the lipid barrier and optimise the skins microbiome. Plant derived lipids fortify the skin’s barrier as Dermalogica Education Executive puts it, “The cream you know and love, only better! You won’t be disappointed…”

Skin Smoothing Cream 2.0

Skin Smoothing Cream has long been our number one moisturiser. But between increasing environmental triggers and ever-busier lifestyles, the world has evolved since its creation. So we evolved its formula... Skin Smoothing Cream now features state-of-the-art Active HydraMesh Technology™, which infuses skin with 48 hours of critical moisture.

How to use Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

Perfect for those with normal to dry skin, this medium-weight cream contains soothing botanicals and antioxidant vitamins to maintain the skin’s moisture balance and hydrate whilst improving its texture, helping to restore suppleness and tone. Apply over face and throat with light, upward strokes. Best used following Multi-Active Toner. Can be applied over or mixed with a concentrated booster for additional results. Apply after cleansing and toning, AM and PM.



Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride - Derived from coconut oil and glycerin, capric triglyceride is a gentle moisturiser and skin-replenishing ingredient. It’s included in cosmetics due to its mix of fatty acids that skin can use to replenish its surface and resist moisture loss.

Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate - this is a form of stearic acid which is a naturally occuring fatty acid, great for building a firm structure and providing a barrier shield for your delicate skin.

Stearic Acid - Stearic acid also has important cleansing properties so will give you that clear-skin feeling!

Butylene Glycol - Butylene glycol is added to skin care products to increase penetration by other ingredients in the formulation. By increasing skin penetration, butylene glycol can boost the overall effectiveness of the product. Butylene glycol is also a humectant so it will draw moisture to the skin from the surrounding atmosphere. This makes skin plump and hydrated all day long.

Glycerin - Glycerin is a substance naturally found in skin and it’s all about hydration! It softens and smooths skin as it hydrates and locks in water.

Aloe Barbadensis Extract - Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice can soothe skin and work as an anti-inflammatory. It also heals wounds quickly and blocks some UV light.

Dimethicone - This aids the texture of Skin Smoothing Cream, giving it a lucious, smooth feel. It also provides a protective cover on the skin to lock moisture in.

PEG-8 - This is an ingredient that makes all other ingredients bind together nicely in the bottle.

Cetearyl Alcohol - Don’t get confused here - this is not the kind of fermented alcohol you might expect. This can be derived naturally, from coconut and it is a fatty ingredient that really hydrates and restores skin. In fact, it’s probably one of the best ingredients for sensitive skin, building back a hydro-lipid barrier on the outermost layer of your complexion. In other words, it feeds skin and builds back it’s protective layers.

Sodium Hyaluronate - Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in your skin. Hyaluronic acid gives skin volume by holding onto water, making your complexion firm and plump.

Vitus Vinifera (Grape Seed) Extract - Grape seeds protect your skin against pollution and they are filled with nourishing omega acids which will restore skin’s health and brightness.

Saccharide Isomerate - This clever ingredient also binds water to your skin and leads to long-lasting moisturisation.

Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract - Contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients.Repairs dry and damaged skin, lubricates skin and gives a soft and smooth appearance.

Arnica Montana Flower Extract - Helps soothe and renew the skin after exposure to stress. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.

Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract - Softens skin and blends ingredients for smooth application.

Malva Sylvestris (Mallow Flower) Extract - Extract from the blue mallow flower gives skin-soothing and antioxidant benefits.

Parietaria Officinalis Extract - Great anti-inflammatory extract for soothing breakouts and clearing skin.

Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract - This elderberry extract has incredible antioxidant properties to stop pollution from damaging your skin and causing wrinkles.

Ascorbyl Palmitate - Vitamins A, C and D. Builds collagen for a firm skin structure and gives the skin antioxidants to further ward off pollutants.

Trehalose - Rehydrating, water-binding and antioxidant powers. Great for ageing skin.

Algin - Gives skin smoothing cream a beautiful texture, whilst hydrating your skin.

Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate - This is a tiny form of hyaluronic acid - the molecules are so small that they can penetrate deeper layers of skin, plumping and hydrating at a deeper level. Overall, this gives a firm skin effect.

Serine - This is an amino acid that strengthens the walls of skin cells. It aids in collagen production, boosts skin’s elasticity and replenishes moisture levels.

Linoleic Acid - Reinforces skin’s natural ability to moisturise and also helps reduce acne breakouts.

Phospholipids - Strengthens your skin’s protective barrier so that pollutants can’t get in and hydration cannot get out. Skin feels smooth and protected.

Phytosterols - Natural fats that stop your collagen levels from slowing down. In fact, phytosterols can boost collagen production.

Cananga Odorata Flower Oil - Brilliant for treating inflamed skin.

Urea - An incredible active ingredient which contains water-binding and gently exfoliating properties.

Hydrogenated Lecithin - Moisturising ingredient.

Pullulan - Water-binding agent, thickening agent and antioxidant.

Caprylhydroxamic Acid - Preservative replacing parabens.

Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract - Antioxidant extract to protect skin from pollution.

Tocopheryl Acetate - Tocopheryl acetate is a form of vitamin E, a natural skin-conditioning agent and antioxidant.

Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate - Helps preservatives last longer.

Hexanediol - Humectant which draws water from the environment and locks it into skin, making for a firm complexion.

Pentylene Glycol - Pentylene Glycol is synthetic humectant used in cosmetics and beauty products that is also secondarily used as a solvent and preservative. It is both water and oil-soluble and can have moisture-binding and antimicrobial properties (Source).

Glyceryl Polyacrylate - Simple mixture of glycerin and the naturally occurring fatty acid behenic acid. Glyceryl behenate has multiple functions in cosmetics products, including as an emollient, emulsifier, and surfactant.

Sodium Citrate - Used primarily to control the pH level of a product, this ingredient also has antioxidant and preservative properties.

Disodium Phospate - Makes your Skin Smoothing Cream the perfect consistency.

Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin Glycerin Crosspolymer - Another moisturising ingredient used to give a soft and smooth appearance.

Capryl Glycol - Draws all-important moisture from the environment and locks into skin.

Potassium Phosphate - Adjusts the PH in Skin Smoothing Cream so it’s perfect for your skin.

Citric Acid - An AHA which can gently exfoliate skin, making it look bright.

Tocopheryl - Tocopheryl acetate is a form of vitamin E, a natural skin-conditioning agent and antioxidant.

Methylpropanediol - Enhances the penetration of other ingredients so that your Skin Smoothing Cream really gets to work on those deeper layers of skin.

Polysorbate 60 - Thickening agent, making Skin Smoothing Cream a beautiful texture.

Pantheol - Vitamin B5, incredible moisturiser.

Polyquaternium-10 - Hydrates and gives skin a protective film to keep water loss at bay..

Cetyl Alcohol - Amazing ingredient for replenishing dry skin.

PEG-100 Stearate - Makes for beautifully clear skin.

Glyceryl Stearate - Ensures Skin Smoothing Cream has a non-greasy texture.

Aminomethyl Propanol - Works to adjust PH levels.

Carbomer - Gives a creamy texture to the product.

Ethylhexlyglycerin - Conditioning agent and preservative.

Sodium Hydroxide - Cleanses and adjusts the PH of Skin Smoothing Cream.

Hydrostearic Acid - Emollient and cleansing agent.

BHT - Another antioxidant making your skin truly bright!

Benzyl Benzoate - Helps other ingredients dissolve into a solution.

Salicylate - Helps ingredients blend together nicely!

Linalool - Natural fragrance ingredient, comes from essential oils.

Sodium Benzoate - Natural preservative giving antioxidant benefits too.

Phenoxyethanol - Creates the perfect, moisturising blend.

Frequently Asked Questions
(55 customer reviews - scroll to view all)
  • 5 / 5
    55 customer reviews
  • I always use Skin Smoothing Cream but my skin was starting to feel a bit dry and tight, so I switched to this. It definitely delivers more moisture, yet it's still light, so it's a perfect alternative for those winter months. So far, I love it.

    Limavady, United Kingdom
  • Not tried it as yet so cannot comment. But if it’s as lovely as the original one, I’m going to love it.

    Salisbury, United Kingdom
  • Really nice moisturiser. You only need a small amount, and the best thing is it hydrates and soothes your skin without feeling sticky.

    Dalkeith, United Kingdom
  • Love this. It's really hydrating and has made my easily irritated skin feel comfortable and soothed.

    Dalkeith, United Kingdom
  • I’m still not sure of the New Skin Smoothing Cream as I’ve had a few breakouts. The old Skin Smoothing Cream was fine. Hopefully it settles down.

    DERBY, United Kingdom
    Torquay , United Kingdom
  • As good as usual!

    Haddington, United Kingdom
  • Haven't used yet as still have some of the previous cream left. If its similar to that currently being used it will continue to be fabulous.

    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Nice

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Haven't used it yet

    derby, United Kingdom
  • Brilliant. So light. other creams feel too heavy but this new skin smoothing cream is lovely

    CARLISLE, United Kingdom
    derby, United Kingdom
  • Great product.

    Maldon, United Kingdom
  • Love the product

    Abergele, United Kingdom
  • Really good

    Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
  • Have used this product for many years as nothing else seems to work for my dry skin.

    Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Exactly what my sensitive skin needs

    London, United Kingdom
  • Excellent

    St Saviours, United Kingdom
  • Excellent

    St Saviours, United Kingdom
  • Excellent all round cream! Nit too heavy or light... luv it!

    South Croydon, United Kingdom
  • My go to moisturise

    Londonderry, United Kingdom
  • Excellent product works well perfect under foundation .

    Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Have been using this product for years. Love it.

    Kilwinning, United Kingdom
  • Beautiful.easily applied. Soaks in well. Makes my skin so soft to touch.

    Potters Bar, United Kingdom
  • Hello all. I’ve used this product on and off for the last few years or more. I try other moisturisers but always come back to this one. It lasts ages if you buy the 100mm and it isn’t at all greasy. I’d recommend this to anyone. Gillian

    Tring, United Kingdom
  • Excellent

    Derby, United Kingdom
    Chester Le Street, United Kingdom
  • The texture is more thicker than the old formula skin smoothing cream.Loved it.

    Gillingham, United Kingdom
  • Nice cream

    West Wickham, United Kingdom
  • Always use this it’s a great product.

    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • This product is delightful.

    coleraine, United Kingdom
  • I've used it for years. It's the best moisturizer I've used by far. Non greasy absorbs fast. Can't fault it I love it.

    Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Love it

    Daventry, United Kingdom
  • Love it not greasy, light and easily absorbed.

    Eastleigh, United Kingdom
  • Have tried many other moisturisers but always return to using Skin Smoothing Cream. Simply the best!

    Coleraine, United Kingdom
  • Excellent!

    London, United Kingdom
  • The softest moisturiser I’ve ever tried, it makes my skin look and feel smooth

    LEATHERHEAD, United Kingdom
  • Amazing my skin feels so smooth and refreshed

    Jersey, United Kingdom
  • It makes my skin soft and it looks healthy and fresh

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • i loved the old brand better. you got almost instant results. I've used it for more than 20 years no complaints. however the new one is not as good. it doesn't give that youthful glow as did the old one. the new texture and smell is not the same. not happy. the price is higher too!!!

    Stuttgart, Germany
  • i loved the old brand better. you got almost instant results. I've used it for more than 20 years no complaints. however the new one is not as good. it doesn't give that youthful glow as did the old one. the new texture and smell is not the same. not happy. the price is higher too!!!

    Stuttgart, Germany
  • Absolutely brilliant, keeps skin moist all day. Have been using this for years and I love it.

    Navan, Ireland
  • My dehydrated skin feels soft again!

    Felsőtárkány, Hungary
    Alfreton, United Kingdom
  • Have used this product for many years

    Deeside, United Kingdom
  • Wonderful

    Felsőtárkány, Hungary
  • Excellent

    Derby, United Kingdom
  • The feeling of this cream on my skin is amazing. My skin is left feeling softer and smoother

    Falkirk, United Kingdom
  • Love been using it for years

    Macclesfield, United Kingdom
  • Lovely as always, would be nice with spf in it.

    Leigh, United Kingdom
  • Fantastic product, been using for over 10 years now and would not touch anything else. Used to have problem skin, breakouts but this product keeps my skin clear, fresh, looking healthy and so light on your skin.

    Wakefield, United Kingdom
  • Would definitely recommend this, my skin has never been so good.

    Worcestershire, United Kingdom
  • Love it

    Daventry, United Kingdom
  • This is my trusted moisturiser that I absolutely love

    Hyde, United Kingdom
  • I love this cream. It’s moisturising and nourishing but not too heavy.

    London, United Kingdom

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Introducing Dermalogica's New Skin Smoothing Cream

Skin Smoothing Cream has been Dermalogica’s number one moisturiser for many years, in fact it was part of the original line up when the brand was created and launched in 1986. Now, with over 30 years at the top, it’s had a face lift! We caught up with Victoria Schofield, Dermalogica’s Education Executive to find out what’s changed with our favourite cream.

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