Lightweight like a toner but concentrated like a serum, the refreshing formula visibly reduces redness and helps reduce sensitivity by strengthening the skin’s moisture barrier. Redness Relief Essence is part of the UltraCalming™ line and works synergistically to relieve, restore and hydrate sensitive skin against redness, discomfort and dehydration.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
Certified vegan by PETA
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
Reduces the appearance of redness
Boosts hydration and helps strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier
Calms, soothes and balances skin
how to use
Shake well before use. Dispense into palm and pat gently over cleansed face, neck and chest. Use twice a day for continuous relief.
Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.
Treat the multiple triggers behind inflammation for lasting relief from sensitivity flare-ups.
Itching, burning, stinging and redness are the obvious signs of sensitive skin. The triggers behind these sensations are less clear: genetics, hormones, stress, chemical assaults, foods and even aggressive skin treatments can intensify skin’s highly reactive state.
The common thread behind irritation, flushing and stinging is inflammation. When paired with the loss of skin’s protective barrier, skin health is compromised and becomes highly reactive.
how it works
UltraCalming™ contains UltraCalming™ Complex, our exclusive complex clinically proven to control neurogenic and immunogenic inflammatory pathways that lead to skin sensitivity.
Been using this cream every day for a while and my skin feels softer and less dry. Not thick and sticky and doesnt leave my skin feeling oily like other creams.
Not for me
Not sure if it was the product, or just my skin, but after to days of use this made my skin have a red rash like over it. I can be pretty sensitve, so Im sure its just me. It did have a real good smell and made my face feel smooth, so Im bummed it didnt work for me.
This moisturizer is the best that I have ever used
I use this cream every day. It is my go-to moisturizer. It leaves my skin is nourished but not greasy. After using this for two weeks, the redness in my skin completely disappeared. This works better than the Philosophy skincare routine that I used before stumbling onto this gem. I am a huge fan.
A must have for hydrated skin!
This winter has been super hard on my skin. My hands, legs and feet are so dry they are scaling. I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to try Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream. I have used this product numerous times now and I have to say it hydrates my skin like no other. I recently had a stay in the hospital and my legs were so dry they gave me a prescription cream to apple to my legs as they were so scaly and itchy. After a few days, I sent home for my family to bring me my tube of Dermalogica. The minute I applied this to my legs, the itching subsided and the scales lessened. Within a few days my legs were hydrated and looking normal...no more itching or redness. This product is a definite must have. Winters take their toll on skin and this is a sure fire way to balance the dryness out. The best part is that this cream is lightweight and not greasy. It rubs into my skin without leaving greasy residue behind.
Nassau County, NY
I would not purchase this product
The cream went on smooth and absorbed quickly but it stung my skin and I had to put on several applications to feel hydrated.
I would buy this again
I am amazed at the difference in my skin!! My face gets so dry and my rosacea goes crazy but since I started using this, my skin is softer and my flexible. It really does smooth my skin!!!
Galivants Ferry, SC
Not a good match for my skin
This wasn't the greatest at first.. I broke out (and I rarely ever break out). And it's almost too thick for my liking. (And I do have dry skin, but this is a in the frigid middle of winter dry need) It's good as part of my nighttime routine, but I am not a fan of it for the morning aka under my makeup.
Dermatologist approved with amazing results!!
I have never tried any Dermalogica products before but have heard extensively of the high quality items from this trusted brand.
I saw an immediate improvement in my skin smoothness after the first day and with continued use I saw a reduction of pore size and skin clarity. The longer I use it the better my skin gets!
Great skin cream
Wow I was so impressed by this cream. It left my skin feeling moisturized and rejuvenated. I'm in my mid 30s so I wasn't necessarily looking for a cream to make me look younger but this cream definitely made me look younger! The moisture does wonders for your face.
L M S
I would definitely buy this cream again!
This cream is very hydrating; however, not at all greasy. It is a wonderful moisturizer, and i use it twice a day! 😍
Hello, I was recommended this product during face mapping however I had dry skin with breakouts within my forehead and cheeks. Is this product suitable for me or should I buy an acne targeted moisturiser?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This is hydrating and does not clog pores.
I love using facial oils and I was wondering if I could use them with Skin Smoothing Cream. If so, should I use it before or after?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use it before or mix it into the moisturizer. We recommend Phyto Replenish Oil.
I have oily skin which can be dehydrated, during the day I use active moist but at night I switch between active moist and skin smoothing cream.
But when travelling I can go from the tropic weather to snowing and windy. But my skin struggles with hydration can I layer moisturisers for example the smoothing cream and then a layer of sleep cocoon at night? I also use tretinion every night as well.
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can layer hydration: Multi Active Toner, Skin Hydrating Booster and then Skin Smoothing Cream mixed with a drop of Phyto Replenish Oil.
Hello! I have recently discovered that i have a dehydrated skin that overproduces oil as a result, which i am trying to fix now. Would this be the most suitable moisturiser? What other products would complement it?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, this would be the best product for you. You may also like Special Cleansing Gel, Multi Active Toner and Skin Hydrating Booster.
I purchased this intense hydration cream and have been using it the past two weeks but my skin continues to get dryer and dryer, I now have flakey white skin around my chin area. If this isn't for dry skin what would be?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Your skin may need layered hydration to prevent transepidermal water loss. You can layer hydrating products like Multi Active Toner, Skin Hydrating Booster, Phyto Replenish Oil and Skin Smoothing Cream.
Hi. I'm going on the isotretinoin medication and was wondering if this product will provide me enough moisture, when my skin will be extremely dry and dehydrated? If not, are there any other products you would recommend?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can layer Multi Active Toner, Skin Hydrating Booster and Skin Smoothing Cream for best results. That should be enough, but you can always add Phyto Replenish Oil as well.
IM TRYING TO ORDER THE SKIN SMOOTING CREAM. IT SAYS IT HAS MORE THAN ONE SIZE BUT ONLY ALOOWING ME TO ORDER THE BIGGEST ONE. I WOULD LIKE TO TRY BEFORE I PURCHASE A BIG ONE.
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica! This product is offered in the 3.4oz size on the Ulta website.
The Dermalogica Team
I'm trying to decide between skin smoothing cream or calm water gel. I have dry sensitive skin and redness around the cheek are. Can you please help? Thank you.
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Calm Water Gel will soothe redness.
I can't see from the product description whether Skin Smoothing Cream has an SPF, please can you confirm ?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Skin Smoothing Cream does not have SPF. You can add Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 for UV protection.
I have dehydrated skin however it doesn't appear dehydrated from the outset. It almost looks oily/shiny, particularly in my T-zone. However when I have had it examined by a Dermalogica consultant under the light, they have told me it is dehydrated. I also suffer with dehydration lines on my forehead and around my eyes. Which day time moisturiser do you suggest?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may benefit from layering hydration. try Multi Active Toner, Skin Smoothing Cream and Solar Defense Booster SPF 50.