Dot and Key Moisturizer Review | CICA Niacinamide Night Gel

Dot and Key cica night gel Review

Happy New Year 2024 everyone!šŸ„° Hope you all have a wonderful year ahead. Wishing you good health, peace and happiness. Today I am going to share my experience with one of my recent skincare additions which has received mixed response from the skin care community. In my earlier post, I reviewed the 72 Hour Moisturizer from the same brand. I decided to give this one a try since it had a good list of ingredients like Centella Asiatica, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. So without further delay, here is my Dot and Key moisturizer review.


Dot and Key Cica night gel is a lightweight, oil-free face moisturizer designed for achieving acne free and spotless skin. Packed with Calming Cica, Niacinamide, Ceramides, and Oatmeal, it fades dark spots, controls oil, and soothes redness. The moisturizer not only provides balanced hydration but also enhances the skin barrier function. This non-comedogenic, fragrance-free formula is perfect for acne-prone, oily, and sensitive skin.


  • Combats acne breakouts
  • Calms redness and irritation
  • Diminishes acne scars and dark spots
  • Provides oil-free balanced hydration
  • Minimizes the frequency of breakouts

PRICEĀ 60ML: rs495

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Dot and Key cica night gel Review


The Dot and Key Cica night gel comes in a light green tub packaging.


The moisturizer has a light watery gel texture and goes on smoothly. Since it is oil free, it is perfect for oily skin beauties.


I do have sensitive skin and hence am not too delighted with having fragrance in my skincare products. This one is fragrance free and did not irritate my skin. Although fragrance free, it has a medicinal peppermint scent which I am not too fond of.

Dot and Key cica night gel Review

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Dot and Key CICA Niacinamide Night Gel ingredients

Dot and Key cica moisturiser Review


Skin Type – Normal Sensitive

I have been searching for a daytime moisturizer that is light, hydrating, and does not make my skin oily or overly shiny. This gel from Dot and Key has a nice texture and a cooling effect which makes it perfect for the summertime. I follow it up with a sunscreen.

Since I have normal skin, I like using this moisturizer in the daytime. It is gentle, calming, and lightweight yet offers a modest amount of moisture but still is not too heavy on my skin. But I wish it were more hydrating since the effect just vanishes within a couple of hours. I usually need to use another layer of moisturiser with it. It is a bit light on its own, but when combined with another moisturizer, it works well. Because of this, I would recommend people with dry skin to skip this one.

In my opinion, go for this cica gel only if your skin needs some soothing since it really lacks in terms of hydration.


The Dot and Key moisturizer did not clog my pores or trigger my sensitive skin. It is perfect for those with oily, acne prone, and sensitive skin. I did come across people who got closed comedones while using this gel. I use lactic acid 2 times a week so maybe that prevented the CC’s, at least that is what I think.


Tea tree scent
Gets absorbed quickly
Matte finish
Did not irritate my sensitive skin
Did not cause pimples
Soothes the skin
Best for the summer season


Not moisturising enough on its own for my normal skin.

RATING – 3/5



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