01.06.2015
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Earth Sourced Antioxidant-Enriched Natural Moisturizer
Rating
2 fl. oz. for $27
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:01.06.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Earth Sourced Antioxidant-Enriched Natural Moisturizer is a silky yet surprisingly rich moisturizer that does natural right! Designed for all skin types, including oily skin struggling with dry, flaky areas, the formula drenches skin with plant-based antioxidants along with cell-communicating and skin-repairing ingredients. These ingredients hydrate and smooth skin, and help it look and act younger.

Best of all, fans of natural skincare products finally have a moisturizer whose natural ingredients won't cause irritation. Regardless of hype, not all natural ingredients are created equal—after all, poison ivy is a natural ingredient, too! Instead of excess fragrance and problematic ingredients, your skin gets only ingredients proven to be gentle yet effective in this 98% naturally derived formula.

Pros:
  • Silky yet surprisingly rich moisturizer that can be used by all skin types.
  • Drenches skin with plant-based antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients.
  • Fragrance-free and void of irritating ingredients that natural products often contain.
  • 98% naturally derived formula suitable for those who prefer natural ingredients.
Cons:
  • None.
Claims

Antioxidant-rich formula stimulates collagen production. Rich yet surprisingly light texture nourishes dry skin. Leaves skin looking younger and feeling silky-soft. Ideal for those with rosacea, mild eczema, or sensitive skin.

Ingredients

Water, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (natural emollient), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Canola Oil (antioxidant plant oils), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (natural emollient), Propanediol (synthetic penetration enhancer), Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Oil (antioxidant plant oils), Sodium Hyaluronate (natural skin-repairing ingredient), Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Leaf Extract, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract (natural antioxidants), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (water-binding/soothing agent), Tocopherol (pure vitamin E/antioxidant), Hydrogenated Lecithin (natural cell-communicating ingredient), Thermus Thermophillus Ferment (natural water-binding agent), Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Oil (antioxidant plant oils), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (natural emollient), Arginine, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Proline, Threonine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Aspartic Acid (natural amino acids/water-binding agents), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Carrageenan (natural thickeners), Sodium Lactate (natural skin conditioning agent), Potassium Stearate (synthetic emulsifier), Sodium PCA (natural skin-repairing ingredient), Glyceryl Stearate (plant-derived thickener), PCA (natural skin-repairing ingredient), Silica (natural mineral thickener), Xanthan Gum (natural thickener), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Potassium Sorbate (natural preservatives), Sodium Benzoate (synthetic preservative), Benzyl Alcohol (synthetic solvent), Phenoxyethanol (synthetic preservative).

Brand Overview

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

Strengths: Fragrance-free products; all products formulated based on extensive published research on how ingredients can benefit skin; uniquely formulated AHA and BHA products; effective skin-lightening options; gentle cleansers; toners that go beyond the norm; all sunscreens provide broad spectrum protection (including UVA-screening ingredients); proven anti-acne products; antioxidant-rich serums and moisturizers; anti-aging products that work as claimed; gentle yet effective natural products; most foundations provides sun protection and come in a range of neutral colors; unique brow products; on-the-go teeth whitener; lipstick with sunscreen; impressive, reasonably priced makeup brushes; samples are available for most products.

Weaknesses: Does not offer a complete collection of makeup; makeup shade range isn’t as extensive for darker skin tones; limited concealer options.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products. Like most of us, she was fed up with products that overpromised results, cost a lot of money, and failed to deliver—or made matters worse!

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable. From acne to wrinkles, oily skin, rosacea, large pores, eczema, redness, sagging, dry skin, and on and on, Paula's Choice offers a solution.

Paula's Choice Skincare stands apart from other cosmetics brands. The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective—so you get visible results. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down (unlike jar packaging, which compromises what might otherwise be an effective formula). The line is also 100% fragrance-free, which is best for all skin types, especially for those with sensitive skin or rosacea.

From cleansers to broad-spectrum sunscreens to anti-aging serums to specialized treatments, Paula's Choice Skincare has you covered from head to toe with innovative, state-of-the-art products. The brand also offers professional-quality makeup products including concealer, foundation, eyeshadow, lipstick, and more. (Paula started out as a makeup artist so she definitely knows her way around a face!)

Paula's Choice Skincare does not test on animals and also takes an environmentally friendly approach by featuring minimalist, recyclable packaging. Another plus—the Customer Service team is among the best in the industry, offering a "100% satisfaction or your money back" guarantee.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

Why are all Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia's criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

About the Experts

The new Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains the commitment to help you find the best products possible for your skin. We do this by relentlessly pursuing and relying on published scientific research so you will have unbiased information on what works and what doesn't-and the sneaky ways you could be making your skin worse, not better!


The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same research, criteria, and objectivity, whether the product being reviewed is from Paula's Choice or another brand.

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02.28.2015
HG Face cream, night or day

I have slightly oily skin, and very oily in summer. This is the most perfect moisturizer I have ever used, and I have used A LOT of them! Lovely consistency, thick but lightweight at the same time. Feels great on and I feel good knowing I am getting moisture, antioxidants, cell communicating ingredients, all in one lotion. It slides on beautifully without feeling greasy. Never breaks out my skin. I am IN LOVE with this stuff!

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Ann B.
01.28.2015
Light weight moisturizer

This is a great, non-irritating moisturizer for almost all skin types. I get severely dry skin in the winter so I have to switch during that time. It works well for the other 3 seasons. My favorite part is that I'm not allergic to it, as I am most skin care products.

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Lauren
04.04.2014
pilled

Applied a bit of a sample of this at night after Paula's Skin Recovery serum with a couple drops of C15 Super Booster mixed in, and it kinda rolled up into balls without too much handling. Moisture remaining was ok, absorbed well. Might be fine for humid summer nights if I could get past the pilling, but I don't think this is for me and my dry skin.

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RH
03.29.2014
My new night moisturizer

Great product. I use it as my nighttime moisturizer. Initially I thought the tube was small and wouldn't last very long, but just a pea sized amount perfectly covers my entire face. It doesn't feel greasy or look oily the next morning either. Just wish it was a little less expensive as I'm on a budget

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Helen L.
05.25.2013
Love it!

The texture and weight of this moisturizer is just perfect. It is light and silky and absorbs instantly. Effectively moisturizes for such a light-weight product. Plus it feels soothing on the skin. Make my skin glow.

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Jen
12.15.2012
The best night cream ever

I use this as a night cream and find it excellent. When I wash it off in the morning my face still feels like it has been well hydrated all night.Sinks right in no greasy aftermath.It's not bad value , but thing is for us women here in the uk , we have to pay so much more than US customers. We really do. I can understand a bit more but it is a lot. However i love Paula's products and it's the only way to get them.

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