Moisture Boost Daily Restoring Complex with SPF 30

by Paula's Choice Skincare  Moisture Boost
$26 - 2 fl. oz.
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Moisture Boost Daily Restoring Complex with SPF 30 has an innovative lightweight cream texture that provides substantial moisture without a thick, heavy feel. Anti-wrinkle protection is assured from stabilized avobenzone, and the formula further boosts skin’s defenses with a proven antioxidant complex. Its satin-smooth finish serves as a perfect base for makeup application. This daytime moisturizer with sunscreen is ideal for those with normal to dry skin that want a luxurious moisturizer that protects skin in multiple ways but never feels like a traditional sunscreen.

One more comment: It is worth mentioning that one of this sunscreen's active ingredients (octinoxate) can be sensitizing for some people when applied around the eyes. This is less of an issue in a fragrance-free product such as this, but it's something to keep in mind in case you notice signs of irritation such as stinging. Most people have no issue with applying octinoxate anywhere on the face.

Innovative, soufflé-like cream texture to make your skin feel smooth while restoring moisture. Lightweight, satin finish never makes your skin look greasy. Antioxidant-rich formula to boost your skin's defenses and help resist signs of aging. Provides reliable anti-wrinkle protection with stabilized Avobenzone. Ideal to prep your dry skin for makeup application.

Active: Homosalate (4%), Octisalate (4%), Oxybenzone (3%), Avobenzone (3%), Octocrylene (2%) Other: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient thickener), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), VP/Eicosene Copolymer (film-forming/suspending agent), Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate (emulsifier), Ascorbyl Phosphate (stabilized vitamin C/antioxidant), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Picea Excelsa (Spruce) Extract (antioxidant), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice (water-binding agent), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (emollient), Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient thickeners), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Titanium Dioxide (opacifying agent), Bentonite (thickener), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (film-forming agent), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Sodium Polyacrylate (film-forming agent), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives)

Disclosure: In addition to reviewing thousands of cosmetic products from hundreds of brands over the past 30 years, Paula also has her own line of products called Paula's Choice. Paula and her team's goal is to help you find the best products possible for your skin whether they are from Paula's Choice or some other product line. Paula's commitment to this is so strong she is the only cosmetics company owner in the world that recommends products other than her own. Paula and the Paula's Choice Research Team formulate our products to meet or exceed the criteria we use to review products from every other brand on this site. We review all products the same way using the same research, objective comments, and praise no matter whose product it is.

Paula's Choice was created in 1995 in response to the many readers who asked Paula to develop her own products. Given Paula's unique overview of the cosmetics industry, 30+ years of research, and earnest desire to help people find the best products for their skin-care needs, creating her own products was a natural extension of her work. Paula's Choice range of products are designed to meet the needs and preferences of just about every skin type and concern imaginable using only proven ingredients substantiated by published research.

Paula's Choice products provide:

  • State-of-the-art formulas based on reliable, published skin-care research
  • Proven effective solutions for wrinkles, acne, rosacea, and sensitive skin
  • Gentle yet effective products for those seeking a natural skin-care routine
  • Fragrance-free formulas (because it is what's best for your skin)
  • Cruelty-free formulas: Paula's Choice does not test on animals during any stages of product development—nor do we contract with third parties to conduct animal testing on our behalf
  • Environmentally-friendly products that feature minimalist packaging that ensures product efficacy
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee from our world-class Customer Service Team

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  2. Was this product a good value? (4 = Best)

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  3. Would you recommend this product? (4 = Best)

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  1. Barbara
    Reviewed on Thursday, September 18, 2014
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    Thank you
    • This might not be in the best place, but if the company thinks it should be moved, that is fine. 4 stars are not quite appropriate but I wanted to write. It is regarding what Paula or her company wrote about one of the ingredients. Octinoxate. Hopefully some people affected by this ingredient might see it here that had not read it where its published. When I read that I knew not to use this product (Cornea Disease) so she kept me from hurting or wasting money. I appreciate this, thanks.

  2. Star S.
    Reviewed on Sunday, August 10, 2014
    • Results
      1 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    • Value
      1 / 4
    Stings My Skin
    • Was hoping my foundation would work smoothly over this moisturizer, but it stings my skin. It does lose its pasty whiteness fairly soon, though. I normally have sensitive eyes, not skin. It also appears to be a synthetic, chemical sunscreen as opposed to a mineral, physical one.

    Paula's Choice Research Team Response
    Replied on: Monday, August 11, 2014


    Thanks for your review! We're sorry this product didn't work as well as you were hoping.  Please contact us to discuss a refund or exchange and the sunscreen options that you prefer for your sensitive skin.

  3. Anne Marie
    Reviewed on Tuesday, December 04, 2012
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    melts into skin - good under makeup
    • After trying sample sets of Paula's skin care in Resist, Skin Recovery and Moisture Boost, I choose Moisture Boost for my sunscreen. I have very fair, sensitive, dry skin (and maybe the beginnings of rosacea). This moisturizer made my skin happy. It is creamy, but not greasy. I do need to massage it into my skin and wait a few moments to let it absorb before I start my makeup. I had used Olay Complete for years, but I think Paula's is a better sunscreen. I have less age spots now. I wish it was a better bargain though. Compared to Olay Complete, this is a lot more expensive. A small amount does cover my face but I don't want to skimp on sunscreen. I got 3 tubes on sale and am using it everyday. I might try Olay again when I run out and do a comparision with the switch. I am 40+ yo and custom picked my skin system from Paula's choice. So easy to do! For less than twenty bucks, get 3 sample sets. Snip a tiny corner off and try. If you're sensitive like me, I needed to only try one new thing at a time and usually I tried it at night. So it was a process. But so worth it! I use Moisture Boost Cleanser and Moisture Boost Daily Restoring Complex with SPF30 (moisturizer with sunscreen). My skin does not like any Toners! I choose the Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment (5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid) and alternate it with Skin Perfecting 1% BHA Lotion with about 1-2 days in between. My skin reddened with daily use of either one. I also use a retinol product once a week. I noticed better results with another brand (Netrogena). At night I put on a treatment for sun damage/melasma which is super emolient so I don't use a night cream. I don't use a serum either. The skin around my eyes didn't respond well to Paula's serums - looked drier than ever! So I use a natural oil straight up - almond and olive oil. Skin is happy :-)

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