CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer
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CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer
This luxuriant cream moisturizer relieves dryness with soothing antioxidants and nourishing plant oils to keep skin thoroughly hydrated, soft, and comforted.

CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer

Based on 103 reviews

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This luxuriant cream moisturizer relieves dryness with soothing antioxidants and nourishing plant oils to keep skin thoroughly hydrated, soft, and comforted.
  • Plumps the look of dehydrated skin
  • Smooths the appearance of wrinkles
  • Leaves skin feeling remarkably soft and supple
  • Rich, velvety cream texture
  • Use as the last step in your PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Extra Sensitive Skin, Dry/Very Dry Skin
Concerns:
Redness

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    2 oz
    $31.00
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    $1.00

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Why is it different?
CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer’s specialized, thoroughly hydrating formula immediately relieves uncomfortable dry skin on the face. This decadently rich rejuvenating cream provides an oasis of moisture for thirsty parched skin. We've infused a nourishing blend of carefully researched emollients, skin-soothing plant extracts, and replenishing plant oils in this unique anti-aging formula for those with dry, uncomfortable skin.

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What does it do?
Locks in vital moisture for up to 12 hours, leaving dry to very dry skin feeling remarkably soft, supple, and comforted. Plumps the look of dehydrated skin and smooths the appearance of dryness and wrinkles as the nourishing plant oils and antioxidants help skin feel soft and rejuvenated. Exceptionally gentle for sensitive skin, even skin prone to rosacea.
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How to use

Apply after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating. Ideal for treating face, neck, and eye area. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum product rated SPF 30 or greater.

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Research

Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146

Indian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology, March-April 2012, issue 2, pages 142-145

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, June 2011, issue 6, pages 45-55

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2003, issue 2, pages 107-129

Indian Journal of Dermatology, May-June 2016, issue 1—3, pages 279-287

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, November 2005, issue 6, pages 672-688

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, September 2014, issue 9, pages 1021-1025

Clinical Dermatology, March-April 2009, issue 2, pages 159-165

Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, volume 20, issue 5, pages 314-21

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (shea butter/emollient/antioxidant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient, skin replenishing), Glyceryl Stearate SE (texture-enhancing), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (olive oil/non-fragrant emollient plant oil/antioxidant), Dimethicone (emollient/hydration), Stearic Acid (texture-enhancing/stabilizer), Glyceryl Stearate (texture-enhancing/stabilizer), Mangifera Indica Seed Butter (mango butter/non-fragrant emollient plant oils/antioxidant), Cetyl Alcohol (stabilizer), Cocos Nucifera Oil (coconut oil/non-fragrant emollient plant oil/antioxidants), Ceramide NP (skin replenishing), Ceramide AP (skin replenishing), Ceramide EOP (skin replenishing), Sphingolipids (skin replenishing), Phospholipids (skin replenishing), Phytosphingosine (skin-soothing/skin-restoring ingredient), Squalene (emollient), Cholesterol (skin replenishing), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Simmondsia Chinensis Butter (jojoba butter/plant-based emollient), Persea Gratissima Oil (avocado oil/non-fragrant emollient plant oils/antioxidants), Glycine Soja Oil (soybean oil/non-fragrant emollient plant oils/antioxidant), Oryza Sativa Bran Oil (rice oil/non-fragrant emollient plant oil/antioxidant), Avena Sativa Kernel Extract (oat extract/skin-soothing), Glycerin (skin replenishing), Panthenol (vitamin B5/skin-soothing), Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Beta-Sitosterol (skin replenishing/skin-soothing), Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides Citrate (stabilizer), Propylene Glycol (hydration), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (stabilizer), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (hydration), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer
 
4.3

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Moisturizes well (35)
  • Long lasting (25)
  • Goes on smoothly (24)
  • Not greasy (23)
  • Absorbs quickly (18)

Cons

  • Doesn't absorb well (5)
  • Bad smell (3)
  • Too greasy or heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (32)
  • Deep moisturization (28)
  • Dry/chapped skin (12)
  • After shower/bath (11)
  • Dryness (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (31), Survivalist / minimalist (13), Beauty expert (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Dry (46), Combination (16)

Reviewed by 103 customers

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5.0

Great sleeping pack

By Julia

from Baltimore

About Me Beauty Expert

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Moisturizes
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Overnight
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer:

    I am a long time fan of PC products. Recently, I've been using a multilayered k-beauty type skin routine. I use this moisturizer as the very last step in my nightly routine, sometimes mixing it with a little cerave ointment to make it even more occlusive, like a moisture mask/sleeping pack. I love the feeling of this cream on my dry sensitive skin, and I love the smooth look of my skin after sleeping in it. I like that it has a ton of plant butters and oils as well as cerimides. It even works great on my hands. Wonderful product!

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 30-44

    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not for me

    By FriendlyPharmacist

    from Orange County, CA

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Moisturizes Well
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Doesn't spread on skin well

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Deep Moisturization
    • Dryness

    Comments about CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer - 2 oz:

    I really wanted to like this product, but it's not very easy to apply to my skin. It's thick and it pulls on my skin as I try to spread it across my face. I feel like I have to use a lot of the product since it doesn't spread very well. It is moisturizing, though. I have used other thick creams that spread easier. I think because of the price, I'll just go back to Cetaphil cream and use Paula's Choice Super Antioxidant Serum underneath for the benefits.

    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Smells rancid

    By CJO

    from NH

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

        Comments about CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer - 2 oz:

        I got this as one of the samples with my most recent order. Being in the healthcare field, I need something to help with my dry hands from washing all the time and thought this might do the trick.

        I'm not sure how well this works as I had to wash this off immediately. The smell was absolutely horrendous! Smelled exactly of putrid old lotion that had been sitting in someone's drawer for 10 years. Glad I didn't purchase a full size of this!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        MUST HAVE FOR DRY WINTER SKIN!

        By Nikki

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting
        • Moisturizes Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Shower/Bath
          • Daily Use
          • Deep Moisturization
          • Dryness

          Comments about CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer - 2 oz:

          I use the Advanced Skin Recovery kit, but switched to this moisturizer + the Resist Moisture Oil Booster this Winter when the other moisturizer in my kit just wasn't cutting it. I don't think I will go back to the other one. I have used much more expensive products, and this one is the bomb!

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          VERY LONG LASTING MOISTURIZER!!!

          By BELLA

          from PETALUMA, CA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • BOUGHT THIS ON QVC & ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • CAN USE A.M. & P.M.
            • Daily Use
            • Deep Moisturization
            • Dryness

            Comments about CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer - 2 oz:

            THE VERY BEST MOISTURIZER I HAVE USED IN YRS! A LITTLE BIT GOES A LONG WAY IT CAN BE USED AROUND EYE AREA. PLACE A SMALL AMT IN YOUR HANDS & RUB THEM TOGETHER TO HEAT UP PRODUCT, THAN PLACE AROUND EYE AREA (360) AND ALL OVER FACE, NECK & DEC...I LOVE THE WAY IT MAKES MY SKIN FEEL & IT IS VERY LONG LASTING! IF YOU ARE ON THE FENCE DON'T BE, GO FOR IT NOW!!!!

            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Please don't discontinue this

            By Jen

            from So Cal

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Deep Moisturization
              • Dryness

              Comments about CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer - 2 oz:

              Paula's products that are marketed for normal to dry skin do very little for me, because my skin is not normally dry, it is abnormally dry. In addition, I live in a desert region, so this is the only moisturizer I can use at night and wake up without tightness the next morning, and that is with hyleronic acid boosts, etc. It absorbs instantly and leaves my skin soft. It never clogs my pores or feels greasy. If you're having these side effects, my guess is that this cream is too heavy for you. That doesn't mean it deserves low stars, it means it's the wrong solution for your skin care issues.

              I've been using the resist moisturizing spf in the mornings and this at night, but I'm going to have to add this to my morning routine under sun care now that the latter has been discontinued. The other spf options are too drying alone. So I really, really hope the price reduction on this doesn't mean it's about to be discontinued, too. If it is, I'm sunk. Or shriveled, rather.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              BEST MOISTURIZER I HAVE EVER USED!!!!

              By BELLA

              from PETALUMA, CA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Keeps My Very Dry Skin Mo
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Deep Moisturization
                • Dryness

                Comments about CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer - 2 oz:

                I HAVE USED MANY MOISTURIZERS IN MY TIME, BUT THIS IN THE BEST ONE, IT REALLY DELIVERS! KEEPS MY DRY SKIN MOIST THE ENTIRE DAY & NIGHT! THANK YOU PAULA FOR ALWAYS BRINGING US AFFORDABLE PRODUCTS THAT ACTUALLY WORK! YOU ARE A SKIN SAINT!!!!! BELLA

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                This didn't work for me

                By Rigs

                from Toronto, ON

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Goes On Smoothly

                Cons

                • Doesn't Absorb Well
                • Sits On Top Of Skin
                • Too Greasy Or Heavy

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath

                Comments about CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer - 2 oz:

                I have very dry skin and used to use the Moisture Boost line, which worked very well for me. This product didn't work so well - it sort of just sat on top of my skin and made my face feel sweaty. I didn't notice much of a positive difference in terms of dryness with this product, either. If you're going to use this, use it at night before bed - it doesn't work under makeup (too thick).

                I've been a loyal Paula's Choice fan for years but I'm now looking to other companies for moisturizer alternatives, unfortunately.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery was prompt.

                (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Thick and Pore-Clogging

                By Hey Girl

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Moisturizes Well

                Cons

                • Clogs Pores
                • Doesn't Absorb Well
                • Too Greasy Or Heavy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer - 2 oz:

                  This was my first purchase from Paula's Choice, and after hearing so many good things about this brand from magazines and beauty pros, I decided to give this moisturizer a try in my never-ending quest for an adequate nighttime cream for my dry, hypersensitive skin.

                  Unfortunately, this cream was too occlusive and clogged my pores, causing me to break out! It feels horribly greasy, and it doesn't spread or absorb well on the face. I gave it two stars instead of one because it's fragrance free, and the quality of the ingredients seems to be good. But you just can't throw every single moisturizing ingredient known to man into a cream and expect it to work!

                  TL;DR: Lots of nice ingredients; terrible, heavy formulation.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Holy smokies buy this right now

                  By Mer

                  from Maine

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Quickly
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Moisturizes Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Deep Moisturization
                    • Dryness

                    Comments about CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer - 2 oz:

                    I grew up in West Texas; I know dry skin. Living in Maine I'm constantly plagued by dry, itchy skin and this stuff is absolutely the only thing that keeps my dehydrated, winter skin happy. Use as directed - last step of skincare routine. It's stellar.

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