What makes this product unique?
Moisture Boost One Step Face Cleanser offers the ease of a water-soluble cleanser with the texture of a milky cleansing lotion. This lightly lathering formula feels supremely silky and quickly removes all makeup (including eye makeup). It rinses completely, leaving skin beautifully soft without a trace of dryness.
This product is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free.
Who is this product for?
Moisture Boost Cleanser is ideal for those with normal to dry skin. May also be used by those with slightly oily or combination skin that prefer a lotion-like texture.
Sources to support the claims made for Moisture Boost One Step Face Cleanser
Biochemistry and Pharmacology, June 2007, pages 1,786-1,795; Contact Dermatitis, June 2006, pages 303-312; British Journal of Dermatology, July 2005, pages 124-131; Skin Research and Technology, February 2005, pages 53–60; and Dermatologic Therapy, January 2004, pages 16–25; Cutis, December 2001, Supplemental, pages 12–19; Skin Research and Technology, July 2001, pages 49–55; and Contact Dermatitis, June 1999, pages 310–315.
sodium hyaluronate, Aloe barbadensis, Chamomilla recutita flower extract, sodium PCA
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (gentle cleansing agent), Methyl Gluceth-20 (skin-conditioning agent), Glycol Stearate (moisturizing thickener), Glyceryl Stearate (moisturizing thickener), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (soothing agent, anti-inflammatory), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding agent), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (very mild cleansing/lather agent), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate (cleansing agents), Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA (skin-identical ingredients), Hydroxyethylcellulose (thickener), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Propylene Glycol (slip agent), Citric Acid (pH balancer), Phytic Acid (chelating agent to soften hard water), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
DIRECTIONS: Wet face and apply a small amount of cleanser to your face and eye area with vigorous, yet gentle, circular motions. Rinse well. To remove heavy makeup, repeat or use with a clean, wet washcloth.
Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.
Do I still need to use an eye or face makeup remover?
It depends on how much eye or face makeup you are using or if you are wearing waterproof mascara, waterproof makeup, or other hard-to-remove makeup. If that's the case, we recommend using Paula's Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover before or after this cleanser. Otherwise, this cleanser effectively removes most types of makeup.
I have normal to oily skin that gets drier in the winter - would Moisture Boost One Step Face Cleanser be a good seasonal choice?
Yes! It has a lotion-like texture but still rinses and cleans beautifully.
How is the Moisture Boost One Step Face Cleanser different from the Calm Redness Relief Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin?
Our Calm Redness Relief Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin is actually identical to the Moisture Boost One Step Face Cleanser, but packaged to be part of the new Calm Redness Relief line. We chose to use this formula as a part of the Calm line because its milky, lightly lathering formula rinses clean for beautifully soft skin without a dry, tight feeling. Its soothing formula is ideal for anyone with red, irritated skin and fits in perfectly with the other gentle, yet highly effective formulas in the Calm line for Normal to Dry Skin. For more information on Calm, visit the Calm Redness Relief Collection