CLEAR Oil-Free Moisturizer
Based on 31 reviews
Provides soothing hydration that won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. Weightless, oil-free moisturizer is specially formulated for blemish-prone skin.

CLEAR Oil-Free Moisturizer

Based on 31 reviews
Provides soothing hydration that won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. Weightless, oil-free moisturizer is specially formulated for blemish-prone skin.
  • Lightly hydrates breakout-prone skin without adding oil or shine
  • Pore-minimizing niacinamide soothes flaky skin
  • Sheer, ceramide-infused lotion calms redness
  • Use as the last step in your PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
    2 oz
    Travel Size...
Why is it different?
The frustration of finding the best moisturizer for acne-prone skin is over. This non-greasy moisturizer provides water-light hydration, eliminates dry, flaky patches, and visibly corrects issues unique to acne-prone skin—without adding oil, clogging pores or making breakouts worse.
What does it do?
Naturally soothing antioxidants, sourced from pumpkin and blueberry calm redness, while ceramides strengthen skin’s surface. Niacinamide, a pore minimizer, improves tone and eliminates dryness.
How to use
At night, use as the last step in your skin care routine. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
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Dermatologic Therapy, February 2017, pages 1-7

Pharmaceutical Biology, September 2016, pages 5-8

Advances in Dermatology and Allergology, April 2016, pages 81-86

Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, May 2014, pages 36-44; and March 2014, pages 18-26

Mediators of Inflammation, August 2010, ePublication

DermatoEndocrinology, March-April 2009, pages 68-71

Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Ethyl Macadamiate (hydration), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Cetearyl Alcohol (texture enhancer), Propanediol (hydration), Triethylhexanoin (skin-smoothing), Sodium Acrylates Copolymer (texture enhancer), Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate (thickeners), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin- soothing), Hydrolyzed Pumpkin Seedcake (skin-replenishing), Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Fruit Extract (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Niacinamide (skin-restoring),Tripeptide-29 (skin-restoring), Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP (skin-replenishing), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-replenishing/hydration), Phytosphingosine (skin-restoring), Cholesterol (skin-replenishing), Panthenol (hydration), Sodium PCA (skin-replenishing), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Lecithin (skin-restoring/hydration), Arginine (amino acid/hydration), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (emulsifier) Sodium Gluconate (hydration/chelation), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Isohexadecane (solvent/texture enhancer), Xanthan Gum, Carbomer (thickeners), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin (preservatives).

Ratings & Reviews

I would buy this product again and again


Great moisturizer. Great formula and ingredients which help you repair and protect your skin barrier. I love it.




Love this moisturizer


This moisturizer really is soothing and provides the perfect amount of moisture for my oily dehydrated skin. I just love it!


West Palm Beach, Fl


I love this product SO much my lazy self is writing a review


I'm a busy college student and I hate being bothered to write reviews, but when I saw that this product had less than 5 stars I was shocked, and I knew I had to give my input. My skin is bumpy on my forehead and is really, really, really sensitive and dry. When I use a moisturizer it either A) doesn't absorb into my skin well or B) causes more breakouts and makes my skin too oily. BLESS this moisturizer because seriously it sinks into my skin and it feels like when you're so thirsty and you finally have a drink of cool water. I have to say it took some time for my skin to adjust to it, but once it did, I can't go without it. My skin is now glowing and I don't wear foundation anymore because I feel so comfortable in my own skin now, THANK YOU, PC!




This is what I was waiting for


I know everyone says it, but I truly have been a PC customer for YEARS and this is the moisturizer I have been waiting for. For whatever reason, moisturizers are what cause my breakouts, but my combo skin needs it so I have tried every one (including all PC) under the sun. THIS is the truly best one and if it is ever discontinued, I will be devastated. To those of us breakout prone people who also want anti-aging and that "glow" get this, it is amazing, I slather it on, I have never been able to do that with any moisturizer in my life! Thank you PC! Now please, please bring back Best Face Forward foundation, enough of us have asked for this, please hear us!




Great moisturizer


I love this moisturizer. It works well with the whole acne line. I have acne but also sensitive and oily skin so I have to be careful with what I use and I can't let my skin get too dried out or it will over produce oil.




I finally found my Holy Grail!


I was a devoted user of Paula's Skin Balancing Moisture Gel for years. I absolutely loved it. But then I was diagnosed with celiac disease, and I was told to stop using skincare products with wheat germ oil. That was over a decade ago, and I've struggled to find the perfect moisturizer since, Paula's Choice or elsewhere. Something in Hydralight irritated me. The Clear Skin Hydrator was too heavy. The Calm N/O was too lighweight. I found a few drugstore moisturizers that didn't clog my pores, but they had little to no antioxidants. So I'm beyond thrilled Paula has come out with this moisturizer. It is absolutely everything I've ever wanted a moisturizer to do. It hydrates, isn't too heavy, doesn't break me out, and sinks right in and doesn't feel greasy. In short, it's absolutely perfect!!!

Sleeping Beauty



Great product


As a mature woman with still very oily and sensitive skin with fine lines and dryness due to Canadian winters and wood heat, I have FINALLY found a product that works as advertised as does not cause blemishes or feel like a heavy film on your skin. It hydrates without feeling greasy. Thank you Paula for another fantastic product.




Love it


I really like this moisturizer, it doesnt make me oily and it feels so nice!


Palm springs,ca


Perfect For Sensitive, Oily Skin!!!


I use Retina-A and I have to be extremely careful about the products I use to compliment it...this product is absolute perfection for my nighttime skincare needs! After I apply Retina-A ,I use this moisturizer with 2 or 3 drops of the 'RESIST Moisture Renewal Oil Booster' and my skin is soft and blemish free in the morning. This moisturizer is not too oily, it doesn't have any conflicting ingredients to use with Retina-A and helps to keep skin flaking at bay. Paula's Choice is literally the only skincare I trust...I have yet to be disappointed in any product I use!


Washington, DC


Better on my skin than Hydralight


I have used Hydralight exclusively in the AM after my Vitamin C serum. Unfortunately I was always super oily with or without make-up, a few hours after application. By the end of the day, my face was HOT. This Calm moisturizer is more moisturizing but not greasy AT ALL. Perhaps it was the hylaronic acid in the Hydralight I couldn't tolerate? My combo/oily/sensitive skin loves this stuff. I am already ordering another bottle.





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