CLEAR Oil-Free Moisturizer
Based on 8 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 8 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

Key Ingredients
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

Closest I've gotten to a holy grail moisturizer


This is the ONLY Paula's Choice moisturizer that doesn't contain excessive mattifying agents that make your skin feel dry and accentuate the presence of your fine lines. In other words, it actually MOISTURIZES. The ceramides make my skin feel plush.The niacinamide gives a beautiful, brightening effect and the antioxidants provide further protection and repair. It reminds me of a less greasy, super-charged version of Cera Ve PM. And finally, it doesn't make my super pimple-prone skin break out. Kudos to PC product development!

Rebecca O.

Seattle, WA


Perfect Moisturizer for Combo Acne Prone Skin


I have had such a hard time finding the right night time moisturizer for my odd combo skin type. The light gel textures do not moisturize the dry areas of my skin enough, and the hydrating cream ones are a little too heavy for my oily center. The Earth Sourced flakes off my skin, and the new Defense still dries a little too matte for me. The Hydralight was the only one that was close, but it still wasn't quite right for my skin. This feels absolutely PERFECT on my skin before I go to bed. Just light and hydrating enough to quench my skin thirst, but does not leave that oily glow overnight. I love it!


Los Angeles


LOVE this!


I use this in the morning and at night. I have sensitive/combo/breakout-prone skin... this feels like a cushiony cloud. It's hydrating without being greasy, and I love it under my CLEAR Ultra-Light Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 30+. No breakouts and no sensitivity. Thank you, PC, for this awesome addition to your products. It is just what I needed!




I love it after the first time using it!


The texture is light yet hydrating. It sinks in without leaving a residue. This moisturizer is a great addition to the Clear line. I love that it contains ceramides, pumpkin, blueberry, etc. Lovely!






I received this moisturizer yesterday and am thrilled. This is my first PC product. My broken-out skin is dehydrated and irritated from unsuccessful and apparently too harsh anti-acne clearing attempts. So many moisturizers have burned or caused more blemishes. This is the first moisturizer that comforts my skin. I have already purchased other PC products. My only "con" is that after four hours, my skin is dry so I need to apply more moisturizer. This lack of sustainability could just be my damaged skin. I will be going through the moisturizer tube pretty quickly and just ordered a second tube. Hopefully between the rest of my anticipated PC products (they should arrive next week) and my dermatologist's efforts, my stubborn hormonal acne will finally go away.

Love that Dog



Good moisturizer


This moisturizer has a lotion type texture and spreads easily. There is a slight tackiness after application but dissipates shortly. While it does not feel heavy, I felt that it could have been lighter since it's for acne prone skin. As for the anti-aging ingredients listed on the product page like niacinamde, antioxidants and peptide; I could only hope that they're in therapeutic amounts that would actually make a difference. Otherwise, this would just be a regular moisturizer.


Los Angeles, CA


Decent but $$$


Just received this product and have been using it for a few days. I have oily skin and I'm always looking for a moisturizer that won't cause acne breakouts. Although this product does fit that criteria I find it way overpriced for what it actually is. Pros: extremely lightweight, does not cause breakouts, good ingredients Cons: pricey, might be to lightweight for some in winter months, it is part of the clear line it should have included some BHA If you are a fan of PC products them I would recommend that you try this however you can purchase an equally effective moisturizer at a drugstore at a much better price.

AB Chicago

Chicago IL




I bought the travel size in hopes of finding a light weight moisturizer to help my combo skin. This gave me terrible cysts on my chin. Couldn't believe how many breakouts I've had in the course of 4 days...had to toss


Jacksonville, FL



3.9 8