CLINICAL Ceramide-Enriched Firming Moisturizer
Based on 37 reviews

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CLINICAL Ceramide-Enriched Firming Moisturizer
Fortify skin’s protective barrier with concentrated ceramides to visibly smooth wrinkles, renew a firmer feel, and enhance moisture balance for plumper skin.

CLINICAL Ceramide-Enriched Firming Moisturizer

Based on 37 reviews

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You love this product so much that we just can't keep it in stock! But don’t worry, more is on the way. If you need to restock your routine, we recommend Omega+ Complex Serum or Moisture Renewal Oil Booster for your daily dose of ceramides.

Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Concerns:
Anti-Aging, Wrinkles

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Why is it different?
An unprecedented combination of ceramides, plus retinol and vitamin C, in one moisturizer for dramatically younger-looking skin. This is the first formulation with our CollagenSupport Complex, which acts as a binding agent to keep the outer layers of skin hydrated and resilient.
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What does it do?
As we age, the ceramides that keep skin healthy and strong decline. This formula steps in to give skin back five essential ceramides to restore firmer-looking, supple-feeling skin. Retinol and vitamin C further help skin to regain its vitality, while soothing emollients soften the appearance of wrinkles.
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How to use
At night, use as the last step in your skincare routine. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
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Research

Nutrients, August 2017, ePublication

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, May 2017, pages 824-834

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, December 2016, pages 549-558

Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2015, pages 1,501-1,509

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

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, May 2014, pages AB26; and November 2012, pages 1,103–1,024

Journal of Ethnopharmacology, November 2013, pages 395-420

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

Dermatologic Therapy, May 2007, pages 606–612

Clinical Interventions in Aging, 2006, pages 327–348

Ingredients
Key Ingredients
Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Cetyl Alcohol (texture enhancer, Ascorbyl Glucoside (vitamin C/antioxidant), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate (texture enhancer), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (emulsifier), Glyceryl Stearate (emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (texture enhancer), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), PEG-12 Glyceryl Dimyristate (hydration), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 (emollient), Dimethicone (emollient), Glyceryl Ascorbate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidants), Retinol (vitamin A/skin-restoring), Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Cholesterol, Caprooyl Phytosphingosine, Caprooyl Sphingosine (skin-replenishing), Squalane (emollient), Punica Granatum Fruit Extract (pomegranate/antioxidant), Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil (non-fragrant plant oil/antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Carnosine (skin-restoring), Panthenol (hydration), Sodium PCA (skin-replenishing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Sodium Citrate (pH adjuster), Ceteareth-25 (texture enhancer), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Ethylhexyl Stearate (emollient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Trideceth-6 (emulsifier), Propyl Gallate (antioxidant),Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate (film-forming agents), Behenic Acid (texture enhancer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin (preservatives).

Ratings & Reviews

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4.7

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Moisturizes (31)
  • Softens skin (29)
  • Non-greasy (28)
  • Lightweight (26)
  • Soothes skin (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (30)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (25)
  • Sensitive skin (21)
  • Uneven skin tone (12)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (22), Survivalist / minimalist (7), Beauty expert (6)
    • Skin Type:
    • Dry (18), Combination (14), Normal (3)

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5.0

A Little Bit of the Amazing Facial Cream Goes A Long Way!!

By Lormol

from Mississauga, Canada

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Sensitive Skin

    The first time I used this product I knew it was a winner for me. You require very little of the product to reap the benefits. I can see and feel changes the moment I smooth it on my skin. It felt soothed and nourished. I have normal to dry skin with t-zone oilyness. I adore it. My skin looks beautiful, plump and firm.

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    5.0

    Love this, Hydration plus antioxidants!

    By NoBSbeauty

    from Minneapolis

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      So far I am loving this new Moisturizer! This has helped to soften and calm down my overly dry winter skin. This winter has been a long one so far, with being outdoors a lot with the cold snow and freezing temperature makes it even more difficult to keep my face moisturized and preventing flaky, dry, and red skin. It isn't easy to find fragrance-free skincare products that contain ceramides, let alone several ceramides. Many "ceramide" creams I've tried only include one or sometimes up to two different ceramides, but the Paula's Choice Clinical Ceramide Enriched Firming Moisturizer contains five ceramides as well as several other beneficial ingredients. I've found it to be a well rounded product that has really helped me get through the winter. I also use an Illuminage At Home Face Laser which dries my skin out. Immediately after the laser treatments I apply this and it instantly helps calm my skin down and moisturize it.
      Well worth every dollar when you consider that this contains ceramides, vitamin c, Retinol, and more!

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      1.0

      Too harsh for my dry, sensitive skin. Ceramides only please!

      By Cara

      from Utah

      About Me Beauty Expert

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          I experienced a dry, burning sensation followed by tiny bumps to this within a day. I have dry skin that is on more on the sensitive side, but not super sensitive. My skin has tolerated ceramides in the past very well, so I believe it is the retinol and the other actives in this that caused this reaction. I agree with another reviewer, Kate, that it would be wonderful if we could be offered a moisturizer/cream loaded with ceramides and leave the more active and harsher ingredients out. I would buy that in a heartbeat and I'm certain my skin would love it. Paula's Choice customer service and return policy on this was wonderful though.

          • Skin Type:
          • Dry
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          5.0

          So far So good!!

          By Caroline

          from St. Louis, MO

          About Me Beauty Expert

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Moisturizes
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
            • Sensitive Skin

            I use this every night before bed...I NEVER use moisturizer...due to every kind I've ever used has left me with acne...Paula's Choice is the only choice for me! Some of their moisturizer have broken me out in the past but not this one! It does the job and soothes my skin...a little goes a LONG way...I just use one little pump and that's enough! I live in a harsh, dry, cold climate in the winter.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            5.0

            Amazing

            By CEU

            from PA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

              I was already very happy with my Paula's Choice skincare routine but I gave this a try anyway based on the ceramides and antioxidants. It's seriously amazing and I noticed results very quickly. I add a pump of it to another Paula's Choice moisturizer morning and night and it is definitely plumping and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. It's not at all greasy and it just leaves my skin feeling great. I even got carded a few weeks after I started using this — I'm 40 and let's just say it's been awhile since that's happened :) Love this product and I'm so happy I tried it.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              5.0

              Difference Made!

              By She236

              from Texas

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bounce
                • Daily Use
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                I didn't think anything could plump up skin but this does. Every morning my skin looks better. I'm 68 and I only wish I had had this at 40.

                • Skin Type:
                • Normal
                • Age:
                • 60+
                 
                5.0

                I would buy again!

                By karen

                from ottawa ontario

                About Me Skin Care Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy
                • Smells Great
                • Softens Skin
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  this product is excellent. If you use it during the day you need a moisturizer suncreen over top. With any products you use you need sunscreen on your face. If you tend to break out use a sunscreen with zinc and then apply your foundation. If your skin gets irriated by this moisturizer skip a couple of days and then try again. My skin had a pinky colour to it at first but it settled down. I also use alot of paulas products but at night I use a prescription retin-a.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 45-59
                   
                  5.0

                  Top Notch - My New Staple

                  By Jinx342

                  from Ada, MI

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                      As other reviewers have mentioned, this could be one of Paula's best creations ever! At first, I was skeptical b/c of the price, but after a few days of use, I will never go back! I use twice a day because I love the way it leaves my skin protected, soft, and supple. Initially, I did notice a little bit of irritation the first week, but I've backed off my retinol routine, so I skipped one day of this, and my skin was back to normal. I can't imagine my routine without this fantastic cream! For me, it could be more emollient, but I just combine with a few other products to get the moisture levels I need for my skin (especially in winter). I especially love the way I can apply my foundation over it and have beautiful results. I wish it had a sunscreen in it, but oh well...I live in MI; we are used to layering! Thank you, Paula! Fabulous addition!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Service and delivery always top notch!

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Dry
                      • Age:
                      • 45-59
                       
                      4.0

                      Not what I expected

                      By Andrea

                      from Pennsylvania

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Non-Greasy

                      Cons

                      • Not very moisturizing

                      Best Uses

                        I find this product to be very lightweight especially for my combination/oily skin. I have been using it for over two weeks and I honestly don't see or feel too much of a difference in my skin. I'm hoping with continued use I will. I do have to use another moisturizer with it to help off set any dryness I often experience in the winter season.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Always great delivery service!

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Combination
                        • Age:
                        • 30-44
                         
                        3.0

                        Not appropriate for very sensitive skin.

                        By Katy

                        from Labrador, Canada

                        About Me Beauty Conscious

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Moisturizes
                        • Non-Greasy

                        Cons

                        • Irritates Skin

                        Best Uses

                          I use a number of Paula`s Choice products on my dry, sensitive skin. Unfortunately, I developed a reaction within 2 days of using this moisturizer. Just a note of caution for those with very sensitive skin that this might not be the best product for you.

                          • Skin Type:
                          • Dry
                          • Age:
                          • 45-59

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