CLINICAL Ceramide-Enriched Firming Moisturizer
Based on 123 reviews


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 123 reviews


Visibly smooth wrinkles, renew a firmer feel and enhance moisture balance with a concentrated blend of ceramides plus a potent blend of vitamin c and retinol that plumps skin and fortifies skin’s protective barrier.
  • Strengthens the building blocks of healthy skin
  • Replenishing lipids deliver a supple look & feel
  • Creamy-smooth lotion intensely hydrates
  • Use daily to keep skin firm & resilient
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
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.
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.
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.
Note: This anti-aging moisturizer contains a stronger, highly focused mix of anti-aging ingredients, including several forms of vitamin C and retinol. For best results, do not apply at the same time as other vitamin C or retinol products until you see how your skin responds. If you experience signs of sensitivity, reduce frequency of use.
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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



The first few days I tried it were miraculous. I noticed my skin bouncing back after the very first use. Then it gradually started burning. Now I can't use it with any frequency, in any amount, and I have had to stop use of most of my skin care routine to allow my skin to recover. Luckily, my husband is able to use it. Paula, please make a ceramide booster, in case it is another component of the formula that I am sensitive to!




Side Effects


I have been using this product for a few months. I am really attracted to the Ceramides and niacin. I love CeraVe but won't use it because of the parabens. So this seemed like an excellent replacement. The lotion works well and improves the clarity and density of my skin but like other reviewers, I experience quite bad itching and stinging, especially on my neck and around my eyes. I use it only occasionally now.




This stuff is spectacular


I bought this thinking it would be very basic. It's not. It is better than every moisturizer I've ever purchased and I love high end skin care. I have genetically great skin. This takes it to another level. I use it at night over the 2% or 4% exfoliants with salycilic acid. I wake up and my skin is tauter with beautiful bounce and the vitamin c they have in this is magic. For someone 40+ this is a godsend




My favorite Paula product yet


Great for my acne prone, dry/oily combo skin and within 1 week my skin glows!!


Portland, OR


Horrible reaction


I thought this was a ceramide cream, but it is more of a retinol cream. It badly irritated and burned my face. I'm surprised Paula's Choice raves about ceramides but doesn't offer a ceramide-rich nourishing face cream for people who don't want harsh actives on their skin. Please make a ceramide cream for the face!




Great for oily congested skin


I use a lot of Paula's products and my skin has never been as clear as it is now. I'm 36 with a very very oily t-zone. I have never been a fan of moisturizers because my skin usually feels more oily or congested afterwards but this makes my skin feel wonderful in the morning and enhances the other products I use. I think if you have normal or dry skin you may want something more moisturizing or heavier though.


Portland OR


Just Ok


I haven't noticed any real changes in my skin. The texture is nice and it doesn't break me out but I feel like I get the same results from Paula's other, less expensive options. It's only a one time buy for me.


Toronto, ON


"Your face GLOWS."


I bought this product as part of a sale—I could never afford to buy it regularly—but in the month or so I've been using it, several people have told me, "Your face GLOWS," and have asked if I used any special products. I told the about this and the 2% BHA Exfoliating Liquid.


Issaquah, WA


ceramide enriched firming moisturizer


very irritating mde my skin breakout

bridgeport ct.


I like it but it only last 1 month and I wasn't using daily!


Made my skin look and feel hydrated but for the price totally not worth it. I bought two, one for a friend and one for myself. I started using it about 4-5 times a week (I have a lot of products) after my birthday at the end of March and by May 5th it was empty! That is less than a month's worth at daily use for that price. My friend still has some left and she uses it daily so maybe my pump was dispensing too much?


Victoria, BC



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