CLINICAL Ceramide-Enriched Firming Moisturizer
Based on 134 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 134 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

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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

trial and error


I have tried many different anti-aging moisturizers and BINGO!!! This supersedes anything I have put on my face. I use this product mainly at night but also in the morning around my eyes and forehead areas only. The first day I used it in the AM, I thought "holy cow!!!" the skin pulling I felt was honestly something I've never felt. It is smoothing and moisturizing as well! Very satisfied. My sister who I haven't for about a year since she moved told me "your skin looks amazing!". Thank you Paula and staff for developing such a great and effective product!




Noticeable difference


I love this cream, I no longer feel like I need a serum plus moisturizer. I can use it if I want to but this product gives results without having to use a serum. I will keep buying it. Skins feels/looks plump and brighter. Use it every other day at first to let your skin get used to it. I only use it at night




By far my favorite PC product! Please don't ever change it!


I decided to give this a try despite some of the negative reviews. And I am so glad I did!! Since adding this product to my routine, I have noticed a definite difference. I've been happily using Paula's products for several years now with wonderful results...and this one has taken my skin a whole new level. Please start slowly with this one. Do a patch test if you have sensitive skin. I use it every other night now and haven't had any issues/reactions. I have caught myself staring at my skin in the mirror, amazed that it could look so good. Please don't ever change this product, Paula!


Omaha, NE


Feels heavenly


This lotion is so silky! It feels lovely on the skin, kind of like a soft, beautiful balm. It feels nourishing, but not greasy at all. I have combo skin, and it feels just great. It hasn't broken me out. My skin feels so amazing the next morning, plump and smooth. I actually look forward to this step in my nighttime routine


Vancouver, BC


Amazing, rapid results for extremely dry skin/stubborn lines


I've always had dry skin, and about 5 years ago it had gotten extremely problematic as well as starting to get spots of excema on my temples. I had received a few travel size samples of PC products as a gift w/ purchase from a retail store, and decided to actually use them because of the ingredients. I am an MD w/ a BS in chemistry and had used my education to identify ingredients that would be helpful or not. I previously used Pevonia products for about 12 years, but was frustrated I could only buy these extremely high priced products at high quality spas. I had been seriously ill and Rx medications caused a drastic change in my skin. Within a couple of months I had started to develop some fine lines and I tried the 3 product samples (cleanser, exfoliant, moisturiser), I was shocked that I noted a significant improvement within a week. I found the PC website and reviewed product ingredients, originally started using the whole Skin Recovery system. A couple of years ago I bought a house w/ central air/heat which caused extreme dryness and stubborn fine lines. I added a few serums and changed to the RESIST line w/ Clinical Ultra-Rich moisturiser, which helped a lot, but recently I developed a few stubborn lines after the maid at a hotel I was staying at for a week tossed out all my travel size products the first day, complicated by a 6.5 hour flight home. I added a couple more serums, but could only use at night because my foundation wasn't compatible. When I saw this new products' ingredients, I noted it contained the same types of nutrients I was using 4 serums for, so decided to try it in an attempt to consolidate my routine. I decided to use as follows: RESIST cleanser, RESIST toner, RESIST Weekly Resurfacing 10% AHA (1-2x week overnight), spot treatment to fine lines w/ hyaulonic acid and moisture renewal oil, AM this product alone, PM top w/ a small dollup Ultra-Rich. Two days later, fine lines softened, skin well hydrated/firm...3 weeks lines gone!!!


Auburn, WA


My skin looks fantastic


I have been using this for several months, I apply it nightly after washing my face with a gentle cleanser, and I have to say my skin is looking fantastic! I've used many products from Paula's Choice and I have to say this is hands down my favorite.






This has changed my skin! Love it!


Los Angeles


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


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



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