CLINICAL Ceramide-Enriched Firming Moisturizer
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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 134 reviews

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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
Concerns:
Anti-Aging

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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.
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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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
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

5

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!

cvt2rn

CA

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Noticeable difference

5

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

Hidalgo

Missouri

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

5

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!

Adrienne

Omaha, NE

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Feels heavenly

5

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

Fran

Vancouver, BC

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Amazing, rapid results for extremely dry skin/stubborn lines

5

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!!!

DocSteph

Auburn, WA

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My skin looks fantastic

5

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.

Jane

Kentucky

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Amazing!

5

This has changed my skin! Love it!

Ara

Los Angeles

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This stuff is spectacular

5

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

Mara

Detroit

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My favorite Paula product yet

5

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

JD MD

Portland, OR

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Great for oily congested skin

5

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.

Ang

Portland OR

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