CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer
Based on 111 reviews
This luxuriant cream moisturizer relieves dryness with soothing antioxidants and nourishing plant oils to keep skin thoroughly hydrated, soft, and comforted.

CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer

Based on 111 reviews
This luxuriant cream moisturizer relieves dryness with soothing antioxidants and nourishing plant oils to keep skin thoroughly hydrated, soft, and comforted.
  • Plumps the look of dehydrated skin
  • Smooths the appearance of wrinkles
  • Leaves skin feeling remarkably soft and supple
  • Rich, velvety cream texture
  • Use as the last step in your PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin
Concerns:
Skin Redness
Why is it different?
CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer’s specialized, thoroughly hydrating formula immediately relieves uncomfortable dry skin on the face. This decadently rich rejuvenating cream provides an oasis of moisture for thirsty parched skin. We've infused a nourishing blend of carefully researched emollients, skin-soothing plant extracts, and replenishing plant oils in this unique anti-aging formula for those with dry, uncomfortable skin.

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What does it do?
Locks in vital moisture for up to 12 hours, leaving dry to very dry skin feeling remarkably soft, supple, and comforted. Plumps the look of dehydrated skin and smooths the appearance of dryness and wrinkles as the nourishing plant oils and antioxidants help skin feel soft and rejuvenated. Exceptionally gentle for sensitive skin, even skin prone to rosacea.
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How to use

Apply after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating. Ideal for treating face, neck, and eye area. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum product rated SPF 30 or greater.

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Research

Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146

Indian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology, March-April 2012, issue 2, pages 142-145

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, June 2011, issue 6, pages 45-55

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2003, issue 2, pages 107-129

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

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, November 2005, issue 6, pages 672-688

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, September 2014, issue 9, pages 1021-1025

Clinical Dermatology, March-April 2009, issue 2, pages 159-165

Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, volume 20, issue 5, pages 314-21

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (shea butter/emollient/antioxidant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient, skin replenishing), Glyceryl Stearate SE (texture-enhancing), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (olive oil/non-fragrant emollient plant oil/antioxidant), Dimethicone (emollient/hydration), Stearic Acid (texture-enhancing/stabilizer), Glyceryl Stearate (texture-enhancing/stabilizer), Mangifera Indica Seed Butter (mango butter/non-fragrant emollient plant oils/antioxidant), Cetyl Alcohol (stabilizer), Cocos Nucifera Oil (coconut oil/non-fragrant emollient plant oil/antioxidants), Ceramide NP (skin replenishing), Ceramide AP (skin replenishing), Ceramide EOP (skin replenishing), Sphingolipids (skin replenishing), Phospholipids (skin replenishing), Phytosphingosine (skin-soothing/skin-restoring ingredient), Squalene (emollient), Cholesterol (skin replenishing), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Simmondsia Chinensis Butter (jojoba butter/plant-based emollient), Persea Gratissima Oil (avocado oil/non-fragrant emollient plant oils/antioxidants), Glycine Soja Oil (soybean oil/non-fragrant emollient plant oils/antioxidant), Oryza Sativa Bran Oil (rice oil/non-fragrant emollient plant oil/antioxidant), Avena Sativa Kernel Extract (oat extract/skin-soothing), Glycerin (skin replenishing), Panthenol (vitamin B5/skin-soothing), Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Beta-Sitosterol (skin replenishing/skin-soothing), Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides Citrate (stabilizer), Propylene Glycol (hydration), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (stabilizer), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (hydration), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Perfection!

5

I've tried all Paulas moisturizers over the years and this is hands down my favorite by far!! My skin is oily, acne prone with dry patches and this moisturizer is perfection...it takes care of any dryness without added oiliness and does not cause breakouts. It actually seems to "normalize" my skin like no other product I've tried. PLEASE, PLEASE do not mess with this formulation! Thank you!!

LeLe

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Pleasantly Surprised!

5

I use Retin-A and have been noticing some dehydration/dryness in the mornings. I currently use Drunk Elephant's LaLa Retro Cream & it wasn't enough. I decided to try this moisturizer on a whim and I am very glad I did! First - it is much lighter in texture than I was expecting. I thought it would be a super thick 'warm in up' type of cream but its not -- its more of a thicker lotion but still fluid. Easy to apply and my skin immediately felt more hydrated. Small downside - My skin DOES feel tacky a bit after application, probably due to the richness of the product. I use this at night only so this isn't an issue for me but if you intend to use this during the day it may cause issues with applying SPF and/or makeup over the top of it. Overall, very happy with this moisturizer.

Kelly

Columbus, GA

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Great Product

5

This is a very nice moisturizer that deserves far more credit that it gets. It spreads nicely, calms redness and dry skin, and works well even in the driest environments. I have tried every moisturizer Paula's makes, and keep coming back to this one. Please do not discontinue or change the formula!!! This is a wonderful product that does not cause breakouts!

SCA

Santa Cruz, CA

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It Did What I Didn't Believe Possible!

5

The Ceramides first attracted me, but I held off purchasing for months because of concerned re some perturbing reviews. Still, the plethora of excellent ingredients "called" to me, so I phoned PC for samples - there were none. More thought, then two things happened: PC added *additional* helpful information (under How to Use) and I was better able to understand it's reportedly more robust effects; and 2nd, it was offered on 23rd anniversary sale - so I ordered immediately, received over a week ago, but still didn't use it right away. Instead, respecting this as a stronger product and wanting this to work well for me, I called PC to ask what I might use underneath, to best cushion my skin, allowing it to accustom itself to the Ceramide moisturizer's more intense effect. On bare skin I used the Omega serum (Calm serum would do) with a bit of the oil booster mixed in - nothing with C or retinol, as suggested. I waited a half-hour, then applied the Ceramide Moisturizer with it's robust C and Retinol ingredients. And hoped. Still difficult to believe - and I'm a scoffer at "overnight" results - but next morning my angst-making beginnings of puppet-lines (from nostrils to mouth corners) were GONE; I had come to accept them, and not anticipated any such thing - only smoother plumped skin: but Gone They Were! - their absence startled me as it took a moment to realize why my face appeared *different* next morning - but it's wonderful! As advised, I've starting slow and skipped two days, but the puppet-lines still remain invisible - with no negative skin reaction whatsoever. Will ease into every-other-day tonight. What an unexpected gift! Going to stay with it for good, now. So, if you've read some less than stellar reviews, give it some thought and try again. I would DEFINITELY recommend to friends - especially my "mature ones.

GraceFace

CT

Best moisturizer imaginable

5

I was reluctant to order this for the longest time, afraid it would be too occlusive, hard to spread, heavy, and make me break out. I have really sensitive, fairly dry, breakout prone skin. I am floored by this moisturizer. It is incredible. I've been having a redness flare-up lately due to over-experimentation with exfoliants, and have been dealing with break-outs and serious dryness/tightness at the same time. My usual Skin Recovery moisturizer wasn't enough, even with the Boost oil, so I gave this a shot out of desperation. Wow. It spreads like a dream, is not too thick or too thin, and is the first product that finally soothed my face—and did it overnight. I woke up looking so much better after my first use. My skin feels hydrated, soft, clear, redness is basically gone, and it no longer feels tight. It also does not feel greasy at all and it did not cause any breakouts. This is a really elegant, intelligently formulated moisturizer. I have no idea why it isn't selling like gangbusters. Maybe PC needs to market it differently. If you've been on the fence, I encourage anyone with sensitive, tight skin to try it, even you are breakout prone.

Northstar

Vancouver

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Thankful I found this product!

5

I use prescription strength Retin-A, which is good for wrinkles, but bad for dry skin. I've tried every face moisturizer, and nothing worked until I started using this product. My dry, flaky skin is completely gone!

April h

Seattle, WA

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Great sleeping pack

5

I am a long time fan of PC products. Recently, I've been using a multilayered k-beauty type skin routine. I use this moisturizer as the very last step in my nightly routine, sometimes mixing it with a little cerave ointment to make it even more occlusive, like a moisture mask/sleeping pack. I love the feeling of this cream on my dry sensitive skin, and I love the smooth look of my skin after sleeping in it. I like that it has a ton of plant butters and oils as well as cerimides. It even works great on my hands. Wonderful product!

Julia

Baltimore

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MUST HAVE FOR DRY WINTER SKIN!

5

I use the Advanced Skin Recovery kit, but switched to this moisturizer + the Resist Moisture Oil Booster this Winter when the other moisturizer in my kit just wasn't cutting it. I don't think I will go back to the other one. I have used much more expensive products, and this one is the bomb!

Nikki

Dallas, TX

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VERY LONG LASTING MOISTURIZER!!!

5

THE VERY BEST MOISTURIZER I HAVE USED IN YRS! A LITTLE BIT GOES A LONG WAY IT CAN BE USED AROUND EYE AREA. PLACE A SMALL AMT IN YOUR HANDS & RUB THEM TOGETHER TO HEAT UP PRODUCT, THAN PLACE AROUND EYE AREA (360) AND ALL OVER FACE, NECK & DEC...I LOVE THE WAY IT MAKES MY SKIN FEEL & IT IS VERY LONG LASTING! IF YOU ARE ON THE FENCE DON'T BE, GO FOR IT NOW!!!!

BELLA

PETALUMA, CA

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Please don't discontinue this

5

Paula's products that are marketed for normal to dry skin do very little for me, because my skin is not normally dry, it is abnormally dry. In addition, I live in a desert region, so this is the only moisturizer I can use at night and wake up without tightness the next morning, and that is with hyleronic acid boosts, etc. It absorbs instantly and leaves my skin soft. It never clogs my pores or feels greasy. If you're having these side effects, my guess is that this cream is too heavy for you. That doesn't mean it deserves low stars, it means it's the wrong solution for your skin care issues. I've been using the resist moisturizing spf in the mornings and this at night, but I'm going to have to add this to my morning routine under sun care now that the latter has been discontinued. The other spf options are too drying alone. So I really, really hope the price reduction on this doesn't mean it's about to be discontinued, too. If it is, I'm sunk. Or shriveled, rather.

Jen

So Cal

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CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer

4.3 111

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