HYDRALIGHT Moisture Infusing Lotion
Based on 288 reviews


HYDRALIGHT Moisture Infusing Lotion
This light-as-water formula replenishes and restores lost moisture without clogging pores so skin looks healthier.

HYDRALIGHT Moisture Infusing Lotion

Based on 288 reviews


This light-as-water formula replenishes and restores lost moisture without clogging pores so skin looks healthier.
  • Weightlessly hydrates dehydrated skin
  • Antioxidants soothe & help skin look & feel younger
  • Lightweight texture sets to a silky matte finish
  • Use as the last step in your PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Extra Sensitive Skin

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Why is it different?
HYDRALIGHT Moisture-Infusing Lotion supplies key ingredients to all skin types, but was developed to be light enough for normal-to-oily or combination skin. Nervous about breakouts? This moisturizer's light-as-water texture won’t clog pores and leaves a smooth matte finish that’s never greasy or shiny.
What does it do?
Delivers ultra-light, thirst-quenching hydration and leaves skin looking renewed, plumped and smooth. Helps prevent moisture loss without leaving skin feeling dry or tight. Its unique blend of antioxidants helps reduce the effects of environmental stress.
How to use
Ideal for softening and smoothing face, neck and eye area. At night, use as the last step in your skincare routine. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
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Product Ingredients

Water, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate (skin-conditioning agent), Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone/skin-conditioning agent), Butylene Glycol (water-binding agent), Dimethicone (silicone/skin-conditioning agent), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 (gel-based thickener), Propylene Glycol Isoceteth-3 Acetate (water-binding agent), Squalane (emollient), Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate (thickeners), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (emulsifier), Cetyl Alcohol (thickener), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (thickener/absorbent), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Cholesterol (skin-identical ingredient), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (anti-irritant), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract (antioxidants),Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin (skin-identical ingredients), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Sodium PCA, Phytosphingosine (skin-identical ingredients), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (suspending agent), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Laureth-4 (emulsifier), Laureth-23 (solubolizing agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid (preservatives).

Ratings & Reviews

Bad Smell, Good Feel


The smell in this is like a natural stinky feet, fungus. I called customer service and they smelt the product in the office and agreed that it smelt weird but that since it's a natural product that's why. Other than that I love the way it feels on my face. I wish they could figure out some similar ingredients that don't smell so bad then I'd give it 5 stars.


San Francisco, CA


Great Moisturizer for combination skin, poor packagin


I've used PC products for many years - and thus have collected six different moisturizers for my sensitive combination–oily, acne-prone skin, as its hydration requirements have changed as I've gotten older. This is the most recent one, and it has earned daily use status - hydrates perfectly but doesn't leave me an oily mess, and sets after few minutes to a matte finish. My skin actually feels hydrated all day long. Some of the other moisturizers hydrate only briefly, or leave a film on top of the skin but doesn't actually hydrate adequately. I will admit the lotion doesn't have the best fragrance (like Elmer's glue), but I think all of us who use PC products are here for the beneficial skin effects, and not pretty fragrances which can be sensitizing. I'm willing to put up smelling briefly like Elmer's glue since my skin feels so much better using this lotion. Five stars for the lotion. I do have to dock one star for the packaging - as so many other reviews have stated, this is a thin runny liquid that runs out quickly in the current tube. A simple inexpensive flip-top container would be much more appropriate. As an aside, I also agree with other reviewers noting PC's prices have greatly increased over the recent few years, which is concerning for shifting away from Paula's original premise of making excellent skin care affordable - unfortunately this has greatly decreased my recommendations for her line because of this. Because I can myself afford to use her line I will continue do so, but I do also now check out other brands before purchasing from here.

Skincare Aficionado

Bay Area, CA


Needs new packaging


So this is my second review, and I still love the product but I highly suggest the cap it has is changed. Since the lotion is on the thin, liquidey side, it leaks out onto the inside of the cap constantly and wastes a lot of product. I store it upside down to prevent this but it falls alot and it certainly doesn't travel well. Instead of a screw-cap, it should have a tight fitting flip lid. Other than that, please don't EVER change the formula or remove this lotion because it is the only one I have found that the sensitive, acne prone skin on my face tolerates!


Portland, OR


Fantastic Moisturizer!


Although I have used Paula's products for 10+ years, I only recently tried this one. I have oily skin so I don't always need a moisturizer. As contradictory as this may sound, this product has a rich but light texture at the same time. It is not heavy at all and offers just the right amount of moisture. It does not clog my pores or cause my skin to feel sticky.It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and ready to face the day in the morning. I have been delighted with what it has done for my skin and I couldn't be happier with this purchase.




best moisturizer for breakout, sensitive, reactive skin.


I have been a long time Paulas customer and have tried many of her products geared towards acne prone, sensitive, combination and at times oily skin. I do not have many complaints about a lot of her products because most of them have been quite amazing for my skin. I have tried the Resist clear skin hydrator as well as the skin balancing moisture gel...and both of them do not compare to this moisturizer for me. I prefer a light weight lotion that sinks into the skin with non grease feel that is also good for your skin and this provides just that. As many acne prone suffers may agree finding a moisturizer that does not cause breakouts or make you an oily slick half way through the day is a hard thing to find. I have recently been using this moisturizer as my night time cream and add the Retinol 1% booster to this and it feels like silk. Thank you Paulas choice for providing such amazing products that i know i can trust.


Barrie, Ontario


One of a kind product


THANK YOU for bringing this back! This has been my moisturizer for about 8 years now. It is truly a one of a kind product, that I haven't been able to replace. The texture and finish are simply perfect for me. I have oily skin and acne-related issues, so I need light, non-greasy products, but I also like a night-time moisturizer that gives that soothing, hydrated, slightly emollient, creamy feel. None of your other combo-oily skin moisturizers have that feel, nor do other various brands I have tried. That's what I appreciate most about Paula's Choice: there are not 1 or 2 options for a type of product per specific skin type, but several! Because every skin is different. Long story short....please don't discontinue this again :)




It's back??????? HOORAY!


I love and miss this product -- my favorite moisturizer of all time. I'm so glad it's back! Thank you, Paula!




THANK YOU- Amazing Product!


THANK YOU for bringing back this product!!! It is simply amazing for oily and combination skin. Super lightweight and drys to a powdery touch. It's deceptively moisturizing- I've noticed when I don't use this, my face starts to peel (from Retinol), but with it, I'm good to go! Happy Customer!! :)


Wilmington, NC




I love how my skin feels with this moisturizer. It's perfect layered over serum at night or under sunscreen in the morning. Product wants to separate, and needs to be well shaken before use. Though im very im very happywith its performance, not sure I will reorder when this tube is out because WHAT IS THAT SMELL?? Such a stinky lotion. It's a shame.


hOlland, mi


I have been lost without this!


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for bringing this back!!! Me & my skin have been LOST without it. Please do not ever discontinue this again! I am in my glory 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍




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