HYDRALIGHT Moisture Infusing Lotion
Based on 293 reviews
This light-as-water formula replenishes and restores lost moisture without clogging pores so skin looks healthier.

HYDRALIGHT Moisture Infusing Lotion

Based on 293 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:
Sensitive Skin
Skin Redness


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.
Show details

British Journal of Dermatology, August 2007, pages 295–300

Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, February 2005, pages 287–295

Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, September–October 2004, pages 207–213

International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, July 2004, pages 1141–1146

Nature Medicine, February 2003, pages 225–229

Microscopy Research and Technique, January 2003, pages 107–114

Journal of Lipid Research, May 2002, pages 794–804

Free Radical Research, April 2002, pages 471–477

Journal of Investigative Dermatology, March 2002, pages 402–408

Cosmetic Dermatology, December 2001, pages 37–40

British Journal of Dermatology, November 1995, pages 679–685

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

Perfect moisturizer!


I use the product at night, under Retin-A. I have aging but still oily skin. This is the only moisturizer that gives me the perfect amount of of hydration without clogging pores. I don't mind the smell either--it smells clean and like a cucumber. Was lost when it disappeared off the website but thank goodness it's back, hopefully to stay!

Kim in CA

Sacramento, CA


Great Product


Love this product, it goes on smoothly and absorbs fast. I can wear it under bronzer or foundation and it doesn't affect my makeup. The only downside is the bottle. Because the moisturizer is very liquidy it drips out of the bottle so that the screw top gets covered in the moisturizer. I think a bottle with a snap open lid would be better. Also you have to shake the bottle before each use because the lotion separates into an oil layer. Besides those hardware reasons, the moisturizer itself is great and I would recommend it.


Dallas, TX


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 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 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍



Did my dream just come true??


Omg did this just come back?! THANK YOU!!! I was here to order more of this same lotion but with the SPF as I didn't know this was back in your product line. While I love that lotion for day, this is my fave for night since I don't want/need SPF seeping into my skin 24/7, and I love the lightweight feel that moisturizes my skin perfectly!! I even love the smell....so glad this is back!!


Saint Paul, MN




I was bereft when this was discontinued, and although I've found a replacement for my nighttime moisturizer with the Calm series, it hasn't been my beloved Hydralight. I came in to reorder today and saw the sample packet, and immediately came back in here to find the full-size. SO EXCITED! Thank you!!!

Torso McTeague

Seattle, WA



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