MOISTURE BOOST Daily Restoring Complex SPF 30
Based on 162 reviews
This light, yet moisturizing daytime lotion provides broad-spectrum sun protection.

MOISTURE BOOST Daily Restoring Complex SPF 30

Based on 162 reviews
This daytime moisturizer’s soufflé-light texture moisturizes while providing broad spectrum protection.
  • Avobenzone shields skin from UVA rays
  • Prevents premature aging of skin
  • Works beautifully under makeup
  • Lightweight, creamy texture
  • Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Dry Skin
Dry Skin


Why is it different?
Moisture Boost Daily Restoring Complex SPF 30 is an amazingly light, yet remarkably moisturizing formula that leaves your skin feeling satiny-smooth. It provides broad-spectrum sun protection to prevent premature aging of the skin and boosts your skin's defenses with a blend of potent antioxidants.
What does it do?
Provides effective UVA/UVB protection plus daily hydration for a healthier, younger looking complexion. The SPF 30 is a substantial benefit for decreasing the risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging caused by the sun if used as directed with other sun protection measures.
How to use
Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. If you don’t apply liberally, you will need to reapply every two hours after your skin is exposed to direct sunlight. If you plan to swim or perspire you must apply a water-resistant sunscreen.
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Product Ingredients Active Ingredients: Avobenzone, 3.0%, Homosalate, 4.0%, Octisalate, 4.0%, Octocrylene, 2.0%, Oxybenzone, 3.0%
Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Picea Abies (Spruce) Wood Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Titanium Dioxide, Bentonite, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

Ratings & Reviews

Skins stays moisterized all day


I really like this product and I think it's the best PC day cream I've tried. I've tried a lot of samples and most of the creams for dry skin are a bit too heavy for me or they leave my face too shiny. This one is described as "lightweight" but I found it to be on the thicker side (but not heavy), which I like for my dry skin. Using it after toner and serum, it feels ultra hydrating all day. It does have a satin finish as described, no shine...another plus. But it does take work to blend. First time I used it, I was nervous because I bought the full size bottle. It seemed like a lot of white cast but the more I blended, it completely disappeared. It makes my skin look and feel amazing. I'm definitely going to order another bottle!




I bought it by accident....and found my HOLY GRAIL SPF!


Last month I was reading about all of Paula's Choice sunscreens, as I have been searching for a new daily SPF and I love other products by Paula's Choice. I read through the reviews of all of them, the ingredients of all of them, and was in between several. I finally very carefully made my decision (a different sunscreen than this one!) and added it to my cart, but when I went to pay I had internet trouble and my cart reset. I then added this one into my cart by mistake, and the purchase went through before I realized I bought this one instead of the one I intended! This one I had not originally chosen because I worried it would be too much for my slightly oily and acne prone skin, especially in the summer. When it arrived, I figured I would try it, because why not, and then if I hated it I would exchange for the one I really wanted. I AM SO GLAD THIS HAPPENED!!! I absolutely LOVE this and will continue to rebuy it now! This is my new holy grail sunscreen! It is definitely not too heavy for my skin type and sits so beautifully under makeup! It is perfection!




My Go To sunscreen


feels good, used it for years


Dublin Oh


Yay it's back!!!


I'm so happy this is back!!! I've used this for years and years. Love the cleanser too. Feels great on the skin not greasy. Thanks Paula!!


Los Angeles


Thank you for brining this back!!


Thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing this back!! This is the absolute best sunscreen/moisturizer for me! I tried several others in Paula's line and this one just worked best for me...dewy but not greasy. No excessive shine after an hour or 2 like some of the others. Excellent under my powder foundation. Just perfect. Please never discontinue again!

Lili P

SF California


Thank you for bringing this back!


I'm so thrilled this moisturiser has returned. I have dry skin and it's the only one that keeps my skin feeling soft all day, I love it. Great sun protection without any white cast so you don't mind applying liberally. So happy it's returned, I'd stocked up when I heard it was being discontinued but running very low!






I am so thankful you brought this wonderful product back!! I used it today for the first time since it was discontinued, and what a relief it was. For me, no other moisturizer does what this one does, I love it!! My skin is happy again!!

Skin Care Junkie

Palm Coast, Fl


So glad they brought this back


So glad this is back. I hadn't used it but I loved the SPF-free version for nighttime use, and the recovery SPF​ did not work for me at all. This is a lightweight finish that isn't too greasy but still provides moisture to my skin. Hope it is here to stay because I will continue to buy it!


Seattle WA


Thank you Paula!!


Thank you for bringing this fantastic sunscreen back. My husband and I have been using this product for years and were very disappointed to see it being discontinued. So thrilled to have it back along with the other Moisture Boost products.

Mountain Lover

South Carolina


Love, Love, Love this product!!


I love this product. It's the first moisturizer/sunscreen that does not melt off my face during the summer months so I really can't understand why you would discontue this product at all. Based on all the positive reviews on The Moisture Boost moisturizer with sunscreen vs. all the negative reviews on the new moisturizer with minerals, it's a no brainer. The Moisture Boost is soothing, helps with the fine lines around the eyes, has an spf and it stays where it should. Thanks to it, I'm comfortable enough to go out in public without any makeup. I also use the Moisture Boost without sunscreen at night and thanks to it, I wake up with more even toned skin and my face still feels hydrated. Please don't do away with these 2 products!!!!!


Vancouver, BC



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