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Paula's Choice SkincareCLINICAL Ceramide-Enriched Firming Moisturizer
1.7 fl. oz. for $58
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Paula's Choice Skincare stakes its reputation on research-based skincare, and their CLINICAL Ceramide-Enriched Firming Moisturizer follows this approach, combining some of the most well researched, proven anti-aging ingredients into a powerhouse all-skin-types moisturizer that can visibly firm, soften, and revitalize aging skin.

This fragrance-free moisturizer comes in an opaque plastic bottle with a convenient pump-style dispenser. It feels luxuriously creamy not heavy; you'll find it hydrates and smooths skin instantly for a supple feel that isn't greasy, even when layered over other products or applied underneath a sunscreen.

What's particularly impressive about this moisturizer is its mix of vitamin C, retinol, plant- and vitamin-based antioxidants, and the star of the show, ceramides. Ceramides are vital to skin's barrier function and hydration, while the four forms of vitamin C plus retinol help visibly firm by increasing its natural resilience and promoting a more even, radiant skin tone. Now this is anti-aging multi-tasking!

With consistent use as part of an anti-aging routine that includes daily sun protection, you will see noticeably firmer, smoother, more even-toned skin with fewer lines and wrinkles.

Pros:
  • Luxurious yet lightweight cream leaves skin instantly smoother.
  • Provides impressive firming benefits with ongoing use.
  • Contains an impressive mix of ceramides plus retinol and several forms of vitamin C.
  • Contains proven plant- and vitamin-based antioxidants.
  • Significantly improves dull, lackluster skin tone.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • None.
Last Updated:01.05.2018
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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Fortify skin’s protective barrier with concentrated ceramides to visibly smooth wrinkles, renew a firmer feel, and enhance moisture balance for plumper skin.
Ingredients
Water, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Cetyl Alcohol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycerin, PEG-12 Glyceryl Dimyristate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Ascorbate, Textrahexydecyl Ascorbate, Retinol, Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Cholesterol, Capryool Phytosphingosine, Capryool Sphingosine, Squalane, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carnosine, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Ceteareth-25, Polysorbate 20, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Trideceth-6, Propyl Gallate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Behenic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin.
Brand Overview

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable, from acne to wrinkles.

Paula’s Choice Skincare relies on published research where available to discover the best ingredients for skin. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia’s criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

About the Experts

The Beautypedia and Paula’s Choice Research teams have one mission: To help you find the best products for your skin, whether they’re from Paula’s Choice or another brand. By combining efforts, we’re able to share scientific research and remain committed to the highest standards based on our decades of experience objectively reviewing thousands upon thousands of skincare and makeup formularies in all price ranges.


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