Clinical Ceramide-Enriched Moisturiser - Sample
Our most advanced night cream with 5 ceramides, vitamin C and 0.1% retinol to tackle signs of ageing.
- Skin Type: All skin types
- Concern: Anti-Aging , Brown spots , Dull skin
- Ingredients: Ceramides , Retinol (Vitamin A) , Vitamin C View all
- Routine: Moisturizer PM
What does it do?
Harness the power of ceramides to visibly improve the signs of ageing
This advanced night cream delivers a cocktail of powerful ingredients to fight the signs of ageing. Our unique CollagenSupport Complex with hydrating ceramides reduces fine lines and wrinkles; retinol improves firmness and vitamin C restores radiance. These ingredients are vital in rebuilding skin’s natural barrier, for healthier, younger-looking skin.
Fights signs of ageing
Strengthens skin's natural barrier
Improves skin tone and texture
How to use
A night moisturiser is the last step in your evening routine.
Apply the moisturiser liberally to your face after cleansing, toning, exfoliating and applying an antioxidant serum or targeted treatment .
Thank you for submitting your review! It will be reviewed by our staff before it is posted.I used the samples of this product before buying the full-size and that was the right decision. The texture is so thick and It does not seem to absorb into the skin. In the morning after using this product, my skin was so dry. Besides, the smell of this product is so terrible.It's more like a serum then a moisturizer because my skin demand more hydration after applied this. And when I've tried to applied more it's just slip and slight around not sticking down to my skin which is strange.I bought this as a night moisturizer as it appears under this category, but I’m really disappointed. I have oily skin that needs a lot of moisture, but I found this to just add more oil to my skin and it made me breakout massively. My boyfriend who has very dry skin also tried it, but he just felt that the his skin became even drier. So can’t recommend it to people with oily or dry skin - maybe people with normal skin will find it good.
Customer Care: Thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible alternative.I’m 32, combo skin with no problems like dark sports and fine lines. I really love taking care of my skin. About 3 months ago I started a 3-step evening skin care routine (peptide booster, omega 3 serum and ceramide moisturizer as the last one). I apply all the products all over my face, neck and under eyes as well. My skin tolerates them really well and likes them so much! It looks supply, even and really moisturized:) Highly recommended! Worth every penny!
P.s. - Also, I currently use and love the following ones: resist anti-aging 10% aha exfoliant, resist anti-aging moisturizer spf30, resist anti-aging barrier repair moisturizer. 5 stars here as well!
The only Paula’s choice product that wasn’t for me is clinical 1% retinol. Unfortunately, my skin simply couldn’t get used to it.I have combination skin with really dry areas around my chin. I've been using this moisturizer for a week and it's been beyond my expectations. The flaky dry patches of skin around my chin are gone and my skin feels soft and hydrated from day one. Having combination skin made me fear that this cream would make my skin look greasy or shiny but that didn't happen. It just looks healthy and feels super soft. Another great product from Paula's Choice that I strongly recommend and will buy again. Regarding the price: a small amount of cream goes a long way, making it last.Light but lovely! I have combination/dry skin and wake up with super soft skin.Clinical Ceramide-Enriched Moisturiser has really upped my skincare game. I'm 41, live in a cold, damp, unforgiving climate, and spend my working hours in an office building. My skin really started to show signs of aging -- it was sallow, droopy, tired-looking, with all my fine wrinkles becoming more pronounced. After two weeks of using this product, I can already see signs of improvement -- my skin is firmer, brighter, and plumper. Before, when I was smiling, I had a serious case of a shar-pei face . Now, all the lines and ripples are less pronounced and my lines and wrinkles are no longer etched into my face. I honestly hope that with continued use I'll be able to see even more improvement.
My only gripe, rather unsurprisingly, is the price but I guess it's a price worth paying for a quality product. PC does offer discounts but it would be great if you introduced a rewards program.
Overall, I recommend this product to everyone who feels like they've been getting good results with other PC products but have gotten to that point in their lives when they need a more potent and comprehensive product to combat more stubborn and ever-creeping signs of fatigue and aging.
What are the key ingredients?
Major components of skin’s outer layers, necessary for their water-retention capacity and provide replenishing and restoring benefits.
Powerhouse ingredient that can improve a variety of skin concerns, most related to visible signs of ageing: It’s skin-restoring, wrinkle-smoothing, an antioxidant and improves sun damage.
One of the most well-researched vitamins for skin, shown to improve the look of multiple signs of ageing, brighten uneven skin tone, as well as provide skin-restoring and soothing benefits.
Aqua, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Cetyl Alcohol (emollient), Ascorbyl Glucoside (vitamin C/antioxidant), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate (texture enhancer), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (emulsifier), Glyceryl Stearate (texture enhancer), PEG-100 Stearate (texture enhancer), Glycerin (hydration), PEG-12 Glyceryl Dimyristate (texture enhancer), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 (emollient), Dimethicone (hydration), Glyceryl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Retinol (skin-restoring), Ceramide NP (skin-replenishing ingredient), Ceramide NS (skin-replenishing ingredient), Ceramide AP (skin-replenishing ingredient), Ceramide EOP (skin-replenishing ingredient), Ceramide EOS (skin-replenishing ingredient), Cholesterol (skin-replenishing ingredient), Caprooyl Phytosphingosine (skin-replenishing ingredient), Caprooyl Sphingosine (skin-replenishing ingredient), Squalane (emollient), Punica Granatum Fruit Extract (pomegranate antioxidant), Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil (non-fragrant plant oil), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Carnosine (skin-restoring), Panthenol (hydration), Sodium PCA (skin-replenishing), Butylene Glycol (texture enhancer), Sodium Citrate (pH adjuster), Ceteareth-25 (emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Ethylhexyl Stearate (texture enhancer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Trideceth-6 (emulsifier), Propyl Gallate (antioxidant), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer (texture enhancer), Sodium Polyacrylate (film-forming agent), Behenic Acid (texture enhancer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative).
What is the CollagenSupport Complex?
The CollagenSupport Complex combines the skin-replenishing properties of ceramides with retinol for strengthening support and several forms of vitamin C to help defend against environmental stressors and promote firmer skin. Together, this complex provides the essential building blocks for skin to renew itself and restore its natural barrier.
How do Clinical products differ from Resist or other Paula’s Choice product categories?
Clinical products offer more enhanced, targeted formulations for specific concerns such as advanced signs of ageing, dehydration or sun damage. Ultimately, it’s a matter of what will suit your needs best. It’s perfectly fine to assemble an anti-ageing routine that mixes Resist, Clinical and any other Paula’s Choice Skincare line that addresses your skin type and concerns.
What are ceramides?
Ceramides are a natural, fundamental part of skin that helps maintain precise levels of hydration, allowing skin to have a smooth, even surface. They’re critical for holding skin together (think bricks and mortar), protecting it from dehydration, signs of sensitivity and environmental damage that chips away at skin’s protective surface. Ceramides are the most abundant part of skin, making up over 50% of its composition.
As we age, the level of ceramides in our skin begins to decrease. As a result, the skin barrier weakens, which can lead to symptoms such as irritation, dryness, and redness. Skincare products that contain ceramides (and other skin beneficial ingredients) can help improve these symptoms.
Can it be used around the eyes?
This moisturiser can be used on the cheekbones and the under eye area. Avoid your lips, eyelids, lash lines and the corners of the eyes, as these areas are a bit more sensitive and the retinol in the product might cause irritation in these areas.
Is this product suitable for rosacea-prone or sensitive skin?
This moisturiser is suitable for rosacea-prone and sensitive skin. In fact, as we age, the level of ceramides in the skin decreases. As a result, the skin’s barrier weakens which can lead to things like irritation, dryness and redness. Ceramides along with other skin replenishing/soothing ingredients can help reduce these concerns. Because this product contains retinol, people with rosacea-prone or sensitive skin should start with applying the product 2-3 times per week. Allow the skin to acclimate and then increase as needed/desired.
How does it differ from Clinical Ultra Rich Moisturizer?
- Clinical Ceramide-Enriched Firming Moisturizer is an anti-ageing hero. It has our unique CollagenSupport Complex with hydrating ceramides to fight fine lines and wrinkles, skin-restoring retinol to improve firmness and antioxidant vitamin C to leave skin more radiant. A lightweight lotion to tackle advanced signs of aging.
- Clinical Ultra Rich Moisturizer also contains anti-ageing ingredients but is more nourishing. It is formulated with replenishing ingredients that strengthen the skin’s barrier to prevent moisture loss and help skin to repair itself. This rich cream helps very dry and eczema-prone skin feel soft and smooth again.
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