CLINICAL Ceramide-Enriched Firming Moisturizer
Based on 41 reviews
Fortify skin’s protective barrier with concentrated ceramides to visibly smooth wrinkles, renew a firmer feel, and enhance moisture balance for plumper skin.

CLINICAL Ceramide-Enriched Firming Moisturizer

Based on 41 reviews
Visibly smooth wrinkles, renew a firmer feel and enhance moisture balance with a concentrated blend of ceramides plus a potent blend of vitamin c and retinol that plumps skin and fortifies skin’s protective barrier.
  • Strengthens the building blocks of healthy skin
  • Replenishing lipids deliver a supple look & feel
  • Creamy-smooth lotion intensely hydrates
  • Use daily to keep skin firm & resilient
Skin Types:
All Skin Types


    50 ml
Why is it different?
An unprecedented combination of ceramides, plus retinol and vitamin C, in one moisturiser for dramatically younger-looking skin. This is the first formulation with our CollagenSupport Complex, which acts as a binding agent to keep the outer layers of skin hydrated and resilient.
What does it do?
As we age, the ceramides that keep skin healthy and strong decline. This formula steps in to give skin back five essential ceramides to restore firmer-looking, supple-feeling skin. Retinol and vitamin C further help skin to regain its vitality, while soothing emollients soften the appearance of wrinkles.
How to use
At night, use as the last step in your skincare routine. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
Note: This anti-ageing moisturiser contains a stronger, highly focused mix of anti-ageing ingredients, including several forms of vitamin C and retinol. For best results, do not apply at the same time as other vitamin C or retinol products until you see how your skin responds. If you experience signs of sensitivity, reduce frequency of use.
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Nutrients, August 2017, ePublication

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, May 2017, pages 824-834

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, December 2016, pages 549-558

Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2015, pages 1,501-1,509

Journal of Investigative Dermatology, May-June 2016, issue 1—3, pages 279-287

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, May 2014, pages AB26; and November 2012, pages 1,103–1,024

Journal of Ethnopharmacology, November 2013, pages 395-420

Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013 pages 143-146

Dermatologic Therapy, May 2007, pages 606–612

Clinical Interventions in Aging, 2006, pages 327–348

Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Cetyl Alcohol (texture enhancer, Ascorbyl Glucoside (vitamin C/antioxidant), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate (texture enhancer), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (emulsifier), Glyceryl Stearate (emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (texture enhancer), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), PEG-12 Glyceryl Dimyristate (hydration), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 (emollient), Dimethicone (emollient), Glyceryl Ascorbate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidants), Retinol (vitamin A/skin-restoring), Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Cholesterol, Caprooyl Phytosphingosine, Caprooyl Sphingosine (skin-replenishing), Squalane (emollient), Punica Granatum Fruit Extract (pomegranate/antioxidant), Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil (non-fragrant plant oil/antioxidant), 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 (hydration), Sodium Citrate (pH adjuster), Ceteareth-25 (texture enhancer), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Ethylhexyl Stearate (emollient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Trideceth-6 (emulsifier), Propyl Gallate (antioxidant),Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate (film-forming agents), Behenic Acid (texture enhancer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin (preservatives).

Ratings & Reviews

Feels heavenly


This lotion is so silky! It feels lovely on the skin, kind of like a soft, beautiful balm. It feels nourishing, but not greasy at all. I have combo skin, and it feels just great. It hasn't broken me out. My skin feels so amazing the next morning, plump and smooth. I actually look forward to this step in my nighttime routine


Vancouver, BC


My skin looks fantastic


I have been using this for several months, I apply it nightly after washing my face with a gentle cleanser, and I have to say my skin is looking fantastic! I've used many products from Paula's Choice and I have to say this is hands down my favorite.






This has changed my skin! Love it!


Los Angeles


This stuff is spectacular


I bought this thinking it would be very basic. It's not. It is better than every moisturizer I've ever purchased and I love high end skin care. I have genetically great skin. This takes it to another level. I use it at night over the 2% or 4% exfoliants with salycilic acid. I wake up and my skin is tauter with beautiful bounce and the vitamin c they have in this is magic. For someone 40+ this is a godsend




My favorite Paula product yet


Great for my acne prone, dry/oily combo skin and within 1 week my skin glows!!


Portland, OR


Best firming moisturiser I've ever used


This product is everything and more. My skin is thriving - my AM routine is cold water rinse, spray mist, niaciminade serum, then this great moisturizer before applying makeup. PM - cleans, tone, AHA 10% x 2 week, Retinol intensive serum every other night, BHA 2% on the other night's, Olay night moisturiser but everything else is PC. I mask 3 times per week - 2 moisture mask and once clay. So yes I do invest time in my skin and at almost 57 I know I look at least 10 years younger so this product has given my skin that little something. Luminosity increased, firmness increased, tone increased, texture increased, lines appear to have reduced and plumpness increased. That's my review after 3 weeks - I will certainly buy again.


Sydney Australia


Really like this


I found this to be a lovely moisturiser, not thick and absorbs quickly. I have always used a 3.6pH exfoliate/toner, Paulas boosters and the omega complex. The introduction of the new AHA and this moisturiser has made my skin much more smoother an firmer. My skin is normal thanks to Paula but I would not think this moisturiser is enough for dry skin.


Western Australia


I love it


I'm really surprised this cream has negative reviews! I use mostly at night after my boosters (retinol, ha and peptide usually although I do mix it up). I find this moisturiser effective and to have a lovely texture and feel. My skin looks exceptional the next morning - bright and lush. I'm 55 and normal to dry


Northern beaches, sydney


This product is all it can be and impressed


I have used PC products for 15 yrs and am always keen to try any new additions to the melting pot of awesome products available. This product does exactly what it states. Use a small amount on face and neck at night and wake up with visibly firm and nourished skin. It's an absolute winner.


New Zealand


Great Moisturiser


I'm 52 yrs old, but my skin has no real issues, & I would consider it normal. I'm not denying other opinions, but when I saw the only reviews weren't that positive, I was amazed, and felt I had to provide my own experience with this product. I love the way this moisturiser glides over my skin. It provides a beautiful base for my foundation. It's lightweight, easy to apply, & gentle. I'm ordering more. It would be nice to know how much is left when you know it's running down, but you could say that for a lot of dispensers. If you have normal skin, don't bept off & give it a go.


Sunshine Coast Australia



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