MOISTURE BOOST One Step Face Cleanser
Based on 377 reviews


MOISTURE BOOST One Step Face Cleanser
This lotion cleanser quickly and gently lifts away impurities and makeup, leaving skin feeling refreshed but not tight or dry.

MOISTURE BOOST One Step Face Cleanser

Based on 377 reviews


This lotion cleanser quickly and gently lifts away impurities and makeup, leaving skin feeling refreshed but not tight or dry.
  • Skin-softening formula effectively removes makeup
  • Leaves skin beautifully soft yet thoroughly cleansed
  • Hydrating lotion formula
  • Use as the first step in your AM/PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Dry/Very Dry Skin

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    237 ml
    473 ml

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Why is it different?
MOISTURE BOOST One Step Face Cleanser offers the ease of an effective water-soluble cleanser with the feeling of a milky cleansing lotion. This lightly lathering formula feels supremely silky but quickly removes all makeup including eye makeup. It rinses easily leaving skin beautifully soft without a trace of dryness.
What does it do?
Unique cushioning ingredients combined with extremely gentle but effective cleansing agents clean skin while preserving skin’s vital moisture barrier. Skin will feel pampered, soft, and comfortably clean.

How to use
Wet face and apply a small amount of cleanser to your face and eye area with vigorous, yet gentle, circular motions. Rinse well. To remove heavy makeup, repeat or use with a clean, wet washcloth.
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Biochemistry and Pharmacology, June 2007, pages 1,786-1,795

Contact Dermatitis, June 2006, pages 303-312

British Journal of Dermatology, July 2005, pages 124-131

Skin Research and Technology, February 2005, pages 53–60

Dermatologic Therapy, January 2004, pages 16–25

Cutis, December 2001, Supplemental, pages 12–19

Skin Research and Technology, July 2001, pages 49–55

Contact Dermatitis, June 1999, pages 310–315

Product Ingredients

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (gentle cleansing agent), Glycol Stearate (moisturising texture enhancer), Methyl Gluceth-20 (skin-conditioning agent), Glyceryl Stearate (texture enhancer), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (soothing agent), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding agent), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (very mild cleansing/lather agent), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate (cleansing agents), Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA (skin-replenishing ingredient), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture enhancer), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Propylene Glycol (texture enhancer), Citric Acid (pH balancer), Phytic Acid (chelating agent to soften hard water), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

My favourite cleanser


If you don't wear heavy make-up, then this is perfect for you. Gets the job done whilst leaving the skin smoothe and soft. A little more watery than what I'm used to but worth the pay off. I use it every morning.


Melbourne Australia

Not for dry skin


The product cleans the skin well and the skin feels smooth after using it. However, it's not so suitable for dry skin as it really dries skin compared to some other creamy-textured cleansers for dry skin. Even a generous amount of a moisturizer doesn't help and the skin feels tight


Dayton, Ohio


The best cleanser on the market by far!!!!!


Removes all make up perfectly in the shower with no need for any other product (makeup remover etc). Leaves dry skin feeling clean, hydrated and comfortable. Puts all other brands on the market to shame!








Great, USA


Sodium laureth sulfate is a known irritant


I just saw on Wikipedia that sodium laureth sulfate is an irritant. The reference is: "Final report on the safety assessment of sodium laureth sulfate and ammonium laureth sulfate". Journal of the American College of Toxicology. 2 (5): 1-34. 1983. doi:10.3109/10915818309140713. It states in its abstract "The ingredients have been shown to produce eye and/or skin irritation in experimental animals and in some human test subjects." So why have it as the 2nd ingredient after water? Environmental Working Group's evaluation of sodium laureth sulfate lists irritation (skin, eyes) as a HIGH concern, too. I'd like to return this for a refund, but I'm just at the 60 day mark. Also wish you had free returns (including postage)--other websites which carry your products do, so I assumed you would, too...




great cleanser


I really love this cleanser and it does remove my most of my make-up. I have to go over my eye area twice to get all my mascara off but I don't mind the extra step. It is a great cleanser for me because I can use it on my super-sensitive eye area with no burning or irritation. I work 10 hour night shifts in a busy level 1 trauma hospital. When I come home from work, this cleanser feels so rich and soothing to my tired face. I buy the bigger size and it lasts me for 4 months.




Amazing cleanser once you get used to the smell


This is one of my standby cleansers that I know will not dry out or irritate my skin. Recently, some of my old favorites have been making my skin tingle despite having no issue with the small amount of fragrance before. This one cleans my skin and leaves it feeling supple rather than tight and itchy like all gel cleansers do. It took me about a week to get used to the smell, and I'm glad I kept usingit instead of returning it right away.


Denver, CO


Love this cleanser


My skin is acne prone/combo and is really sensitive to cleaners. The wrong cleanser will dry out my skin for days after just one wash. This is the perfect cleanser for me. My skin is clean without feeling dry or irritated. My only complaint is that I would like the bottle with a pump or where the cleanser dispenses from the bottom of the bottle.




Excellent Overall Cleanser!


I have been using this cleanser for YEARS! Even as my skin has gone from combo, to oily back to combo and sometimes dry as I approach 50 years old, this cleanser is the BEST! It removes all my makeup and doesn't leave my face feeling tight. I wasn't aware it was discontinued because I buy extras when I place orders. I am happy it was brought back and I didn't have to panic! My other favorites are they Hydralight SPF 30 Moisturizer and the Skin Balancing Toner!


Chicago, IL


Thank you for bringing back this excellent product line :)


I can't thank you enough for bringing back the Hydralight and Moisture Boost product lines. I am so happy. These are the two cornerstone product lines that kept me with Paula's Choice since day 1, and they always provide the best results with absolutely no irritation or tightness, or dryness or redness....and they don't cause breakouts. These are absolutely the two best product lines that you offer (and the best products lines in any skin care line on the market). I'd like to say that I'll be ordering these items right away, but I have a little bit of those products already stocked up from when you announced that you were discontinuing these two lines. Rest assured, when my supply runs out, I will be ordering these products regularly, as I always have done. Please don't ever stop selling these two wonderful product lines.

Hydralight & Moisture Boost fan

New York



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