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Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Cream Review

Paula's Choice Moisture Boost Cream Review

Not too long after I started working out, I started suffering from intensely dry skin. No matter how much water I consumed, I couldn’t seem to keep my skin hydrated. I turned to Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Cream to try and get my skin back on track.

About Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Cream
Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream is a rich oasis of hydration for dry skin. It provides a protective barrier against the harsh effects of the environment with its unique combination of plant oils, antioxidants, emollients, cell-communicating ingredients and skin-identical ingredients. The lush, creamy texture glides on and leaves a moist, radiant finish without feeling greasy. Skin is smoothed, luxuriously soft, and fortified with what it needs to repair itself and become healthier. The result is smooth, comfortable, younger-looking skin!

  • This is Paula Begoun’s secret weapon of choice to use as an eye cream
  • This moisturizer is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free.
  • Cruelty free

$24 for 2 fl. oz.

Paula’s Choice, Dermstore

Water, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (emollient plant oil), Ethylhexyl Stearate (thickener), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient), Petrolatum (emollient), Cetearyl Alcohol, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/ Hexacaprate, Tridecyl Trimellitate (all thickeners), Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol (skin-identical ingredients),Tocopherol (Vitamin E/antioxidant) Squalane (emollient), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (stabilized Vitamin C/antioxidant), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3/cell-communicating ingredient) Polysorbate 60 (thickener), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, , Hydrogenated Lecithin, Whey Protein (all water-binding agents), Tridecyl Stearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate (thickeners), Phenyl Trimethicone (silicone slip agent), Myristyl Myristate (thickener), Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Phospholipids, Decarboxy Carnosine HCI (cell-communicating ingredients), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodum Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (film-forming/water-binding agents),Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax (all thickeners/emollients), Triethanolamine (pH-adjustor), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Benzoic Acid, Chlorphensin, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

My Thoughts
Thank goodness for this moisturizer! Ever since I went onto rosacea meds, my skin has gone from sensitive combo-oily to sensitive  normal-dry. Some areas, like my under eye area, have been super dry. So I realized I needed to up my moisturizer game and use richer products. After some research I picked up this Moisture Boost cream. I’ve been applying it at night to my eyes and the rest of my face and it’s helped tremendously.

For a while I was applying it to my under eye area after my daytime moisturizer with SPF. About 4 hours after I had applied makeup, my eye makeup would crease, despite me having used eyeshadow primer. I later deduced that this moisturizer was the culprit, so I’ve kept it for nighttime use.

I’ve been using this on its own on my eyes, face and neck. However, I’ve also mixed it with the Paula’s Choice Vitamin C15. I have also used it with the Super Antioxidant Serum underneath it.

This moisturizer has not irritated my eyes at all. Some eye creams and moisturizers with SPF will irritate the delicate skin around my eyes, but thankfully this is not one of those.

If you suffer from dry or very dry skin, this is a fabulous moisturizer to consider adding to your arsenal. It’s been a necessity for me the past month.


  • Great value for the price
  • Perfect for dry or very dry skin
  • Lives up to its claims
  • Cruelty free



  • If you have combination or oily skin, you’ll want to skip this one
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    • Nathalie Prud’homme

      Hi Phyrra, I just recently started using Paula Choice’s skincare line, in fact all of the items you reviewed and more. I think they are wonderful… and this is coming from a 50++ woman who was using Chanel & La Mer… bottom line is that PC can blow those two product lines out of the water. It was nice to see someone review some of her products. Thanks again! xoxo

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I’m so happy to hear it! I’ve never tried either brand, but I love hearing that you feel that Paula’s Choice is amazing too!

    • ThurstonK

      Omg…I NEED this in my life! Lol

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Seriously! It has been a godsend!

        • ThurstonK

          This would be perfect for before I put on foundation! Everything I’ve tried so far still left flakes and that dry, patchy, cakey look. I just need to win the lottery and buy all the PC stuff I can lol