Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream: ($19.95 for 2 oz)
Positives: This product has a ton of jojoba seed oil, whose similarities to sebum composition should relieve truly dry skin types. There are also moderate to high amounts of the epidermal barrier components: ceramide 3, cholesterol as well sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, and squalane, which are water-binding agents. Finally, it contains moderate amounts of vitamins E, C, and B3 (present as niacinamide). Combined, these make a potent cocktail for dry skin.
Negatives: None as usual for Paula’s Choice products!
Packaging: This comes in an opaque tube.
Overall: This has a lightweight gel-cream texture that smooths on to the skin beautifully. However, it is not the most potent “treatment,” meaning that it doesn’t contains high amounts of various ingredients like vitamin C or retinol. I’d definitely recommend this to people who have very dry to normal skin types. Anyone who’s oily will not like this because of the high jojoba oil content, which like I said in the 2/16/12 update of my skin care routine, here, it can clog the pores even with concurrent use of chemical exfoliants, which can lead to acne and/or flaky skin.
PS = [[[PIS – 0] x WIC] + [TPS x WPC]] x 100%
PS = [[8.5/10 x 2/3] + [3/3 x 1/3]] x 100%
PS = [17/30 + 3/9] x 100%
PS = [51/90 + 30/90] x 100%
PS = 81/90 x 100%
PS = .900 x 100%
PS = 90.0%
AS = A-
Check the Product Review Rubric for a full explanation on how I rate products.
Water, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (emollient plant oil), Ethylhexyl Stearate (thickener), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Glycerin (slip/water-binding agent), Petrolatum (emollient), Cetearyl Alcohol, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/ Hexacaprate, Tridecyl Trimellitate (all thickeners), Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol (skin-conditioning/water-binding agents),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/Sodium 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, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol (all preservatives)