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Follow with Paula's Choice RESIST Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 for all-day sun protection.

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Like a refreshing sip of water for your complexion, this silky gel from Paula’s Choice offers light, soothing hydration—the perfect moisturizer for oily or acne-prone skin types. The fragrance-free formula contains antioxidants and natural extracts that instantly absorb into skin, resulting in healthy, nourished skin with a pretty, matte finish.

How it Works

Specially formulated for normal to oily complexions and acne-prone skin, this luxurious gel contains antioxidants and anti-irritants that nourish, repair and protect, and reduce the appearance of pores. Seaweed extract provides natural, lightweight moisture while niacinamide promotes circulation for a healthy, youthful glow.

How to Use

After cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, apply a thin layer of product to face, neck, and eye area. Use day and night.

Water, cyclopentasiloxane (silicone slip agent), butylene glycol (slip agent), glycerin, (skin-identical ingredient) laminaria saccharina (seaweed) extract (water-binding agent), camellia oleifera (green tea) leaf extract, vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract (antioxidants), triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil (emollient plant oil/lubricant), tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e/antioxidant), niacinamide (vitamin b3/cell-communicating ingredient), phenyl trimethicone, dimethicone, bis-phenylpropyl dimethicone (silicones/slip agents), dipotassium glycyrrhizate (licorice/anti-irritant), tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (Vitamin c/antioxidant), sodium hyaluronate (skin-identical ingredient), phospholipids (cell-communicating ingredient), superoxide dismutase (antioxidant), isohexadecane (emulsifier), panthenol (vitamin b5/water-binding agent), propylene glycol (slip agent), sodium carbomer (gel-based thickener), sodium acrylate/acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer (film-forming/water-binding agent), dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer (silicone film-forming agent), polysorbate 80 (thickener), hydroxyethylcellulose (gel-based thickener), diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben (all preservatives).

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

It's like a primer
Purchased

Paula's Choice moisture gel is like a light moisturizer and primer in one. It is great for summertime use because it helps curb the oiliness.

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Hands down, best moisturizer ever!

I have experimented with many moisturizers in the past. I have very oily/acne prone skin which is also flaky and dry. I use this moisturizer ever day. It is a gel so it's not greasy at all, but it does a great job at moisturizing! Try it if you have oily skin!

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Great for Oily T-Zone

Love the silky feel when I first apply it. Since I have combination skin, my drier areas need more moisture than this provides. However, it leaves my T-zone with a matte finish and has smoothed out the crow's feet and fine lines around my eyes, which I love. One of the concerns some people have is the small size. I've found I don't need much in my oily areas. It's the dry areas that require more, so I'll need to find another moisturizer for that purpose. All in all though, a great product, and I'd recommend it to those with oily skin/T-zone.

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Matte Moisturizer

This stuff works! Most moisturizers make me break out and leave my skin feeling greasy. This has never made me break-out, and leaves my skin matte so I can choose to put on make-up or not. Highly recommend this innovative gel moisturizer.

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Perfect!

This moisturizing gel is the perfect fit for combination skin. It goes on light and doesn't leave any oily residue. It's done wonders for my face.

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LOVE IT!!
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I love this moisturizer, it works great for my combination skin. I have been a Paula's Choice customer for several years, I am super excited that I can now purchase some of my favorite products through Birchbox!

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Finally...a skincare product that works!
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I am thrilled with this moisturizer. I have been suffering with acne-prone, oily skin for the last few years and have tried everything. I finally decided to give this product a try and I could not be more pleased. The moisturizer is light, provides a soft mattifying coverage and maintains this throughout the day. My pores don't feel or look clogged! It has improved the appearance of my skin and I am now a dedicated Paula's Choice follower.

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