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Next in your skincare lineup: the soothing, hydrating Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer.

Paula's Choice

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Think of this serum as your skincare regimen's ideal middleman: This treat of a product not only sinks into skin after cleansing to make your complexion extra soft, but it’s also a perfect primer for the layers that follow it, like moisturizer and foundation.

How it Works

By skipping over irritants like fragrances and dyes, this formula goes right for the good stuff—olive oil, green tea, and evening primrose oil—to heal and moisturize dry, itchy skin. And while plant extracts smooth and soften, a healthy dose of retinol helps speed up cell regeneration and reduce fine lines.

How to Use

After cleansing, toning, and/or exfoliating, squeeze a drop or two of this serum onto your fingertips and apply to the face and neck before following with a moisturizer or foundation. Good news: It’s safe to use on the undereye area.

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone (silicone slip agents), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (thickener), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (plant oil/antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Retinol (antioxidant/cell-communicating ingredient), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Bisabolol (anti-irritant), Astaxanthin (Haematococcus Pluvialis) Extract, Tocotrienols (antioxidants), Adenosine(cell-communicating ingredient), Tetrahydromethoxydiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrobisdemethoydiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane (curcumin-derived antioxidants), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (antioxidants/anti-irritants), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (anti-irritant), Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi Leaf Extract (non-volatile plant extract), Stearyl Dimethicone (silicone skin-conditioning agent), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Seed Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil (plant oils/antioxidants), SD-Alcohol 40 (solvent).

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Seriously love this product!
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I am a former aesthetician & Store Director for Sephora. I love beauty products, and definitely don't mind spending money on skin and beauty products IF they work!! I received a sample of this serum and fell immediately in love!! It left my skin feeling and looking incredible! I'm a stay at home wife now so I don't wear makeup everyday, and even with or without makeup my skin looks flawless! I've received many compliments, I guess I have to let my secret out of the bag!!

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Great product, a little oily
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I really liked this product; I could really see the difference after applying. I used it all over my face but, found it to be a bit oily so, I only put it on at night.

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I have only used this serum for a month and my lines are diminishing and my skin is soft and glowing. This is hands down the best serum I have ever used for my dry skin. Keep up the great work Paula!

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Great moisturizer

I love this product. With this harsh winter we are facing in the north east, my skin has really taken a beating and I feel like this serum really helps keep my sling moisturized and smooth. I use it all over my face and under my eyes which helps blend in my concealers and bb cream.

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Awesome!
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I wanted to steal this from my mother-in-law's box so I could have two. I didn't...but I wish I had. It instantly pealed away all of the dry winter skin to leave my skin feeling great.

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Not crazy- too oily
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It's a bit too oily for my skin and doesn't work in well

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Great
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This is a great product!! It made my skin feel smooth and healthy and full of life.

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Nice serum
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This serum was great for my face didnt make me breakout or irritate my skin. felt nice and light when applied

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Great brand
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This brand is perfect with skin care needs they know how to make a product that reacts well with your skin needs. Love how wonderful my skin felt after using it smooth nourished hydrated just awesome

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Can't go wrong with Paula's Choice products
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This is a great serum. Leaves my skin feeling and looking fresh and moisturized. It has Retinol so make sure you wear a sunscreen. This goes after cleansing and before moisturizer. It sinks right in and dries quickly.

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