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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.
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.5
I love Paula's Choice products, and this one is no exception. It absorbs really well into my combination skin without irritating it, and to make it a triple-threat: it doubles as a makeup primer! It smoothes out fine lines and imperfections (...or so I've heard. From a friend. That totally isn't me...). I've tried it w/ three different liquid foundations (finger, beauty blender, and brush applications, too), and found that if I apply foundation while my moisturizer is still slightly damp, it really helps to set my foundation.5
So far my face has even feeling great and hydrating. I am a little turned off because it helps with wrinkles and I am too young of that but I hear great things about paula choice.. i am going to use this for a couple of weeks and see how it is.4
I almost cried after the first week of using this product. After suffering from uncontrollably oily skin for over 20 years, I had finally found some relief.
I went ahead and bought it, without ever sampling it in my box. It was one of the best purchases I have ever made.
With regular cream based moisturizers, I would be oily within the first hour. But yesterday I did not start to get shiny for 9 HOURS! And that was without any other form of makeup, only the moisturizer. I can imagine how amazing this will be when I wear it under makeup; it will surely be even more magical.
It has not just reduced oil, but evened my skin tone, reduced redness, and minimized the appearance of acne scars (all issues I have had over the past 10 years) within 2 DAYS of starting use. Honestly, I had just given up on finding the right product for me, until I found this.
My advice: if you're frustrated with your oily skin and you feel like there is no solution, switch to a gel based moisturizer. I know there are plenty of other people out there in a similar situation as me and I just want them to feel the relief and joy that I have experienced. I have a new found confidence in myself.
NOTE: this moisturizer does NOT have any SPF protection. I have not used any since I started the product because I wanted to see the pure results. Luckily my foundation (Dr. Jart++ Beauty Detox) has SPF 35. It is critical that you find an appropriate sunscreen or protective foundation!!!!
I purchased the gel formula as opposed to the cream formula since it's summer, and I have oily skin, so I didn't want any heavy feeling lotions on my face. This is amazing! It's so lightweight, it makes your skin so silky soft, there's no shine, and no annoying scent! I'm also really happy that they don't test on animals, so it's perfect in my book!5
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!5
This was a nice moisturizer but it made me break out the next day after using. Be careful if you have sensitive skin.3
My dry dry skin thanks me for purchasing this product I love it and home to continue to use it5
I'm already a big fan of Paula's Choice and this is no different. My skin is incredibly soft without feeling greasy or weighed down. Wow!5
I use Paula's Choice balancing moisture gel before I apply makeup and it diminishes pores and makes your makeup look super natural!5