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Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Moisture Gel

$29.00 Ships Free
2 oz.

Availability: In stock


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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 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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Finally...a skincare product that works!

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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Ideal for Oily Skin but not great for Sensitive Skin

First off, I really do like this moisturizer. I have extremely acne-prone, sensitive, oily skin and this product does help with the overall oiliness. However, due to the sensitive nature of my skin, I was surprised when this moisturizer actually made my face red. I applied the moisturizer immediately after I applied the toner of the same Paula's Choice brand and was met with a red, uneven tone face staring back at me in the mirror. Ignoring the sensitivity aspect, the texture of this moisturizer is absolutely phenomenal and I would highly recommend it for people with normal sensitivity but oily skin.

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Great Night Time Moisturizer

I love this moisture gel! I use it at night before going to sleep, and wake up with very soft skin. I have never experienced any redness or irritation. It is fragrance free!

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Great for oily skin

If you have combination skin, this won't be enough for the dryer parts of your skin. Great for the oily parts, but wish it was a bit more nourishing for the dry skin.

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Locks in moisture for a good price

I am prone to blackheads, whiteheads, and occasional hormonal breakouts. To keep this acne at bay requires products containing salicylic acid, which can be drying. After reading a bunch of Birchbox's product descriptions and reviews, I decided to try this Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Moisture Gel. It is super lightweight and happily sits on top of my other skincare products or under sunscreen. It did not clog my pores (unlike other "non-pore-clogging" products I've tried). Also, a little product went a long way and the tube lasted me for over half a year. This gel wasn't quite up to the task of moisturizing all of my skin during the cold winter months in New England but did help seal in my other moisture and provided some protection against the cold and wind-burn.

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