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Paula's Choice

  • 4.7 out of 5 stars, based on 41 Reviews 41 Reviews Write a Review
  • $28.00
  • 2 oz.   
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    $28.00

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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!
Purchased

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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Day moisturizer that doesn't break out my sensitive skin!

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.

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hydrating.
Purchased

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.

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Changed my life

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!!!!

5
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Love it!
Purchased

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!

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LOVE IT!!
Purchased

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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Skin Felt Super Soft
Purchased

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
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PERFECT
Purchased

I use Paula's Choice balancing moisture gel before I apply makeup and it diminishes pores and makes your makeup look super natural!

5
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Best skincare line!

I am a loyal Paula's Choice user after 1 full year! I have never used a line like this and I am so happy I found it! My skin has never been healthier! This moisture gel is very moisturizing but balancing as well. I use this overnight and wake up with supple, hydrated skin!

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Best light moisturizer ever!
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I was in search of a great, lightweight moisturizer that would keep my oily and acne-prone complexion cleared up and manageable. This is a perfect moisturizer that does just that. My complexion is very oily and my skin would break out and get clogged pores when I tried other heavier moisturizers. This goes on smoothly and dries very quickly. You only need a pea sized amount for your face. It feels like I have nothing on after it dries. I use this every night before bed since it doesn't have sunscreen in it. My complexion has greatly improved and I have less acne since I started using this, plus my skin isn't as oily as it was before using this moisturizer.

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