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First thing’s first—start your battle against dry skin with Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Softening Cream Cleanser.

Paula's Choice

Birchbox Breakdown

For skin drier than Chandler Bing’s one-liners, reach for this rich-yet-gentle face lotion. It banishes rough patches by absorbing deep into flaky, irritated skin and encourages collagen production to make skin appear younger. Concentrate on your eyes or spread it all over—it’s up to you. Bada-bing!

How to Use

After cleansing, smooth a layer of moisturizer onto your face and neck. If used in the AM, follow with SPF15 or higher. Multitasker alert: This product can also be used as a standalone eye cream.

Water, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate (emollient), Butylene Glycol (water-binding agent), Glycereth-26 (thickener), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil (non-fragrant plant oil/cell-communicating ingredient), Cetyl Alcohol (thickener), Cyclopentasiloxane (skin-conditioning agent), Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate (thickeners), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient), Cyclohexasiloxane (skin-conditioning agent), Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-7 (cell-communicating ingredients), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-identical ingredient), Tocopheryl Linoleate, Tocopheryl Acetate (antioxidant/vitamin E), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (antioxidant/vitamin C), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (licorice-derived anti-irritant), Sodium PCA (skin-identical ingredient), Panthenol (soothing agent), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (anti-irritant/soothing agent), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding agent), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (antioxidant/vitamin C), Tetradibutyl Pentaerithrityl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate (antioxidant), Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (skin-conditioning agents), Hydroxypropyl Guar (gel-based thickener), Propylene Glycol (slip agent), Allantoin (anti-irritant), Rosa Canina (Dog Rose) Fruit Oil (non-fragrant plant oil), Dimethicone, Simethicone (silicone slip agents), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose (thickener), Carbomer (gel-based thickener), Sodium Citrate, Triethanolamine (pH adjusters), Trisodium EDTA (chelating agent), Batyl Alcohol (stabilizer), Benzoic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol (all preservatives).

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Really good results
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I've been using this for a few months and my skin looks great. I even had someone at work ask me if I was getting botox! I am not! The consistency of this lotion is rather thick almost like a vaseline but it goes on smooth and does not clog pores. I will be buying this one for a long time. This does last a while too as you don't need to use very much.

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Happy face
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Such wonderful moisture in every pore it absolutely is working very well to change my dry face to a beautiful canvas to work with makeup

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Very moisturizing, but...
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I purchased this product because I was looking for a great eye cream and have already been very impressed with the paulas choice product line. I use a moisturizing cleanser along with a hydrator that prevents blemishes while it has retinol in it to prevent aging. I'm 29 and looking for ways to prevent fine lines. As a stand alone eye cream, this is great. It's thick, rich, creamy and does what it claims. As an everyday moisturizer, I'd be a little peeved. It is tiny. Only 2.8 fl oz. it's a great product, but beware the small size you're receiving. I really wish Birchbox would list the size of the products they're selling so you get an idea of the size of the product you're paying for.

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Huge fan!
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I love almost everything Paula makes, but this is one of my favorites. I use Metrogel for rosacea and while it works, it can be very drying. This is a super soothing moisturizer that is not at all irritating, and seems to actually plump up my skin and make it look younger and healthier. I wear it under BB creams and tinted sunscreens sometimes because they aren't always super moisturising either and can settle into fine lines of dry skin.

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Depends on skin type
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For my combination skin, this moisturizer makes my skin even more oily! Would recommend to use this product in the winter when skin is more dried out than usual.

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So moisturizing
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Love this moisturizer and have been using it to reduce dry skin on my forehead from rosacea. I layer it over any serum or moisturizer with SPF during the day, and use it over their retinol serum at night. Very moisturizing and no fragrance. It's a bit balmy and you can tell right away it will work. Only downside is the size. Though it's the perfect size for air travel, it's a little small for the cost given how much I use it.

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Still on the search
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I had high hopes for this moisturizer. I have moderate dry skin with mild rosacea. This product did not moisturize my skin and possibly made my cheeks more red, maybe because my skin was still dry and tight.

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Love
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My skin is very dry and I love this product. Works great, skin feels great and not to greasy. I hate moisturizers that are to heavy and this one was perfect!

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Good product for dry skin
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I really liked the texture of this moisturizer and it seems perfect for the Winter. However, I returned my Paula's Choice products because I had some sensitivity due to my Rosacea. However, it seems like a great product if you have dry skin.

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Good, especially for dry skin
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I have mostly dry skin that is sometimes a little shiny in the summertime on my forehead. This is a good moisturizer for every day for me, and keeps me from getting dried out. I do think I go through it fairly quickly, though, especially during the winter.

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