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Follow with Paula's Choice RESIST Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 for all-day sun protection.

Paula's Choice

Birchbox Breakdown

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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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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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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Great Texture!

I love the silky smooth texture of this moisturizer - it's perfect for the summer time when you don't need a heavy moisturizer.

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Good if you need a light moisturizer
Purchased

It's true that your skin will absorb this product fast! I like it because it does not break out my skin (which is acne prone), but I need something more moisturizing. Perhaps I could of used this 10 years ago when I was in my early twenties and had more oily skin.

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Love this stuff
Purchased

I'm super picky about the texture of moisturizers that I put on my face. I love that this feels super light and silky but still provides great moisture for my dry skin.

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Love It!
Purchased

This stuff is my new favorite moisturizer! It doesn't leave my skin feeling oily or sticky or anything like past moisturizers have done. As soon as I put it on, it's like my skin soaks it up right away! I use in the morning and at night. And when I use it at night, my skin is super soft in the morning. This is my new go-to moisturizer! :)

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Perfect Summer Moisturizer!

Love this! It's light and silky, which is exactly what I wanted for my oily skin. You get the perfect amount of moisture for the warmer months, and it doesn't leave your face feeling slick and greasy.
I tend to have problems with some products not sinking into my skin and just kind of sitting on top; but with this gel, my face literally drinks it up, leaving a perfect base for my foundation. It also doubles as a primer for me. My face is so smooth and matte that I can apply my foundation or BB cream right on top and everything blends to perfection. Another winner from Paula's Choice!!

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Great product!
Purchased

I have been using this for a little over a month along with the cleanser and toner and have been very pleased. This product is good for oily / combination skin because it keeps the skin moisturized, but the product is not heavy or greasy. I also haven't had any dry patches on my face like I normally get in the winter.

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love it

i have oil combination skin and I just recently purchased this product about a month ago and absolutely love my skin does not feel greasy at all for over a month and I can tell a difference on my skin tone it's more even.I apply it at night time and the next morning my skin feels so soft and will be purchasing this product again

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Good product but not moisturizing enough for winter
Purchased

I didn't pay attention that this was a gel. It's not as moisturizing as I need in the winter. I've purchased the lotion before at Paula's website and that is what I'd rather have.

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