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Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Moisture Gel

2 oz.

Availability: In stock


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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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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This moisturizer is perfect for my acne-prone and combination skin. It also feels so luxurious to put on! The fact that it uses natural extracts makes it absolutely the best moisturizer. I've already re-ordered twice

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Does What Promised

This product does what it says it will. It moisturizes and doesn't irritate acne-prone skin. It feels good on my skin and does't sit on the surface making makeup application impossible.

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Love, love, love it!

At first I was kind of skeptical about it being gel. The skepticism vanished after my first use! I love the light weight moisture and the non greasy feel. I will never use face cream again! I have problems with finding a cream that doesn't make my skin feel greasy after wearing it for an hour or two, even the oil free ones. What else I love about this product, is that toners tend to leave my skin very shiny and glossy looking. The matte finish of this gel eliminated that issue. I've never found a cream that can do this. I would definitely recommend this product to family and friends.

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