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(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
HG hydration! Rich moisture WITHOUT breakouts
from SF, CA
Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Hydrating Mask - 4 oz:
I LOVE THIS MASKI originally was a little hesitant because I have very sensitive acne-prone combo skin and heavy moisturizers tend to break me out and cause the dreaded subterranean mega zits which take weeks to go away.I also have very dry skin from winter and spending lots of time on airplanes. PC has been good to my skin so far so I decided to give this a spin. As a bonus, it's less expensive per oz than most PC products so I figured worst comes to worst I would just give this to my mom.This stuff is holy-grail level and has replaced my night moisturizer when I'm traveling (and dried out), when I'm home and not doing a night resurfacing treatment, and as my day moisturizer when I'm traveling. I've been using it consistently for almost a month without any breakout issues. I apply a moderate layer to my cheeks and t zone, and apply a bit heavier in dry spots (usually my cheekbones or jaw line) and to my undereye/crow's foot area. My skin no longer feels dry and itchy after the plane, and I don't 'look' as haggard. Before I was using an olay serum/mask so it's not like I wasn't moisturizing before.This stuff does 'feel' very rich and thick out of the bottle, and if you've had breakout issues from rich moisturizers before (like me) don't worry, it won't turn you into a greaseball!Another plus, my husband just got back from a weeklong desert trip off roading in 4x4s and had a few rough dry patches on his face likely from windburn, driness, sun damage, and eczema. He likes PC's men's line but is a little wary of masks and stuff. I got him to try this mask for 20 minutes and 10 minutes in he said "I don't know if it's working, but my face already feels a little softer" when he rinsed after 20 minutes, he said the rough patches were a little better, but the normal skin around them felt like butter. Now when he sees me putting this on at night, he asks if he can have a little :) Even with both of us using this and me using it every night, I expect a tube will last at least 3-4 months because this stuff is very concentrated.The ONLY thing I wish was different is I'd like to know the actual concentration of retinol and other actives in this product vs other PC products so I know if I need to mix in more retinol or not, and because some people can be sensitive. Also, I wish more PC products came in "trial" sizes (not test packets).
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
All purpose moisturizer
By PC Fan
from Vacaville, CA
About Me Over Sixty
I use this at night over serum. During the day, it is over serum and under SPF 30 CC cream. It makes my skin look much plumper. I love the way it feels and makes my skin look. I have combination skin and use Shine Stopper on my forehead during the day.
(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from Douglas, Georgia
This is my third tube of this mask. I use a small amount every night on the dry areas of my face. It's fantastic as an eye cream! I recently started using a small amount under and around my eyes and I think it works wonderfully for this purpose. It's very hydrating and when used on my cheeks around my nose, it works really well. I put it on about 30 minutes before bed and sleep in it all night. I use a washcloth the next morning to clean any residue off of my face. I hope it's a permanent product for Paula's Choice!
(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from New England , US
I've been using this for years and will continue for as long as it's being made. This mask soothes my skin like nothing else I've ever tried.Irritations from any skin treatments, sunburns, and especially dry, flakey skin from the frigid, winters are calmed.It is not greasy at all, and can be used by anyone at any age. I leave it on overnight and my skin is just so soft when I wake up. Great to use as an eye cream also. I love the squeeze tube so I can get every drop. Don't ever change this please.
(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
JUST CAN'T LIKE THIS MASK
By RICHARD THE SECOND
from PHILA., PA
About Me Minimalist
I BOUGHT THIS MASK SEVERAL TIMES HOPING EACH TIME TO HAVE A DIFFERENT RESULT. THIS MASK IS A VERY HYDRATING MASK AND ABSORBS VERY QUICKLY. EACH TIME I USE THIS MASK (WITHIN ABOUT 10 MINUTES) MY FACE JUST GET REDDER AND REDDER. SO I NEVER LEAVE IT ON TOO LONG BECAUSE OF SENSITIVITY. AFTER I RINSE IT OFF MY FACE LOOKS RED BUT BETTER. TALK ABOUT A CONTRADICTION. SO I HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ON THIS MASK. I WILL NO LONGER BUY THIS MASK AS MY BODY IS TELLING ME SOMETHING BY TURNING MY FACE RED.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
Magic in a bottle
I just looooove this product. It's phenomenal and without a doubt, my skin always benefits from it. The results of this mask seem to last well after use. I love to use it when flying to combat the dry airplane air, I love to use it after my skin has had too much retina, BHA, AHA, or is irritated from cold weather or wind. Works like a charm. Lately I love to first use it for about an hour, then use Paula's clay mask afterward. My skin really seems to like the double mask use lately. My skin's pretty oily and breakout prone but I still like giving it a boost of hydration with this mask. It's oddly not that greasy once it dries. Also, this mask seems to really help sunburns; my husband got a pretty bad one so I slathered a thick layer on the burn and he kept it on overnight. The next day the sunburn was gone and no longer hurt him! So yeah, multi use product. I absolutely recommend it.
(7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Paula, never stop making this!
from NYC, NY
About Me Beauty Conscious
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. My skin changed over the last two years and became very dry. No amount of serum or moisturizer would prevent my skin from starting to flake during the day. Then I started using this product underneath my makeup daily and every issue disappeared. I immediately notice when I skip a day. No breakouts, no smell, no side effects--just brilliant hydration. A winning product--Paula, I depend on this and you must always produce it, please!
(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Gave me a terrible rash
from Denver, CO
About Me Beauty Expert
I have used this twice. Both times I woke up the next morning with itchy skin around my eyes. By the end of the day I wanted to itch my skin off! I have raised red bumps all over my face. It took 3-4 days for the rash and irritation to go down. I have never had a reaction like this and do not have sensitive skin normally. I have used the rest of the PC Dry Skin line for a few months now.
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.
(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
from Victoria, BC Canada
This mask is superbly emollient. I use this product every night along with with the 1% retinol and a drop of oil booster. Eliminates flaking from the retinol and leaves my skin glowing. I rinse it off in the morning. I don't know how I'd manage without this product. A great companion for the retinol as it provides enough moisture to counteract the exfoliating effects. Love it!
By Lucas T.
from Hawthorne, CA
I'm impressed with this mask. Absolutely hydrating and softening, calming to my rosacea and exactly what I was looking for.I came to this mask after trying other hydrating products as an overnight treatment. I have rosacea and dry skin, that gets really problematic when winter comes. I was looking for something to use so that my skin wouldn't wake up dry and dull. I tried a few products (heavy moisturizers and other hydrating masks) but could'n find something that worked for me. My skin doesn't like high amounts of shea butter, which seems to be very common on "very hydrating" products, so I'm specially happy this product has no shea butter.This made my skin look great from the first use. I used to wake up with dull-looking skin, large pores and just an overall tired look. From the first night I used this mask, my skin woke-up calm, hydrated (without ever looking greasy).It's a fantastic texture. It never feels heavy or greasy and readily disappears on the skin, leaving behind a velvet-like layer that is incredibly pleasant. It has no fragrance, but the natural fragrance of the product is great as well.I have only used it as an overnight treatment, and I can attest my skin always wakes up looking calm, hydrated and just better. I also feel that its benefits continue throughout the day, and my skin feels better hydrated and stronger since using this mask every night.I'm don't use other Paula's Choice products, but this mask is hard to beat. They have a winning product here.