What makes this product unique?
Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer blends emollients, soothing agents, anti-irritants, antioxidants and cell-communicating ingredients to create an exceptionally rich cream that takes superior care of dry to very dry skin. The formula strengthens skin, helps restore a healthy barrier function, and stimulates healthy collagen production for a firmer, more youthful look. Problem dryness does an about-face: you'll see a smoothed, plumped, absolutely radiant complexion that looks younger and healthier.
This product is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free.
Who is this product for?
Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer is recommended for those with normal to very dry skin. For daytime use, you can apply a Paula's Choice foundation and pressed powder with SPF 15 over the Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer for sun protection, or you can use Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 instead.
Sources to support the claims made for Skin Recovery REPLENISHING Moisturizer
British Journal of Dermatology, July 2008, pages 23-34; Chemical Research in Toxicology, January 2008; American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, April 2003, pages 771-788; Journal of Investigative Dermatology, February 2002, pages 372–379; Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology, January–February 2002, pages 20–25; Toxicology in Vitro, August–October 2001, pages 357–362; Journal of Cosmetic Science, January–February 2001, pages 35–50; Journal of Investigative Dermatology, April 1995, pages 484–488; and Journal of Molecular Medicine, January 1995, pages 7–17.
magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, sodium hyaluronate, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, glycerin, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, vitamin E, sodium chondroitin sulfate, saccharide isomerate, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, sodium PCA, panthenol, tocopheryl lineolate, Chamomilla recutita flower extract, tocopheryl acetate, cyclohexasiloxane, evening primrose oil, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, chamomile, cyclopentasiloxane, vitamin C, glycereth-26
Water (Aqua), 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 (thickeners), Glyceryl Stearate (thickeners), PEG-100 Stearate (thickeners), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient), Cyclohexasiloxane (skin-conditioning agent), Dimethicone (silicone slip agents), Panthenol (soothing agent), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (cell-communicating ingredients), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (cell-communicating ingredients), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-identical ingredient), Tocopheryl Linoleate (antioxidant/vitamin E), Tocopheryl Acetate (antioxidant/vitamin E), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (antioxidant/vitamin C), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (licorice-derived anti-irritant), Sodium PCA (skin-identical ingredient), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (anti-irritant/soothing agent), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice (water-binding agent), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (antioxidant/vitamin C), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate (antioxidant), Saccharide Isomerate (skin-conditioning agents), Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (skin-conditioning agents), Hydroxypropyl Guar (gel-based thickener), Propylene Glycol (slip agent), Allantoin (anti-irritant), Rosa Moschata Seed Oil (non-fragrant plant oil), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose (thickener), Carbomer (gel-based thickener), Sodium Citrate (pH adjusters), Triethanolamine (pH adjusters), Trisodium EDTA (chelating agent), Batyl Alcohol (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol(all preservative), Chlorphenesin(all preservative), Benzoic Acid (all preservative).
DIRECTIONS: Ideal for softening and smoothing the face, neck and eye area. At night, use as the last step in your skincare routine. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 25 or greater.
Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.
My skin is dry. Which moisturizer do you recommend?
Several Paula's Choice moisturizers would work well for you. Choosing the perfect moisturizer has a lot to do with personal preference and trying a product to determine which one works best on your skin. A good place to start, especially if signs of aging are a concern, is with our Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer. If you want a richer texture, try our Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream or Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer. It is also helpful to use our Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum or Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum in combination with (on top of or underneath) any moisturizer you apply. You may also wish to treat your dry skin to frequent applications of our Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask.
I have very dry skin. Which moisturizer should I use?
Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer is designed for dry to very dry skin. For maximum benefits, apply Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner before every application of Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer.
Should I switch to the Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream if I already use the Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer as an eye cream?
While both products are extremely beneficial for anti-aging and moisturizing the eye area, it depends on how much hydration you need and the texture you prefer.
The Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream is the thicker and more substantial product, with a rich cream texture that remains on the surface of the eye area overnight. It has a more complex and reparative formula than any of our facial moisturizers, and was specially formulated to address key signs of aging around the eye including dryness, sun damage and loss of firmness.
The Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer is lighter weight and absorbs more quickly into skin. It isn't as intensively hydrating as the Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream, but can absolutely be used effectively as an eye cream if you prefer a lighter texture.
The good news is that there’s not a wrong choice—both of these options will work beautifully for the eye area—but if you’re looking for a richer cream texture with hydration that lasts into the next morning, the Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream would be your best bet.