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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
JUST CAN'T LIKE THIS MASK
By RICHARD THE SECOND
from PHILA., PA
About Me Minimalist
Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Hydrating Mask - 4 oz:
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
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(8 of 9 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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(4 of 8 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!
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.
(5 of 8 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!
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
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.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Nice mask, but not as moisturizing as I hoped
from Ontario, Canada
I was really excited to use this product as an addition to my regular routine - I have dry skin, especially in the winter, and hoped that using it once or twice per week would be beneficial.The product is nice, but I didn't find it to be particularly effective for me. After patch testing it, I started using it once per week, applying a generous layer after my nighttime skincare routine and leaving it on overnight. I didn't see much of a difference, so I tried bumping it up to twice per week, then three times per week. Honestly, it didn't make my skin feel any more moisturized than when I use my regular moisturizer. Based on the reviews, it seems to work really well for other people, I think it just wasn't effective for me.
(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Need a Travel Size
This is actually the only Paula's Choice moisturizer that works for my dry /combo, acne prone skin. I tried all of the the moisturizers for combo to dry skin and found that they just sat on top of my skin and didn't deal with dehydration. Even the hyaluronic and oil boosters were ineffective for me. The only moisturizer that sunk in nicely was hydralight, but it was not quite moisturizing enough. I bought this to use as a supplemental mask and have since found that it sinks into my skin and deals with both dryness and dehydration. In the winter I slather it on copiously. In the summer I just pat on a thin layer focusing on my dry cheeks and eyes. I do not notice that it breaks me out, however I use it in conjunction with the clear regular strength BHA and BP. Therefore, even if this were clogging my pores those two products would take care of it. My only wish is that this and all other PC products came in travel sizes! I need a little 2oz. container of this to keep in my carry on for flights. I can't exactly put it in another container without the antioxidants getting compromised and I'd have to take 500 foil packets with me just to go on vacation.
(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Visible improvement after one use
By Obsessive researcher
from Chicago, IL
I use this product once or twice per week on face and neck and leave it on all night. Because it contains Vit A palmitate, I wash it off in the morning with cleanser then apply sunscreen. I usually use it the day after using an AHA or BHA exfoliating treatment. It's amazing. Wrinkles were noticeably less deep around my mouth and eyes even after just one use. This gives my dry skin a fantastic drink that seems to last several days.
from Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
This product is amazing! I didn't know what to expect when I tried the sample packet of this. All I was hoping for was that it didn't give me any clogged pores. But, wow! It really reduced the redness on my cheeks by my nose, sunk in easily, and left my skin so soft. All that and no clogs whatsoever. Plus, the sample is very generous even for me who uses more than the pea-sized amounts some people stick to. I ordered the full size pretty promptly after trying the sample. If you're curious about it at all, I'd definitely try it!