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Skin has never been more dry.
About Me Budget Buyer
Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:
I switched to this product since it was recommended as a substitute for RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 since it's discontinued. Unfortunately, my skin has been extremely dry and visibly flakey since switching products.
Service and delivery comments:
Service and delivery are great as always.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Better than expected
from Talking Rock, GA
About Me Brand Buyer
Since my regular daily moisturizer Resist Cellular Defense was discontinued, I tried this with some hesitancy. I thought there's no way I could like it as much, and I remember from trying a few samples that the formula seemed too thin and watery for my taste. Well, I am pleased to say that I've given it a chance, and I really like this stuff. I ordered a full tube and have been using it for about 3 weeks. Wow! I love the high 30spf broad spectrum protection, and I love the way this rubs in. It's not too thin or watery. It has a lovely light but substantial consistency that I find ideal for drier skin. I say give it a shot!
Delivery was prompt and smooth.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Worked great until it made my eyes itch
from Raleigh, NC
I purchased this moisturizer after I began using the skin recovery skin softening cleanser. This moisturizer worked great for the first two weeks and then my eyes started to itch every time I applied it. My skin looked great so I put up with for a few more weeks but it just got to the point my eyes were itchy all the time and they occasionally burned. It's a shame it caused this reaction because it really helped the redness associated with my rosacea. In the end, I started using the shea butter facial moisturizer from L'Occitane and my kids baby Aveeno Sunscreen for sun protection.
(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
My husband politely despises this smell...
from Los Angeles, CA
My skin is dry, aging, and pretty ravaged by Cancer treatments (not Skin Cancer). One good thing I have done almost all my adult life is use a sunscreen. I don't leave home, ever, without it. So I try PC moisture products and I wanted a moisturizing, gentle spf cream. IMO, PC doesn't have a lot of very moisturizing products. I am glad there is no animal testing for PC products. Another of the reasons I bought this was that I am glad it has both Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide.HOWEVER.I had disliked the smell instantly, but sometimes smells go away, and I know I am sensitive to smells.It is important to me to never use products that have fragrance added. My Cancer Hospital and local patients' support Center have made an effort to ask people not to wear anything perfumed, including even putting up signs. Often though, people think strong hair products smells will fade; actually, they rarely fade enough. Perfume, bath products, powders, creams... I thought I could deal with this fine; it didn't have any fragrance added; it felt nice going on, although I had expected it to be thicker. I have mixed it a couple of times with a little thick sunscreen, which doesn't have a discernible smell.But even when I mixed it with another cream, or by itself, and wore it all day long, it smelled bad.My husband isn't someone who wants me to feel badly about some beauty product; so when he definitely *does not* like the smell of this PC spf product, and even still dislikes it towards theend of the day when it should have faded, believe me, I take notice.I now Graft vs. Host Disease, one problem is that my corneas have abrasions. If I perspire even a little bit, this product seems kind of to melt and it is very painful for my eyes. Even if I do not perspire, it hurts my eyes after wearing it a while.Paula's Choice, I believe, is capable of making a moisturizing Spf cream that doesn't smellbad and doesn't hurt my eyes.So, please do!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Ok but greasy
from Mountain View, CA
Does the job, but feels greasy and makes my skin a little shiny. It doesn't come close to "Moisture Boost Daily Restoring Complex with SPF 30" which was discontinued - PLEASE BRING THIS BACK!!
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I'm really shocked at how drying this was. It left my face looking shiny, but feeling tight and dry, even when I used the RESIST oil booster beforehand. It's really surprising because the CALM spf 30 for normal to dry skin works very well for me and keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day. I figured this one would be even more hydrating since it says it's for dry to very dry skin. Strangely enough, it wasn't hydrating at all for me. It's actually unusable.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Keeps my skin moisturized and sun-safe throughout the day
I have been buying Paula's Choice for years- since Paula first began her line - and I am very loyal to all her products for one simple reason - well at least two :-) 1. Because they work! and 2. Paula and her clinical staff have done honest, trustworthy work on developing no-nonsense products that deliver what they say they will. No 'fake miracles', but good, beautiful, healthy skin and reliable products. I am almost 64 and people think I'm at least 10 years younger. Yes, good genes, but I have always taken care of my skin - and Paula's Choice is my only choice.
Excellent delivery service - both of the products from warehouse to my house, but also the delivery system and storage container of each product. Paula is the ONLY one out there who will honestly tell you that antioxidants and other ingredients lose their potency in a jar. And in the stores there are super expensive jars for sale.
Caused breakouts and smells odd
from Chicago, Illinois
I have been using Paula's Choice products since the line was introduced. I typically use Resist Cellular Defense, but my skin has gradually become drier in the past year or so; thus, I was looking for a more hydrating daily spf. This product applies well, but it smells very odd. Even worse, it caused pretty nasty breakouts/redness on my face. Very disappointed.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I'll pass on this one.
from Toronto, Canada
I agree with a previous reviewer. This is nowhere as good as Cellular Defense. Very big difference in the resulting smoothness and pore size reduction. I hope PC can introduce a new product as good as Cellular defense. Until then, I will have to search somewhere else.
Took quite sometime to arrive in Canada.
(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
not a good replacement for resist cellular defense spf :(
from Chicago, Il
This product was recommended to me by the PC team as a replacement for the Resist Cellular Defense spf. I only use mineral sunscreen on my face. It is nowhere near as good or as moisturizing as the cellular defense. The first day I used it under my tinted moisturizer makeup, I did not put moisturizer under it and I was distracted all day by how dry and tight my face felt. I could not wait to get home because my face felt awful. The next day I put a moisturizer under it and it was better but really how many layers do I want to wear daily?? This product also dries really fast on the skin while having a decent texture.It wears well under makeup & I am light enough where I don't have to worry about white casts. This product did not cause any breakouts or reactions, but it just was not very moisturizing at all. I could never wear this alone like with the cellular defense.I really hope you guys can bring back cellular defense as good or better than it was before because this product just isn't cutting it for the moisturizing factor while also being just a mineral sunscreen. This product smells like cucumber so it is not unscented.
I love PC but whenever I order it always takes a really long time for my packages to come in the mail. I know that the site says that free shipping can take 2-10 days but it is always at least a week for me!! so slow! and I live in the us!
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