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Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Keeps my skin moisturized and sun-safe throughout the day
About Me Brand Buyer
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.
Service and delivery comments:
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
About Me Budget Buyer
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!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Good for sensitive skin, but leaves white cast
This a nice-smelling daily screen, especially for those people who have sensitive skin and cannot use many common sunscreens with ingredients like oxybenzone, avobenzone and octisalate. However, if you have darker skin, this will leave a slight white cast. It wasn't too noticeable for me (I hover around NC42 in MAC foundations, for reference), so I could pull it off as a "glow" but it will be more noticeable for darker skin tones, so keep that in mind before buying.
simply the best!
from Long island,ny
Goes on smoothly- gives skin a dewy glow and moisturizes and doesn't stop.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Fantastic Everyday Moisturizer That Doesn't Irritate!
from Nashville, TN
This has been my go-to sunscreen for several years, and I absolutely love it. It goes on smooth, gives my face a nice glow, and acts as a great makeup base as well. Getting it near your eyes isn't an issue as it doesn't sting or burn at all. Living in the South, sunscreen is an absolute must ever day of the year, but especially in the summer months. I wouldn't change a thing about this formula. I love that it contains peptides and other ingredients beneficial to my skin beyond just sun protection. I layer it on top of my BHA 2% lotion and my skin feels supple, soft and hydrated all day.
best spf lotion i have ever used for my complicated skin
from Chicago, IL
i have very sensitive, break-out prone combination skin with rosacea. this is the best sunscreen i have ever used for my skin. you need to give it about 20 minutes to sink in before following it with make up (i think this addresses the reviews about it being sticky or leaving a white cast). put it on in the morning then make your coffee then apply your make up. i had been using the Calm Normal to Oily lotion with SPF for fear of breaking out, but this more moisturizing sensitive skin formula works much better for me
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Did not work for me
from Somerville, MA
I was looking for a moisturizer to wear in the daytime, and since I have dry skin I thought this was ideal. I've been using Paula's products for the past few years and never had a problem. My face was moisturized for a few hours, and then it got dry and started peeling. I tried using it a few more times and the same thing happened (my face felt and looked dry and was peeling everywhere). I'm not sure why it did not work for me.