SKIN RECOVERY Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
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SKIN RECOVERY Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
A mineral-based moisturizer with SPF that protects, softens and reconditions skin by helping maintain skin’s optimal hydration levels and decreasing the risk of early skin aging.

SKIN RECOVERY Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30

Based on 277 reviews

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A mineral-based moisturizer with SPF that protects, softens and reconditions skin by helping maintain skin’s optimal hydration levels and decreasing the risk of early skin aging.
  • Contains a unique complex of anti-aging peptides
  • Skin-recovering ingredients transform dry skin
  • Rich cream formula
  • Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Extra Sensitive Skin, Dry/Very Dry Skin
Concerns:
Redness

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    2 oz
    $29.00
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Why is it different?
SKIN RECOVERY Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 goes above and beyond what other daytime moisturizers provide. This creamy formula replenishes dry skin for a younger-looking appearance while helping to protect from sun damage and early skin aging. It has an abundant mix of potent antioxidants, skin-restoring ceramides, and anti-aging peptides to visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles while adding a satin glow for skin that looks younger. Works beautifully under makeup.
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What does it do?
Helps defend against signs of environmental assault and essential for restoring and improving a youthful-looking radiance. The SPF 30 is a significant benefit as it decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun if used as directed with other sun protection measures. Formulated to be gentle enough for sensitive skin, including skin prone to eczema.
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How to use
Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. If you don’t apply liberally, you will need to reapply every two hours after your skin is exposed to direct sunlight. If you plan to swim or perspire you must apply a water-resistant sunscreen.
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Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 3.85%, Zinc Oxide 3.12% (mineral sunscreens).
Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Isononyl Isononanoate (texture-enhancing), Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil (apricot oil/non-fragrant oil/emollient), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration/texture-enhancing), Glyceryl Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), PEG-100 Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Dimethicone (hydration), Glycine Soja Sterols (emollient), VP/Eicosene Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Avena Sativa Kernel Extract (oat extract/skin-soothing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Allantoin (skin-soothing) , Tocopheryl Acetate (antioxidant), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant), Ubiquinone (antioxidant), Ceramide NG (hydration/skin replenishing), Methicone (hydration), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (skin-restoring), PEG-10 Dimethicone (texture-enhancing), Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract (cucumber extract/skin-soothing), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/texture-enhancing), Tribehenin (skin-restoring), PEG-10 Phytosterol (texture-enhancing), Sorbitan Stearate (texture-enhancing), Polyhydroxystearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Alumina (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Aluminum Stearate (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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4.1

(based on 277 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (172)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (18)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Rubs in well (32)
  • Effective protection (29)
  • Not greasy (27)
  • UVA/UVB protection (17)
  • Moisturizes (14)

Cons

  • Greasy (9)
  • Doesn't rub in well (5)
  • Smells bad (5)
  • Stings eyes (3)
  • White cast (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (50)
  • Sensitive skin (9)
  • Beach (6)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (5)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (21), Budget shopper (20), Beauty conscious (11), Survivalist / minimalist (6)
    • Skin Type:
    • Dry (12), Normal (4)

Reviewed by 277 customers

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5.0

Makes my skin luminous!

By Jennifer

from Atlanta

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Great under makeup
  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beautiful finish with or without makeup
    • Daily Use

    I love how this makes my skin look and feel so pretty. I have reduced my makeup because I feel so lovely when I wear this! Most spf makes my pores appear bigger or doesn't mix with my makeup but this is the exception for me. Thank you Paula!!

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    1.0

    Does not compare!

    By Miss KBR

    from Scottsdale Arizona

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

      Cons

      • Does not absorb into skin
      • Does not effectively moisturize

      Best Uses

        I've been using Paula's Choice for about 15 years. I like most of her products and recommend to friend to give PC a try. This moisturizer with sunscreen does not compare to Cellular Defense SPF 25. Nothing does. Not sure what Paula's Choice did to offend the supplier of the proprietary ingredients for the Cellular Defense...but they need to make amends and start making the Cellular Defense again. This product is NOT a good replacement as recommended by PC.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        4.0

        GREAT PRODUCT

        By Cher

        from @the Jersey Shore

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

        I've been using Paula's products for about 10 years now. Every once in awhile I decide to try a different brand product, but always end up coming back to Paula! Speaks for itself! I just received this product today and immediately applied it to my face and neck. I love that it has an SPF of 30 because most sunscreens burn when I apply. The only issue I have is the smell! It's not a terrible smell, just an unpleasant one! Not bad enough for me to stop using though!!

        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
        • Age:
        • 60+
         
        4.0

        Great for redness

        By Lisa

        from Fl

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          I actually loved this, and would highly recommend it for sensitive skin that is prone to redness. I found this to be soothing and helped to even out my skin tone. I removed one star because this wasn't tenacious enough for the very hot & humid climate I reside in but others who are not in an equatorial region might be fine.

          • Skin Type:
          • Normal
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          2.0

          No Substitute for Cellular Defense

          By Leslie Librarian

          from Topsham, ME

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Not Greasy
          • Rubs In Well
          • UVA/UVB Protection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:

            I purchased this product because Cellular Defense SPF 25 was no longer being made, and this was recommended as a substitute. I don't like it. I feel like I'm just wearing straight sunscreen: the lotion is tacky to the touch, I don't feel moisturized, and my foundation does not go on as smoothly as before. I look forward to trying whatever day cream is developed to replace Cellular Defense.

             
            5.0

            Perfect for me

            By Ashley

            from Canada

            Pros

            • Moisturizing
            • Non-irritating
            • Rubs In Well

            Cons

            • A bit greasy

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:

            I love this product. It is a bit greasy at first so I let it sit for a couple minutes before applying makeup, but after that my skin feels wonderful all day! If I need to reapply, it goes over my makeup really well too which was a great surprise. I have sensitive skin, especially around my eyes and it causes no irritation.

             
            5.0

            Excellent Daily Sun Protection

            By Annie

            from Cape Girardeau, MO

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Effective Protection
            • Non-comedogenic
            • Not Greasy
            • Rubs In Well
            • UVA/UVB Protection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:

              I've been using this for many years with great results!

               
              2.0

              Disappointing

              By Jenna

              from North Carolina

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:

              Nice consistency but has a really strong cucumber ish smell. I thought it was supposed to be fragrance free. Makes me feel itchy. I like other Paulas products but not this one.

               
              5.0

              I always come back to this....

              By Catherine Hogue

              from Dallas, Texas

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Effective Protection
              • Rubs In Well
              • shimmer/brightening
              • Sweatproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:

                I've used other sunscreens for more intensive periods of sun, but for daily use my dry, fair skin likes the combination of moisture recovery moisturizer followed by the moisturizer with sunscreen. Yes, it goes on a bit greasy and definitely white, but absorbs quickly leaving behind a brightening shimmer effect. my skin tone is light with a yellow undertone. Never breaks me out...

                Service and delivery comments:

                prompt and secure

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great day lotion for normal-dry people

                By Emily

                from Seattle

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Effective Protection
                • Non-comedogenic
                • Not Greasy
                • Rubs In Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Beach
                  • Daily Use
                  • Sports

                  Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:

                  I'm on my second tube of this, so I think it is a great day moisturizer. I have normal skin that has a tendency to produce a little more sebum on my t zone in the summer, but this lotion still works for me and doesn't make me greasy. When you first apply it you may think it's greasy, but give it about a minute and it will leave you with the perfect moisture balance. I feel like this moisturizer provides a really great softening and plumpening effect to my skin and really holds in the moisture. I love it in the winter.

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