SKIN BALANCING Invisible Finish Moisture Gel
Based on 356 reviews
A moisturizer that provides essential hydration, helps minimize the appearance of pores, and provides antioxidants to help defend against environmental assault.

SKIN BALANCING Invisible Finish Moisture Gel

Based on 356 reviews
A moisturizer that provides essential hydration, helps minimize the appearance of pores, and provides antioxidants to help defend against environmental assault.
  • Refreshes and hydrates skin
  • Lightweight gel formula
  • Use as the last step in your PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
    2 oz
Why is it different?
SKIN BALANCING Invisible Finish Moisture Gel delivers visibly smoother, softer, and younger-looking skin with a weightless skin-refreshing feel. It’s the ideal ultra-light moisturizer for oily skin that needs hydration and protection from environmental assault. It is a stunningly advanced formula with a brilliant array of antioxidants and skin-restoring ingredients.
What does it do?
Gives skin thirst-quenching, super-light hydration, making it look refreshed, renewed, and, ultimately, smoother. It delivers pore-reducing niacinamide plus age-fighting antioxidants and skin-restoring ingredients to have visibly refined skin.
How to use

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 30 or greater.

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Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-994

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Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Bis-Phenylpropyl Dimethicone (hydration), Niacinamide (vitamin B3/skin-restoring), Laminaria Saccharina Extract (algae extract/hydration), Avena Sativa Kernel Extract (oat extract/skin-soothing), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea extract/antioxidant), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (grape extract/antioxidant), Triticum Vulgare Oil (wheat germ oil/non-fragrant oil/emollient/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E/antioxidant), Phenyl Trimethicone (hydration), Dimethicone (hydration), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C/antioxidant), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Phospholipids (skin-restoring), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant), Isohexadecane (texture-enhancing), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Sodium Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 80 (texture-enhancing), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture-enhancing), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Great for combination skin!


I apply a small amount of this moisturizer and then let it set for a few minutes. I then blend another small amount with a small dab of my foundation (with an SPF) to create a wonderfully shear tinted moisturizer that I can wear every day without much effort. I'm a make-up minimalist so it really gives the perfect little bit of color balancing coverage. The texture is also similar to primer so it really goes on smooth. Although I have combination skin, I have found as I age (37), I'm seeing a bit more dryness on the outside parameter of my face which has required me to add a booster to this moisturizer in the evening in order to meet my hydration needs. I couldn't do this all over or my T-zone would be too slick. It's a fine balancing act with combo skin! Also, I live in the mid-west and made the booster addition during the winter when the air is very cold and dry. I haven't used this product in the spring/summer months yet. I would guess I wouldn't need the added moisture during that time of year. (Which is why I love the boosters!)


Milwaukee, WI


Softest face ever


I've been using this product for years and I will never ever switch. I have oily/sensitive skin and this is the most soothing moisturizer I've ever used. It doesn't burn when you apply it like most other moisturizers I've tried and it's silky smooth after application. It's lightweight and not greasy so it's very easy to apply makeup on top of. Order a few!




Great hydration with truly NO shine!!


This moisturizer is extremely versatile and causes NO irritation for me which is huge! It has a beautiful truly matte finish yet it feels ultra soft and hydrating. I can use it as a primer under my makeup that has SPF...most 'primers' break me out and this product does not! It creates the perfect base for mixing with other products (serums, boosts, etc.) or to wear alone as a smooth matte finish on clean skin. At night I like to mix it with Azelaic Acid and hyaluronic acid. I have combo skin and tend to get hormonal breakouts (neck/jawline) and have had periodic bouts of perioral dermatitis (in smile lines and next to my nose). Both of these conditions are extremely finicky and you have to be very careful in treating them...bottom line this moisturizer actually calms any breakouts I have, reduces redness, and actually helps clear them up quickly. It's PERFECTION for anyone who has issues with typical moisturizers, products claiming there 'mattifying' yet clog pores, sensitive skin and/or combo skin.


Los Angeles, CA


Game changer


After struggling for years with various moisturizers that were either too greasy, causing breakouts, or too watery, causing fine lines to look exaggerated, I finally found this gem! It's perfect! Lightweight and silky smooth, I noticed a complete difference in my skin within 24 hours and it just keeps getting better. Redness and dry patches are gone and my t zone is completely balanced and breakouts are kept at bay! Even my fine lines are diminishing! I use this with a Paula's Choice Retinol formula and cleanser. I couldn't be happier! Thank you so much for this product! I truly love it!




From a Dude with an oily T-Zone - It WORKS!


My my my.... this is probably the only face lotion/moisturizers from Paul's that ACTUALLY, DO NOT sting/burn my eyes, while keeping my oily T-Zone from looking like a greasy head. I got my very first bottle about a week and half ago and kept testing it out - humid days/nights, dry days/nights, leave it on for over 6 plus hours, apply alone with no toner/after shave lotion, and result for me - AMAZING. I ALSO have been adding the vitamin b booster, but did not like the feel of my skin - a bit tacky. This gel moisturizer glides on my face and neck, zero problem with my stubble, leave my manly skin smooth, calm and soft - gives my fave a dreamy glow. [Fair warning, I do use Retin-A gel and Paul's vitamin B booster.] Another wonder benefit of this face gel is that it does NOT burn/sting my eyes as many other face lotion does, after a two hours of application. Guys, give this face moisturizer a try and add a toner to it IF you have dry skin.


Stroudsburg, PA


I love this moisturizer!


I use it at night only. Even with my combination skin, it feels good all over my face. Absorbs quickly and is effective. It's the only one that doesn't feel heavy or greasy on my face.




Love this product


I love the gel form. Dry fast, not greasy. Reorder it with 6-month auto replenishment.


New Westminster, BC Canada


Great for oily skin...


I love this gel moisturizer along with the serum in this line. The texture is smooth and mattifying while still moisturizing. Soaks right in and doesn't leave a weird film like a lot of things do on my skin... Even other PC products. I use this after cleansing, toning (resist line), exfoliants (alternate AHA and BHA) and the serum from this line. Skin has never looked better!




The Best Product to Wear to Bed!


This goes on so smooth and dries nicely, but leaves you skin feeling baby-soft. I love the entire Skin Balancing line and even after I switched to the Resist line (I'm getting wrinkles), I still use this as my nighttime moisturizer. Works great at creating an even skin tone and feel and minimizes pores.

No-Make-Up Jenna

Warren, Michigan


I buy regularly. Love it.


I use this after Clear cleanser, Skin Balancing toner then Clear BHA and/or 4% Resist BHA. Gentle but effective. Smaller pores!


Abilene, Texas



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