SKIN RECOVERY Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
Based on 289 reviews
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 289 reviews
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:
Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin
Skin Redness


    2 oz
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.
What does it do?
Helps defend against signs of environmental assault and essential for restoring and improving a youthful-looking radiance. The pure mineral zinc oxide sunscreen 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.
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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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

SPF Misleading


5 Stars and 1 Star... 5 STARS: This formula is fantastic on dry sensitive skin, and looks great alone or under makeup. 1 STAR: I got dark spots on my face while wearing this, so I question the validity of SPF 30. Interestingly, the active ingredients are Titanium Dioxide 3.85%, Zinc Oxide 3.12%, while the new Essential Glow Moisturizer (not marketed especially for dry sensitive skin) is Titanium Dioxide 5.25%; Zinc Oxide 6.12%—double the amount of actives, yet is also SPF 30. Hmmmm....

Tried Them All



Favorite Paula Product


This is by far the best product I have ever used. It moisturizes my sensitive, dehydrated skin beautifully and gives my skin an amazing glow. It keeps my skin hydrated in -40 winter winds, yet in summer I can reapply it over my makeup and it soaks right in in a couple minutes with no shiny residue. Although when I use it in the morning, I usually wait a couple minutes before I put my makeup on just to let it soak in, but afterwards it doesn't make my makeup sticky or my face oily. It leaves my skin so nice I don't feel the need to wear makeup like I used to. Please never stop making this!




My one and only spf fo face and neck all year round


I am devoted to this spf for 5 years. Very gentle for my rosacea areas. Very moisturizing for the dry patches. Very delicate for neck and chest. I wear makeup on top of it with no problems.


San Jose, CA


Very moisturizing, non-irritating, and smells nice!


I think this one counts as my new favorite! I have learned that there is some sunscreen ingredient (in PC and in other brands) that stings my skin for a few minutes after applying it. This product does not sting or irritate in any way. Also, I find some of the stronger SPF sunscreens feel a little chalky when dry, or they don't feel moist on the skin, but this one leaves my skin very dewy, much like the no-sunscreen variety in the same product line. Lastly, this has a delightful, slightly cucumber-y smell to it that is fresh and appealing. I have yet to put it to a stringent test as far as the sunscreen part goes, but I am certain it will hold up to the midday lawn-mowing I am about to partake in!


Westford, MA


Surprised how good it is!


I have tried so many spf's and this one is the best! You can put it under and around the eyes, it rubs in well, absorbs quickly, moisturizes skin. This is truly the BEST sunscreen moisturizer I have ever used. I highly recommend this product


Colorado Springs, Co


Perfect for me


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.




Excellent Daily Sun Protection


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


Cape Girardeau, MO


I always come back to this....


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...

Catherine Hogue

Dallas, Texas


Great day lotion for normal-dry people


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.




Skin recovery SPF 30


I have combination skin and this product is the perfect balance for my oily t-zone and dryness on the rest of my face. I also notice a significant reduction in the redness on my cheeks when I use this product. When I am left with no other choice than to use another moisturizer with SPF, the redness from my mild rosacea always reappears and I'm relieved when I can return to using this SKIN RECOVERY Lotion with SPF . Will buy this product again and again.


Ontario, Canada


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