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 281 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
    Sample
    $0.80

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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 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.
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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).

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Paula's Choice SkincareSKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz
 
4.1

(based on 281 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (175)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (18)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (53)
  • Sensitive skin (12)
  • Beach (6)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (6)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (21), Budget shopper (20), Beauty conscious (12), Survivalist / minimalist (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Dry (13), Normal (5), Combination (4)

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5.0

Favorite Daily Sunscreen

By Tomcat

from Bakersfield, CA

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • One of the few mineral sunscreens with no tint
  • Works well under makeup

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Paula's Choice Skincare SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:

    The only sunscreen that meets my criteria of mineral sunscreens (chemical sunscreens irritate my eyes), no tint, effective protection, suitable for combo skin. I've tried other highly rated mineral sunscreens but had irritation or the tints rub off on clothing (I apply to my neck). The lotions is moisturizing for my drier cheek area and neck, but not greasy on my oily areas, and works well under makeup.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 60+
     
    5.0

    Wonderful moisturizer for normal/combo skin!

    By Christian M ~ 22

    from Long Island, New York

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Well
    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Pleasant Texture
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin
    • Soothing

    Cons

    • Semi Greasy*

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Paula's Choice Skincare SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:

    Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion is one of my all-time favorite moisturizers with SPF. I have a normal-combo-oily skin type depending on the time of year/climate. If you have acne prone skin, don't over do it with the lotion, only use enough to completely cover your face, one thin layer, or else you may clog your pores. If you use the correct amount it is very soothing to irritated, red, or dry skin and provides enough moisture without being too greasy after application. Takes a little while to totally dry on my face but its worth it. I even used it all summer which may be a factor as to why i had a breakout after first using the product. since using the correct amount i never had another breakout. It's marketed towards drier skin types but i feel that more people with normal/combo skin should look into this product if they need effective and gentle hydration. also the mineral SPF is more gentle on my skin, extremely gentle, and it doesn't bother my eyes or other sensitive areas (maybe after a shave) like a chemical SPF usually does. Completely recommend this product if you're searching for a more gentle and nurturing moisturizer with SPF. ohhhhhhh, also, the scent is lovely! the cucumber extract (and probably other ingredients) make it smell light and pleasant, and oddly it almost smells like fresh bananas but one you get used to it it starts smelling like cucumber haha. Buy this!

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    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

      Comments about Paula's Choice Skincare SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:

      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
       
      5.0

      Perfect as an SPF eye cream

      By Beanie

      from New Orleans

      About Me Beauty Expert

      Pros

      • Moisturizes
      • non-irritating
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Paula's Choice Skincare SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:

        I have normal skin so I can't use this all over my face being that it's too emollient (instead I use the the skin balancing spf 30) however as an eye cream this is PERFECTION. This is the first spf I've ever found that I can use around my eyes during the day that doesn't burn my eyes, make them water or sting. I use this every morning as my eye cream to protect the skin around my eyes from the sun. If you've been looking for an spf that you can apply around your sensitive eyes then this will be your new holy grail. Because I only use this around my eyes one tube lasts me all year. I've been using this as my only day eye cream for about 2 years now.

        • Skin Type:
        • Normal
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        2.0

        Cannot recommend for very dry skin

        By Colorado Beaufy

        from Boulder, CO

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Doesn't feel moisturizing!
          • Leaves whitish cast
          • Matte and somewhat greasy feeling

          Best Uses

            Comments about Paula's Choice Skincare SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:

            I tried this as an alternative to Resist moisturizer while waiting for the new Resist to be released. It did NOT work for my dry skin. It felt heavy/chalky, was far too matte (not luminous like I was used to with Resist) and didn't feel moisturizing despite its name. I use Skin Recovery cleanser and nighttime moisturizer and love both - but this daytime moisturizer with SPF did not add anything good to my routine and left me in search of something else. I love Paula's Choice products and believe there's always a combination of products for everyone. This just wasn't in my mix.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Great as always.

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

                Comments about Paula's Choice Skincare SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:

                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

                Comments about Paula's Choice Skincare SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:

                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

                  Comments about Paula's Choice Skincare SKIN RECOVERY Lotion SPF 30 - 2 oz:

                  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.

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