SKIN RECOVERY Hydrating Treatment Mask
Based on 314 reviews
A deeply hydrating face mask for dry to very dry skin that works overnight to restore a dewy, resilient, appearance and feeling of firmness for a visibly refined complexion.

SKIN RECOVERY Hydrating Treatment Mask

Based on 314 reviews
A deeply hydrating face mask for dry to very dry skin that works overnight to restore a dewy, resilient, appearance and feeling of firmness for a visibly refined complexion.
  • Replenishes and calms skin
  • Antioxidants and plant oils nourish skin
  • Rich cream formula
  • Use on cleansed skin as often as desired
Skin Types:
Dry Skin
Skin Redness, Sensitive Skin


    4 oz
Why is it different?
SKIN RECOVERY Hydrating Treatment Mask pairs some of the richest emollients with plant- and vitamin-based antioxidants to meet the thirsty needs of dehydrated, rough-textured, patchy skin. This exquisite moisturizing mask is like a big drink of water for skin, so you wake up with a renewed, younger-looking complexion.
What does it do?
Provides an outstanding combination of rich plant oils and essential lipids that dry, thirsty skin needs to replenish itself. Plant- and vitamin-based antioxidants visibly calm redness and signs of dehydration that can make skin look dull and uneven. The creamy formula instantly restores a look of radiance and banishes signs of dryness. Formulated to be gentle enough for sensitive skin, including skin prone to eczema.
How to use

Use on clean skin. Apply a generous layer all over the face and neck (if needed). Leave on for at least 20 minutes, or, if needed, overnight. Rinse thoroughly with tepid-to-warm water. May be used as often as needed.

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Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146

British Journal of Dermatology, February 1996, issue 2, pages 215-220

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, September 2014, issue 9, pages 1021-1025

Clinical Dermatology, August 2010, issue 4, pages 440-451

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, August 2005, issue 4, pages 243-249

Clinical Dermatology, March-April 2009, issue 2, pages 159-165

Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging, December 2006, issue 4, pages 327-348

Dermato-Endocrinology, July 2012, issue 3, pages 253-258

Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146

Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, issue 5, pages 314-21

Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate (hydration/emollient), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Sorbitan Stearate (texture-enhancing), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/skin replenishing), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Glyceryl Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Dicaprylyl Ether (texture-enhancing), Ethyl Macadamiate (macadamia nut oil/emollient), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Cyclohexasiloxane (hydration), Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Borago Officinalis Seed Oil (borage oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), Oenothera Biennis Oil (evening primrose/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (olive oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil (apricot oil/non-fragrant oil/ antioxidant), Glycine Soja Sterols (emollient/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate ( vitamin C/antioxidant), Ascorbyl Palmitate ( vitamin C/antioxidant), Linoleic Acid (skin-restoring), Phospholipids (skin-restoring), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/antioxidant), Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine (hydration/skin replenishing), Cetearyl Glucoside (emollient), Sclerotium Gum (texture-enhancing), Hectorite (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

BEST moisturizer for dry skin!


I have really dry skin and decided to try this after reading the glowing reviews. IT'S AMAZING. I LOVE its smooth light texture, and that it's fragrance-free. I use this as my regular moisturizer 2x daily, and I basically need to buy a pallet because I plan to use this forever and I want to lock in today's prices.


Seattle, WA


Absolutely love


I picked this up as a sample with a previous order and loved it. I have dry, sensitive skin and this is is amazing. It's not greasy, non irritating, and incredibly moisturizing. I often use eucern as my nightly moisturizer but that can take a long time to soak in and makes my hair stick to my face. I prefer this when I want something just as moisturising but lighter (I rotate between the two because this is a little pricey in Canadian dollars). I've never used it as a mask, only as a final step to my nighttime routine. I highly recommend.




This mask instantly solved long-standing eczema-skin patches


I love this mask. Years ago I had long-standing eczema-like skin patches above my eyebrows and around my mouth. The patches would get much worse when I was under stress. One day I started using this product, and my relief was almost instant! The patches soon completely disappeared. That is when I really started using Paula's Choice products for my skincare needs. I was so impressed by the performance of this mask on my skin, and I have found most of Paula's products to be excellent since. I use this cream as a mask, but my daughter uses it for everyday moisture. .


Sonoma, CA


Super hydrating but not greasy


Only product that hydrates my ultra-dry skin in the dry winter months. I've discovered the tip of using it as a night cream and my skin has never been so plump and hydrated. Never. My skin looks better now than it did in my 20s. I avoid the eye area. I tap tap tap on a heafty dose of PC eye cream all around my eyes at night. In the morning I use BHA lotion and a light moisturizer and my skin is hydrated all day. The overnight mask keeps my skin in perfect shape all day.


Newport Beach CA


Lovely mask


I use this mask two ways. As a mask by itself, leaving on overnight. Also as a last step on my night time skincare routine.


Jax, fl


The perfect treatment after a rough day


I love reaching out to this mask after a day where I have been exposed to the sun for too long or had wear very heavy makeup. After cleansing and applying serum, I like to apply a good amount of this mask and keep it overnight. It does come out as a very thick formula, so for me it is more than enough for a great night treatment. It helps restoring and "cooling" off the skin after an strenuous day, and the next day the skin feels revitalized, supple and bright.


Costa Rica


A winter staple


This is a life saver in the dry and cold winters. I use this as a moisturizer at night on just my dry areas, and use something lighter on my oily areas. I'll use this all over as a mask while relaxing at night.


Denver, CO


Great in combination with a moisturizing routine


I really enjoy this product. I have very dry, flaky skin and I use it about once a week to soften my skin and add a hydrated glow. I noticed that if I leave it on long enough it begins to dry down on my face, but when I wash it off with a damp cloth it becomes emollient again and slides off easily. For that reason I personally never use it overnight, only for about 30 minutes to an hour, after which I wipe it off and do the rest of my night routine. I would recommend it if you need to add a non-daily boost of moisture to your regimen, to soothe your skin after a strong treatment, or for special occasions when you want extra hydrated skin.




Great multipurpose product!


I have combination skin - it is naturally quite oily, but sometimes becomes very dry and flaky from the prescription retinol cream I use for acne. My favorite uses for this hydrating mask have been as an eye cream at night, and in the morning I will actually mix a pea-sized amount of this mask with my facial cleanser and use the mixture to wash/exfoliate to create a smooth surface before putting on makeup. Works great! I have even used it on my lips at night in the winter months when really chapped.


Philadelphia, PA


Does Exactly What It's Meant to Do


By the end of the day during wintertime, my skin is very dry and starts to flake around my nose and cheeks. I have been using this, and my skin feels great all day. I don't use it as a mask though. I use it at night as a night cream, and then I use it in the morning before I put my makeup on. I do not rinse any off. I have sensitive skin, and this feels like a dream. It's very gentle.





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