SKIN RECOVERY Hydrating Treatment Mask
Based on 312 reviews


SKIN RECOVERY Hydrating Treatment Mask
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 312 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/Very Dry Skin
Redness, Extra Sensitive Skin

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    4 oz

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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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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

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.




HG hydration! Rich moisture WITHOUT breakouts


I LOVE THIS MASK I originally was a little hesitant because I have very sensitive acne-prone combo skin and heavy moisturizers tend to break me out and cause the dreaded subterranean mega zits which take weeks to go away. I also have very dry skin from winter and spending lots of time on airplanes. PC has been good to my skin so far so I decided to give this a spin. As a bonus, it's less expensive per oz than most PC products so I figured worst comes to worst I would just give this to my mom. This stuff is holy-grail level and has replaced my night moisturizer when I'm traveling (and dried out), when I'm home and not doing a night resurfacing treatment, and as my day moisturizer when I'm traveling. I've been using it consistently for almost a month without any breakout issues. I apply a moderate layer to my cheeks and t zone, and apply a bit heavier in dry spots (usually my cheekbones or jaw line) and to my undereye/crow's foot area. My skin no longer feels dry and itchy after the plane, and I don't 'look' as haggard. Before I was using an olay serum/mask so it's not like I wasn't moisturizing before. This stuff does 'feel' very rich and thick out of the bottle, and if you've had breakout issues from rich moisturizers before (like me) don't worry, it won't turn you into a greaseball! Another plus, my husband just got back from a weeklong desert trip off roading in 4x4s and had a few rough dry patches on his face likely from windburn, driness, sun damage, and eczema. He likes PC's men's line but is a little wary of masks and stuff. I got him to try this mask for 20 minutes and 10 minutes in he said "I don't know if it's working, but my face already feels a little softer" when he rinsed after 20 minutes, he said the rough patches were a little better, but the normal skin around them felt like butter. Now when he sees me putting this on at night, he asks if he can have a little :) Even with both of us using this and me using it every night, I expect a tube will last at least 3-4 months because this stuff is very concentrated. The ONLY thing I wish was different is I'd like to know the actual concentration of retinol and other actives in this product vs other PC products so I know if I need to mix in more retinol or not, and because some people can be sensitive. Also, I wish more PC products came in "trial" sizes (not test packets).




All purpose moisturizer


I use this at night over serum. During the day, it is over serum and under SPF 30 CC cream. It makes my skin look much plumper. I love the way it feels and makes my skin look. I have combination skin and use Shine Stopper on my forehead during the day.

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Vacaville, CA



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