It is a nice moisturiser, but unfortunately not rich enough for me. It would work for the day under a richer foundation, but it doesn't contain SPF and at night I need more moisture. In any case, I like a lot the Resist line.
I have been using this moisturizer for about a year and really like it, but it isn't going to be moisturizing enough for anyone with even slightly dry skin. I have very normal skin, neither oily nor dry, so this is perfect. It just balances everything out, gives my skin lots of beneficial ingredients, helps with my cystic acne, and leaves a smooth, matte finish behind. I only wear it at night because it doesn't contain sunscreen, but even using it once a day has helped reduce my acne and post-acne hyper-pigmentation. I use two pumps (which is more than enough for my face and neck) as the last step in my skincare routine. Like all of Paula's products, there aren't any crazy claims to get all dramatic about. It's just a really great moisturizer for oily (or very normal) skin that does its job, and that's what makes it good.
I love Paula's products , but this one's not for me.To be fair I received a sample with my order , and I don't think it's for my skin type.I've got combination skin but I'd say this is for oily skin. I definitely agree with the reviewers who are saying Paula seems to cater more for oily skins. I use her products for dry /very dry skin and they suit me fine. But I don't have dry skin.The clear skin hydrator has a lovely gel texture that sinks right in and can be used around eyes.If it suits you it's a good product, beneficial ingredients, and packaging is good so active ingredients remain stable during use.It's just not moisturising enough for me.
I love her products, especially this one. I will say she makes her products for oily skins, like herself. Since I have that type I would recommend most of her skincare
UPDATE 9/28/12: Still liking this very light lotion that seems to benefit both my oily and dry areas. I wrote before that it wasn't enough moisture for my skin- but I find that it is enough moisture with my current routine / products. I mix a couple of pumps (or less) with a bit of PC's Resist Super Serum and spread all over except around eyes. This combo is a great primer that doesn't feel heavy whether I top it with BB lotion or foundation which both have mineral sunblock and provide a bit of moisture.
INITIAL REVIEW: This product delivers in two big ways; it reduces the minor but previously regular blemishes in the center of my face AND it is reducing the overall redness of my sun-damaged skin considerably. Clear skin indeed!! I like how this basically disappears on my skin; I need more moisture than it provides, so I use it as an a.m. treatment after BHA 2% lotion and before moisturizer. Iíve also been using Paulaís Choice products (the Resist and Clear products); so granted, this Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator has been getting support from other products- but, when I added this to my routine two weeks ago, I noticed pretty quickly that my T-zone calmed down; so I assume that the anti-bacterial in this is effective for me without being too harsh; benzoyl-peroxide is too drying for me to use regularly for my mild acne.
I literally took a double take in the mirror first thing this a.m.- my skin tone was just so much more even. So I thought Iíd share my good news here; if you have similar skin issues as me (hyper-pigmentation, sensitivity, mild rosacea, blemishes) I suggest you sample this; samples are a wonderful thing with sensitive skin, and this fabulous company makes it easy and inexpensive to test products.
Unfortunately this product was terrible for my skin type. I used it 3 times, the first time I used the product my skin felt tight and uncomfortable, the second time still felt slightly irritated and then by the third use I woke up with irritated, red, dehydrated skin with small red spots.
I love this moisturizer from PC! I got hooked when I first tried samples and immediately ordered the full size one. I have oily skin, this has the perfect amount of moisture and absorbs very fast. It doesn't have spf, so I use this only at night. The texture if very smooth and gel-like. I use about 1-2 pumps and that is enough for my face and neck. It sinks very fast into my skin, and feels so soft. My skin has improved dramatically since I started using the 2% bha liquid. This lotion helps give me that 'glow' that I've always wanted. I used to wake up with very oily skin, but ever since changing my skincare routine, and using this at night, I wake up with normal, hydrated skin. I don't detect any fragrance and I love the soft, velvety feel of this. I wish it were just a little cheaper! However, Paula always offers discounts so I try to get this when it's on sale. This lotion is perfect because it helps prevent breakouts and wrinkles. Over the last 10 months, I have gradually switched all my products to PC and I am so happy that this site introduced me to her products.
This burned the heck out of my face and turned it bright flaming red, and it stayed that way all day. Horrible. Thankfully I had only purchased a sample. I'm not sure who this would work for but stay far away from it if your skin is sensitive.
Although Paula claims that her products are free of major irritants, this Hydrator stung me after each use.
Too light for me: needed to moisturise after moisturising.