Paula's Choice • Skin Balancing Moisture Gel • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is a nice, light moisturizer. Unfortunately, it isn't moisturizing enough for me for a night moisturizer, and since it doesn't have SPF I won't wear it in the day. I'm sure it would be a great moisturizer for someone with more oily skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have to say, after a long time of trying different moisturizers, I am really excited to have found this product. I typically have oily skin, especially in the summer. But lately I have been treating my skin with BHA and AHA treatments for my almost non-existant acne and I have some flakiness around my nose. But this moisturizer has really helped. It is the perfect amount of moisture for my skin. Some moisturizers I have tried recently (Juice Beauty Oil Free Moisturizer, Korres Pomegranate Moisturizer, LUSH Vanishing Cream, LUSH Gorgeous) made my skin very shiny, often oily, and did not sink in well. I love the finish of this gel. Paula's choice are really great products and they are not too badly priced. I also like the recyclable packaging. I don't need any fancy bottles and the tube is very convenient for travel. Try it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
texture - very light gel, great for oily/combo skin
mostly excellent ingredients, NO irritants&fragrance
rather wet finish for me - have to wait 20 min bef applying anything else
parabens as preservatives
Ive been using this moisturizer for over 2years, my skin can be from dry to combination/oily throughout the year and ALWAYS sensitive-this caused no trouble, in winter I add more emollient cream for around the eyes
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this so much! I am acne prone and oily with some flakiness, and this is the best moisturizer I've ever used. Gives me just the right amount of moisture and goes on super smoothly, not even slightly greasy. Highly recommend!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have sensitive, reactive skin. I have used this moisturizer for the past few years. It is good for my skin type which is oily and does not need too much. I am going to be looking for a replacement that is paraben free.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
This is my HG, desert island moisturizer. I have combo acne-prone skin, and it provides just enough moisture for me plus some nice antioxidants. I do understand that it may not be moisturizing enough for many people, but it is absolutely perfect for my skin. I believe the PC Hydralight is more moisturizing than the SBMG but the former has been known to smell funny and lacks niacinamide, so I definitely prefer the SBMG over it. I don't mind the serum-silicone texture, but if you don't, be aware of this. I find the texture to be similar to Olay's Daily Regenerating serum. The one thing PC could do to improve it is to make the packaging completely airtight, but other than that, I have no complaints. I will be repurchasing this one over and over again!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
First off... I don't like the packaging... Just would prefer something different.
But that's a minor gripe. I especially love this moisturizer in the summer (or just when I don't want a heavy feeling moisturizer)...
I would suggest waiting a few minutes (as with any product) before applying foundation over it to prevent 'balling' up of the product... I like it a lot!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Because I have combination skin, I wanted a moderate moisturizer that could go all over the face. This works great for my T-zone, but not so much for my cheeks when they are feeling really dry. In fact, not even five minutes after I put this on my cheeks, I feel the need to reapply, so I usually end up layering another moisturizer on my cheek area. This product doesn't have an odor and feels really smooth, but it falls short for my want of only one moisturizer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Still using this and loving it!!!!
Ok I've used just about every moisturizer there is out there for oily/acne prone skin. Cheap brands, expensive brands.. all of them! This is the ONLY one that does NOT break me out and moisturizes all day. I have been using this for over 2 years and will be buying until they stop selling..I love the way i feels on my skin! it's like a moisturizer and primer in one!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I used a sample, so I have no comment on the full-size packaging.
I had a couple large blemishes that had dried areas of skin around them (from using other acne med's.), and I really needed something to moisturize and smooth the area.
I read the description on her website, and this seemed like a great product to try. With my sometimes oily, always acne-prone, sometimes sensitive skin, I wanted something that contained skin soothing ingredients but wasn't so light in moisture I wouldn't notice a difference.
I tried the sample one evening, and I liked the texture and what it did for my skin...for about twenty minutes or so, and went to bed, because I figured it would only get better as time went on. After waking up in the morning, my blemishes were then surrounded by loads of tiny bumps and clogged pores, all around both previous blemish areas that I had been trying to help heal. It made the problem much worse, and almost half of my jaw was like one big breakout. :( I think it must be a combination of the glycerin wheat germ oil, and silicones that my skin doesn't like. (I am still trying to pin point which of these is the problem; it may be two of them, it may be all three, or may just be the amounts used at once. I am not sure.) I am sure, though, that this product alone caused the problem because it was only in the area of those two spots, right where I had used the gel.
I was very disappointed, because I was pleased with the results after applying, and I was really pleased with some of her fantastic ingredient list, and I was not expecting to break out from this! :(
I am almost positive the wheat germ oil is the primary target to blame...it rates a 5 out of 5 on the comedogenic ingredients scale. Yikes! I didn't know that when I got the product initially, but if it's that high a number, most people should stay away from wheat germ oil!
Thank goodness it was only a sample!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The best moisturizer for oily skin ever! i tried loads of moisturizers, expensive ones but this beats all. It's great for oily skin that still needs hydration and it's weightless on my skin. HG!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Yuck! way to slippery on skin. I do not like skin to have a shield sitting on top it. This felt like pure silicones. Did not enjoy this product one bit. I felt like my skin could not breathe. Has lots of good ingredients, but just not for me!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I absolutly love this stuff. My face feels so healthy after I put it on and I never need more moisture during the day or feel like I've got too much. Its awesome...I dont like that I can't get it in stores and that its a little expensive :( Otherwise its amazing
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I love this product! I use it mainly around my eyes and on my neck since my skin is quite oily. I like the fact that its gel-like consistency makes it easy for applying since you only need a small amount and don't waste any during application. I'll be using this one forever!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
this is the perfect moisturizer for my oily/combo skin in winter. i only use at night. leaves skin very soft but not greasy. it actually feels silky. great healthy ingredients too.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
My boyfriend uses this every day and it's the only moisturizer he's tried that he likes. Originally I bought it for myself but I wasn't using it much; my skin's kind of oily anyway. However, he started using it and goes through it like crazy. I buy him a new tube every two or three months. He's addicted.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
I love this moisturizer, it is just perfect for my normal-to-oily skin. It feels silky and light, NEVER greasy or heavy, but still makes my skin feel hydrated and comfortable. I can even use a little on my t-zone without it getting greasy. Works great as a primer as well, my makeup goes on smooth and stays on. It's a GREAT moisturizer, and such a reasonable price! The packaging is opaque, which, while it makes it harder to tell how much is left, is important for keeping the antioxidants in it stable--a small price to pay I think, for such an awesome product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Other
I thought this might be a cheaper alternative to Clinique Moisture Surge Gel. Unfortunately it is not. It is a clear, kinda thick silicone-y gel. It doesn't seem to spread well between my fingers (I do this to help distribute it over my face better) and feels thick when I smooth it over my skin. It does feel nice around my eyes though.
I won't be purchasing the full size of this, but I will be repurchasing the Clinique Moisture Surge Gel again!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been using this moisturizer for years now and still love it for daytime use around the eyes and over my BHA before I use my SPF tinted moisturizer. I have combination skin and this works great!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
In the past, I actually used this at night, because I don't like to wake up with an oil slick on my tzone. Anyway, it was just an alright product, i give it 3 lippies because it didn't make my sensitive skin react and the price is reasonable, but the smell is horrible.