Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask

What It Does:
  • Leaves skin looking refreshed and smooth
  • Doubles as body moisturizer
  • Moisturizes dehydrated, rough-textured, patchy skin
  • Vitamin-based antioxidants visibly calm redness and signs of dehydration

Who This Product Is For

SKIN RECOVERY Hydrating Treatment Mask is for those with normal to very dry skin, but can be used by anyone who needs luxurious, overnight fortifying moisture for their skin.

How It Compares
  • 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.
  • May be used as often as needed, with its non-aggravating formula.
  • Masks alone are insufficient in dealing with acne or pores, and should always be complemented by a well-formulated cleanser, moisturizer & exfoliant.
  • Our Masks are absolutely great for skin hydration, but never mandatory in protecting your skin.
  • For similar effects, try our other moisturizers for dry skin such as the Resist Intensive Repair Cream / Clinical Ultra-Rich Moisturizer.
  • For Oily Skin, opt for the Skin Balancing Mask.
  • The creamy formula instantly restores a look of radiance and banishes signs of dryness and the visible signs of aging, including fine lines around the eyes.
  • Its texture was formulated for the needs of normal to dry/very dry skin.
  • SKIN RECOVERY Hydrating Treatment Mask pairs some of the richest emollients with plant- and vitamin-based antioxidants.

Key Ingredients

  • Function
    Skin Types
    Normal to Dry / Very Dry
    Skincare Routine
    After Moisturizer, Final Step
    Allergy Information
  • Water, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate (emollient), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Sorbitan Stearate (emulsifier), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-repairing ingredient), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate (emollient thickeners), Dicaprylyl Ether (emollient), Ethyl Macadamiate (macadamia nut oil/emollient), Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane (silicone/water-binding agents), Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate (emollients/thickeners), Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil (all non-fragrant antioxidant plant oils), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols (antioxidant fatty acid), Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ascorbyl Palmitate (stabilized vitamin C/antioxidants), Linoleic Acid, Phospholipids (cell-communicating ingredients), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredient), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/fatty acid-based antioxidant), Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine (skin-repairing ingredient), Cetearyl Glucoside (emollient), Sclerotium Gum (thickener), Hectorite (mineral-based suspending agent), Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives)


    Clinics in Dermatology, November-December 2008, pages 614–626; Clinical Experiments in Dermatology, January 2007, pages 88-90; Surgeon, February 2005, pages 7–10; Journal of Lipid Research, May 2002, pages 794–804; Free Radical Research, April 2002, pages 471–477; Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology, January–February 2002, pages 20–25; Journal of Cosmetic Science, January–February 2001, pages 35–50.

  • Apply at least once weekly, or as often as desired as the last step in your evening skincare routine. Dispense a generous amount and smooth over entire face, including around the eyes. Do not rinse. Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.
  • I thought Paula didn't like masks of any kind. Did she change her mind?

    It is true that Paula is not a big fan of most masks but mostly because so many contain irritating ingredients or are poorly formulated. Paula decided to formulate a superior moisturizing mask that not only softens the skin but also soothes and boosts skin's moisture reserves. The emollients, repairing ingredients, anti-irritants, and antioxidants are an essential element of keeping normal to very dry skin healthy and radiant, not to mention younger.

    For best results, how often do I need to use Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask?

    Skin Recovery Mask can be used as often as needed. How often you use it depends on your skin type and personal preference. Those with normal skin can use this mask once per week, morning or evening, after cleansing. Those with dry skin will enjoy using this mask more frequently, preferably 2–3 times per week, with one of those times being enjoyed as an overnight treatment. Someone with very dry, dehydrated skin should use this mask (or a very emollient moisturizer) once per day, morning or evening, until dryness has improved.

    What is the difference between Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask and Paula's moisturizers for normal to very dry skin? Couldn't I just use Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer as a moisturizing mask?

    Skin Recovery Mask has a thicker, creamier texture than Paula's Choice nighttime moisturizers. Since it is meant to be used as a mask (occasionally being left on the skin overnight if the customer prefers or their skin needs this), it has a more slippery, emollient feel than most moisturisers.

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