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Skin Recovery Lotion

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
42 Reviews

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Skin Recovery Lotion is a soothing, oil-free moisturizer for red, sensitive skin prone to irritation, breakouts, blemishes and clogged pores.

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"This takes aggravated skin back to square one, no matter how reactive it may be."
"Winner Of The Beauty Innovator Award"
"Best Lotion for Sensitive Skin. This will calm the skin in no time."
Oprah Magazine Beauty O-Ward winner


  • Skin Recovery Lotion by Renée Rouleau gives highly sensitive, acne-prone skin the oil-free moisture it needs without clogging the pores or causing breakouts. A blend of advanced, natural water-binding ingredients addresses all dehydration, flaking and redness issues caused by harsh acne treatments, topical prescriptions, and general irritation. Skin Recovery Lotion goes to work fast to make skin look and feel calm and comfortable. The result? Skin that looks clearer and healthier with less sensitivity.

    See a before and after photo of how this new formula gets rid of dry skin from harsh acne treatments.

    Size: 2 fl oz

    Is this moisturizer right for you?

    Take our Skin Type Quiz to learn which products are recommended for your skin.

    NOTE: The results of the quiz recommend this product for specific skin types; however, these recommendations are meant to serve as a guide, not as rules. If this product sounds right for you, we encourage you to try it!

    See all Renée Rouleau moisturizers.

    Other Uses

    • Neck and chest - keeps skin moist and supple.

    Formulated WITHOUT

    • Parabens
    • Phthalates
    • Synthetic Fragrances
    • Synthetic Dyes
    • Drying Alcohols
    • Gluten
    • Mineral Oil
    • Petrolatum

    Vegan. Never tested on animals. 

  • Feel / Smell / Look

  • This silky, lightweight fluid is white in color and has a barely-there citrus scent.

  • Ingredients

  • Key Ingredients

    Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Octyldodecanol, Propanediol, C13-15 Alkane, Arachidyl Alcohol (non-drying, soothing hydrator), Glycerin, Saccharide Isomerate, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Sodium, Hyaluronate, Bisabolol, Panthenol, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Arachidyl Glucoside, Stearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Phytic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tromethamine, Butylene Glycol. To learn more about choosing a product based on its ingredients, read this post

  • How To Use

  • To effectively use Skin Recovery Lotion to soothe and protect red, sensitive skin, apply all over face and neck after cleansing and toning. For best results, leave toner damp before applying lotion.

  • FAQs

  • Can I use this product if I'm pregnant?

     Yes. There are no ingredients in this product deemed unsafe to use during pregnancy.

    Is this product tested on animals?


    What is the pH level of this product?

     The pH level of Skin Recovery Lotion is 4.5 - 5.5.

    Where are your products made?

     Our products are manufactured in the U.S. and Canada. 

    I took your Skin Type Quiz and was wondering if I can use products that weren't specified for my skin type?

     Yes. While the skin type product recommendations are carefully selected for the needs of a specific type of skin to give the best results, many people will modify their routine with other products as needed. 

    I have questions about my skin, where can I get help?

     Email us and we would be happy to provide expert advice!

  • Reviews

    Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
    Based on 42 reviews
    Total 5 star reviews: 40 Total 4 star reviews: 0 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 1 Total 1 star reviews: 1
    95%would recommend this product
    42 reviews
    • B
      4 minutes ago
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      5 Stars

      Excellent. Perfect match for my skin. As soon as I started using it, my skin looked younger

    • LD
      Laura D.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 45 - 54
      My Skin is Sensitive, Aging, Sun Damaged, Clogged Pores, Acne Prone
      2 months ago
      Age Range 45 - 54
      My Skin is Sensitive, Aging, Sun Damaged, Clogged Pores, Acne Prone
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Skin recovery lotion soothing and moisturizing

      Wonderful for sensitive skin prone to break outs.

    • J
      3 months ago
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      5 Stars

      Left my oily, sensitive skin matte and clear and reduced redness significantly

    • J
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 25 - 34
      4 months ago
      Age Range 25 - 34
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Light and balanced moisture

      This lotion is perfect for blemish prone skin. I’m not sure how the formula works, but somehow a little goes a long way to effectively hydrate the skin. It’s calming and leaves a nice matte finish. I’ve never used anything like it.

    • L
      Age Range 35 - 44
      My Skin is Sensitive
      5 months ago
      Age Range 35 - 44
      My Skin is Sensitive
      Rated 1 out of 5 stars
      False claims

      I bought this due to my sensitive adult acne prone skin and it made me break out in a rash. It has a citrusy scent and I'm not sure if that's what did it or not. I'm so disappointed. I was really hoping that this was my new favorite product.

      Renée Rouleau Skin Care
      4 months ago

      Hey, Lori! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback! We're sorry to hear about your experience with this product. Regretfully, when dealing with sensitive skin, you really just have to try a product and see how it works for you. If you haven't already done so, you may want to have some allergy testing done to see if you can figure out a specific allergy or sensitivity!

      Renée has a great blog about the various types of skin sensitivities you can read here >

      We always suggest patch-testing a product before applying it to the entire face. To learn how to patch test for certain reactions, check out the blog below >

      If you'd like to return this product, you should still be within the 45-day return window! You can find our return policy and instructions here >

      -The RR Customer Care Team 💙

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