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For best results, we suggest pairing this cleanser with a weekly application of Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask.

Paula's Choice

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In the words of Derek Zoolander, “Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty.” Make sure you get your daily quotient of moisture with Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Softening Cream Cleanser. Unlike most cleansers, Paula’s hydrating variety removes grim, makeup, and oil slicks without stripping your skin. Plus, hydrated, clean, and happy skin is the to key to pulling off your best Blue Steel impression.

How it Works

Perfect for dry, sensitive, and rosacea-prone skin, this creamy, lotion-like cleanser effortlessly whisks away a day’s worth of makeup. Meanwhile, hydrating ingredients like soy oil and glycerin tackle signs of dryness and fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How to Use

Massage a nickel-sized amount of cleanser into damp skin for 30 seconds. Rinse and pat dry. Follow with your favorite Paula's Choice serum and moisturizer.

Water, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate (very mild cleansing agent), Hydrogenated Polydecene (emollient), Acrylates Copolymer (suspending agent), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (plant oil/emollient), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (thickener), Polysorbate-80 (emulsifier), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (lather agent), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (anti-irritant), Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum) (emollient), Beta-Glucan (skin-conditioning agent), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (thickener), Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol (slip agents), Tetrasodium EDTA (chelating agent), Laureth-4 (surfactant), Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin (all preservatives), Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster).

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

You'll never use soap again

I have been using many of the Paula's Choice skin care products for several years. I find them to be the highest quality at very reasonable prices. It all started for me with the Skin Recovery Cleanser, and I've never looked back. This cleanser has a lotion consistency , with no suds or foam. Just dampen your face, rub it in and rinse it off. It cleans extremely efficiently, removing all make up except the most stubborn mascara. I use a non-astringent PC anti-oxidant toner after cleansing, and rarely does it pick up any make up left behind. This cleanser leaves your face soft and soothed-- and clean! I won't use anything else.

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so far so good

Have been using this for a couple of weeks. Seems to clean well with no drying or tight feeling. Have ordered the full size so will continue to use and see how it is long term.

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