Editor's TipEditor's Tip

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

Paula's Choice

Birchbox Breakdown

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 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

Great after three uses
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I've only used this face wash three times so far and already notice a significant improvement to my complexion. I'm one of those people who has used nearly everything in stores to combat acne with no luck. If a new product comes out, I buy it with fingers crossed. Only one thing has helped at all, but I still broke out. With this face was my breakouts have cleared up and my skin feels smoother.

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Okay but....
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I purchased this hoping it would help with my Rosacea and saw a little improvement but not alot... I'm somewhat disappointed because I expected more from this. My pores and texture improved though.

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Gentle and moisturizing!
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I've been using most of the Recovery line for a few weeks now and my skin has never been happier. I suffer from rosacea and this plus the 1% BHA lotion and moisturizer have really helped a lot with redness, bumps, and dry patches. It works great with the Liz Earle muslin cloths too.

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Buy this if you have rosacea
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Love this and will buy it over and over! I have noticed a huge difference in my outbreaks since I started using this product. Does not dry out skin and removes all of my makeup. Will eventually try the whole line of products.

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The best cleanser!
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I tried too many cleansers,but this product the best.
Remove all make up and making your skin so soft and clean.Love it!

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THE BEST CLEANSER EVER!
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It's like washing your face with lotion...this is the best face wash in the world for dry skin. It lasts for a long time because and it's gentle enough to use day and night. It washes off my daily make up beautifully! Another Paula must have!

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new every day cleanser
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this stuff has really helped my parched winter skin recover from the awful arctic freeze that's taken over the north east. it's so gentle, but seriously works to remove makeup, and does not leave my skin feeling dry. i also love that the packaging protects the product from exposure to light and air. paula's choice is really legit when it comes to packaging - even though they don't look as cute as other products on the outside, it's what's the inside that counts!

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So Soft and Effective
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I have really dry skin and this cleanser feels so soft and creamy on my face. It is a pleasure to wash with. I also feel like it doesn't dry my face out but does cleanse it well. I will be repurchasing once I have run out.

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Great cleanser
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I was looking for in your skin care product to wash my face with and not leave my skin dry. This product does the job! I use it everyday and my skin feels hydrated and clean. I have dry skin so now with hydrated skin, my completing is clear and I am glowing.

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Perfect for dry skin
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I had been using exfoliaters for my dry skin to get the flaky skin off. I spoke to a Birchbox rep and she suggested this line. I didn't think a cream cleanser would be enough but the more I used it the less exfoliation I needed and my redness disappeared. The lotion that goes with it is essential.

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