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Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser

The key to youthful skin isn’t a full-bore assault on your pores—it’s a cleansing regimen that nixes oil and impurities without leaving skin stripped or dry. Luckily, “gentle” is the name of the game with this skin-balancing cleanser from Paula’s Choice. The aloe-enriched formula creates a creamy lather to whisk away grease and prep skin for your go-to products.

Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser
4.6 out of 5 stars, based on 67 Reviews 67 Reviews
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Great cleanser no longer a great value
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I purchased this back in June and recently re-ordered. The price was the same, so I was absolutely shocked that the bottle I received was half the size. I used to think this was an incredible bargain, being such a great product for close to drugstore brand prices. Unfortunately it's no longer a bargain, and next time I'll be rethinking whether it's really worth twice the price.

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Perfect for Sensitive, Oily, Acne-Prone Skin
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It's really hard to find a cleanser that doesn't irritate my skin but that is still effective for my oiliness and acne. This cleanser does the job! Since I started using it a few weeks ago, I have noticed a big difference in my skin overall and I have less breakouts now than ever before. Love it!

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great cleanser
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I really like this cleanser. It is a good size product for the money and I love how my face feels after I use this. It really helps with my oily skin

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Love this cleanser
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Great for oily skin. It doesn't leave my skin feeling overly dry and is great at removing all my makeup at the end of the day.

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Very pleased!
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I really like this cleanser. First, the size of the product is large, so it is a good value in respect to cost. I like that it foams, and I can use it with my clarisonic brush. My skin seems to be breaking out less as well. I have been using this with the toner and gel moisturizer and have not needed a topical anti-acne product like I have in the past. I don't think it has cut down on my oiliness, but no product has ever successfully done that for me. This product line is a keeper, and I'll definitely be ordering it again.

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Best cleanser for oily skin
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I have VERY oily skin and this is the only cleanser that has helped reduce it. I thought for a long time that I needed to eradicate the oil in my skin but I actually learned that getting rid of the oil will actually make it my skin go into overdrive in the production of it. This cleanser removes the excess oil, but not more than what is needed, leaving a nice matte finish afterwords. I use it twice a day and I can definitely feel the difference when I don't use it.

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Not great for my skin

I received a sample of this in the cleanser discovery kit and was not overly impressed. I have naturally oily skin and problems with blackheads in my T zone. This cleanser has a slight medicinal smell but not overpowering. It has a nice feel and lather, but I found that I had more breakouts when using this product, my blackheads looked more prominent and I felt more oily by the end of the day. Just not the right product for my skin type.

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Perfect for Sensitive Skin
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I love, love LOVE this cleanser! I have very sensitive skin, and am constantly looking for gentle, effective cleansers. This one leaves my face very clean without drying or irritating! It is very effective at removing all traces of makeup. I have purchased this again and again. You owe it to yourself to try this! A little goes a long way, so it's also economical to use!

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Perfect for sensitive skin

This product is awesome and just as the description says, “gentle is the name of the game". It does not leave my skin dry or irritated.

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Gentle and Effective
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I've tried a lot of "gentle" cleansers that don't end up doing anything for my combo skin, but this has worked really well. I used to try and strip out all the oil and use a heavy moisturizer, but that would just make me oiler during the day, so I turned to this because I heard good things about Paula's Choice. My skin is much happier and I get less breakouts after using this.

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