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
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Very Frustrated with this Cleanser
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I have very fair, oily,acne prone skin. I bought this cleanser after reading all the reviews on how much this cleanser helped other people with my skin type. After using it for a week I am overall very frustrated with this cleanser. My acne is even more out of control now then it has been at any other point in my entire life. On top of that, this cleanser has not gotten rid of any of the oil on my skin. My face is so oily now all of my makeup is either completely smudged or gone well before noon with all the oil my skin is creating. It may just be that this product is to strong for my skin or that I'm having a bad allergic reaction, either way I do not recommend this product and will be discontinuing my use of it immediately.

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Didn't live up to expectations
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I ordered this after loving the BPA sample I received in my September box. But it doesn't do anything, at least not for me.. Doesn't cleanse well. Definitely does not reduce oil. I've actually been breaking out a lot more since starting to use it.
Same goes for toner I also ordered from Paula's Choice. I've given them both a month to work, and no.
The only positive is the size of the bottle - it's absolutely huge.
Will not be ordering again from Paula's Choice.

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Just okay
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This is a very typical foaming cleanser, nothing too special about it. I am more impressed with her aha/bha products.

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Liked it but broke out :(
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I really liked this cleanser and hoped to add it to my morning routine but unfortunately, after a short time using it I had some sort of reaction and broke out. The same thing happened with the SB toner, so I'm not sure if there's an ingredient in both that my skin doesn't like. However, it really did reduce the oil on my face and I love PC products as a whole. In fact, I use quite a few of them.

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Great cleanser, but a tad drying.
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This is nice cleanser with a frothy consistency, which I like a lot. The bottle is huge! You really get your money's worth from this.
It removes makeup really well, but it leaves me feeling a little dry. I would re-purchase this though.

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Great, gentle cleanser

I have been using this cleanser for about a month and I love it. With other cleansers, when I apply toner to my skin the cotton ball shows signs of leftover make up after I have cleansed. With Paula's Choice, the cleanser removes all traces of make up in a gentle way that does not irritate my skin.

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Good cleanser

Good gentle cleanser that won't leave your skin feeling stripped - just clean. I've been using this for three months and have no complaints. It lathers up nicely, has a pleasant neutral smell, and is easy to rinse off.

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So far, so clean!
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I have been using this about a week, and I am really liking it so far - I didn't get a sample, just went for it! My skin feels very clean (finally), like all makeup and grime is removed. This goes very far and the bottle is huge - will last months! I do feel like I have been less oily since using this. Totally worth it! I would not count on this on its own to get my pores totally clean, need an exfoliator as well for a few times per week.

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Great for combination skin

I have always had a problem with cleansers completely drying my skin out but thankfully this has been great for getting all the makeup off and still making my skin feel refreshed. 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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