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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They changed the size :(
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Been using this product for a few years now and just received a new bottle in the mail to discover it went from 16oz to 8oz for the same price, I'm so sad :( will definitely be considering something else when I'm out, the value just isn't there like it was before.

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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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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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Great cleanser... Smaller size
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Face wash is great! I bought it months ago and thought it was a great product and worth the price, I reordered it last week and when it arrived realized it was now half the size for the same price. I though it was a mistake.. But it wasn't! Probably won't buy this again due to the cost and size ratio.

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Purchased by accident....not such a bad thing!
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I didn't meant to buy the cleanser, I wanted to get the toner and when this came I figured "what the heck...I'll try it" I really like it and would recommend to others. This doesn't dry my skin out at all and I feel squeaky clean after I get done using it.

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Gentle Cleanser
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This is a great option for those looking for a gentle cleanser, but I was unable to replace my daily exfoliating face wash with this for that reason. That said, it's been a great product to add to my skincare regimen.

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Good for Major Breakouts, Otherwise Very Drying
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Just before my 26th birthday, I was having the worst acne outbreak of my life (and I thought this was supposed to stop happening by now! lol). So I bought this product and the rest of the skin balancing line. It really helped clear out the acne and I haven't had any major outbreaks since- though I've had a few small ones. However, the cleanser and the toners are all very drying. I went from washing my face twice a day to once a day and not using the toners and my skin has still been quite dry even in a humid Florida summer. So I'll keep this on hand for any future bad breakouts, but I can't use this product daily.

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