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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I love the Paula's Choice line. These are the first products that I have used that actually do what they claim!! This product makes my face feel and look clean without over-drying!

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Wonderful Product
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Living in SWFL the weather is always changing, but always somehow reaching hot and sticky which means gross and oily. Love starting my day off with this cleanser and not feeling like a grease pit by noon, and then again before bed my face always feels really fresh and cleansed.

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This cleaner is huge!
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This is enough face wash to last at least a year, maybe more. When I unwrapped the package and saw how large it was I thought there was some mistake.

I love this super gentle cleanser. It is perfect for my extremely sensitive oily 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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Very Frustrated with this Cleanser

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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So far, so clean!

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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Excellent

I have oily, acne-prone skin, this is the prefect wash, I cleanses well without leaving my skin tight and tried out, it's the perfect balance. I love Paulas Choice!

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Really enjoy this cleanser

First, I am so excited to have found PC products, including this one and to find them on Birchbox. I have oily/combination skin, large pores prone to cystic acne around my chin and have serious shine along my T-zone. I use this as my daily morning cleanser and I feel that it has been helping to stall the onset of shininess. Not significantly, but even just a little helps. It is super gentle, hasn't caused any dryness even though it's the middle of winter and it's creamy consistency still produces a little suds. I'm not yet sold on using this in the evenings with a clarisonic brush so am experimenting a bit. Love that this is cruelty-free and free from unnecessary and irritating added fragrance and dyes. The size of the bottle for the reasonable price is fantastic too.

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Really does reduce oil.

I purchased this product based off a youtube review and I am so glad I did. I have excessive oil on my face especially on my nose. After using the cleanser I noticed that my skin did not look shiny and still doesn't at the end of the day. I can honestly say I've never not been shiny at the end of the day until today. I'm going to get the toner next since this worked out so well.

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Didn't live up to expectations

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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