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Your daily skincare routine’s not over just yet. After using this cleanser, follow with a healing dose of Paula’s Choice RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner.

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We’re all about self-acceptance, but instead of just living with complexion annoyances, we’re turning to Paula’s Choice RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser to fight back. The lightweight formula gently whisks away the day (and night), while it works over time to correct discoloration and blemishes, preserve skin’s moisture balance, and fight wrinkles.

How to Use

Massage a nickel-sized amount of cleanser into damp skin for 30 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Water, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride (emollient Thickener), Decyl Glucoside (cleansing Agent), Glycerin (skin-identical Ingredient), Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (cleansing Agent/emulsifier), Ppg-20 Methyl Glucose Ether, Methyl Gluceth-20 (skin-conditioning Agents),glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol (thickeners), Polyacrylamide (binding Agent), Camellia Oleifera (green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita (matricaria) Flower Extract (soothing Agent), Sapindus Mukurossi (soapberry) Peel Extract (foaming Agent), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (cleansing Agent), C13-14 Isoparaffin (thickener), Laureth-7 (emulsifier), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Disodium Edta (chelating Agent), Citric Acid (ph Adjuster), Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives)

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Finally found my perfect cleanser
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I kept going in between cleansers that dried out my skin too much (usually foaming), and those that were less harsh didn't seem effective for cleansing and makeup removal (like Philosphy's Purity). Part of the issue is that I have combination skin, so what worked for one part of my face didn't work for another.

Paula's Choice cleanser works for both the oily and dry parts of my skin. My skin feels moisturized but CLEAN afterwards. I use it twice daily and I have been noticing fewer breakouts. This is probably my favorite product that I have ordered from BB.

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Saw (and felt) results immediately!
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Despite its rich and creamy texture, this cleanser leaves your skin feeling very clean but not dehydrated. It is a pleasure to wash my face each time I use it. After one day my skin felt more hydrated. After a week, my pores are much smaller and skin is more even-toned.

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Yay Paula!
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I have yet to meet a Paula's choice product I didn't love. It's the only line that has helped both my dry skin and my tendency to break out if moisturizer comes near my face . I can't reccomend the resist line enough. I also have melasma and have seen amazing improvements in the lightening of my dark patches since using these products.

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Perfect balanced cleanser
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This is the cleanser my aesthetician uses when I get facials. It's perfect for my combination skin and doesn't dry me out at all.

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Great for Combination skin
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I am slowly but surely switching to all Paula's Choice products. I absolutely love everything I have tried so far and this cleanser is no different. I am on Retin A and wanted a gentle/hydrating cleanser that would also take off all of my makeup but not strip my face and this is perfect. It is creamy but will not leave a film on my face it just feels clean. Highly highly recommend!

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More like a lotion
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This is more like a lotion than a cleanser but it works so well. My skin feels clean and hydrated after I use this. I love this line of products. They fight wrinkles without making you so greasy you start breaking out. I'm a huge fan!

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Just ok
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I love PC products, but I didn't find this to be as great as the other products. It just seems to be ok, and maybe that's ok?

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Left my skin soft

At first I was a little disappointed with this cleanser but the longer I used it the softer my skin became. Its a non-foaming lotion that rinses off cleanly. I use a separate eye makeup remover and just this cleanser to remove the rest of my makeup. I don't use heavy makeup and I don't think this would remove everything for someone who applies a lot or heavier foundation. I particularly love it in the morning when I don't have any makeup on but need something to refresh my skin.

I'm 49 with normal to dry skin without sensitivity.

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Cleanses without drying
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It cleanses well without drying the skin. It takes a little time to get used to a cleanser that doesn't foam, but it gets the job done. I use it every night, haven't noticed anything extraordinary about it. Think I'll keep looking for a cleanser I love after this one runs out.

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Good Cleanser
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This cleanser is good and very moisturizing. If you are looking for a deep cleanser I didn't get that from this product. I feel it gets the top surface clean but not down deep. But for an every day cleaner I think it is good. Was moisturizing and does not leave my skin dry.

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