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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 it Works

A cocktail of potent active ingredients works to even skin tone and reduce the signs of aging, while leaving your skin feeling clean and smooth. Naturally calming ingredients like green tea and chamomile help fight the signs of aging by soothing, preserving, and reinforcing skin's natural barrier during the cleansing process. Formulated for normal to very dry skin.

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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Love
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I recently purchased this, the toner and moisturizer from the same line. It's be about two weeks and I am genuinely starting to see improvement

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Great Cleanser!
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Love this cleanser, creamy ad light. Left my face feeling very clean but not tight at all. My skin looks really healthy and refreshed!! I'm so glad that I was recommended to buy Paula's Choice. Meets all my needs.

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Very hydrating
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I really loved this cleanser. No, it didn't take off my crazy water-resistant eye makeup very well, but that is completely okay. It did not dry out my skin, it is a good price, and it lasted a long time. Will repurchase.

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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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Clean & Moisturized
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I use Paula’s Choice RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser with my face cleansing brush, and I love it! It's not too perfumy, and it feels nice & silky on my face without feeling oily. Many cleansers will leave my face feeling dry within a few minutes of cleaning - this one doesn't. It gives me plenty of time to get my moisturizer applied without feeling rushed because my skin will feel dried out. I have very large pores, so I worry about getting my face really clean - this does the job!!

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Not my favorite...
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I am in love with most of the Paula's choice products but this cleanser I wasn't thrilled with....ended up buying Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser and fell in love with that one instead.

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Very Hydrating
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After washing face with this cleanser, your face does not feels dry. I am sure this will be one of my go to product during my winter months.

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good for my dry skin
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I use this in the morning in the shower. It's gentle and leaves my face soft. Doesn't dry me out. I will continue to use it.

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love this cleanser
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I use it daily with my clairsonic. it is fragrance free and gentle - never leaves me feeling dry or tight after washing. It takes off eye makeup too. This is a great cleanser.

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loved it!

this product worked well for my skin type. it cleaned and removed dirt and excess makeup! it is perfect after a night out!

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