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For best results, we suggest pairing this cleanser with a weekly application of Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask.

Paula's Choice

Birchbox Breakdown

In the words of Derek Zoolander, “Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty.” Make sure you get your daily quotient of moisture with Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Softening Cream Cleanser. Unlike most cleansers, Paula’s hydrating variety removes grim, makeup, and oil slicks without stripping your skin. Plus, hydrated, clean, and happy skin is the to key to pulling off your best Blue Steel impression.

How it Works

Perfect for dry, sensitive, and rosacea-prone skin, this creamy, lotion-like cleanser effortlessly whisks away a day’s worth of makeup. Meanwhile, hydrating ingredients like soy oil and glycerin tackle signs of dryness and fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How to Use

Massage a nickel-sized amount of cleanser into damp skin for 30 seconds. Rinse and pat dry. Follow with your favorite Paula's Choice serum and moisturizer.

Water, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate (very mild cleansing agent), Hydrogenated Polydecene (emollient), Acrylates Copolymer (suspending agent), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (plant oil/emollient), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (thickener), Polysorbate-80 (emulsifier), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (lather agent), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (anti-irritant), Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum) (emollient), Beta-Glucan (skin-conditioning agent), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (thickener), Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol (slip agents), Tetrasodium EDTA (chelating agent), Laureth-4 (surfactant), Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin (all preservatives), Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster).

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THE BEST CLEANSER EVER!
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It's like washing your face with lotion...this is the best face wash in the world for dry skin. It lasts for a long time because and it's gentle enough to use day and night. It washes off my daily make up beautifully! Another Paula must have!

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new every day cleanser
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this stuff has really helped my parched winter skin recover from the awful arctic freeze that's taken over the north east. it's so gentle, but seriously works to remove makeup, and does not leave my skin feeling dry. i also love that the packaging protects the product from exposure to light and air. paula's choice is really legit when it comes to packaging - even though they don't look as cute as other products on the outside, it's what's the inside that counts!

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So Soft and Effective
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I have really dry skin and this cleanser feels so soft and creamy on my face. It is a pleasure to wash with. I also feel like it doesn't dry my face out but does cleanse it well. I will be repurchasing once I have run out.

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Great cleanser
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I was looking for in your skin care product to wash my face with and not leave my skin dry. This product does the job! I use it everyday and my skin feels hydrated and clean. I have dry skin so now with hydrated skin, my completing is clear and I am glowing.

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Perfect for dry skin
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I had been using exfoliaters for my dry skin to get the flaky skin off. I spoke to a Birchbox rep and she suggested this line. I didn't think a cream cleanser would be enough but the more I used it the less exfoliation I needed and my redness disappeared. The lotion that goes with it is essential.

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Best cleanser for dry skin
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This is the best cleanser I've ever used for my dry, sensitive skin. Nothing else compares and I don't ever want to be without this. It leaves my face soft and without any tight feeling (unless I don't put any moisturizer on, but that's dry skin for you).

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Too runny
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This cleanser smelled like kitchen cleanser, was too runny, and made my complexion red. I would not recommend this product.

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It's a cleanser
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It works. It's gentle and doesn't make my face feel dry or stripped after washing. I oil cleanse and use this as my second cleanser after to remove all traces of oil. Works well enough.

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Love this Stuff

This is a great product. Everything Iv'e tried dries out my skin like crazy but this makes a noticeable difference. After cleansing my skin doesn't feel as taught as with other products. I wish Birchbox sold the toner from this line.

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Definitely get your money's worth
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This works well with my skin. It leaves skin feeling fresh, not squeeky and tight. It doesn't take a lot, so a bottle lasts a long time!

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