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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.

How it Works

This fragrance-free formula is clinically proven not to irritate sensitive skin. In fact, it soothes stressed-out complexions better than most cleansers we’ve tried. Bonus: it’s never tested on animals.

How to Use

Morning and night, massage a nickel-sized amount of cleanser into damp skin. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Deionized Water, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Acrylates Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA.

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Very pleased!
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I really like this cleanser. First, the size of the product is large, so it is a good value in respect to cost. I like that it foams, and I can use it with my clarisonic brush. My skin seems to be breaking out less as well. I have been using this with the toner and gel moisturizer and have not needed a topical anti-acne product like I have in the past. I don't think it has cut down on my oiliness, but no product has ever successfully done that for me. This product line is a keeper, and I'll definitely be ordering it again.

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Fresh and clean
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Great product! Doesn't over dry my skin. I use it with my clarisonic and my face feels fresh and smooth after. The bottle lasts me almost 10 months, I just put a dime size amount on my clarisonic and go!

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Great Product
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I have been searching for a cleanser to help with my oily-skin and this has really been great so far! I purchased the full-size and I can't say enough about how huge this bottle is, it is a really great price for how much product that you get. If you don't have oily-skin I could see how this cleanser could be drying, but if you follow up with toner or moisturizer it is really great.

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Great
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As described, this cleanser clears off all the gunk and does not make my skin feel super dry after. I've only used it a few times, but it is awesome so far. I think I may convert to the paula's choice brand.

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Liked it but broke out :(
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I really liked this cleanser and hoped to add it to my morning routine but unfortunately, after a short time using it I had some sort of reaction and broke out. The same thing happened with the SB toner, so I'm not sure if there's an ingredient in both that my skin doesn't like. However, it really did reduce the oil on my face and I love PC products as a whole. In fact, I use quite a few of them.

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Great value and excellent for sensitive skin
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This is my second bottle of this cleanser- the first one lasted well over three months. It's super gentle and leaves my ultra sensitive skin feeling fresh and balanced.

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So much product for the price!
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This is such a great value for the amount of product and the price. I have very oily skin and live in a humid climate which doesn't help. I purchased Paula's entire line for oily skin and could not be happier. The cleanser combined with my clarisonic works wonders.

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Amazing
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Thanks to Birchbox I was introduced to Paula’s Choice products and I couldn't be more grateful. I've started using 4 of her products already and about a week into my routine I can already see a difference in my oily skin. The Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask
I've used twice already and I love how my skin feels after. At night, before bed, this is my new routine: I start with Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser then Paula's Choice RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner and I complete it with Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant. I must say that the toner is the first toner I've use that doesn't burn my face when using it. It cleans off all makeup or dirt left behind and my face feels super clean. I can already tell that I will be using these products for a very long time.

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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 Daily Face Wash
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I use this face wash every night before bed. It cleans my face without it feeling tight and dry. I also love that it is not tested on animals and is fragrance free without being chemically smelling. Most important aspect- the bottle is huge!! I will being using this for a while before I need to buy a new bottle. It is as big as some of shampoo bottles!

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