Clear Normalizing Cleanser Pore Clarifying Gel

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$12 - 6 fl. oz.
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Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansers/Soaps
Last Updated:
9/10/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No
Clear Normalizing Cleanser Pore Clarifying Gel is a water-soluble gel cleanser that feels refreshing and offers thorough yet gentle cleansing for blemish-prone skin. It is formulated with an antibacterial agent designed to begin the process of killing acne-causing bacteria. This cleanser removes makeup and doesn't leave a trace of residue. Formulated for all skin types struggling with acne.
Tough on blemishes but gentle on your skin. Silky, refreshing gel. Works quickly to remove makeup. Contains an antibacterial agent. Completely free of drying, irritating ingredients that make acne worse.
Water, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate (detergent cleansing agent), Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer (polymer thickening agent), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient/slip agent), PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate (thickener), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (detergent cleansing agent), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (emulsifier), Panthenol (skin conditioning agent), Triclosan (antibacterial agent), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (solubolizing agent), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin (preservatives).

Disclosure: In addition to reviewing thousands of cosmetic products from hundreds of brands over the past 30 years, Paula also has her own line of products called Paula's Choice. Paula and her team's goal is to help you find the best products possible for your skin whether they are from Paula's Choice or some other product line. Paula's commitment to this is so strong she is the only cosmetics company owner in the world that recommends products other than her own. Paula and the Paula's Choice Research Team formulate our products to meet or exceed the criteria we use to review products from every other brand on this site. We review all products the same way using the same research, objective comments, and praise no matter whose product it is.

Paula's Choice was created in 1995 in response to the many readers who asked Paula to develop her own products. Given Paula's unique overview of the cosmetics industry, 30+ years of research, and earnest desire to help people find the best products for their skin-care needs, creating her own products was a natural extension of her work. Paula's Choice range of products are designed to meet the needs and preferences of just about every skin type and concern imaginable using only proven ingredients substantiated by published research.

Paula's Choice products provide:

  • State-of-the-art formulas based on reliable, published skin-care research
  • Proven effective solutions for wrinkles, acne, rosacea, and sensitive skin
  • Gentle yet effective products for those seeking a natural skin-care routine
  • Fragrance-free formulas (because it is what's best for your skin)
  • Cruelty-free formulas: Paula's Choice does not test on animals during any stages of product development—nor do we contract with third parties to conduct animal testing on our behalf
  • Environmentally-friendly products that feature minimalist packaging that ensures product efficacy
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee from our world-class Customer Service Team

Paula's Choice products and Paula's work is routinely praised by noted dermatologists and other professionals. New York-based dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman stated that "I have a lot of respect for Paula Begoun and the way she thoroughly researches her subject. Her recommendations about cosmetics and skin care are deservedly influential." Eminent Seattle-based dermatologist Dr. Brandith Irwin concurs: "She takes a complex subject and makes it easy to understand!"

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Member Comments

Summary of Member Comments

  1. How would you rate the results? (4 = Best)

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  2. Was this product a good value? (4 = Best)

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  3. Would you recommend this product? (4 = Best)

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  1. Katherine F.
    Reviewed on Thursday, May 01, 2014
    • Results
      3 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      3 / 4
    Good cleanser with some drawbacks
    • This cleanser does not foam well, you need a quarter size amount and some vigorous hand rubbing to get enough foam. However, it cleans makeup well and does not make it feel dry afterward. You DO need about a quarter size to get face cleaned though. I don't see a HUGE difference in my blackheads but they are definitely better, and pores are smaller. However, I also use the 2% BHA liquid and the Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask by PC so the combination of the 3 could be making a difference.

  2. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Sunday, December 22, 2013
    • Recommend
      2 / 4
    • Results
      2 / 4
    • Value
      2 / 4
    SLS and chemicals
    • Interesting to note that this product contains a number of sulfates, synthetics and surfactants i.e. SLS, although it is still given a BEST rating while other brands with similar ingredients are criticized for using SLS. Kinda confusing. Soooo is SLS bad??

    Paula's Choice Research Team Response
    Replied on: Thursday, December 26, 2013

    Hi, and thanks for your comments! The ingredient you're referring to in this case is sodium laureth sulfate, which is safe to use on skin and can be derived from coconut. You can find more information about it here: Sodium Laureth Sulfate. There's a lot of confusion because the very similarly named sodium lauryl sulfate is definitely not good for skin! More information about that ingredient can be found here: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. We hope this helps clarify things!

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  3. John R.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    My favorite cleanser to date!
    • This has been my favorite cleanser to date! It works great with twice daily use and does not dry out my skin like other cleansers have. It works great pre-shave for guys! 6oz lasts when you use the recommended amount.

  4. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Saturday, March 02, 2013
    • Recommend
      2 / 4
    • Value
      2 / 4
    • Results
      2 / 4
    Nce but doesn't completely remove makeup
    • I like the texture and gentleness of this cleanser but it does not remove all of my makeup. I've tried washing twice (just using my hands) and still leaves makeup on my skin. Have not tried it with a wash cloth...assume that would help in removing all makeup. Also concerned about the ingredient castor oil as I have acne prone skin. I like this cleanser in all other aspects.

  5. MAUREEN W.
    Reviewed on Thursday, February 14, 2013
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    Clears ALL oil & greasiness
    • For those with greasy skin that is hard to clear. My forehead is extremely oily and this is the product to make my skin look and feel clean. I also use it on my oily and acne-prone chest. Remember, a little goes a long way. Rinses clean, too. Good job!

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Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

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The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products for your skin, using research-based criteria to review beauty products from an honest, balanced perspective. Each member of the team was personally trained by Paula herself.

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