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Paula's Choice Skincare
All Over Hair & Body Shampoo, for All Skin & Hair Types
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14.5 fl. oz. for $16
Category:Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products > Body Soaps/Washes
Last Updated:09.09.2014
Jar Packaging:False
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Tested on animals:No
Overview

All Over Hair & Body Shampoo, for All Skin & Hair Types functions as a shampoo for all hair types (including chemically treated) and as a body wash. The lathering formula rinses cleanly and does not contain any ingredients that may be irritating to skin or scalp. It is excellent for use on babies and children, too. A Paula's Choice customer favorite, and one of the few truly fragrance-free shampoos available anywhere.

Claims

This extra gentle yet highly effective shampoo is great for all hair and skin types, including chemically treated hair. You will love the rich, generous lather that leaves no buildup or residue on your hair or skin.

Ingredients

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (mild cleansing agent), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Panthenol (vitamin B5/conditioning agent), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (conditioning agent), Polyquaternium-10 (conditioning/detangling agent), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (water-binding agent), Sodium Chloride (stabilizer), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (cleansing agent), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Sorbic Acid (preservative).

Brand Overview

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

Strengths: Fragrance-free products; all products formulated based on extensive published research on how ingredients can benefit skin; uniquely formulated AHA and BHA products; effective skin-lightening options; gentle cleansers; toners that go beyond the norm; all sunscreens provide broad spectrum protection (including UVA-screening ingredients); proven anti-acne products; antioxidant-rich serums and moisturizers; anti-aging products that work as claimed; gentle yet effective natural products; most foundations provides sun protection and come in a range of neutral colors; unique brow products; on-the-go teeth whitener; lipstick with sunscreen; impressive, reasonably priced makeup brushes; samples are available for most products.

Weaknesses: Does not offer a complete collection of makeup; makeup shade range isn’t as extensive for darker skin tones; limited concealer options.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products. Like most of us, she was fed up with products that overpromised results, cost a lot of money, and failed to deliver—or made matters worse!

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable. From acne to wrinkles, oily skin, rosacea, large pores, eczema, redness, sagging, dry skin, and on and on, Paula's Choice offers a solution.

Paula's Choice Skincare stands apart from other cosmetics brands. The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective—so you get visible results. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down (unlike jar packaging, which compromises what might otherwise be an effective formula). The line is also 100% fragrance-free, which is best for all skin types, especially for those with sensitive skin or rosacea.

From cleansers to broad-spectrum sunscreens to anti-aging serums to specialized treatments, Paula's Choice Skincare has you covered from head to toe with innovative, state-of-the-art products. The brand also offers professional-quality makeup products including concealer, foundation, eyeshadow, lipstick, and more. (Paula started out as a makeup artist so she definitely knows her way around a face!)

Paula's Choice Skincare does not test on animals and also takes an environmentally friendly approach by featuring minimalist, recyclable packaging. Another plus—the Customer Service team is among the best in the industry, offering a "100% satisfaction or your money back" guarantee.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

Why are all Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia's criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

About the Experts

The Beautypedia 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 Begoun herself.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
My hair saviour

I LOVE THIS SHAMPOO! Seriously this is the holy grail of shampoos for me. I had been using a different shampoo that seriously screwed with my hair - I'm talking hair falling out, incredible knots ect. My first wash with this, and it was like my hair was new again. I use it with the Paula's choice conditioner and my hair feels incredible. The only improvement that could be made to this product is the packaging. Although good, I would much prefer a pump bottle. But that's a minor detail really.

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Emily
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Left Skin Dry and itchy

It left my skin so dry and itchy that I didn't even try it on my hair.

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Star S.
Paula's Choice Research Team Response
Replied on: Monday, August 11, 2014

Hello,

Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that the shampoo is not working for you. Please contact customer service for a refund or exchange.

—Admin
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Good for the skin, not so good for the hair

I love the way this feels on my skin, cleansing without drying and gentle. When I use it as a shampoo, though, I find it leaves my hair very dry, even when I use the conditioner with it. My hair type is Nordic, medium fine, softly wavy blonde hair that gets oily very quickly. So for those with drier hair types than mine, you will probably need something more nourishing than this. As a shower gel, though, this is a great product.

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Thursday, January 09, 2014
Disappointed.

I have dry, sensitive skin. This body wash made my skin itchy and dry after my shower. Not a win for me. I'm hoping PC will come out with a more moisturizing version of this body cleanser.

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Cristi H.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
My favorite body wash and shampoo.

This body wash and shampoo is extraordinarily expensive...and extraordinarily good. I really hate spending this much money on such a basic product full of inexpensive ingredients -- yet I've never found a more gentle, soothing and effective product. It's an excellent product that leaves both hair and skin silky soft and smooth. The fragrance free aspect is the icing on the proverbial cake. I often stray from this product because of the expense, but I always come back.

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DUSTIN R.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Disappointed in recent changes

I have used the all over hair & body shampoo for several years. Began using it to minimize items I had to pack into small containers for travel. Loved it so much I began using it ALL of the time. Recently you changed the container which is not so hot for sitting upside down when you're at the bottom of a bottle and you began watering it down. Why water down an excellent product? Now it takes about twice as much product for the same results. Very disappointing.

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Barbara M.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Best Shampoo, need a pump!

I've used this shampoo for years and it's perfect for me, but even the earlier packaging had it's issues. When the new bottle came out, I thought, wow, finally I can stand it on it's head, the cap looked made for it, but noooo, why did it have to have an impossible curve to it? Had you made it flat, at least we could easily stand it on it's head and not waste precious morning moments (rush rush) trying to get the shampoo out. Actually, I'd prefer a much larger bottle with a large pump, like you find in the salon stores. I go through so much of it and I hate to waste all that plastic, so bad for the environment. Please, please add a larger size as an option. Thanks for all you do for us out here in consumer-land, I don't trust anyone else in the cosmetics industry.

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MICHAL S.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
This shampoo is awesome!

This shampoo is awesome, I love it, and it works well as a body wash.

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Heather H.
Paula's Choice Research Team Response
Replied on: Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Thank you for your review. We love this shampoo, too!

—Heather H.
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