Perfect Cleansing Oil
Based on 23 reviews

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Perfect Cleansing Oil
This skin-replenishing blend of plant oils rapidly dissolves makeup and whisks away impurities, while leaving skin soft and smooth—with no greasy residue.

Perfect Cleansing Oil

Based on 23 reviews

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This skin-replenishing blend of plant oils rapidly dissolves makeup and whisks away impurities, while leaving skin soft and smooth—with no greasy residue.
  • Effortlessly removes makeup (even waterproof)
  • Sunflower & coconut oils hydrate & nourish skin
  • Creates a milky emulsion when mixed with water
  • Use as the first step in your AM/PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
All Skin Types

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Why is it different?
Infused with five plant oils specifically chosen for their ability to break down makeup and facial debris, this luxe-feeling cleansing oil nurtures skin’s moisture balance. The fragrance-free formula is gentle, yet works incredibly fast, leaving nothing but silky, clean skin.
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What does it do?
Sunflower, coconut, meadowfoam, jojoba and grape seed oils come together to simultaneously cleanse and replenish skin’s barrier. This innovative mix forms a milky emulsion when mixed with water, to remove stubborn impurities and even the most tenacious makeup.
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How to use
Apply a small amount of cleanser (1-2 pumps) to wet or dry skin with gentle circular motions. Rinse well. To remove heavy makeup, repeat or use with a clean, wet washcloth.
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Research

CyTA – Journal of Food ,Volume 15, Issue 1, 2017

Nutrition and Metabolic Insights , August 2016, pages 59-64

Journal of Italian Dermatology and Venereology , December 2013, pages 687-691

Skin Pharmacology and Physiology , June 2010, pages 290-297

Cutis , March 2005 Supplement, pages 17-21

Ingredients
Key Ingredients
Product Ingredients Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/texture enhancer), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (hydration/non-fragrant plant oil), MIPA-Laureth Sulfate (cleansing agent), Laureth-3 (emulsifier), Laureth-7 Citrate (cleansing agent), Triethylhexanoin (hydration), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil (non-fragrant plant oils), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (emollient), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (hydration).

Ratings & Reviews

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3.7

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (15)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Moisturizes (10)
  • Non-greasy (9)
  • Soothes skin (5)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Not effective (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (12)
  • Sensitive skin (5)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (11), Survivalist / minimalist (7), Beauty expert (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (12), Dry (7), Normal (3)

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5.0

Works Wonders For My Drag Makeup

By Mimi

from Seattle

About Me Beauty Expert

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Moisturizes
  • Softens Skin

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Makeup Remover

This product is AMAZING at removing my stage makeup! I never have to scrub or get rough with my skin to remove all the layers of makeup. Because my skin is acne prone, I follow up with the earth sourced cleanser to ensure there's no residue on my skin. Since I've incorporated this into my regimen, my skin tone has improved dramatically. Who knew I just needed to remove my makeup better?

  • Skin Type:
  • Combination
  • Age:
  • 18-29
 
5.0

Works Wonders For My Drag Makeup

By Mimi

from Seattle

About Me Beauty Expert

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Moisturizes
  • Softens Skin

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Makeup Remover

This makeup is AMAZING at removing my stage makeup! I never have to scrub or get rough with my skin to remove all the layers of makeup I wear. Because my skin is acne prone, I follow up with the earth sourced cleanser to ensure there's no residue on my skin. Since I've incorporated this into my regimen, my skin tone has improved dramatically. Who knew I just needed to remove my makeup better?

  • Skin Type:
  • Combination
  • Age:
  • 18-29
 
1.0

Did not thoroughly take off makeup and irritated

By CarSto

from Reno, NV

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Moisturizes
  • Softens Skin

Cons

  • Irritates Skin
  • Not Effective

Best Uses

    I used this maybe three times and am unable to use. For some reason it irritates my skin making it burn and red. Also it did not remove all of makeup. I've been using many of Paulas Choice products for 20 years and have never experienced this. I will go back to skin recovery cleanser.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Great service and delivery!

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    1.0

    Caution acne prone skin

    By Martha

    from Fresno, CA

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

    • Greasy
    • Irritates Skin
    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      I really wanted to love this cleanser. The first couple of days it left my skin feeling very soft. Most likely the combinations of oils. By day three my skin was breaking out with white blemishes. I loved the results I get from using BHA 9, but I feel this oil base cleanser had but me back to square one. Nothing that time and BHA 9 can't fix, but just disappointing. I do feel people with dry non-acne prone skin would probably benefit.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 45-59
       
      2.0

      Not good for me

      By NJinPA

      from PA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

      • irritates eye area
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        I used this three times. The first time my eyes were red and irritated though it did seem to remove my makeup well for the rest of my face. I used this two more times trying to avoid the eye area but had irritation in the eye area both times. It looks like I'm not the only person that has a sensitivity around the area with this product. I'm very disappointed that this did not work for me. Love most of Paula's products though.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Always prompt delivery in good condition.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        5.0

        I am in love!! The best!!

        By Gailka

        from Massachusetts

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Moisturizes
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

          I am a long time fan of Paula's Products in my 60's. People regularly ask me how I have such great youthful skin. Besides my genes I guess, I owe it all to regular use of these products. For example, I have NO lines around my mouth. I use serum around my mouth morning and evening and have for years.
          This oil cleanser is fantastic! It works extremely effectively and it leaves my skin feeling very moisturized. It's absolutely wonderful Soothing and effective. What could be better?!
          This is a dream come true.

          • Skin Type:
          • Dry
          • Age:
          • 60+
           
          5.0

          A wonderful product !

          By Barbara D.

          from Richmond,B.C. Canada

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Smells Great
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Enlarged Pores
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
            • Redness/ Blotchiness
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            I simply love this new product which is excellent. It makes my skin even softer than before . I have been using Paula's Choice products exclusively for years and I am delighted by this new
            addition . I plan on buying this wonderful product regularly.

            • Skin Type:
            • Dry
            • Age:
            • 45-59
             
            5.0

            Great for removing makeup

            By cmjapnea

            from St.Louis region

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • makeup removal
              • Sensitive Skin

              It's wonderful for removing makeup without stripping moisture from my skin.

              • Skin Type:
              • Normal
              • Age:
              • 60+
               
              4.0

              Great New Product

              By Andrea

              from OHIO

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Love the oil itself - very nice addition to my routine. I like the idea of the "double cleanse", especially when wearing foundation. The only reason I give 4 stars is because the pump seems to squirt oil everywhere - not a great delivery system.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                5.0

                Another win by Paula's team

                By Leigh

                from College Station, TX

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy
                • Smells Great
                • Softens Skin
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  As someone with oily/combination skin, i've always been skeptical about cleansing oils as opposed to traditional cleansers. I decided to try this one because i trust Paula, having been a faithful customer for almost 2 decades. i live in south-central Texas, where it gets very humid in the summer; my skin tends to react to the loss in humidity come Autumn, resulting in patchy dry skin that is still oily in the t-zone. This has gotten worse as i've gotten older - I'm about to turn 48. I say this because when I read reviews I look for reviews by people who are similar in age and skin conditions. I decided to try Paula's version of the cleansing oil, and I am AMAZED. It really does dissolve makeup at the end of the day, my face feels so clean and very smooth and soft, with no tightness or flaking. It effectively prepares the way for the rest of my Paula's Choice skincare routine. I'm sold! I don't know if I'll use it when the humid summer months return to Texas, but over the cooler months, which get pretty dry, this is IT. I just ordered my second bottle to take advantage of Paula's latest discount promotion. I never knew cleansing oil could be light and feel so clean - thank you for another win, Paula!

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 45-59

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