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Great to balance out skin breakouts
from Minneapolis, MN
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about SKIN BALANCING Cleanser - 16 oz:
I use this twice a day, and since I started, my skin hasn't had a huge breakout since. I tend to have very bad acne, but dry skin, so it's hard for me to find a cleanser that helps me even out my skin while not drying it out too much. Definitely recommend this product to anyone with combination skin!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Staples Face Wash
By Alexis S.
from Dayton, OH
Just using this product along with the Skin Balancing toner, Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution, Daily Skin Clearing Treatment since March and my skin has never looked this good. I have combination (more on dry side during the winter, sensitive and acne prone skin. I followed Paula's Choice recommendations for products for this face type and I'm literally not going back to anything else. My skin is after the cleanser feels clean, soft and supple. Formula is milk and milky but effective in cleaning . Love this product!
(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Best cleaser I've found!
from Denver, CO
I've tried so many cleansers for my oily, acne-prone skin over the years, and this isthe absolute best I've found. I like that "squeaky clean" feeling after I wash, and I've never been able to find a creamy cleaser that provides this. THIS IS IT! My skin has cleared up almost entirely after just one week of using this twice a day, in combo with a PC toner, exfoliant, and moisturizer. I'm thrilled to have found this line of products and this cleanser. If you struggle with acne, don't wait--try this now! I love that PC allows you to buy samples, too. I ordered the full size products after only 2 days of using this cleanser.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Used for Over 10 Years
from Boise, Idaho
About Me Minimalist
I have been using this cleanser for over ten years, only straying once or twice before coming back to it. (My skin stings with other brand cleansers.) The big bottle lasts for at least a few months, and the cleanser does a great job of cleaning off my makeup without overstripping my combo (oily in summer and oily to some dry areas in winter) skin.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
About Me Beauty Expert
This was the 1st PC's cleanser I purchased & it has definitely balanced out my overly oily skin. I love that it strong enough to remove all traces of makeup, including waterproof eyeliner + mascara without stinging my eyes yet gentle enough to use up to 2 or 3 times per day if need be. I have incorporated the Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser along with this because I still suffer from a touch of Adult Acne. I say a touch because along with the cleansers I use PC's SB 2% BHA Liquid, Weekly Resurfacing 4% BHA, Acne Solutions Extra Strength Benzoyl Peroxide 5%, Resist 1% Retinol Booster, SB Invisible Finish Moisture Gel & Resist C15 Super Booster. My acne has DRASTICALLY diminished by using all of these products in a way NO other skin care line has ever done & I've used most everything.If anything I wish all cleansers were available in the 16oz.bottle. I purchased mine in December, & didn't add a small amount of the Clear Pore Cleanser until March. Washing my face 2x's a day(at least) very often squirting out much more than needed, this bottle is still more than half full. I can easily see it lasting at least a year. A great price for a wonderful facial cleanser in a BIG bottle. Thank you PC!!
(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Truly Skin Balancing!
from Los Angles, CA
Sometimes you don't know how good something is until it is gone. That is what happened to me with Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Cleanser. It is truly an unassuming product that has improved my skin over time. I have normal to oily combo skin, and I used to be a complete oil slick by 11 am. Even the most robust mattifying products had severe breakthrough. I was using a pretty harsh cleanser that I believed was reducing my facial oil, but I think it actually dried out my skin too much, making my skin over compensate. SB Cleanser didn't make a huge impression on me at first, probably because of long-time use of the prior too-harsh cleanser. However, within two weeks with daily AM use of SB cleanser, my skin started to be, well, more balanced. After a month of use, it was very well behaved, and continued to be so through the entire bottle. My skin got to a point where I could actually wear sunscreen without getting slimy or breaking out. And mattifiers actually WORK on my skin now, keeping me shine free most of the day. The bummer part...my bottle is gone and I'm sad because the other cleansers I have on hand are simply not the same.Skin Balancing Cleanser is a white color with creamy consistency and a slight glue-like scent. It has a rich lather when a little bit of water is added. It is cushiony on skin, and allows gentle massaging without excessive pulling. It rinses easily, but I use a microfiber cloth to remove most of it before I rinse. I didn't notice any tightness or flaking when in normal Los Angeles weather, but I did notice it was a little too much when the conditions were very dry. Generally, I only used SB Cleanser once per day, and have been using PC Moisture Boost in the evenings. Once I have worked through some of my cleanser stash, I will definitely repurchase Skin Balancing Cleanser!
(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Best Cleanser Ever!
By Pores Galore
from Atlanta, GA
I purchased this product in January 2016 and waited until now to post a review to ensure that my skin has had ample time to adjust. Guess what?! My skin has loved this cleanser since Day 1! I have used everything under the sun and this cleanser gets the job done without over drying my skin. It also lasts a really long time - I use it twice per day with my Clarisonic and after 6 months, I still have 1/4 of the bottle left.
(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Doesn't do anything
from Parsippany, NJ
I used this product daily for over a month and there was no change in my skin. I'm glad there were no extra breakouts but it didnt help reduce the amount I typically had. I wish I didnt get the huge bottle.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.
(6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Not striping formula
from Fresno, CA
About Me Brand Buyer
I have used a variety of products over the years between Clinque, Bare Essentials, Pro Activ, and even Exuviance. My skin is extremely oily during summer and more combo during winter. Within the past few days my skin does not feel tight by using the cleanser. Overall between this and the other products my skin looks better with the past few days of use.
Service and delivery comments:
Very prompt, shipped the next day from ordering and received it in the same week.
Great cleanser for Oily/Combo skin
from Vancouver, BC
This was the first Paula's Choice cleanser I tried. Bought the BIG 16 ounce bottle. Think this is a very good cleanser. Love the texture, creamy, foams well, cleans very well.non scent/perfume. I would recommend for Oily or Oily Combo skin. I personally have Oily T-Zone and dry cheeks. I did find over a bit of time though my skin became more dry especially cheeks after using this for a few months. Which is why I gave it 4 stars. I did switch to the Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser which is my 5 star holy grail cleanser. If you find this one to be a bit to much for your skin I would recommend that one instead.