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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
A basic, but effective standby
from Denver, CO
About Me Brand Buyer
Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Cleanser - 16 oz:
This is one of the cleansers that I like to have on hand while I'm trying new products in case something sensitizes my skin. This doesn't leave my skin feeling tight and itchy like all gel cleansers do. It doesn't feel greasy in my oily areas either, I just use less layers of hydrating and moisturizing products there.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
My HG cleanser for umpteen years
This is the cleanser I have used for my uber-sensitive rosacea skin for most of the last 15 years. Many other cleansers turn me red or feel stripping/drying. This cleanser leaves my skin calm and clean. I love it and will never use anything else unless it is discontinued or reformulated to include something I'm sensitive to.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Love it, love it even more with a muslin cloth
By Amy H.
I've been using this for about a year now and I love it for my sensitive skin. I use it in with morning in the shower and sometimes at night when removing makeup. Sometimes I need a little extra help with removing long-wear makeup first, but otherwise if allowed to sit for a bit it does a good job of fulling cleaning my face. I like it now more that I have started using it with a muslin cloth. Press warm cloth into the face first, apply the cleanser, allow to sit for a minute, steam and massage face with the warm cloth, removing the remainder with a quick rinse.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Holy Grail for Combination Skin
from Phoenix, AZ
About Me Budget Buyer
This is my holy grail - please never change or discontinue it! I'm in my mid-thirties and have combination skin with a slightly oily t-zone. I began developing dry patches on my face a couple of years ago and nothing seemed to help. I started using this cleanser a year ago and it solved the problem within a month! I use it morning and night and haven't had any recurrence of those awful dry patches. It did burn slightly the first few weeks of using it on my scaly spots, but that went away and I haven't had a problem since! It takes a full face of makeup off - including eye makeup - very effectively.
Not drying but did burn slightly
from Ottawa, Ontario
While this product didn't dry my skin - even in these dry winter months - it did create a mild burning sensation when I used it every day, and therefore made my sensitive skin red. Normally I would use Moisture Boost but at the time (a couple of months ago) it was discontinued.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Debating between Skin Recovery and Moisterizer Cleanser?
from Phoenix ,Az
I tried the moisturizing cleanser and when I ran out I bought the skin recovery cleanser because it was on sale at the time. I wish I would have just reordered the moisturizing cleanser. Skin Recovery cleanser feels like you are cleaning your face with a lotion or a cream. It doesn't feel as silky, doesn't lather at all and doesn't remove make up as good as the moisturizing cleaner so my face didn't feel as clean. Both are gentle, fragrance free, and skin does not feel dry afterwardw but the moisturizing is just a far more superior , more luxurious cleanser that I really love!!
My go to.
I forgot my cleanser at family's house over Christmas break, so I had been using another for 1 week. Big mistake. Dry patches and breakouts from irritation. This never happens with this cleanser. It is the best. I have been using it for about 3 years, and this is the first time without it for a week, and it shows. Getting more right now. I get this doesn't work for everyone, but for my delicate, dry, and sensitive skin in northern US, it is THE BEST.
from Garden City, MI
I think this cleanser is fantastic. It really works well with my sensitive, combination skin leaving it hydrated and clean. I use it twice a day. I do use eye makeup remover to take off eye makeup first in the evening. Other than that, it removes makeup and sunscreen fine. I really love this product, and will definitely repurchase again and again.
Gentle and effective for dry sensitive skin
I have extremely dry, sensitive skin with moderately severe rosacea. I've been using this cleanser twice a day with a Foreo Luna exfoliator for almost a month. This product feels very soothing and moisturizing and doesn't irritate my skin at all. I don't wear makeup so I can't speak to how well it removes makeup, but my skin always feels clean and soft when I use this, not dry or tight or greasy. About 2-3 times a week I feel like a I want a little bit of a deeper cleanse, so at those times I use First Aid Beauty facial cleanser, and I feel like this new routine of alternating the two cleansers is working really well for me. I don't know if I will use this PC cleanser in the summer though, it may be a little too moisturizing then so I'll probably try one of the cleansers for oily or combo skin. But it's perfect for fall and winter!
Service and delivery comments:
Arrived quickly and in perfect condition.
Not for dry, sensitive skin!
This can't possibly be for dry, very dry skin. After rinising my skin feels tight and dry, even more than before I washed it. I use many of Paula's products and this is one that just doesn't measure up.