Perfect Cleansing Oil
Based on 36 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 36 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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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3.7

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (25)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Moisturizes (16)
  • Non-greasy (14)
  • Soothes skin (11)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (9)
  • Not effective (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (21)
  • Sensitive skin (10)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (7)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (5)
  • Enlarged pores (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (19), Survivalist / minimalist (9), Beauty expert (6)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (21), Dry (13), Normal (3)

Reviewed by 39 customers

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1.0

Stung my eyes badly!

By Stacey

from Livin

About Me Beauty Expert

Verified Reviewer

I love my PC make-up remover followed with PC Moisture Boost cleanser, but I decided to add this cleansing oil to my regimen. I was about to purchase it, but I then received a surprise nice sized sample packet with one of my purchases shortly after this cleansing oil was launched. WOW.... this product stung my eyes badly, and the whites of my eyes turned red immediately. None of my other PC cleansing nor skin care products have burned my eyes prior to this product. I went back to my non-irritating PC make-up remover plus Moisture Boost cleanser which are gentle and work well too.

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

BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD ON THIS ONE PLEASE

By BeeBee

from Cape Cod, MA

About Me Beauty Expert

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Softens Skin

Cons

  • Bad Smell
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

    I am a big PC fan and have been for many years. But this one is a dud. The oil is thicker than many similar cleansing oils, which is not pleasant, and it has a faint but definite smell. It is just okay at removing makeup, but leaves eye makeup residue that has to be removed by another method. But worst of all, this oil stings my eyes which means that I cannot and will not use it. Paula, please reformulate to a thinner, odorless product that has no harsh ingredients that sting the eyes. I much prefer the Bobbi Brown oil which PC rates poorly because of lavender oil (that I can't smell), but that is thinner, gentle on the eyes, and removes all eye makeup effortlessly.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 60+
     
    2.0

    Does not remove my mascara

    By Amie

    from New York

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Moisturizes
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      Formula felt really nice but did not remove my regular mascara. Can not give this a good review because I bought this cleanser as a first step to remove my makeup.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Fast delivery

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

      Loving this on my acne prone skin with Rosacea

      By Sue

      from Southeastern PA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        I was skeptical about how an oil applied to combination skin with Rosacea would not cause breakouts and work to cleanse skin. It just seems totally counterintuitive to put oil on my skin even if I am rinsing it off. I am not even sure what made me order this to try it! Well, I am so glad that I did. It is the best cleanser I have ever used! It removes all of my make-up, is gentle, leaves it soft and is not irritating at all. Since I am aging and begin to get fine lines any bit of dryness makes those lines more apparent. This cleanser with fabulous for those areas of my skin as well as the oily areas. It us as if the oil works to pull the oil off of my skin without drying it out and triggering more oil production. My husband has very dry flaky skin has also starting using it and loves it as well because he has seem a difference in his skin. We both love and use Paula's Choice and have had some hits and misses with figuring out which products worked best for us. This one was a home run.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Great service and delivery time.

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

        Makes my eyes burn like crazy

        By Amanda joy

        from Calgary, AB

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            I'm not sure if it works to soothe or clear skin. I've had a lot of texture lately and am wondering if I should stop using this as they may be related! Mostly though, my eyes burn like crazy!! I keep using it and just living with it, but I feel like it's getting worse. I'm so surprised because it's fairly natural and I can't identify the ingredient that causes it.

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

            Love the PC Cleansing Oil!

            By Meg

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Beauty Expert

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              I have been a loyal PC customer for over 5 years now. I never though they would come out with a cleansing oil, but I am very glad they did! This cleansing oil is a bit expensive, there are some other cleansing oils at a cheaper price, but this one is really, really good. It rinses very smoothly (the main thing I absolutely love about it) and has almost no scent. You can smell the product I guess, but absolutely no fragrancy, chemical smell comes from this product. I am also very happy that this has no mineral oil. I just want a cleansing balm version of it too!

              Service and delivery comments:

              PC delivery is always very prompt! If I order products, I almost always get them within a week.

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

              I love this product !

              By Liz

              from Redmond

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Sensitive Skin

                I use this cleansing oil at night to remove my makeup. I have very dry and sensitive skin and prefer cleansing oils but most of them have fragrant oils added like lemon essence which I find to be irritating. Paula's is fragrance free and soothing. I do use a separate eye makeup remover most days which I've always done so I can't comment on how well the oil removes eyeliner and mascara. I use the dry skin Resist cleanser in the morning ( which I also love ).

                Service and delivery comments:

                Always reliable service and delivery.

                • Skin Type:
                • Dry
                • Age:
                • 60+
                 
                3.0

                Don't love it!

                By Holly

                from Brooklyn, Ny

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    I found this cleanser to actually be too drying. It does work great to get off my stubborn Benefit mascara but i have to rush to tone and moisturize after cause my skin feels dry and stripped. (not so with my favorite Hydralight which feels soft and toned immediately after rinsing). For me, this is a very expensive cleanser for little benefit.

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

                    Skeptic turned into a fan!

                    By Virgoesque

                    from Rochester, NY

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Elegant product
                    • Lightweight
                    • Moisturizes
                    • Non-comodogenic
                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Softens Skin
                    • Soothes Skin
                    • Surprisingly effective

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                      • Gentle but Effective
                      • Moisturizing
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      I have complicated skin. My forehead is slightly oily and prone to break out; my nose is also somewhat oily and prone to blackheads; my cheeks are dry; my chin and over-lip are sometimes a bit dry but can have very small breakouts. To top it all off, everything is sensitive, especially my nose and my neck and somewhat, my chin and over-lip area. Oh, and I have allergies to everything! "Combination skin" does not cover it! So I was extremely wary about trying this - not only using an oil cleanser on my break-out-prone areas, but just the concept that oil could clean anything! And with all the reviews that said this product caused eye stinging and irritation - with my hypersensitive reactions - I was anticipating the same problems. But I found that this cleanser does work rather elegantly, with no skin irritation at all, and softens/moisturizes my dry, winterized cheeks. I do use a bit of the Resist Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser afterwards, just on my nose and forehead. During the summer months, I may find I need to drop this and just use the Resist PBFC. But for the dry winter months, this cleanser feels wonderful!

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Combination
                      • Age:
                      • 60+
                       
                      2.0

                      Caused acne breakouts (at age 50)

                      By Mama in the Berks

                      from Albany, NY

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Softens Skin

                      Cons

                      • Irritates Skin

                      Best Uses

                        I used this nightly for 10 days to remove my make-up instead of Cetaphil. Then, per my routine, followed up with the balanced foaming skin cleanser and other Paula's Choice products. Unfortunately, it caused me to gradually break out in pimples. Went back to Cetaphil and my skin is clearing. On the plus side, it felt good to use in this dry winter weather and it softened my skin upon using it, but something in it irritated my skin. I've made my own cleansing oil before (3 ingredients) with success. This is not the "Perfect Cleansing Oil" for all.

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

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