Perfect Cleansing Oil
Based on 103 reviews


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 103 reviews


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.
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.
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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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

Better than all other oils


I was a diehard Dermalogica precleanse balm fan - this is so much better for your skin. I love it and use it before my cleanser. Makes my skin feel so amazing!


San Jose, Ca


I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this product!


With one caveat which I will post after singing its praises. My skin is prone to clogged pores and blackheads. Using this cleanser along with Paula's Choice BHA 2% and the once a week BHA 4% products has greatly improved both problems. After grappling with those issues all my life, I've finally found a solution! Thank you Paula!! The reason for the less than 5-star rating is the pump dispenser. My bathroom is small, so to eliminate bathroom clutter, I use an extra bedroom with a desk as a make up table. Unfortunately, the pump dispenser has caused splatters on the wall leaving oily marks on the flat paint in that room which can only be covered by priming and repainting. I hope that at some point in the future the dispenser will be changed to a flip top or perhaps a squeeze bottle instead of the pump. I now use this product only in the bathroom where the semi-gloss paint doesn't absorb the oil.


Vienna, VA


Game changer for me


Cleans my old oily open pores like nothing I have ever used. My skin likes this cleanser.




Great makeup remover!


This oil cleanser is the best product I have used to remove makeup! After using this product at the end of the day, I never wake up to makeup smudges under my eyes anymore. Since I have oily skin, I double cleanse by using the oil cleanser first to remove makeup, and then use Paula's Choice Clear cleanser to make sure all oil has been removed. If you're using the oil cleanser to remove your eye makeup, you will probably feel stinging after. Just make sure to wash your eyes thoroughly and you will have no problem with eye stinging.


Raleigh, NC


Cleansing Oil has been a wonderful surprise


My skin is clean and very soft using Paula's Cleansing Oil. The product removes makeup without irritation, even water resistant mascara. I have an active t-zone, and I never expected to use an oil cleanser. The results have been a pleasant surprise - soft, clean skin and no blackheads, no breakouts, no irritation. Very pleased with this cleanser and all PC products.




Wonderful for AM face wash


I received this as a free gift. Loving my Skin Recovery cleanser I doubted I'd find use for it. However, what I love is using it in the morning! At night I like the rich creaminess of my usual cleanser (which also removes my eye makeup easily), but in the morning I'm loving this product - it has a soft, gentle cleansing effect and leaves my Colorado dry skin with a lovely soft feel. I will restock this as my new go-to in the morning.

Colorado Sue

Boulder CO


Perfect for cleansing at night


I use this cleansing oil to remove the rest of my makeup and cleanse my skin at night. I remove most of my makeup with a baby wipe first then use a few pumps of this mixed with a little water. Leaves my skin feeling clean and soft without being dry. I have combination skin. It does not irritate my eyes.

Mom from Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI


Not for eye area


This product sample I received irritated my eye area and caused my eyes to burn. I had to use eye drops and salve.


Akron, OH


No eye stinging. Great stuff.


Wonder if all the eye stinging comments could be because after removing make up, it all gets into the eyes? I rarely use eye make up so have no problem but wonder if the cleanser and make up together are stinging eyes? I love the stuff but it could be lower priced.


St. Paul, MN




I'm very happy with this cleanser. I have combination skin (normal/oily) and this does not make my skin feel oily at all. It cleans nicely and leaves my skin so soft. It does a great job getting off my make up, sometime not so great with the mascara, but that's ok.





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