RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser
Based on 138 reviews
A gentle daily cleanser that helps balance moisture while removing makeup, impurities and excess oil.

RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser

Based on 138 reviews
A gentle daily cleanser that helps balance moisture while removing makeup, impurities and excess oil.
  • Thoroughly and gently cleanses skin
  • Contains skin-restoring ingredients
  • Unique pearlescent cream-to-foam formula
  • Use as the first step in your AM/PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Oily Skin
Concerns:
Anti-Aging, Large Pores

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Why is it different?
RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser is an advanced anti-aging, pore-reducing cleanser specially formulated to gently remove excess oil and makeup without disturbing skin’s protective barrier.
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What does it do?
Removes makeup and excess oil to help visibly reduce enlarged pores and leave skin with a refreshed feeling. Replenishing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid help condition skin, leaving it feeling exceptionally smooth, soft, and younger-looking after cleansing.
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How to use
Wet face and apply a small amount of cleanser (1-2 pumps) to your face and eye area with vigorous, yet gentle, circular motions. Rinse well. To remove heavy makeup, repeat or use with a clean, wet washcloth.
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Show details
Research American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2003, issue 2, pages 107-29

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, February 2000, issue 1, pages 21-52

Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 2011, issue 6, pages 289-93

International Journal of Toxicology, 2001, supplement 1, pages 21-45

Journal of Cosmetic Science, May-June 2007, issue 3, pages 229-44

Dermato-Endocrinology, July 2012, issue 3, pages 253-8

Skin Research and Technology, February 2001, issue 1, pages 49–55

Ingredients
Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (cleansing), Stearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Glycol Distearate (texture-enhancing), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Acrylates Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP (hydration/skin replenishing), Phytosphingosine (skin-restoring), Phospholipids, Sphingolipids (hydration/skin replenishing), Lecithin (skin-restoring), Arginine (amino acid/hydration/skin replenishing), Cholesterol (hydration/skin replenishing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (hydration/skin-soothing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sodium Chloride (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum, Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives), Caprylyl Glycol.

Ratings & Reviews

This product sold me on Paula's Choice.

5

I initially bought 2 x travel sized foaming cleansers to try out the product first. I love foaming cleansers for that soap and water fresh feel but with sensitive mixed skin (large pores, oily T zone and dehydrated skin elsewhere) most foaming cleansers are harsh or so gently they don't actually clean the skin. On first try, this foaming cleanser appeared to be a cream cleanser, but with contact with water, it foamed up beautifully and deeply cleansed the skin with zero residue afterwards to dry the surface. The perfect pump action twice is all you need to remove dirt and grime and my skin feels soft, clean and refreshed after. No tightness, soreness or redness after use at all. I finished the first travel size and immediately ordered 2 x regular sized versions. The best part is this guy can leave the cleanser in the shower for always there perfect cleaning. Paula, you need to make a body version in a larger container.

CSF

ValDavid, QC

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Works beautifully

5

I have been using Salicylic Acid cleanser from my derm. and Paula's Choice Hydralight One Step Cleanser since the late 1990s. Recently I started wearing Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, and I noticed my faithful Hydralight does not remove it thoroughly unless I use a washcloth or a sponge. I don't like to scrub my face, or use half a bottle of toner after I wash it, so I decided to try this cleanser. I love the texture...so creamy, but lathers a bit and rinses beautifully. This does remove my foundation without needing a washcloth or konjac sponge (just my fingers). It takes a little longer to rinse off, but it seems to leave a lovely dose of moisture behind in my skin. It's not scented or perfumed, but it has a nice, clean scent that's refreshing. The first time I used this, I used way too many pumps...a little goes a long way! Now I understand why this comes in a smaller bottle than the Hydralight Cleaner...it's a more concentrated product. I use this to remove eye makeup wand the creaminess removes even mascara with little scrubbing. Washing my face continues to be a pleasant experience, and my skin looks great.There's probably a lot of extra herbs and vitamins in this that just get rinsed down the drain, but if they are responsible for the great texture and the skin softening properties, I am glad they're included. Thisi cleanser seems to keep my skin well balanced, not oily, not dry, just comfortable.

ShaniAZ

Phoenix AZ

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Best Cleanser I've Used

5

This is what may be the best cleanser I've ever used!! For reference, I have acne-prone, oily in summer but combo/oily in winter, very sensitive skin. I have been using various "good" and "cleaner" drugstore cleansers because I used to think that all cleansers were the same across price-points since it gets washed off. After trying this one and seeing my skin calm down and clear up after only changing my cleanser and nothing else in my skincare regimen, I realize that is not true! I don't wear heavy makeup, but I do wear foundation every day, and this takes it all off with this alone! No double cleansing needed for me. I no longer see makeup coming off when I use my toner - a true sign of it's cleansing abilities. With that being said, it is important to mention that it does not strip my skin and is gentle, even when it leans more combo! It truly feels balanced after using this. I have tossed all other cleansers and have been using only this. LOVE IT! It's worth the price. If you're on the fence and struggling with skin issues of any kind, TRY THIS!

Courtney

Orange County, California

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This cleanser is amazing!

5

My skin is extremely sensitive and it's also combination and acne prone. This cleaner leaves my skin soft but feeling clean. It has also helped clear up most of my acne. I will definitely buy this product again.

CJ

Orange County, California.

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I would never stop using this cleaners

5

I wash my face in the morning and at night before i go to bed with this product.

Phu Maw

17615 prospect meadows dr

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Love!

5

Love this for morning use! It's so gentle and never leaves my oily skin feeling dry!

JF

WI

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LIFE SAVER

5

I HAVE COMBO ACNE PRONE SKIN THAT JUST HAPPENS TO ALSO BE SENSITIVE. I ADORE THIS CLEANSER, ITS SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND GENTLE AND A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY. I

KMOORE

KANSAS CITY,MO

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My go to facewash!

5

I see this cleanser is out of stock.. NOOOOO! This is my go to cleanser now for a few years. It makes my skin soft and gives hydration but not too much to irritate my acne prone skin. Hopefully this isn't out of stock for too long.

Marissa

Viera, FL

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All-time favorite cleanser

5

This is such a lovely cleanser for my combination skin. Never irritating or harsh, never drying, and never leaves a residue. My skin just feels clean and soft. Will continue to buy again and again!

Emily Nelson

Saint Paul, MN

Wonderful cleaners

5

I have used this for three years straight....longer than any other brand. I love how it's foamy and takes off all makeup. Leaves skin feeling great. Has done wonders for my skin.

JKG

San Jose, Ca

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RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser

4.4 138

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