SKIN BALANCING Oil-Reducing Cleanser
Based on 417 reviews
This blend of gentle cleansing ingredients thoroughly removes makeup, excess oil and impurities while soothing skin.

SKIN BALANCING Oil-Reducing Cleanser

Based on 417 reviews
This blend of gentle cleansing ingredients thoroughly removes makeup, excess oil and impurities while soothing skin.
  • Effectively cleanses skin without drying
  • Leaves skin with a soft feel
  • Concentrated cream-to-foam formula
  • Use as the first step in your AM/PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Oily Skin, Combination Skin
Concerns:
Large Pores
    8 oz
    $18.00
    16 oz
    $26.00 $22.10
    Sample
    $0.50
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Why is it different?
SKIN BALANCING Oil-Reducing Cleanser quickly dissolves makeup and removes impurities while refining skin’s normal balance. The gentle foaming formula also works to improve the appearance of enlarged, congested pores.
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What does it do?
Works quickly to remove excess oil and makeup as it visibly refines the look of enlarged pores, leaving skin feeling exceptionally clean, smooth, and balanced without any dryness or a tight feel.
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How to use
Wet face and apply a small amount of cleanser 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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Research

Indian Journal of Dermatology, 2008, issue 4, pages 163-166

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

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

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

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

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (cleansing), Sodium Lauroamphoacetate (cleansing), Stearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Glycol Distearate (texture-enhancing), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (sunflower oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), Acrylates Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Cetearyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (hydration/skin-soothing), Sodium Chloride (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Hexylene Glycol (preservative), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Fantastic

5

This is my first bottle of the cleanser and I love it. It cleans better than anything I've used. Love the creamy texture. It has no fragrance added..some could think it smells too 'natural' but that was something I liked about it. I have some mild eczema on my eyelids and this doesn't seem to aggravate the areas. Will buy again for sure. Thank you

LisaB

Victoria BC

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Great, gentle cleanser

5

First, love the packaging. I do NOT like pumps (biggest reason actually that I don't use a cleanser from the Resist line). I tried this and the Clear cleanser on my combination but aging skin, and I liked both, but I like the creamy texture of this a bit more.

Nlbress

PA

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LOVE this cleanser!

5

I just purchased this cleanser and I used it for the first time last night and this morning, after using the RESIST Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner. I have combination skin with an oily T-zone. This cleanser coupled with that toner has already made a huge difference in my skin overnight! I get blackheads and visible pores on my nose and occasional breakouts from dermaplaning/shaving my face of it's peach fuzz each month (small breakouts from this is pretty standard). I do dermaplaning for flawless makeup coverage. This regime has already started clearing up my skin in those areas and I have a feeling in a week I'm going to have a totally new, flawless, glowing complexion!

Michele

Irving, TX

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It works and it will save you money!!!

5

I have struggled with acne for years and never found a product that really works until I tried this. Not only does it help clear my acne, it doesn't dry my face out. Best part? It will save you money in the long run. I was buying drug store face washes and spending $13 a month AT LEAST. I bought the 16oz bottle and it lasted me almost 8 months. I am just now coming back to order a second bottle. I don't usually leave reviews, but this cleanser has been a life saver. Can't recommend enough.

Lauren

Fargo, ND

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My Holy Grail cleanser

5

This cleanser is perfect in every way. I have very oily (yet dehydrated) skin and this is excellent at removing alllllll those traces of oil without making my face tight and flaky. I have no idea how, but it even manages my acne prone skin. I had run out of this miracle cleanser for several months and was waking up with a scattering of new, tiny whitehead's every morning. I'm in my mid thirties and this was infuriating to me. It got so bad that my husband even mentioned something! When I finally realized the only thing in my routine that had changed was my cleanser...I immediately repurchasied the Skin Balancing cleanser. My acne disappeared within a week. Gone. Bye bye. No flaking skin, no acne, no redness and smaller looking pores. Let me tell you, I will never use any other cleanser!

Skincarejunkie04

MI

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Good cleanser for my combination skin

5

I have been using the Skin Balancing toner and Skin perfecting 2% BHA liquid for a few years. I bought a gift box that included the Skin Balancing cleanser, and I really like the cleanser. I recently finished the 8 oz bottle, and decided to look for the Olay cleanser with witch hazel that I had used for years, and it doesn't seem to be available now. I will re-order the Skin Balancing cleanser, as it is gentle enough to use around the eyes, yet leaves my skin feeling nice and clean. I am now at an age considered to be elderly, but I still have rather oily skin that tends to get bumpy. I was getting an occasional pimple before I discovered Paula's Choice, and the toner and BHA have really improved my skin over the past few years.

ChrissG

Northeast Ohio

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Great Product for Everyone!

5

When I first started using Paula's Choice, I started with the Skin Balancing line. It did wonders for my acne prone, combination/oily skin. The day I started using this stuff was the day I knew I was done searching for the perfect facial cleanser.

No-Make-Up Jenna

Warren, Michigan

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I am obsessed

5

When I first used this product, I could tell that it was much different than any other product I had used before. It is very moisturizing and leaves my skin feeling soft and clean. I've had skin troubles for years and I can't explain how happy I am to have found this product. My main concern prior to using this product was the size of my pores, and after just a few weeks of using this cleanser (plus the skin balancing toner) I've noticed a decrease in pore size and increase in overall skin health. I also want to mention I haven't gotten a pimple since I started using this product. So happy! Would definitely recommend.

Laura

Ottawa, Canada

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Perfect for Oily Skin

5

I absolutely love this cleanser. I use it every morning alone and with a washcloth in the evening to remove my makeup. It lathers just enough without drying out my skin. I have the large bottle and it has lasted me forever. Great price and my skin feels so clean and fresh afterwards. The smell reminds me of baby milk breath LOL but I don't mind :) I also use it once a week on my young daughters' faces and it doesn't bother them at all. The cleanser is perfect for my extremely oily skin.

Shum

Ottawa, Canada

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Essential

5

My only regret is I didn't start using this (and the rest of my PC routine) younger. I can't say enough good things about this product so I'll just say this: if you have oily, acne prone skin, this and the Skin Balancing Invisible Gel will be your new best friend. If you want to add other PC products (like an antioxidant serum, the Radiance Mask, the Earth Sourced Toner, oh my god the 25% Vitamin C Treatment!!) please do but this and the Invisible Gel are literally life changing.

Joey

Maryland

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SKIN BALANCING Oil-Reducing Cleanser

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