SKIN BALANCING Oil-Reducing Cleanser
Based on 408 reviews
This blend of gentle cleansing ingredients thoroughly removes makeup, excess oil and impurities while soothing skin.

SKIN BALANCING Oil-Reducing Cleanser

Based on 408 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
    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

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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Just ran out and buying it again!

5

I use this at night and only need a quick rinse in the morning because my face still feels clean after a deep sleep. It takes off makeup without aggressive scrubbing and leaves my skin so so clean, my skin dries out after washing my face after but not with this wash. It actually leaves my face moisturized without making it oily.

emboom

Windsor On, CA

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Favorite cleanser to date

5

I used to use Olay face wash on Paula's recommendation but it had the lid on the bottom and kept leaking out, wasting money. I decided to try one of Paula's cleansers as it was the next cheapest option that I liked. The big bottle lasts for almost a year with twice daily use and so is a great deal. I also like the cleanser better than the Olay because it rinses clean and doesn't leave a film. I really like the packaging as the top doesn't get messy. I have acne-prone skin and this cleanser hasn't given me any problem.

Laura

Albany, NY

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buy all the time

5

like the formula - gentle yet still effective, use every evening after makeup removing with Clinique cleansing oil, and asked my boyfriend to use it as well, his skin improves after that

Nathalie

Dallas, TX

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Love this for stubborn eye make up

5

I am 43 and have slight wrinkles and acne. I am too old to use the over the counter acne cleansers because they dry my skin out too much and wrinkles start to become more pronounced. This product cleans my skin, keeps my acne in check. I still break out if I eat a lot of candy. I get bad cystic acne when eating too many sweets. Since using this product, they don't get as bad and goes away quickly. I usually wash my face 2x a day, but I add a 3rd wash when the cystic acne starts. My wrinkles are very slight around eyes since using the product. I think they just went back to normal wrinkles. This cleanser is awesome for eye makeup removal. I wear water proof expensive eye make up and it is impossible to get off. I've used so many different products to get it off. My eyes would be sore from constant wiping. I close my eyes and rub cleanser around the area. When I rinse, it is completely gone. No traces of eyeliner anywhere. I don't use any of the eye make up remover products I have and my eyes aren't sore. This does not dry out my skin, but it is oily, so my skin can handle it.

Pores for Pia

Columbia,MD

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SKIN BALANCING Oil-Reducing Cleanser

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