SKIN RECOVERY Softening Cream Cleanser
Based on 277 reviews
This skin-softening cream cleanser gently removes makeup without stripping skin of essential moisture. Hydrating ingredients replenish skin to keep a dewy beautiful glow.

SKIN RECOVERY Softening Cream Cleanser

Based on 277 reviews
This skin-softening cream cleanser gently removes makeup without stripping skin of essential moisture. Hydrating ingredients replenish skin to keep a dewy beautiful glow.
  • Preserves skin’s moisture content
  • Cushions and softens skin
  • Creamy smooth formula glides over skin
  • Use as the first step in your AM/PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin
Skin Redness


    8 oz
    16 oz
Why is it different?
SKIN RECOVERY Softening Cream Cleanser’s rich, luxuriously hydrating formula rinses easily with water. It works thoroughly, but gently, to comfort dry to very dry skin while visibly improving skin’s softness and suppleness.
What does it do?
Glides over skin, creating a soft emulsion that cleanses and removes makeup and impurities as it leaves skin feeling smoother, softer, and comfortable. It’s formulated to be gentle for sensitive skin, even skin prone to eczema.
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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Phytotherapy Research, February 2014, issue 2, pages 159-66

Molecular Medicine Reports, November 2010, issue 6, pages 895–901

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, September 2014, issue 9, pages 1021-5

Indian Journal of Dermatology, May-June 2016, issue 3, pages 279-287

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

Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Hydrogenated Polydecene (texture-enhancing), Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate (cleansing), Glycine Soja Oil (soybean oil/antioxidant/emollient), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Polysorbate 80 (texture-enhancing), Laureth-4 (texture-enhancing), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (cleansing), Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract, Beta-Glucan (skin-soothing), Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (texture-enhancing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Hexylene Glycol (preservative), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Favorite cleanser I ever tried - sensitive skin / rosacea


I found this cleanser when searching for products that wouldn't irritate my mild-moderate rosacea. A lot of cleansers I tried, even the ones described as for dry skin, anti-aging, rich, etc, still felt way too drying and just not good on my skin. This is by far my favorite and I have been using it for 2 years now. It has a rich texture that definitely doesn't dry my skin out and doesn't irritate it, but it still does a good job cleansing. Only thing it doesn't do particularly well is remove eye makeup, otherwise it's fine to remove makeup with.


Tampa, Florida


Favorite cleanser - have been using for years


This is my daily cleanser, morning and night. I have dry sensitive skin. I wear a little makeup on a daily basis including mascara. My mascara is long-wearing but not waterproof. This takes off all my makeup easily and completely but never dries out my skin or makes it feel tight. Love this product!




Love at first use


I have only used this cleanser once and I'm in love. After washing my face I felt both clean and moisturized. The product did not burn or dry my skin and also did not leave me greasy or feeling not all the way clean.




My go to skin cleanser


I have been using skin recovery moisturizing skin cleanser for years. leaves my skin feeling soft but very clean, doesn't try me out, even though I I have dry skin. I travel with it, would never never use the soap's in the hotel. I often have compliments on my skin.




Love It


I used to have such dry, tight skin but this makes my skin feel super clean yet hydrated.




All around perfect cleaner!


If it ain't broke, don't fix it! This has been my sole cleanser since it came into existence and I usually buy the BIG bottles so I never run out. (Or stock up on sales) What's not to Love? Takes my Makeup off Including Washable Eye Make up Simply/Effectively, Cleanses without Stripping/Drying, Gentle, Moisturizing without Oiliness or Residue. And I follow up with another Winner...Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner twice a day which is a Must Have also of mine. I don't get the responses of awful smell? Really not much of an anything smell to it. Bad batch maybe? Here's hoping the New Kids on the Block won't mess with this fabulous combo!


Central California


Calms my rosacea/acne-prone combination skin!


I love this cleanser! I originally ordered the tester size just to try it out. I have combination skin and am prone to breaking out/redness and inflammation. While I do use acne cleansers, they can be drying and harsh on my sensitive skin. This cleanser removes makeup, nourishes and hydrates, and leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft. I think it has also helped my acne by calming my skin's irritation!


Asheville, NC


Great for sensitive skin!


I love this product! I have seborrhoeic dermatitis and have an excruciating time finding cleansers that don't burn my skin and leave it feeling tight. I have purchased this four times and will continue to use this product. I recently tried PC's CALM Redness Relief Cleanser and it left my skin burning and feeling tight. So, I'm going back to this cleanser! It does an OK job removing makeup, but will not remove all my makeup by itself. Personally, I do not consider this a con. Highly recommended!


New Jersey


Favorite cleanser!


I love this cream cleanser! It's gentle and lightweight and leaves my skin feeling refreshed! It's eleven strong enough to remove most makeup, however I still use a makeup remover before cleansing.

Theresa P

Buffalo, NY


Perfection for my dry skin!


I've used this soothing cleanser as long as Paula's been making it, and nothing else compares for my dry skin. Takes off all makeup completely, but gently, and leaves my skin soft and refreshed. No residue, no tightness, no dryness.


Cleveland, OH



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