SKIN RECOVERY Softening Cream Cleanser
Based on 269 reviews


SKIN RECOVERY Softening Cream Cleanser
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 269 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:
Extra Sensitive Skin, Dry/Very Dry Skin

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    8 oz
    16 oz

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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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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), Paraffinum Liquidum (emollient), 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

I really wanted it to work


I saw many wonderful comments on this product and was really excited, but I tried it last night along with the moisturizer, but unfortunately I woke up with an allergic reaction all over my cheeks and chin. I'm going to try the line for very sensitive skin and hopefully that will work instead. I was very disappointed.


los angeles


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


pore clogging ingredients


This cleanser is not good if you are acne prone, I tried it and broke out , I did not realize it had soybean oil and Laureth-4 in it . These Two ingredients are known to be comedogenic and pore clogging! Might be good if you do not have any skin problems.


New York


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


Gentle cleanser


This cleanser never leaves my skin feeling stripped, just clean and soft. I do have to use eye makeup remover but that's to be expected with some tough mascara. I have combo skin and have used this for years, the best cleanser!




Not good for my sensitive skin


I loved this when I first started using it. It cleansed my skin without drying it out and seemed gentle. I used it for a long time with no problems, and thus I kept using it even after I began having problems with red, irritated skin and a burning sensation under my eyes. I assumed something else was causing the problem but, unfortunately, I was wrong. I did some research and discovered that one this cleanser's ingredients--Cocamidopropyl Betaine--causes allergic reaction in a small number of people. I stopped using this and other products containing it (it's in a lot of stuff) and my skin calmed down immediately. It is a great cleanser for dry skin but it's misleading to market it for extra-sensitive skin.




A basic, but effective standby


This is one of the cleansers that I like to have on hand while I'm trying new products in case something sensitizes my skin. This doesn't leave my skin feeling tight and itchy like all gel cleansers do. It doesn't feel greasy in my oily areas either, I just use less layers of hydrating and moisturizing products there.


Denver, CO


My HG cleanser for umpteen years


This is the cleanser I have used for my uber-sensitive rosacea skin for most of the last 15 years. Many other cleansers turn me red or feel stripping/drying. This cleanser leaves my skin calm and clean. I love it and will never use anything else unless it is discontinued or reformulated to include something I'm sensitive to.





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