This one-of-a-kind, gentle cleansing face scrub whisks away makeup, sunscreen and impurities while renewing skin with round, biodegradable jojoba beads.

The UnScrub

Based on 60 reviews
This one-of-a-kind, gentle cleansing face scrub whisks away makeup, sunscreen and impurities while renewing skin with round, biodegradable jojoba beads.
  • Thoroughly cleanses without disrupting skin's barrier
  • Natural, dissolvable beads gently cleanse skin
  • Milky, gel texture rinses easily
  • Use alone or as one step of a double cleanse
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
    4 oz
    Travel Size...
Why is it different?

This mild face scrub, with a milky-gel texture contains pressure-sensitive, environmentally friendly, round jojoba beads that naturally dissolve as you cleanse, making it impossible to over-scrub and cause micro-tears in your skin.

What does it do?

The UnScrub removes makeup, sunscreen and impurities leaving skin feeling ultra-clean, soft and healthy-looking.

How to use

Wet face and apply a small amount in gentle, circular motions. Rinse well. To remove heavy makeup, repeat or use with a clean, soft, wet washcloth. If double cleansing, use before or after your other favorite Paula's Choice cleanser.

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Party Prep Primer Kit.

Journal of Italian Dermatology and Venereology, December 2013, pages 687-691

International Journal of Toxicology, September-October 2013, pages 22S-48S

Dermatology Research and Practice, August 2012, ePublication

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, December 2008, pages 268-274; and June 2007, pages 75-82

Product Ingredients

Aqua (water), Jojoba Esters (cleansing beads), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Glycerin (skin replenishing), PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate cleansing agent), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (texture enhancer), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Decyl Glucoside (cleansing agent), PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether (cleansing agent), Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol (texture enhancers), Polyacrylamide (suspending agent), Soapberry (Sapindus Mukurossi) Peel Extract (cleansing agent/antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (skin-soothing antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Xanthan Gum (texture enhancer), C13-14 Isoparaffin (texture enhancer), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Laureth-7 (texture enhancer), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin (preservatives).

Ratings & Reviews



A scrub that doesn't tear up your skin! PC did a really great job with this product. I had sworn off manual scrubs for a loooooong time because they just aren't made well (with the exception of the one from the brand Pai, which is gentle and also uses biodegradable jojoba beads like the UnScrub... my knock on Pai's scrub is that it felt too oily for me (and I think it also contains some fragrant/essential oils, which makes that a no-no for me!). I really love how the UnScrub makes my skin feel. It's just the luxurious "give yourself a spa treatment" type of product that I have been missing for so long. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a "miracle" product, but that doesn't mean it won't have a special place in my regular routine 1x/week, in the shower, as a second cleanse. I do recommend using it in the shower - something about the warm water and steam from the shower, eyes closed, slowly massaging the scrub on my face... I imagine standing under a warm waterfall... lol I know this sounds weird but just trust me; it's a really nice minute or two of heaven and this busy girl will take what she can get!






Love this scrub. I'm so glad Paula finally came out with this. I love that the little beads dissolve.



Lovely with perfect cleansing


I got this as a sample, then tried the travel size, and I'll be upgrading to the full size. The texture is a loose cream with tiny soft beads; the smell is odd but not off-putting. It cleans beautifully, feels soothing, and doesn't bother my skin that can easily get red and dry. I've been using as a the oil-based step in a double cleanse, and I love to use it in the evening.


Boston, MA


The "UNSCRUB" of your life,get ready to be smooth!!!


With my sensitive skin that is also oily/blackhead/acne prone its been impossible to use a scrub or even washcloth without turning more red,so i decide to give unscrub a try for a little physical exfoliation.Well it is super gentle and didn't leave me red or irritated,but i think i will be using in am since i use CLEAR bha exfoliant at night.I am wondering about the emollients that are front and center in this product and if it will cause blackhead/breakout issues for us prone to the clog,so i am following up with my daily cleanser.




So cushiony and soft


I received a trial size in my last order and used it several times. I really like this cleanser, it's not harsh and scratchy at all, it feels cushiony, the jojoba beads feel soft and gentle and slowly dissolve while you are cleansing your face. I have rosacea so I was very cautious when I first tired it but I love it. I will be purchasing a full size with my next order. It is perfect to smooth the skin without damage and cleanses gently and deeply.




Genius Product


Just received this product in the trial size. It's something I wouldn't have ordered for myself but, wow it's amazing. It is a nice exfoliant that dissolves as you rub it in. Imo it's the perfect amount of scrub and lasts long enough to do the work it needs to. I have never had a scrub that the scrub part dissolved while using it. The one issue that I had is some of the little scrub beads got into my hair line. I'm sure that was my user error though and will be careful not to get it to close to my hair line next time. My skin felt clean and soft after using it. Not red or dry. Really like this unscrub.


Camarillo, CA


Love this stuff


I received a sample of the unscrub with my first Paula's Choice order. I wasn't sure what to expect- whether the micro beads would be scratchy or not. Oh my word- it was like honey- they were so gentle on my skin and then just melted away like butter. I'm pretty sure my face had an out of body experience that day. LOL I have no idea if there were any results from the usage but honestly I don't even care about that- it just made my skin feel like a newborn baby's skin. To me you can't get any better than that. Yes, I highly recommend.


Hickory, NC


I will purchase a full size with my next order!


I just used the sample I received today and I have to say how impressed I am.I have very oily sensitive skin and this left me oil free but not stripped and caused no irritation. I will be ordering a full size with my next purchase.

Sheryl B

Ontario, Canada


Great Stuff


I really like this mild but effective cleanser! No scrubbing needed to revel clean and soft skin.




I LOVE this scrub


I have been using Paula's Choice for 5 years and will never switch to another skin care line, however this is my first review because I wanted to make sure this product doesn't go anywhere! I have oily/combination skin that is prone to breakouts. I have been using a Clarisonic for several years, however I have stopped using the Clarisonic in favor of this Unscrub because I feel like it cleans thoroughly without antagonizing the skin AT ALL. I use gentle circular motions (the beads last a little longer that way) and after rinsing, my face is refreshed and clean with no residue but certainly not stripped. Please keep this around and maybe consider a larger tube of product in the future 🙂


Austin, TX



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