RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser
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RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser
A gentle daily cleanser that helps balance moisture while removing makeup, impurities and excess oil.

RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser

Based on 18 reviews

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A gentle daily cleanser that helps balance moisture while removing makeup, impurities and excess oil.
  • Thoroughly and gently cleanses skin
  • Contains skin-restoring ingredients
  • Unique pearlescent cream-to-foam formula
  • Use as the first step in your AM/PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Oily Skin
Concerns:
Anti-Ageing, Enlarged Pores

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    190 ml
    A$33.00
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Why is it different?
RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser is an advanced anti-ageing, pore-reducing cleanser specially formulated to gently remove excess oil and makeup without disturbing skin’s protective barrier.
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What does it do?
Removes makeup and excess oil to help visibly reduce enlarged pores and leave skin with a refreshed feeling. Replenishing ingredients such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid help condition skin, leaving it feeling exceptionally smooth, soft, and younger-looking after cleansing.
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How to use
Wet face and apply a small amount of cleanser (1-2 pumps) 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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Recommended For You

Research American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2003, issue 2, pages 107-29

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

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

International Journal of Toxicology, 2001, supplement 1, pages 21-45

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

Dermato-Endocrinology, July 2012, issue 3, pages 253-8

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

Ingredients
Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (cleansing), Stearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Glycol Distearate (texture-enhancing), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Acrylates Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP (hydration/skin replenishing), Phytosphingosine (skin-restoring), Phospholipids, Sphingolipids (hydration/skin replenishing), Lecithin (skin-restoring), Arginine (amino acid/hydration/skin replenishing), Cholesterol (hydration/skin replenishing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (hydration/skin-soothing), Disodium EDTA (stabiliser), Sodium Chloride (stabiliser), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum, Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives), Caprylyl Glycol.

Ratings & Reviews

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Paula's Choice SkincareResist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser - 190 ml
 
3.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (7)
  • Balances skin (6)
  • Gentle (6)
  • Improves skin texture (6)
  • Not greasy (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Combination skin (7)
  • Daily use (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (6)

Reviewed by 18 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favourite cleanser at last

By Lisbeth

from Sydney

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturising
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser - 190 ml:

    A much-improved version of the Resist cleanser. I found the original didn't clean my skin well enough but now that there that there is this version for combination skin, it's become my go-to cleanser. Only use a small amount as it becomes a creamy soft lather as you rub it on your skin and you'll only waste it otherwise. My skin feels great after rinsing and this cleanser fits in so well with my skin routine that I now have fewer blackheads, if any.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Irritated my skin!

    By Jaydeeeeee

    from Australia

    Pros

      Cons

      • Drying
      • Irritates Skin
      • Not Effective
      • Tight Feeling

      Best Uses

        Comments about Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser - 190 ml:

        I've had acne on and off for about 5 years now and decided to give this product a go because of the good reviews. I used this product for well over 8 weeks in the hope that it would clear up my acne. I found that it dried out my skin and left it feeling tight. My pimples were not improving and were becoming huge, red and inflamed. I decided to try out an oil cleanser for 5 weeks and it didn't cause my existing spots to become irritated at all, but I was nervous that it would cause blackheads to form which would result in more acne. I decided to give the 'resist' cleanser another go in the hopes it would work better for me this time.

        Immediately after using this product my skin felt tight and dry. The next day I woke up to find the small spots I had had become huge, deep, inflamed and painful pimples. I'm really disappointing that this product didn't work for me and I'm not sure why I had such a bad reaction to it.

        Paula's Choice is a great brand and I love some of their products, I just want other girls like me with sensitive, oily, acne-prone skin to be aware that this product may not work for them.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Okay...

        By Lee

        from Australia

        Pros

        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser - 190 ml:

            It does a decent job of removing make up but I still need to use eye make up remover for mascara and eyeliner. It doesn't seems to irritate my skin but it hasn't done anything for my minimising my pore size.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            New favourite cleanser!

            By LilLesbian

            from Australia

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturises
            • Non-drying
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser - 190 ml:

              I have struggled to find a good cleanser for a very long time. The past 2 years I've been switching around a lot trying to find one that works for me.

              This cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean, soft and smooth. It does NOT dry it out or leave it feeling tight, as a result my skin doesn't over-produce oil after using it. I only need a quarter - a half a pump, a little goes a long way. It also removes makeup really well.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery was quick and everything arrived in perfect condition.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Soft and Creamy Cleanser

              By florence

              from sydney

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Moisturising

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin

                Comments about Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser - 190 ml:

                So impressed with this cleanser, its soft and gentle and removes makeup without drying out skin and leaving a tight feeling

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love it - effectiv

                By Anna

                from Sydney, AU

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Gentle

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser - 190 ml:

                  Oh wow - a cleanser that tackles my oily skin, without drying out the
                  I am allergic to many of the foaming agents and detergents used in cleansers from face washes to toothpaste. The sample confirmed that it is safe, even after a few washes.

                  I have been using this product for about a year. It cleans well and has helped clear up my very acne-prone skin. The fragrance is quite plain and rinses away. You probably won't need the full depth of the pump to fully wash your face unless you have a lot of make-up on.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The best cleanser thus far

                  By SPAN

                  from Wellington, NZ

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Gentle
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Moisturising
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Combination Skin

                    Comments about Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser - 190 ml:

                    For years, I have only used branded products from Clinique to Clarins to Estee Lauder. Apart from Clarins that did balance my acne prone combination skin, none of the products worked long term. The cleanser leaves my skin soft, moisturized and supple. It is unlike the common supermarket or couture brands. Just one pump is good enough for the whole face (without make up). With make up I usually wash twice (i.e. with two pumps).

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Gentle, non-drying, softening cleanser

                    By Delia

                    from Auckland, NZ

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Balances Skin
                    • Gentle
                    • Improves Skin Texture
                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Moisturizing
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone Skin
                      • All Skin Types
                      • Combination Skin
                      • Daily Use
                      • Dry Skin
                      • Oily Skin
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser - 190 ml:

                      I've been using this cleanser daily for two weeks now, I find it to be super gentle but also very cleansing, it removes all traces of make up. My skin doesn't have that dry, taut feeling some cleaners can leave you with.

                      I have skin that's prone to hormonal, cystic acne, and also, at 30, wrinkles are starting to become a concern, so what I look for a cleanser is something balancing, cleansing, but not too drying and this ticks all the boxes.

                      I've been using this alongside the BHA Pore Refining Treatment, the Super Balancing Super Antioxidant Serum and the Resist Intensive Repair Cream. Have had great results so far, will be interested to see if my fine lines soften over the next couple of months.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Too drying for me

                      By Jbp

                      from Vic

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Leaves Clean Feel
                      • Not Greasy

                      Cons

                      • Dries Out Skin

                      Best Uses

                      • Not sure

                      Comments about Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser - 190 ml:

                      Like the texture and smell and it seems to remove makeup but too drying for me- even when I really dilute with lots of water. leaves face feeling a bit tight and stripped. Pumps out way too much too. Not for me- combo skin but also prone to dehydrated patches so will go back to something creamy.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Too dry for my skin

                      By Bunny23

                      from Melbourne, AU

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Leaves Clean Feel

                      Cons

                      • Dries Out Skin

                      Best Uses

                      • Oily Skin

                      Comments about Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser - 190 ml:

                      I purchased enough samples of this product to try out for about 3 days. The product gives a clean and fresh skin, however, my skin feels tight and dry after using it. On the second day I had some rashes, possibly due to excess drying of the skin. This product is definitely not for me, but I am glad that samples are available for try out than to invest in a full bottle. I bought a few other samples as well and I cant wai't to try them after my skin heals. Hopefully I can find a product that I can use for my skin type.

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