SKIN BALANCING Oil-Reducing Cleanser
Based on 307 reviews

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

SKIN BALANCING Oil-Reducing Cleanser

Based on 307 reviews

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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:
Enlarged Pores

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    237 ml
    A$30.00
    473 ml
    A$44.00
    Sample
    A$1.00

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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

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4.4

(based on 307 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (226)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (9)
  • Balances skin (8)
  • Gentle (7)
  • Not greasy (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Combination skin (7)
  • Daily use (6)
  • Oily skin (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget buyer (5), Beauty conscious (3), Brand buyer (3)

Reviewed by 307 customers

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3.0

Smells disgusting

By Anna

from Auckland Nz

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Have only used this product for one week so hard to say if it has improved anything but it definitely doesn't strip your skin from moisture/oils

The only thing I hate is the smell so far. To me it smells like vomit and I feel like I need to wash it off as soon as possible because I just can't stand the smell

Service and delivery comments:

Good delivery fast and packaged nice

 
5.0

This is perfect

By Sam

from New Zealnad

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Shifting away from high end, highly fragranced and expensive cleansers I was seeking a fragrance free effective product and this is perfect. I love this cleanser and it does exactly what it says on the tin. Removed my makeup, even the eyes, with ease and left my skin feeling clean, but not tight in the slightest. My days of searching are over, this is my go to. Less is more, increasingly reading the need to not double cleanse by experts,( not beauty therapists )and keeping my routine simple. This is my am and pm cleanser and it is paying dividends, my skin is loving it.

    Service and delivery comments:

    super as always

     
    5.0

    Repurchased multiple times

    By Sarahw9

    from Australia

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin

      Comments about Skin Balancing Cleanser - 237 ml:

      This product does what I want, cleanes well without leaving the skin dry.

       
      5.0

      Best cleanser for slightly oily skin - have used for years

      By Pradahunta

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin

        Comments about Skin Balancing Cleanser - 237 ml:

        I have been using this for years now and together with the 2% BHA liquid, i do not get monthly breakouts anymore at all. Brilliant!

         
        4.0

        Great for makeup removal

        By Linda

        from AU

        About Me Break Out Prone, Combination Skin, Sensitive Skin

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Removes Makeup

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Skin Balancing Cleanser - 237 ml:

        I've tried a number of Paula's Choice cleansers, this one is my favourite. It's creamy, forms a nice lather and removes my foundation easily. It leaves my skin feeling very nice and clean. I find I can feel a bit dry after using this but once I put my Earth Sourced toner on it's fine. My one complaint it that its too drying to use more than once a day, I use this cleanser at night to take my makeup off and the Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Cleanser in the morning - that one is not as drying but doesn't remove make up as well

         
        5.0

        Holy Grail Cleanser

        By Kona

        from Melbourne, AU

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Skin Balancing Cleanser - 237 ml:

            I've used so many cleansers in the past but never knew they could get this good! Along with PC BHA, this cleanser has made my skin completely clear. The soft feeling after this is also amazing.

             
            5.0

            My sensitive skin has never been better

            By G

            from Melbourne

            About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Enlarged Pores
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Skin Balancing Cleanser - 237 ml:

              I've been using this product for a couple of months, and my skin has cleared up so much. I've been getting way less pimples and obvious blackheads. I use it twice a day and lightly moisturise afterwards, and my skin it so soft! I never write reviews, but I had to say how helpful this cleanser has been for me, especially since I bought it as a random choice.
              Would completely recommend for anyone with sensitive oily/combination skin

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Caused clogged pores

              By Yanti Tiurma

              from Singapore

              About Me Acne Prone Skin

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Ineffective
                • Not Cleansing Enough

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Skin Balancing Cleanser - 237 ml:

                  I don't find this product good for me who have acne prone skin. I have been using Paula's Choice for quite number of years and really grateful for the products range I use have cleared my acnes. For cleanser I usually use Clear Pore Normalising Cleanser. Few months back it was out of stock so I ordered this Balanced Cleanser. Sadly, it doesn't cleanses as clean as Clear Cleanser and caused me to have clogged pores. I will never order this Balance Cleanser ever again.

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice surprise

                  By Claire

                  from Tasmania, Aus

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Gentle
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Combination Skin
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Skin Balancing Cleanser - 237 ml:

                    Surprising how nice this is, very simple and easy to use. A bottle lasts me forever, I have just ran out and am beginning to break out again, so it must have been doing its job well. Over use can make my skin slightly dry, but in moderation it leaves a lovely clean and soft feel!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it! A little goes a long way...

                    By Poodle Pony Girl

                    from Wellington, NZ

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Balances Skin
                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Combination Skin
                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Skin Balancing Cleanser - 237 ml:

                      What can I say?! I love this stuff :)

                      I have combination skin and when I started using this product I had the 'tight' feeling that people have mentioned. I soon realised I was using WAY too much and reduced the amount - the tightness went away and my skin felt soft and clean.

                      When I say a little goes a long way, I've had my 237mL bottle since the start of August and I'm only starting to get low; that's with twice daily cleansing.

                      I would definitely recommend that you try a sample, just watch how much you use.

                      For those that are interested I use this product in conjunction with PC 8% AHA gel, 2% BHA liquid, non PC moisturiser and SPF 15+ Skin Balancing moisturiser.

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