SKIN RECOVERY Softening Cream Cleanser
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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 153 reviews

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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
Concerns:
Redness, Rosacea, Eczema

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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 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.
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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.
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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

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

Ingredients
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 (stabiliser), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Hexylene Glycol (preservative), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative).

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4.4

(based on 153 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (111)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (4)
  • Softens skin (4)
  • Leaves clean feel (3)
  • Moisturises (3)
  • Soothes skin (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (7)
  • Daily use (5)
  • Dry skin (4)
  • Combination skin (3)
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    • Brand buyer (3)

Reviewed by 153 customers

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5.0

Best cleanser for dry, sensitive skin

By Sandra

from Waikato, New Zealand

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Leaves skin moisturised
  • Moisturises
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin
  • Very gentle

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    I have been using this fabulous cleanser for over 6 months now, and I would not change anything! I love that is available is 2 sizes, and is good value for money. My skin feels so nice and moisturised after cleansing with this product.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery from Paula's Choice across the ditch to New Zealand is super quick, about 3 days, sometimes less!
    Great customer service !

     
    5.0

    I love this product

    By Doctor D

    from Melbourne, Victoria

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturising

    Cons

    • Doesn't Remove Makeup

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dry Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Skin Recovery Cleanser - 237 ml:

    I can't imagine I'll ever try another cleanser now that I've found this product. For a long time, I didn't even use cleanser. I grew up in the early 2000s with Clearasil and similar cleansers that stripped everything from my skin and left it super sensitive, tight and dry. They never did anything for my pimples as a teenager and, now that I'm older, have given up on make-up and am more prone to dermatitis than pimples, I saw no reason to unleash their harshness on my sensitive skin. A bit of warm water was all I used for years. But when, in the lead-up to my wedding, I invested in my first Paula's products and got a sample of this cleanser, I was converted. It's hardly drying at all. In fact, all I need to do to rebalance my skin perfectly after use is to apply my toner while my skin is still dewy from the shower. My husband now uses it too and it doesn't cause any irritation to his very sensitive, dry, pimple- and rosacea-prone skin. I love that it comes in an extra-large value pack, especially because I now like using it on my neck and chest, too.
    I would, and do, recommend this product to anyone. The only downside is that it's not very effective at removing makeup. Makeup wearers might like a stronger formula, but if you have sensitive skin I recommend wiping make-up off with a tissue or sponge dipped in moisturiser before cleansing (did you know that a simple moisturiser like Sorbaline removes makeup better than most make-up removers?)

     
    2.0

    Didn't love it

    By Jacq

    from Adelaide, AU

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

    • Drying
    • Irritates Skin
    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Skin Recovery Cleanser - 237 ml:

    I was hoping this would be the cleanser for me as I've been trialing a few PC products and have had some pretty unfortunate reactions (which I haven't been able to attribute to any particular product as yet). Contrary to other reviews, I found that this product made my skin feel very tight after I cleansed with it, which was unexpected. It didn't really soothe my skin either, which was what I was also hoping for.
    Overall, it was ok, but wouldn't give it as high a rating as others have.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not great

    By Emma

    from Wollongong, AU

    Pros

    • Moisturises
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Skin Recovery Cleanser - 237 ml:

    This might be good for people with super sensitive skin or skin that has recently had a peel or acid treatment, but it didn't work for me as a daily cleanser, I found it just doesn't cleanse my skin that well, I still feel grimy after 1 wash, so I do it 2-3 times, disappointing that I bought the largest bottle of it. Much prefer the other cleansers over this one.

     
    5.0

    Lovely hydrating cleanser!

    By Sinead

    from NZ

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Moisturises
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Skin Recovery Cleanser - 237 ml:

      This is my favourite cleanser EVER!! I love the feel of this on my skin and it rinses off so easily without making your skin feel tight or sore.

       
      4.0

      Seriously love this cleanser!

      By KK

      from Melbourne, AU

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Moisturising

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Dry Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Skin Recovery Cleanser - 237 ml:

        I am in my early twenties and have always had perfect skin growing up. I was lucky enough to miss acne/pimples/the horrible skin stage. Not long after my 21st birthday I started getting minor breakouts, but for me they seemed seriously major!
        I wanted something easy to use and gentle on the skin while being really effective. I have paid big money for skin care products but have not found anything as good as this cleanser. It's super gentle on the skin, feels hydrating and my skin feels clean and moisturised after I've used it. I couldn't recommend this product more! Thank-you Paula for giving me my confidence back.

         
        5.0

        Perfect for sensitive skin

        By Dani

        from Auckland, NZ

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Skin Recovery Cleanser - 237 ml:

          I have oily sensitive skin. Difficult to find a cleanser, that respects my sensitive/red, yet oily skin, with the abilty to cleanse away the oil, at the same time. This works a treat. I do use a make-up removing cleansing cloth, prior to this, but finalise with this cleanser, to remove the last remnants, and it makes my skin feel clean, pure, and refreshed. Doesn't leave a greasy residue at all, yet skin still feels soft. Doesn't leave skin feeling dry or tight. Love this cleanser. Will keep coming back to this one. Haven't found any other cleanser as good as this one, for my tricky oily/sensitive skin type.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love it!

          By Backcountry Luv

          from Des Moines Iowa

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin
            • Dry Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Skin Recovery Cleanser - 237 ml:

            I love this product. I've tried at least 100 different facial cleansers for my slightly sensitive skin. I have mostly nice skin, with minor issues...mild redness on chin and sides of nose, larger pores on nose, dry skin in winter, combo skin in summer. This cleanser seems to be the answer. I love this cleanser because it removes all but a little mascara. My skin feels very pleasant afterward. It seems to keep my occasional monthly breakouts to a minimum. It feels nice and does not irritate my eyes. My only complaint is the packaging. When you get to last half of the bottle, you have to tap/pound it against your palm or counter to move the thick cream to the top dispenser. It also leaks an oily liquid if you store it upside down (for quick dispensing) or lay it on it side for travel.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Sally M.

            from Undisclosed

            Site Member

            Comments about Skin Recovery Cleanser - 237 ml:

            I have used this for years and years- and I love it!I have dry skin which is sensitive and reacts as 'tight' and uncomfortable when I use other cleansers or even just when I use water. My skin feels clean, but does not sting nor feel tight with this pruduct. Not sure about reducing redness, however I don't react to it nor does it make my face red/irritated. The best! (Only suggestion would be to bring back the pump!)

             
            1.0

            experienced bad skin reaction

            By Rowena

            from Undisclosed

            Site Member

            Comments about Skin Recovery Cleanser - 237 ml:

            I was using the Resist Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser & and tried this as an alternative cheaper option for my dry sensitive skin. After a few uses, my skin became very red, itchy & inflamed and it took almost 1 week for it to subside. I was very surprised at this skin reaction as it is aimed towards those with sensitive skin. After experiencing this, I promptly went back to using the Resist Hydrating Cleanser with much better results.

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