DEFENSE Hydrating Gel-to-Cream Cleanser
Based on 5 reviews
This gentle gel-to-cream cleanser removes dirt, oil and makeup, and rinses away skin-damaging pollutants that can cause premature signs of ageing.

DEFENSE Hydrating Gel-to-Cream Cleanser

Based on 5 reviews
This gentle gel-to-cream cleanser removes dirt, oil and makeup, and rinses away skin-damaging pollutants that can cause premature signs of ageing.
  • Superfood complex leaves skin looking fresh and radiant
  • Unique texture transforms from soothing gel to skin-softening cream
  • Use as the first step in your skincare routine
Skin Types:
All Skin Types

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Why is it different?
This water-soluble cleanser transforms from a soothing gel to comforting cream when applied to wet skin yet rinses without a greasy residue.
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What does it do?
Thoroughly removes excess oil, makeup, and skin-damaging debris, leaving skin softer and smoother. A triple-superfood complex helps neutralise damage from surface pollutants on contact.
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How to use
Wet face and apply a small amount of cleanser with gentle circular motions. Rinse well. To remove heavy makeup, repeat or use with a clean, wet washcloth.
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DEFENSE Skin Care System - Our multi-layer defense system to combat around-the-clock environmental skin damage.
Research

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, January 2018, ePublication

Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology, August 2017, pages 311-315; and November 2010, pages 135-142

British Journal of Pharmacology, June 2017, pages 1,195-1,208

Nutrients, December 2016, ePublication

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Volume 62, 2014, pages 542-553

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, June 2013, pages 23-30

Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2012, Volume 52, pages 629-639

Ingredients
Key Ingredients
Product Ingredients Water, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate (cleansing agent), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (cleansing agent), Sodium Lauroamphoacetate (cleansing agent), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (cleansing/lather agent), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Sorbeth-230 Tetraoleate (texture enhancer/emulsifier), Decyl Glucoside (cleansing agent), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Sodium Chloride (stabilizer/texture enhancer), Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate (cleansing agent), Lauric Acid (cleansing agent), Lactic Acid (hydration), Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids (skin-soothing), Sorbitan Laurate (cleansing agent/emulsifier), Coconut Acid (cleansing agent), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (cleansing agent), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Cocoyl Proline (hydration), Sodium Citrate (pH adjuster), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Sodium PCA (skin-replenishing), Sodium Lactate (hydration), Arginine (amino acid/hydration), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols (antioxidant/hydration), Linoleic Acid (skin-restoring), Phospholipids (skin-restoring), Aspartic Acid, PCA, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine (amino acids/hydration), Potassium Citrate (chelating agent), Lactoperoxidase (hydration), Histidine, Phenylalanine (amino acids/hydration), Glucose Oxidase (hydration), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate (preservatives).

Ratings & Reviews

Different approach, good cleanser

5

I purchased this back in October I believe and am still using this up, but I have to say that I quite like it. It is a thick, clear gel but it lathers up pretty nicely and does a good job of removing makeup (although long wear formulas/water resistant are better left to an oil cleanser). This is a little bit of a different approach for PC when it comes to a cleansing formula and I'm happy to see them color outside the lines.

Lisa

FL

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Instant Holy Grail Cleanser

5

I've been using this cleanser for a couple of weeks now, and I cannot believe how soft and comfortable my face feels after rinsing! It also thoroughly cleanses and leaves zero residue - this is soooooo hard to find in a cleanser. This cleanser is GOLD - i look forward to my cleansing step now.

Kayla

New York

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WOW - THE BEST CLEANSER EVER

5

I'm shocked- I also NEVER wrote reviews. I have dry, sensitive skin and have never ever used a cleanser that didnt dry out my skin and make it feel tight. UNTIL NOW! this cleaner is literally hydrating, removes makeup UNBELIEVEABLY WELL, and literally leaves my skin glowing! I AM GENUINELY SHOCKED! Finally, after years and years I have FOUND MY CLEANSER! PLEASE never stop making this! Please!

Tee

Los Angeles

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BEST PC CLEANSER EVER!

5

I have been using PC skincare for over 13 years and I cannot live without it. Unfortunately, it took me a long time to find a cleanser I liked. I used to love using the Skin Balancing cleanser at night, but stopped when oil was added. I used the Hydralight cleanser as my morning cleanser because it is very gentle and does not remove makeup well (hence the morning cleanser). Then my skin changed from an oil slick to dry and flakey with an oily T-zone when I moved to Colorado. I switched to Moisture Boost which has been fine, but I wanted something that worked better for my combination skin. Hooray Defense Hydrating Gel-to-Cream Cleanser!!! This is my perfect cleanser! It cleanses my skin well and my skin is actually less flakey now! Who knew this would be such a gem?! Thank you Paula!

VickiB

Colorado Springs, CO

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Beautiful new cleanser

5

I only have good things to say about this new cleanser! I am probably a little older than the target market for this range but I really love it for a morning cleanse. It feels lovely on the skin as a thick gel and then transforms to a creamy milky liquid. It leaves my skin feeling clean and soft and is a pleasure to use. The only way for it to improve, in my opinion, is if it came in a pump! I'm looking forward to trying the rest of this new range.

Anna

NZ

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