SKIN BALANCING Oil-Reducing Cleanser
Based on 309 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 309 reviews

Details

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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Variations

    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 309 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (228)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (8)
  • Combination skin (7)
  • Oily skin (4)
  • Sensitive skin (4)
  • Enlarged pores (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget buyer (5), Beauty conscious (4), Brand buyer (3), Minimalist (3)

Reviewed by 309 customers

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5.0

The BEST!!

By AB

from Australia

About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Have been using this product for years. LOVE it Honestly won't know what I'd do if I didn't have Pauls Choice. Highly recommend this face wash :)

     
    5.0

    Amazing!

    By Ashxo

    from NZ

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturises
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Sensitive Skin

      I removed any makeup beforehand, used about as much as a 10c piece at once. It is so soft! it's like liquid velvet. Definitely made my skin feel so clean yet it doesn't make your skin feel tight or dry. Usually with normal cleansers (if you have oily skin) it'll be greasy within 10 minutes of washing your face. This didn't happen. It cleans deep into your pores and you can feel afterwards. My skin felt very light and fresh and i couldn't see any clogged pores or shininess. 10/10 will buy again.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Arrived within a couple days of ordering, packaged well :)

       
      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.

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