Ok, I will start out by saying I have some issues with Paula. Years ago, when she first broke onto the scene with her books, I loved her. Finally, someone exposing the truth about the beauty industry and all it’s bogus claims, meant to do nothing but separate gullible women from their cash. She preached that we didn’t need to spend a lot on skin care. That eye creams and toners were marketing gimmicks. That ONLY people with dry skin needed to moisturize, and that using moisturizer when you didn’t need it was problematic...but look at her website. A dizzying, overwhelming array of eye creams, toners, and moisturizers for every skin type. And then some. It is absolutely ridiculous. And I HAVE tried a lot of the products. They are ok, nothing to get all excited about. For a year I used her super strength retinol stuff, and a few of the boosters, and saw no marked improvement in my skin - so even HER claims are BS. Not saying some of the products aren’t good, but I certainly wouldn’t call them affordable for everyone, and you can find similar, if not better, skin care products for less.
That all being said, I do like this cleanser. It’s creamy but almost gel-like, and I like to use it in the morning, or at night as the second step after oil cleansing. My skin never feels tight or stripped, but it does the job of removing the oil and whatever makeup is left on my skin. Yes, it has cucumber and aloe, but I don’t see where they justify the $23 price tag for a small bottle. La Roche Posey Toleriane Hydrating Cleanser has an almost identical lotion-gel texture, and is double the amount for $8 less, plus, has ceramides and niacinamide and all that good stuff. So, while I do like it and enjoy using it, i think this PC Cleanser is way overpriced. I won’t be repurchasing.