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Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Softening Cream Cleanser
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on 11/12/2016 2:40:00 PM
More reviews by aya2me
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
OMG!HG! Read please!! I have tried everything for taking off my makeup, from Bioderma h20, wipes, Clinique balm, everything!! But this is a hidden gem! It takes my makeup off like nothing else one swipe and splash your face and all of the sunscreen & heavy makeup and mascara everything is off!! I bought it because the UK YouTuber Nadine Bardott she said exactly what it is! Highly highly recommend this stuff. I jave tried the clear to one and it does not take off makeup like this and makes my skin a little bit dryer but this one doesn't!
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 6/23/2016 8:47:00 AM
More reviews by bjeleruze
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I use this with the Skin recovery toner, mask and moisturizer and I'm soooo satisfied with all of them. This is the perfect creamy cleanser, with perhaps not the sexiest packaing but def travel-friendly. I'm so glad I tried this brand, nowadays I don't buy a product unless Paula Beogun recommends it on the Beautypedia site :)
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 6/13/2016 8:28:00 PM
More reviews by loveandtruth
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
This was my HG cleanser for YEARS! It was gentle, yet removed sunscreen and makeup with ease. Despite being clog-prone, I never had any issues. Then...(as PC seems to be all-too-fond of doing these days) they had to go and screw-up a good thing. The reformulation was/is awful. Little-to-no removal of makeup (I was left with smeared eye makeup, whereas it removed it beautifully before-no need for a separate product) and it was break-out city, besides. To add further insult to injury, I believe I was told that I would have to pay return shipping when I contacted PC about how displeased I was with the new product. I also noticed that my negative review never made it to onto their page. I've noticed that only my glowing reviews do! So, something to keep in mind...I only revisited MUA's reviews for this product, hoping to find a "dupe". Some say the "Calm Redness" for Normal-Dry skin is similar, while others say it is more similar to "Moisture Boost" (which I never cared for).
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 2/21/2016 3:49:00 AM
More reviews by Vesnichka
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This was the first product from PC i tried and I am very disappointed. I am glad I bought only the sample. At first it seemed pleasant and didn't irritate my skin or eyes while washing. But it left a sticky residue that I couldn't wash away and what's worse, it made my skin very itchy- so much that I woke at night and had to scratch my face! I've got face full of pimples now. Don't recommend this to anyone.
on 1/27/2016 4:31:00 PM
More reviews by TeeC
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I was happy w/ this product until it was reformulated. While I can't be certain (there are so many variables), I believe the reformulated product irritated my sensitive skin w/ rosacea. I'm using PC's Calm Redness Relief cleanser now which is the same as PC's Moisture Boost (per the FAQ's for each product on the PC site). The PC website still says Skin Recovery Cleanser is a good product for rosacea but I've moved on. Calm/Moisture Boost seems like the original version of Skin Recovery and so far, it is helping my skin recover from PC's Skin Recovery Cleanser! I gave the packaging one lippy because it did not come w/ a pump and while PC used to sell pumps, they eventually did away w/ them.
on 12/19/2015 11:39:00 AM
More reviews by Lorel1
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Notice areas of my face breaking out where I normally don't:/ On the flip side, it does not irritate my skin! If you are not acne prone, this is nice! Won't continue using this!
on 11/10/2015 2:46:00 PM
More reviews by kmclallen
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
EDIT**** I think my skin due to age has just gotten more and more sensitive, I have used this cleanser for years and loved it, bought backups etc., recently my skin has lost it's mind, breaking out - I'm sure it's hormonal but I finally figured it out, this cleanser is even to harsh for me, I couldn't believe it either... I have found Graydon's aloe cleanser with several other products in that line, my skin is almost perfect. Good Luck Everyone!I have been reading a few pretty bad reviews, I was worried that they changed the formula. I have been using this for about a year.. the best cleanser I have ever used. It's even better for me than Cetaphil. Cleans my face and I have never broken out or it's never stung or anything.. just cleans my face, keeps it moisturized. I just bought it again about 2 months ago, so unless they've changed the formula since then ... this stuff is still excellent for me, and I would never use anything else, I have two large bottles, on by my sink and one in the shower and many samples for traveling. I also use the toner.. I've tried everything under the sun twice for my face, breaks out, dries out, except for when I use this.. which is everyday - twice a day. Keep in mind though, this cleanser does not take off makeup, I use refined coconut oil for my waterproof mascara (there's nothing better ) and Neutrogena's make up wipes on my face before I use the cleanser. Paula's choice sells this in samples as well.
on 11/10/2015 2:01:00 PM
More reviews by katiekoll
If I was rating the old formulation I would have given it a 5. I have rosacea and I have been able to keep it under control with the help of the old cleanser. It was very soothing, took off my makeup well and did not leave my skin tight or break me out. Now my skin is a mess with the new formulation. I noticed my skin was more red when using and I was getting little pimples at first. I gave it a break and tried it again and now my rosacea is worse than it has ever been and I am left with a rash with tiny pimples all over. When looking at the ingredients I can not figure out what is so different to cause this reaction. It is very upsetting because now I am stuck without a cleanser because I have not been able to find one that doesn't irritate. So to be fair, I guess I have highly sensitive skin, but the old formulation was a godsend.
5 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 10/28/2015 6:13:00 AM
More reviews by MakeupDollyBun
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I finally found the right cleanser for my skin! I have a very sensitive combination skin, both dry and a bit oily as well, prone to spots and blackheads. This doesn't irritate my skin which almost every other cleansers i tried before did so i'm very impressed. It don't dry out my skin which is a big plus because water really dries out my skin and you need to wash of this cleanser with water. I'm prone to redness as well and this don't make my face red after cleansing. I'm so impressed! My skin is so problematic and this one work wonders! I went back and bought the bigger size. I use it this all year round!
on 8/30/2015 7:28:00 PM
More reviews by jann8
Age: 56 & Over
I used to love this cleanser. In fact, I ordered it for years. My skin felt clean.It removed my makeup, didn't dry out my skin or cause breakouts, and rinsed off completely. Now, it's pure crap. The formula must have been altered because it doesn't rinse off well and my face feels STICKY with this cleanser. No matter how small amount I apply and how long I rinse my face, my face doesn't feel clean, just tacky and sticky. Complete fail.
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