Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Paula Choice Skin Balancing Cleanser

Now, telling you my experience with Paula Choice Skin Balancing Cleanser. One of the products recommended for my oily and acne prone skin. I got the sample. It contains 1.77 ml and lasted for approximately a week.

Feature
  • Refresh your skin with this light, cushiony cleanser
  • Water-soluble; produces a slight lather with a mild foaming action
  • Easily removes all makeup (except waterproof mascara)
  • 100% fragrance and colorant-free


Ingredients
Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (gentle detergent cleansing agent), Sodium Lauroamphoacetate (amphoteric surfactant*/mild foam booster), Stearic Acid (fatty acid thickener), Hexylene Glycol (slip agent), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (non-volatile plant oil), Glycol Stearate (thickener), Sodium Trideceth Sulfate (emulsifier), Acrylates Copolymer (film-forming agent), Sodium Chloride (stabilizer and pH-adjusting agent), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding agent), Cetearyl Alcohol (thickener), Laureth-4 (emulsifier), Citric Acid (stabilizer), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol (all preservatives).

Directions: Splash the face and eyes generously with tepid to slightly warm water. Spread a nickel-sized amount of cleanser over your fingers and apply it to your face and eyes with vigorous but gentle circular motions. Rinse well. Gently pat dry with a clean towel.

The product texture is white, creamy, and smells like acid.

I intentionally didn’t do any cleansing process at all. I left my face as it was after I arrived home when it’s still covered with BB cream and loose powder. I splashed warm water, squeezed a small amount of the cleanser, and massaged it with circular motion. It dissolved the grime and makeup easily. Finally I rinse off the residue with warm water.
The result was smooth, moist, and clean face. No squeaky or tight feeling. It gave me dewy look after cleansing.
I got no problem with the cleanser, but during my search, I found some reviews state that they got the cleanser’s texture turns to be grainy and harsh after some time.

In my personal opinion, Paula Choice is a brand which may not give us instant result. We need to stick in there for some moment before seeing objectively what it does to our skin.

6 comments:

BT said...

I heard about PC long ago, they seemed to have affordable good product for oilier skin.

twinsouls888 said...

Hello girl, tnx so much for the BB Cream recommendation, really appreciate it. I'll check it out ^_^
Very nice review of the cleanser , but I'm currently happy with my HG cleanser, a bar of soap ahaha (Kojic Acid soap). ^_^

xoxo
ems

Ceecile ~Priscilla Clara~ ^^ said...

smells like acid? must be no perfume added ya? hmm.. it means good for sensitive skin, also I see there's aloe vera in there.. all and all, I think it's a good product too! ^^

twinsouls888 said...

Halo girl, tnx for visitin' and for the sweet comments too ^_^


Have a very happy weekend ;)

xoxo
ems

mapple said...

@BT I'm a newbie in PC .. that was my first experience with PC ^^
@ceecile yes they contains no fragrance. Skin friendly!
@Ems seems like I have to look at your HG review :)

Lumiele said...

ini bagus ya sist??harga na brp tuhh?