Face Cleanser

Face Wash and Cleansers By Paula’s Choice

Cleansing sets the stage for everything else that takes place on the skin. Getting this step right every time ensures you're getting the most out of your skin care routine. 

Regardless of whether you need a cleanser for acne-prone skin to erase pore-clogging impurities, a soothing cleanser to calm redness, an oil-reducing cleanser to balance, or a hydrating cleanser to combat flaking, we have the right face cleanser for you. Experience the difference of our carefully crafted formulations and unlock the potential of your skin care routine.

What is the Difference Between Face Wash and Facial Cleansers?

The face wash is a specialised cleanser targeting specific skin issues, especially for acne-prone or oily skin. Formulated with active ingredients like salicylic acid, it deeply cleanses, eliminating impurities and excess sebum that can contribute to breakouts.

Facial cleansers, on the other hand, encompass a broader range, suitable for various skin types and concerns. They are gentle, suitable for daily use, and ideal for sensitive skin. By effectively cleansing without stripping natural moisture, they promote a balanced and refreshed complexion. 

Choosing between a face wash and facial cleanser depends on your skin type and concerns. Targeted face washes are beneficial for acne-prone or oily skin, while gentle facial cleansers are more suitable for sensitive or dry skin. 

Our Face Wash and Cleansers Leave No One Behind

Face Wash Products for Men

Men's skin requires specialised face wash products tailored to their unique needs. With thicker skin, larger pores, and increased sebum production, men are more prone to excess oil and clogged pores. The right face wash is thus essential to remove surface impurities and excess oil and prepares the skin for a closer shave. 

Face Wash Products for Women

With thinner skin, smaller pores, and hormonal fluctuations, women may experience different skin concerns, such as dryness, sensitivity, or hormonal acne. Our non-irritating facial cleansers for women are formulated to address these specific concerns and provide gentle yet effective cleansing. 

Our Facial Washes and Cleansers Support a Variety of Skin Types

At Paula's Choice skin care, we have developed a range of non-irritating facial washes and cleansers that cater to different skin types, concerns, and preferences. Whether you have oily, dry, combination, or sensitive skin, our cleansers are formulated to address your specific concerns and promote a balanced complexion. 

Sensitive Skin

For sensitive skin, consider this mild face wash:

EARTH SOURCED Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel is formulated with 99% natural ingredients and effectively removes impurities without stripping the skin's moisture. Experience a refreshing and clean feeling while maintaining a balanced complexion. 

Oily Skin

To combat excess oil production, consider incorporating these products into your skin care routine: 

Our SKIN BALANCING Oil-Reducing Cleanser is formulated to remove impurities and makeup while soothing the skin. Experience a clean, refreshed, and shine-free complexion.

Dry Skin

For a hydrating cleanse, even with dry skin, consider these products:

Our RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser is a gentle yet effective cleanser specifically formulated to nourish and replenish dry skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and refreshed. It helps to remove impurities while maintaining the skin's moisture barrier, promoting a soft and supple complexion. 

Only the Best Ingredients Just for You

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a powerful ingredient for face wash and cleansers due to its ability to exfoliate and penetrate deep into the pores. It helps to dissolve oil and unclog pores, making it effective for treating acne and preventing breakouts.

Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide is a highly effective ingredient in face wash and cleansers for acne-prone skin. It works by killing acne-causing bacteria, reducing inflammation, and unclogging pores. Benzoyl peroxide is particularly beneficial for treating whiteheads and blackheads, as well as preventing future breakouts. 

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract is a beneficial ingredient in face wash and cleansers due to its soothing and hydrating properties. It helps to calm and relieve irritation, making it ideal for sensitive or reactive skin. Aloe extract also provides moisturizing benefits, helping to maintain the skin's natural hydration and prevent dryness.

Shop From Our Variety of Facial Products

Facial Cleansers

Our collection of facial cleansers offers a diverse range of options to cater to various skin types and concerns. From gentle cleansers for sensitive skin to oil-reducing cleansers for oily and combination skin, our formulations are designed to remove impurities effectively without stripping the skin's natural moisture barrier. 

Face Wash

Our face wash collection offers a range of options designed to effectively cleanse and refresh your skin. Whether you have oily, dry, sensitive, or combination skin, we have a face wash to suit your needs. Our formulations are carefully crafted to remove dirt, oil, and impurities without stripping the skin's natural moisture balance. 

Deep Cleansing Oils

Our deep cleansing oils are designed to provide a thorough and effective cleanse, melting away makeup, dirt, and impurities without stripping the skin's natural moisture. These luxurious oils are formulated with nourishing ingredients such as antioxidant-rich, non-fragrant plant oils to leave your skin feeling clean, soft, and hydrated. 

Gentle Cleansing Cloths

Our gentle cleansing cloths offer a convenient and effective way to cleanse your skin on-the-go. These soft and gentle face washcloths are infused with nourishing ingredients that effectively remove dirt, oil, and makeup without causing irritation or dryness. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Face Wash and Facial Cleansers

What type of face cleanser is best for oily skin?

For oily skin, a face cleanser that effectively removes excess oil and impurities without stripping the skin's natural moisture is ideal. Look for cleansers with ingredients like salicylic acid, which helps to gently unclog pores and control oil production. Foaming cleansers can also be beneficial as they help to remove excess oil and leave the skin feeling refreshed.

What type of face wash is best for dry skin?

For dry skin, a face wash that provides gentle cleansing without stripping away the skin's natural oils is recommended. Look for hydrating face washes that are formulated with moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid. These ingredients help to nourish and hydrate the skin, preventing dryness and promoting a softer, more supple complexion.

What type of facial cleanser is best for combination skin?

For combination skin, a balanced approach is key when choosing a facial cleanser. Look for cleansers that effectively cleanse the skin without stripping away its natural oils or causing excessive dryness. Gel or foam cleansers are often well-suited for combination skin as they offer a thorough yet non-drying cleanse.

Can I use a cleanser to remove makeup?

Yes, many cleansers are designed to effectively remove makeup along with dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin. However, for heavier or stubborn makeup, you may need to utilise a dedicated makeup remover or use a double cleansing method combining a makeup remover and a cleanser for a thorough cleanse.

How often should I wash my face?

The frequency of face washing depends on your skin type and personal preference. For most people, washing the face twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, is sufficient. This helps remove dirt, oil, and impurities accumulated throughout the day and overnight.

Should I use hot or cold water to wash my face?

It is generally recommended to use lukewarm water to wash your face. Extreme temperatures can be harsh on the skin. Hot water can strip away natural oils and moisture, leading to dryness and irritation. Cold water, on the other hand, may not effectively remove dirt and oil from the skin.

Are Paula's Choice facial cleansers tested on animals?

No. Paula's Choice is committed to being a cruelty-free brand, and we do not conduct animal testing for any of our products. All of our products, including our facial cleansers, are 100% fragrance-free and clinically proven to be non-irritating.