Paula’s Choice Perfect Cleansing Oil

2017 gave us tons of cleansing oils/balms. I’ve tried quite a few, but you’ll notice I haven’t done a lot of reviews for them. That’s because none of them impressed me like Paula’s Choice Perfect Cleansing Oil ($25). What’s so different about it? It’s infused with five plant oils specifically chosen for their ability to break down makeup and facial debris. Sunflower, coconut, meadowfoam, jojoba and grapeseed oils come together to simultaneously cleanse and replenish skin’s barrier. It’s extremely gentle but is merciless in taking off stubborn makeup including waterproof makeup.

Paula’s Choice Perfect Cleansing Oil is a delight to use. It’s lightweight, works incredibly fast, and gets every last speck of makeup and residue. With other cleansing oils, I have to use a micellar water to get the last lingering bits of makeup and then my isn’t hydrated by the oil anymore. I’ve never understood what the purpose of double cleansing is if you end up leaving your skin dry. This cleansing oil leaves my skin thoroughly clean, silky soft  AND hydrated! Now I don’t have to sacrifice hydrated skin for clean skin. It’s a win-win!

I use 1-2 pumps on dry skin and let that sit for a minute. I then add water and the cleanser forms a milky emulsion thata I massage into my face with a circular motion. Rinse well and say HELLO to über clean silky skin. I also use this to take off my eye makeup making it a multi-tasking wonder!

As with all Paula’s Choice products, the Perfect Cleansing Oil is fragrance and cruelty-free. Paula’s Choice is a favorite here at Prime Beauty headquarters for their effective and affordable skincare and if you are over 40 you NEED to try the brand. They also offer skin care consultations with experienced consultants who choose the right products for your type and issues over the phone: 800.831.4088.

Bottom Line: another winner from Paula’s Choice!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I like the PC Cleansing Oil a lot. I use it especially when the weather’s frigid like it has been these last couple of weeks. The extra hydration is great!

  • Lola Seicento

    I love PC, but have not tried their cleansing oil! This sounds amazing, and I definitely plan to add it to the must-try list!

  • I’d love to try this. I haven’t seen any cleansing oils that are fragrance free, and that is very important to me with my sensitive nose. I’m putting this one on my wish list.

    • My favorite thing about it is that it rinses so clean!

  • I have heard such great things about this brand. This piques my interest because of your experience with it cleaning thoroughly!

  • I think I need this especially this winter. I love the fact that it keeps my skin hydrated and that it’s also very reliable when it comes cleaning my face. I’d love to give this product a try!

    • It feels amazing on the skin and is perfect for winter.

  • I think I really need to start using cleansing oils again, my skin has been so dry!!

  • I love micellar water but I haven’t really gotten into the cleansing oil like this.

  • I’m actually looking for a new cleansing oil to try. Will check this out

  • I’ve never heard of cleansing oils before, but I have used an oil as a moisturizer before.

  • Certainly not for me, but I’ll bet my daughters would love it. Wonder if it is available locally?

  • I still have yet to try cleansing oils but have heard so much about them! This one sounds great!

    • This is the best one in my opinion and I’ve tried a lot and a lot of expensive ones!

  • Oh my gosh, I just tried this for the first time last night, and WOW! I was so impressed! So many other oils have disappointed me lately, this stuff is great!

    • I know! It’s the BEST one I’ve tried!

  • My Teen Guide

    This is a must in winter! My skin gets so dry and itchy. I use a different brand of cleansing oil but I think Paula’s Choice is better because it has sunflower oil. I will have to get myself a bottle. Thanks for the review.

  • Becca Wilson

    I have never used a cleansing oil before but it looks like something that would definitely be beneficial. I am going to have to try this out!

  • I like this oil! It’s gentle and helps remove the makeup.