This silky cleanser gently removes dirt, excess oil and skin-dulling pollutants.
- Skin Type: All Skin Types
- Concern: Anti-Ageing , Dull skin
- Ingredients: Amino acids , Lauric acid , Phospholipids View all
- Routine: Cleanser
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What does it do?
Erase the effects of daily pollution with this gel-to-cream cleanser.
Defense Hydrating Gel-to-Cream Cleanser gently removes makeup, excess oil and skin-dulling pollutants without leaving skin feeling tight or dry. The exclusive Anti Pollution Factor blend with a triple superfood complex of green tea, liquorice and soy works to neutralise surface pollutants and restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Starting as a refreshing gel then morphing into a cushiony cream, this silky cleanser leaves skin feeling soft and refreshed.
Strengthens skin's natural barrier
Reverses pollution damage, leaving skin brighter and more even-toned.
How to use
How to use
Use morning and evening. Splash the face and eyes generously with water. Apply a small amount of cleanser to your face using vigorous yet gentle circular motions. Rinse well. Repeat or use with a clean washcloth to remove heavy makeup.
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Thank you for submitting your review! It will be reviewed by our staff before it is posted.I have been using this cleanser for around 1 month now and I’m so impressed. I use it twice a day. In the morning my skin feels refreshed and silky soft. In the evening I use it to take of makeup, no wash cloth needed, and second cleanse once in shower. Couldn’t recommend this enough, I’ve noticed an improvement in skin texture massively. After starting with the trial size I have now purchased the full size.I've been trialling this just in the evenings for just under a week. For reference I have dry, breakout prone, type 1 rosacea-rpone skin with patches of dermatitis that come and go. A few weeks ago I tried a different fragrance free Jelly cleanser for sensitive skin and fell in love with the way it removed all my makeup in one step. Unfortunately I also found it rather drying and possibly a little irritating.
This cleanser removes heavy duty foundation and sunscreen well like the other one (without the need for a cloth I have found! Great for me as my skin hates too much rubbing) and so far no irritation or stripped feeling after cleansing. As it does foam up a bit I might not use it every single night (might alternate with a double cleanse with Skin Recovery cleanser) but so far a big thumbs up from me!My new favourite cleanser! It foams up really nicely and leaves my skin feeling fresh but not dry or tight. I usually have to double cleanse but with this, I am able to remove makeup in one go.
What are the key ingredients?
Amino acids are the building blocks of peptides and proteins. Every amino acid has a specific role such as maintaining skin’s hydration, texture, resilience, and a healthy appearance.
A fatty acid obtained from coconut oil and other natural fats. Has calming benefits for the skin.
Type of lipid (fat) composed of glycerol, fatty acids, and phosphate. Acts as water-binding and skin-restoring agent.
Aqua, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate (cleansing agent), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (cleansing agent), Sodium Lauroamphoacetate (cleansing agent), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (cleansing/lather agent), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Sorbeth-230 Tetraoleate (texture enhancer/emulsifier), Decyl Glucoside (cleansing agent), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Sodium Chloride (stabilizer/texture enhancer), Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate (cleansing agent), Lauric Acid (cleansing agent), Lactic Acid (hydration), Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids (skin-soothing), Sorbitan Laurate (cleansing agent/emulsifier), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (cleansing agent), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Linoleic Acid (skin-restoring), Phospholipids (skin-restoring), Glycine (amino acid/hydration), Alanine (amino acid/hydration), Serine (amino acid/hydration), Valine (amino acid/hydration), Isoleucine (amino acid/hydration), Proline (amino acid/hydration), Threonine (amino acid/hydration), Cocoyl Proline (hydration), Sodium Citrate (pH adjuster), Sodium PCA (skin-replenishing), Sodium Lactate (hydration), Arginine (amino acid/hydration), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols (antioxidant/hydration), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), PCA (amino acid/hydration), Histidine (amino acid/hydration), Phenylalanine (amino acid/hydration), Lactoperoxidase (hydration), Glucose Oxidase (hydration), Aspartic Acid (amino acid/hydration), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative).
Frequently asked questions
What makes this cleanser different to other Paula's Choice cleansers?
This water-soluble cleanser turns from a gel into a cream when mixed with water. It gently removes impurities, makeup and excess oil, while neutralising skin-dulling pollutants. It is ideal for all skin types, and is designed for anyone concerned with pollution and free radical damage.
Leave-on gel exfoliant gently targets blackheads and enlarged pores.
A brightening treatment that neutralises the effects of daily pollution and blue light.
This day cream with SPF 30 brightens, hydrates and protects against pollution and UV rays.
A sheer, radiance-boosting night cream that primes skin against pollution while you sleep.