PC Clear: Pore Normalizing Cleanser

Description of the Product:
This acne face wash gently removes excess oil, dead skin cells, and makeup without leaving a trace. Use it day and night to curb breakouts without dryness.
Acne Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged Pores
For All Skin Types
Reduces red marks & prevents redness

Direction to Use:
Splash the face and eyes generously with tepid to slightly warm water. Spread a nickel- to quarter-sized amount of cleanser over your fingers and apply to facial skin with gentle but vigorous circular motions. Rinse well. Repeat or use with a clean washcloth to remove heavy makeup.

Effectiveness/Benefits:
Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser is completely free of drying, irritating ingredients that make acne worse. This silky, refreshing cleansing gel is tough on blemishes yet gentle on your skin, working quickly to remove makeup. It contains an antibacterial agent to begin the fight against acne plus soothing agents to help reduce redness.
This cleanser is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free.
Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser is recommended for all skin types suffering with acne.

Ingredients:
Key Ingredients: sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, glycerin, triclosan, panthenol
Product Ingredients:
Water, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate (detergent cleansing agent), Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer (polymer thickening agent), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient/slip agent), PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate (thickener), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (detergent cleansing agent), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (emulsifier), Panthenol (skin conditioning agent), Triclosan (antibacterial agent), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (solubolizing agent), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin (preservatives).

Nokie’s Review:

After reading the reviews regarding this line and the benefits, I really wanted to try the cleanser due to my sensitive & acne prone skin. I’ll try ANYTHING that will  help my skin care routine! However, the first use of the cleanser my face was burning. I’ve tried many cleansers before but NEVER had such a bad reaction of burning my face off! I washed it right away and needed to ice it. I followed it up a toner (read the review here *LINK*). The following night, I thought I’d give it another try… Again, face burned. The third night, I was debating to give it another try or not. I decided to give it another try as my face was getting used to the sting.  My face started to have red bumps on my cheeks as it was burning. My red tomato face was not happy. The cleanser not only burned my face but it left it dry and didn’t even wash off my makeup. Finally, I didn’t want to torture my face anymore with this product. I had to stop as it was getting dry and irritated.

I emailed the customer service and informed them about my reaction. They were very understandable as I was not the only one. They mentioned I might be allergic to one of their plant base ingredients and might be too strong for my sensitive skin. The Earth Sourced Perfectly Natural line was recommended for me… (Review coming soon)

Nokie’s Rating: 2/5 Stars
$ (6oz $12 @ www.paulaschoice.com)

Pros:
Fragrance-free
Colorant/Dye-free

Cons:
Not for sensitive skin
Irritation

Bottom Line: This product is affordable for a cleanser. However, my skin did not like it. I was disappointed that the cleanser did wonders for others but burned my face tomato red! I returned the product and got the recommended Earth Source line.