Keeping it clean with Paula’s Choice Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser and Advanced Replenishing Toner

I’m a huge, huge Paula fan from way back…in fact, it’s really thanks to her that I am a beauty blogger today. Her skin care line is one I go back to again and again, so I was more than happy to test some items the BIZ was sent. I think that this line excels in two areas: cleansing and treatment. Today I am excited to be sharing with you two of my favorite cleansing items, the RESIST PERFECTLY BALANCED CLEANSER ($18 for 6.4 oz) and the RESIST ADVANCED REPLENISHING TONER ($23 for 4 oz)



This is a perfect workhorse cleanser. It’s amazing for anyone with oily or t-zone issues – I think she has better cleansers for those with dry skin. This one is terrific for removing excess oil as well as whatever is left from the day while at the same time treating and hydrating skin.


It’s a light lotion cleanser that has a slight foam. Works great with any cleansing device because it has some slip. I do like to wipe off my eye makeup first with Paula’s Gentle Touch Makeup Remover ($15) but this cleanser does take off eye makeup without stinging my eyes. The ceramides and the hyaluronic acid are wonderfully soothing ingredients that leave skin super happy. Great stuff!
I am a big believer in toners. Good ones remove any last vestiges of makeup while also calming skin. This one does both, plus the antioxidants fight wrinkles and free radicals. The bottle is a squeeze bottle that can be a little challenging at first – I was putting way too much toner on my cotton pads – but it can’t be in a spray bottle because the toner has a lotion quality to it that’s too thick to spray. Check out everything it does for skin:
  • Anti-Aging, Extra Sensitive Skin, Wrinkles
  • Soothes Dry/Very Dry Skin
  • Antioxidant-rich formula reduces wrinkles & repairs damaged cells
  • Licorice extract & acetyl glucosamine improve skin tone
  • Soothing formula calms skin while removing last traces of makeup
  • Unique milky texture leaves skin looking radiant & feeling unbelievably soft
  • This product is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free.

I especially appreciate this toner when I have dry spots or chapped areas from the cold Michigan weather. This is, truly, the best toner I have ever used.

I recommend the Paula’s Choice line all the time – it has fabulous basics that work and the Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser and Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner are fantastic staples to include in your skin care routine. If you are new to Paula’s Choice, click HERE for $10 off your first order!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser Ingredients:  Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (cleansing agents), Stearic Acid (thickener), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Glycol Distearate (opacifying agent), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Acrylates Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP (skin-repairing ingredients), Phytosphingosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Phospholipids, Sphingolipids (skin-repairing ingredients), Lecithin (cell-communicating ingredient), Arginine (amino acid water-binding agent), Cholesterol (skin-repairing ingredient), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (water-binding agent), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Sodium Chloride (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (emulsifier), Xanthan Gum, Carbomer (thickeners), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner Ingredients:  Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone-based skin-conditioning agent), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient), Glycerth-26 (emollient), Polysorbate 20, Dimethiconol (silicone-based skin-conditioning agent), Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Linolenic Acid (essential fatty acids/cell-communicating ingredients), Phospholipids (skin-identical ingredient), Carnosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Epigallocatechin Gallate, Genistein (antioxidants), Sodium Hyaluronate, Sphingolipids (skin-identical ingredients), Ferulic Acid (antioxidant), Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (skin-conditioning agent), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (anti-irritant), Acetyl Glucosamine (water-binding agent), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Ascorbyl Palmitate (stabilized vitamin C/antioxidant), Quercetin (antioxidant), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil (non-fragrant plant oil), Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract (antioxidants), Lecithin (cell-communicating ingredient), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient), Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Palmitic Acid, Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (film-forming agent), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Laureth-23 (cleansing agent), Laureth-4 (emulsifier), Aminomethyl Propanol (pH adjuster), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol(preservatives), Chlorphenesin, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid.


  1. The Style Page | 14th Jan 16

    I am also a long time fan of Paula, ever since I bought one of the early editions of Blue Eye Shadow Should Be Illegal. Paula was on the cover in all her Color Me Beautiful glory – that shows how long I’ve been a fan.

    I want to try her redness relief serum, but hasn’t begun stocking it.

  2. Destany | 14th Jan 16

    I’m in the market for a new toner. I’ll havta check this out.

  3. [email protected] | 14th Jan 16

    i love the Paula’s Choice products that I have from the Skin Recovery line, and I think the Vitamin C Spot Treatment that I use everyday is from the Resist line. Great products that I use on a regular basis!

  4. The Beauty of Life | 14th Jan 16

    I love Paula’s Choice!

  5. Julie | 14th Jan 16

    I used her Resist hydrating cleanser and LOVED it!! It was so gentle, yet still kept acne at bay.

  6. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 14th Jan 16

    I am a true Paula’s Choice devotee! I have the milky cleanser and I adore that toner–so mild and soothing!

  7. Shipra | 14th Jan 16

    The toner is something I’d like to try. I need to stop being lazy and use toner again.

  8. Nidia - Lit From Within | 14th Jan 16

    I like everything I’ve tried from Paula’s Choice. Her B9 treatment saved my face when I was getting cystic blemishes and needed them to heal up fast!

  9. Anastasia | 15th Jan 16

    I tried that toner, and it’s pretty awesome!

  10. Stephanie Louise (@StephLouiseATB) | 15th Jan 16

    That cleanser sounds fab!

  11. Lola Seicento | 15th Jan 16

    What an amazing sounding cleanser. At this point, I am a touch embarrassed to admit,, given my penchant for skincare products, that I still have not tried ANYTHING from Paula’s Choice!

  12. Lisa Heath | 15th Jan 16

    I used this cleanser and need to buy more. It worked really well for me!

  13. Babi | 16th Jan 16

    I really like the sound of that cleanser! I love a good cleanser because I’m often so lazy about removing makeup beforehand.

  14. Summer jimenez | 17th Jan 16

    I have wanted to try this brand for a long time. It looks good so maybe I will soon. My skin is so dry and needs the help

  15. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 19th Jan 16

    Paula’s Choice has amazing stuff. Their toner is myf ave

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