Biore vs. PAULA'S CHOICE Cleanser, Compared

Which of these skincare favorites should you use? We compare the two products based on their ingredients and safety information.
Notable Ingredients
Charcoal Powder, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin
Soybean Oil, German Chamomile Flower Extract
Highlighted Skin Goals
  • Exfoliating
  • Acne-Fighting
  • Soothing
  • Protecting
  • Soothing
  • Anti-Aging
Ingredient Safety
Paraben-free
Paraben-free
Essential Oil-free
Essential Oil-free
Alcohol-free
Alcohol-free
Silicone-free
Silicone-free
Allergen-free
Allergen-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Paraben-free
Paraben-free
Fragrance-free
Fragrance-free
Essential Oil-free
Essential Oil-free
Sulfate-free
Sulfate-free
Silicone-free
Silicone-free
Allergen-free
Allergen-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Potentially irritating (Dirty Dozen) ingredients
Fragrance: Fragrance
PEG: Laureth-5 Carboxylic Acid, Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine
PEG: PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (Surfactant/Emulsifier), Laureth-4 (Emulsifier)
Petrolatum: Mineral Oil (Emollient)
Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Mild Cleansing Agent)
Allergy-inducing ingredients
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-
Environment polluting ingredients
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-
Ingredient Safety by Skin Type
Good for Dry Skin
1
Good for Oily Skin
1
-
Good for Acne-Prone Skin
1
-
-
Bad for Sensitive Skin
2
-
Good for Dry Skin
2
-
Good for Sensitive Skin
1
-
-
-
-
Bad for Acne-Prone Skin
1
Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG)
63% low risk
10
31% medium risk
5
6% high risk
1
0% unknown risk
64% low risk
14
36% medium risk
8
0% high risk
0% unknown risk