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Stay vigilant against clogged pores with Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner.

Paula's Choice

Birchbox Breakdown

You can think of BHA as salicylic acid’s dapper nom de plume. (The two ingredients are one and the same.) Whatever you call it, BHA is a clinically proven blemish-buster with the added bonus of increasing collagen production for smoother skin. Not only that, but it’s the powerhouse ingredient behind this nonirritating liquid. Consider it a win for redness, blackheads, and acne alike.

How it Works

We love how this liquid calms redness and rosacea, all while being strong enough to dislodge the most stubborn blackheads and degrease pores down to their oiliest depths. BHA is the star on the antiacne and antibacterial front, while green tea extract helps soothe skin with repairing antioxidants.

How to Use

Depending on your exfoliating needs, apply once or twice daily to cleansed and toned skin with a cotton ball or pad. Do not rinse.

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Awesome!
Purchased

I absolutely LOVE this exfoliant, & just purchased for the second time. It has transformed my skin, & I plan to use this for a long time to come.

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love!
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I use this product before I go to sleep at night. What a difference it has made for my skin. It is the clearest/smoothest it has been in a long time without over drying ! Love

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great product
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I've noticed a difference in my skin after using this product. It's amazing the amount of dirt and oil it left on the cotton pad AFTER i've already washed my face. It leaves my face feeling smooth and clear and visibly reduces red blotches.

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Smoother skin
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I've been using this at night & it definitely makes my skin smoother. I apply it all over my face, neck, and around my eyes. The liquid is nonirritating & doesn't sting the eyes at all. I usually apply this before a night cream. So far, I've been really happy with the results.

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Amazing?
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I think I am going to need this entire line if all of the products work as well as this one did. Big pores, old skin...not anymore! It really did reduce the appearance of my pores and tightened the skin. It did such a good job that I am now using only 1/2 of the foundation makeup that I normally use.....miracle in a bottle? Where's the Genie?

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Non-irritating
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It's a gentle liquid that definitely picks up dirt from my already-washed face. I've used a lot of different toners / chemical exfoliants to help deep-clean and exfoliate my face (which has mostly small to medium pores and some mild acne) over the years, and this one was also good. I use it 2-4 times per week (I usually forget) which probably helps avoid the over-drying others mention. At my rate of use, it is pleasant on the skin.

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Nice Product
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I received this as a sample and I have enjoyed using this product. It really seems to have improved my skin.

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Hello beautiful skin!
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I LOVE THIS STUFF! My pores are now teensy tiny and my skin is firm and healthy looking. Be mindful that you have to let it "dry" for 20-30 minutes without putting anything else on your face or else the pH is all screwed up and the product won't be able to work effectively.

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Skin Perfecting Gel

The product is great for your skin. Skin feels super soft and keeps skin refreshed. This product smells great and is great for sensititve skin. The sample is a great size.

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Works!
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I have acne prone skin and I have noticed a difference with using this product. Has clearly help with the acne on my chin. Does leave a bit of a sticky residue on your face but I can get past that since it works!

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