Editor's TipEditor's Tip

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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Smoothed my skin

This product is wonderful! A little goes a long way which gives great value. After using my skin feels soft and refreshed, without the drying that I expected.

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Liked it

I have only tried it once but it was was pretty nice. I wasn't blown away but overall I didn't have anything to complain about.

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Favorite Chemical Exfoliant by far!
Purchased

I was using the Alpha H liquid gold for a long time and switched to this because it's easier to get in the states and also a lot more affordable. The Alpha H is gathering dust on the shelf, meanwhile I use the Paula's Choice 2% BHA every few days. Completely transformed my skin, minimizing pores and eliminating black heads, especially around my nose! Holy Grail product.

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good toner
Sampled

I like this toner it doesn't dry out your skin like some other toners I have tried. I had a huge pimple and after using this it started healing.I also like that there is unscented.

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texture
Sampled

This makes my skin feel weird but it does the job and I like it.

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Instant results
Sampled

I've been using this product for two days now and the pores on me cheek bones have significantly decreased in size! As I keep using this, hopefully the ones on my nose will diminish as well. It gives you such a clean feeling, and even though it dries out, I will keep using this product because it works for me!!!

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love it
Sampled

Ive been using this for a week or so and my skin seems smoother and healthier looking! Will definitely buy this once the sample is gone.

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Paula
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I felt like a Swiffer commercial. I had cleansed and showered, and then tried the exfoliant. I couldn't believe how much dirt came off my face after all of the above!! It feels good, too.

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Works great.
Sampled

Does exactly what it says. No bad smell. I enjoyed this product.

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Very nice
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I liked that you apply with a cotton ball and leave on. I did this only at night. In the morning my face felt very soft and smooth. I didn't feel the need to apply again in the morning,

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