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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Clears skin

I've been using this product once a day for the past week, and I'm already noticing a difference! I have oily, acne prone skin with some redness on my cheeks and chin. After a week of use, I've noticed a decrease in redness and it helped clear up some pimples I had. I definitely think I'll buy the full sized product when I'm through with the sample.

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Great product!

Love this product, love the whole brand. It was such a nice surprise to get this in my monthly box!

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Excellent

I've been using this product for about a week, daily after cleansing my skin. I already see a difference. My skin is smoother and there's less redness.

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Pretty good
Sampled

I out it on my face and my pores instantly looked smaller,MIT seems to help with my oiliness and has acne fighting properties, which is an added bonus!

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Totally new to me
Sampled

I have never used a toner before, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I do like the way this feels and looks on my skin.

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not sure
Sampled

overall, i really liked the texture of the product and it did seem to make my skin feel softer. that being said, im not sure it has any long term results. if it does, thats awesome. if its a temporary fix, id try finding an oil or something thats actually beneficial in the long run

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LOVE it!
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I have breakout problems around certain times of the month. This product is perfect for my blemish problems and it toned down my red skin...Love it!

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