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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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Product Reviews & Sample Feedback

4.4 out of 5 stars, based on 58 reviews 58 Reviews
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Great for Sensitive Skin

I have sensitive skin with rosacea. It's also combination. I have been using this product for about 2 years now. It does not irritate my skin and I do see a difference. I did learn to not apply it anywhere near my mouth (it caused severe chapped lips after I applied it near my mouth) and I can only apply it once a day or once every other day. This brand is my favorite skin care brand.

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Not too Harsh

I sometimes have issues with products being too harsh on my skin. I used this product this morning before washing and after putting on my lotion. It went on very nice and did not make my face red at all.

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Sceptical
Sampled

I was excited to receive this sample with my pores being super clogged recently. Don't be confused by the label-it says exfoliant, but it is a liquid. Feels similar to a toner. I don't have the super "clean" feeling on my skin with this vs. a "grittier" exfoliator, but I plan on using my sample until it runs out. I will have a follow-up review!

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Great product
Sampled

I really liked this product. It made my skin feel clean but didn't leave it feeling dry or irritated. I would consider buying, but the price point is a bit high for me.

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great for summer
Sampled

This is a nice product for under your bb cream, especially in the summer when your face breaks out a little more. I liked the texture and how well it smoothed into my face.

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Perfection!
Sampled

I have very sensitive skin that is prone to rashes, a few specific ones in particular. I love this because it moisturizes, evens out my skin and helps reduce the redness. I am definitely buying it once my sample is finished.

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Great Collagen Booster

I'm a huge fan of this product, I've been using this for the past two days and I can already tell a difference on my skin!

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Nice
Sampled

I don't typically use liquid toner but I liked this one!

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Toner
Sampled

This seems greasy at first but does not leave gunk on your skin. It leaves skin smooth. It seems to be marginally effective. I prefer to use salicylic acid, which this product contains. No scent.

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April Birch Box
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I've never been one for toners but I quite like this one! It's not greasy or oily and it's a great sample size... surprisingly. It smells great too!!!

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