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Before you tone, cleanse oily skin with the brand’s gentle Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser.

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Birchbox Breakdown

Toner gets a bad rap for being the expendable part of our skincare regimens—but not now. In a pinch, we’re more likely to skip the moisturizer step than we are to bypass this Pore-Reducing Toner from Paula’s Choice. Not only does it make our enlarged pores look normal-sized, but it calms redness and provides a high dose of skin-repairing antioxidants. We’re sorry we ever doubted you, toner.

How to Use

Morning and night, soak a cotton pad in toner and sweep over clean, dry skin.

Water, Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Butylene Glycol (water-binding agent), Niacinamide (vitamin B3/cell-communcating ingredient), Adenosine Triphosphate (cell-communicating ingredient/skin conditioning agent), Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract (anti-irritant), Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract (antioxidant), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (skin conditioning agents), Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredients), Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (skin conditioning agent), Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 II, Ceramide 1, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol (lipid-based skin-repairing ingredients), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Oleth-10, DEA-Oleth-10 Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (emulsifiers), Polysorbate-20 (skin conditioning agent), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Sodium Citrate (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Trisodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

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Great!
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I've been using Paula's Choice products for a while now, and have always been impressed. I've never used a toner before, but decided to give this a try to help with my pores. I've been using it for a week now. It feels very refreshing after cleansing, a little tingle. And even after cleansing with my Clarisonic, a little dirt still comes off on the cotton ball! Haven't noticed a difference in my pores yet, we will see...

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Simply amazing product!
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I can't tell you how many different pore minimizers I have tried, I would say over 10 different products and this is the only only one that has worked for me. There is a huge difference in the size of my pores. It just goes to show that the more expensive a product is does not always mean it's better. Not only have my pores become less noticeable but my over complexion has improved. My skin feels tighter and less oily throughout the day. Also, it does not burn and dry out your skin. This toner is a miracle in a bottle and I would highly recommend it!!

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Amazing toner
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I love Paula's Choice products. I have the pore-reducing toner and the exfoliant and I can't imagine a point where these products won't be part of my everyday routine.

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Since I have it...
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This product has made a subtle difference in the size of my pores. I like to think toner has other benefits as part of the over-all skincare routine. I can't say that I'm hooked on this particular product. Will probably try another one once this bottle runs out.

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Fresh & Clean!
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I like this product, gives me a fresh clean feeling with no burning or dryness! only have been using for a few days so far but i am liking it!!! This was a bigger bottle then i expected which is nice!!! With my last toner it would burn my face a little and kinda give me a stiff masking feeling and this product doesnt do that!! just a nice clean feeling!

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Best toner
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Does not dry me out. Goes on easily with a cotton pad. I can see the dirt that it removes from my face

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Like but not Love
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I purchased this from Birchbox with some points I had. I was very excited to try this as I have extremely oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. I definitely like the product as immediately after application you can tell a difference in the amount of oil on your skin. However, because I have very sensitive skin, I found that this toner actually tingled and had a light burning sensation. I will say that after a few weeks of using it, my skin has somewhat adjusted and doesn't get as irritated anymore. My biggest complaint is that I have not seen a huge difference in the size of my pores. Overall, I would recommend this toner with only a slight hesitation that I feel you could probably find something with the same results for quite a bit less money.

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We really like this!
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I read a lot before deciding on this for my daughters oily skin. This does reduce the appearance of pores and calms redness. I like it too. I just a week of regular use we are both seeing improvement. We haven't found a calming toner that we like better!

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So to put it simple this whole line of products WORKS. i use this toner after using the paulas choice skin balancing cleanser and ive seen a huge difference in my skin. My pores look better, less blackheads, and just overall brighter skintone.

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Breakout
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This was my first time using a toner so my issue could be due to that and not specifically this product, but this made me break out worse than I had in years. I've stopped using it and my skin is back to normal.

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