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

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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 it Works

In the dog days of summer, this skin-balancing formula is enough to render our moisturizer redundant. It sops up excess oil (and lingering makeup) while ceramides heal dry skin, too. Vitamin C defends against free radicals and helps skin repair itself naturally. Bonus: It’s fragrance-free.

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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Where have you been all my life?

I received this sample and was intrigued. I have never heard of it, but thought I would give it a go. Wow! My skin is literally glowing. I started using it after I had a breakout and it didn't help on this one big gross zit I was gifted, but it has improved my nose. I had been having nonstop tiny little zits coming and going on a consistent basis, gone with the wind! Between that and the improvement in my skin tone and the seriously awesome glow I am ordering this Asap.

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Life changing

I have suffered with acne since I was 10 years old, and because I was so young I have scars like REALLY bad scars. I also have weird skin where I am not dry but I'm not oily and my skin has gotten better now that I am in my twenties. I no longer breakout like I use to but still got blemishes and scars on my cheeks.
So last year I did two chemical peels. The $300 treaements that u half to go to a dermatologist to get and where it peels your face off in the course or a week. They are so painful and expensive and I wasn't seeing the dramatic results I wanted. For so much money and pain I wanted to be beautiful ASAP. And it just wasn't happening, so I stopped and just have up hope and was like my skin is my skin.:/
Then last month I got this in my birch box. I saw results in one week. My light scars are almost gone and my face is glowing, glowing so much I don't even want to put foudation on. This product is a miracle in a bottle. I am going to keep upswing this product till the end of time. Try it and I bet you will love it!

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Wonderful!
Purchased

I am using this along with the cleanser and gel moisturizer and really love this skin care system. I have noticed my pores looking tighter since I began using the products, and I will definitely continue to use this brand.

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Reduced pore size, but caused breakouts

I was amazed when I saw my large pores reduce in size. Thought I'd found a miracle. But within a week my chin broke out with cystic type acne. It took me some time to catch on, but it was the only new product I was using at the time and when I stopped, the acne disappeared. Was really disappointed because it did work.

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Good Toner

I typically don't use a toner in my skin care regimen. I started using Paula's Choice face wash and decided to add in the toner and a serum. While I have not noticed my pores disappearing, I would say that they have become a bit smaller. I'm prone to adult cystic breakouts, and have noticed significantly less breakouts since using this toner and the Paula's Choice products.

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Great product!
Purchased

For a toner, this product really delivers. Whenever I'm harsh on my face I follow up with this toner and somehow the damage is forgiven. I put it in a spray bottle--cotton ball delivery seems wasteful and ineffective. Great product!

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Great!
Purchased

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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SO IN LOVE!!!
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I bought this toner with one goal in mind: less oil. I am 32 but my skin has been out of control shiny since January. I did not care about the other purported benefits. WOW. My skin is somehow firmer, more radiant, the pores are smaller, and less shiny. I do use this in conjunction with the 2% BHA liquid. Buy this now!

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Great Toner
Purchased

Love using this at night. Does not sting, have a great smell and gets ride of the extra dirt that I missed after washing my face. I'm not 100% sure it reduces pores but will say when I use it my face isn't breaking out more than usual.

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Works wonders
Purchased

I am so happy with this toner. After a few uses I noticed my skin looked more even and since I've been using for a few weeks I've had noticeably less breakouts. Really leaves skin feeling clean but not like you just wiped it down with alcohol as I've felt with other toners.

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