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Stay vigilant against clogged pores with Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner.

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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.

Water, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol (slip agents/penetration enhancers), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (anti-irritant/antioxidant), Polysorbate-20 (solubolizing agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancer), Tetrasodium EDTA (chelating agent).

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Great face wash!
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I like this face wash a lot, it's very cleansing without drying your face out. You can feel a difference after washing your face. Would recommend and would purchase in the future.

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Had a compliment on my skin after using this product.
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This product is very easy to use. I felt like it made my face look shiny but while at the gym, I received a compliment on my skin, so I'm changing from 'shiny' to 'glowing'.

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Finally smooth skin
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I don't have acne, but I find my skin to be very dry even after applying moisturizer. Using this product before moisturizing has really left my skin feeling clean and soft.

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Works like a charm
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I love using this liquid exfoliate - it helps to sluff off dead skin and keep skin looking fresh and smooth.

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Skin Perfecting Exfoliant
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My skin feels soft after applying this product. I have only been using it a few days so am anxious to continue its use because the sample size was generous. I will most likely purchase this product.

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So smooth!
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My face was so smooth after using this product! And, yes. It did break out initially, but afterwards it was like butter! :)

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Loved this!
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This product is so great! Gentle but super effective! I am so happy this was in my Birchbox! I was a little weary at first (I haven't had the best luck with Birchbox's skin care samples) but this was a great product!

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I really likes this product. It really made a difference in the way my skin felt but it was not irritating like some other skin products. I will consider buying this product in the future.

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so far, so good
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This product seems to be great for my 30-year-old skin so far. Does not cause any irritation, and unless it's my imagination, helped clear up a few zits lickety-split. Will most likely purchase!

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Wish I had this when out girls were teens
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Yes, 61 year old grandmothers get the occasional breakout. This stuff kills them dead! Does not have a scent and is clear so nobody knows...

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