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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 Peel
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This product was an easy add to my skin care routine. I didn't notice a difference the first few days but in the first week I noticed a definite difference in my skin, in a good way

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No change
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I used this regularly for about ten days and couldn't see any difference in my skin. But I also already use products that contain BHA so that could be why.

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Uncertain
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This is one of those products I really can't decide on. I like the way it makes my skin feels, but I'm not sure of it being effective long term.

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New
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I was glad to get this in my box and try something I have never used or heard of before.

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First time using a liquid exfoliant
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This was the first product I have ever tried from Paula's Choice and the first liquid exfoiant I have used. I did not see any immediate benefits from using this and the sample was too small to really get a good feel for how this can work long term. Smelled okay and didn't really irritate my sensitive skin. Definitely worth a try!

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Skin care
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This was a good exfoliant. I don't normally use these types of products because I'm super dry but it did what it was supposed to do.

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Not Wowed
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I have been using this product once a day for two weeks in addition to my normal routine. Although I had high hopes, I don't see any difference in my skin tone or texture yet. I will use it for another two weeks to see if it takes effect.

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It stung
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This product stung my sensitive skin, although it did leave it nice and soft. I prefer scrubs, and I think I'll stick with those.

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Love Paula's Choice
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Paula's Choice never fails. This product really helped improve my skin.

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Good Product
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Good product. got 3 or 4 uses out of it! I would recommend this product

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