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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. The formula works to calm redness and rosacea and is strong enough to dislodge the most stubborn blackheads and degrease pores down to their oiliest depths. While BHA is the star on the antiacne and antibacterial front, green tea extract helps soothe skin with reparative 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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Lovely
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I have somewhat sensitive skin that dries out very quickly, so I was a little wary of this product. After trying it I was very pleased, though! It was gentle on my skin but still helped clean up blackheads. I've also dabbed some on a cotton ball and held it to blemishes to help get rid of them faster. It seems to help.
It doesn't leave my face dry or red like many salicylic acid products do, but it does give me all the benefits I miss from them.

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It actually works
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I was skeptical, but used this on my freshly-washed face and woke up to a more evenly toned complexion and no trace of a pimple. Doesnt leave a residue. Maybe its my imagination, but I think it actually worked well!

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Amazing
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I was able to eliminate close to three acne products with this one item. My face cleansing routine is so much shorter and my skin is really improving (have on and off acne issues and have combination skin). I will most certainly be purchasing this item when this runs out - and a little goes a long way. Just a few drops rubbed between your fingers and patted into my skin.

Seems like my black heads are easily removed and my skin is less prone to break outs. Amazing product.

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AMAZING!!!
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This stuff has really helped to improve my skin in so many ways. I have extremely dry, sensitive, acne prone skin. This product helps to remove junk clogged in my pores, and also does an excellent job of removing all of the dry skin around my nose and forehead.

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Winner!
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I have to say anything from Paula's choice are great for my skin. I just use it, and as i ran low of my sample i realized it was very nice. My skin was clear when i used it, while my skin was comfortable.

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awful!
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I did not like this product at all. it didn't exfoliate my skin. it had a strange glitter coming off of it... and the smell was AWFUL!!! so would not recommend this to anyone.

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Broke out my skin
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I was excited when I received this in my Birchbox- I had been looking forward to a new exfoliated to try. However, everything went downhill once I tried it. I broke out rather horribly, and it took a few weeks to clear up my skin. So not happy with this.

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Stop What You Are Doing

This is awesome. You need to get this because it cleared my skin in one night. Works wonders.

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Please, don't EVER stop carrying this!

I have had breakouts and blackheads all of my life. I am almost 50. Since I got this in my Birchbox, and later bought a full size bottle of it, my pores are almost invisible, blackheads gone, face smooth, and red undertones much less noticeable. This stuff is a miracle worker!!

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Amazing!

Used this as a toner after i cleansed. Felt amazing and loved it!

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