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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. 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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I like it
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This is a nice exfoliator/ anti-blemish treatment. It is gentle and does not sting but really smooths out skin and helped with the couple of blemishes I had.

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great for my oily skin
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I have been dealing with acne for years. this product is great as a toner and treatment in one. doesn't irritate my skin and has helped clear my pores.

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Dannielle

I was pleasantly surprised. I have no issues this product and can see a difference in my skin after just a few days. I plain on buy some in the future.

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Great
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I was very excited to receive this and I love it. Not harsh on my skin and does a nice job.

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Skin Perfecting exfoliant
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This product of salicylic acid exfoliant is very nice. I used it for the occasional blemishes and so the sample size is perfect! One day and the blemish was gone!

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Works very well
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I was very impressed with this product. It works on wrinkles, acne and moistures. I will definitely be purchasing this after my sample runs out. The sample size was large, which I appreciate.

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works well
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I am very interested in the benefits of this product, I only received it last week so I don't think I've used it long enough to be able to tell any major changes.

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Love it!
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This stuff goes on smoothly, feels great, and isn't too drying. I think I'm going to buy some when my sample is out!

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Didn't realize I needed this...
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Really enjoying this sample. My skin feels more fresh and glowing after using this for a few days. I was worried that it would dry out my skin and leave it flaky, but this was not the case. My skin still feels soft and I have had wonderful results with daily use.

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great product
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I love using this stuff! I wasn't quite sure about it at first but as soon as I used it I noticed a difference and felt a difference! It makes my face feel tight and clean and fresh! I use it everyday, I don't want my sample to run out, definitely going to buy this product!

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