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

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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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Over-drying
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When first applied, the product has a greasy, slimy feel to it. If used too often, it would over-dry my skin and cause peeling. I reduced the frequency of using it to every other day or so. Did help reduce redness.

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Sensitive Skin users be careful
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This product is great, however not for those with sensitive skin. Because of the 2% BHA in it, it can be mildly irritating to the skin. Other that that, I found the green tea extract to be very soothing.

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Product wasn't for me.
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I love exfoliating products but I try not to use too many harsh chemicals due to the fact that I am currently still nursing my son. I gave this product to a friend who loves it.

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Amazing Glossy Clear Skin
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I've been using this product for one full month. The light oil perfectly moisturizes your skin, while it evens your skin tone. After a month, my skin feels perfect and looks beautiful. I recommend this product to everyone (good for all skin types).

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love it!
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I started using this on my neck since I am in my late 40s and starting some change there. I have been using just a little bit each day for the last few weeks and can see a difference. About to go and buy a bottle. Wonderful product.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE
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Feels great, my skin really does feel softer even in the morning after I put it on, love love love

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Best BHA on the market
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As far as I can tell, this is the best you can get without a prescription. It works really well with all of the other products I use in my morning/evening skincare routine. Keeps pores pretty clear without drying out my skin too badly.

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Love the product!

I was completely amazed by this product. I put it on after a I wash my face at night and in the morning it looks like new!

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Game changer
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I've never used an exfoliant, just never tried it. Am I glad I got this sample!! My skin is much softer and brighter! Who knew this could make such a difference?!!

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Great for oily, acne-prone skin
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I have very oily, acne-prone skin and I have used a variety of products. I use this as both a spot remover and toner. It works very well. Overnight it removes acne and it has made my face less red. Love it!

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