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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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Wasn't sure what to expect from this product, but thus far, I like it. Seems to brighten and reinvigorate my skin.

It does leave a dewy/shiny finish on skin after application. This isn't my kind of look, but I know some people don't mind it. I just decided to put it on before bed so the shine is a non-issue.

Overall - brightened and cleared skin, goes on easily, leave slight shine. Good product.

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Visible Affect
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I was so happy to discover this product through Birchbox. I always have acne problems, but I was unsure when I receive this because I have never heard it before. After a few tries, I can see a visible affect of clearer skin from acne. I am very satisfied, and I will consider investing in this from now on.

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Clean
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This exfoliant makes my skin feel new and fresh. My skin looks clearer after using this two times a day. I definitely plan on buying this in the future.

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I like!
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Liked the way it made my skin feel - clean and fresh.

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Made my face burn
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My face turned red. It also felt a tingle & burn sensation. I probably won't use this product again. I need a product for anti-aging rather than acne.

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Will be purchasing this
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So far, so good. I was expecting this to be more like an astringent, and instead it was a little oily. I must have over-applied because that only happened once. It's too early to tell if I'm getting any positive results, but it doesn't seem to be irritating my sensitive skin.

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Made no difference
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I did not really see that much of a difference since using this. Never heard if this product but it is an exfoliate and I have some acne scaring that I am trying to get rid of so I was more then willing to try this. It was even for sensitive skin. But alas it did nothing. I'm ganna keep trying and hopefully I'm wrong.

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less harsh than other acne products
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Although it seems weird going on, I liked this product more than other acne treatments with salicylic acid...seems gentler on my sensitive skin.

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Feels nice
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Quality product. Feels wonderful on my skin and doesn't dry it out. My face feels smooth after use.

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awesome product
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love this product! really evens out skin tones and give a nice healthy glow. would so recommend this! really nice.

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