Editor's TipEditor's Tip

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).

More for You!
  • Free returns within 90 days of purchase
  • Extra samples and gifts in the Bonus Shop

Product Reviews & Sample Feedback

4,686 Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 Star
1856
4 Star
1701
3 Star
826
2 Star
199
1 Star
104
my profile
people who
purchased
sampled
Skin type
Normal
Dry
Oily
Combination
Skin tone
Fair
Light
Light-Medium
Medium
Medium-Dark
Dark
Age
17 & under
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55 & over
Apply

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Great for oily, acne-prone skin
Sampled

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!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Very nice product
Sampled

I used this product after my toner and loved it. There was no residue feeling and my skin did not dry up or oil up. I think it added a fresh look to my skin.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Left my skin glowing!
Sampled

This was a great trial size product. After about two weeks of using Paula's Choice sample, once a day, my skin was much more even and left glowing! Will be purchasing this product in it's full size.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
I finally found a product that works great on my dry skin!!!
Sampled

I finally found a product that works on dry skin!!! I absolutely loclve this product. I can't wait to try other skin care products from this company!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Perfect!

My blemishes were reduced by 80% and my skin feels radiant! I wouldn't trade this formula for anything in the world!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Interesting!!
Sampled

This product is very interesting it almost feels like water being put on the skin. I did not use it lond enough to see the long lasting affects of this product but it seems like it would do a great job!

3
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
This stuff is amazing
Sampled

I have some issues with acne and redness every now and then. Some days I don't feel like I want to scrub my skin and risk drying it out with soap so I just take off my makeup, use a toner and then put this exfoliant on. When I wake up after using this my acne and redness is visibly reduced and corrected. I would stand by this product and its effectiveness for a long time!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Great product
Sampled

The sample bottle has lasted for multiple uses. It does a great job of removing anything my cleanser has left behind. After just one use I noticed smoother skin and smaller pores plus it did not irritate my skin. I would definitely add this to my daily routine.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Love

I love this product and what it does for my skin, as well as how it works with my other skin care products!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
I like it
Sampled

I really like that this product is a liquid - seems that most other similar products come as a cream or lotion. I pour some on a cotton pad and use it all over my face. I think I'd have to use it for a long period of time in order to really test the effects, but so far so good.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No