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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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Intrigued by this product And considering purchasing

I enjoy trying out new products such as this one and was pleased to find it comparable to other products I have used but yet unique and less pricey but definitely going to purchase! LeAves my skin very soft and smooth

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A holy grail for me.

I use this product every single morning as part of my morning skincare routine and I have been doing so for years. This BHA clears out clogged pores and keeps them that way. I would use this at night however I am currently using a tretinoin cream in the evenings. I suggest NOT using a cotton round and just apply by pouring a few drops onto the palm of your hand and pressing it onto your skin...you will save money and product this way.

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Like it
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I feel like I can tell a difference in my skin after using this. I helps blemishes go away faster and helped my skin look generally brighter. I like that I don't have to do the extra step of rinsing it off (lazy I know). Ok for my sensitive skin too. I'll purchase more soon.

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Love!
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Oh my gosh, what is on this cotton ball?!? I am so shocked every time I use this. I'll clean my face with a cleansing cloth, use my Makeup Eraser, and then use this bad boy. Man! The stuff that comes off is insane! Makes my chin feel so much smoother after those blackheads get destroyed.

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Works beautifully!
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Got this as a sample and I am about to order the full size. Works on my sensitive skin and it has never felt or looked better!

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Not a Fan
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Both my daughter and I tried this product and did not like it. I'm 55, she's 23 and it made us both break out! I felt it made my skin oily, especially in the forehead area. We will not be purchasing this product, nor can we recommend it.

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Quick results!
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I just started using this a few days ago and I have already noticed decreased redness and smaller pores. It does burn a little at first but it really does work! Love Paula's choice. Thank you birchbox!

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