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

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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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Great product
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I don't have much time for nighttime regimens but I do have this on my fingertips and massage it onto my face I love the way it makes my Face feel clean and bright

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Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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I don't really have any skin issues but I liked how it left my skin feeling. It didn't irritate my skin and had a nice scent to it unlike some other brands I have used.

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Nice!
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I have a couple dry patches on my face, that bother me like crazy. No matter how much lotion I put on, or how many facials I give myself with a series of cleansers and masks, these dry spots were always there! I decided to try this stuff on a whim, expecting the exact same results I always get. I was very pleasantly surprised! I washed my face with a light exfoliant, and then applied this stuff exactly the way the directions said. Dry patches.... GONE! I use it about once a week, and my face has not looked this good in years!

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Skin Perfecting
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This product is great. It clears up unwanted acne, really fast. I noticed a difference in my skin overnight. I have sensitive skin, so I use it every two to three days. No issues noted.

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I was very pleased
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I am always nervous about trying exfoliants, or acid type things on my skin. My skin is fair and can be very sensitive to chemicals. This worked really well though. You don't need a lot to be effective and I did not get any kind of rash or burn from it. Great product.

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Nice Product
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I've been a little hesitant to use salicylic acid but this product is gentle and did not irritate my sensitive skin. I needed something to help get rid of blackheads and this did the trick.

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Improves my skin
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I have been using for a few weeks and the results are decreased pore size and generally better looking skin. Really surprised how well this works.

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Like this alot
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I like this product, but i don't love it. It's good for calming redness which is a plus, but doesn't work on stubborn blackheads like it advertises.

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clean face
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I like this product and will soon purchase. it leaves your face smooth and clean and fresh. I use it every other day.

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Super clean
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This stuff leaves my skin feeling super clean - like the cotton ball looked dirty after I used it! The scent isn't that great, but it doesn't burn like the usual astringent type product.

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