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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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After just a few days the stubborn little bumps around my chin disappeared. This stuff works. Can't speak to the " collagen boosting" properties, but my skin is clear.

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Pleasant Surprise
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I initially thought this product was just a toner--since I already use Clinique (and love it!) , I wasn't too thrilled about receiving this. However, it is actually an exfoliant and makes my skin feel incredibly soft. Perfect for applying before makeup.

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Love this
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This product makes my skin feel soft and smooth. I absolutely love this product and I am looking forward to purchasing the full size in this!

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Paula's Choice is a good choice
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I was super happy to see this product in my box this month! This is a great product that won't irritate or dry out your skin like other acne treating solutions. It doesn't leave your skin feeling tight and dry, but it does leave it feeling soft and clean! I will most likely purchase this product when the sample runs out!

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Paul's choice
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I had a nasty breakout and just received the product and decided to use it. I loved it my break out was gone in a couple days!

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Not my thing.
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I didn't feel like this was doing anything for me. It felt like water on my face that my skin wouldn't absorb.

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Acne Treatment
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I thought this stuff was kind of weird. Put an exfoliant on with a cotton ball and leave it on? I didn't think it did much for me.

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Wonderful
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I adored my sample of this product. It made skin look wonderful and felt great!

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great
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I have had acne for years and this really seemed to help! It also made my skin really soft.

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Oh my!
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I did not know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. Don't really know how to describe, but my skin just looks better to me (and feels good)

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