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Before you tone, cleanse oily skin with the brand’s gentle Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser.

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Birchbox Breakdown

Toner gets a bad rap for being the expendable part of our skincare regimens—but not now. In a pinch, we’re more likely to skip the moisturizer step than we are to bypass this Pore-Reducing Toner from Paula’s Choice. Not only does it make our enlarged pores look normal-sized, but it calms redness and provides a high dose of skin-repairing antioxidants. We’re sorry we ever doubted you, toner.

How to Use

Morning and night, soak a cotton pad in toner and sweep over clean, dry skin.

Water, Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Butylene Glycol (water-binding agent), Niacinamide (vitamin B3/cell-communcating ingredient), Adenosine Triphosphate (cell-communicating ingredient/skin conditioning agent), Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract (anti-irritant), Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract (antioxidant), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (skin conditioning agents), Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredients), Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (skin conditioning agent), Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 II, Ceramide 1, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol (lipid-based skin-repairing ingredients), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Oleth-10, DEA-Oleth-10 Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (emulsifiers), Polysorbate-20 (skin conditioning agent), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Sodium Citrate (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Trisodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

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Pores
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After the reviews and the rating I was really excited about this product. In truth, I am less than satisfied. Didn't really notice a difference in my skin and I've been using it for 3 weeks

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Oily mess
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this toner made my skin an oily mess! I have oily skin to begin with and this just made it so much worse. Went straight to the trash, sadly...

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Ok so far
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After reading the reviews I was hoping this was a wonder product. After almost a week I would say its just ok. I am a little nutty about results so I actually only used it on the right side of my face this week to see if I could see or feel a difference. My skin is combination really dry & really oily, acne prone and also super sensitive. On the plus side it has not caused any breakouts, yet it has also not decreased the amount of blackheads/whiteheads I am prone to in certain spots. It does not dry out the skin but left with a light layer of moisturizer that was not sticky or overpowering and I could skip my normal moisturizer. I think it will be great for summer when sometimes even a light moisturizer is too much for my skin.

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Great Toner!
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I am not too sure about the pore reducing aspect of this toner, but I do feel like it does its job well in every other department. I appreciate that this product does not container alcohol and therefore isn't too harsh on my skin. Since I have combination skin, I use a hydrating cleanser and am hoping this will help reduce my pore size on my nose. Overall, I have been very happy with all of the Paula's Choice products I have purchased (cleanser, AHA & BHA exfoliant, toner).

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Refreshing
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I use Paula's Choice clear cleanser, having acne prone skin this cleanser alone has transformed my skin to clear! No more large cystic acne! This toner already has begun to transform my pores, there is no tight feeling with this toner, no burning, no residue, and you don't have to rush and put on your moisturizer!!

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Game Changer

I've battled with large pores around my nose and cheeks since puberty. I use this toner along with my morning and night routines. I stopped using toner since I never really saw the point, but after trying out some of Paula's other products I decided to give this a go. I love, love, love this toner. There's no drying alcohol in it, and my skin has greatly improved in texture. I used to get a few little bumps around my jaw line, but everything's cleared up since I've started using it. No product can truly change your pore size for good, but this toner will most certainly clear out your pores.

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Where have you been all my life?

I received this sample and was intrigued. I have never heard of it, but thought I would give it a go. Wow! My skin is literally glowing. I started using it after I had a breakout and it didn't help on this one big gross zit I was gifted, but it has improved my nose. I had been having nonstop tiny little zits coming and going on a consistent basis, gone with the wind! Between that and the improvement in my skin tone and the seriously awesome glow I am ordering this Asap.

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Life changing

I have suffered with acne since I was 10 years old, and because I was so young I have scars like REALLY bad scars. I also have weird skin where I am not dry but I'm not oily and my skin has gotten better now that I am in my twenties. I no longer breakout like I use to but still got blemishes and scars on my cheeks.
So last year I did two chemical peels. The $300 treaements that u half to go to a dermatologist to get and where it peels your face off in the course or a week. They are so painful and expensive and I wasn't seeing the dramatic results I wanted. For so much money and pain I wanted to be beautiful ASAP. And it just wasn't happening, so I stopped and just have up hope and was like my skin is my skin.:/
Then last month I got this in my birch box. I saw results in one week. My light scars are almost gone and my face is glowing, glowing so much I don't even want to put foudation on. This product is a miracle in a bottle. I am going to keep upswing this product till the end of time. Try it and I bet you will love it!

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Wonderful!
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I am using this along with the cleanser and gel moisturizer and really love this skin care system. I have noticed my pores looking tighter since I began using the products, and I will definitely continue to use this brand.

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Reduced pore size, but caused breakouts

I was amazed when I saw my large pores reduce in size. Thought I'd found a miracle. But within a week my chin broke out with cystic type acne. It took me some time to catch on, but it was the only new product I was using at the time and when I stopped, the acne disappeared. Was really disappointed because it did work.

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