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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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love it!
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I started using this on my neck since I am in my late 40s and starting some change there. I have been using just a little bit each day for the last few weeks and can see a difference. About to go and buy a bottle. Wonderful product.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE
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Feels great, my skin really does feel softer even in the morning after I put it on, love love love

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Best BHA on the market
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As far as I can tell, this is the best you can get without a prescription. It works really well with all of the other products I use in my morning/evening skincare routine. Keeps pores pretty clear without drying out my skin too badly.

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Love the product!

I was completely amazed by this product. I put it on after a I wash my face at night and in the morning it looks like new!

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Game changer
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I've never used an exfoliant, just never tried it. Am I glad I got this sample!! My skin is much softer and brighter! Who knew this could make such a difference?!!

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Great for oily, acne-prone skin
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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!

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Very nice product
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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.

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Left my skin glowing!
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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.

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I finally found a product that works great on my dry skin!!!
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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!

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Perfect!

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

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