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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. 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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Good face peel
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This face peel works pretty well. It is easy to use and leaves your face super clean

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Multiple Pros!
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Great exfoliant, without drying your skin out! Also, makes your skin feel crazy clean!

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Multiple Pros!
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Great exfoliant, without drying your skin out! Also, makes your skin feel crazy clean!

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Amazing
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I'm reaching that time in my mid/later 20's where my pores are starting to betray me. After a a couple weeks of using this sample (it s still only half gone!) I've already noticed a difference . I'll definitely buy.

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Like it
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I like the product. I get little worried whenever I try new exfoliant since I have sensitive skin but I liked this product.

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Smooth but drying.
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I am middle aged and live in New England. I need more moisturizing properties in the items I use. I will have to skip this product.

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Very effevtive
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I was a little skeptical about this product, but was surprisingly pleased after trying it. It seemed to have an instant effect, my face felt smoother, hydrated, and fresh. I loved this product.

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Ehhh...
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Wasn't my favorite I broke out my face kind of easy so I haven't used it since but it might work better on other people !

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Gentle Peel
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This peel made my skin look more vibrant after using for several days. It felt gentle on my skin.

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I like this one
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I like the fragrance and texture. My skin felt wonderful after using it.

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