Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner

Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner
Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner

4.1

153 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Not tested on animals

INGREDIENTS

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol , Niacinamide , Adenosine Triphosphate, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract , Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate , Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate , Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 II, Ceramide 1, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol , Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Oleth-10, DEA-Oleth-10 Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate , Polysorbate-20 , Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol , Sodium Citrate, Carbomer , Xanthan Gum , Trisodium EDTA , Phenoxyethanol

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This provides my skin with a thin layer of lightweight hydration so I can use much less moisturizer (my combo/oily skin doesn't like it when I use more than a small amount of ANY moisturizer). You're supposed to apply this to a cotton pad and brush over your face and neck, but I don't want any of the product to be soaked up on a pad and wasted, so I just pour a little in the palm of my hand and use my fingers to apply.

Paula's Choice claims this can "help tone down oily skin and minimize pore size". I actually find that for my skin, it's better to switch to their RESIST Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner in the summer, which is even more lightweight IMO. I have not noticed this product doing much for my pore size or oiliness - if I need a product to fix those issues I reach for Paula's Choice BHA 9 (daily use/spot treatment) or their 4% BHA foam (once a week all over the face).

This, along with PC's RESIST Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner are two of the best toners for combo/oily skin I've tried.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.



on 3/13/2018 3:19:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Really like this.


on 8/11/2017 7:07:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this toner. Before using this I found toners either too drying or just ineffective. This really soothes my skin and makes my skin feel refreshed after cleansing. Doesn't irritate or feel heavy at all. I have very oily combo skin and find using this really helps

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on 5/7/2017 5:09:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have been using this for a year now and am just now on my second bottle. The thing about toners is that everyone says they are an important post cleansing step, I never believed this (marketing gimmick and all) because most of the time they contained exorbitant amounts of alcohol. This PC version is great! It gives you a whole load of skin cell communicating ingredients with great proven chemicals such as ceramides and nicinamide.

Apart from this, I have found that my skin has calmed down considerably since I began using it, it feels more well balanced and less sensitive. I think it may be because it renews the ingredients my skin needs which it looses when cleansed.

I have been using it every night after cleansing and follow up with a serum and oil/ moisturiser. In the morning I use the PC BHA toner. Overall I see no reason why I wouldn't buy this again.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 2/25/2017 3:23:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I am a huge fan of Paula's Choice products. I find them effective and well formulated. The first toner I used from Paula's line is the Resist Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner, which is a holy grail. I used it more like an essence and it helped with both my skin tone and dryness. I was really excited to try the Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner because I have oily skin and large pores. The toner lasted nearly 3 months and it was very soothing and calming. I really liked using it after doing any masks or peels that involved AHA or BHAs. Unfortunately, it had no discernible effect on my oil production or the size of my pores. Because I can get calming and soothing toners at much more reasonable priceS I will not repurchase.

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on 2/14/2017 3:07:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I started using this as I was struggling with acne and dryness (due to prolong use of anti acne products). I tried many toners before and none of them gave any benefit to my skin. For me in the winter it was a struggle to find out the correct moisturizer as my skin was extremely dry. Earlier my skin was oily but I used many anti acne products for years, which changed my skin into a bumpy and dry mess.
I'm using this toner every day in the morning and in the evening alternative days (other days I use 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant). Initially I tried using it with 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant but I felt it was unnecessary. It is better to use alone. I don't struggle anymore with my dry skin. My skin is even now. It took almost 3-4 months. But I'm glad I tried these products. I think my skin transformation is a result of using this toner and Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant both. I tried other Paula's choice products too but these two are my favorite. I highly recommend this toner to anyone need a solution to acne/dryness/uneven skin texture.

To get a $10 discount in your first purchase from Paula's choice website, you can use my code from the following link:
https://goo.gl/4P3J1j

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Gentle on the skin and does the job! I'm glad that it's reasonably priced and available at Nordstrom! I will repurchase.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 1/10/2017 3:01:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I was excited to try this toner, but unfortunately it just didn't work for me. First of all, it left me feeling sticky. Second, It felt drying. Finally, it left my skin red and inflamed. I wish now I had ordered a sample first.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 9/23/2016 11:22:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have oily acne prone skin. Got this with the advanced skin balancing line. I love this toner. I I use it after cleansing and notice it cleans away any left over dirt/ makeup. Leaves my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. I love all the antioxidants that are in this toner. I always use this after cleasing am and pm. My skin has never looked better after switching to PC products. Just repurchased my second bottle!

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Black

My skin is extremely acne prone. I didn't have much acne as a teenager. But I'm fighting adult acne 10 years now. Over the long period of time I tried many products to get rid of acne. But since they are harsh I could not continue to use them for very long. This pore reducing toner is not one of them. It works well on acne but without damaging my skin. Long use of acne products made my skin very dull. So I was looking for product those works well on acne and hydrate the skin. This toner fall into that category. It is helping me in clearing up my skin (along with few more products) but it hydrate the skin as well. Since I started using Paula's choice product I'm seeing improvement in my skin texture. My make up goes smooth and my skin is less flakey and balanced. Overall I definitely recommend this product, specially if you are prone to acne.

Following link can be used in Paula's choice website to get a $10 off:
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