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SKIN BALANCING Pore-Reducing Toner

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    This lightly hydrating toner regulates oily skin and minimizes pores while its potent antioxidants, anti-irritants and cell-communicating ingredients go to work to restore and repair damaged skin.

    • Blackheads, Enlarged Pores
    • Combination, Oily Skin
    • Niacinamide regulates enlarged pores & balances oily skin
    • Potent antioxidants repair damaged skin
    • Anti-inflammatories soothe & reduce redness
    • Gentle formula revitalizes skin, leaving it soft & smooth

    Why is it different?
    Unlike most other toners on the market, SKIN BALANCING Pore-Reducing Toner is famous for offering potent antioxidants, anti-irritants and cell-communicating ingredients which help restore normal function to damaged, misbehaving cells.

    When used after cleansing, it helps skin restore and repair itself. This truly state-of-the-art toner helps balance skin so its oily areas do not worsen. Redness is reduced while slightly dry, flaky areas are made smooth and soft. It also helps to remove last traces of makeup and may be the only "moisturizer" your normal to oily skin needs during summer months or in humid climates.

    SKIN BALANCING Pore-Reducing Toner helps balance skin with antioxidants and hydrating ceramides, making oily areas less noticeable and skin more even, smooth, moisturized, and protected. Niacinamide helps improve the appearance of enlarged pores over time. This is a remarkably effective formula with an amazingly weightless feel on skin.

    All Paula’s Choice products are 100% fragrance free, clinically proven to be non-irritating, and never tested on animals.

    What does it do?
    SKIN BALANCING Pore-Reducing Toner offers proven antioxidants, soothing plant extracts, and niacinamide to help tone down oily skin and minimize pore size. It’s exceptionally lightweight liquid formula still provides high-quality hydration to diminish dry flaky areas of skin.

    Who is it for?
    SKIN BALANCING Pore-Reducing Toner is ideal for those with normal to oily or combination skin who are also struggling with enlarged pores, blemishes, bumps, and dry flaky areas of skin.

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    Water, Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Niacinamide (vitamin B3/cell-communicating ingredient), Polysorbate-20 (skin conditioning agent), Adenosine (cell-communicating ingredient/skin conditioning agent), Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract (anti-irritant), Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract (antioxidant), Hydrolyzed Jojoba EstersSodium PCAPanthenolSodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredients), Ceramide NPCeramide APCeramide EOPPhytosphingosineCholesterol (lipid-based skin-repairing ingredients), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Oleth-10, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (emulsifiers), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Sodium Citrate (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Trisodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

    After cleansing, apply toner to a cotton pad and gently stroke over face and neck. Do not rinse. Follow with the rest of your morning or evening skincare routine. For daytime, finish with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 25 or greater.

    What do toners “tone”? I thought Paula didn’t recommend toners!

    Paula has always recommended toners that are well-formulated. Toners can be a great after-cleansing step to be sure you’ve removed all of your makeup. When properly formulated, they soothe skin and add hydrating ingredients to make skin softer, not to mention they’re another leave-on source for antioxidants and other ingredients that improve skin’s healthy functioning.

    How do I know which toner is right for me? Besides skin type, what are the main differences between Paula's Choice toners?

    All of our toners restore skin, help remove last traces of makeup, are alcohol- and fragrance-free, and contain no unnecessary irritants such as menthol, peppermint, and citrus oils. They are great as an adjunct to a more thorough cleansing routine, especially post-workout or in hot/humid climates. Even more significantly they go beyond the basics by offering skin benefits you can see and feel.

    CALM Redness Relief Toners are specially formulated with a proven complex of barrier repair and anti-inflammatory ingredients that work to reduce redness and signs of sensitivity. These ultra-gentle toners are the ones to choose if one of your concerns is red, reactive skin.

    EARTH SOURCED Purely Natural Refreshing Toner is for all skin types. It has a distinctive, liquid-gel formula bursting with antioxidants proven to repair skin and stimulate collagen production. The formula uses proprietary technology that truly captures the best of nature and modern science.

    SKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner for normal to very dry skin is an excellent choice for those who need more help protecting their skin from environmental damage or dryness. SKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner has a richer texture than any of our other toners and contains more plant oils and other emollients than our MOISTURE BOOST Essential Hydrating Toner. This is a great option for dry to very dry skin, extremely sun damaged skin, or those dealing with eczema.

    SKIN BALANCING Pore-Reducing Toner for normal to oily/combination skin is excellent for protecting skin from environmental damage or dryness. In addition, its cell-communicating ingredients can, in theory, help balance skin so its oily areas do not worsen or lead to reddened or blemished skin. SKIN BALANCING Pore-Reducing Toner uses a more complex formulation than our Healthy Skin Refreshing Toner, and helps restore normal cell function.

    RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner is a specialized formula designed to supply aging skin with a broad range of ingredients it needs to produce healthy collagen while reducing wrinkles. It is a super-charged version of our popular SKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner, with a specific emphasis on improving the signs of aging skin.

    RESIST Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner is a specialized formula designed to supply normal to oily or breakout-prone aging skin with a broad range of targeted ingredients to help improve signs of aging plus reduce enlarged pores and reduce dry, flaky, uneven skin texture. It is ideal for those struggling with oily skin, wrinkles, and large pores.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 11 reviews
    My favorite Paula product

    I love putting this on, it leaves skin feeling great. By far my favorite Paula product. I have really sensitive skin, it gets red so easy and feel like this has helped! I know there's a new redness relief line but honestly not sure if it would be worth switching over, love this one!

    Very good...surprised

    Very good toner for the day. I use it with Resist Advanced Replenishing toner with the 1% Clinical retinol.

    Ambika Nair

    this is a wonderful and non irritating toner. Feels great after washing and really works.

    Kelly Tim
    One of a kind, superb toner.

    Difficult to find a toner without fragrance that removes leftover makeup and excess oil WITHOUT drying skin. This is it! Perfect for touch ups when needed. Hydrates while removing excess oil at same time. Love this toner!

    Best toner I have ever used!

    This toner is great, it removes any last traces of makeup without leaving my skin tight and dry. My skin feels clean and soft and ready for Paula's choice 2% BHA.

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