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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
I can take it or leave it.
from Los Angles, CA
About Me Minimalist
Comments about SKIN BALANCING Pore-Reducing Toner - 6.4 oz:
When I started using Paula's Choice products, I sampled the Skin Balancing line. I ended up buying the cleanser and toner at the same time because they seemed to compliment each other. However, after regular use, I found the cleanser was a superstar, while the toner was quite mediocre.Some benefits are that the product is a colorless liquid, alcohol-free and fragrance-free, with a very mild, neutral scent. Also, the packaging is a screw top with a hole reducer to prevent too much from coming out when dispensed. At first I used the toner in the morning because I thought I would get a touch of moisture and some pore tightening. What I got was a toner that didn't sink in well, leaving my face sticky. It didn't matter how much or how little I used, whether I applied with cotton rounds or fingers--the stickiness remained. It interfered with subsequent AM skin care products, and ultimately left me more greasy than I would like. I switched to only using it at night, which wasn't much of an improvement, but the stickiness was less of an issue with my PM routine. Over time, it seemed that the SB toner didn't have much benefit to my skin, and in fact was sometimes irritating. I started alternating night usage with another product in the PC line, Skin Recovery Toner, which has proved to be more soothing and balancing than the namesake toner.Overall, my experience with this toner has been one of take it or leave it. It definitely is not something I can't live without. I won't repurchase and am still on the hunt for an AM toner toner that will work for me.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Didn't work for me
from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
About Me Beauty Conscious
I use this toner after I wash my face, but when I put it on, my face gets a little hot and red (for about a min, then its just a bit more red than normal). Also, it kinda leaves my skin sticky. So I only use it for about a week then stop. I have eczema so I'm supper conscious about the ingredients, most of which I learned from PC's team (thank you so much). But somehow this doesn't suit me. My skin is very very prone to becoming irritated (even with cotton balls or very gentle soap/fragrance/SLS-free cleansers, I only use Bioderma cleansing water to cleanse my face now and it's enough for me 'cause I don't ware much makeup), so I was wondering if PC's team can advise me on which ingredients I should avoid, even if it's a normally good one like in the toner?Also, I can't use sunscreen with titanium dioxide in it. I've tried many products, including yours (the resist youth extending), all fragrance/ alcohol free, but they all make my skin uncomfy, hotter and more red than normal (without sunscreen). Currently, I'm using a sunscreen with only zinc oxide that I luckily found (Skin Aqua, the white cap, by Sun Play-Rohto) and only that doesn't make me feel bad. Now I'm using your BHAs and 2 moisturizers, one with retinol, all is fine without the toner, but....my cheeks are still a tiny bit red, like not all ok if you look closely. Any advise? :[Thanks for your education, info, great quality yet cruelty-free products and allowing super long comments. :]Fight-on, ur still my go-to brand hehehheh :DD
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience! For the answers to the questions, we recommend contacting a member of our Customer Care team - they have a great knowledge base and will be happy to assist you!
HOLY GRAIL skincare item
from Oswego, il
If you are reading this review, don't even think about it and add it to your shopping cart. I have use the Paula bha exfoliants with success, but it was not until I started using this twice a day that I got the complexion I dreamed of! It gave me dramatic results and a must in my routine. I apply this after I cleanse, follow with my bha exfocleanseand finish with pure aloe from my fridge. It has not dried out my skin. My skin no longer feels oily just after a short period of time either! It really normalizes your skin! I can't rave enough about this! Best of all, it is affordable and the bottle is large!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Don't think this one is for me.
I've been using this toner morning and night for 4 days now and every time it burns my face more. I'm staring to think my skin doesn't like glycerin because every product I have tried that has glycerin as one of the first few ingredients burns my face. This is upsetting to me because I am trying to find a replacement for the Hydralight toner and so far I haven't had much luck. I don't know what to use now.
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund, as well as recommend a product that might work better for your skin type.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Zurich, Switzerland
I purchased three products: the Skin Balancing Pore Reducing Toner, the Calm Redness Relief 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant and the Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish. While the Exfoliant and the Shine Stopper do everything they claim the Toner doesn't work for me. It irritates my skin. I applied it in the evening before my moisturizer and my skin immediately became red and blotchy. In the morning I applied it before my sunscreen and again, my skin became blotchy. If I just apply my moisturizer and then the exfoliant my skin looks great. I tried using this toner for several days thinking that my skin will get used to it. But the toner has still the same effect - it irritates my skin.
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for sharing you experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Better Then ones I have used before.
from Fresno, CA
About Me Brand Buyer
I have used others, primarily between Pro Activ & Clinque when comparing toners. I can honestly say this does not dry my skin out and leave a tight feeling. I feels like a nice step after the cleanser. Plus it does not burn even swiping over acne like some I have had tried.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
great "starter" toner!
from Boston, MA
About Me Budget Buyer
Before I started using PC products I was used to so-called toners that left my face feeling dry and tight, and though I didn't know it at the time, left my skin irritated and did more harm than good. I associated the feeling with being clean. This ended up not being the perfect toner for my face, but only because I have different needs (so it still gets 5-stars!). BUT I would have HATED going directly to a toner with a milkier texture. This toner is nice and light and actually helped my skin. It provides light moisture. If you are new to toners and don't know where to start, I would recommend trying this first as a transition.
LOOK NO FURTHER
from Toronto, ON
I refuse to use another toner after finishing an entire bottle of the Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Toner. This toner is great because it removes every trace of oil or make up residue without drying the skin. It's a great product to ensure that the pores are clean and helps other skin care products work a lot more effectively! I use it before using the Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid and the combination has improved my skin complexion immensely!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I used 12 bottles in last year of 2015!
I'm a big fan of Paula's Choice. I used 12 bottles of this toner in last year,which means every month i have finished one. I love this toner, and the price is very reasonable.
(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Unfortunately it made me break out
from St. Louis, MO
I was so excited to purchase this product since a friend of mine uses it daily. I even tried a sample for a couple days and didn't seem to have any side effects after use. After I purchased the product and and used it for a few weeks, I started breaking out. I immediately stopped using and the product and the acne went away. If you are prone to cystic acne, you may want to reconsider purchasing.
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.