Based on 141 reviews
This advanced system helps curb shine, visibly minimize pore size, create a brighter, healthier-looking complexion and vastly improve hydration.

*This item is not eligible for additional discounts.


Based on 141 reviews
This advanced system helps curb shine, visibly minimize pore size, create a brighter, healthier-looking complexion and vastly improve hydration.
  • Balances combination skin
  • Helps fight multiple signs of aging and sun damage
  • Lightweight formulas

*This item is not eligible for additional discounts.

Skin Types:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
Large Pores


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Why is it different?
This complete skincare routine helps combination skin while clearing congested pores and excess oil, and addressing signs of aging, including fine lines around the eyes, uneven skin tone, dryness, and dullness.

This kit contains:
Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser (237 ml/8 fl. oz.)
SKIN BALANCING Pore-Reducing Toner (190 ml/6.4 fl. oz.)
Skin PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (118 ml/4 fl. oz.)
SKIN BALANCING Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol (30 ml/1 fl. oz.)
SKIN BALANCING Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (60 ml/2 fl. oz.)
SKIN BALANCING Invisible Finish Moisture Gel (60 ml/2 fl. oz.)
SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask (118 ml/4 fl. oz.)
What does it do?
Each product in this kit works with the others to balance combination skin and dab out excess oil without stripping skin. You’ll see smoother, softer skin, refined pore size, unclogged pores, and a visible improvement in the look of fine lines and rough, uneven skin tone.
How to use
Step 1 Cleanser: AM/PM

Step 2 Toner: AM/PM

Step 3 Exfoliant: AM and/or PM

Step 4 Serum: AM/PM

Step 5 Moisturizer with SPF: AM

Step 5 Moisturizer: PM

Once a Week Mask

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Research Our products are well-researched and backed by our guarantee to deliver effective results. You can view research studies for each product in this set on its individual product page.
Key Ingredients
Product Ingredients Our products contain effective levels of ingredients guaranteed to be good for your skin. You can view ingredients for each product in this set on its individual product page.

Ratings & Reviews

It's a game changer


I switched over to all-natural skin care products about 6 months ago and it was such a joke--never had my face broken out so badly as when I was on this routine. I had used Paula's Choice in the past and based on my current skin needs the customer service team recommended the skin balancing kit. It took only a week for my skin to totally clear up! I am so amazed by this kit and I get excited morning and night to go through my skincare routine so I know I will have awesome clear skin!


San Jose, CA


I love this product


I have EXTREMELY oily skin, HUGE pores, and acne. Before I started using this product, I couldn't go a day without washing my face because I would breakout horribly. I started using Paula's Choice about 4 months ago and I LOVE it. One thing I learned was to wash my hands before washing my face. Something simple but critical to your face. When I first started, I still got breakouts and super oily but NOW, it's rare if I see a pimple on my face. I honestly don't want ALL the oil on my face to go away because it's a natural anti aging tactic. But honestly, since I've been using this product my face has NEVER looked better. I will be turning 40 years old in November but people think I'm in my late 20's to early 30's. It has even my skin and cleared up all my acne. One thing I do use but it's not recommended is my face brush to wash it. Again, I have huge pores!


El Paso, Tx


Perfect for Everyone


Who doesn't want balanced skin?! This line is incredible for all skin types and was my first line of Paula's Choice products. I recently switched to the Resist line because I'm starting to get wrinkles, but I still use a few products from this line because they are so effective. I am adamant on never wearing make-up EVER and this product line helped me with that. I have combination oily and dry skin and I have occasional acne and red spots... this "balanced" my skin. It's truly incredible and you WILL see results the first time you use it. After the first week you'll forget any other brand but Paula's Choice exists.

No-Make-Up Jenna

Warren, Michigan


Customer for Life


Just wanted to tell the people searching for a reason why to buy this product. Yes the price is a little much, but it is worth it. My skintype is combination, and my skin is prone to blackheads and cystic acne, where my pores get infected/ becomes swollen and it hurts and takes a week to clear by itself usually around my chin and nose area. It also means i cannot extract it because of the swelling. I have never had such amazing products. This has reduced the overall eruptions of the cystic acne, and even when it does happen this cuts the time for it to clear. My blackheads become easier to extract and my pores have become much smaller. When i stop using the product or forget to, my skin wont break out like some skincare products do. It does a great job of evening out the oilyness of my skin tone and the toners and cleaners wont dry out my skin. It has lasted me a year and because of that they have given me a discount to repurchase what i bought a year ago, which is really nice and it makes me want to keep buying the products. I love the retinol that comes with it, it makes my skin look really nice. I'm a college student and i go through alot of stressful and sleepless nights, this set makes me glow and wakeup with smooth butterlicious skin, and im thankful i found it because i'd be a hot mess. So hopefully this encourages you to buy this set. One thing i do have to say is the first time you use it, you may see some pimples pop up but it is because it is pulling up the stuff that would have erupted at a later time, im not a professional but it has what i have noticed, there are no burning sensations or anything that will set you off, again if you are still hesitant try the samples and make that decision for yourself, hope this helps. :D


Tulsa, ok


Skin Balancing Advanced Kit


I have been an Obagi fan/user for the past 8+ years. I started to feel like it wasn't giving me the results I wanted and I wondered if there was any better products out there. I saw a review on the advanced serum on Instagram and the results looked very promising. I have been using the system for about a month now. I use it, along with the Resist Triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser 7% 2x a day. The first week I broke out in these weird white bumps around my mouth, nose and eyelids, but I kept using the system and no longer have that issue. Since using the system my brown spots have faded (slowly, but I can tell a difference), my makeup goes on smoothly, pores have significantly shrunk (nose and check area), skin is baby soft and tightened, and my wrinkles have diminished. Now that my skin is used to the system I have started to incorporate my Obagi tretinoin .05% and blender at night. (Only when I think my skin can handle it. If it starts peeling too much, I let my skin rest for a few days.) On the nights that I use the Obagi, follow the following protocol: cleanser, toner, Resist Triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser 7%, Obagi trentinoin .05%, Obagi Blender and the systems moisturizer. I feel like my skin heels faster from the tretinoin with this system then with the rest of the Obagi system. So far I've had great results using both. Note: I always wear a hat when I am outside and lather on the systems sunscreen.


Seattle, WA


Can't live without these products


After trying several of Paula's Choice products. Sometimes entire lines and sometimes a mix and match, I've settled for this line because it's the best for my combination skin. My only complain, if you want to call it that way is that I wish she would offer more sizes for all the products. I would like to see the choices for big sizes like the cleanser but also travel size to take along.

Patrizia Lilli

Ellicott City, Md


the skin I had years ago, only better!


I am not a fan of kits and regular routines involving multiple steps, but this year it looked like my skin needed some help. I noticed loss of elasticity, uneven tone, redness, tightness, and breakouts. Using this kit as per the instructions did not add much time to my routine since the products absorb quickly. I added some BHA 9 for the trouble spots and after two weeks I feel like going out without makeup just because I look so good! Excellent value with well-sized products.

trish h

alberta Canada


These products have changed my skin and my life!.


Where do I start. I was initially really excited to try out this skin care brand. I am so thankful I did. These products have made such a difference in my skin. They are so high quality at such a good price. I only have the cleanser and the toner from this line so far. The cleanser is very creamy and deep cleansing. I can use it around my eyes with no issues. The toner is very lightweight and dries fairly quickly. Both of these products help reduce the appearance of pores, leave the skin very soft, and are very gentle. If you have enlarged pores and sensitive skin, this kit was made for you! :)

Zule the Doll

Phoenix, AZ




This is by far the best skincare line I have ever used.....and I've used it all! I suffer from adult acne issues especially after having two kids - your hormones are not balanced, which left my skin really bad. I had cystic acne, blackheads, etc. I found Paula's website and started really looking into ingredients of skincare. So I gave it a try......I've never been so happy and satisfied with these amazing results and in such s short amount of time. I use the entire line twice a day and follow Paula's instructions. WOW!!! You will not be disappointed. Because of my age, the Resist Line for aging and acne is absolutely perfect as well. It helps to really balance the acne issue plus the lines that start to show up as you age. Both have provided 100% of what they claimed the products would do. THANK YOU!!!!


San Francisco, CA


Adore it!!


From the first use I noticed a difference in my skin. I have combination skin where my forehead and chin are simultaneously oily and dry. This eliminates my pimples and black heads AND gently removes all my dry skin leaving my face and neck moisturized and feeling so clean. I use the face wash twice a day and the other products once, at night. The face wash removes makeup surprisingly well compared to others, the toner does not leave your skin feeling dry or tight, and the liquid exfoliator is genius. No redness or irritation because there is NO SCRUBBING. The cherry on top is really the serum which contains retinol, an ingredient that nit only helps fight acne but aging as well. The moisturizers are so light but really leave your skin hydrated and soft, and there us an spf 30 for daytime. I have never been as satisfied as I am with this system. It's worth every penny.


Montreal, QC



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