• Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner Full size
  • Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner Full size
  • Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner Full size
Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner Full size
Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner Full size
Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner Full size

Skin Balancing Toner

28 Reviews
  • Restore the balance of your skin with this lightly hydrating toner.

  • Skin Type: Combination skin, Oily skin
  • Concern: Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores
  • Ingredients: Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Adenosine, Glycerin View all
  • Routine: Toner
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Skin Balancing Toner

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  • What does it do?

    Tone down oily skin and minimize pores.

    Restore the balance of your skin with this light hydrating toner. Potent antioxidants, soothing plant extracts and niacinamide help to tone down oily skin and refine pores. The lightweight formula provides optimal hydration, for smooth, clearer-looking skin.

  • Is this suitable for my skin?

    What is your skin type?

  • Key Features

    Balances skin

    Restores moisture balance

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

  • How to use

    After cleansing, apply a little bit of toner on a cotton pad to your face and neck. Do not rinse off.
    Follow with an exfoliant, antioxidant serum and/or a day or night cream suitable for your skin type. For daytime, always use a moisturiser with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

  • Reviews

    28 Reviews
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    Rie - So disappointing..
    I have combination,acne-prone skin and I have large pores. My skin was doing great after months of using 2%BHA liquid exfoliant so I have decided to add this toner to my skincare. At first, it was great, made my skin smooth and hydrated. But after a few weeks of using it, I started to notice a stinging pain when applying to my skin and my skin started to get dry especially around my mouth and chin. I started breaking out around the same dry area and gotten more blackheads and acne.

    Customer Care: Hi Rie, I'm sorry to hear about your experience with our Skin Balancing Toner. Everyone's skin is unique and what might work for one person, does not for others. Please get in touch with us so we can advise on alternative products! King regards, Marissa - Paula's Choice Customer Care
    Elena - Love it
    First time bought this toner and I love it. No breakouts and it leaves my skin so smooth and hydrated. I have combo oily skin.

    Customer Care: Hi Elena, thanks for this great review! Our Skin Balancing line is a great option for combination or oily skin. Using it alongside our BHA exfoliant is a great way to address the blemishes that often come with oily skin! Consider using it with the Skin Balancing Cleanser or the Resist Anti-Aging Foaming Cleanser to make sure your skin stays clean and hydrated. Kind regards, Marissa - Paula's Choice Customer Care Team.
    Richhard - Get a sample before purchasing!
    I have oily to combo, acne prone skin and my skin has been doing great lately. I heard amazing things about this toner and I thought it'd make a good addition to my skin care routine. The first couple of days using it after cleansing am and pm, my skin looked and felt lovely and plump. But, sadly, it broke me out like crazy and I had to stop it and allow my skin to recover. I ended up giving it to my mum. Really disappointed. I would've given it 5 stars if it weren't for the comedogenic reaction. I'll be trying the Resist Weightless Anti-Age Repair toner and see if it's any better. Get some samples before you purchase. Even if a product is 'comedogenic', your skin may simply not like the formula.

    Customer Care: Hi, and thanks for letting us know of your experience - we're sorry to hear this didn't work for you! We encourage you to contact our customer service department, who might be able to provide you with a refund.
    Antoniya - i love this toner
    i prefer this toner in the summer
    Rado Kolev - Best
    I have oily skin that is also dry. This toner moisturizes my skin just the right amount without the heavy feel of a cream. Perfect for under SPF
    KarinaP - Didn't work for me at all
    I have used samples of this toner and I thought it would be a good replacing for the toner from the Resist line, but unfortunately it didn't work for me. After a few days of use my skin got covered in small red bumps and the more I'd use it the worse it would get. After I stopped for a couple of weeks my skin started to clear out and get back to normal. A few weeks later I thought trying again to see if the toner was really the matter. I thought it would maybe cause my skin to purge and then it would become clearer so I continued this time for 1 month and I ended up with almost ruining my skin. I have got lots of breakouts, small and big, whiteheads and red bumps like a rash on all of my forehead. All of this was gone within a couple of weeks after I stopped using it again. I do not know why it would irritate my skin so bad. I am left with 2/3 of the bottle and I cannot use it.
    Emelie - Feeling dehydrated? Use this.
    I have just starting using this toner, which personally, reminds me of those watery essences I used to use when I lived in Japan. It feels great, gives your skin an instant boost of well-needed hydration for people with dehydrated skin/combination/oily such as myself. It sinks into your skin super fast and makes it feel happy and plump within seconds. The only major difference is that compared to other essences/toners on the market, this toner doesn't include any crappy ingredients that may feel good initially but is actually damaging in the long run. It's simply fantastic and I don't think I'll ever be able to switch to any other toner.
    Rose - Great
    This is a great toner. But again, all of these toners are especially knowing how difficult it is to find a toner that has good Ingredients and not the harmful ones in it. If I would rate again I would give 5 stars to all Paula's toners. This is good to use in the evening with a cotton pad to make sure there is no make up left. My favourite in the morning is Earth sourched toner because you can spread it with hands. I haven't tried all Paula's toners yet so I'm glad to say there might even be more favourites to come.
    Julie - Great toner
    Great toner. Doesn't irritate. Great for my combination skin.
    Iman - Amazing!
    Really great toner if you have combination skin and get breakouts! Thank you so much!
    laura - so nice
    really really like this toner. When you add it to your skincare with other pc products you maybe wont notice what this product does, and thats why ive seen a lot of confused people. But this is really good, it will help with oily to combo skin. this is amazing in the morning to pad into the skin. It really helps with breakouts and redness, oily skin and also dry patches. my skin is almost clear thanks to paula :)
    Marianne - Love it
    Have been using this toner with Clear cleanser and BHA, and what once was very oily skin with breakouts is no more! It is mild and cleansing, and in no way provokes your skin to further oiliness, which was key for me. Almost immediately since I started using these products my skin has visibly improved day by day, and now instead of frowning at the mirror, I grin.
    However, would like to say, like a few other reviewers have mentioned, I do not use a moisturizer unless a need developes (rarely), but would like to use a SPF. Would it be possible to add SPF to the Shine Stopper? Customer Care: Thank you for your review. Using a sunscreen every day is a must. For oily/combination skin we have some great lightweight sunscreens that will not feel heavy on your skin and help fight multiple signs of ageing. Please contact us should you need further advice.
    Olivier - Great toner
    If you're a guy with combination skin like me, then this toner is probably the best PC has to offer you. It doesn't feel heavy on skin, yet it moisturizes it just fine while at the same time preventing breakouts and blemishes. Great stuff!
    Lisa - Not that great
    It removes dirt but it doesn't make my skin feel amazing. It also makes my nose really shiny and it's usually not that shiny.
    Caroline - Not for me
    Sadly, this toner doesn't work for me. My skin was softer at first but then I had dry patches of irritated skin above my cheekbones and it gave me a bumpy skin on my forehead and chin. I had to stop using it after 2 weeks or so.
    Kat - Nothing special
    This toner is ok. It feels refreshing and isn't drying.unfortunately, it didn't do anything for my pores or oily t zone.
    Tònia - Toner + moisturizer
    This toner is simply perfect. It refreshes without irritation nor dryness. If you have combination to oily skin, it's probable that you won't need to apply any moisturizer after, because it eliminates dry skin and leaves a comfortable feeling.
    Dorthe - Not for my sensitive skin
    I'm a devoted PC fan, and love all my PC products. Unfortunately the toner does not work well with my sensitive/combination skin. After about a week and a half of appying it morning + evening, my skin started to get red, inflammed and prickly after use. As a result of this, I have developed a big thing between a breakout and at dry patch on my forehead, which now itches and flakes. Customer Care : Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear about your experiences. Although the response you mentioned is not common with this product, we understand that each person will respond differently to ingredients and products. We would like to suggest to try our Hydralight Healthy Skin Refreshing toner as the Skin Balancing toner might be too potent for your sensitive combination skin. It will be our pleasure to send you some samples to try it out.
    Lavinia - It works great for me!
    I have oily acne prone skin and I use this toner every day as a part of my skin care routine. It gives me that very light hydration that I need just after cleansing. My skin loves it!
    Konstantinos - Perfect ''Moisturizer" for oily skin
    I cannot say how much grateful I am for finding this particular product.
    I have always been on a search for a liquid/fluid type of moisturizer and usually most of the toners/lotions/etc. I had tried, rather irritated or did nothing to my skin.
    I have oily sensitive skin which tends to react instantly to anything I put on. It doesn't take more than 1 day to figure out if my skin tolerates a product or not. Using more than 2 layers of hydration, even in the form of a serum and toner can be problematic. Most of my issues come from the fact that I couldn't find anywhere a gel/lotion type of hydration suitable for my skin that would not break me out. Biggest concern always was the fact that these gels and lotions rarely get absorbed into my skin and always leave an unnecessary film behind which keeps on staying there for hours

    I have used hundreds of moisturizers in the form of gels and after all the trial and error sessions I finally realize that liquids - such as toners/sprays/fluids/etc. - and serums are the BEST when comes about hydrating oily skin.

    I usually use the Skin Balancing Toner in the evening after I shave; once in a while at night as a sole moisturizer when I feel like my skin should ''breath'' a little; before a serum if my skin is too dry and flaky and even in the morning on my T-zone.
    I'm also using it in combination with Hydralight Healthy Skin Refreshing Toner, which is lighter and goes perfectly in the morning (before sunscreen).
    Hydralight Healthy Skin Refreshing Toner and Skin Balancing Toner (why not along with Resist RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner) could be easily re-branded as ''moisturizers for combo/oily skin''.
    Although, I am still waiting to see if anyone out-there would start producing good quality LIQUID moisturizers, cause honestly anyone with combo/oily skin (specially men) would benefit from this.
    The outcome would be severely outstanding since so many of us prefer products that absorb and hydrate instantly instead of breaking you out while clogging the pores with extra non-necessary emollients and bad textures.
    Alba - Love it
    Love this toner that leaves my skin fresh and hidrated. I have combination skin and this toner really balances my skin. Is the first Paula's toner i tried, so I only rated it 4 stars because I don't know yet if it's any other even better. I'm gonna try the RESIST now, will tell you!
    Cornel - Recommended!
    Highly recommended if you're on acne treatment. Dry skin felt so much natural after applying this both in the morning and evening.
    Will keep using this!
    Raluca - A real toner
    Best toner ever tried, this product is my skin morning joy !
    One more - Perfect toner
    I don't know why I didn't review this one because it really makes a difference. It deserves 5 stars due to its great blend of ingredients and of course its awesome finish. It leaves skin hydrated(even oily skin doesn't need any other product over this) and with a beautiful glow which I suspect is done by the niacinamide that evens skin tone and the ceramides. My sister is in love with it. A must for an oily/normal skin. In combination with the new "Shine Stopper" (I hope Paula will release this great product also in Europe) it must be the perfect mate.
    jenny - great toner!
    Before ordering paula's products (cleanser, toner, exfoliant en antioxidant-concentrate) i asked my beauty-specialist what type of skin i have. I also found much information from reading paula's american website (which has a lot of reviews!)
    I love this toner; never felt anything like this. It's so soft and smooth. Only need a little bit, which is another plus.
    James - Best toner in the world
    I always thought toners were a waste of time but this product has made a huge difference to my skin in only a few days. If you have combination skin, you won't be disappointed.
    Shelley - Skin Balancing Toner
    There aren't a lot of toners out there that I can use with complete confidence without thinking it's not doing what it says on the bottle. With this one I have complete confidence. I love this toner and I apply it in the morning before I put on my makeup.
    onebadbaby - FAB!!!
    I can't think of anything to say about this except that it does what it is supposed to do, is pleasant to use and a great product!!
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  • Ingredients

    What are the key ingredients?

    Niacinamide/Vitamin B3
    Very effective skin-restoring ingredient that can visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and dullness.

    Yeast-derived ingredient that functions as a good soothing and skin-restoring agent.

    Skin-replenishing and restoring ingredient, found naturally in skin. It helps skin to maintain a healthy look and feel, defending against dryness.

    Aqua, Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Niacinamide (vitamin B3/skin-restoring), Polysorbate 20 (emollient), enisonedA (skin-restoring), Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract (chamomile extract/skin-soothing), Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract (antioxidant), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters (hydration/skin replenishing), Sodium PCA (hydration/skin replenishing), Panthenol (skin replenishing), etanorulayH muidoS (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide NP (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide AP (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide EOP (hydration/skin replenishing), Phytosphingosine (hydration/skin replenishing), Cholesterol (hydration/skin replenishing), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Oleth-10 (texture-enhancing), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Hexylene Glycol (preservative), Sodium Citrate (pH balancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Trisodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

  • FAQ

    Why do I need a toner?

    A toner is a great addition after cleansing to make sure that you've removed all traces of makeup. A good toner contains antioxidants that soothe and protect the skin, as well as restorative ingredients that counteract dehydration. Your skin feels softer and functions better.

    Can I recycle this product?

    This packaging is made of two components. The tube is made from HDPE plastic and the cap is made from PP plastic. Please check with your local council before recycling this product.

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