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Neutrogena® Pore Refining Toner

BY NEUTROGENA #23 in Toners & Astringents

4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars46%
  • 4 Stars30%
  • 3 Stars16%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star2%
4.11 / 5 based on 4,630 Reviews

Product Description

Benefits :

Easily reduce the appearance of pores while you refine your skin to achieve a clear, smooth and even looking skin tone.

This Alpha and Beta Hydroxy skin toner is dermatologist-tested to deliver visible results. First, it sweeps away dead surface skin and smoothes rough, uneven patches. Then, it penetrates deep down to clogged pores to visibly reduce their appearance for clearer looking skin.

  • Won't over dry skin
  • Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)
  • Dermatologist tested

How To Use :-

  • Moisten cotton ball or pad and smooth over face with gentle upward strokes.
  • If you experience any dryness or irritation, use less frequently.

Ingredients :-
This Alpha and Beta Hydroxy skin toner is dermatologist-tested to deliver visible results. First, it sweeps away dead surface skin and smoothes rough, uneven patches. Then, it penetrates deep down to clogged pores to visibly reduce their appearance for clearer looking skin.

Won't over dry skin
Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)
Dermatologist tested

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  • This is gental enough to use everyday without irritating ...3 Answers
  • I have dry and sensitive skin- will this work?4 Answers
  • Would you recommend this2 Answers
Neutrogena® Pore Refining Toner
Neutrogena® Pore Refining Toner
Reviews (4630)
Q&A (53)
Media (90)
Abbey R.
Crescent City, CA
248 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
First off.. I’ve never had a good experience with an acne product-ever.
Secondly, I’ve tried this brand of toner and it made me get cystic acne! (Neutrogena® Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Fight & Fade Toner ) It gave me bad bad cystic acne and so much oil! So it was sheer luck that made me pick up this one.
And last but not least, I waited two weeks to review this product! (So sorry I don’t have the majorly bad acne pictures I can try to find some on my phone)

I WAS AMAZED. I’m thinking this might be the formula that I need for my face! YES this product helps with oil, it helps with pores, and my purple scars are fading fast! For once my skin feels firm and clean! Everything is going away and this is the most progress that I have ever made! I’m going to update this review on my progress!

I keep trying to add more photos and it won’t let me... I have one in a red shirt that I recently added and I HAVE NO ACNE! Just scars that are fading! The only problem I have left is blackheads around my nose! The scars in the photo are the exact places that I had cystic acne before using this product! I am so happy! I’ve been using this product every other day, but I may start every day since I’m getting such amazing results! I’m so glad I got this!

Gray shirt was after using the product and the red shirt is a week after the gray. The close up is the newest one! Who would have knew all it took was a pore TONER to cure my cystic acne!
Trinity C.
4 reviews
 I usually buy this at walmart, Thats were I normally can afford my skin products..at first glance packaging is simple.
I normally use this product for my daily and nightly skin routine. For me, it really wipes away all the dead and unwanted skin/dirt from your day activites and is shown on the cotton ball how dirty your face was. I have naturally oily skin.. So using this product cleans most of the oils and dead skin off. It tends to have a burning feeling however I like that about this product. It claims to visibly reduce pores and refine skin. As what I can see with my skin its done its job but I was slightly disappointed by my own expectations. I personally thought it'll shrink most if not all pores, again my high expectations. Realistically, it had reduced a good portion.. Better than what it had been. So it does state accurate claims. Every skin is different. So always keep that in mind. I never had this product dry my skin out so that is a great bonus.. Overall, its affordable, cleans and reduced pores. Doesnt dry out skin( though everyones skin is different), A good product for a daily or nightly routine. 
Anastasia N.
2 reviews
Honestly, I have researched for almost a week now. The reason why people are having problems with this toner is because it’s not a toner like you’d expect. It’s an exfoliant toner. I have sensitive skin and it’s flawless until I used this toner twice a day-day and night- for a month. On top of that, my mom and I used a manual exfoliant once a week. I thought this toner would help my skin get rid of acne and minimize my pores but it only damaged my skin barrier. It left dry patches, redness, acne and acne scars. It’ll be a week since I’ve cut this out of my skin care regimen to let my skin barrier heal, and my skin is almost back to being beautiful and even once again. I suggest whoever is going through these symptoms to only use this product once a week. It’s a chemical exfoliant. Keep that in mind. Once my skin is healed, I’m going to bring this product back into my skin care regimen. Btw, all I use on my face is cetaphil gentle cleanser and cetaphil face and body moisturizer- oh and vitamin e oil for moisturizer only at night instead of my cetaphil moisturizer, but patch test the vitamin e oil because some people can be allergic to it. I refuse to wear any makeup because of my skin type. Overall, I will write a new reply in a month or so to see how this toner will respond to my skin once it’s fully healed. Thank you all for reading!
Megan M.
Oak Ridge
323 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I recently learned first hand how great Neutrogena skincare is! This is one of the products that I have added in lieu of my previous toner. I would have given this 5 stars except the strong alcohol scent to it that normal astringents have. I've been using this toner for about 2 weeks. I use it after cleansing of course and it gets my face so super clean. It gets my skin free of any leftover dirt, grime from washing my face. It leaves my skin with that tingly clean feel that I love from a toner. It is said to penetrate pores to minimize their appearance, idk if mine look smaller or not but I'm hoping that it's a nice perk of this. I use it for its ability to get my face squeeky clean, without drying my skin out and while keeping my skin bright and smooth. That's all I really want in a toner and this gives me that.
Michelle K.
200 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is the only toner I use anymore, and my husband does as well. You can get it at any department store or drugstore. It really does make your pores seem smaller and has helped so much with my husband’s acne that started out of nowhere. When I get a breakout, I try to extract it, then I always use some of this afterward and it really helps to clear it up faster. Likewise, if I do a pore clearing mask or nose strip, I always use this after and it keeps me from getting the breakouts that previously formed every time I deep cleaned my pores. It does have a bit of a sting when you use it on open pores or blemishes but it fades quickly. Don’t use it too close to your eyes because it will burn you eyes. Otherwise it’s so so good!
Ruby Z.
Dallas, TX
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
As far as toners go, this is a pretty solid offering from Neutrogena. I was initially drawn to this product because it offers a mixture of BHA and AHA, making it an affordable option for daily chemical exfoliation. Having used it for about 2-3 weeks, here are a few of my initial observations:

1) This product doesn't break me out, nor does it irritate my sensitive skin, but it can be a bit drying because of the alcohol content.
2) After a few weeks of use, my pores do appear to be a bit less visible, and my skin seems to be slightly smoother in texture. I have not experienced any new breakouts, clogged pores, or blemishes while using this product, but it didn't eliminate the few small closed comedones I had.

All in all, I have mixed-to-positive feelings about this product. I do feel that it truly cleans the skin and refines the pores, but the high alcohol content worries me as the scent of the alcohol is very intense when applied and my skin feels tight and dry after use. As long as I moisturize afterwards, this isn't an issue, but I definitely worry about the long-term consequences of applying alcohol to the skin and the free radical damage associated with it. I do want to commend Neutrogena for creating a product that appears to benefit a wide range of skin types at an affordable price point! A gentler version of this with the exact same ingredients, sans alcohol but with the addition of some hyaluronic acid or beta glucan, would be an absolute holy grail.
Lily L.
Valley Stream, NY
554 reviews
I've spent so much money on so many different products, but I have finally found the right product. I've been using the pore cleaner refining for about 4 months and I love it because the ingredients are grandes.Necesitaba a toner because my skin was oily. I've been using the toner pore refining for about 2 1/2 months and I love it. The ingredients are great and they really do not have an odor. I use this toner 3-4 times a day, my oil production slowed about 3 weeks after I started using it, is not dry my skin, I'm not oily or dry. I had a problem with adult acne and clogged pores (especially on the chin). My chin had hits and if you look closely had a black tent campaign to them, they always became pimples. I realized they were gone last week and have been there for about a year. My makeup was obstructing me. Sodium chloride will clog your pores devils. My acne is gone, my clogged pores unclogged have, my pores are smaller and my face is so soft. Please try this worked for me when nothing else has. Try it and I bet you'll love this.
Nicole M.
222 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Since using this product I've seen a huge difference in my pore size and my skin overall. At first I wasn't so sure that a product could actually do what this claimed but once I saw the results I was sold. I have sensitive skin and yes it did sting a little at first but now I'm used to it and I use it probably three times a week. Like I said I see the difference and I love it.
Erika A.
22 reviews
This toner is STRONG. The smell of alcohol is overpowering but if you can get past that, i would say you might like it. I would not recommend his on dry or even normal skin at all. I use it maybe twice a week and that’s more than enough to keep my skin from becoming a dry mess. It keep my oiliness in check. I have noticed a difference in pore size around my nose and cheeks which is fantastic! I also like that it has AHAs and BHAs which serve as chemical exfoliants. 
Maya A.
Franklin, VT
136 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I use this toner when I go to bed and when I wake up, both times after washing my face and before moisturizing. When I put my makeup in the morning after this toner, I do find my pores to be less noticeable than when I don’t use this, especially the pores on my nose. It does have a smell too it that I really dislike, it stings slightly for the first few seconds that it’s on. The scent is not bad enough to deter me though, it’s just why this gets 4 stars instead of 5.
Bailey G.
Wrightwood, CA
9 reviews
Do you ladies actually notice a difference in pore size?
Ashley H.
Fairburn, GA
60 reviews
I have sensitive skin will this make my skin dry and red?
Rachel D.
El Monte, CA
69 reviews
For those who have oily skin like me, would you girls recommend this?
Lindsay G.
Hazleton, PA
175 reviews
I'm looking for a product to help me reduce the look of my pores on my nose especially, but something that will also be good to my sensitive, acne-prone skin. Does this actually work in reducing the look of pores? And is it okay to use for easily irritated, pimple prone skin?
Ramsha H.
Seattle, WA
11 reviews
Do you guys love the way it smells?

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