Pore Refining Toner




Our Pore Refining Toner is a 99% natural blend of super hydrating ingredients plus a specially distilled sweet orange oil to help dissolve excess oil. The orange oil breaks-up the oil, and the hydrators make the pores smaller. It doesn't sound like much but it works like magic! There is a bit of a knack to it and it does about a week to get your skin flawless- but you'll get there!

Generally pores look enlarged for a few reasons- the biggest one is dehydration. When your skin lacks water the pores expand to secrete more oil, and some gets trapped. When that oil gets trapped it oxidizes and turns into a black head. It's not actually dirt- it's just blackened oil. The other reason pores can look enlarged is from years of sun damage- we can help those, but this isn't the product for that.

If you have regular old dry skin with big pores the declogging process is pretty simple. Take a warm shower, and while your pores are all opened up- lightly scrape at your pores with a pore extracting tool. Then use the Pore Refining toner and follow it up with a little serum, and some moisturizer. The serum and moisturizer are important because your skin needs to be really hydrated to keep them really small. You don't need to really scrub scrub scrub at them to get them clean. Do a little, let the hydrators soak-in and do their job, and then use more toner if you decide you need it.

If you have really impacted black heads the same thing applies, but it's going to take a bit more work, and a little more time to get them all.

You may want to consider our BHA toner, and our Apricot Cleansing Oil to help keep your skin nice and clear.

That's all there is to it! You do have to have a little patience- you can't get them all in one sitting, but you'll really love the improvement!

Ingredients: Distilled water, aloe vera juice, glycerin, gluconoactone and sodium benzoate, panthenol, Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate, Distilled Sweet Orange Oil.

Normally you shouldn't use citrus essential oils on your skin- but ours is a specially distilled terpenless sweet orange oil and it will not increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun.

Additional Info

Gluten Free Yes
Product Type Toner, Treatment
Suitable For Acne Prone Skin, Sensitive Skin, Anti-Aging
Pregnancy Safe Yes
Vegan Yes


This really works.Review by Leonie K.
This really works. Use with serums or moisturizers and it's hello 16 again minus the acne. Pores have tightened visibly. Karen, you are a star.

Age: 50 plus Eyecolor: Blue Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Blonde Skintype: Oily

(Posted on 8/17/2012)
I really likeReview by Laura K.
I really like its smell and the way it feels, but sadly it didn't work for me. Faithfully used it for about 3 weeks but pores didn't seem to grow smaller.

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Not Answered Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 3/5/2011)
Despite finishing aReview by Nadine K.
Despite finishing a full-sized bottle, this toner did not dissolve or soften the plugs in my oily clog-prone skin. While estheticians have told me that I have small pores, my pores are continually filled with solidified sebum, so I had hoped that this toner would soften the plugs or make them easier to extract. Furthermore, this toner left a sticky residue on my face that's characteristic of glycerin. I would recommend this toner for those who need a non-drying toner and don't mind the slightly bitter scent of orange essential oil. For those with oily skin, I would recommend the BHA toner instead.

Age: Not Answer Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Not Answered Skintone: Not Answered Skintype: Acne Prone

(Posted on 2/18/2011)
I use thisReview by Renee L.
I use this in the am, instead of washing my face. I wash in the evening and find if I wash in the am too, I have more breakouts. This makes my skin feel clean, not tight at all. I love how my skin feels again after using Karen's skin care.
Thank you!!

Age: 36-43 Eyecolor: Hazel Haircolor: Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 1/19/2011)
I've been usingReview by Kim K.
I've been using Pore Refining toner for about 2 weeks and love the way it makes my skin feel! It's hydrating and smells amazing. And the best part is it doesn't cause my sensitive skin to break out! I haven't noticed my pores getting smaller yet - hopefully soon!
This toner is a winner!

Age: Not Answer Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Not Answered Skintone: Not Answered Skintype: Not Answered

(Posted on 12/8/2010)
This toner isReview by Ashley D.
This toner is refreshing and it does not dry my skin out like other toners - so it is pleasant to use. However, I did not see a difference in my pore size :-(. I used it faithfully for the 3 weeks or so the bottle lasted. But what really DOES make my pores smaller is the Silk Naturals AHA toner on this site! if this toner doesn't do what you hoped, just order the AHA toner and it will :)

Age: Not Answer Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Not Answered Skintone: Not Answered Skintype: Not Answered

(Posted on 2/23/2010)
I love theReview by Audris T.
I love the scent and how this formula doesn't contain alcohol.
It does feel refreshing when spritzed on (get the nozzle, it's better and easier instead of fussing around with palms or cotton pads).
Not sure if it has shrunk my pores (have not used long enough).
Does help to keep the greasies away a tad longer.

Age: Not Answer Eyecolor: Not Answered Haircolor: Not Answered Skintone: Not Answered Skintype: Not Answered

(Posted on 1/12/2010)
Love this! IReview by Samantha E.
Love this! I use it all the time. It's refreshing and my dull winter skin has perked right up after a week or two with this. The scent is somewhere between orange blossom and a citrus bite.

* I did repurpose a mister top i had on hand to make it sprayable (i prefer to spray my toners and hydrosols).

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Black Haircolor: Fair-Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Normal

(Posted on 5/29/2009)
I have someReview by Sahra A.
I have some enlarged pores on my t zone. I have been using this for a couple of days so far and it is the best toner I have ever used - the pores are less visible already and my skin is much more balanced. love this!

Age: 25-29 Eyecolor: Brown Haircolor: Medium Skintone: Brunette Skintype: Combination

(Posted on 5/21/2009)
I have alwaysReview by nyne o.
I have always had large pores, thanks to both my genetics and my urges to pinch and poke where I shouldn't. I did the whole 'witch hazel' thing, and admired my 'slightly smaller' pores; I did the OCM, and was excited to feel gunk coming out of my pores; I did the clay masks and the * acid peels... short of surgery I've done it all; you name it and I've researched/tried/tested it.

Having "pore-less" skin was never a goal of mine. Never even crossed my mind; I have big pores. You either have them or you don't. The end.

Enter the Pore Refining Toner. I threw it in my cart as a gumball, half thinking it would be a waste of the spare change. And here's where my life changed.

This product made my pores literally disappear.

Age: 19-24 Eyecolor: Green Haircolor: Fair Skintone: Blonde Skintype: Normal

(Posted on 5/19/2009)

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