Rare Earth Pore Refining Tonic

A dual-phase pore minimizing facial toner
  • Helps remove excess dirt and toxins for clean skin
  • Helps to control surface oil and refine the look of pores throughout the day
  • Skin will appear softer, smoother and more matte with healthy radiance
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"This facial toner perfectly balances my oily skin and reduces the size of my pores!"

Shu, Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
-Shake well before applying
-After cleansing, pour a generous amount of toner into palms and lightly pat over face (or apply formula with a cotton pad)
-Avoid the immediate eye area


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I heard it is functional. i want to have a try.
Yuan M on Jul 5, 2015
Product line recommended by Marjorie Harvey, her skin always looks great, probably a combination of great skin care AND being a HAPPY WIFE.
Joan J on Jun 29, 2015
Need a new toner and looking to reduce the pores and blackheads on my nose and cheeks.
TIMOTHY R on Jul 2, 2015
have oily skin want to try
Donna R on Jun 29, 2015
What's the environmental impact of this product? I'm a little concerned about how you got the Amazonian clay?
Kimberly M on Jan 28, 2014
Does this toner contain alcohol?
Anne N on Jun 8, 2012
Best Answer: I think it does, but not much
Reply · Report · Szu Chieh Y on Jun 8, 2012
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What are people's recommended methods for applying this product? The bottle suggests pouring it into your palms and splashing it on your face, but I'm afraid of wasting it. Does putting the toner on a cotton square work just as well?
Kim L on Sep 1, 2014
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How does this toner react to moisturizers? Let's say you wash your face, then tone with this toner and then put on any moisurizer? Does it suck out all the hydrating goodies you just put on?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2012
Best Answer: I feel this toner reacts great to moisturizers. I use it everyday and have been using it for a couple of years now. It does not suck out all the hydrating goodies you just put on. It leaves your face feeling refreshed with a matte finish.
Reply · Report · Donna H on Apr 5, 2012
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does this product contain salicylic acid?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2012
Best Answer: Last ingredient: Salicylic Acid.
Reply · Report · Frank H on Apr 23, 2013
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Is this product something that you can use at night or does it only mattify and refine pores during the day?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2014
Best Answer: You can use it night and day. There's a lotion that Kiehl has that renew your skin from the harshness of the day. I forget the name,but it's only meant to be used at night. It even come in a dark glass container that protect it from sun light
Reply · Report · Raymon W on Jan 22, 2014
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Is this product good for overly dry skin?
A shopper on Feb 3, 2015
Best Answer: It is a very soothing product. I have combination skin and this product did not make my skin oily or dry. However, I was using the product with the moisturizer as well.
Reply · Report · Heather K on Feb 3, 2015
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Wouldn't the white clay mixture clog pores??
A shopper on Mar 24, 2013
Best Answer: NO - this is an absolutely awesome product for oil skin and large pores. I have been using it for two years and my skin has never looked better.
Reply · Report · Tara L on Mar 27, 2013
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this tonic can be used to prones skin?
Andrew P on Nov 4, 2013
Best Answer: Hi Andrew, did you mean acne-prone skin? If so, yes. Rare Earth Pore Refining Tonic minimises pores and provides and helps to provide an even skin tone. I've been using the Rare Earth line of products for 3 years now and it has never failed in making my skin look the best it should.
Reply · Report · Jon Junior M C on Nov 5, 2013
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First you put on the pore refining tonic then restorative argan dry oil.......when do you moisturize?
connie l on Feb 28, 2013
Best Answer: I do not moisturize as I have oily skin.
Reply · Report · Lisa M on Mar 12, 2013
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How will this product affect the performance of Kiehl's Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler, Abbyssine Cream SPF23, and Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution?
Sheridan S on Jun 9, 2012
Best Answer: I expect you will find your results improved. I have been using this product for over a year now and my skin has never looked better. Since your skin will be clean and smooth, you should expect the rest of your Kiehl's products to perform even better. I use it in conjuction with the Crystal Marine line and love the results.
Reply · Report · Tara L on Jun 10, 2012
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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimising Lotion
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanse
Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Refining Tonic
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye

I have these seven products. In what order should I use them and how frequent should I use them?

Dumkins on Jun 2, 2015
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Please---Is it me, or this particular toner not offered with your "Auto-Replenish" program? Thanks in advance for your assistance with this. :)

B B on Aug 28, 2014
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We’re confident you will see healthier, revitalized skin in
28 days. Guaranteed or your money back.

Kiehl’s Skincare is scientifically formulated to restore and strengthen the skin barrier for healthier, younger-looking skin. Our targeted treatments are powerful, yet safe preparations which act to correct and treat your specific skin needs and concerns.