This is amazing! I use it as a toner after washing my face. So far this has been my favorite toner. I have had no issues with breakouts, redness, itching, or irritation. It is a very gentle toner that doesn't make my face feel dry or tight. I have not noticed my pores shrinking, so I can't speak to that claim, but it really does get your pores super clean. I can definitely see a difference. It also makes my skin smoother. I will repurchase this, it has been exactly what I was looking for in a toner and is definitely worth the price.