Tested on animals:No
When you hear the word "toner," products full of astringent ingredients can come to mind—and that's not what you want if your skin is dry, red, and sensitive. Thankfully, if your skin falls into those categories, CALM Redness Relief Toner Normal to Dry by Paula's Choice Skincare can help soothe both a reddened and dry complexion, which is why it earns our top rating.
From this reviewers' personal experience, it feels instantly soothing, thanks to an ingredient list full of beneficial ingredients for dehydrated, sensitive skin. Included are a number of soothing agents like allantoin, licorice root extract, Boerhavia diffusa root extract, and willow herb extract to help calm reddened skin.
The formula also contains skin-replenishing ingredients like glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, and essential fatty acids to aid in restoring normal to dry skin. (Those who have oily to combination skin may find this too moisturizing.) There are also a number of antioxidants to protect skin from environmental damage, too, and the packaging ensures they'll stay potent because they're not exposed to light and air.
More good news, especially for those with redness-prone skin—this formula is free of drying alcohols, witch hazel, citrus extracts, and other potential sensitizers.
Because of its impressive mix of ingredients that can help soothe, we highly recommend Paula's Choice Skincare's CALM Redness Relief Toner Normal to Dry. If you've been avoiding toners because you thought they were too harsh for your dry, sensitive skin, this one is ready to change your mind.
- Contains a number of soothing agents.
- Has skin-replenishing ingredients.
- Stands a very good chance of improving signs of sensitivity.
- Includes a number antioxidants in stable packaging.
- Fragrance free.