CALM Redness Relief Toner for Normal to Oily Skin
Based on 43 reviews

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CALM Redness Relief Toner for Normal to Oily Skin
A lightweight toner that calms the appearance of redness and soothes sensitive skin while skin-replenishing ingredients nourish and lightly hydrate skin.

CALM Redness Relief Toner for Normal to Oily Skin

Based on 43 reviews

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A lightweight toner that calms the appearance of redness and soothes sensitive skin while skin-replenishing ingredients nourish and lightly hydrate skin.
  • Helps reinforce a healthy barrier
  • Works immediately to soothe skin
  • Non-greasy, liquid texture
  • Use twice daily after cleansing skin
Skin Types:
Oily Skin, Extra Sensitive Skin
Concerns:
Redness

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    4 oz
    $21.00
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    $0.60

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Why is it different?
CALM Redness Relief Toner for Normal to Oily Skin is formulated with our own complex blend of soothing, refining, and skin-replenishing plant extracts, including green tea and colloidal oatmeal to revitalize dull, dehydrated skin and ease redness. It is an essential step in any skincare routine to renew skin after cleansing. Can also help remove the last traces of makeup.
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What does it do?
Quickly relieves redness and calms sensitive skin while renewing skin’s surface after cleansing. Its one-of-a-kind formula is a carefully selected mix of potent antioxidants and soothing plant-based ingredients. Gentle enough even for skin prone to rosacea.
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How to use
After cleansing, apply toner to a cotton pad and gently stroke over face and neck. Do not rinse. Follow with the rest of your morning or evening skincare routine. For daytime, finish with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, March-April 2012, issue 2, pages 142-5

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Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Colloidal Oatmeal (skin-soothing), Beta-Glucan (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Sea Whip Extract (skin-soothing), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (skin-soothing), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidant), Gellan Gum (texture-enhancing), Phytic Acid (stabilizer), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Potassium Sorbate (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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2.7

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

38%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Not greasy (15)
  • Gentle (13)
  • Leaves clean feel (12)
  • Balances skin (9)
  • Improves skin texture (7)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (20)
  • Bad smell (15)
  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Not effective (6)
  • Dries out skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (14)
  • Combination skin (11)
  • Daily use (11)
  • Acne-prone skin (7)
  • Oily skin (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (17), Budget shopper (7), Beauty conscious (6), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (10)

Reviewed by 43 customers

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1.0

Stung face and turned it bright red

By MM

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin
    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      I was really expecting this toner to help calm my skin from some irritation that I have due to use of Differin. It actually did the opposite in that it stung my face really, really bad and turned it bright red. Not sure what ingredient caused this but it was awful and I can't recommend it for this reason.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 18-29

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Clinical Advanced Redness Relief Liquid Was Way Better

      By Lishan

      from Silver Spring, MD

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bad Smell
        • Ineffective
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about CALM Toner for Normal to Oily Skin - 4 oz:

          I used to buy Paula's Choice Clinical Advanced Redness Relief Liquid to use on my face post-laser hair removal. It smelled terrible, and I felt weird about it as a vegetarian, but it worked way better than anything else I'd tried. It and the apparently-beloved Hydralight toner have both been removed from the line and replaced with this product, which I tried a sample of.

          This smells almost as bad as the Clinical Advanced Redness Relief Liquid for none of the benefits. It irritated my face enough that I discontinued it after one use. Please bring back the products the rest of us loved and discontinue this.

           
          5.0

          GREAT for my extremely sensitive skin :-)

          By pigletbunny

          from Surrey, BC

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • does not irritate rosacea
          • Gentle
          • Not Greasy
          • works for Central Sensitivity Disorder -affected

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about CALM Toner for Normal to Oily Skin - 4 oz:

            Works GREAT for my rosacea + Central Sensitivity Disorder -affected Extreme Combination Skin :-) Only caveat: if, like me, you have "porcelain" (extremely pale) skin, you'll probably only want to use this before bed. This product has an extremely light yellow/orange tint, which actually shows up on my skin! (It makes me look a bit "off" or "unwell".)

            Service and delivery comments:

            Quick delivery, with product in excellent condition :-)

             
            5.0

            My Favortie Toner

            By Savannah

            from Michigan

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about CALM Toner for Normal to Oily Skin - 4 oz:

              I have sensitive, combination, cystic acne prone skin. This is my favorite toner because it balances my pH and helps reduce the redness of my acne. I highly recommend to anyone out there looking for a sensitive toner.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Since I usually order a few things at a time, I love the free and fast shipping.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Irritated my skin

              By JamWDC

              from Boston, MA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Not Greasy

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about CALM Toner for Normal to Oily Skin - 4 oz:

                Unfortunately this product caused significant irritation for me. I bought a couple of samples and, after the first use, my face was left with bright red blotches were the toner had been in contact. I'm disappointed because there are several great ingredients in this product (and obviously many people have success with it) and I really like the CALM Redness Relief Cleanser. One other point: I noticed that several reviews indicate that this toner foams. I contacted Paula's Choice customer service regarding that and was told that this toner had no cleansing properties. However polysorbate-20 (classified as a cleansing agent in the Paula's Choice Ingredient Dictionary) is one of the first few ingredients. I know these ingredients have multiple purposes, so it may not be intended for cleansing in this product, but I did indeed notice that the toner foamed on the cotton pad when I applied it. Not necessarily a bad thing, just something to note.

                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Try a sample first before buying!

                By Becca

                from Wheaton, IL

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Bad Smell
                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CALM Toner for Normal to Oily Skin - 4 oz:

                    I am so glad I tried a sample. I am acne-prone, and my face is often sensitive, dry and red due to side effects of prescription Retin-A. I have previously used the Hydralight toner and loved it. I was so disappointed that it was discontinued. The Skin Balancing toner is what I typically use now, and I have been happy with the results. I bought a sample pack of the Calming Toner, thinking that it should better alleviate my morning redness. However, the exact opposite happened! After applying the toner with a cotton ball, my face immediately began to sting. Then, after only a few second, my entire face turned beet RED!! My face has never been so red! Twenty minutes later, it is still red! The toner also has a fishy smell that is unpleasant. I will never use this toner again! My fingers crossed that my face does not break out from this one-time experiment. I will be staying with the Skin Balancing toner. Please Paula, do not continue Skin Balancing the way you discontinued Hydralight! I am so disappointed.

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Test it out first

                    By Jen

                    from Calgary, AB

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Irritates Skin

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about CALM Toner for Normal to Oily Skin - 4 oz:

                        I have very sensitive skin, so when the Calm line came out, it seemed like a god-send. Unfortunately, every product I've tried in this line has made my skin sting a little for a few minutes after application. The Calm Toner, however, made my skin feel like it was on fire. When the burning sensation didn't stop after 10 min, I tried to wash it off, which only made it burn more. It took about 45 min for my face to stop hurting. For the most part, I'd recommend Paula's Choice products to anyone--the skin care routine I've set up with PC products has served me very well. But if you want to try this product, I highly suggest trying a sample of this first.

                        (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Please bring back hydralight toner!!!

                        By Lori

                        from Atlanta, Ga

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Bad Smell
                          • Ineffective
                          • Irritates Skin

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about CALM Toner for Normal to Oily Skin - 4 oz:

                            After using the CALM toner and moisturizer, I am now trying to nurse my skin back to health. My chin has completely broken out and my skin looks horrible. I'm not sure why you would discontinue the hydralight line and replace it with something that does the exact opposite of what it claims. Very unhappy. Please bring hydralight toner and moisturizer back asap!!

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Only PC Toner that doesn't make my skin sting!

                            By Allison

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Budget Buyer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Balances Skin
                            • Gentle
                            • Improves Skin Texture
                            • Leaves Clean Feel
                            • Not Greasy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Combination Skin
                              • Daily Use
                              • Oily Skin
                              • Sensitive Skin

                              Comments about CALM Toner for Normal to Oily Skin - 4 oz:

                              I have very sensitive skin around my eyes and I've tried the skin balancing and hydra light toner both which made the skin around the area sting. Not this one! This instantly calms my skin - I can visibly see redness go away and after 2 weeks of use the tone and feel of my skin has definitely improved.

                              (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Please bring back the Hydralight toner!

                              By Liz

                              from Seattle, WA

                              About Me Brand Buyer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Not Greasy

                              Cons

                              • Ineffective
                              • Irritates Skin

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about CALM Toner for Normal to Oily Skin - 4 oz:

                                I tried this for a couple weeks after losing my favorite toner of all time, the hydralight. This one ended up giving me a few breakouts, rather than calming my skin. I wont be repurchasing and hope that they bring back the hydralight soon!

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