Moisture Boost Essential Hydrating Toner
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Moisture Boost Essential Hydrating Toner
This silky, hydrating toner soothes and renews skin while fighting signs of aging.

Moisture Boost Essential Hydrating Toner

Based on 103 reviews

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This silky, hydrating toner soothes and renews skin while fighting signs of aging.
  • Antioxidants help protect against environmental stress
  • Moisture-rich liquid soothes and hydrates
  • Use twice daily after cleansing
Skin Types:
Dry/Very Dry Skin
Concerns:
Dry/Very Dry Skin

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Why is it different?
This rich, creamy liquid is 100% fragrance-and-alcohol-free. It immediately soothes and rehydrates even the most sensitive skin while gently eliminating any trace makeup left after cleansing, leaving your complexion soft and refined.
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What does it do?
Green tea and grape leaf extract (powerful antioxidants) lessen the appearance of damage caused by environmental factors like pollution, which can lead to sagging, wrinkles, and dull skin tone. Skin-restoring sodium PCA and fatty acids help replenish then protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
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How to use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and/or toning. Lightly soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater in the final step of your routine.
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Research

Archives of Dermatological Research, March 2010, pages 71–83;

FEBS Letters, December 2009, Epbulication;

Acta-Dermatovenereologica Croatia, Volume 17, 2009, pages 25–39;

Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, September 2009, pages 299–304;

Dermato-Endocrinology, March 2009, pages 72–76;

Clinics in Dermatology, November-December 2008, pages 614–626;

Skin Therapy Letter, September 2008, pages 5–9;

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, July 2008, pages S7–S12;

Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, pages 322–329;

Dermatologic Surgery, "The Antioxidant Network of the Stratum Corneum," July 2005, pages 814–817;

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, May 2004, pages 327–337;

Dermatologic Therapy, January 2004, pages 16–25;

Exogenous Dermatology, June 2004, pages 154–160; and

Toxicology Letters, December 2003, pages 65–73;

Journal of Investigative Dermatology, April 2002, pages 618–625;

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B, October 2001, pages 61–69; and

www.naturaldatabase.com.

Ingredients
Key Ingredients
Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Superoxide Dismutase, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium (Willow Herb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Sodium PCA, Creatine, Lecithin, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Sodium PEG-7 Olive Oil Carboxylate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Panthenol, Allantoin, PEG-4, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol.

Ratings & Reviews

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3.6

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Moisturizing (10)
  • Not greasy (9)
  • Improves skin texture (8)
  • Gentle (7)
  • Balances skin (6)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (7)
  • Dries out skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (6)
  • Dry skin (6)
  • Sensitive skin (5)
  • Acne-prone skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (8), Budget shopper (7)

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5.0

Glad it's back

By Huy

from VietNam

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    I have tried the skin balancing pore reducing toner, it could not fix my enlarge pore, cuz my pores are huge, only bha and niacinamide booster could help, what I need about a toner is hydrate back my combo oily skin but always dry out after cleansing, and this one is a winner!, I bought this for my brother too and he like it!

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

    (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not my favorite and smells like lots of chemicals

    By Amy

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Bad Smell
    • Doesn't Remove Makeup
    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin

    Comments about Moisture Boost Toner - 6.4 oz:

    I must have accidentally bought the moisture boost toner instead of the pink one (calming) I usually buy. They both are advertised for dry /very dry skin. However, the Moisture Boost toner is clear and smells like there are tons of chemicals in it. My other toner was a milky white and didn't smell bad at all. I'm not even sure if they put the right product in this toner bottle. The good news is that it hasn't made me break out or anything like that, but i get a bad feeling every time I use it on my face and it just doesn't seem like anything that smells so chemically would be good to put on your face. Not a fan and I will not purchase again.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Decent Toner

    By Rene406

    from Montana

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Moisture Boost Toner - 6.4 oz:

    I like the idea of using a toner to pick up whatever the cleanser didn't get, and even though this toner is certainly the most hydrating toner I've ever used, I still find it just a bit drying on my skin. Its probably just my skin though. I will continue to purchase this toner for the purpose intended though since I always follow up with a moisturizer. Once again, this product is completely Fragrance Free and I sincerely love that aspect of it!

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My New Favorite Toner!

    By A.J.

    from Texas

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Moisturizing
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Moisture Boost Toner - 6.4 oz:

      I have combination skin that's more oily than dry, but I still use this toner on my entire face. It's very soothing and calming. Also, unlike some other PC toners I've tried, this doesn't have a greasy feel at all. It's just the right amount of hydration for my skin.

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Glad it's being discontinued...

      By Dani

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Moisturizing
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Burns
      • Dries Out Skin
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        Comments about Moisture Boost Toner - 6.4 oz:

        Paula's Choice is so much better than this product. It makes me sad to give such a favorite brand of mine a negative review but this toner irritated my skin so bad it left an open sore!

        What happen was I got out of the shower and saw I still had make up around my eyes, so I applied a small amount of this toner to a tissue and gently tried to wipe the make up off and was surprised that it burned so bad. The next morning I had a scab on the inner part of my eye where the product stung the most.

        It also has a strange habit of forming random jelly-like clumps of itself that come out of the bottle and sit around the opening even if you shake it well during every use.

        Oh well. I will continue to shop from PC because everything else I use from them is splendid, but definitely will avoid the moisture boost products.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Didn't work

        By Kz

        from Indianapoli , IN

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about Moisture Boost Toner - 6.4 oz:

            I am glad that I tried a sample before I purchase the whole bottle. I have tried the moisture boost cleanser and night cream. These are great for my combination to dry skin. However, this toner gives me a burning sensation that I cannot tolerate. If you have sensitive and combination skin like mine, skin recovery toner is much better choice.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            HG for me.

            By WoolGirl

            from Orange County, CA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Moisture Boost Toner - 6.4 oz:

            I wonder if the reviewer who thought this was greasy wasn't referring to the lotion? This isn't greasy at all. I've been using the toner on normal skin for over five years. It does tingle a bit, but I feel that my skin looks better after using the product. It wouldn't be suitable for someone with very dry sensitive skin (Advanced Replenishing toner would be better for that). I have normal skin with blackheads and wrinkles and I use this after getting out of the shower instead of moisturizer.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Didn't Work For Me

            By AmyMarie

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Moisturizing

            Cons

            • Greasy
            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Moisture Boost Toner - 6.4 oz:

            I purchased this full size to try because it was on sale. As I am getting older, my skin is becoming more dry around the cheek areas. I also suffer from adult acne/blackheads and hormonal cystic acne.

            I tried this as an all-over toner and it went on smoothly, but, it left my skin greasy and really never sunk in. I understand that with combination skin, you might need to use multiple and different products for different areas. I wasn't about to do that since I am still in the "discovery" mode of seeing which PC products work for me. I returned this product and after sampling the Skin Balancing Toner, I did an even exchange. I also liked the Skin Renew Toner but it lacked some important ingredients (Niacinamide mostly). This is a good product if you have VERY dry skin. It just did not work for me.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Refreshing

            By Dr. Wag

            from Southern California

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Dry Skin

              Comments about Moisture Boost Toner - 6.4 oz:

              This toner definitely evens out my skin, relaxes it, and prepares it well for the moisturizer but you have to put a generous amount on your face. Currently, I use the cleanser, toner, and moisturizer without the Skin Perfecting BHA 1% and it is a simple combination for my skin that gets easily irritated and dry.

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              So So

              By Mary L

              from PA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Moisture Boost Toner - 6.4 oz:

                  I have been using Skin Recovery toner for years and love it. I also use Moisture Boost cleanser & treatment cream. In spite of the less than rave reviews I thought I'd give this toner a try, since it was on sale. Well, yes it does cause a warm, flushing feeling upon application & a slight stinging for several minutes and a little redness. It's not horrible and when skin calms down it looks smooth and radiant. I think my skin looks better after it has calmed down, more so than after using SR toner... but you will have decide if the slight uncomfortable side effects are worth the results. Wondering if the irritation causes any damage in the long run if I continue to use it?? All other products I've used in the PC line have been great.

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