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Perfect for my skin.
Comments about CALM Toner for Normal to Dry Skin - 4 oz:
I have tried all of PC's toners and this one is by far my favorite. It doesn't break me out, which is saying a lot because some of her other toners have. That said, if you have acne prone skin, I'd really suggest trying this out for yourself first with some samples. My favorite way to apply it is with my fingers, about a dime sized amount for my entire face, but I have to work quickly because this stuff absorbs into nothing pretty fast. Any tight feeling I might have had after cleansing is taken away immediately after using this and my moisturizers / treatments go on nicely over top. This just seems to balance my skin out perfectly. Love it, will continue to buy it as long as it's made!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Ineffective- Not anywhere as good as Redness Relief
By M with roseacea
from St. Louis, MO
About Me Budget Buyer
It is your basic toner. Sadly it has none of the almost instant irritation relief that I relied on of the product it replaced. "Redness Relief".
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Not for me
By Busy Busy
from Toronto, ON
I think this product could be good for some people who have very dry skin. I used to have problems with acne, but this has settled as I have got older, and my skin is actually on the dry side now - aside from sunscreens most products don't make me break out (even heavy moisturizers with shea butter). This gave me small little pimples. I tried it six months ago and again a few weeks ago. Same results. I think it is good for irritated skin, but if you have a history of acne maybe get some samples first.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
My favorite PC product yet
I don't understand all of the negative reviews for this product - I've been in search of a perfect toner for many years, and this is undoubtedly the one! I love it so much that I actually look forward to using it every morning/evening or after the gym.I'm a 30yo guy with very sensitive and oily skin (occasionally breakout-prone), but parts of my face get red/cracked/dried-out from retin-a usage. I don't use moisturizers (too oily), so I've wanted a good "in-between" toner - something not too watery/drying, but also something not to heavy/goopy. I need a toner to rebalance my skin's pH, prevent it from feeling "tight" post-cleanse, but at the same time not leave a sticky residue that disrupts layering of other serums/SPFs.I used to use the skin-recovery toner, but - despite being advertised for dry skin - I didn't find it quite hydrating enough, although it was still very good & calming.This new toner is a perfect balance - the consistency is right in between the skin recovery toner and the RESIST replenishing toner (latter of which I found too goopy/sticky). I had hesitated to try this new product because (1) I feared it might make me too oily, and (2) I found the calm toner for oily skin irritating/smelly/sticky.But fear not - if you have sensitive, irritated, acne-prone combination skin, this toner is wonderful. Has no scent, sinks right into the skin, leaves a smooth/matte finish, and is the perfect amount of moisture for someone who doesn't want to use thick moisturizers. And - for the first time in any product (from any brand) that I've ever used - I can actually see this toner reducing/calming the redness in my face. And I've experimented with a *lot* of products.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from hyde park ny
I was hesitant to try this on my combo skin but since my combo skin is becoming more dry, I thought I'd give it a try. For me, it's enough moisture (I usually use my "toners" as my "moisturizers") without being the least bit greasy or shiny on my t-zone. For reference, the PC Skin Recovery is simply too much moisture for my skin. As expected, the Calm toner is also very soothing and easy to apply by putting the product in the palm of my hand and applying it with my fingers to my face (I'm just not a cotton ball kind of guy as all that cotton gets stuck in stubble and 2/3rds of the product remains in the cotton ball instead of on my face where it does some good). I also appreciate that this toner has some unique ingredients not found in other PC products. As a skin care junkie, I'm always looking to try new ingredients on my face. My only negative is that I cannot apply this anywhere around my eyes without my eyes watering. This is not unusual for me as my eyes are super sensitive even to great products. I currently use the Earth Source Toner and the Resist Hydrating toner but am thrilled to add this to my rotation. Every skin care junkie needs three toners, right?
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
By Skincare junkie
from Fort Wayne, IN
I am so disappointed in this replacement for Moisture Boost Essential Hydrating Toner. The product has been reformulated and is not nearly as nice as its predecessor. It is gentle, but it seems to do nothing but sit on top of the skin. I felt like the original MBEHT was gentle, but yet effectively removed lingering dirt. This formula is yellowish which is not what I expect a toner to be. I'm used to creamy white or clear. In additional to that disappointment, the size has been reduced to 4 ounces which is 2.4 ounces less product than before. Roughly a 40% reduction which essentially is a price increase. PLEASE bring back MBEHT!!
Not a Fan
By Steph H
from King, NC
I loved the moisture boost toner that has been discontinued. This one doesn't leave my skin feeling refreshed or clean. It isn't effective for calming redness either. I will have to try a different one. I wish they had not discontinued the moisture boost.
Service and delivery comments:
Delivery and service is always wonderful from Paula's Choice.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
In The Top 3
from Salt Lake City, UT
About Me Beauty Expert
I absolutely love Paula's Choice products and this toner is no exception! I have combination skin that's prone to breakouts and blackheads and is also normal to slightly dry. Because of this, I tend to layer products in order to get the moisture I need without the breakouts I don't. This toner is perfect for me because it's moisturizing without being too heavy for my skin. I've been using it for three months now and my skin keeps getting brighter and more even. Couldn't be happier with this product!
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By Aneta D
I love this new toner. I switched from the Skin Balancing one, since is started using the niacinamide booster and do not need niacinamide in the toner. I use tretinoin and exfoliate my skin, so at times it can be a little red or irritated. This toner helps to calm it down. However, it needs to come with a pump!! The texture is slightly thicker than a regular toner and I just have the hardest time shaking out the right amount of product. I did not want to reduce my rating because of the packaging, but it is an issue for me.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
from Baltimore, MD
About Me Minimalist
One day's trial (two applications) allowed my rosacea and dermatitis to flare up. PLEASE continue making your Skin Recovery line, the only products that manage to be both mild and effective enough to suit my sensitive skin.