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from Rhinebeck NY
About Me Budget Buyer
Comments about CALM Toner for Normal to Dry Skin - 4 oz:
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?
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 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!!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
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.
(8 of 8 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.
Not effective for redness
By Susanna in Seattle
from Seattle, WA
Paula's Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner has been a favorite of mine for years but because I suffer from redness, I purchased this new toner and some of the other new anti-redness products.I have used the products daily for a while but really haven't noticed any diminishing in the redness of my skin. The texture of this toner is a lot heavier than that of the replenishing toner and to me it doesn't feel as refreshing and soothing as the replenishing toner.I will not repurchase but am going back to the Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner instead.
(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
About Me Beauty Conscious
As a guy with oily skin, this makes for the perfect moisturizer. Usually Paula's moisturizers are too much for my oily skin, especially the one without sunscreen from the men's line.Since I do get dry patches, I tried all the other toners and have been using the Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner as a moisturizer before, but recently switched to this one.The Resist toner is slightly heavier and perfect for normal to dry skin (instead of all skin types). This Calm toner normal/dry is actually perfect for oily skin. During the winter I might add the Calm moisturizer normal/oily, but that's about it. Here, you get the great silky and calming feeling from the Resist toner, without the amount of shinyness.
(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
Fast Amazing Results
from New York, NY
I just don't understand how some others complain that it doesn't calm their sensitive skin because it works wonders for me. I've been dealing with rosacea and dry peeling skin for a long time and many things trigger the redness including sunlight and weather changes. Recently I had a very bad outbreak where nothing I used worked. My face was red, itchy, and peeling at some spots. Finally did some research and found this brand for the first time. As soon as I used this product my face felt soothed and the redness calmed right before my eyes. I used the whole calming line of products including face wash, toner, and moisturizer. The next morning when I woke up, it was obvious that my face improved a lot. Used the same products again and by afternoon, all redness subsided. I was shocked at how fast the product worked for me and I'm so happy that I finally found something that works as advertised for a change.
(10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Not For Me
from Oak Hill, WV
I bought the Calm Toner for Normal to Dry skin when I came online to buy my usual favorite Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner. To my surprise the website stated that my Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner had been discontinued and that I should try this new one instead. I'll admit, I tried it for too long. I should have sent it back after the first week. Instead I quit using it and decided maybe I should hold off and I would try it again later. So I did that and still the same results. I am buying this for Rosacea and Paula's Choice is the only line I have ever come across that had a line specifically for Rosacea but this Calm Toner just made it worse and my skin much drier. So today I come to write a review and again to my surprise my favorite Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner is BACK!! Maybe others had problems with the new one too. Anyway, this is great for me! Thank you Paula's Choice and PLEASE don't take away your Rosacea line again!