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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Please bring back the Hydralight toner!
from Seattle, WA
About Me Brand Buyer
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!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Los Angeles, CA
About Me Budget Buyer
I'm here to increase the rating on this product. This product has, over time, significantly improved my oily and rosacea-ridden skin. Paula's whole CALM line is excellent, but I think people get frustrated with it because it fails to deliver significant change quickly, and perhaps people are very attached emotionally to the old Hydralight line. I always felt Hydralight met my needs, but never surpassed them. (I intermittently used the Hydralight cleanser, toner, and moisturizers over the last few years, but only really liked the sunscreen, although I didn't LOVE it.) However each CALM product I've used has delivered healthier, less oily, less irritated skin over weeks of using them. I am on a major budget and can basically only use one product at a time, and chose to buy this one because I wanted something to remove every last trace of dirt/makeup at the end of the day. I am very happy with how much softer and less oily my skin has become over the month I've used it.
Service and delivery comments:
Very quick delivery as always.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Not as good as Hydralight
from Danbury, CT
I have normal to oily skin that's also sensitive and suffering from rosacea. I love the Hydralight line and used to use the toner from this line. (I can also use the Skin Balancing Toner in a pinch, but it's not as good as the Hydralight.) This is supposed to replace the Hydralight toner. I am not a fan. This went on burning my face. This, in combination with the lotion from the Calm line caused my rosacea to flare up, adding more redness and new breakouts.
So light and soothing
I bought the Calm line for Oily skin. I am combination. This toner is light, gentle and soothing. It doesn't sting. I applied the Calm serum and the Calm Moisturizer for N/O skin after. My face feels soft, balanced, and calm. I really like this little line for sensitive skin. Very nice.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
from new york
I miss the Clinical Instant Calm Advanced redness relief. My redness was very well controlled with that. I have tried this product over and over again thinking my skin will adjust to but to no luck. Now I walk around with redness on my face :( I have emailed paula's choice customer service asking them bring the old one back since based other reviews and ratings this product is a certain flop. I hope she reads this and I promise I will buy 10 bottles of the old stuff and every month after that!!! so will my friends!!! I don't want to walk around with a red face anymore :(
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I love Paula's Products - but NOT Calming Line
By Jen the Sensitive
from St. Louis, MO
I am a Paula-addict, and have extremely sensitive skin so was eager to try the calming line, but this had the exact opposite effect! This toner actually inflamed my skin and it took several weeks to recover! The skin balancing line is still my favorite and that toner does not irritate my skin at all!
from Colorado Springs, CO
I love this toner! I was using a different toner from Paula as well but I tried this and love it way more! I need something that cleans my skin and doesn't cause me to breakout while still making sure my skin doesn't get dry, red, and irritated. This is amazing! My skin felt clean but not tight and so calm, not irritating at all. I love this toner! I also needed something oil free since anything with oil (even if its non comogenic) still breaks me out bad.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Please bring back Hydralight Toner!!
I used to use the Hydralight Toner, but had to switch to this one as a result of the Hydralight line being discontinued. First off, in my opinion, the CALM line (Normal to Oily) has failed. I believe the products in that line did the opposite of soothing red, sensitive skin and made matters worse. This toner was awful to say the least. However, the Hydralight line was absolutely brilliant. The Hydralight toner was my all time favorite toner because of its simplicity and effectiveness. It worked wonders. I see that Paula's Choice has brought back the Hydralight cleanser and SPF. It would be beyond amazing if they could bring back just one more product from that line: the toner! I would be one happy and grateful customer!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
foamy, not soothing
from Dallas, TX
I found this toner to have a strange foamy texture, which I do not like. And huge minus is no calming effect, please improve the formula!!!
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
This Calm 'Redness Relief' toner caused 'redness'. I used this before and it was okay. I hadn't used it in a while and when I bought a new bottle restarted using it I got stinging and visible patchy redness. It also doesn't smell good and has an odd yellowish color, so it is lacking cosmetic elegance. It was another PC return.