Hydralight Healthy Skin Refreshing Toner

Tune in to the right tone. This super-light formula helps normalize skin, gets oily and dry spots humming in harmony. Calms down redness, too. Sounds good.
Item #: 131
  • Extra Sensitive Skin, Redness, Rosacea
  • Combination, Oily Skin
  • Smooths and repairs skin
  • Antioxidants reduce environmental damage and stimulate collagen growth

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Customer Ratings:

84 out of 100
(Based on 81 Reviews)
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  1. Kelly M.
    Reviewed on Sunday, April 06, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Too drying
    • I've been using this toner for a few weeks but am finding it to be too drying. The Skin Balancing toner does a better job at eliminating dry skin, so I'll be switching over.

  2. Alyssa C.
    Reviewed on Saturday, March 29, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    not for me
    • i have break-out prone, semi-oily skin, and sometimes skip toner completely between my cleansing and salicylic/exfoliating steps. i thought the hydralight would be super-gentle and non-irritating as most PC products. but it really stings my face for the 1st few seconds after i apply it! it doesn't seem to cause visible damage or irritation once the burning subsides, though... i must be sensitive to something in it. i'll probably finish the bottle (slowly) but not purchase it again.

  3. Kylie B
    Reviewed on Saturday, March 29, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Makes my face hot & tingles
    • I think this is a good product but I do find that it makes my combination skin which can occasionally have a sensitivity to a certain product feel hot and tingle. However I don't find this to be uncomfortable and when putting on the BHA 2% gel afterwards there is no problem and the tingle completely stops. Not sure why this product causes the tingle. Overall my skin is looking and feeling a lot better since I started using the PC products.

  4. Sarah W.
    Reviewed on Friday, March 21, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Not for me....sad face
    • My skin is pretty much a hot mess. Rosacea, uber sensitive and combination. I was so excited to try this toner but it did make the apples of my cheeks tingle and thanks to all of the things I have read on this website I now know that is not a good thing. I am hoping that maybe there is another toner that works for me but this one was not it.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, March 24, 2014

    Hi Sarah! We're sorry the Hydralight Toner wasn't a fit for you! It's tricky when you have exceptionally sensitive skin, but we would recommend contacting our Customer Care Team for assistance with a refund or exchange. We would also recommmend trying samples of our Earth Sourced Toner, which may be an even better fit for you!

    —Admin
  5. Allen K
    Reviewed on Saturday, January 25, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    EXCELLENT RESULTS!
    • I tried the SB toner about a year or so ago because it was recommended for my skin type (acne prone, combination) and unfortunately, I had a bad reaction to the niacinamide (also in SB moisture gel, same reaction). After trying samples of the Hydralight toner it has made a HUGE difference in the feel of my skin!! I highly recommend this to anyone suffering a bad reaction to the SB toner!

  6. KIM L.
    Reviewed on Monday, January 20, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    The one product I would take to a desert island.
    • I love this stuff for my schizophrenic menopausal skin. After a bout with drying skin in my 40s, menopause has brought back the oily skin of my youth -- but this time with dryness too! This toner is often all I need after cleansing to give enough moisture that my skin no longer feels dry, but not so much that it feels oily. It's also soothing and works well as an end-of-day light cleanser. I have to say this is the one product I would probably take to a desert island.

  7. LESLIE B.
    Reviewed on Sunday, January 19, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    A fantastic underrated product
    • The idea of using a toner (bad memories of 90s skincare) seemed ridiculous to me, but my skin needs some kind of hydration, and often I was so prone to breakouts it was hard to tell if a moisturizer was the cause of new breakouts. I turned this toner, after trying Skin Balancing and Moisture Boost. It felt a little "warming" the first few times, and now if I overdo it on BHA foam, but otherwise it is my greatest PC love. I kind of wish it had more antioxidants though.

  8. Scarlett A.
    Reviewed on Thursday, January 16, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    My Long Time Favorite Toner
    • I have used all the toners in the PC line over the course of many years. During my 3 pregnancies the Skin Recovery and Balancing toners saved my skin. For my "normal" skin, though, I just love Hydralight. I find it the most "refreshing" year-round. I've never been a huge moisturizer-user, and this toner gives me what I need without any grease. It's just perfect!

  9. NOELLE M.
    Reviewed on Friday, January 03, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    slight sting
    • I don't know why, but for some reason this toner makes my skin sting slightly, which is strange because I don't have sensitive skin at all and never have a problem with other products. I used up a portion of the bottle but the stinging makes me worry that this toner is one I should avoid. (LOVE almost all of Paula's other products- her new C serum, her BHA & AHA liquids top my very long list of favs!)

  10. Alexa C.
    Reviewed on Sunday, December 08, 2013
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Not bad, but not great.
    • I like this toner. It hydrates my skin after washing without feeling heavy. But, I have really red cheeks and i feel that this has done nothing to better the problem. I'm on my second bottle of this but once it's gone I'm going to try another toner.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Thursday, December 19, 2013

    Thanks for your review! For really red cheeks, you should try our CLNICAL Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief Treatment, which you can use as your toner. Please contact us for more info!

    —Admin
  11. Max B
    Reviewed on Monday, November 25, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Simple and effective
    • I have combination skin that is always greasy in 2 hours but still feels tight. I got this and I do not get oily/dehydrated at all it is so amazing, I don't know how it does it!! Does take down redness and is not sticky. Seems to have boosted the effectiveness of my 2% BHA liquid. I will try the skin balancing for its pore reducing properties and it's ingredients. However, this is a breakthrough toner and it TRULY BALANCES my skin. Love it SOOOO much.

  12. Frank P.
    Reviewed on Sunday, October 20, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Amazing results, great for men
    • I'm 38 years old and my face was still breaking out. The stress from my job and the sweat from my workouts would cause me to breakout around my temples and forehead. I have pretty sensitive skin so I avoid using anything but cteaphil on my face, but it just was not cutting it lately. I used the hydralight system, and man am I impressed! My skin looks great after a few weeks. I have not broken out since I started. I really like the weightless feeling on my skin. On my second round. Thanks!

  13. Anali A.
    Reviewed on Thursday, October 17, 2013
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    I wish it were a fit
    • This toner and I were not meant to be, I had really hoped that it would work well on my skin, but it seems to be the cause of some terrible cystic pimples on my face. I'm not blaming the product because I'm sure it works for other people, judging by all the positive reviews, but I'm not going to be finishing the bottle. C'est la vie. :)

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Friday, October 18, 2013

    Thanks for your review! We're sorry tihs toner didn't work out for you; however, we assure you there's nothing in the formula that would be capable of causing cystic breakouts.

    —Admin
  14. beeyes
    Reviewed on Saturday, October 12, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Second bottle
    • I am now using a second bottle of this toner and LOVE it, I bought a drugstore brand and had to go back to this. It really is good stuff!!

  15. Mary J
    Reviewed on Friday, October 04, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Like this toner
    • I like using this toner in the morning. It does not have the unpleasant scent that the other Hydralight products have. It doesn't leave my face sticky like the BHA toner I use at night. It helped calm the redness on my face from some irritation recently. I also like the idea of using something that can prevent the signs of aging without causing more breakouts since I am prone to them even in my 50s.

  16. YB
    Reviewed on Friday, September 20, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Refreshing!
    • I have a dry/combination skin. I love to have options for my skin care routine, so I have lots of PC products - from RESIST, Skin Balancing/Recovery, Moisture Boost to CLEAR. I tried about every product from PC, and this toner is one of my favorites. I use RESIST toner during the winter, and Skin Balancing toner for the summer to add more refreshing feel to my skin. Now entering into the fall weather, I'm still using this toner - it's hydrating enough to moisturize my skin in the dry, cold air.

  17. ANGIE R.
    Reviewed on Sunday, September 08, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Outstanding results!
    • I bought this for my mother, who is 75 years old, along with the Hydralight cleanser. She was impressed at first because it cut the shine from her face completely, and she became amazed as the months wore on and she found other skin problems decreasing. Her skin tags were going away, her brown spots were fading, and her blackheads were disappearing. She says it's the first time she's ever felt really clean, and now says she doesn't want to live without her Paula's Choice anymore!

  18. Paula S
    Reviewed on Sunday, August 18, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Working well so far!
    • I've been using for two months and my face has never felt and looked better. Nice tingling feeling, while still being very gentle. Picks up oil, dirt and make-up that my gentle cleanser may leave behind. Does not feel dry or tight after use.

  19. Valerie Z.
    Reviewed on Friday, August 16, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Excellent!
    • Excellent toner. This toner leaves a matte finish. Smooth and soft but not dry and tight. It does not have the bad smell like its cohorts in the Hydralight collection. You must try it. Customer service is the best A+ Paula's Choice!

  20. PAOLA P.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, August 07, 2013
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Not bad but not good for me
    • Ive been using Paula's Choice products for the past year and Ive been trying to find the toner that works for me. I have combination skin, with blackheads and also rosacea. This toner hasn't been that good for me. At first it was alright but I didnt feel any difference on my skin, and now as I approach the end of the bottle ( which has lasted at least 3 months ) it makes my cheeks itch a little bit after I applied it. Im still in the look for the best toner for me

  21. Andy W.
    Reviewed on Monday, August 05, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Feels great applying it.
    • Great product! Feels great applying it. Does not feel dry. My skin looks good. Will continue to use.

  22. Beeyes
    Reviewed on Saturday, July 27, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love this toner!
    • This is really great stuff, will buy over and over again. Thanks Paula!

  23. Suzanna
    Reviewed on Sunday, July 14, 2013
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Smaller pores!
    • I was using witch hazel for my oily large pores-of course I had oilier skin and my pores were huge! I took a chance and bought this toner. After one week great results - less oil and visibly smaller pores. Use small amount and there no sticky feeling. I might try the rest of the system.

  24. Amanda L.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, July 03, 2013
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Disappointed
    • I have combination skin with mild rosacea and am prone to blemishes, so I decided to try the Hydralight line once I used up my CeraVe products. Unfortunately, a couple weeks after using the Hydralight cleanser, toner and moisturizer, my skin was red, irritated, and bumpy. The problems went away once I stopped the products and went back to using CeraVe wash and lotion along with Paula's CLEAR Regular Strength Acne Exfoliant. I'm not sure if it was one or all of the products that was irritating.

  25. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Monday, June 24, 2013
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Ambivalent
    • I'm sure this is a fine toner, but it left a sticky feeling on my skin.

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What makes this product unique?
Hydralight Healthy Skin Refreshing Toner is the type of toner more cosmetic companies should offer, but don't. When used after cleansing it helps skin restore and repair itself. This unique formula works immediately to improve skin function and reduce cellular damage and inflammation thanks to its antioxidant-rich formula. It's 100% irritant-free formula leaves a nearly imperceptible finish that's especially beneficial for combination or oily skin. During summer months or in humid climates this may be the only moisturizer your skin needs. It is also helpful for removing the last traces of makeup.

This toner is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free.

Who is this product for?
This toner has been specially formulated for normal to oily/combination skin and is also a great option for those with sensitive skin.

Sources to support the claims made for Hydralight Healthy Skin Refreshing Toner

Archives of Dermatological Research, March 2010, pages 71–83; Cancer Prevention Research, February 2010, pages 170–178; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, September 2009, pages 299–304; Phytotherapy Research, September 2009, pages 1,197–1,204; Skin Research and Technology, August 2009, pages 338–345; Dermatologic Surgery, July 2009, pages 1,057–1,065; Experimental Dermatology, June 2009, pages 522–526; Clinics in Dermatology, November-December 2008, pages 614–626; Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, July 2008, pages S7–S12; Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, pages 322–329; 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 Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, October 1999, pages 3,954–3,962.

Key Ingredients: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, panthenol, willow herb, bisabolol, green tea, grape seed extract, allantoin, sodium PCA

Product Ingredients:

Water, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Epilobium Angustifolium (Willow Herb) Extract (anti-irritant), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin (skin-identical ingredients), Methyl Gluceth-20 (humectant), Sodium PCA (skin-identical ingredient), Allantoin (anti-irritant), Butylene Glycol (water-binding agent), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Bisabolol, Panthenol (anti-irritants), Polysorbate-20 (emulsifier), PEG-90M (stabilizer), Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Potassium Phosphate (pH adjusters), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

DIRECTIONS: Apply in the morning and evening, after cleansing. Soak a large cotton ball or pad with Hydralight Toner and gently stroke over face. Do not rinse off. Follow with a Paula's Choice exfoliant and Hydraligiht Moisture-Infusing Lotion. During the day, be sure to protect your skin with a sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater.

Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skin-Care Routine article.

What do toners "tone"? I thought Paula didn't recommend toners!

Paula has always recommended toners that are well-formulated. Toners can be a great after-cleansing step to be sure you've removed all your makeup. When properly formulated, they soothe skin and provide an extra dose of antioxidants and repairing ingredients to help your skin look and act younger.

What are the main differences between Paula's Choice toners?

Every Paula's Choice toner repairs skin, provides antioxidants, delivers anti-aging ingredients, and helps remove last traces of makeup. They do not contain alcohol, fragrance, or unnecessary irritants such as menthol, peppermint, and citrus oils. Below you'll find a brief description for each distinct toner.

RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner is a specialized formula designed to supply aging skin with a broad range of ingredients it needs to produce healthy collagen while reducing wrinkles. It is a super-charged version of our popular Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner, with a specific emphasis on improving the signs of aging skin.

Hydralight Healthy Skin Refreshing Toner is an excellent choice for normal to oily/combination skin. It provides a weightless finish, and although it feels very light, it supplies skin with potent antioxidants and anti-irritants.

Moisture Boost Essential Hydrating Toner contains a broad range of ingredients that aid skin's barrier repair process so those with normal to dry skin will receive even more benefit from their Paula's Choice moisturizer and/or treatment product. Moisture Boost Essential Hydrating Toner feels lighter than our Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner.

Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner for normal to very dry skin is for those who need more help protecting their skin from environmental damage, redness, or dryness. Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner has a rich, milky liquid texture and contains more plant oils and other emollients for intense hydration. Excellent for rosacea!

Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner for normal to oily/combination skin is excellent to help normalize skin and reduce signs of extreme combination skin (oily and dry areas). Its cell-communicating ingredients help balance skin and reduce enlarged pores.

Earth Sourced Purely Natural Refreshing Toner is for all skin types. It has a distinctive, liquid-gel formula bursting with antioxidants proven to repair skin and stimulate collagen production. The formula uses proprietary technology that truly captures the best of nature and modern science.

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