SKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner
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SKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner
This hydrating toner soothes dry, flaky skin and helps revitalize and recover moisture loss while infusing skin with anti-aging antioxidants.
  • Nourishes and comforts dry skin
  • Antioxidant-rich plant oils soothe and protect skin
  • Milky, hydrating formula
  • Use twice daily after cleansing skin

SKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner

Based on 234 reviews

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This hydrating toner soothes dry, flaky skin and helps revitalize and recover moisture loss while infusing skin with anti-aging antioxidants.
  • Nourishes and comforts dry skin
  • Antioxidant-rich plant oils soothe and protect skin
  • Milky, hydrating formula
  • Use twice daily after cleansing skin
Skin Types:
Extra Sensitive Skin, Dry/Very Dry Skin
Concerns:
Redness

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Why is it different?
SKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner offers an oasis of relief to dry, thirsty skin. This carefully blended formula contains essential ingredients dry skin needs to improve and help defend against dehydration, environmental stress, and aging. It is an essential step in any skincare routine to renew skin after cleansing. Can also help remove the last traces of makeup.
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What does it do?
Delivers key ingredients like skin-defending antioxidants, essential lipids and skin-restoring ingredients to help eliminate dry, flaky skin as it hydrates and leaves skin feeling smooth. It is so gentle, it’s suitable even for skin prone to eczema.
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How to use

After cleansing, apply toner to a cotton pad and gently stroke over face and neck. Do not rinse. Follow with the rest of your morning or evening skincare routine. For daytime, finish with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

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British Journal of Dermatology, February 1996, issue 2, pages 215-20

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International Journal of Toxicology, 2001, volume 20, supplement 1, pages 21-45

Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, January 2006, issue 2, pages 96-101

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Journal of Cosmetic Science, July-August 2011, issue 4, pages 361-70

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Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Glycereth-26 (hydration/texture-enhancing), Dimethiconol (hydration), Oenothera Biennis Oil (evening primrose oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), Borago Officinalis Seed Oil (borage oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidants), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidants), Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient), Niacinamide (vitamin B3/skin-restoring), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (emollient), Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate (stabilizer), Laureth-4 (texture-enhancing), Laureth-23 (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Benzoic Acid (preservative), Sorbic Acid (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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Paula's Choice SkincareSKIN RECOVERY Toner - 6.4 oz
 
4.5

(based on 234 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (186)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (47)
  • Moisturizing (40)
  • Not greasy (33)
  • Balances skin (32)
  • Leaves clean feel (32)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (5)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (42)
  • Dry skin (32)
  • Daily use (31)
  • All skin types (20)
  • Combination skin (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (20), Budget shopper (20), Beauty expert (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Dry (3)

Reviewed by 234 customers

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5.0

Part of my daily skincare routine!

By Zak

from Detroit, MI

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Dry Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Toner - 6.4 oz:

    By far, my favorite toner! I have super sensitive skin-- this toner has never caused any skin issues for me. Not to mention, with daily use-sometimes 2-3 times a day, this toner lasts me for about 2-3 months. Awesome product!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My skin loves this stuff

    By Gab

    from Connecticut

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great
    • Softens

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Toner - 6.4 oz:

      This toner is awesome. I have dry acne prone skin and this stuff brightens my skin and leaves it smoother, softer, and with a healthy shine to it. It also seems to make any products I use on top of it (2% BHA Liquid, Moisture Boost Cream, and some topical acne treatments) absorb more easily. Overall this is a win, people with dry skin and especially acne who think they don't need a toner in their regimen, you should seriously give this a try.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hydrating, calming.

      By Chrissyddd

      from Jacksonville, fl.

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dry Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Toner - 6.4 oz:

        I do use this everyday but perfect for when I give myself a chemical peel or a facial. Love this product. Really calms my skin, hydrates it. My skin feels clean, soft, plump.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Yes

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My Fav PC Product Ever

        By hopechance

        from orange county

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types
          • Daily Use
          • Dry Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Toner - 6.4 oz:

          I've always hated toners because they always left my acne prone skin stinging and dry, but not this one! Holy moley this milky toner is sooooo soothing and mositurizing. I've never felt anything like it. It just sinks into my skin like a dream and leaves it baby soft (with no redness). I use this day and night and have already ordered another bottle because I just cant be without it! I want to bathe in this stuff!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Very quick delivery as always.

           
          5.0

          Don't know what I'd do without this product

          By Carolyn

          from Corvallis, OR

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Moisturizing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Dry Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Toner - 6.4 oz:

            This is the only toner I've ever found to be useful. I've taken it out of my routine a few times to see what happens, and inevitably my skin is drier and my rosacea becomes more active. I put the product in a spray bottle and mist my skin twice a day after very gentle cleansing, then wipe down with cotton. Perfect. I'd buy this in quarts if PC sold it!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Always prompt, always just as ordered.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best toner ever!!

            By Al

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Decreases Redness
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • All Skin Types
              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Dry Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Toner - 6.4 oz:

              I use this only once a day, but I see significant improvement every time I use it! It hydrates my skin so well I barely use much moisturizer. It evens complexion, reduces redness, and smooths texture! I love this toner.

              (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My go-to

              By Asha

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Moisturizing
              • Not Greasy
              • Removes Makeup
              • Smells Great
              • Soaks In Quickly
              • Weightless

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Combination Skin
                • Daily Use
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Toner - 6.4 oz:

                I tried nearly every Paula's Choice toner, and Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner has been the one I keep going back to. It is a water-weight translucent liquid with a mild, natural (but fragrance-free) scent. My skin is normal to oily with dry areas, and I have found this toner to be more "normalizing" or "balancing" than products that are specifically marketed for that purpose. It has proven to be non-irritating, and in fact, is quite soothing to any sensitive areas I might have.

                For the AM: I don't use this every morning. However, when I need a little extra boost of moisture, I apply with clean hands the first step after cleansing, and before BHA. When used in this way, the toner plumps my skin without being oily or heavy, and provides a delicate amount of hydration that enhances application of subsequent products.

                For the PM: I use a small amount on a very thin cotton pad to remove traces of sunscreen and makeup leftover from cleansing, and to prepare my skin for subsequent treatments. Since I alternate Renova and AHA, which can be slightly irritating at times, the soothing quality of this toner is very welcome.

                I waited a long time to review this product, comparing it thoroughly to other products and finishing one bottle over a period of around 9 months. I was skeptical at first that an enriched toner would make so much difference in my skincare routine, especially since my skin used to be a complete oil slick before I learned to use milder cleansers/toners in order to avoid overproduction of oil. Words can hardly do justice to how well this product works for me, but needless to say, it will be my go-to from now on.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Calming and moisturizing

                By MBR

                from Ohio

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Calming
                • Gentle
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Moisturizing
                • Not Greasy
                • Soothing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Toner - 6.4 oz:

                  I have extremely dry sensitive skin with moderately severe rosacea. About a month ago I did a complete overhaul of my skin care routine and now approximately 90% of the products I use are Paula's Choice brand. I believe this toner is one of the most beneficial of the new products I'm using. It's calming and moisturizing, not at all greasy or sticky, and I think it helps my skin absorb other products better. My skin also looks less red and feels less irritated overall. I might switch to something a little less moisturizing in the summer, but I'll definitely buy this product again for use during fall and winter.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best friend for dry skin

                  By Lauren

                  from Washington, DC

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Moisturizing
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Skin

                    Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Toner - 6.4 oz:

                    This is by far my favorite part of my skin care routine. I actually get excited to us it. For reference, I have dry skin that occasionally will get slightly oily in the t zone.

                    It's milky and luxurious. I feel like my skin is "drinking' it in after I wash my face. It's almost like a pre-moisturizer. My skin feels moisturized without the slightest bit of greasiness. And my skin is SO soft after. Seriously it's amazing.

                    I don't use it how the directions say though. I put it directly into my hands and then rub it on my face from there. I only do this because I double cleanser and don't need to wipe away any traces of makeup because I ensure it's all gone before. I feel like this way saves product too. I don't want to lose any to a cotton pad.

                    If you have dry skin or really any type of skin other than super oily....you NEED this in your life.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Worth the splurge

                    By Cindy

                    from SF, CA

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Gentle
                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Moisturizing
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Dry Skin
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Toner - 6.4 oz:

                      I was hesitant to spend this much on a toner, but if you're serious about avoiding alcohol and fragrance, PC has your back. With this toner I can wipe away the last traces of waterproof mascara under my bottom lashes without irritating my sensitive eye area. My skin absorbs it quickly and feels velvety soft.

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