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.

SKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner

Based on 237 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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    6.4 oz
    $21.00
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    $0.50

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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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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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4.5

(based on 237 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (188)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

91%

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 (6)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (44)
  • Daily use (33)
  • Dry skin (32)
  • All skin types (20)
  • Combination skin (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (20), Budget shopper (20), Beauty expert (4), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (4), Dry (4)

Reviewed by 237 customers

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5.0

Love this toner

By PSU170

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin

    I have rosacea and this has been a wonderful toner for me. I only use it once a day, but I can really tell a difference after using it and over time.

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    Great for sensitive skin

    By Kevin

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      This product is my one of my favorites. I have sensitive combination skin in addition to having signs of rosacea. It's extremely lightweight, has no fragrance, and makes my skin feel smooth and fresh after usage. I have struggled with finding products that do not make my very reactive skin breakout, so I was extremely pleased to have discovered this toner. I first found out about Paula's Choice when trying to find an exfoliant. Although I do still use the BHA 2% liquid product (once a week - my skin can't handle more than that) this one is truly a gem. If you have sensitive skin, or rosacea - try this! You will not be disapponted.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      1.0

      I will not buy this product again

      By Suz

      from Texas

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          I usually don't have luck with toners. But this one had great reviews, especially from people with sensitive skin like me.
          I've noticed my skin bring a little flaky lately. I thought this would take care of that while soothing my skin. I was even looking forward to using it throughout the day if my skin had a sensitivity flare.
          I have very difficult to treat rosacea. The products in the PC calming line have worked best for me. I haven't found any product that immediately stops the burn and redness if my rosacea is triggered, usually by heat. But the redness calming line keeps it in check over time. I'm looking for products that will improve my skin over time and control the rosacea.
          Unfortunately my skin started burning immediately after I used this. I have it a couple days to see if my skin would adjust to a new product. I even noticed burning around my eyes. I did not use this near my eyes at all. It took almost a week with my old PC Regine to get my skin back under control and stop the burning and reduce the redness.
          I'm glad PC has a return option. I cannot use this product at all.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 45-59
           
          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.

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