SKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner
Based on 249 reviews
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 249 reviews
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:
Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin
Skin Redness
    6.4 oz
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.
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.
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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Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146

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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

Holy Grail!


This is BY FAR my favorite skincare product, not just from PC, but all over! I have dry/tight skin feeling (without anything on my face) and I feel a huge relief when I apply this toner. I almost let out a "sigh" every time! It's cooling, soothing, hydrating... I absolutely love it and hope that the formula will never change!




Greasy Gal


Oddly enough, I love this toner for my very oily skin. Only in fall and winter though. When the weather starts to cool down my skin gets very flaky while still be only and I just to look like a hot mess. Last winter one the Paula's Choice CSR's suggested I try this toner. I thought she was crazy but I gave it a go. I was so surprised the way my skin responded to this toner! No more flaky skin and it doesn't make my oil production go crazy!




Never thought I needed a toner...


But as I've gotten older I now have a bit of a tighter feeling after washing my face in the morning at and bedtime. I decant this into a small spray bottle and spritz three spots on my face which is easier than pouring from the bottle. It's got a soft, almost milky consistency that glides on and immediately relieves and preps my skin. I've always been a once-n-done purchaser of beauty products but I've reordered this one for quite a few years. Love it!


Santa Rosa, CA


Immediate softness and very calming


I wash with the Resist cleanser in the morning and apply this toner after a cold water rinse. The result is calm, soft and bright skin! I love it because it feels like i'm applying silk across my face in the morning. I always follow with the Resist Moisturizer w/SPF 25. It has been my routine now for about a year. Some days I add BOOST oil which brightens my dry skin and looks fabulous. I haven't worn make-up thanks to this routine. It has calmed my Rosacea, but i've also changed my diet to less inflammatory foods and spices which worsened my condition.


Chicago, IL


Super Calming!


Feels amazing after a long day of a full face of makeup! Soothing, calming, lightly moisturizing.


Richmond VA


Multipurpose Gem


I usually use Resist products, and I am fairly acne prone. I bought this toner to replace the old Gold bottle redness relief by PC, as that was awesome for pro-active calming down of pre-excema skin. I use this toner as a moisturizing/quenching step before starting my AM or PM skincare. Even if I am not feeling fry, this toner just gives me that "Aaahhh" moment. I also use it for mixing and applying boosters. I dispense a splash or two of the toner on my hand, then 4 drops of the Vitamin C15, and 4 drops of the Niacinamide booster. Mix between my hands and apply all over my face, neck and decollete. Then I proceed with my other products. I also like dabbing a few drops of the toner on my lips as a prep for lipstick, instead of using a sticky/slippery lip balm. It also makes a great lightweight moisturizer on my eyelids before makeup.




Simply the best..


The most wonderfully silky, soothing, enriching liquid toner. My skin feels fresh, plump, calmed, lightly hydrated and ready for the rest of my routine! Love the anti aging antioxidants and hydrating antioxidant plant oils. Also love that this contains Niacinamide.


Syracuse, NY


Very soothing and hydrating


Best toner I've ever used. It's non-greasy but very hydrating and soothing.




Great for sensitive skin


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.


Baltimore, MD


Part of my daily skincare routine!


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!


Detroit, MI


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