SKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner
Based on 244 reviews


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 244 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:
Extra Sensitive Skin, Dry/Very Dry Skin

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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.
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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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

Super Calming!


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


Richmond VA


Has this toner been reformulated?


I've been using this toner for a very long time but, as the previous reviewer mentioned, the most recent bottle that I received is very different. The toner is very milky white, and the consistency is extremely thick and slimy feeling. It barely soaks into a cotton pad and it just sits on top of my skin leaving my skin feeling very slick and weird. Not sure if this is a reformulation or a bad batch, but it's definitely not the toner I've used (and loved) for years.


Atlanta, GA

The formula changed or I got a bad batch


I've used this Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner for a couple of years, and I have liked the product in the past. This last bottle was entirely different. The liquid was more white than normal, and the viscosity was really high- it was thick like syrup. The worse thing was my pores clogged up and I had dozens of black heads within a couple of days (I'm 46 and normally don't have this issue). I called to get it replaced or refunded, and they will refund but I have to pay the Return shipping. This really angers me as a long term customer and I will certainly hesitate to recommend or re-order any Paula's Choice products after this issue.


New York, NY


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.




Can't Get Past The Terrible Packaging


I like the toner overall and wanted to give it a try in comparison the Resist toner since I struggle with skin redness. However, the packaging is beyond terrible. Every time I have traveled with the bottle, it leaks out and spills all over everything causing a mess and wasting most of the product. I will not be repurchasing this product unless the packaging is redesigned. Otherwise it just feels like I'm throwing away money.


Boston, MA


If you have vey sensitive skin, don't purchase.


I don't know if it's just my sensitive skin, but everything I tried from this site has burned my face.




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


I will not buy this product again


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.





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