Hydralight Healthy Skin Refreshing Toner
Based on 213 reviews
This super-light, antioxidant-rich formula helps normalize skin, improving skin function and reducing irritation while removing last traces of makeup.

Hydralight Healthy Skin Refreshing Toner

Based on 213 reviews
Our unique ultra-light liquid helps to restore and refresh skin while providing antioxidants that protect against environmental damage.
  • Gentle enough for sensitive skin
  • Calms, balances & fortifies
  • Use twice daily after cleansing
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
Sensitive Skin
Why is it different?
This 100% irritant-free toner leaves even the most sensitive skin calmed, revitalised and free of traces of makeup left after cleansing. With its lightweight formula, it can also help to balance combination or oily skin while delivering just the right amount of hydration.
What does it do?
Powerful anti-irritants like willow herb extract soothe redness and inflammation. Green tea and grape seed extracts act as natural antioxidants to fortify skin’s protective barrier against daily environmental stress like pollution.
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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Archives of Dermatological Research, March 2010, pages 71–83;

Cancer Prevention Research, February 2010, pages 170–178;

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

Ratings & Reviews

This product helped my rosacea!


Wow! I wish I knew about this product sooner! I have spent my whole 20's and 30's dealing with rosacea and sensitive skin. Plus I have spent a ton of money on products that made my skin worse which caused more trips to the dermatologist. Love, LOVE this product! I have been using it for four months and the results are amazing. It has reduced a great amount of my rosacea and I don't use ANY of the prescriptions my doctor gave me. My husband commented on the change he's seen in my skin and said, "Wow, that stuff does work." I feel for the first time in my life my rosacea is MANAGED without costing a small fortune. Thank you Paula! If only I could go back and tell my younger self to use Paula's Choice.


Chicago, IL


My Favorite


I have used this toner and all of the Hydralight products since they came out. I am devastated they are being discontinued and don't know how my skin will manage without them. I wish Paula's Choice would reconsider.

Sad Hydralight Customer



Hydralight Toner


Such a brilliant toner! It truly is a shame that it is being discontinued! It's simplicity is what I love most. This toner calmed my reddened skin and improved the clarity of my skin tone. A brilliant line is being discontinued, which I do not understand.




Don't have an opinion...


I don't have much of an opinion of this product but I bought two bottles of it. It doesn't really feel like it does anything but it's just a toner. I'm used to the kind that sting and irritate my face so this product probably just feels like what a toner feels like. Which is like nothing. It removes my makeup residue (if I have any) after washing and preps my skin for the rest of my routine. I've only been using it for a month. I don't feel like a toner is really a product that is supposed to do anything great or miraculous for your skin... but if you're used to using products that irritate you... your skin will just be feeling normal and balanced after using this. Don't expect to "feel" it working, because it's not supposed to feel like anything. Hope that all makes sense.




Pleasantly Surprised


I am so pleasantly surprised with this toner. Unfortunately my cupboards, drawers, and bathroom closets (yes I'm serious) are filled with the result of an endless frustration filled world wide search for the perfect toner. All of the toners I've wasted money on are too harsh, riddled with skin irritating ingredients, and basically just a blend of fancy words that are actually different types of alcohols in disguise, so you can see that I was a little nervous to try yet another toner. But then a ray of light busted through the clouds of cosmetic lies and landed on this wonderful liquid. For reference: I am a 23 year old female with combination/normal skin that is prone to breakouts (mostly hormonal) with an oily but not always T-zone I use this toner in the morning after washing and sometimes at night if I've worn makeup that day, with a cotton pad. And I will just tell you, it is the best dang toner I've ever used. It's silky soft and oh so gentle on the skin. This toner moisturizes in a way that makes your skin feel like YOUR skin. It makes my skin feel soft and comfortable, it also really does soothe the redness I tend to have due to breakouts. It's the only moisture that I need and dries nicely. I don't feel like I've used a toner after it dries, it's not sticky or greasy and it doesn't affect my makeup application whatsoever. My skin feels clean and balanced in an effective gentle way after using this toner. The only negative thing I can say is that it has a dull burning sensation that goes away in a few minutes when I swipe it across my eyelids. So I just don't use it on my eyelids anymore. Problem solved! I wish I could send all of my friends this toner that's how good it is.


Fayetteville NC


surprisingly necessary


I was surprised to find out my skin needs this. My skin began feeling dehydrated and flaky. I decided (after assuming that a toner was just an unnecessary step to my routine) that i would try a sample. LOVED IT! !!!!! I bought the full size and my skin looks great!!! My skin feels hydrated, less tight, and less irritated.


sacramento, ca


The best toner I've ever used


This stuff is the best! I wish they sold bigger bottles of it. It has seriously cured my skin (acne-prone, combination, somewhat dry/damaged). If I run out, my skin doesn't look as good and now i know how important this stuff is in my regimen. Can't recommend it enough.


Fountain Valley, CA




I always wanted to use a toner, but they have all been irritating (drugstores), until I started using this hydralight toner. It's exactly what my skin needs!! It's perfect. It gently cleans off the slime left by our water, it refreshes my skin, and it moisturizes my skin perfectly. Finding Paula's Choice products has been one of the best things to ever happen to me. Thank you Paula. Your products are miraculous.

Sharon T


Very good product


I love this toner. I have oily, acne-prone and sensitive skin and use this toner as my main moisturizer. I have tried the Skin Balancing toner also, but this one just seems more soothing. I know the Hydralight line doesn't get much hype (and too bad, because it's wonderful!), but please do not discontinue it!





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.




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