SKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner
Based on 416 reviews
This hydrating toner soothes dry, flaky skin and helps revitalise and recover moisture loss while infusing skin with anti-ageing antioxidants.

SKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner

Based on 416 reviews
This hydrating toner soothes dry, flaky skin and helps revitalise and recover moisture loss while infusing skin with anti-ageing 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
    190 ml
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 ageing. 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 rosacea or 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 15 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 (stabiliser), 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!




Superb Toner


This is my favourite Toner of all time! I have extremely dry skin and this toner immediately soothes and moisturises it after cleansing. I often use it all over my upper body which gets very dry and itchy after shampooing my hair in the shower, as it is instantly soothing and moisturising. Paired with the Skin Recovery cleanser, the two products make a perfect combo for dry, irritated skin. I will never be without this superb Toner.




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!




Best Toner Ever


I was never really into toners at all, but I happened to get a sample of this one for fun. Well this certainly opened my eyes to how great a toner can be! (Although this is the only one I will ever use.) It's like a soothing, hydrating milk... so, usually after cleansing my skin can't go 10 seconds before feeling like it's going to crack so I'm usually racing to get my facial oil and moisturizer on ASAP!! But when I use this toner I can go about 30mins before putting moisturizer on and my skin starts to feel dry! It's almost like a thin watery layer of the finest, softest lotion! My skin feels soft and smooth after using it. Its probably not an essential item to use every day (for me personally) but it certainly doesinfuse some extra hydration and calming properties into the skin to compliment the rest of your skin routine. It's especially nice for extra layer of hydration in winter, and also as an extra refreshment for skin in summer. (I've actually put some in a little mini spray bottle so I can spritz myself with it throughout the day whenever I want!) I also like how it will remove any residual makeup or grime without stripping the skin. I never thought I would be a regular toner user but I definitely love this and will keep buying it!




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


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

My skin loves this stuff


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.




Hydrating, calming.


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.


Green cove springs, fl.



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