SKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner
Based on 412 reviews


SKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner
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 412 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:
Extra Sensitive Skin, Dry/Very Dry Skin
Redness, Rosacea, Eczema

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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 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

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.


My Fav PC Product Ever


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!


orange county


Don't know what I'd do without this product


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!


Corvallis, OR


Best toner ever!!


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.


Chicago, IL


My go-to


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.


Los Angles, CA



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