Calm Soothing Liquid Toner - Sample
Lightweight, ultra-gentle toner calms sensitive skin while providing non-greasy hydration.
Our sample sachets will be / have been discontinued. You can still purchase the full size.
- Skin Type: Combination skin, Oily skin
- Concern: Redness , Rosacea-prone skin , Sensitive skin
- Ingredients: Beta-glucan , Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract , Sea Whip Extract View all
- Routine: Toner
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What does it do?
A soothing toner for sensitive skin that’s also oily.
This lightweight, ultra-gentle toner has been specially formulated for sensitive, oily skin. It contains a blend of potent antioxidants and soothing, plant-based ingredients to instantly relieve redness and calm sensitive skin while providing non-greasy hydration to replenish skin after cleansing.
Suitable for rosacea-prone skin
Calms irritated skin
Strengthens skin's natural barrier
How to use
After cleansing, apply a little bit of toner on a cotton pad to your face and neck. Do not rinse off.
Follow with an exfoliant, antioxidant serum and/or a day or night cream suitable for your skin type. For daytime, always use a moisturiser with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
Thank you for submitting your review! It will be reviewed by our staff before it is posted.I have used this consistently everyday since it launched a few years ago. It is beautifully soothing, calms my breakouts, and just makes my skin look overall healthy. I have had this sinking feeling lately that they might discontinue it, and I am in a panic because honestly this is such an essential step in my anti-inflammation based skincare. The entire Calm range is gorgeous, the cleansers, the serum, and I recently added the nighttime moisturiser to my routine. I wasn't a fan of the Calm SPF for normal/oily skin, it clings for a while to my dry patches. Chef kisses!I love all of the redness relief products, so far I have used the face cream, the cleanser and the face serum and now this.
My favourite, the one i keep going back to, is the cleanser and now this too.
I am 52 and have Irish genes so my face is quite pale and prone to redness, my skin is oily and looks quite shiny most of the time, this toner is brilliant, it calms down redness immediately.
I wash my face with the redness relief facewash, then apply this on a cotton pad, then add serum and then face cream with an spf (admitedly not always the redness relief serum and face cream)
Like I said, this, along with the redness relief cleanser is always going to be on my listI can see there are 2 poor reviews on this product as they can irritate the skin. For me was ok the first month, it did calm my skin but after 4-6 weeks of using it started to smell so bad, like wet and dirty socks :) I keep it in my usual place for cosmetics in optimal condition, so I don't know why this smellI love PC products and I usually get the Skin Balancing Toner (which is very good), but during the winter months & when I use AHAs & retinol I find it a bit irritating. I so wanted to like the Calm Redness Relief Toner, but unfortunately within seconds of applying it it made my skin irritated (obviously more red and stingy). The irritation would subside after 5-10 minutes, but this is a product which is supposed to have the opposite effect! (same goes for the Normal to Dry Skin version)
Customer Care: Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that this product wasn't suitable for your skin. Please contact our team should you like to discuss alternatives.This sadly didn't work for me and I was surprised as I thought that i Would find it soothing, instead it stung. The only paulas choice toner which doesn't ever sting my sensitive skin is the skin recovery which I do use but not on my t zone as I've a very oily one. I'd recommend samples first, paulas choice are very good for giving that option. It might be a dream for many with oily/sensitive skin but I wish I knew which ingredient doesn't agree with me.
Customer Care: We are sorry to hear of your experience when using this product. Although this is not a common response, we do understand that each customer is uniquely different in how they will respond to products or ingredients. We can see that our customer care team has already provided you a solution.
What are the key ingredients?
Excellent ingredient for improving the look of redness and other signs of sensitive skin. It has some antioxidant properties and is a skin-soothing agent
Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract
This plant has strong skin-soothing activity. Like all plant extracts, it also has antioxidant ability.
Sea Whip Extract
Extract from the sea that has skin-soothing properties, especially suitable for sensitive or redness-prone skin.
Aqua, Butylene Glycol (hydration), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Colloidal Oatmeal (skin-soothing), Beta-Glucan (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Sea Whip Extract (skin-soothing), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (skin-soothing), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidant), Gellan Gum (texture-enhancing), Phytic Acid (stabilizer), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Potassium Sorbate (preservative).
Why do I need a toner?
A toner is a great addition after cleansing to make sure that you've removed your makeup. A good toner contains antioxidants that soothe and protect the skin, and restorative ingredients that counteract dehydration. Your skin feels softer and functions better.
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Gentle, lightweight moisturiser provides balanced hydration for sensitive, oily skin.
Lightweight lotion reduces redness and inflammation and lightly hydrates skin.
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