Paula's Choice Skincare CALM Soothing Toner Normal to Oily

Paula's Choice Skincare

CALM Soothing Toner Normal to Oily

4.00 fl. oz. for $ 22.00
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Paula's Choice Skincare's CALM Soothing Toner Normal to Oily is touted as "an ultra-gentle toner that instantly soothes sensitive skin." Between a well-curated mix of ingredients, including colloidal oatmeal and sea whip extract, we're happy to report this toner delivers soothing ingredients that can make good on those claims.

Sensitive, redness-prone skin is treated to ingredients that can calm in the short term, and the formula also includes restoratives to improve the look and feel of skin. More to love, the included antioxidants boost this fragrance-free formula's anti-aging power (and it's packaged in a way to help keep them stable).

We found the "Normal to Oily" designation fell in line with this toner's light-as-water texture, which absorbs imperceptibly into skin, adding just a hint of hydration as it goes. Fortunately, it does so without any skin-harming alcohol (unlike many other toners on the market). In the end, skin is left feeling replenished and refreshed. It's gentle enough even for those with skin prone to rosacea.

To sum it up, Paula's Choice CALM Soothing Toner Normal to Oily stands out as a truly soothing product for sensitive skin.

  • Soothing mix of soothing agents can help improve the appearance of reddened skin.
  • Antioxidant-rich soothing ingredients calm sensitivity and anti-age at the same time.
  • Light-as-water texture absorbs imperceptibly into skin.
  • Fragrance-free/alcohol-free formula.
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Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

CALM Soothing Toner for Normal to Oily Skin is formulated with our own complex blend of soothing, refining, and skin-replenishing plant extracts, including green tea and colloidal oatmeal to revitalize dull, dehydrated skin and ease redness. It is an essential step in any skincare routine to renew skin after cleansing. Can also help remove the last traces of makeup.

Water (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).

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance


Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable, from acne to wrinkles.

Paulas Choice Skincare relies on published research where available to discover the best ingredients for skin. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedias criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit

About the Experts

The Beautypedia team consists of skin care and makeup experts personally trained by the original Cosmetics Cop and best-selling beauty author, Paula Begoun. We’re fascinated by skin care and makeup products and thrilled when they meet or exceed our expectations, but we’re also disappointed when they fail to perform as claimed, are wildly overpriced, or contain ingredients scientific research has proven can hurt skin.

Our mission has always been to help you find the best products for your skin, no matter your budget or preferences. Beautypedia’s thorough and insightful reviews cut through the hype and provide reliable recommendations for all ages, skin types, and skin tones.

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