When you hear the word "toner," products full of astringent ingredients can come to mind—and that's not what you want if your skin is dry, red, and sensitive. Thankfully, if your skin falls into those categories, CALM Redness Relief Toner Normal to Dry by Paula's Choice Skincare can help soothe both a reddened and dry complexion, which is why it earns our top rating.
From this reviewers' personal experience, it feels instantly soothing, thanks to an ingredient list full of beneficial ingredients for dehydrated, sensitive skin. Included are a number of soothing agents like allantoin, licorice root extract, Boerhavia diffusa root extract, and willow herb extract to help calm reddened skin. It's gentle enough even for those with skin prone to rosacea.
The formula also contains skin-replenishing ingredients like glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, and essential fatty acids to aid in restoring normal to dry skin. (Those who have oily to combination skin may find this too moisturizing.) There are also a number of antioxidants to protect skin from environmental damage, too, and the packaging ensures they'll stay potent because they're not exposed to light and air.
More good news, especially for those with redness-prone skin—this formula is free of drying alcohols, witch hazel, citrus extracts, and other potential sensitizers.
Because of its impressive mix of ingredients that can help soothe, we highly recommend Paula's Choice Skincare's CALM Redness Relief Toner Normal to Dry. If you've been avoiding toners because you thought they were too harsh for your dry, sensitive skin, this one is ready to change your mind.
CALM Redness Relief Toner Normal to Dry Skin works immediately to soothe skin while antioxidants and skin-replenishing ingredients restore. It also removes last traces of makeup as most toners do, but unlike most toners, this alcohol-free formula improves signs of sensitivity.
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.
Paula’s 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 Beautypedia’s 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 www.paulaschoice.com.
The Beautypedia and Paula’s Choice Research teams have one mission: To help you find the best products for your skin, whether they’re from Paula’s Choice or another brand. By combining efforts, we’re able to share scientific research and remain committed to the highest standards based on our decades of experience objectively reviewing thousands upon thousands of skincare and makeup formularies in all price ranges.
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