The Complete Guide To Paula’s Choice Toners: Which One Is Right For You?

by Gio
guide to paulas choice toners

I know I keep saying you don’t need a toner. And you totally DON’T.

But a lot of you like to use one, anyway (old habits die hard). If you must, you may as well use the best, right?

I recommend Paula’s Choice toners a lot because they go the extra mile. They finish off the cleansing job, hydrate skin and help your face stay wrinkle-free for longer.

But with 9 to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? Here’s the complete guide to Paula’s Choice Toners:

Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief Toner For Normal To Dry Skin ($21.00)

What it is: A hydrating toner with soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.

What it does: It’s loaded with every soothing ingredient you can think of (like allantoin and carnosine) to calm down redness and irritations. It hydrates skin, too.

Texture: Thick and creamy.

Who should use it: Sensitive and dry skin.

Who should NOT use it: Oily skin.

Available at: Feel Unique and Paula’s Choice

Related: 9 Ingredients That Soothe Sensitive, Irritated Skin

Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief Toner For Normal To Oily Skin ($21.00)

What it is: A hydrating toner with soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.

What it does: It’s loaded with every soothing ingredient you can think of (like colloidal oatmeal and beta-glucan) to calm down redness and irritations. It hydrates skin, too (but not as much as the dry skin version).

Texture: Lightweight liquid.

Who should use it: Sensitive and oily skin.

Who should NOT use it: Dry skin.

Available at: Paula’s Choice

Related: Are Oats The Secret To Calmer Skin?

Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Purely Natural Refreshing Toner ($24.00)

What it is: An antiaging toner with 98% natural ingredients.

What it does: It’s loaded with plant-based antioxidants to fight premature aging. Plus, it has a mix of hyaluronic acid and plant oils to deeply moisturize skin.

Texture: Liquid gel.

Who should use it: Anyone who’s into natural and organic beauty.

Who should NOT use it: May be a bit too rich for oily, acne-prone skin.

Available at: Look Fantastic and Paula’s Choice

Related: What Are The Best Natural Skincare Products?

Paula’s Choice Hydralight Healthy Skin Refreshing Toner ($21.00)

What it is: An anti-aging and hydrating toner with a lightweight texture.

What it does: It’s loaded with antioxidants to fight premature aging and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin without oils.

Texture: Lightweight and liquidy.

Who should use it: Mature oily skin that’s also dehydrated.

Who should NOT use it: Dry skin.

Available at: Paula’s Choice

Related: Common Antioxidants Used In Skincare: Which Ones Are Best?

Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Essential Hydrating Toner ($21.00)

What it is: A hydrating and soothing toner with a bunch of antioxidants thrown in the mix.

What it does: Antioxidants prevent wrinkles, while fatty acids deeply moisturize skin.

Texture: A rich and creamy liquid.

Who should use it: Dry and mature skin.

Who should NOT use it: Sensitive skin (it can sting).

Available at: Paula’s Choice

Related: Do You Really Need A Toner?

Paula’s Choice Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner ($24.00)

What it is: An antiaging and soothing toner loaded with antioxidants and fatty acids.

What it does: The fatty acids moisturise skin and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, making it more resistant to irritations and environmental aggressors (like harsh winds). Antioxidants (including ferulic acid and quercetin) destroy free radicals before they can give you wrinkles.

Texture: Milky texture, heavier than most toners.

Who should use it: Mature and dry/sensitive skin.

Who should NOT use it: Teenagers, young adults and oily skin.

Available at: Dermstore, Feel Unique and Paula’s Choice

Related: The Best Skincare Routine For Aging + Dry Skin

Paula’s Choice Resist Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner ($24.00)

What it is: An antiaging toner for oily skin.

What it does: It has antioxidants to fight premature wrinkles, Niacinamide to even out the skintone and reduce pore size, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin.

Texture: Lightweight liquid.

Who should use it: Mature and oily skin.

Who should NOT use it: Dry skin.

Available at: Dermstore, Feel Unique and Paula’s Choice

Related: What The Heck Is Niacinamide And Why Should You Use It?

Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner ($21.00)

What it is: A lightweight toner to keep oily skin under control.

What it does: It uses Niacinamide to refine skin’s texture and make pores look smaller. Hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates skin without adding more oil.

Texture: Lightweight fluid.

Who should it: Anyone with oily skin who isn’t too concerned about antiaging yet.

Who should NOT use it: Dry and mature skin.

Available at: Dermstore, Look Fantastic and Paula’s Choice

Related: The Best Skincare Routine For Oily Skin

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner ($21.00)

What it is: A soothing, hydrating toner with antiaging properties.

What it does: It’s loaded with natural oils to moisturise skin and combat dry, flaky patches. It’s also enriched with antioxidants to neutralise free radicals before they wreak havoc on your skin.

Texture: Milky and thick.

Who should use it: Mature and dry skin, especially if prone to flaking.

Who should NOT use it: Oily skin.

Available at: Dermstore, Look Fantastic and Paula’s Choice

Related: The Best Skincare Routine For Dry Skin

What’s your fave Paula’s Choice toner? Share your pick in the comments below.

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