08.30.2016
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CALM Redness Relief Cleanser Normal to Oily
6.7 fl. oz. for $18
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Last Updated:08.30.2016
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Tested on animals:No

Paula’s Choice CALM Redness Relief Cleanser Normal to Oily features a gentle blend of cleansing agents that wash away oil and makeup—all without stripping skin dry. More to love, as usual for Paula’s Choice, the formula is fragrance free, making this an ideal cleanser for those with sensitive skin.

We found the “Normal to Oily” designation to be apropos given this cleanser’s gel formula + light lather, and we were pleased with how it left skin feeling comfortably clean—not taut. It really has what we’d consider a modern-day gel texture.

We also appreciate the added soothing agents that help give this cleanser a soothing edge for easily reddened skin, not to mention the conditioning agents which help maintain a soft, smooth complexion without leaving a filmy residue behind. Although it’s true the soothing agents get washed down the drain, they can play a soothing role while you’re cleansing—though the benefits of such ingredients are best obtained from leave-on products.

While Paula’s Choice CALM Redness Relief Cleanser Normal to Oily is geared for sensitive skin, it’s really a winning formula for anyone with normal to oily/combination skin.

Pros:
  • Gentle cleansing agents + fragrance-free formula make this an ideal fit for sensitive skin.
  • Calming ingredients give this cleanser a soothing edge.
  • Removes oil and makeup without stripping skin.
  • Silky gel texture + light lather work well for normal to oily/combination skin.
Cons:
  • None.
Community Reviews
Claims

CALM Redness Relief Cleanser Normal to Oily Skin is an exceptionally mild yet effective cleanser that removes excess oil and makeup (including eye makeup) without drying or stripping the skin. Even the most sensitive skin can use this refreshing, comforting cleanser.

Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate (cleansing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Coco-Glucoside (cleansing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil (meadow foam/non-fragrant plant oil/emollient), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (cleansing), Arctium Majus Root Extrac (burdock extract/skin-soothing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration/skin-soothing), PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate (cleansing), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (marigold extract/skin-soothing), Isoamyl Laurate (emollient), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate (texture-enhancing), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Sodium Benzoate (preservative).
Brand Overview

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.

The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective. 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 all 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.

About the Experts

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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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.

The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective. 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 all 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.