08.30.2016
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CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer Normal to Dry
2 fl. oz. for $29
Expert Rating
Community Rating (5)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:08.30.2016
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

Paula's Choice CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer Normal to Dry is a wise pick for sensitive, redness-prone skin that is also dry. (Those with oily or combination skin will likely find this too rich.)

Those with sensitivity concerns will find this, with its rich mix of fatty acids, emollients, replenishing and antioxidant ingredients, adds up to a formula that can help improve the look of reddened, irritated skin.

The creamy texture leaves a moist, dewy finish without feeling greasy or heavy. Those with normal to dry skin will likely find it leaves their skin soft—and its comprehensive mix of beneficial ingredients helps restore dehydrated skin, an essential step toward soothing signs of sensitivity.

CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer Normal to Dry is among our favorites for those with sensitive, redness-prone skin that's also dry. If your skin is very dry, this moisturizer may not be enough for you—but adding a drop or two of a non-fragrant plant oil or plant oil blend can help solve that issue. This moisturizer contains a truly impressive mix of ingredients that stand a very good chance of improving signs of aging and visible redness.

Pros:
  • Creamy texture moisturizes without feeling slick or greasy.
  • Contains an impressive mix of emollients and restoring ingredients.
  • Soothing ingredients help to improve the look of redness.
  • Fragrance-free formula.
Cons:
  • None.
Community Reviews
Claims

CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Dry Skin provides soothing relief to dry, reddened skin on contact. Its unique combination of gentle plant oils, antioxidants, emollients, skin-restoring ingredients and replenishing ingredients leaves a dewy, radiant finish that doesn’t feel greasy. Skin is smoothed, luxuriously soft.

Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (jojoba oil/non-fragrant emollient plant oil), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Petrolatum (emollient), Cetearyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Tridecyl Trimellitate (texture-enhancing), Phenyl Trimethicone (hydration), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide NP (hydration/skin replenishing), Cholesterol (skin replenishing), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Squalane (emollient), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Dimethicone (hydration), Polysorbate 60 (texture-enhancing), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein (hydration), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (emollient/hydration), Avena Sativa Kernel Extract (oat extract/skin-soothing), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin replenishing), Whey Protein (hydration), Tridecyl Stearate (texture-enhancing), Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate (texture-enhancing), Myristyl Myristate (texture-enhancing), Linoleic Acid (skin replenishing), Linolenic Acid (skin replenishing), Decarboxy Carnosine HCI (skin-renewing), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing/hydration), Cetearyl Glucoside (texture-enhancing), Cetyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax (texture-enhancing), Aminomethyl Propanol (pH-adjustor), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Benzoic Acid (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative), Sorbic Acid (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.