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

If you have sensitive skin that's also oily, chances are you've had trouble finding a moisturizer that fits your needs. Fortunately, Paula's Choice has you in mind with their CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily. A sheer gel-cream, it provides just enough hydration to suit those with its namesake skin type, and, like all formulas from the brand, is fragrance free.

Packaged in a plastic squeeze tube, its lightweight texture feels pleasant on skin and dries quickly without leaving a residue behind.

A look at its formula reveals that it takes its "redness relief" claims seriously. Licorice extracts, allantoin, beta-glucan and willow herb, just to name a few of its ingredients, provide both antioxidant and soothing benefits to skin. There is a good dose of these (and other) soothing ingredients contained within the CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer. What it doesn't contain are heavy oils or other emollients, which is evident from its sheer feel on skin. (So light, in fact, that it layers well under a sunscreen, or over serums and other treatments.) Of course, since this moisturizer is for sensitive, redness-prone skin, we love that it doesn't contain a single ingredient known to worsen such concerns.

Your skin will also benefit from the ample environmental protection and soothing effects of its antioxidant blend, and replenishing ingredients like sodium hyaluronate.

CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily earned its rating thanks to its formidable range of beneficial soothing and antioxidant ingredients as well as its pleasant gel texture that's ideal for its intended skin types. If you count yourself among those with oily to combination extra-sensitive skin (whether you're battling redness or a "finicky" complexion), this moisturizer may be the perfect choice for your needs.

Pros:
  • Sheer, hydrating texture is ideal for combination to oily skin.
  • Blend of soothing and restorative ingredients makes it suitable for extra-sensitive skin.
  • Layers well and dries without leaving a residue on skin.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • None.
Community Reviews
Claims

CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin has a soothing, lightweight formula that instantly calms and hydrates sensitive, reddened skin. Antioxidants, soothing agents and skin-restoring ingredients work to help sensitized, reddened skin look healthier while skin-replenishing ingredients defend against moisture.

Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Glycerin (skin replenishing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Bis-Phenylpropyl Dimethicone (hydration), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Allantoin (skin-soothing), Beta-Glucan (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (willow herb extract/skin-soothing), Phenyl Trimethicone (hydration), Dimethicone (hydration), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Arctium Majus Root Extract (burdock extract/skin-soothing), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea/skin-soothing/antioxidant), Laminaria Saccharina Extract (algae extract/hydration/skin-soothing), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (grape extract/antioxidant), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture-enhancing), Isohexadecane (texture-enhancing), Sodium Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 80 (texture-enhancing), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (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.