CALM Redness Relief 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
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CALM Redness Relief 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
A completely gentle, non-abrasive, leave-on exfoliant that sheds built-up layers of dead skin to reveal the hidden radiant skin beneath. Perfect for someone with sensitive skin who wants to visibly diminish pore size and the appearance of wrinkles and ease redness.

CALM Redness Relief 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant

Based on 90 reviews

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A completely gentle, non-abrasive, leave-on exfoliant that sheds built-up layers of dead skin to reveal the hidden radiant skin beneath. Perfect for someone with sensitive skin who wants to visibly diminish pore size and the appearance of wrinkles and ease redness.
  • Salicylic acid (BHA) provides gentle exfoliation
  • Reveals glowing, hydrated skin
  • Lightweight lotion is perfect for sensitive skin
  • Use twice daily after cleansing & toning skin
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Concerns:
Redness, Extra Sensitive Skin, Blackheads

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Why is it different?

CALM Redness Relief 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant is a leave-on, sheer lightweight lotion with a texture that works to soothe redness and smooth away dry skin with skin-plumping hydration. It also diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and lessens the size of pores.

This exfoliant has an optimal pH range of 3.2–3.8

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What does it do?
Gently exfoliates skin’s surface as well as inside the pores to enhance skin renewal, while hydrating and soothing ingredients promote visibly calm, even-toned skin. Skin-soothing plant extracts ease extra-sensitive, red skin for a more unified, healthier-looking appearance. Helps unclog and refine the look of enlarged pores and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles. Gentle enough even for those with skin prone to rosacea.
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How to use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Apply a dime-sized amount over the entire face, including the eye (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

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Research

Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, September 2016, issue 9, pages 1480-1490

General Physiology and Biophysics, September 2013, issue 3, pages 347-59

Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, volume 2013, article 827248

Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2015, volume 8, pages 455-461

Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-94

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Cetyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (stabilizer), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea extract/skin-soothing/antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (willow herb extract/skin-soothing), Beta-Glucan (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Dimethicone (hydration), Glycerin (skin replenishing), Lauric Acid (skin replenishing), Sorbitan Stearate (texture-enhancing), PEG-40 Stearate (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Hexylene Glycol (hydration), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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3.5

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (71)
  • Non-greasy (56)
  • Soothes skin (41)
  • Softens skin (39)
  • Moisturizes (30)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (22)
  • Not effective (20)
  • Drying (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (53)
  • Sensitive skin (53)
  • Enlarged pores (32)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (31)
  • Uneven skin tone (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (39), Survivalist / minimalist (13), Beauty expert (10), Skin care professional (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (38), Dry (21), Oily (9)

Reviewed by 90 customers

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1.0

So disqppointed

By Nina P

from Bossier, LA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Have been a loyal - and delighted - PC customer for years. Although not every product has worked brilliantly for me, I have never been truly disappointed before. When I was diagnosed with Rosacea six years ago, I switched to BHAs from AHAs and used the 1% during the day, the 2% at night and the 9% as a spot treatment when milia popped up. I never experienced any irrittation at all and the lotion formulations were soothing and hydrating for my tight dry skin. This one stings, makes my skin feel extremely tight and, today, caused terrible redness. In the past, I was able to get my early morning workout wearing only the 1% and do my complete skin routine after. With this, I have to load up on serum and moisturizer and leave off the Vit C booster because of the irritation, all before hitting the gym. Am thinking I will switch to an AHA during the day.

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Age:
      • 60+
       
      1.0

      Inflamed my sensitive skin

      By Jesse

      from St. Paul, MN

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

          It increased my redness. I was hoping I could use it on my sensitive skin. I guess it just works for some and not others.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 45-59
           
          1.0

          Did not work for me

          By Pat

          from Altamonte Springs FL

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            I loved the feel of this lotion, but shortly after I started using it, I developed a significant breakout on my cheeks. I rarely have breakouts, and never as significant as this. I didn't put 2 and 2 together so I thought the lotion would help clear it up. It got even worse as I used it more. It felt like a burning under the skin, getting ready to erupt. I stopped all use and by day 2 it didn't hurt but was still raised and somewhat irritated. This product obviously works for most users and reactions are very individual. So for me - it doesn't work and in fact makes things worse.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Service and delivery are always timely and arrive in perfect condition.

            • Skin Type:
            • Dry
            • Age:
            • 45-59
             
            2.0

            Causes more skin sensitivity

            By KylieJoe3

            from Orange County, CA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

            • Causes Redness
            • Irritates Skin
            • Tacky finish

            Best Uses

              I purchased this product to calm my sensitive skin, reduce pore size and lightly moisturize my skin. However, it causes my skin to immediately turn red and burn, plus it leaves a tacky finish that is not complimentary when applying foundation.

              • Skin Type:
              • Oily
              • Age:
              • 45-59
               
              1.0

              Paula's Choice has had better 1% BHAs

              By Stephanie

              from Mississauga Ontario

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin
              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

                I've used PC products since 2001. They've all been great with a one or two exceptions. This is the major one. I prefer the BHA 1% with the cucumber smell a lot of people complained about. It was fantastic in every way the smell didn't bother me. I think PC should bring the other one back so there are other 1% options. There are so many 2% options not fair. There have been I think three or four formulations of the 1% BHA since PC launched her own line. The others have all been great except this one. I have rosa was and it irritated my face a little. I'm so sad.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Service superb in every way. Delivery excellent too.

                • Skin Type:
                • Dry
                • Age:
                • 45-59
                 
                5.0

                Confidence in a bottle!

                By Lins

                from VA

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Clears out blackheads
                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Shrinks look of pores
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Blackheads that will not go away
                • Daily Use
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                • Redness/Blotchiness
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about CALM 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 3.3 oz:

                I have always had blackheads on my nose, around my nostrils and around my lips. I was always self conscious about this even though I have seen worse. Before this product I had not tried anything but changing my cleansers and moisturizers in hopes of not clogging my pores. I have VERY sensitive skin and some redness on my cheeks. I was skeptical but after using the entire bottle I am a believer! This has changed my skin dramatically! My blackheads are almost 100% gone and my pores look smaller. This is another product from PC that I will never run out of. I am now finishing up the last little bit of this bottle and already have the BHA 2% Lotion in my cabinet ready to go. I use this AM and PM, I just love it! It will change your skin!

                Service and delivery comments:

                Shipping is always free and I don't ever want that to change. My orders always take between 5-10 days at the most but I plan accordingly and have no issues! Service is wonderful!

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                more irritating than calming

                By stellaglo

                from vermont

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • drying
                • Irritates skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CALM 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 3.3 oz:

                  Ironic that this BHA product, sold as being calming, is more irritating than the other BHAs from PC. I was hoping this would replace the one with the horrifying cucumber scent (which didn't irritate, just smelled bad), but while this one has no scent, it is far more reactive than the others i've used from Paula. over the years, I think i've used them all, and by far the best one, the original 1% lotion, was the winner. but times must change, even at the expense of good products, even with Paula.
                  i wouldn't recommend this product for sensitive skin.

                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  need the original skin perfecting 1% BHA lotion back!!!

                  By mad

                  from Ontario, Canada

                  About Me oily, redness, rosacea, sensitive

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Greasy
                    • Irritates skin
                    • Not Effective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about CALM 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 3.3 oz:

                      not good. irritates skin the original formula was 1000 x better.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good for Sensitive Skin

                      By roxy's mom

                      from New England

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Use
                          • Sensitive Skin

                          Comments about CALM 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 3.3 oz:

                          My combination skin tends to flush easily, especially in winter. So I tried the entire CALM collection. I don't notice an improvement in reactive redness, but this exfoliant is very gentle and soothing and it doesn't sting my sensitive skin.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          The Perfect BHA For My Sensitive Skin

                          By Ann

                          from Chicago

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Non-Greasy
                          • Softens Skin
                          • Soothes Skin

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Use
                            • Enlarged Pores
                            • Redness/Blotchiness
                            • Sensitive Skin

                            Comments about CALM 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 3.3 oz:

                            I have tried numerous BHA products from Paula's Choice as well as other lines and this is the only one that doesn't cause my sensitive skin to become flakey, irritated, and dry. Since using this product, I have seen a reduction in clogged pores and it has helped to lighten some of my post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne. Also, I love the texture of this on my oily skin. It doesn't make my skin greasy at all like other exfoliants I have tried. Please never discontinue this product!!!!

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