CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin
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CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin
This moisturizer is designed to provide refreshing hydration to lessen signs of aging while calming the appearance of redness and sensitivity.

CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin

Based on 70 reviews

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This moisturizer is designed to provide refreshing hydration to lessen signs of aging while calming the appearance of redness and sensitivity.
  • Antioxidants calm the appearance of reddened skin
  • Helps retain moisture & smooth skin’s surface
  • Lightweight lotion formula
  • Use as the last step in your PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Oily Skin, Extra Sensitive Skin
Concerns:
Redness

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    2 oz
    $29.00
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    $0.80

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Why is it different?

CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin’s soothing, lightweight formula instantly calms and hydrates sensitive, reddened skin so it can quickly look and feel younger and refreshed. Antioxidants and skin-replenishing ingredients work together to help oily skin look naturally normalized and healthy.

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What does it do?
Provides soothing relief to oily, reddened skin. Its special blend of lightweight, non-greasy hydrators, gentle antioxidants, and skin-replenishing ingredients visibly improve skin’s texture, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Gentle enough even for skin prone to rosacea.
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How to use

Ideal for softening and smoothing the face, neck and eye area. At night, use as the last step in your skincare routine. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

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Research

Phytotherapy Research, August 2015, issue 8, pages 1117-1122

Inflammopharmacology, October 2011, issue 5, pages 245-254

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, December 2008, issue 4, pages 281-9

Phytotherapy Research, February 2014, issue 2, pages 159-166

Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-994

Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, article 827248

General Physiology and Biophysics, September 2013, issue 3, pages 347-359

Dermato-Endocrinology, July 2012, issue 3, pages 253-258

Cosmetics, 2015, issue 3, pages 259-276

Ingredients
Product 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).

Ratings & Reviews

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Paula's Choice SkincareCALM Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz
 
3.3

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (28)
  • Absorbs quickly (26)
  • Not greasy (26)
  • Moisturizes well (20)
  • Lightweight (15)

Cons

  • Too greasy or heavy (7)
  • Not long-lasting (4)
  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (41)
  • Sensitive skin (12)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (9)
  • After shower/bath (7)
  • Dryness (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (36), Survivalist / minimalist (15), Beauty expert (11), Skin care professional (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (50), Oily (19), Normal (10)

Reviewed by 70 customers

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5.0

Better than Skin Balancing moisturizer

By Shan

from Boulder, CO

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Paula's Choice Skincare CALM Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

    I use Differin for acne and while the Skin Balancing moisturizer burns and makes my skin flaky, this does not. The texture is so much better as well; great slip and doesn't feel like you're putting a thick primer on your face. Absorbs really well and makes your skin super smooth and soft!

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    Great for runners

    By UT runner

    from Salt lake city, UT

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Paula's Choice Skincare CALM Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

      I spend a lot of time outdoors running, hiking, skiing, and this is the best moisturizer. It doesn't sweat off or run in my eyes. It does a wonderful job of protecting my skin, feels lightweight on, a d stays put!

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      So great under makeup

      By Lesley

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Beauty Expert

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Paula's Choice Skincare CALM Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

        I don't understand the negative reviews, but everyone's skin is different. I love the way this works under my foundation, I don't even need a primer. My skin feels and looks great when I use it. Thanks for this formulation.

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

        Beautiful new product; stop complaining about Hydralight.

        By Little Ol' Me

        from Monroe, LA.

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne
          • Daily Use
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Paula's Choice Skincare CALM Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

          A couple years ago, when I first heard about PC, I sampled the Hydralight line, including the evening moisturizer. I recall it being basic, but quite decent for it's purpose. I wasn't blown away, but I liked it and totally understood why people with sensitive skin would enjoy it. Then a few months ago I sampled the Calm oily/combo line. I couldn't believe how fantastic this moisturizer was! The other components are really nice too (I quite like the serum), but this moisturizer is the standout performer of them all! It's really outstanding. A huge improvement, in my opinion, from Hydralight. My skin is fussy. I have mild to moderate acne, very irritated and hormonal (like yours truly). No cysts, but inflammation, white heads, etc. I have mild hyperpigmentation from old acne, as well as true blackheads and sebaceous filaments. My skin is kinda sometimes oily, but with rude little flaky dry patches around my nose and cheeks. The sides/temples of my face are incredibly irritable and are easily burned by skincare products. So to summarize, my skin a joyous pleasure to care for (intense sarcasm). PC has been a godsend. Not everything works for me, but non of it has hurt me, and some of it is truly Holy Grail level amazing. This moisturizer is the latter. It deserves more stars than it currently has. All the bitter Hydralight peeps came here to vent their (understandable) frustrations in hopes of getting their Holy Grail back, and in so doing have done this BEAUTIFUL product a disservice. Get samples, try it, ignore the ranty, it's-not-Hydralight reviews. You may love it as much as I do.

          Service and delivery comments:

          PC service, shipping, and everything else is always a pleasure.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 18-29

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I like it better than Hydralight

          By Sumosha

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Effective Sun Protection
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Dryness

            Comments about CALM Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

            Unlike most of these reviews, I actually like this better than the Hydralight SPF. I used to use hydralight a lot, even when it was the hand cream with spf - it was gentle, mineral (so doesn't bother my eyes), not greasy, and didn't break me out.
            This Calm SPF is a step up in my opinion. I find it much silkier and easier to spread, and it is slightly more moisturizing. My combination skin really likes it. It also just looks beautiful -- evens out the skin tone, reduces redness, and is not greasy. It even mattifies a bit. I just stocked up and plan to use this all summer. Maybe my skin isn't as oily as the others, so they prefer the less emollient feel of the Hydralight, but I choose this one.

             
            5.0

            Excellent for combo skin, very soothing

            By Sumosha

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Dryness

              Comments about CALM Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

              First: I have never used the hydralight that people are asking for PC to bring back, so I cannot compare.

              I have been picking up only the samples of these so far. One packet lasts two applications for me. I am sold and will buy the full size with my next purchase.

              This moisturizer is perfect for my combination skin. It is very soothing and has just the right amount of moisture for me. It is not greasy at all and feels wonderful to put on. If I need a little more moisture on drier nights, I add a pump of PC's new Omega complex with this. Some days, if my skin is breaking out a lot, I like to cut back on the products I use at night to "give my skin a rest." This is perfect for those days: cleanser, toner, maybe a BHA, and finish with this. Everything feels soothed and happy.
              I'm falling in love with Paula's new Calm (Normal to Oily) line actually. Soothing, gentle, and effective.

              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              WHY???

              By CB

              from Hawaii

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about CALM Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

              WHY does Paula's Choice keep getting rid of great products, and replacing them with products we don't like??? Pretty soon, I won't be using any PC products at all! This CALM moisturizer is NOTHING like Hydralight, so stop trying to pawn it off on us as a replacement!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Mixed bag

              By Lisa T.

              from Florida Panhandle

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about CALM Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

                I bought this because the Hydralight without SPF was no longer available. If I could get the Hydralight, I'd never bother with this again. I have ultra-sensitive, finicky, combo-oily, rosacea skin that seems to tolerate this ok as long as I'm not in the middle of a flare (my flares tend to be triggered by heat and sun. I live in FL and I can use SPF for the sun, but I can't really avoid the heat, so I'm constantly trying to knock down flares). While it seems to absorb well so I don't feel greasy, I still have trouble getting it set well enough that it doesn't make my makeup pill up and get all weird. I do like that it is lightweight and smooth and there's no greasiness. My skin does feel soft after applying it. But the strong chance I'm going to see increased inflammation/irritation makes me wish I could still get the Hydralight. PLEASE consider bringing it back!

                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not a Replacement for Hydralight

                By Hydralight Fan

                from Vermont

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about CALM Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

                This moisturizer does not compare to Hydralight, it's texture is more like silicone and it doesn't moisturize nearly as well. This product also caused me to break out, something Hydralight has never done to me before

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                It's no Hydralight...

                By Victoria

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Comments about CALM Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

                I used to use the Hydralight moisturizer for nighttime. I like the Calm SPF moisturizer so I figured this would be adequate. It's fine, but it's really not as good as the Hydralight lotion it replaced. It's not as moisturizing and I swear it stings my face a tiny bit sometimes. I will use it up but will not repurchase. I still don't understand why the Hydralight line was discontinued...

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