CALM Redness Relief Repairing Serum
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CALM Redness Relief Repairing Serum
This antioxidant-enriched, silky-soft serum soothes and calms the appearance of redness with a lightweight yet hydrating anti-aging formula.

CALM Redness Relief Repairing Serum

Based on 109 reviews

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This antioxidant-enriched, silky-soft serum soothes and calms the appearance of redness with a lightweight yet hydrating anti-aging formula.
  • Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrating complex moisturizes and eases redness
  • Lightweight but concentrated anti-aging formulation
  • Use twice daily after cleansing, toning & exfoliating
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Concerns:
Redness, Extra Sensitive Skin, Wrinkles

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    1 oz
    $34.00
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    $1.25

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Why is it different?

CALM Redness Relief Repairing Serum blends skin-replenishing and potent anti-aging ingredients along with antioxidant-enriched plant extracts that research has shown to be among the most soothing for temperamental skin. It leaves skin superbly soft, hydrated, and calmed, allowing skin to renew and rejuvenate.

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What does it do?
Immediately soothes sensitive skin and calms redness with gentle but potent antioxidant plant extracts, skin-replenishing ingredients, and the most effective combination of hydrating and skin-calming essentials. Nourishing for all skin types and gentle enough even for skin prone to rosacea.
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How to use

Smooth a few drops onto face, neck and eye area before moisturizing (or use alone). For optimal results, use AM and PM. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

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Research

Phytotherapy Research, February 2014, issue 2, pages 159-66

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2003, issue 2, pages 107-29

Indian Journal of Dermatology, May-June 2016, issue 1, 3 pages 279-287

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, September 2014, issue 9, pages 1021-5

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

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, February 2000, issue 1, pages 21-52

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, September 2014, issue 9, pages 1021-5

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

Dermato-Endocrinology, July 2012, issue 3, pages 253-8

Marine Drugs, 2004, issue 2, pages 73-82

Biofactors, 1999, issue 2-4, pages 371-8

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water, Glycerin (skin replenishing), Hyaluronic Acid (hydration/skin replenishing), Beta-Glucan (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Sea Whip Extract (skin-soothing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide NP (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide AP (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide EOP (hydration/skin replenishing), Cholesterol (skin replenishing), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (willow herb/skin-soothing), Phytosphingosine (skin-renewing), Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids (skin replenishing), Chrysanthemum Parthenium Flower Extract (feverfew extracts/antioxidant/skin-soothing), Glycine Soja Seed Extract (soybean extract/skin-soothing), Ubiquinone (antioxidant), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (texture-enhancing), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin replenishing/emollient), Magnesium Aspartate (emollient), Potassium Aspartate (emollient), Sarcosine (emollient), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), PEG/PPG-14/4 Dimethicone (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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Paula's Choice SkincareCALM Repairing Serum - 1 oz
 
4.1

(based on 109 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (90)
  • Soothes skin (72)
  • Easy to use (67)
  • Works effectively (44)
  • Evens skin tone (31)

Cons

  • Ineffective (9)
  • Not effective (7)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Uneven skin tone (25)
  • Daily use (13)
  • Sensitive skin (13)
  • Breakouts (10)
  • Brightening (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (47), Survivalist / minimalist (28), Beauty expert (20), Skin care professional (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (59), Dry (31), Oily (22), Normal (10)

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5.0

Wonderful product for sensitive skin

By Sensitive Susan

from Australia

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Paula's Choice Skincare CALM Repairing Serum - 1 oz:

    Beautiful product feels lovely and is perfect for extra sensitive skin. I also have oily skin so love the lightweight texture.

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

    Shut up and take my money.

    By Little Ol' Me

    from Monroe, LA

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Brightens skin
    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Perfect texture
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Extra daytime hydration under sunscreen
      • Red/inflamed acne
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Paula's Choice Skincare CALM Repairing Serum - 1 oz:

      Paula's best daily serum for oily/combo, red, fussy skin. Beautiful formula! You need to use up a bottle+ to see nice results. Even if you think you don't see a difference, once you stop using it for a little while you'll very likely notice an unpleasant change and miss it. Because it works so gradually and depends on consistency, it's easy to not notice the change it produces. This is a slow and steady winner, not an overnight wonder potion. After a week of daily use I saw reduced redness. Things got softer, calmer, brighter and better from there. After a whole bottle I ran out, and holy bananas, my skin was not amused. I only use this once per day, two quick pumps, after toner and before my sunscreen. I love it! I have rude, dry here, oily there skin, with mild-to-almost-moderate acne, redness, mild hyperpigmentation, blackheads, sebaceous filaments, and patchy sensitivity. I really don't like the Skin Balancing serum, and the Resist oily/combo serum is a touch too heavy for me (although a really nice product). This serum is perfect for my skin. It does not break me out and is extremely calming to whatever crazy my skin is showing at the time of application. Love it, love it, love it!

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      4.0

      Solid product for light to medium redness

      By Cold Hands, Warm Heart

      from California

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Soothes Skin
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Price

      Best Uses

      • Reduces redness

      Comments about CALM Repairing Serum - 1 oz:

      I am mid 30's, with all over light to medium redness, and minor rosacea without pimples on my nose. I have true combo skin (oily t-zone & dry tight cheeks)

      I use this morning and night. In the am, it is the first thing on my face (one pump), I let it sink in while doing my hair, and follow it up with a hydrating serum where needed, moisturizer and sunscreen. If you have dry skin, you will want to layer a hydrating serum over this; this has not replaced any serums in my routine, it is very watery and not moisturizing. At night I use this to 'sandwich' my retinol - a full pump on first, my retinol after, them a second full pump of this serum over (then moisturizer and face oil).

      This does not eliminate redness, but does reduce it- about 30 minutes after my face routine is done I notice a reduction in redness of about 25% after my morning routine. I notice a significant reduction in redness when I wake up in the morning - as much as 50%.

      My reduction to 4 stars is solely based on the size and price. You don't want to use this sparingly, and it won't replace the need for a moisturizing serum unless you have extremely oily skin. For the price, I believe it should be an ounce and a half. I generally find Paula's skincare to be competitively priced, and this is the first time I have strongly felt that pricing was off.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was extremely fast.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Cheap container & not effective

      By Natalie

      from Williamsport, PA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about CALM Repairing Serum - 1 oz:

          I have been using the CALM repairing serum and the CALM cleanser and I have seen absolutely no difference in the level of redness in my skin. I was disappointed that the products came in cheap containers, when you are paying for a serum, you expect a certain level of quality with the container. This container is plastic and the nozzle is cheap and breaks easily. I can get over the product containers if the products worked, but I have seen absolutely no difference after using this for a month. I will say, I received a sample of the RESIST dry skin serum and that worked far more effectively to reduce my redness than this ever did.

          Avoid the CALM line.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A skin saver

          By Marie

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Beauty Expert

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Soothes Skin
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CALM Repairing Serum - 1 oz:

              This saved me recently when I had a reaction to a new product that left it very dry, rough, and sensitized. This didn't help with the roughness, but it got my skin back to being able to use my usual AHA and BHA without discomfort. The lightweight texture doesn't seem to add any moisture on it's own, but the base of water, glycerine, hyaluronic acid does hydrate very will. I will definitely repurchase this if I have another bad reaction, or to use in conjunction with a particularly strong retinol or other active ingredient.

              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great after dermaplaning!

              By Lesley

              from Mequon, WI

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Evens Skin Tone
              • Soothes Skin
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Post dermaplane

                Comments about CALM Repairing Serum - 1 oz:

                I get dermaplaned professionally every 4 weeks but I was breaking out afterwards with the product my esthetician was using afterwards. I asked her to skip her product and use this and the results are incredible. She puts it on after and when I get home I do one more layer. Any redness is gone within hours instead of days (I'm very sensitive) and my skin just glows.

                I like to mix just a drop with my PC Calm Redness Relief moisturizer at night after cleansing (PC Moisture Boost) and Toning (Resist Light toner). A half hour later I do my Retin A Micro. During the day I use the Calm Redness Relief with SPF during the day. I am almost 50 and am enjoying best skin of my life. Thank you, Paula!

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Crisis Averted

                By CD

                from CO

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Evens Skin Tone
                • Soothes Skin
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Breakouts

                  Comments about CALM Repairing Serum - 1 oz:

                  I got this to mix with the Retinol Booster, but Ive been dealing with the aftermath of putting niacinamide on my face (whyyyyy can't my skin like it?! ugh) and was holding off on playing with the retinol. Meanwhile, in an attempt to clear up the aforementioned breakout, i went a bit overboard on acids and ended up shedding skin like a reptile, while still enjoying several painfully enflamed spots. Desperate for help, I cracked open the Calm serum and man, what a difference. Will it work miracles? Doubtful. But I won't be without it in future, either. It could definitely play better under makeup/ heavier moisturizers. As others have said, it smells a bit. But it's worth it to calm and smooth an angry face.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  PC customer service is everything.

                   
                  3.0

                  Wouldn't repurchase

                  By Beirness

                  from Toronto, ON

                  About Me Beauty Expert

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Mattifies/Controls Oil
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CALM Repairing Serum - 1 oz:

                    While I don't find this serum horrible, I just don't find it anything special. I bought it, along with the SPF, face wash and toner to help mild redness and they didn't do anything for it. I also have dry skin and I didn't find this overly hydrating. I will try a different PC serum once I run out

                     
                    2.0

                    Thank god I got a sample before buying

                    By Ashley

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Skin Care Professional

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Bad Smell

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about CALM Repairing Serum - 1 oz:

                      I will preface this by saying I don't usually pay attention to the smell of skincare products. I prefer fragrance free products that are effective- smell is not a significant contributing factor in whether or not I purchase a product.

                      But, WOW does this smell like feet. I even got a different sample packet hoping my first one was just some kind of error. Nope. Feet. Feet Feet Feet.

                      I'm really disappointed! I love the CALM toner and I was hoping this serum could replace the Drunk Elephant HydraGel in my routine but I guess not. I'm hoping Paula's Choice can reformulate or include some colloidal oatmeal or something that doesn't compromise the efficacy of the product but somehow masks this essence of foot smell.

                      Other than the smell the serum seemed to perform okay. I've only used it on 2 separate (traumatic) occasions so I can't attest to the long term performance of the product.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      As always prompt and safe delivery.

                       
                      5.0

                      I am repurchasing - really enjoy this product

                      By clover

                      from ontario, canada

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fine lines/Wrinkles
                      • Lightweight
                      • Soothes Skin
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                        Comments about CALM Repairing Serum - 1 oz:

                        i love that it is lightweight, hydrating and PLUMPING! super nice product to use. absorbs nicely into skin and it works well with many different moisturizers. LOVE!

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