CALM Redness Relief SPF 30 Mineral Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin
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CALM Redness Relief SPF 30 Mineral Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin
A lightweight mineral-based sunscreen that calms and soothes sensitive skin while protecting it against damaging UVA/UVB rays.

CALM Redness Relief SPF 30 Mineral Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin

Based on 47 reviews

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A lightweight mineral-based sunscreen that calms and soothes sensitive skin while protecting it against damaging UVA/UVB rays.
  • Diminishes the appearance of redness
  • Helps keep skin looking younger, longer
  • Non-greasy lotion leaves a soft matte finish
  • Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Oily Skin, Extra Sensitive Skin
Concerns:
Redness

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    $29.00
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Why is it different?

CALM Redness Relief SPF 30 Mineral Moisturizer Normal to Oily Skin pampers sensitive, reddened skin with its gentle, broad-spectrum mineral-based sun protection and soothing antioxidants, all in an ultra-light silky lotion that leaves a soft matte finish.

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What does it do?
Moisturizes while providing soothing skin relief and preventing the appearance of premature aging from sun damage. The SPF 30 is a significant benefit as it decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun if used as directed with other sun protection measures. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and even suitable for skin prone to rosacea.
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How to use

Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. If you don’t apply liberally, you will need to reapply every two hours after your skin is exposed to direct sunlight. If you plan to swim or perspire you must apply a water-resistant sunscreen.

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Research

Dermatology Research and Practice, July 2014, pages 1–11

Journal of Cosmetic Science, July-August 2011, pages 361–370

Experimental Dermatology, June 2011, pages 477–482

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, March 2011, pages 178–187

Journal of Investigative Dermatology, August 2009, pages 56–59

British Journal of Dermatology, July 2008, pages 23–34

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, May 2008, pages S139–S148

Acta-Dermatovenereologica Croatia, Volume 15, Issue 2, 2007, pages 92-95; and Volume 11, Issue 3, 2003, pages 158–162

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, September 2007, pages 1–4

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, Volume 3, Issue 6, 2002, pages 427–433

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Active Ingredients:Titanium Dioxide 2.32%, Zinc Oxide 6% (sunscreens);
Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (emollient), Cyclomethicone (hydration), Dimethicone (hydration), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Caprylyl Methicone (hydration), Glyceryl Stearate (emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 80 (texture-enhancing), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Isohexadecane (texture-enhancing), Cetyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), Polyglyceryl-6 Isostearate (texture-enhancing), Propylene Glycol (hydration), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract (skin-soothing), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea extract/skin-soothing), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Alumina (stabilizer), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration/skin-soothing), Glycerin (hydration), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Algae Extract (skin replenishing), Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Diethylhexyl Carbonate (stabilizer), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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3.7

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Not greasy (18)
  • Effective protection (10)
  • Effective sun protection (10)
  • Goes on smoothly (10)
  • Moisturizes (10)

Cons

  • Greasy (8)
  • Doesn't absorb well (3)
  • Too greasy or heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (32)
  • Sensitive skin (9)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (6)
  • Uneven skin tone (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (13), Survivalist / minimalist (12), Brand buyer (7), Budget shopper (4), Beauty expert (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (16), Oily (7)

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5.0

Best Sunscreen from Paula's Choice

By Elle

from New York

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Although my skin is more on the normal to dry side than normal to oily, this is my favorite sunscreen to use from PC. It's hydrating enough without being greasy. It gives my skin more of a glow than a shine, and it doesn't clog my pores or contribute to my acne. I wish I'd been using this one all along. It feels so smooth going on and makes my skin look brighter and healthier immediately after application.

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    3.0

    I'm not sure if I need to return it or not

    By Sissi

    from Toronto, Canada

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

    • breakouts on my chin

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    I have very sensitive combination skin. I have eczema on my chin and blood vessels on my cheeks. That's the reason I chose this normal to oily one. After applying for 2 days in the morning, I had a few breakouts on my chin and forehead. Although it is not greasy at all, nonirritating, I'm still thinking about if I need to try it out for a little bit longer or just return it.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Mineral Sunscreen Available

    By MJD

    from Greenville, SC

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about CALM SPF 30 Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

      I wanted to use only mineral based sunscreens. The top brands from the drugstore left my face very greasy and uncomfortable. This sunscreen goes on beautifully and never irritates my skin or eyes. My husband and I both use it and we are hard to please. Paula's Choice products are the best, I have been using them for over 20 years. Cheers to the team and everyone who leaves a review.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Prompt delivery.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Moisturizer I've Ever Found

      By Apollo Dionysus

      from Eugene, OR

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Doesn't Smell Gross
      • Doesn't Sting My Eyes
      • Moisturizes Well
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about CALM SPF 30 Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

        I live in the state with the highest rate of skin cancer relative to population, and I'm very active outside, so I desperately need SPF protection. The problem has always been that sunscreens mix with sweat and sting my eyes. This is unavoidable if you have an active lifestyle, and it can actually be very dangerous. I have literally almost died twice because, at a critical moment, my sunscreen got into my eyes and effectively blinded me. The first time I was hiking and heard the rattlesnakes warn me about encroaching into their territory, but when I started to look around, my eyes began to sting so intensely that I had to close them. I panicked and almost stepped on a mama rattler who was determined to guard her babies. The other incident occurred while I was rock climbing - you can imagine the rest of that story. The point is this: I have never found a moisturizer with SPF that doesn't smell awful and that doesn't burn my eyes while I'm using it outside under conditions that are sometimes perilous. It amazes me that companies don't consider this practical aspect of SPF product when developing and marketing their products because the problem exists on a lesser scale for everyone: playing tennis or other sports outside, for example, definitely requires using SPF, but if you can't see, you'll probably lose.

        I don't know why or how this SPF moisturizer is different with respect to ingredients or formulation, but it just doesn't irritate my eyes like other products do - even PC products: I used to used the PC4 Men SPF moisturizer, but it too caused my eyes to water and burn.

        I am so happy with this moisturizer that I switched all my products to the Calm collection. I've had very good results.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Sun Screen for Oily Skin

        By Lelah the Wire Installer

        from Dothan, AL

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

        • Effective Sun Protection
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Shower/Bath
          • Daily Use

          Comments about CALM SPF 30 Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

          Due to my oily and break out prone skin I have never been able to use a sun screen that didn't cause my skin to break out. Worst of all was sweating and having the sun screen melt off and get into my eyes! I discovered Paula's products and tried the Clear line sun screen. It was better than anything else I'd tried but my skin still broke out during the summer. I decided to try this sun screen and I love it! It goes on white but if your skin is oily that's not a problem for long. It's a little too drying for my skin in winter so I switch to the Resist for Normal to Oily skin. I don't find the Calm SPF 30 to be really moisturizing but I don't feel that's an issue for people with oily skin. It does make my skin feel smoother and it's great to finally find a product that protects my skin from sun damage without causing break outs. Love this stuff!

           
          5.0

          LOVE!!!

          By UnderBlueSky

          from Colorado

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Effective Sun Protection
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Daily Use
            • Dryness

            Comments about CALM SPF 30 Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

            I'm very impressed with how the Calm SPF 30 Moisturizer didn't make my oily skin oily! Actually, it leaves a very beautiful finish and sets great under my foundation. I never use SPF sparingly; I like knowing my skin is fully protected and this product blends easily. What a fantastic mineral SPF, I'm in love!!!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Shipping through Paula's Choice is always incredible. I've been ordering for years and have always experienced the fastest shipping!

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            An improved hydralight!!

            By Mikey

            from Toronto

            About Me Skin Care Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Effective Sun Protection
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting
            • Very minimal white cast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about CALM SPF 30 Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

              This is like an improved version of hydralight. They say it's the same formula but I don't find that to be true. I find the calm to be slightly more smooth and watery. I also find calm to be slightly less matte and less drying which I prefer. VERY minimal white cast and it applies smooth and creamy but it absorbs fast. It adds radiance though, just know that. It's a mineral sunscreen so they always by nature add a slight to high shine. I would say this one is slightly radiant but dry to the touch. I really REALLY like this one. More than hydralight. Will totally repurchase! I'm also sensitive, acne prone and am using a prescription retinoid. Never any irritation with this and I feel protected all day!

              Service and delivery comments:

              Always fast delivery. About 7 workings days to Canada. I wish Toronto had a free standing store (I would work there!!! Lol) or a Canadian warehouse.

               
              5.0

              My New Favourite!

              By Moonice

              from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about CALM SPF 30 Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

                I have sensitive, oily, acne-prone, and easily irritated skin. I used to use the Hydralight SPF 30, but this Calm Normal to Oily SPF 30 far out reaches the Hydralight for me. Since beginning use a few weeks ago, my acne has totally cleared up and the redness has disappeared from my face. It has been a total turnaround. I use all the Calm Normal to Oily range and this moisturiser was the last item to come into my routine as I finished up the Hydralight.
                It is supposed to be the same as the Hydralight... but I'm wondering because the consistency is a little thicker and not as runny as the Hydralight, so there is the first difference for me. There is either a difference in formulation or the fact that I am using the whole Calm range that is making the difference. Whatever, I am sticking to this Calm Moisturiser because it works for me. Don't ever stop making it please!!!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My favorite sunscreen

                By Ames

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Effective Sun Protection
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Dryness

                  Comments about CALM SPF 30 Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

                  I have combination skin that's rosacea- and acne-prone. I use this product as the replacement for Paula's Hydralight Shine-Free SPF 30. It appears to be the same formula: mineral-based, non-greasy, soothing, and wears well under makeup. I love this stuff because it lightly hydrates my skin while also providing sun protection, and it's safe for rosacea. My skin gets a little greasy later in the day when I wear this product, but I just lightly blot my face with tissue paper to remove the shine. I highly recommend this as a daily sunscreen and moisturizer.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful spf protection for oily, red skin

                  By RosaColoredGlasses

                  from New England, US

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

                  • Effective Sun Protection
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Makes My Skin Feel Smooth
                  • Moisturizes Well
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                  • Be Patient W Absorbtion

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about CALM SPF 30 Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:

                  I have very acne prone, oily skin. Many PC products have helped me manage it. I often struggle with sun protection though, because of greasy, thick products that feel heavy. This product /can/ feel that way, but if you use it well and give it time, I find it to be a wonderful spf protector that makes my skin look better without makeup.

                  Remembering that with all sun protection products you must apply liberally for the benefit, the key is to dispense a good amount of product, smear it on your whole face - not overly rubbing it in, and then give it 30 to 60 seconds to soak in. Then finish blending in the rest with finger tips. I find this helps it absorb better, leaving me with a satin/matte finish, that calms redness and seems to blur my imperfections. I love it.

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