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 52 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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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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3.8

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Not greasy (18)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Moisturizes (12)
  • Non-greasy (11)
  • Effective protection (10)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (37)
  • Sensitive skin (14)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (7)
  • Uneven skin tone (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (15), Survivalist / minimalist (14), Brand buyer (7), Budget shopper (4), Beauty expert (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (19), Oily (7)

Reviewed by 52 customers

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5.0

I love this stuff

By Allison

from Orlando, FL

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    I had been having a hard time finding a sunscreen that wouldn't burn the area on my cheeks right under my eyes. I tried everything, including some of Paula's other sunscreens, and they always made those spots chafe after a few uses. I've been using this sunscreen for about 2-3 years now and I've NEVER had that problem. It goes on like a light lotion and absorbs quickly without a residue or tint - it doesn't feel like a sunscreen at all. It can get expensive given how quickly I go through it, but I rely on it so much that it's totally worth it for me.

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

    I'm picky and I recommend for sensitive skin

    By Guacamole

    from Oakland, California

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Non-Greasy
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      I don't have red skin or rosacea, but I do have very sensitive skin, including facial eczema in response to some make-up and eye creams. I've been using the product almost daily for three weeks. This is the ONLY sunscreen, mineral or chemical, that I've used that hasn't given me those irritation bumps around my chin and under my nose or caused breakouts. I have tried cetaphil, cerave, vanicream, almay, neutrogena, laroche-posay, and arcona to name a few. I use it as a sunscreen over my moisturizer. The initial application feels silky and moisturizing. As the day goes on I can see how some might find it slightly drying, but with my underlying moisturizer I don't have a problem with that - it does say normal-to-oily on the bottle. When I'm out I am going to try the normal-to-dry version. I am white, with olive undertones and I don't find this gives me a ghostly cast like other mineral sunscreens. I'm super picky and I highly recommend you try if you have sensitive skin.

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

      Best spf moisturizer I've ever tried

      By Ana

      from Canada

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        I have combination skin and this product dies not feel too drying or too moisturizing, it's just perfect for me ! I never thought I'd find an spf that I would actually enjoy applying !

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

        New formulation = Amazing!

        By Becca

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin

          I have been using this moisturizer for approximately 6 months and agreed with past reviews that while this didn't cause a break-out, it did go on quite greasy and took a while to absorb into the skin. I believe PC released a new formulation, as my most recent order which arrived a few days ago (8/2) goes on much more matte, has a slightly different scent (i think they eliminated cucumber as an ingredient) and absorbs much faster into my skin. I reallyyyyyyy love this product! Even though it went on greasy before, I never broke out with it so I continued to purchase. This will continue to be a staple in my skincare regimen. I also use several other PC products including: CLEAR 2% BHA, Moisture Boost hydrating treatment cream and CLEAR spot treatment BHA. My skin has gotten so much more manageable after I started with PC products. Can't recommend enough!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Very fast delivery.

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

          Protects eyelids from sun damage without stinging!

          By Anti-Aging Doc

          from Frisco, TX

          About Me Skin Care Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Protects delicate eyelids without stinging.
            • Sensitive Skin

            I have been using this wonderful product daily for several months without the usual reactions I had from other brands. The most unique aspect is no stinging when applied to eyelids to protect the delicate skin tissue from sun damage.

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

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