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Not enough moisture for dry skin
By roxy's mom
from New England
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about CALM Kit for Normal to Dry Skin - Full Kit:
My sensitive combination skin tends to flush easily, especially in winter. So I tried the entire CALM collection. Although it may have calmed my redness down a bit, it left my skin feeling uncomfortably dry.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Didn't break me out but left me disappointed!
from NY, NY
I have been using this system for about a month because I wanted to give my skin and the system some time before I made any judgements on the effects. I have to say I'm disappointed. I gave it two stars instead of one because none of the products broke me out and it did smooth some areas of my skin. Unfortunately, it did nothing for my redness (which was the whole reason I chose to buy this specific line). I'm very fair skinned with a lot of redness on my cheeks and chin. My whole goal was to eliminate the redness so I could feel more comfortable going without makeup (nothing worse then looking like a tomato). This system just didn't do it for me and its really disappointing since it was an expensive system. The cleanser was great and probably the only product in the system that I felt did anything for me. My face never got that tight feeling and never looked irritated after washing when I used the cleanser. As far as the other products in the system, I felt like they didn't really do what they claimed to. Now, I wouldn't say this system broke me out but it also didn't prevent the random few pimples that pop up. I had tried the Resist line that my sister gave me and really liked that system. I stopped getting cystic acne around that time of the month and the texture of my skin improved greatly. My only issue was it didn't do much for my redness. So when I saw the redness relief line I was hopeful to try it. Unfortunately this line didn't do anything for my redness and didn't compare to the resist line. The daily sunscreen moisturizer left my skin really shiny and greasy looking but was tacky to the touch. The night moisturizer was great when you first put it on but by the time I woke up in the morning my face felt dry. The resist line had set the bar high for Paula's Choice products and maybe that's why I'm so disappointed in this line. But I had hoped these products would have done what they claimed.
Service and delivery comments:
I received my order earlier than expected and can't complain about that!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
About Me Minimalist
I have a lot of redness around my nose and cheeks. Honestly I haven't noticed any reduction in the redness after using this set for the last few months. I like the moisturizers and the serum was nice. Nothing broke me out or caused any other redness but I guess I expected a little more results wise.
Service and delivery was fine.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Saved my face!
About Me Beauty Expert
I was very skeptical of this line. I have used other companies calming/anti-redness lines before. Paula's Choice Calm line was about half the price of what I was currently using and I wasn't getting the results I wanted so I switched. I thought that there was no way the PC Calm line could outperform my expensive brand I was currently using. I was so wrong. Within one day of using the whole line (cleanser, toner, BHA exfoliant and day moisturizer in the morning and cleanser, toner, BHA exfoliant, serum and night moisturizer at night) my face was softer and my cheeks were cool to the touch. I have rosacea. Not a slight redness, full on bright tomato always look sunburned hot to the touch red cheeks. Almost everything irritates my cheeks causing redness and heat. This was the first time ever after applying something to my cheeks they were not irritated and felt cool to the touch. I was so amazed I made my husband feel them just to make sure I wasn't dreaming. I have been using this line for almost a year. My cheeks have gone from sunburned almost purple red to pink. More than half of the redness has been reduced. My skin is significantly softer, less reactive and still cool to the touch. My only issue I have had is with the serum. It likes to ball up my makeup primer and sometimes the night moisturizer. I use it at night to avoid the balling issue with my primer and if it balls up with the night moisturizer I don't really mind because I am going to bed and no one will notice it. I truly love this line and am so thankful for Paula's Choice! Thank you for saving my face!
PC customer service was amazing. I called and asked tons of questions before I ordered this. They were very polite and helpful.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Gentle and effective
from Benson, NC
This system has definitely minimized my rosacea redness. I am upgrading to a 2% exfoliant as this one does not clear my pores well enough. I do not think the toner and serum do much but am really pleased overall!
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Amazing and Non-Irritating!!
from Philadelphia, PA
I was hesitant to spend so much money on a kit, but what a wonderful value this has turned out to be. My skin is clearer and less red (in combination with the metronidazole topical cream I use for my rosacea). And these products are not irritating!! The first time I used the cleanser I was impressed. It felt so smooth and soothing compared to the sensitive skin cleanser I'd been using. The toner is amazing! I actually look forward to caring for my skin every day. I love the moisturizer - it comes in a tube, which is one of the two forms my dermatologist said the most moisturizing formulations would be packaged in (the other is a jar). I've tried all the products in the kit and all are recommended. I especially love the moisturizer with sunscreen. It rubs in well and is light enough to wear under makeup, if needed. And knowing something about chemistry and pharmaceutical packaging, I can say PC's attention to getting her product's packaging correct is extraordinary - seems like a small detail to some, but packaging is a huge part of maintaining quality and shelf life. I'm a convert!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
My holy grail :)
By Stephanie G.
I've waited a full month before submitting this review and I think it's time I spill :) This has been wonderful for my skin. It was dry, it was red, it was sensitive and while it didn't do any miracles (skin is still a little red and I had a few rashes), it did really made my skin feel nice and less reactive. I really love the fact that it doesn't smell much (small cucumber smell for the day cream). It does make my skin feel a little greasy for a few minutes but it sinks right in. Last week I could go outside with only a tinted moisturizer and a powder on top of everything and I didn't feel too red. Only a few pink pimples did show but I'm okay with those. This kit was a very nice introduction to Paula's Choice and I'm happy to say that I'll stay on the wagon!
It took a long time to get my product but it was perfect. Nothing broken or leaking :)
from Orlando, Fl
I started using Paula's Choice when I got samples for this line when it first came out.. I never looked back. I ordered the full size after a week of using the products. The redness in my face was reduced, the pores on my nose looked smaller, and it cleared my skin of the few bumps I had. This kit has drastically improved my skin texture and how dry and red it was. I love PC and exclusively use her products now. I threw out all the Clinique and Aveeno products I once used with no results.
Delivery is great. the fastest way 2 days. the slowest was 4. and customer service is outstanding!
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from Olympia, WA
These products are truly remarkable! Have been a Paula customer for several years, using the Resist products, loved them, but over the past 6 months have had episodes of redness, horribly dry patches that late in the day started to look like a severe peeling sunburn and no amount of moisturizer helped. Switched to the Calm products and it is gone. Please don't ever stop making this line - it is the best. Am positive that I can't be alone in loving it so much. My skin is happy and looks so much better.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Best skin care set EVER
By Monica W.
from North Carolina
I've been using a mix of several of Paula's Choice skin care products for approx 15 years, with good success. I tried the Calm Kit just on a whim. Even though I don't have redness, my skin can be sensitive at times. Calm Redness Relief is SO soothing. I've been using all the products in the kit. Although I've always had success with Paula's other products, I am hooked for good on Calm from now on.