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Best lightweight moisturizer
By wine gal
from sonoma california
About Me Minimalist
Comments about CALM SPF 30 Moisturizer for Normal to Dry Skin - 2 oz:
I have been using Paula's Choice for two years now and have noticed a difference in my skin tone. I love this moisturizer! It is lightweight and absorbs quickly. I have used many moisturizers that are heavy or an oil slick on my skin. It goes on "white" but just rub it in. It actually evens out my skin tone with a nice glow and lightly covers marks. After years of testing I have finally found a moisturizer that I love! I think it works well as a sunscreen too - I am outside a lot and have not had issues with sunburn. I do put other sunscreen over it when I am on the water or skiing but this works effectively alone for walking or hiking.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Irritated My Skin
from Sacramento, CA
About Me Skin Care Conscious
I purchased this as my usual sunscreen moisturizer was no longer available. I have sensitive skin and mild rosacea. After one day of using this under my foundation, I began to break out in small pimples all over my face. At the end of the week, I had an inflamed face with large vibrant red areas and very large red mounds. At first, I thought maybe it was combining it with the foundation, so I stopped the foundation and nothing changed. After discontinuing the product for two weeks now, my skin is almost back to normal. However, I find flare ups occur much more frequently than they did before I started using the moisturizer. I am now using it as a sunscreen for my hands. I won't be purchasing another tube and am very disappointed something that sounded like a perfect fit for me turned out to be a total disaster. I continue to use my other PC products which still work well for me.
Service and delivery comments:
Delivery was prompt and in good condition. Did not use CS.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very Emollient, Yet Doesn't Clog My Pores
from Boston, MA
About Me Beauty Conscious
This really helps my dry, flaky skin, but is non-comedogenic for me. And good sun protection.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great mineral SPF moisturizer for sensitive
from Washington, DC
I've been using this moisturizer for about two weeks, and have really enjoyed it. I had previously used the Hydralight formula for oily skin, but decided to try the Calm formula for dry skin since we're going into the winter. I use it daily, after washing my face and applying a BHA. It's great for sensitive skin, and doesn't sting at all. The moisturizer is a thick, white formula due to the mineral SPF, but absorbs very quickly, and doesn't leave a white cast on my skin. It does a great job of keeping me moisturized, but not greasy or oily during the day. It hasn't broken me out at all. I'll definitely be reordering, and think it's a great mineral SPF option for those with sensitive skin.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Makes my skin flaky by the end of the day
from New York, NY
Before trying this product I was layering two moisturizers in the morning: Invisible Finish Moisture Gel and Resist Super Light Wrinkle Defense. I love both of them, but the Moisture Gel doesn't contain SPF and the Wrinkle Defense isn't quite moisturizing enough on its own. They do work together well, but I wanted to find one product to replace them both.I had hoped this Calm Moisturizer would be the answer, but it actually makes my skin flaky by the end of the day. After experimenting wth it on and off my skin only flakes when I use it, so I'm confident that it's the culprit.So sadly, this will have to go back, and I'll go back to the old routine.
from Chicago, IL
About Me Skin Care Professional
This product is the first one to NOT turn my skin red upon contact. I've used all types of "for sensitive skin" moisturizers and all have made my skin red....until this. It felt great going on. No redness, no greasy feeling, no unnatural look. I love it!
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Worst moisturizer ever!
from San Antonio, Texas
I really wanted to like this moisturizer because of the lightweight and non-greasy texture, plus it has SPF. Unfortunately, it did not moisturize at all! It stung and made my face red! Which is contrary to its 'redness relief' claim. I have combination skin with an oily T-zone and some dry patches around my nose and mouth area. I loved their moisture boost hydrating treatment cream and its too bad they discontinued it! I was really disappointed in this product and now i'm left with super dry areas that are enhanced with the make up I use. I would not recommend this product.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Love this product!
This daytime moisturizer with SPF is perfect for my extra-sensitive skin. I have issues with dryness, breakouts, and redness. This is the first SPF product that I use daily without fail. It is particularly helpful in evening out my skin tone, calming redness, and combating super sensitivity. I love it.
Amazing for dry skin
Um, I'm obsessed with this. I've been using it for like 3 weeks daily after very carefully adding into my routine. I'm pretty breakout prone, as in most products including makeup will bring about at least 1 pimple, usually multiple tiny ones on my cheeks and chin. This miraculously does not do that and for that reason alone, it gets 5 stars. I just love how easy it is to blend and that there's no white cast or feeling of over-moisturizing. I can layer it underneath makeup and have the peace of mind knowing I have sun protection with a mineral sunscreen. I searched far and wide for this bad boy and I'm very happy I've finally found a mineral SPF that suits my skin type. It has replaced the DE Umbra SPF which I wanted to love but was just NOT good for multiple reasons. Oh and I got my husband this one for normal/oily skin and he uses it daily and loves it. He's on his second tube.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Irritated my sensitive skin
I have very sensitive skin, and mild rosacea, to the point where I struggle to find a moisturizer that doesn't cause irritation. I like the consistensy and moisturizing abilities of this one. It leaves my skin looking healthy and glowing. But it causes really bad irritation on me, theres a faint tingling when I first put it on, and within an hour or two my skin is burning hot and irritated.