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from Dallas, TX
About Me Beauty Expert
Comments about CALM SPF 30 Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin - 2 oz:
Much-much more prefer hydralight one, the calming I returned. In meantime use EltaMD clear spf 46
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Dries out skin
By The Hoff
from ZG, Switzerland
About Me Beauty Conscious
I loved the smell, texture and effect this product. It also worked well to minimise my enlarged, clogged pores. Sadly after a few days of use I discovered that it dried out my skin creating flakes and rough patches (even on my neck, which never ever gets dry). After stopping with the product my skin went back to normal. There must be something in the cream that disagrees with my particular skin. Other PC products do not have the same affect on me. A real pity as the cream seemed otherwise to be perfect for my combination sensitive skin.
consistent with Hydralight for normal to oily
About Me Minimalist
I agree with the previous commenter. No break outs from the new version of Hydralight (and everything I try new makes me break out - Paula's or otherwise - so this is a relief). I am not sure how much redness it reduces , but that it moisturizes and protects and I do not break out is good enough for me! Also, it is a bit runnier - maybe just the hole should be smaller for squeezing it out - I would not want a reformulation to make it thicker and risk breakouts.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I Do Not Break Out
from Madison WI
This was the first sunscreen formula that I could use without breaking out (it used to be the called Hydralight as well). It does seem to have gotten a little runnier, but I do not mind as it is still easy to apply. I like the physical coverage, with no irritation. Yet again it is not so heavy that it occludes the skin. Thanks Paula and the team!
This was the first real miss from PC. This product was a poor replacement for the Hydralight product. It is very runny and ends oily on my face. I still have some hydralight left but once it's out, I guess I'm out of luck.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
We need to talk about this, Paula's Choice
from Calexico CA
Im a little dissapointed with you, Paula's Choice.Ive been buying exclusively this brand for the past 4 years and everything was fine. This new formula was recommended to me as a replacemente for Hydralight SPF 30 moisturizer and it is not that good replacement. The consistency is so runny and it is not moisturizing enough, or not as good as hydralight. I I loved the new package and I wanted to love this new one but it is not for me, sadly. Time to try a new one I guess
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Got a sample of this and I kind of like it. It smooths out great, it's moisturizing and it doesn't make me look too ashen, although I didn't apply a lot. I didn't get any breakouts, however, since I only used a sample I'm not sure how my skin would react to mineral sunscreen in the long run. It is very "shiny" so I had to blot some of it off. It's not too heavy but I can feel that I'm wearing it. It doesn't get rid of redness either. I don't know if I would recommend this to anyone since it's not my favourite but I would buy it in the future-on a discount price.
(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
NOT a good replacement for the hydralight mineral sunscreen
from Los Angeles, CA
I purchased this sunscreen as a replacement for the hydralight since my skin in sensitive and needs a mineral sunscreen. In that area it does well; however, the texture is runny which makes it messy to apply and it is NOT great for combo/oily skin as it stays shiny/greasy all day. I had to blot within minutes and consistently or else I shine all day, even with matte powder on top. While it's not irritating to my skin, it's irritating to ME and I just can't use or recommend it!
(2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
from New York
I have combo/dehydrated skin and my skin drinks this up. It's for better use at night, though. This greases up my T-zone a bit, but for my dry areas it's heavenly. It helped reduce redness, even out my tone and soften up my skin.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
not for me
It has a lotion texture and is really runny (runs right out of the tube). It feels heavy and greasy yet isn't moisturizing enough. It makes me look really white and catches on dry patches. There are formulas I like better and at cheaper prices.