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Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief

I won’t be caught red handed. Or red faced. This gentle liquid calms sensitive skin and stops signs of rosacea in its tracks.
Item #: 321
  • Acne Breakouts, Eczema, Extra Sensitive Skin, Redness, Rosacea
  • For All Skin Types
  • Soothes skin after hair removal or shaving

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Customer Ratings:

81 out of 100
(Based on 79 Reviews)
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  1. Jess
    Reviewed on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Not for me
    • I bought this product to help with redness and mild rosacea but after using it the product seemed to cause more redness. This isn't a product I use everyday so I wanted to give it a fair shot so I've used it here and there over last two months or so. Experienced the same results every time. Just one of those products that doesn't work with my face chemistry but it has so many good reviews I'd still suggest it to people with redness.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Thanks for your thoughtful review! We're sorry this wasn't a good product for you. Please contact us to arrange for a return or exchange.

    —Admin
  2. Gen F
    Reviewed on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Great product!
    • Pros: *instant remedy for redness *lightweight. Cons: *none so far Conclusion: I highly recommend this product to anyone suffering from redness. Will repurchase this stuff.

  3. Liz G.
    Reviewed on Thursday, August 14, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love this product
    • I am not sure how it works, but this product completely made my hormonal acne disappear at my jawline and is working on reducing past acne scarring. No PC Salicylic Acid product worked at all for me, so I tried this one and I will not be without it. Thank you Paula.

  4. HEATHER E.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    First Aid for Irritated Skin
    • I was a devotee of the original PC "aspirin toner" skin calming product. This is completely, different, but I do find it very effective on hives and when my face is irritated from exfoliation or dryness. I don't use it regularly--only as first aid after the Skin Recovery Cleanser. It does leave a film, which I do not find bothersome, as I follow with a barrier repair moisturizer. Wouldn't go on vacation without it, because when I need it, it really works.

  5. Melanie T.
    Reviewed on Thursday, August 07, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Best Stuff Ever !!!
    • I LOVE IT!!! The skin on my face is very sensitive & fair & stays red on my cheekbones, my whole nose & around my nose really bad. I have a drawer full of concealers & toners that said it would take the red away but didn't. This stuff is amazing honestly! I use it morning & night on freshly cleansed skin & before my moisturizers & within 15 mins ALL traces of red are gone & it last all day. For the 1st time I'm not embarrassed about my skin. Thank you so very much!!!

  6. Julie B.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, August 06, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Did NOT work for my Rosacea
    • I have rosacea and when I use this product my skin gets slightly redder and tighter. I wanted it to just lessen the redness and did not expect a "cure". I will keep it around for family members to use after shaving or for other skin irritations.

  7. Ellen W
    Reviewed on Thursday, July 31, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    My favorite (updated)
    • My original review should have shown 5 stars, not 3. This is definitely a 5 star product!

  8. ELLEN W.
    Reviewed on Sunday, July 27, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    My favorite
    • This is absolutely my favorite PC product! As I am going through the ever-changing, always-surprising years of perimenopause, one of my hormonally-induced symptoms is painful red patches on my face. They come and they go. No other product came even close to bringing relief, but Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief subdues and relieves the redness beautifully! I now have a sure fire weapon with which to combat this irritating problem. I can't thank you enough for this valuable product!

  9. Chris E>
    Reviewed on Sunday, July 27, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Very Happy With This
    • I am very happy with this product and am ordering my second bottle today. I use it daily and extra times during the day when my cheeks start to burn. It takes the heat and pain right away. As I think of it, I have far few episodes like this since I have started using this toner. It won't work miracles. It temporarily relieves the redness of the skin, but redness does come back. No one has figured out how to cure rosacea yet, but in the meantime this product is great for calming the skin!

  10. Kimberly T.
    Reviewed on Saturday, July 26, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Marvelous for all in family
    • Comforts our 5yr old red headed sensitive skin as well as a God send for my husband who's skin is badly sensitive after a severe stroke. As said, we don't leave home without it. Wonder on bug bites, razor burn as noted. Nothing on the market like it!

  11. Bridget R.
    Reviewed on Sunday, July 20, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    new packaging please!
    • I love this toner, but would really like to see new packaging. Something more sleek. I am a sucker for that and for some reason ( I am sure you have research on it) feel more glamorous when using a product with lovely packaging. Does anyone else agree?

  12. Margaret V
    Reviewed on Monday, July 14, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Doesn't burn, favorite toner
    • Although I do have redness I did not buy this because it is supposed to relieve redness. I tried it because I was looking for a toner that didn't irritate my skin and this is the first PC toner that has worked for me. I've tried the Hydralight & Skin Balancing toners and I had a slight burning sensation after using them. I'm not sure what was in them that my skin didn't like but it's not in the Clinical toner. My skin feels good after using it. I'm glad PC tries new formulations.

  13. shahina s.
    Reviewed on Sunday, July 13, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    What a relief!
    • I don't use this everyday, but on days my skin is angry n revolting. It seems to calm it down very well. However I realised the extent of its effectiveness on the day, my hubby had a nasty allergic reaction for some reason on his neck, he was going mad with itching, I tried everything I could to bring some relief, but in vain. Then I put some of this on .. It was such a relief. He went to sleep with the bottle by his bedside:)

  14. JANET H.
    Reviewed on Saturday, July 05, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Best Summertime Relief!!
    • Maybe this product wasn't't designed for this, but it is the BEST relief I've ever had for the swelling and welts of mosquito bites! I have to apply it only once per bite to get almost immediate relief. I am the person in a crowd that the little buggers go for, and the itching is intense. Sometimes I've even had an infection in the scratched site. But no more, thanks to Clinical Instant Calm Relief. I can't say enough good about this product!

  15. Kristin G.
    Reviewed on Thursday, July 03, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Disappointed
    • I have tried to give this product a fair chance and used it over the past month, however I must say that I am highly disappointed with it. It really did not do anything for my skin at all. It actually seemed pointless putting it on. Will not be repurchasing, I wish it worked as well as my other PC products!

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Thursday, July 03, 2014

    Thanks for your review! We're sorry this didn't work for you and invite you to contact us as we're happy to process a refund or exchange.

    —Admin
  16. Helen P.
    Reviewed on Friday, June 27, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Not so great.
    • This product really does nothing for me. I would love to say that it's terrific, as I love PC products, but honestly, this doesn't reduce redness from either my rosacea or old breakouts. I am disappointed in this product.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

    Hi there! We're sorry your experience with the Clinical Advanced Redness Relief didn't match that of others, but we can absolutely help with a refund or exchange. Please contact our Customer Care Team and they will take care of you!

    —Admin
  17. Jassica S.
    Reviewed on Friday, June 06, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Average (redness still remain)
    • I bought Clear Regular Strength Acne, Earth Sourced Toner, Resist C15, Redness Relief, Hydralight lotion, Hydralight Shine-Free SPF30, Shine Stopper together. Maybe because I expected the effects to be really good after reading the reviews. However, the effects were not very noticeable. I have very fair skin and bad acne problem which makes my skin really red and blotchy sometimes. The redness seemed to remain even after using this and after awhile, it becomes a little less red but not much.

  18. JONI S.
    Reviewed on Friday, June 06, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Joni
    • I have been a loyal PC user for 10 years. This is the first product that has NOT worked for me -- but of course, that doesn't mean it won't work for you. That's the fun/exasperating part of skin care. But I do find it ironic that out of every product I've used, the Redness Relief is the only one causing me to breakout. :-)

  19. Emma
    Reviewed on Wednesday, May 07, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Calms, quells redness from acne
    • My Mom bought this and insisted I try it. It worked on my blown up break out, knocked my acne down from red- swollen-painful to close to normal skin so I could wear make up and have it stick. Made my break out invisible. I did have to hold the cotton pad on the broken out area for minutes. My break out was bad so I thought I was going to have to stay home, but my face looked so much better after using this I was able to go out and look normal. Thanks. Big help.

  20. lauren
    Reviewed on Saturday, May 03, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    WOW!!!!
    • WOW!! I love this stuff. I have tried so many other things and nothing works for my redness. But this stuff is amazing. Within a week my skin wasn't red anymore. This stuff feels so good on my skin and it works great. It doesn't irritate my skin like other products did. I have recommended this product to friends and they all love it. I would definitely recommend buying this product.

  21. Lauren N.
    Reviewed on Monday, April 28, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Real Instant Relief
    • I have very pale, fair, sensitive skin that turns red if it feels a slight breeze. I have tried green makeup to help with it, but this really did the trick. I wake up, wash my face and coat my face in this Toner. Wah-La~! Redness is gone! I am ready for makeup! The reason I give it a four star instead of five, is because I found after finishing a bottle that it losing potency when the bottle is half empty or less.

  22. A Pyatt
    Reviewed on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    WOW!
    • Holy moly!! I have hormonal cystic acne (with extremely reactive skin), but this stuff is knocking it out! I have no idea what specific ingredient is doing this, but my cysts are very quickly diminishing - where previously it could take up to a month to go away. I cannot wait to share this with my dermo! This has been a godsend!

  23. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    No redness relief for me
    • This product feels great on my skin and I did not have an adverse reaction to it BUT it did nothing for the redness (I have severe rosacea). Given the size of the bottle, I will go back to the Skin Recovery Toner instead as I get more bang for my buck.

  24. SJ
    Reviewed on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Redness Relief ? Not For Me
    • I was hoping this would help with the redness on my cheeks, nose and chin. After 3 weeks I see no difference. Not worth it to me.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Thanks for your review! We're sorry this product did not work for you. Please contact us to inquire about a refund or exchange.

    —Admin
  25. Briana
    Reviewed on Monday, April 07, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Really enjoy this toner
    • Before using this I had stopped using toners in general, because my skincare routine was in need of an over-haul. I have very sensitive skin, and this toner is gentile, and reduces the redness brought on by the use of exfoliants and medications to reduce acne. If you have sensitive skin, and you use or want to start using a toner, this one is a great option.

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What makes this product unique?
This one-of-a-kind, Clinically-proven liquid treatment instantly relieves redness and calms sensitive skin—especially if you have rosacea. Its uniquely gentle formula is brimming with a specialized combination of potent antioxidants that diminish signs of aging while soothing anti-irritants, including willow bark and the active components of green tea, help normalize and heal the skin. Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief works quickly to reduce redness from multiple causes, including shaving, other types of hair removal, razor burn, even insect bites. It's excellent for reducing the redness that accompanies acne and sunburn too.

Who is this product for?
Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief is for anyone who wants to reduce mild to moderate skin redness caused by inflammation on both the face and body. It's a must-have for those suffering with rosacea or sensitive, easily irritated skin—and great for use while traveling (Don't leave home without it!). As an after-shave tonic it will instantaneously reduce redness and irritation.

Sources to support the claims made for Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief

Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics, October 2010, pages 362–367; International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology, August 2010, pages 705–709; Rheumatology, July 2010 Epublication; Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, Volume 31, 2009, pages 277–287; Food and Chemical Toxicology, August 2009, pages 2,142–2,149; and April 2008, pages 1,298–1,307; Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology, March–April 2002, pages 120–124; and Life Sciences, May 22, 1998, pages 401–407.

Key Ingredients: colloidal oatmeal, sea whip extract, Boerhavia diffusa root extract, oat beta-glucan, Salix alba extract

Product Ingredients:

Water, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol (slip agents), Sea Whip Extract, Oat Beta Glucan, Colloidal Oatmeal (anti-inflammatory agents), Epigallocatechin Gallate (green tea-derived antioxidant), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (plant-derived anti-irritant), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (plant-derived antioxidant), Phytic Acid (corn-derived chelating agent), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent).

DIRECTIONS: Saturate a cotton ball or pad with Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief and gently stroke or dab over affected areas. If using it as an after-shave, pour a quarter-sized amount in your palm and dab on your face. Do not rinse off. You can use it in place of your regular Paula's Choice toner or immediately after. For facial use, follow with a Paula's Choice AHA or BHA exfoliant, antioxidant serum, and moisturizer. During the day, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen or foundation rated SPF 15 or higher.

Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.

Exactly what is Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief Treatment designed to do?

The chief benefit of Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief Treatment is to reduce inflammation and its symptoms, which include redness, itching, and other forms of minor irritation. It has a toner-like consistency that makes it easy to apply. This treatment may be used on facial and body skin; do not apply to the immediate eye area.

Can I use Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief in place of my toner?

Yes, or you may use it after applying your regular toner.

Is this just a spot treatment or can it be applied all over?

You can apply Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief Treatment to reddened, irritated areas or all over the face and/or body. It may be applied anywhere skin showing signs of redness or irritation, but avoid applying close to the eyes.

Is it OK to use Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief after a facial?

Absolutely! In fact, Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief is ideal to apply before and after a facial (or microdermabrasion, facial peels, or light-emitting procedures such as IPL). Applied before such treatments, it's a preliminary measure to soothe skin; applied after your treatment, it reduces inflammation and discomfort.

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