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Thank god I got a sample before buying
from San Diego, CA
About Me Skin Care Professional
Comments about CALM Repairing Serum - 1 oz:
I will preface this by saying I don't usually pay attention to the smell of skincare products. I prefer fragrance free products that are effective- smell is not a significant contributing factor in whether or not I purchase a product. But, WOW does this smell like feet. I even got a different sample packet hoping my first one was just some kind of error. Nope. Feet. Feet Feet Feet. I'm really disappointed! I love the CALM toner and I was hoping this serum could replace the Drunk Elephant HydraGel in my routine but I guess not. I'm hoping Paula's Choice can reformulate or include some colloidal oatmeal or something that doesn't compromise the efficacy of the product but somehow masks this essence of foot smell. Other than the smell the serum seemed to perform okay. I've only used it on 2 separate (traumatic) occasions so I can't attest to the long term performance of the product.
Service and delivery comments:
As always prompt and safe delivery.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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I am repurchasing - really enjoy this product
from ontario, canada
About Me Beauty Conscious
i love that it is lightweight, hydrating and PLUMPING! super nice product to use. absorbs nicely into skin and it works well with many different moisturizers. LOVE!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect for super-sensitive, Extreme Combination skin :-)
from Surrey, BC Canada
About Me Beauty Expert, Disabled, so Easy Skincare Routine is a Plus
OMG, I LOVE this serum!!!! :-)I WAS using the Resist Intensive Wrinle-Repair Retinol Serum, but it was too emollient for my Extremely Oily forehead, nose, and chin.When the new CALM line came out, I thought that I'd give this serum a try, since it sounded less emollient, and since I have Rosacea.WHOAH! In just a couple of days, my Extremely Dry, often flakey cheeks felt like silk, were a lot less red, and had ZERO flakiness; while my Extremely Oily "T Zone" was smoother, and not at ALL made more Oily by this CALM Repairing Serum!!! :-) :-) :-)I use it every morning, before I use the Skin Balancing Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense...SPF 30 (which is PERFECT for my entire face, now that the new formula is without its prior, could-be-irritating-to-extremely-sensitive-Skin ingredient :-) ), as the CALM sunscreen is too emollient for my Extremely Oily T-Zone;and every night, when, if I have enough energy, I also use the CALM 1% BHA under my eyes, in my eyebrows, and on the larger-pore, next-to-my-nose section of my rosacea cheeks; RESIST 5% AHA on the rest of my rosacea cheeks; and RESIST 2% BHA (alternated w the 9% BHA) on my Extremely Oily T-Zone :-)
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect for applying after removing facial hair!!!
from Ventura, CA
I used this product up almost completely, and honestly didn't have any overwhelming feelings about it... It was nice going on, sank it easily, didn't disturb other skin care products or my makeup, but I also didn't feel like it did anything to improve the redness in my skin. I wasn't sure it was doing much of anything until it came time for me to do my monthly depilatory face cream hair removal around my mouth and chin. Usually after wiping off the hair remover product my skin is left red and irritated for days, but it's better than having a mustache. I decided to put this product on and within minutes the inflammation and redness was significantly reduced. I applied three or four thin layers, allowing each layer to fully soak in. It took away all the irritation!! Pretty amazing. I'm going to purchase another one to have on hand for my hair removal days, or if I happen to get a little red from the sun. I've never had anything work so well on red, inflamed, irritated skin after hair removal! If you are someone who has ultra sensitive skin like mine, and are left blistered and red for days after waxing, threading, even tweezing! You should try applying this, it made such a huge difference.
Paula's Choice is hands down the best company to purchase from on the Internet. The shipping is lightning fast. The products are shipped in appropriately sized packages, where there isn't a massive excess of packaging. I'm always extremely satisfied with my purchases. There is a reason I've been a long time PC girl, the customer service is unlike any other company I have come across.
Lovely serum, just not sold on it.
from Syracuse, NY
I've used three bottles of this serum, and I'm just not sure how I feel about the results, or lack of rather. I absolutely love how lightweight and SILKY smooth the texture of this serum is. It feels refreshing to apply, it sinks right into the skin, and just feels so silky soft. I know this is formulated with amazing, skin beneficial ingredients... but I still feel myself hesitating every time I go to repurchase when I run out. I haven't noticed tremendous results with reduction of skin sensitivity or redness in my facial and neck skin. I still have redness after applying this morning and evening. I combine this product with the Resist Brightening Essence morning and evening. Maybe it's time to sheet shopping for another Paula's Choice antioxidant serum.
Delivery is always awesome. My products arrive quickly, packaged nicely.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Hate the container
By Scarlett 90210
This product appears effective as a serum, no effect on redness and the container does not allow you to determine how much to use; it pumps out the same amount every time. I much prefer the serums in tubes.
No problems with service
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Holy Amazing Product, Batman!
from Surrey, B.C., Canada
About Me Beauty Expert
I can scarcely believe how perfect this is for my "extreme combination skin w rosácea"!!! (Shout out to perimenopause! ) This is the only serum which somehow: makes my usually-uber-dry cheeks silky (vs. its usual flakiness, which wasn't alleviated by any of the [large # of] other serums that I tried); feels like nothing is there, on my uber-oily forehead, eyelids, nose, and chin!!! All other serums were either too emollient and/or irritated my skin; and is great on my neck, + my above-lip, normal skin"!!!A little goes a long way; 2 pumps' worth easily covers my entire face!!! (If I'm also applying to my neck and décolletage, then I use 3 pumps' worth.) This makes the CALM Repairing Serum quite economical P.S. It's also been doing a really good job of keeping the eczema-plagued backs-of-my-hands from cracking all over the place. (In the Winter, my hubby usually refers 2 my "alligator skin" hands ;-P Not anymore! )
As per usual w Paula's Choice, order delivery was very prompt, and the items were packaged well, protected by packing paper In addition, PC ALWAYS remembers to include an invoice containing prices, which a TON of other retailers forget to do even when I request one. Invoices are important to me, because I need to have them handy when I come back home to Canada thru Customs,
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Helps with retinol
from Portland, Oregon
Was having trouble tolerating Paula's retinol even though I was using it just once a week. Bought a few samples of this serum to mix with the retinol and it has helped so much. No more severe flaking or redness and I can tolerate the retinol every 4 days now without any problems. My skin looks clearer and so smooth. Have to order a full size of this now.
used day and night in conjunction with Retin A.1%
from Los Angeles, CA
I used this wonderful product in the AM and PM time.in the morning I use is after MD Perricone's High Potential firming activator and at night with a fe drops of the rest 10 niacin amide booster and a non fragranced moisturizer (oil free) by first aide beauty. Skin has been AMAZING! I use some intense products and am very prone to both breakouts and redness- the really helps with the redness the Retin-A and my general complexion throw at me but my skin looks great, I will say the Retin A has made the Biggest difference in my skin as once I finally got up to the level I needed to I had to acne but have always struggled with redness, this helps a great deal is used as directed and with a GENTLY non-abrasive cleanser.
Great calming serum
from New York
My skin is oily and extremly sensitive, it reacts to heat, cold, sun, dry air etc. This serum brings me relief in minutes. After applying it skin really calms down. Even my mom noticed changes. Now I am finishing my first bottle (almost 2 month use as directed, I apply generous amount) and will definitely repurchase. It works great under moisturizer and does not make skin oily or greasy.
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