CALM Redness Relief Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin
Based on 30 reviews


CALM Redness Relief Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin
This multi-action cleansing gel removes impurities and makeup while softening and calming skin. Formulated with the most soothing ingredients, it’s gentle enough even for skin prone to rosacea.

CALM Redness Relief Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin

Based on 30 reviews


This multi-action cleansing gel removes impurities and makeup while softening and calming skin. Formulated with the most soothing ingredients, it’s gentle enough even for skin prone to rosacea.
  • Ideal for those with sensitive skin
  • Promotes healthy-looking skin & eases redness
  • Refreshing gel texture won’t leave skin dry or tight
  • Use as the first step in your AM/PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Oily Skin, Combination Skin, Extra Sensitive Skin

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    6.7 oz

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Why is it different?

CALM Redness Relief Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin is formulated with a unique combination of mild, but effective, cleansing agents along with skin-comforting and -cushioning skin-replenishing ingredients.

What does it do?
Gently cleanses to remove impurities, excess oil, and makeup. This clean-rinsing formula leaves skin feeling refreshed and soothed, never dry or tight.
How to use

Wet face and apply a small amount of cleanser to your face and eye area with vigorous, yet gentle, circular motions. Rinse well. To remove heavy makeup, repeat or use with a clean, wet washcloth.

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Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate (cleansing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Coco-Glucoside (cleansing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil (meadow foam/non-fragrant plant oil/emollient), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (cleansing), Arctium Majus Root Extrac (burdock extract/skin-soothing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration/skin-soothing), PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate (cleansing), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (marigold extract/skin-soothing), Isoamyl Laurate (emollient), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate (texture-enhancing), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Sodium Benzoate (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

I'm Amazed! Redness is Gone


I am so grateful to have found this line! I have struggled with mild acne and oily skin my whole life. I'm also very cautious of trying new products because most cleansers make me break out. Recently, I started having problems with redness and tiny pimples. My doctor told me it was rosacea, and it came and went for weeks, but never really went away. It was horrible! Redness, bumps, inflamed skin. One day it was so bad, I canceled a meeting. I was using 2 other products from Paula's Choice (Resist tinted moisturizer and a dark spot corrector) and really liked them so I decided to jump in and use this line completely. I am blown away by how fantastic my skin looks. I am using this cleanser with the 2% BHA Skin Perfecting lotion, then the Calm Repair serum and moisturizer. During the day, I use the Resist that is the tinted moisturizer with SPF and at night I use the Calm moisturizer. I love everything and I'm so glad I turned to these products for help. The redness and bumps are gone.



Didn't work for me


This cleanser did not seem to clean well, but the worst part was the smell. Yuck. Glad I bought a sample. That's a huge benefit of PC: samples.




I really wanted to like this...


On paper, this stuff is everything I'm looking for. When the CALM line was first introduced, I didn't hesitate to order a bottle once I finished my previous cleanser since I've had pretty good luck with the PC products I've tried. However, this cleanser seemed to do the exact opposite of its description; the redness around my nose and chin were exacerbated, my skin was dry and tight and became dull and sensitive. I tried using it a few more times in different ways (only at night, every three days, etc) but it was no use. It does a decent job at cleaning my beauty sponges though.


Austin, TX


LOVE this cleanser!


I use the entire Calm line morning and night. It has saved my skin (and sinuses). I have sensitive and breakout prone skin that has recently also become oily, and a sensitivity to perfumes/chemicals. Most products are either too harsh and severely dry out my skin, or are too perfumey and make me sick. This is the best of both worlds; an unscented cleanser that has finally balanced out my problematic skin. I have also tried the Hydrolite cleanser, but found it not nearly as effective at removing makeup. Please don't ever discontinue this cleanser!!


St. Paul, Minnesota


Very nice cleanser


I wanted to compare this to the Hydralight and have to say that it is excellent. The ingredients are state of the art, it is lighter and silkier feeling than the Hydralight. I personally use it as a morning cleanser and the Skin Balancing at night. There is no irritation or stinging with this cleanser, and it does not leave the skin feeling dry at all.




good, light


I like it for mornings, but I feel that Balancing cleanser works better for make-up removing




I love This


I use this am and pm. I used to have to use two different cleansers-one to get my makeup off and one to be gentle in the am. This one does both. I do not break out with my acne prone skin and my rosacea is not bothered either. I am 59. Do not get rid of this product!


Madison WI


Bring back Hydralight


Hydralight cleanser is better.




gave me painful zits & little bumps:~(


I've been using this cleanser for around almost a month now & at first I loved it!!! But now it is giving me painful pimples & bumps under my skin:~( as my skin is really sensitive to any kind of fragranced product. I'm really disappointed I was hoping this would work well:~(!!

jade liberty

Edmonton, AB


smells bad


The hydralight was so much better! I prefer a true gel with lather -- this is more like a milky gel with no lather, and it smells like wet dog. I will not repurchase.





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