CALM Redness Relief Repairing Serum
Based on 116 reviews


CALM Redness Relief Repairing Serum
This antioxidant-enriched, silky-soft serum soothes and calms the appearance of redness with a lightweight yet hydrating anti-aging formula.

CALM Redness Relief Repairing Serum

Based on 116 reviews


This antioxidant-enriched, silky-soft serum soothes and calms the appearance of redness with a lightweight yet hydrating anti-aging formula.
  • Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrating complex moisturizes and eases redness
  • Lightweight but concentrated anti-aging formulation
  • Use twice daily after cleansing, toning & exfoliating

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Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Redness, Extra Sensitive Skin, Wrinkles

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Why is it different?

CALM Redness Relief Repairing Serum blends skin-replenishing and potent anti-aging ingredients along with antioxidant-enriched plant extracts that research has shown to be among the most soothing for temperamental skin. It leaves skin superbly soft, hydrated, and calmed, allowing skin to renew and rejuvenate.

What does it do?
Immediately soothes sensitive skin and calms redness with gentle but potent antioxidant plant extracts, skin-replenishing ingredients, and the most effective combination of hydrating and skin-calming essentials. Nourishing for all skin types and gentle enough even for skin prone to rosacea.
How to use

Smooth a few drops onto face, neck and eye area before moisturizing (or use alone). For optimal results, use AM and PM. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

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Product Ingredients

Water, Glycerin (skin replenishing), Hyaluronic Acid (hydration/skin replenishing), Beta-Glucan (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Sea Whip Extract (skin-soothing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide NP (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide AP (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide EOP (hydration/skin replenishing), Cholesterol (skin replenishing), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (willow herb/skin-soothing), Phytosphingosine (skin-renewing), Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids (skin replenishing), Chrysanthemum Parthenium Flower Extract (feverfew extracts/antioxidant/skin-soothing), Glycine Soja Seed Extract (soybean extract/skin-soothing), Ubiquinone (antioxidant), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (texture-enhancing), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin replenishing/emollient), Magnesium Aspartate (emollient), Potassium Aspartate (emollient), Sarcosine (emollient), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), PEG/PPG-14/4 Dimethicone (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Zero Effect


Paula's Choice recommended this product to me in a FB live chat. I asked about an antioxidant serum for sensitive skin with rosacea. I used this morning and night, but saw no change in my skin, at all. Usually antioxidants brighten my skin somewhat, and I thought this would also soothe redness, but it did neither. I am very disappointed and wouldn't buy this again.


Houston, TX


Love it, works great with my sensitive, oily skin


I use this at night, after using the BHA liquid, and follow it with a moisturizer. Its very light, absorbs quickly, very soothing. When my skin is irritated, this calms it down. If I'm using harsh products or overusing something, this increases tolerance. My problem is, Why isn't this incorporated into the calm moisturizers? The Calm moisturizer for oily skin needs a boost, and the ingredients in this serum ARE that boost. It should be one product. And I don't see WHY this new and improved moisturizer can't be $29-$35. It's a fair price. Paula's Choice in my mind is a brand with products that work at fair prices, which is why I think those two products should be combined, and that price range kept. If not the prices should be reduced. Just my two cents.


Puerto Rico


Can't find a better product for skin barrier repair


Having ultra dry, sensitive, and acne prone skin I thought I was skin care conscious and doing everything I could to treat my conditions. What I've now learned is that all three of my conditions are likely attributed to a poor skin barrier. I believe this product is the best product Paula has to offer for sensitive skin with a weakened barrier. The blend of ceramides, antioxidants, and skin soothers can't be beat. Other products to consider would be the Moisture Renewal Oil Booster. It contains oils needed to replensh the skin barrier and an extra boost of those much needed ceramides. The Omega Complex Serum is another option if you do not have ance prone skin. If budget is a concern, try an oil (cold pressed and organic) high in linoleic acid like sunflower, safflower or grapeseed oil. Along with this serum, oils will help strengthen your skin barrier. I do not like the Resist Barrier Repair moisturizer due to the (very small) amount of retinol which is an irritant. This serum is watery, light, and spreads easily. I'm having trouble with absorption and pilling but my experience is the exception, not the rule. I believe its because I use the 2% BHA Lotion and might need something thinner and less emoillent for proper serum absorption. This product is unique. The only two other products on the market that I can find that do a similar job are the Cerave Gel Oil for ceramides and hydration and the First Aid Beauty Hydrating Serum for hydration, soothing and antioxidants. They cost about $17 and $25 bucks, while this product has all those components and only a single price and application. All around, a fantastic product for sensitive and dry skin that I'm sure will only compound its benefits with long term use.


Ventura, CA


Not Moisturizing


I was looking for a good day-time serum to use. I expect my serum to provide some moisture, but this serum has the opposite effect. I found it quite drying to my skin. Perhaps this would be a nice serum for hot, sweaty summer months, but it is doing nothing for me in the fall and winter. This is the first product from Paula's choice that I have disliked.


Utica, NY


Purchasing the full size now


I have super sensitive skin that often gets irritated from my prescription retin-A which triggers these tiny bumps and redness. I used a sample of this serum last night after noticing that my face was especially irritated and when I woke up this morning the redness was gone and my skin looks amazing. Ordering the full size now!!


Raleigh NC

This formula is genius! Pls don't ever discontinue!


I love that this isn't loaded with dimethicone. So much better than DE gel moisturizer, imo.




No dramatic transformation, but does what it's supposed to


This is not a high-powered serum that is going to give you dramatic changes to your skin. It works slowly and subtly. However, as someone who already uses multiple prescription-strength products for acne, this has done wonders for keeping my skin soothed and moisturized. It is also very gentle.


New York, NY


Wonderful product for sensitive skin


Beautiful product feels lovely and is perfect for extra sensitive skin. I also have oily skin so love the lightweight texture.

Sensitive Susan



Shut up and take my money.


Paula's best daily serum for oily/combo, red, fussy skin. Beautiful formula! You need to use up a bottle+ to see nice results. Even if you think you don't see a difference, once you stop using it for a little while you'll very likely notice an unpleasant change and miss it. Because it works so gradually and depends on consistency, it's easy to not notice the change it produces. This is a slow and steady winner, not an overnight wonder potion. After a week of daily use I saw reduced redness. Things got softer, calmer, brighter and better from there. After a whole bottle I ran out, and holy bananas, my skin was not amused. I only use this once per day, two quick pumps, after toner and before my sunscreen. I love it! I have rude, dry here, oily there skin, with mild-to-almost-moderate acne, redness, mild hyperpigmentation, blackheads, sebaceous filaments, and patchy sensitivity. I really don't like the Skin Balancing serum, and the Resist oily/combo serum is a touch too heavy for me (although a really nice product). This serum is perfect for my skin. It does not break me out and is extremely calming to whatever crazy my skin is showing at the time of application. Love it, love it, love it!

Little Ol' Me

Monroe, LA


Solid product for light to medium redness


I am mid 30's, with all over light to medium redness, and minor rosacea without pimples on my nose. I have true combo skin (oily t-zone & dry tight cheeks) I use this morning and night. In the am, it is the first thing on my face (one pump), I let it sink in while doing my hair, and follow it up with a hydrating serum where needed, moisturizer and sunscreen. If you have dry skin, you will want to layer a hydrating serum over this; this has not replaced any serums in my routine, it is very watery and not moisturizing. At night I use this to 'sandwich' my retinol - a full pump on first, my retinol after, them a second full pump of this serum over (then moisturizer and face oil). This does not eliminate redness, but does reduce it- about 30 minutes after my face routine is done I notice a reduction in redness of about 25% after my morning routine. I notice a significant reduction in redness when I wake up in the morning - as much as 50%. My reduction to 4 stars is solely based on the size and price. You don't want to use this sparingly, and it won't replace the need for a moisturizing serum unless you have extremely oily skin. For the price, I believe it should be an ounce and a half. I generally find Paula's skincare to be competitively priced, and this is the first time I have strongly felt that pricing was off.

Cold Hands, Warm Heart




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