CALM Redness Relief SPF 30 Mineral Moisturizer for Normal to Dry Skin
Based on 90 reviews

A mineral-based sunscreen that replenishes dry, sensitive skin with smoothing hydration while protecting it against damaging UVA/UVB rays.

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CALM Redness Relief SPF 30 Mineral Moisturizer for Normal to Dry Skin

Based on 90 reviews

A mineral-based sunscreen that replenishes dry, sensitive skin with smoothing hydration while protecting it against damaging UVA/UVB rays.

  • Diminishes the appearance of redness
  • Helps keep skin looking younger, longer
  • Creamy lotion texture
  • Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin
Skin Redness
    2 oz
Why is it different?

CALM Redness Relief SPF 30 Mineral Moisturizer Normal to Dry Skin combines the gentlest mineral-based sunscreen ingredients in a creamy advanced formula. You will have beautiful hydrated skin with the improved appearance of fine lines, dullness, and uneven skin tone. Sensitive skin will be comforted and cushioned with soothing emollients and a skin-enriching texture.

What does it do?
A redness-minimizing mix of soothing plant extracts, antioxidants, and peptides work to calm sensitive skin so it looks visibly younger and feels healthier. With daily use, skin will become less prone to temporary redness and visible signs of sensitivity, and, most important, may help to lower the risk of premature skin aging. The pure mineral zinc oxide sunscreen decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun if used as directed with other sun protection measures. Gentle enough even for skin prone to rosacea.
How to use

Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. If you don’t apply liberally, you will need to reapply every two hours after your skin is exposed to direct sunlight. If you plan to swim or perspire you must apply a water-resistant sunscreen.

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Product Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 3.85%, Zinc Oxide 3.12%.
Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (texture-enhancing/emollient), Isononyl Isononanoate (texture-enhancing/emollient), Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil (apricot oil/non-fragrant plant oil/emollient), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Glyceryl Stearate (emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (texture-enhancing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient), Dimethicone (hydration), Glycine Soja Sterols (soybean/emollient), VP/Eicosene Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Avena Sativa Kernel Extract (oat extract/skin-soothing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin replenishing), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant), Ubiquinone (antioxidant), Ceramide NG (hydration/skin replenishing), Methicone (hydration), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (texture-enhancing), PEG-10 Dimethicone (texture-enhancing), Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract (cucumber extract/skin-soothing), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient), Tribehenin (emollient), PEG-10 Phytosterol (texture-enhancing/emollient), Sorbitan Stearate (texture-enhancing), Polyhydroxystearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Alumina (stabilizer), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer), Aluminum Stearate (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Finally found it!


I've finally found a moisturizer with sunscreen that I can stand to wear every day! It soaks into my skin and doesn't have that sunscreen feel or smell. It's also very moisturizing and keeps my flakiness at bay. I hope they never discontinue this moisturizer. It's turned me into a faithful sunscreen wearer. My dermatologist has never been prouder of me.






I love this product! I've been using it for about 6 weeks and it's wonderful. I use it as a moisturizer and SPF in one so it saves a step. It blends in nicely and doesn't leave a white cast (I am very fair complected though). Makeup applies beautiful over it. I will definitely repurchase. For reference: I have dry, sensitive/rosecea skin. I live in a cold and dry climate.




Great Sunscreen


I like this sunscreen better than the sensitive skin/redness relief sunscreen. It goes on transparent and doesnt leave a heavier feeling or white tint to you skin.

Minnesota Nice

Shakopee, MN


I will never stop buying this sunscreen


I got introduced to this product and the Calm line through the skincare/beauty guru Liah Yoo and make-up artist Wayne Goss. I immediately order a bunch of the Calm line samples. My skin got so sensitized due to the past usage of essential oil (tea tree oil) and a highly potent niacinamide serum (10% niacinamide from The Ordinary.) After that I did a lot of research and found Paula's Choice. I watched videos and read about Paula Begoun and her brand. I was impressed by her knowledge of skincare. Back to the product, I LOVE this sunscreen. My journey to find the right sunscreen isn't that difficult though cause I found this and it is so so soothing on my skin. I have the most sensitive skin which will turn red or have itchy red bumps if I use something sensitizing. This actually makes me want to apply sunscreen every single day which is so important because many mineral sunscreen has such a pasty texture which discourages you from wearing sunscreen daily. I also tried the Resist daily wrinkle defense and Elta MD UV Physical but those were too drying on my skin. This is perfect for my skin. It calms down my redness and gives me suppleness, not greasy at all. I think you would love this if you have the same skin type as me which is sensitive combination skin more on the dry side especially during winter time. I can't rave enough about this sunscreen: soothing plant extracts, antioxidants, mineral protection, no white cast, soft lotion texture, doesn't clog pores,etc. My skin literally drink this stuff and the cucumber scent is so light and refreshing I feel like I just put on a cucumber face mask. I have been using this with the entire Calm line for a month. I was planning to wait another month to write a review but it's just so good I couldn't wait until then. Thank you Paula's Choice for creating the Calm line. I feel like it's just perfect for me. Please don't ever discontinue this and the Calm line!!

Kimmie Nguyen

Fullerton, CA


My Favorite PC SPF Moisturizer


I've used both the (old) Resist SPF 50 moisturizer & the Skin Recovery SPF 30 moisturizer & wasn't crazy about either because they felt too sticky. I decided to give this one a try and ❤️ it! It feels more like a "normal" moisturizer than a sunscreen and wears beautifully under my make-up! I have finally found my daily moisturizer. I have dry skin, not normal to dry...DRY! This provides lovely hydration without a heavy, greasy feel, even after applying my C15 super booster & Resist serum underneath it. Please don't discontinue this one! Aloha!!


Haleiwa, HI


Beautiful Product


I've used this daily since the discontinuation of my favorite Resist daily moisturizer. It's moisture rich (not all of us want a "light" moisturizer!), refreshing (with lovely, light almost cucumber-like fragrance...), and to my delight, a physical sunblock. I highly recommend.


Chicago, IL


Very impressed! Perfect moisturizing mineral sunscreen


I love the protection that mineral sunscreens provide but most give me acne or leave a white cast, I'm really excited to finally have one that does not. Overall this is a perfect sunscreen for me. I've tried A LOT of sunscreens and this is the only one that checks every box. I have pale skin but as far as I can tell there is absolutely no white cast. It is moisturizing enough that I can use this alone as my AM moisturizer. For reference, I am oily and acne-prone. I chose the normal-dry version because I wanted something that I could also use as a moisturizer and I find this works well without making me too oily. It dries down with a minimal dewy finish, something that I personally love! I appreciate that this contains oat and cucumber extracts. My skin does very well with these soothing ingredients, especially when I am trying to heal acne. There is also no pilling with makeup or other products. I have not noticed a difference in redness but I find this to be a good option for people with sensitive skin and could prevent issues that lead to redness.


Atlanta, GA


I will buy this forever


This is the only sunscreen I've found that's mineral based, doesn't smell bad, and doesn't dry out my skin. Absolute life saver for normal to dry skin in a dry climate! Moisturizing but not heavy or greasy. I pay a fortune after the exchange rate and shipping to Canada but it's worth it, and will continue to buy it.


Edmonton Alberta Canada


On my third tube


This is pretty much the only sunscreen I can use daily on my face. Chemical sunscreens irritate my sensitive skin and other mineral sunscreens can either be greasy or drying in addition to wearing terrible under makeup. I've used the PC Skin Recovery SPF moisturizer and I prefer this one because it seems to absorb quicker and not cause my makeup to go sliding off my face. I wear this over a serum and/or another moisturizer, and under makeup and it works great. No irritation and it appears to be an affective SPF for me.


Southern California


The best sunscreen I ever had!


I am allergic to so many products out there even if they said for "sensitive skins", I had such a hard time finding a sunscreen I could use. This is the only one I ever found that I can use everyday and don't have reactions to.


Boston Ma



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