CALM Redness Relief 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
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CALM Redness Relief 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
A completely gentle, non-abrasive, leave-on exfoliant that sheds built-up layers of dead skin to reveal the hidden radiant skin beneath. Perfect for someone with sensitive skin who wants to visibly diminish pore size and the appearance of wrinkles and ease redness.

CALM Redness Relief 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant

Based on 19 reviews

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A completely gentle, non-abrasive, leave-on exfoliant that sheds built-up layers of dead skin to reveal the hidden radiant skin beneath. Perfect for someone with sensitive skin who wants to visibly diminish pore size and the appearance of wrinkles and ease redness.
  • Salicylic acid (BHA) provides gentle exfoliation
  • Reveals glowing, hydrated skin
  • Lightweight lotion is perfect for sensitive skin
  • Use twice daily after cleansing & toning skin
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Concerns:
Redness, Rosacea, Extra Sensitive Skin, Blackheads

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Why is it different?

CALM Redness Relief 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant is a leave-on, sheer lightweight lotion with a texture that works to soothe redness and smooth away dry skin with skin-plumping hydration. It also diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and lessens the size of pores.

This exfoliant has an optimal pH range of 3.2–3.8

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What does it do?
Gently exfoliates skin’s surface as well as inside the pores to enhance skin renewal, while hydrating and soothing ingredients promote visibly calm, even-toned skin. Skin-soothing plant extracts ease extra-sensitive, red skin for a more unified, healthier-looking appearance. Helps unclog and refine the look of enlarged pores and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles. Gentle enough even for those with skin prone to rosacea.
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How to use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning over the entire face, including the eye (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater.
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Research

Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, September 2016, issue 9, pages 1480-1490

General Physiology and Biophysics, September 2013, issue 3, pages 347-59

Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, volume 2013, article 827248

Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2015, volume 8, pages 455-461

Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-94

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Cetyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (stabiliser), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea extract/skin-soothing/antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (willow herb extract/skin-soothing), Beta-Glucan (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Dimethicone (hydration), Glycerin (skin replenishing), Lauric Acid (skin replenishing), Sorbitan Stearate (texture-enhancing), PEG-40 Stearate (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Hexylene Glycol (hydration), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Disodium EDTA (stabiliser), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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Paula's Choice SkincareCalm 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 100 ml
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Non-greasy (15)
  • Softens skin (14)
  • Soothes skin (12)
  • Moisturises (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (16)
  • Sensitive skin (14)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (9)
  • Uneven skin tone (8)
  • Enlarged pores (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (11), Minimalist (7)

Reviewed by 19 customers

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3.0

Good initial result

By Cat

from Nz

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Calm 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 100 ml:

    Use it daily with Paula's choice cleanser, timer and moisturiser. In the beginning it reduced acne breakouts and frequency of blocked pores/blackheads. However I find it now has minimal affect on the blackheads/blocked pores which stay for several weeks.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Great delivery service as always.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buy buy buy!

    By IKnowBeauty

    from Brisbane, QLD

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Moisturises
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Calm 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 100 ml:

      Loved this. After running out of 2% BHA gel and having so much going on in my life, I hadn't reordered BHA in a while. I was worried that my skin might get a bit red and irritated going straight back again to the 2%, so I ordered the 1% and my skin loved it. It cleared up my skin, gave me a glow and moisturized my skin. My bottle is almost empty and I will be ordering the 2% BHA gel this week. Great if you haven't exfoliated in a while or new to it.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Great.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Made my skin flare up

      By Judy

      from Sydney

      About Me Minimalist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        Comments about Calm 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 100 ml:

        I purchased samples of the whole Calm range and my skin flared up and burned as soon as I applied this exfoliant.

        Service and delivery comments:

        delivery was very fast

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Kellz

        from Sydney, Au

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Calm 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 100 ml:

          I love this exfoliant! I started off using it twice a day but my skin wasn't toleranting it so I contacted PC team for advice and reduced to once a day or even every second day. Using for 5 months, I can't imagine my life without it and it has definitely made a big difference. My skin is a lot smoother and even out my skin tone, less dry patches since my skin combination oily t zone and some dry patches around the cheek and nose. I guess bha is for long term use, results will come eventually, I nearly give up because it causes some irritations at the beginning. One bottle lasts me till now :)! Highly recommended.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Accutane and sensitive skin

          By Byron

          from Brisbane

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Redness/ Blotchiness
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Calm 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 100 ml:

            This product is amazing. I am saying this after coming off accutane only three weeks ago. It doesn't Irritate my skin at all, it doesn't cause redness and it doesn't sting! It's actually kind of a life saver. It gently reduces redness of any previous marks on my face and seems to prevent any further breakouts. I cannot wait to trial the other PC products and review them as well.
            Note: I only use this product once a day at night after shower and apply moisturiser on after.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing!

            By Belle

            from Brisbane, AU

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturises
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Redness/ Blotchiness
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about Calm 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 100 ml:

              Amazing!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Really Gentle!

              By Sinead

              from NZ

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Calm 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 100 ml:

                I really like this lotion exfoliant! It's really gentle on my normal-dry, sensitive skin and does a good job of minimising my pores. I alternate using this with my 2% liquid BHA (as when I use that alone, it dries my skin out too much.)

                This combo works brilliantly for me :)

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Extremely drying

                By Steph

                from Victoria

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                • Dehydrating
                • Drying
                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Calm 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 100 ml:

                  This product is definitely not for all skin types. My skin is so dried out it's flaking and the driest I've ever seen it. Nothing seems to be helping the dryness at the moment either, I'm embarrassed to go out because of the cracked mess all over my face. Is this really meant to be soothing? Exfoliating?

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Loveeee this

                  By L

                  from Melbourne, AU

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores
                    • Redness/ Blotchiness
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Calm 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 100 ml:

                    I use it morning and night (2 small pumps) after very lightly exfoliating with warm water and a konjac sponge, to get rid of the skin the BHA exfoliated off the last time I used it if that makes sense. Then I put this on, let it dry for a few mins and then follow with jojoba oil to balance out any dryness. It's helped so much my skin is so smooth and my cystic acne/milia??? chronic bumps on my chin have finally gone away.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Just Amazing!

                    By Ingrid

                    from Melbourne, Au

                    About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Moisturises
                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Smells Great
                    • Softens Skin
                    • Soothes Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Enlarged Pores
                      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                      • Redness/ Blotchiness
                      • Sensitive Skin
                      • Uneven Skin Tone

                      Comments about Calm 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant - 100 ml:

                      At first, I ordered the 2% BHA but even though I could already see results after one day, my skin was very dry from using it. I contacted Paula's Choice and they let me exchange this product for the 1% Calm BHA lotion, and it is AMAZING. My skin feels so smooth and soft and the redness around the pimples disappear during the night! I haven't dared to not wear makeup in a year, but the last weeks I've walked in public several times without makeup! My skin is less red, the skintone is even and it's hydrated. Usually my skin feels really tight after I shower, but not anymore.

                      I use it together with 10% Niacinamide Booster, Resist ultra light serim, Resist Barrier repair moisturizer and im absolutely inlove with all of the products!

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