My favourite of all Paula's moisturisers
Indian Journal of Dermatology, March-April 2012, issue 2, pages 142-145
Indian Journal of Dermatology, May-June 2016, issue 1—3, pages 279-287
International Journal of Cosmetic Science, February 2000, issue 1, pages 21-52
International Journal of Toxicology, 2001, issue supplemental 1, pages S21-45
Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, March 1992, issue 3, part 2, pages 387-396
Dermato-Endocrinology, July 2012, issue 3, pages 253-258
Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, issue 5, pages 314-321
Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (jojoba oil/non-fragrant emollient plant oil), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Petrolatum (emollient), Cetearyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Tridecyl Trimellitate (texture-enhancing), Phenyl Trimethicone (hydration), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide NP (hydration/skin replenishing), Cholesterol (skin replenishing), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Squalane (emollient), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Dimethicone (hydration), Polysorbate 60 (texture-enhancing), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein (hydration), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (emollient/hydration), Avena Sativa Kernel Extract (oat extract/skin-soothing), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin replenishing), Whey Protein (hydration), Tridecyl Stearate (texture-enhancing), Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate (texture-enhancing), Myristyl Myristate (texture-enhancing), Linoleic Acid (skin replenishing), Linolenic Acid (skin replenishing), Decarboxy Carnosine HCI (skin-renewing), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing/hydration), Cetearyl Glucoside (texture-enhancing), Cetyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax (texture-enhancing), Aminomethyl Propanol (pH-adjustor), Disodium EDTA (stabiliser), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Benzoic Acid (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative), Sorbic Acid (preservative).
Ratings & Reviews
My favourite of all Paula's moisturisers
I love Calm Redness Relief Moisturizer for normal to dry skin. I have normal to slightly dry (mostly in winter) skin with mild rosacea and it's the absolute best moisturizer for me. I've been using it daily for 2 months now and it moisturizes really well without making my skin greasy. It makes my skin even-toned and luminous. It absorbs well even on the hottest summer days. A little of it goes a long way. I use it both morning and night and my skin has been transformed. I highly recommend it. I tried other moisturizers without SPF from PC and I like this one the most.
I have dry & sensitive skin. I use this when my skin is ultra sensitive - it never irritates. It is not thick & gluggy like most products for dry skin, yet it manages to moisturise quite nicely.
I love this. I have used it for an entire year now and have no plans to switch to anything else. It is all physical yet not drying like other similar products. It works perfectly under my makeup and keeps me sunburn and suntan free. It also doesn't irritate my extremely sensitive eyes. I haven't had any acne or irritation either. I have no complaints. :)
I like the wonderful properties of this product and the simplicity of use for daytime protection.
I've been using this for a few weeks. I really love the way it performs. It's a somewhat thicker yet spreadable cream lotion, that is very very moisture rich yet not heavy. If you have a normal skin type or dry skin type, this moisturizer should sink in beautifully. May not be ideal for oiler skin, although you could use on cheeks and skip the nose. When I use this moisturizer I notice that my skins redness actually is diminished, and I didn't really expect that. I want to try the rest of PC moisturizers but I highly recommend this one and will most likely repurchase in the future.
I have very sensitive, reactive skin and fortunately for me, this cream lives up to its claims! I purchased this cream several months ago and set it aside unopened because at the time I was using other PC moisturizers that I loved. Recently, I developed unusual sensitivity and irritation after a photo facial so I decided to incorporate this little gem into to my skincare regimen. It delivered immediately. It soothed my skin and provided the much needed moisture and ingredients to repair my skin barrier. I applied it both morning and night and after only 2 days the irritation and redness began to clear. I discovered it's also a terrific eye and neck cream. It also works beautifully with the PC Niacinamide and Retinol Boosters. So it has become a regular part of my routine now, usually at night over my PC Retinol Clinical Serum. For reference, I also use PC Clinical Ultra Rich Moisturizer and the Resist Intensive Repair Cream, alternating according to my skin's requirements. I've been using PC skincare for two decades and I wouldn't consider using anything else. I'm so pleased and grateful for the wonderful results. I get a lot of compliments on my skin & I'm often asked about my skincare. I'm always pleased to share my PC routine!
Former Moisture Boost user, switched to this when they made the transition. Had absolutely no problems (I have sensitive, acne-prone, dry skin) and somehow it feels even creamier than the Moisture Boost. Very happy with the new formula.
New York, NY
I use this moisturizer every evening after cleansing, toning, applying 2% BHA liquid and Resist Retinol Serum. This product moisturizes my face and helps tone down any redness on my pale sensitive skin that the other products can sometimes cause. It absorbs great after a few minutes but continues to moisturize my skin throughout the night. I wake up to smooth, plump, "red-free" skin each morning. It absolutely helps keep wrinkles at bay. A great find!
High Point, NC
I've been using this for several months now and really like it. It is moisturising for my combination skin, absorbs quickly and is soothing on my sensitive skin. I'm prone to breakouts and this doesn't break me out. I think people with combination to slightly dry skin will love this. I used to use the moisture boost moisturizer, I think they are very similar, from memory the moisture boost is more silicone feeling and this one is creamier.