CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin
Based on 82 reviews
This moisturiser is designed to provide refreshing hydration to lessen signs of ageing while calming the appearance of redness and sensitivity.

CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin

Based on 82 reviews
This moisturiser is designed to provide refreshing hydration to lessen signs of ageing while calming the appearance of redness and sensitivity.
  • Antioxidants calm the appearance of reddened skin
  • Helps retain moisture & smooth skin’s surface
  • Lightweight lotion formula
  • Use as the last step in your PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin
Skin Redness


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    60 ml
    A$38.01 A$26.61
Why is it different?
CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin’s soothing, lightweight formula instantly calms and hydrates sensitive, reddened skin so it can quickly look and feel younger and refreshed. Antioxidants and skin-replenishing ingredients work together to help oily skin look naturally normalised and healthy.
What does it do?
Provides soothing relief to oily, reddened skin. Its special blend of lightweight, non-greasy hydrators, gentle antioxidants, and skin-replenishing ingredients visibly improve skin’s texture, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Gentle enough even for skin prone to rosacea.
How to use
Ideal for softening and smoothing the face, neck and eye area. At night, use as the last step in your skincare routine. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater.
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Phytotherapy Research, August 2015, issue 8, pages 1117-1122

Inflammopharmacology, October 2011, issue 5, pages 245-254

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, December 2008, issue 4, pages 281-9

Phytotherapy Research, February 2014, issue 2, pages 159-166

Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-994

Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, article 827248

General Physiology and Biophysics, September 2013, issue 3, pages 347-359

Dermato-Endocrinology, July 2012, issue 3, pages 253-258

Cosmetics, 2015, issue 3, pages 259-276

Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Glycerin (skin replenishing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Bis-Phenylpropyl Dimethicone (hydration), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Allantoin (skin-soothing), Beta-Glucan (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (willow herb extract/skin-soothing), Phenyl Trimethicone (hydration), Dimethicone (hydration), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Arctium Majus Root Extract (burdock extract/skin-soothing), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea/skin-soothing/antioxidant), Laminaria Saccharina Extract (algae extract/hydration/skin-soothing), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (grape extract/antioxidant), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture-enhancing), Isohexadecane (texture-enhancing), Sodium Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 80 (texture-enhancing), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

The most beautiful moisturiser ever


Wow this moisturiser blew me away, such a lovely velvety texture. It is lightweight but I love that it still feels like it's nourishing my skin, unlike some other moisturisers for combination skin that seem to make my skin feel parched and wanting more.. This leaves my skin baby soft.. I can't thank you enough paula!




Awesome lightweight moisturizer for its intended skin type


This formula is similar to the Skin Balancing Moisture Gel though it omits the niacinamide and wheat germ oil of the aforementioned formula; in their place skin is treated to a bevy of all-star soothing agents including two forms of licorice extract plus allantoin, beta-glucan, willow herb, burdock root, green tea, algae, grape seed and pantheon—WOW! (Now if only this gel contained the sea whip and feverfew that are included in the CALM Redness Relief Repairing Serum and perhaps some aloe vera gel then it would be an absolute slam dunk) When time allows I apply a more generous amount of this as a soothing mask and let it rest on the face for 10-15 minutes before rubbing in the excess. If you have sensitive skin that seeks a lightweight soothing moisturizer then CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin is highly recommended!


Jersey Shore, USA


So great under makeup


I don't understand the negative reviews, but everyone's skin is different. I love the way this works under my foundation, I don't even need a primer. My skin feels and looks great when I use it. Thanks for this formulation.




Beautiful new product; stop complaining about Hydralight.


A couple years ago, when I first heard about PC, I sampled the Hydralight line, including the evening moisturizer. I recall it being basic, but quite decent for it's purpose. I wasn't blown away, but I liked it and totally understood why people with sensitive skin would enjoy it. Then a few months ago I sampled the Calm oily/combo line. I couldn't believe how fantastic this moisturizer was! The other components are really nice too (I quite like the serum), but this moisturizer is the standout performer of them all! It's really outstanding. A huge improvement, in my opinion, from Hydralight. My skin is fussy. I have mild to moderate acne, very irritated and hormonal (like yours truly). No cysts, but inflammation, white heads, etc. I have mild hyperpigmentation from old acne, as well as true blackheads and sebaceous filaments. My skin is kinda sometimes oily, but with rude little flaky dry patches around my nose and cheeks. The sides/temples of my face are incredibly irritable and are easily burned by skincare products. So to summarize, my skin a joyous pleasure to care for (intense sarcasm). PC has been a godsend. Not everything works for me, but non of it has hurt me, and some of it is truly Holy Grail level amazing. This moisturizer is the latter. It deserves more stars than it currently has. All the bitter Hydralight peeps came here to vent their (understandable) frustrations in hopes of getting their Holy Grail back, and in so doing have done this BEAUTIFUL product a disservice. Get samples, try it, ignore the ranty, it's-not-Hydralight reviews. You may love it as much as I do.

Little Ol' Me

Monroe, LA.


I like it better than Hydralight


Unlike most of these reviews, I actually like this better than the Hydralight SPF. I used to use hydralight a lot, even when it was the hand cream with spf - it was gentle, mineral (so doesn't bother my eyes), not greasy, and didn't break me out. This Calm SPF is a step up in my opinion. I find it much silkier and easier to spread, and it is slightly more moisturizing. My combination skin really likes it. It also just looks beautiful -- evens out the skin tone, reduces redness, and is not greasy. It even mattifies a bit. I just stocked up and plan to use this all summer. Maybe my skin isn't as oily as the others, so they prefer the less emollient feel of the Hydralight, but I choose this one.


Denver, CO


Excellent for combo skin, very soothing


First: I have never used the hydralight that people are asking for PC to bring back, so I cannot compare. I have been picking up only the samples of these so far. One packet lasts two applications for me. I am sold and will buy the full size with my next purchase. This moisturizer is perfect for my combination skin. It is very soothing and has just the right amount of moisture for me. It is not greasy at all and feels wonderful to put on. If I need a little more moisture on drier nights, I add a pump of PC's new Omega complex with this. Some days, if my skin is breaking out a lot, I like to cut back on the products I use at night to "give my skin a rest." This is perfect for those days: cleanser, toner, maybe a BHA, and finish with this. Everything feels soothed and happy. I'm falling in love with Paula's new Calm (Normal to Oily) line actually. Soothing, gentle, and effective.


Denver, CO


Great Lotion for oily skin


To me, this seems like a great replacement for the hydralight lotion. It is very light and non greasy. If you have oily skin I recommend it

Samantha the Beauty Expert

Jacksonville, FL


Very nice nighttime moisturizer


I use this at night. It hydrates nicely, doesn't irritate me at all. I mix the hylouronic acid booster with it and it absorbs pretty quickly and my skin feels like silk in the morning. I really like it. I do feel however, that it is a little too greasy feeling for me if i use it in the daytime, but my skin is extremely oily anyway .


Lansdowne. PA


leaves my skin really smooth


i really liked this stuff, and will go back to it in the summer (right now it is winter in chicago and this lotion is not made for that). it leaves my skin feeling super smooth, more so than any other lotion I have tried. did not irritate my sensitive breakout-prone combination skin w rosacea


Chicago, IL


< 3 at last.


It has been a long and arduous search for a moisturizer that doesn't break me out or make me glow like a moonbeam, and I am so happy to have finally found this! I live for the Calm BHA 1% lotion and this has been a perfect addition to that.


Dallas, Texas


CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin

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