CALM Redness Relief SPF 15 Mineral Moisturizer for Normal to Dry Skin
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CALM Redness Relief SPF 15 Mineral Moisturizer for Normal to Dry Skin
A mineral-based sunscreen that replenishes dry, sensitive skin with smoothing hydration while protecting it against damage from the sun.

CALM Redness Relief SPF 15 Mineral Moisturizer for Normal to Dry Skin

Based on 93 reviews

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A mineral-based sunscreen that replenishes dry, sensitive skin with smoothing hydration while protecting it against damage from the sun.
  • 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:
Extra Sensitive Skin, Dry/Very Dry Skin
Concerns:
Redness, Rosacea

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Why is it different?
CALM Redness Relief SPF 15 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.
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What does it do?
A redness-minimising 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 ageing. The SPF 15 decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin ageing caused by the sun if used as directed with other sun protection measures. Gentle enough even for skin prone to rosacea.
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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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Research

Future Oncology, December 2008, pages 841–856

Clinics in Dermatology, November-December 2008, pages 614–626

Skin Therapy Letter, September 2008, pages 5–9

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, July 2008, pages S7–S12

Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2008, pages 136–149

Pharmazie, January 2008, pages 58–60

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, March-April 2007, pages 80–85

Journal of Pathology, January 2007, 241–251

Journal of Dermatological Science, September 2006, pages 159–169

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, June 2005, pages 215–223

Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, July 2004, pages 131–139

International Journal of Dermatology, July 2003, page 505

Journal of Investigative Dermatology, January 2002, pages 117–125

Clinical Experimental Dermatology, October 2001, pages 573–577

Ingredients
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 (stabiliser), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer), Aluminum Stearate (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Disodium EDTA (stabiliser), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Just right

5

This is now my new favourite sunscreen. I was using the Skin Recovery one which is amazing, but I decided to try the Redness Relief Sunscreen and I'm glad I did. It spreads across the face beautifully and has the perfect creamy texture that just glides over the skin. It that isn't thick and waxy, nor is it too thin. It's just right and keeps the skin moisturised, hydrated and plump. I can put this over my eczema and break out prone areas with no problems or irritation. It makes my skin look so radiant and hydrated throughout the day, I can just go foundation free.

Nguyen

Sydney

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My favourite Paula's Choice sunscreen moisturiser

5

I have used several PC facial sunscreens and this one has been my absolute favourite. Even though it's only SPF15, I find the sun protection very good and much better than the others. This product has a nice texture too. Will definitely purchase again.

Natalie

Mid North Coast, NSW

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The best sunscreen I ever had!

5

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.

Chi

Boston Ma

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Best Mineral Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

5

Best mineral sunscreen that I have ever used. My skin is fair and cool-toned with redness in areas - when I remove the sunscreen and makeup at night, the redness is gone,and my skin appears smoother with smaller pores. This is finely milled, so it does not appear pasty or settle into lines after application. Makeup goes on over it smoothly. Best of all, it does not migrate to my eyes, and I no longer have irritation and tearing, so my eye makeup stays intact! Has a mild fresh cucumber scent. Will definitely repurchase, and also check out the moisturizer in this line.

Bellaby

Vancouver, BC. Canada

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What a gem! :)

5

I've tried my fair share of PC's sunscreens from different lines (RESIST Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30, RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 15, HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 15, EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 15) some are good, others more on the average side. However, this CALM SPF 15 Moisturizer has happily taken the lead and overthrown my long standing favorite the RESIST Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30. A bit surprising considering my skin type tends to be oily. Although the SPF rating is lower, I just love the consistency of this sunscreen. It's so smooth and buttery, it glides effortlessly when applied and leaves my skin hydrated and balanced, not sticky or greasy at all. This newest find has earned holy grail status on my book!

Cynthia M.

Sydney, Australia

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Best spf cream I have found

5

As someone with dry sensitive skin it has been a real pain trying to find a moisturizer with SPF that works with my skin. I found this cream was super moisturizing, didn't irritate my skin and actually works wonders under makeup. I used to have to moisturize and use primer under makeup but I find this moisturizer makes a great base for my makeup!

Annie

Canada

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holy grail formula!

5

I have tested countless formulas from PC and others and this one hits the spot. It's not irritating like a chemical sunscreen, yet it's not chalky like many other mineral sunscreens. It's anti-inflammatory ingredients have a noticeable effect on my skin. Not only does this stuff feel soothing and look smooth and glowy, it actually reduces redness from post-acne marks and active acne. My skin is usually thirsty for moisture because I use retin-a and benzoyl peroxide, and this satisfies dryness without looking oily. I wouldn't recommend this formula for anyone with oily skin--I'd try the one for combo/oily skin instead, because this might be too dewy. But for me, it's perfect!

J

California

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I love this sunscreen!

5

I can't believe this doesn't get a higher rating. I only use mineral sunscreens on my face and I've tried many. This is my favorite! No white cast and it adds some glow. I used to use the Resist sunscreen for dry skin and that was a little too moisturizing for me, it was suggested to use this and it's just right. Some reviewers don't like the smell, but I don't notice it. I guess that's why there are so many different products because what's right for one is not necessarily right for another! HG for me!

ReBec

Birch bay, WA

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I like this, especially the slightly green tint.

5

No bad smell, and believe I smell all.

fsherry

berkeley ca

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My new daily moisturizer...

5

I have been using this since the Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 was discontinued a few months ago, and have fallen in love with it. While it's not quite as moisturizing as the former, it's surprisingly moisture-rich (not all of us like a "light," oil free lotion- even in summer months!!), and spreads beautifully. It has a lovely fresh fragrance, without being overpowering, and so far, I'm incredibly pleased with it. I will definitely continue to purchase- at least until the revamped Resist is introduced!

JBM

Chicago, IL

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