CALM Redness Relief SPF 15 Mineral Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin
Based on 73 reviews
A lightweight mineral-based sunscreen that calms and soothes sensitive skin while protecting it against damaging UVA/UVB rays.

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

Based on 73 reviews
A lightweight mineral-based sunscreen that calms and soothes sensitive skin while protecting it against damaging UVA/UVB rays.
  • Diminishes the appearance of redness
  • Helps keep skin looking younger, longer
  • Non-greasy lotion leaves a soft matte finish
  • Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin
Skin Redness
Why is it different?
CALM Redness Relief SPF 15 Mineral Moisturizer Normal to Oily Skin pampers sensitive, reddened skin with its gentle, broad-spectrum mineral-based sun protection and soothing antioxidants, all in an ultra-light silky lotion that leaves a soft matte finish.
What does it do?
Moisturises while providing soothing skin relief and preventing the appearance of premature ageing from sun damage. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and even suitable 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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Dermatology Research and Practice, July 2014, pages 1–11

Journal of Cosmetic Science, July-August 2011, pages 361–370

Experimental Dermatology, June 2011, pages 477–482

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, March 2011, pages 178–187

Journal of Investigative Dermatology, August 2009, pages 56–59

British Journal of Dermatology, July 2008, pages 23–34

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, May 2008, pages S139–S148

Acta-Dermatovenereologica Croatia, Volume 15, Issue 2, 2007, pages 92-95; and Volume 11, Issue 3, 2003, pages 158–162

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, September 2007, pages 1–4

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, Volume 3, Issue 6, 2002, pages 427–433

Product Ingredients

Active Ingredients:Titanium Dioxide 2.32%, Zinc Oxide 6% (sunscreens);
Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (emollient), Cyclomethicone (hydration), Dimethicone (hydration), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Caprylyl Methicone (hydration), Glyceryl Stearate (emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 80 (texture-enhancing), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Isohexadecane (texture-enhancing), Cetyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), Polyglyceryl-6 Isostearate (texture-enhancing), Propylene Glycol (hydration), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract (skin-soothing), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea extract/skin-soothing), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Alumina (stabilizer), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration/skin-soothing), Glycerin (hydration), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Algae Extract (skin replenishing), Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Diethylhexyl Carbonate (stabilizer), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews



It's hard to find a sunscreen without chemical sunscreens, and when you do the product is heavy, greasy, and won't blend, but not with this one! Because of the great formula you can put on the appropriate amount of sunscreen (1/4 - 1/2 tsp) without any issues!






Beautifully formulated product, this has become by far my favorite moisturizer with SPF for oily skin from the PC's range after trying several other options such as: RESIST Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30, RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 15, HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 15 (my partner's ride or die), EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 15, etc. It's simple, lightweight, non-greasy, super gentle, replenishing and just feels great overall! Provides my skin with enough moisture without the dreaded extra greasiness some other products can have. Might give a mild white cast at first, but nothing some blending can't take care of. Absolutely recommended, if you've been eyeing it give this one a chance... most likely you'll be pleasantly surprised! :)

Cynthia M.

Sydney, AU


Great product


I use this during the summer and the normal-dry version in the winter. I'm very happy with both formulations, no irritation and goes on well over serums. HAven't noticed any white cast, though I have pale skin. I sometimes use a Revlon cream-to-powder foundation over the top and although I have to be careful not to fuss with it too much or it streaks I think that is the fault of the foundation and not this product.




I'm picky and I recommend for sensitive skin


I don't have red skin or rosacea, but I do have very sensitive skin, including facial eczema in response to some make-up and eye creams. I've been using the product almost daily for three weeks. This is the ONLY sunscreen, mineral or chemical, that I've used that hasn't given me those irritation bumps around my chin and under my nose or caused breakouts. I have tried cetaphil, cerave, vanicream, almay, neutrogena, laroche-posay, and arcona to name a few. I use it as a sunscreen over my moisturizer. The initial application feels silky and moisturizing. As the day goes on I can see how some might find it slightly drying, but with my underlying moisturizer I don't have a problem with that - it does say normal-to-oily on the bottle. When I'm out I am going to try the normal-to-dry version. I am white, with olive undertones and I don't find this gives me a ghostly cast like other mineral sunscreens. I'm super picky and I highly recommend you try if you have sensitive skin.


Oakland, California

Best spf moisturizer I've ever tried


I have combination skin and this product dies not feel too drying or too moisturizing, it's just perfect for me ! I never thought I'd find an spf that I would actually enjoy applying !




New formulation = Amazing!


I have been using this moisturizer for approximately 6 months and agreed with past reviews that while this didn't cause a break-out, it did go on quite greasy and took a while to absorb into the skin. I believe PC released a new formulation, as my most recent order which arrived a few days ago (8/2) goes on much more matte, has a slightly different scent (i think they eliminated cucumber as an ingredient) and absorbs much faster into my skin. I reallyyyyyyy love this product! Even though it went on greasy before, I never broke out with it so I continued to purchase. This will continue to be a staple in my skincare regimen. I also use several other PC products including: CLEAR 2% BHA, Moisture Boost hydrating treatment cream and CLEAR spot treatment BHA. My skin has gotten so much more manageable after I started with PC products. Can't recommend enough!


Austin, TX


Protects eyelids from sun damage without stinging!


I have been using this wonderful product daily for several months without the usual reactions I had from other brands. The most unique aspect is no stinging when applied to eyelids to protect the delicate skin tissue from sun damage.

Anti-Aging Doc

Frisco, TX


Best Sunscreen from Paula's Choice


Although my skin is more on the normal to dry side than normal to oily, this is my favorite sunscreen to use from PC. It's hydrating enough without being greasy. It gives my skin more of a glow than a shine, and it doesn't clog my pores or contribute to my acne. I wish I'd been using this one all along. It feels so smooth going on and makes my skin look brighter and healthier immediately after application.


New York


Best Mineral Sunscreen Available


I wanted to use only mineral based sunscreens. The top brands from the drugstore left my face very greasy and uncomfortable. This sunscreen goes on beautifully and never irritates my skin or eyes. My husband and I both use it and we are hard to please. Paula's Choice products are the best, I have been using them for over 20 years. Cheers to the team and everyone who leaves a review.


Greenville, SC


Best Moisturizer I've Ever Found


I live in the state with the highest rate of skin cancer relative to population, and I'm very active outside, so I desperately need SPF protection. The problem has always been that sunscreens mix with sweat and sting my eyes. This is unavoidable if you have an active lifestyle, and it can actually be very dangerous. I have literally almost died twice because, at a critical moment, my sunscreen got into my eyes and effectively blinded me. The first time I was hiking and heard the rattlesnakes warn me about encroaching into their territory, but when I started to look around, my eyes began to sting so intensely that I had to close them. I panicked and almost stepped on a mama rattler who was determined to guard her babies. The other incident occurred while I was rock climbing - you can imagine the rest of that story. The point is this: I have never found a moisturizer with SPF that doesn't smell awful and that doesn't burn my eyes while I'm using it outside under conditions that are sometimes perilous. It amazes me that companies don't consider this practical aspect of SPF product when developing and marketing their products because the problem exists on a lesser scale for everyone: playing tennis or other sports outside, for example, definitely requires using SPF, but if you can't see, you'll probably lose. I don't know why or how this SPF moisturizer is different with respect to ingredients or formulation, but it just doesn't irritate my eyes like other products do - even PC products: I used to used the PC4 Men SPF moisturizer, but it too caused my eyes to water and burn. I am so happy with this moisturizer that I switched all my products to the Calm collection. I've had very good results.

Apollo Dionysus

Eugene, OR



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