If you have extra-sensitive skin that’s also oily or acne-prone, chances are you’ve had trouble finding a moisturizer that fits your needs. Fortunately, Paula’s Choice has you in mind with their Calm Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily. A sheer gel-cream, it provides just enough hydration to suit those with its namesake skin type, and, like all formulas from the brand, is fragrance free.
Packaged in a plastic squeeze tube, its lightweight texture feels pleasant on skin and dries quickly without leaving a residue behind.
A look at its formula reveals that it takes its “redness relief” claims seriously. Licorice extracts, allantoin, beta-glucan and willow herb, just to name a few of its ingredients, provide both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to skin. There is a good dose of these (and other) soothing agents contained within the Calm Redness Relief Moisturizer. What it doesn’t contain are heavy oils or other emollients, which is evident from its sheer feel on skin. (So light, in fact, that it layers well under a sunscreen, or over serums and other treatments.) Of course, since this moisturizer is for sensitive, redness-prone skin, we love that it doesn’t contain a single ingredient known to cause redness-worsening irritation.
Your skin will also benefit from the ample free-radical protection and soothing effects of its antioxidant blend, and reparative ingredients like sodium hyaluronate.
Calm Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily earned its rating thanks to its formidable range of beneficial anti-redness and antioxidant ingredients as well as its pleasant gel texture that’s ideal for its intended skin types (even if you’re also prone to breakouts). If you count yourself among those with oily to combination extra-sensitive skin (whether you’re battling rosacea, redness or a “finicky” complexion), this moisturizer may be the perfect choice for your needs.
- Sheer, hydrating texture is ideal for combination to oily skin.
- Blend of anti-redness and reparative ingredients makes it suitable for extra-sensitive skin.
- Layers well and dries without leaving a residue on skin.
- Fragrance free.
Calm Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin has a soothing, lightweight formula that instantly calms and hydrates sensitive, reddened skin so it can quickly look and feel better. Antioxidants, anti-irritants and cell-communicating ingredients work to help sensitized, reddened skin behave more normally (more like young skin!) while skin-identical ingredients prevent moisture loss and help maintain skin’s barrier so it becomes smoother and more resilient.
Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone/skin-conditioning agent), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Butylene Glycol (water-binding agent), Bis-Phenylpropyl Dimethicone (silicone-based skin-conditioning agent), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Allantoin (anti-irritants), Beta-Glucan (anti-inflammatory antioxidant), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (licorice-derived anti-irritant), Epilobium Angustifolium (Willow Herb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (anti-irritant), Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone (silicone-based skin-conditioning agents), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (silicone-based texture enhancer), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredient), Arctium Majus (Burdock) Root Extract (plant anti-irritant), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (anti-inflammatory antioxidant), Laminaria Saccharina (Algae) Extract (water-binding/soothing agent), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Panthenol (skin-repairing ingredient), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (film-forming/thickening agent), Hydroxyethylcellulose (thickener), Isohexadecane (dry finish solvent), Sodium Carbomer (gel-based thickener), Polysorbate 80 (emulsifier), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).