Often quoted as an expert in the formulations of skin care products, Paula Begoin is a well known figure. Now with the introduction of a range of products that bear the name Paula’s Choice, rosacea sufferers will get to see whether all the expertise garnered from critiquing other manufacturer’s products can translate into excellence from Paula’s Choice created products.
A newly launched range of products under the mouthful named `Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief’ are targeted at extra sensitive skin, redness and rosacea. The range consists of 6 separate products:
- day moisturizer with SPF and,
- night moisturizer.
Redness Relief Range
Are you ready for their full names and ingredients ? Well you may want to sit down as their names are long, and so are their list of ingredients. Only the claimed `key ingredients’ are listed here, see their product web site links for the extended list of ingredients.
Paula’s Choice Collections: Calm Redness Relief
Calm Redness Relief Cleanser
“the ease of a rinse-off water-soluble cleanser with the milky texture of a mild cleansing lotion.”
Cleanser Key Ingredients: glyceryl stearate, cocamidopropyl betaine, matricaria flower extract, sodium PCA, sodium hyaluronate, aloe juice.
Web Site Link: Calm Redness Relief Cleanser
Calm Redness Relief Toner
“water-light toner for normal to oily skin gently reduces redness and irritation as it lightly hydrates skin”
Toner Key Ingredients: sea whip extract, glycerin, panthenol, colloidal oatmeal, epigallocatechin gallate, Boerhavia diffusa root extract, phytic acid, beta-glucan
Web Site Link: Calm Redness Relief Toner
Calm Redness Relief 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
“lightweight BHA lotion exfoliant for sensitive skin soothes redness while unclogging pores and diminishing their size.
Exfoliant Key Ingredients: beta-glucan, allantoin, green tea, licorice root, willow herb, lauric acid, salicylic acid
Web Site Link: Calm Redness Relief 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
Calm Redness Relief Repairing Serum
“lightweight, antioxidant-rich serum soothes irritated skin and calms redness with gentle, yet highly-effective ingredients”.
Key Ingredients: glycerin, licorice root, ceramide EOP, ubiquinone, phytosphingosine, cholesterol, ceramide AP,sodium cocoyl amino acids, feverfew extract, sea whip extract, beta-glucan, sodium hyaluronate, ceramide NP, soy extract, hyaluronic acid, willow herb.
Web Site Link: Calm Redness Relief Repairing Serum
Day Mineral Moisturizer SPF 30
Calm Redness Relief SPF 30 Moisturizer (Normal to Oily)
“gentle, mineral-based moisturizing lotion with sunscreen for normal to dry skin replenishes and protects skin from sun damage.”
Calm Redness Relief SPF 30 Moisturizer (Normal to Oily)
“gentle, mineral-based sunscreen for normal to oily skin reduces redness and irritation while it moisturizes and protects.
Key Ingredients: green tea, aloe juice, allantoin, panthenol, algae extract, licorice root, glycerin, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, matricaria flower extract.
Web Site Link: Calm Redness Relief SPF 30 Moisturizer (Normal to Oily)
Calm Redness Relief Moisturizer (Normal to Dry)
“silky face cream for normal to dry skin provides soothing relief to dehydrated, sensitive, reddened skin.”
Moisturizer Key Ingredients: sodium hyaluronate, hydrolyzed wheat protein, petrolatum, glycerin, hydrogenated lecithin,magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, squalane, oat kernel extract, decarboxy carnosine HCL, ceramides, whey protein,cholesterol, jojoba oil, linolenic acid, hydrolyzed jojoba protein, tocopherol, linoleic acid.
Web Site Link: Calm Redness Relief Moisturizer (Normal to Dry)
Calm Redness Relief Moisturizer (Normal to Oily)
“lightweight moisturizer for normal to oily skin is designed to gently hydrate and repair while reducing redness and irritation for smoother, more resilient skin.”
Web Site Link: Calm Redness Relief Moisturizer (Normal to Oily)
Moisturizer Key Ingredients: grape seed extract, sodium hyaluronate, green tea, licorice root, allantoin, beta-glucan, panthenol, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, willow herb, burdock root.
Does the Calm Redness Relief range work for rosacea sufferers?
As the Calm Redness Relief range is new, there are only a handful of reviews available from rosacea sufferers. There are some reviews on Paula’s site, so perhaps take these reviews with a bit of critical thinking
As more rosacea sufferers try this new range a better picture will hopefully emerge as to whether the Paula Begoin name and expertise can result in something great for sufferers.
Lisa From Vegas, 2/15/2016
I decided to try the new Calm moisturizer for dry skin, and I love it! It moisturizes my skin well without leaving me greasy or red. I use it around my eyes without irritation. What I am really excited about is that it wears great under my foundation. I am amazed at how well my skin looks at the end of the day! Thank you, Paula, for another fantastic addition to the moisturizers line-up. Definitely, my favorite so far!
In my opinion, this is the best product in the Calm line. I have used the Moisture Boost moisturizer for years, but always switched to Cerave’s lotion during rosacea flare-ups. It seemed gentler and more soothing than Moisture Boost. This moisturizer is as gentle as Cerave’s, with the antioxidants that Cerave lacks. I do have to layer it with something else when I need heavy duty moisture.
It is simply the best cleanser I have ever used. I love how it produces a light lather, unlike most cream/lotion cleansers. And yet, unlike most foaming cleansers, it doesn’t dry me out. My skin feels so soft afterwards. Because I have dry skin with rosacea, I briefly tried PC’s Skin Recovery cleanser when it first came out. I went straight back to this one. It’s the best.
Really cleans well, very soothing and cushiony. You get this luxurious lather and thoroughly rinsing formula with a cream texture. My skin doesn’t react to this in anyway but happy! No redness, no itches or clogged pores. I am 52 with rosacea – horriblly reactive fair irish skin.