This antioxidant-rich serum immediately soothes sensitive skin and visibly calms redness thanks to its effective blend of hydrating + anti-ageing ingredients.
Award winner: Paula's Choice CALM Repairing Serum has been awarded the Woman&Home Clever Skincare Award 2023 for Best for Redness!
Quickly eases redness & hydrates
Fortifies skin’s barrier against irritation
Gentle yet potent anti-ageing ingredients
Soothe and relieve sensitive skin with this gentle serum
This silky-soft serum soothes sensitive skin and calms redness with a gentle yet powerful blend of antioxidant plant extracts and skin-replenishing ingredients. Its concentrated anti-ageing formula minimises the appearance of wrinkles, leaving skin soft, hydrated and calmed.
Because skincare works best when it suits your skin type.
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and wait 15-30 minutes. Select what you see and how you feel.
Component of skin tissue, a superior skin-replenishing ingredient that can boost the skin’s moisture content, soothe and defend against moisture loss.
Major components of skin’s outer layers, necessary for their water-retention capacity and provide replenishing and restoring benefits.
Powerful plant extracts calm skin, reduce signs of sensitivity and visibly improve redness.
Aqua (Solvent), Glycerin (Humectant), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (Texture enhancer), Sodium Hyaluronate (Humectant), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), PEG/PPG-14/4 Dimethicone (Emulsifier), Xanthan Gum (Texture enhancer), Disodium EDTA (Chelating agent), Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids (Cleansing agent), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Ceramide NP (Emolient), Ethylhexylglycerin (Humectant), Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (Antioxidant), Ceramide AP (Emollient), Cholesterol (Emollient), Phytosphingosine (Emollient), Beta-Glucan (Antioxidant), Sarcosine (Humectant), Carbomer (pH adjuster), Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract (Antioxidant), 1,2-Hexanediol (Preservative), Caprylyl Glycol (Preservative), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (Preservative), Sea Whip Extract (Preservative), Calcium Chloride (Texture enhancer), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract (Antioxidant), Hyaluronic Acid (Humectant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (Antioxidant), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Magnesium Aspartate (Humectant), Potassium Aspartate (Skin soothing agent), Sodium Metabisulfite (Preservative), Ubiquinone (Antioxidant), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate (Antioxidant), Ceramide EOP (Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative).
How to use a serum
Apply morning and/or night as desired. After cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, smooth a few drops onto face, neck and eye area. May be applied under your moisturiser. For daytime, always follow with a moisturiser containing a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
Although the formula hasn’t changed from the one you know and love, new regulatory requirements, and an audit of the previous ingredient list, revealed some changes were necessary to the original order of ingredients. As a result, the ingredient list became longer. The regulatory requirement comes from the European Union and means we’re now listing what’s referred to as “incidental ingredients”. Incidental ingredients are cosmetic ingredients used as part of a blend to preserve or stabilise key ingredients; however, once added to a cosmetic formula, they have no effect since the amounts are vanishingly low. The incidental ingredients in this serum were always present. They weren’t listed previously since most markets do not require this (again, this is due to the amounts of such ingredients being too low to have an impact on the formula or your skin). We apologize for the confusion and are happy to assure you the formula truly remains the same.
The CALM Repairing Serum is specifically formulated for those with persistent redness and/or extra-sensitive skin. Its mix of skin-replenishers, soothing antioxidants and barrier-strengthening ingredients were chosen for their gentleness and ability to reduce reactivity now and in the future. The formula is suitable for all skin types, including those prone to breakouts, rosacea and eczema.
The CALM Repairing Serum can be applied after cleansing, toning and exfoliating (if applicable). If using other boosters, serums or treatments, apply in order from thinnest to thickest. For daytime, be sure to always follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30+.
It depends on the cause of your redness and skin health, but most people will see relief within a few hours of applying the CALM Repairing Serum. Ongoing use will continue to improve these initial results, especially if your entire skincare routine is gentle, fragrance-free and you consistently apply SPF every day.
Absolutely! In fact, the combination of soothing and skin-restoring ingredients plus nourishing gentle, non-fragrant plant extracts are a great option for all skin types.
Yes, the anti-irritants, ceramides and soothing agents in the CALM Repairing Serum are suitable for those with blemish-prone skin and post-blemish marks. This serum will also help reduce flaky skin due to breakout-fighting treatments. The CALM Repairing Serum is also a great option to use with our CLEAR collection, as its super-light texture feels weightless (never greasy) and it layers well with each product. Remember to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30+ to protect skin and prevent post-blemish marks from getting worse.
Yes, the CALM Repairing Serum works with any topical prescription medications for managing symptoms of rosacea. You may apply this serum before or after your topical prescription, or as directed by your doctor.
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