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I was thrilled to have the opportunity to try out the newest skin care line from Paula’s Choice this month! The Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief kits are designed for sensitive skin, rosacea like symptoms, and skin that is easily irritated. The kits come with slightly different products. One kit is for normal to oily/combination skin, and one kit is for normal/dry skin. My current skin care situation is more combo/oily and always leans towards acne prone. I’ve always had redness, which is not rosacea, but frustrating nonetheless. Here’s what Paula’s Choice says about the Calm Redness Relief skin care:
This collection of 6 products works together to gently reduce redness, and signs of irritation with comforting, moisturizing formulas. These lines are suitable for extra sensitive skin, redness, rosacea like skin, normal/dry, or combination/oily skin.
I’m sometimes hesitant about trying new skin care products, because I don’t want to cause my skin to become more red or breakout. I had absolutely no qualms about testing out the new Paula’s Choice Calm Redness relief kit. I’ve had really good luck with Paula’s Choice in the past, and continue to use her products currently. Here’s what was included in my kit.
Redness Relief Cleanser: gel formula gently cleanses and soothes. I found this fragrance free liquid to be gentle and a great cleanser after makeup removal and in the morning. My face doesn’t feel tight or stripped after using this.
Redness Relief Toner: this gentle liquid toner replenishes and soothes skin. I can’t figure out why this is a little bit bubbly like a cleanser. It’s odd, but I’m trying to get used to it. I love Paula’s Choice toners, they are typically moisturizing and remind me more of an essence. My face feels slightly tingly until the toner dries.
Redness Relief 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant: Gentle salicylic acid treatment to exfoliate and keep pores clear. I’m ridiculously excited about this. I am newly able to use salicylic acid and I’m telling you…this is like a pore vacuum. Nothing works quite as well as salicylic acid to keep blackheads at bay. This formula is loaded with soothing and calming ingredients like licorice root extract, willow herb and green tea. It can be used twice a day, but I’m starting slowly and using it a few times per week. I have only been using it slightly longer than a week, but I can tell you it’s very gentle and non irritating.
Redness Relief Repairing Serum: this antioxidant rich serum reduces inflammation and calms red skin. I’m really liking the texture of this serum so far. The third ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which is great for moisture retention. I sometimes find Paula’s Choice serums to be too heavy with silicones, but this doesn’t have a silicone texture at all. It works well under makeup, or for nighttime use. I think in the warmer months, this might be moisturizing enough for me to use during the day, without the need for an additional moisturizer.
Redness Relief Moisturizer: this lightweight moisturizer gently hydrates and repairs skin, reduces redness and irritation. This lotion doesn’t feel heavy, but it packs a punch of moisture. I like the light texture. It does have some silicones, which makes it a great foundation primer. On days my skin needs some extra moisture, I will use this under my makeup. If my skin is behaving, I use this at night after the BHA lotion and Repairing Serum.
Redness Relief spf30 Mineral Moisturizer: This lightweight mineral spf lotion leaves a demi matte finish, doesn’t have any sunscreen scent, and has added antioxidants. This is a solid spf with zinc and titanium dioxide sun protection. It doesn’t leave my face feeling and looking greasy, which I can’t stand in a sunscreen. I look forward to testing this out more in warmer weather.
I think the Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief kits are going to be a big hit for many people who have sensitive skin. I highly recommend trying one of the kits, which cost $129. You can purchase the items separately, but you will save money if you buy as a kit. You can also save 20% and get free shipping by using my affiliate link.
I’m really happy with my first week using the Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief kit. I’ve had no acne flare ups, my redness hasn’t increased, and I haven’t had any problems on my dry areas. I’m really happy to share with you that my face has been looking calm and I have no redness when I wake in the morning.
I’m happy to recommend the newest line from Paula’s Choice, and look forward to continuing my trial. If you would like to see all my other Paula’s Choice favorites(most of which I still use and love!), you can find that post here: Paula’s Choice Skin Care Regimen.
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