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Paula’s Choice Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief Review


Paula's Choice CLINICAL Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief Review

Today I’ve reviewed the Paula’s Choice CLINICAL Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief for you. It’s a treatment to soothe irritated skin and chase the redness and heat away. Paula’s Choice sent this to me.

The Website Says
This one-of-a-kind liquid treatment instantly relieves redness and calms sensitive skin—especially if you have rosacea. Its uniquely gentle formula is brimming with a specialized combination of potent antioxidants that diminish signs of aging while soothing anti-irritants, including willow bark and the active components of green tea, help normalize and heal the skin. CLINICAL Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief works quickly to reduce redness from multiple causes, including shaving, other types of hair removal, razor burn, even insect bites. It’s excellent for reducing the redness that accompanies acne and sunburn too. CLINICAL Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief is for anyone who wants to reduce mild to moderate skin redness caused by inflammation on both the face and body. It’s a must-have for those suffering with rosacea or sensitive, easily irritated skin—and great for use while traveling (Don’t leave home without it!). As an after-shave tonic it will instantaneously reduce redness and irritation.

  • * Visibly reduces redness
  • * Quickly calms sensitive skin
  • * Fights visible signs of rosacea
  • * Works quickly to soothe and calm the skin after most forms of hair removal
  • * Minimizes irritation from shaving
  • * Reduces redness from acne
  • * Clinically proven non-irritating
  • * 100% fragrance free, no added dyes
  • * No animal testing

Key Ingredients
colloidal oatmeal, sea whip extract, Boerhavia diffusa root extract, oat beta-glucan, Salix alba extract

Product Ingredients
Water, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol (slip agents), Sea Whip Extract, Oat Beta Glucan, Colloidal Oatmeal (anti-inflammatory agents), Epigallocatechin Gallate (green tea-derived antioxidant), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (plant-derived anti-irritant), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (plant-derived antioxidant), Phytic Acid (corn-derived chelating agent), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent).

Price$15.95 for 4 oz.

My Thoughts
My rosacea was flaring BADLY Saturday night (too much steam / hot water). This stuff really helped to calm my skin down. I’ve only been using it when I’ve had a flare up and it’s helped with taking the red out of my face. Often when I flare up, my face gets hot to the touch, red, and I can break out. So it’s nice to have something that I can use aside from my medication that is cooling on my face and non irritating. I’ve been using my rosacea meds less frequently and working hard to avoid my triggers. I like being able to use this to calm my skin down.

I feel like it’s reasonably priced for the size and I love that it has collodial oatmeal in it, as that is one of the key ingredients that my dermatologist has mentioned as being soothing in good skincare products for rosacea skin. I really think the Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief lives up to its name!

Have you tried any of Paula’s Choice Skincare? If so, tell me your favorite in the comments below!

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13 Comments

  • This sounds wonderful, Phyrra! I have tried several of the Paula’s Choice products because of the great reviews here on your blog, and I did want to say thank you for turning me onto such a great company! Not only are the products terrific and pack a punch for the price, but I can’t say enough about the customer service. It’s definitely service with a capital “S.” I am going to the website now to check on this new baby and order some samples. Thanks again, Phyrra!

    • Sandy615 I agree! I love that they’re affordable, good quality, and in packaging that keeps the ingredients stable.

  • A rosacea treatment without sulfur?  I may have to try this!  I have rosacea and I’m allergic to sulfur and it’s difficult to find treatments (both Rx and non Rx) that don’t have sulfur in them.  I found an anti-redness moisturizer that I use twice a day that enables me to use my Rx medication only once a day, but this treatment would be useful in the summer for me, especially when the NYC heat makes my face feel like it’s burning.  (It doesn’t “look” that way, I just get this burning/stinging sensation when I get hot.)  Thank you for bringing this to my attention!  🙂

  • When I read the review on PC’s retinol body treatment yesterday, I wondered if you’d tried this one for your rosacea! I don’t have rosacea, but I have VERY red cheeks for no known reason, and I hate it. People always comment on them, and I rarely use any of my blushes because they never show up true to color. Nothing I’ve tried reduces or even covers the redness very well. I ordered several samples of this with my last order, and I can’t wait to get the full size when my samples are out! It almost instantly reduced my redness, and it kept working for several minutes. I was able to cover the small amount of remaining redness with my really light Boujoir foundation! I recently splurged on Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blushes in exposed and dollface, and I’m thrilled that I can now make good use of them…and that they actually show up! I adore Paula’s Choice products, with this one and the retinol body treatment being my two new favorites, in addition to the Resist hand cream w/ SPF that I use on my face/neck/chest as well. I also use the 2% BHA liquid and Resist Moisture Barrier (I think that’s what it’s called?). Their customer service is stellar, from super easy and quickly-processed returns to amazingly fast shipping!

    • MamaElf Yay! I’m happy it works for you. And yes, I’ve had positive experiences with Paula’s Choice. Love them 🙂

  • I was looking into this product about two weeks ago when I had a really horrible rosacea flare on my cheeks. I’m really glad to read your review of it and will definitely keep it on my “to try” list.
    Since I was in quite a bit of discomfort during my last flare, I actually resorted to using a small amount of aloe vera gel with lidocaine on my cheeks. It worked, but I wouldn’t recommend it for regular use.

  • I have always had a lot of redness in my skin. This sounds promising. I have never bought any Paula’s products. Is it sold online only or do stores carry it?

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