Paula's Choice

CALM Redness Relief Repairing Serum

CALM Redness Relief Repairing Serum

5.0

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy0.1Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Paula's Choice CALM Redness Relief Repairing Serum has a moisturizing rating of 5.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Significantly more humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10.0 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.1 out of 10.

What else is good about it? Paula's Choice CALM Redness Relief Repairing Serum is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
80
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.5
Hyaluronic AcidBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing,Formula Helper
1.4
Beta-GlucanBotanical,Biotech,Fungi,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Soothing,Formula Helper
1.3
Sea Whip ExtractAnimalSoothing
1.2
Sodium HyaluronateBiotech,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing
0.3
Ceramide NPSyntheticBarrier repair
0.3
Ceramide APSyntheticBarrier repair
0.3
Ceramide EOPSyntheticBarrier repair
0.3
CholesterolBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalBarrier repair,Emollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root ExtractBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing,Anti-pigmentation,Fragrance
0.3
Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract BotanicalAntioxidant,Astringent

Ingredients explained

Score

80

Function

Solvent

Origin

Naturally occurring

The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Score

6

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Soothing, Emollient, Fragrance, Denaturant, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

The most popular moisturizing ingredient in the world. It is a powerful humectant – cheap yet very effective. Glycerin also has soothing and anti-irritant properties and is considered to be very safe for use.
Score

1.5

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Antioxidant, Soothing, Antistatic, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

A potent, skin-identical humectant moisturizing ingredient that is able to bind water 1000 times its own weight. The anti-aging benefits of hyaluronic acid are due to its ability to stimulate the synthesis of collagen in the skin.
Score

1.4

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Antioxidant, Anti-wrinkle, Soothing, Bulking

Origin

Botanical,Biotech,Fungi,Synthetic

A special polysaccharide obtained from cereals, mushrooms, yeast, bacteria, and some species of seaweed. It is a promising anti-wrinkle, wound healing, antioxidant, and moisturizing ingredient.
Score

1.2999999999999998

Function

Soothing

Origin

Animal

An extract derived from soft sea corals called sea fans or sea whips. It allegedly contains some anti-inflammatory terpenoid compounds.

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