Paula's Choice - Calm Redness Relief Nighttime Moisturizer - Oily Skin

Paula's Choice Calm Redness Relief Nighttime Moisturizer - Oily Skin

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-blemish
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • beta-glucan
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract
  • glycerin
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • vitis vinifera seed extract
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
58 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Also suitable for breakout-prone skin that may be reddened from acne or irritated and dried out from topical acne medications."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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LOW
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LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Antioxidants, anti-irritants and cell-communicating ingredients work to help sensitized, reddened skin behave more normally (more like young skin!)"
WIMJ summary

This product contains vitis vinifera seed extract. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
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LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Calm Redness Relief Nighttime Moisturizer ."
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WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: allantoin, dipotassium glycyrrhizate.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: dimethicone, phenyl trimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (vitis vinifera seed extract) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
6.6% - 9.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.5% - 5.3%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
2.8% - 4.2%
2.1% - 3.2%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
1.5% - 2.3%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
1.3% - 2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.3% - 1.9%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
1% - 1.5%
A plant extract that might contain antioxidants
0.8% - 1.25%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
0.5% - 1.2%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.45% - 1.05%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.75%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.2% - 0.75%
A seaweed extract that contains sugars and can be helpful in attracting water to the upper layers of the skin if used in high enough concentrations
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.1% - 0.4%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps improve the texture
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.25%

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