Calm

1% BHA Lotion

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1% BHA Lotion
1% BHA Lotion
Calm 1% BHA (Salicylic Acid) Lotion - Paula&
1% BHA Lotion
1% BHA Lotion
Calm

1% BHA Lotion

30% OFF
42 Reviews
Regular price $52.00 Sale price$36.40 $15.60
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A completely gentle, non-abrasive, leave-on exfoliant that sheds built-up layers of dead skin to reveal the hidden radiant skin beneath. Perfect for someone with sensitive skin who wants to visibly diminish pore size and the appearance of wrinkles and ease redness.

  • For All Skin Types
  • Salicylic acid (BHA) provides gentle exfoliation
  • Reveals glowing, hydrated skin
  • Lightweight lotion is perfect for sensitive skin 
  • Use twice daily after cleansing & toning skin
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Regular price $52.00 Sale price $36.40 $15.60
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Why is it different?

Calm Redness Relief 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant is a leave-on, sheer lightweight lotion with a texture that works to soothe redness and smooth away dry skin with skin-plumping hydration. It also diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and lessens the size of pores. This exfoliant has an optimal pH range of 3.2–3.8 All Paula’s Choice products are 100% fragrance free, clinically proven to be non-irritating, and never tested on animals.

What does it do?

Gently exfoliates skin’s surface as well as inside the pores to enhance skin renewal, while hydrating and soothing ingredients promote visibly calm, even-toned skin. Skin-soothing plant extracts ease extra-sensitive, red skin for a more unified, healthier-looking appearance. Helps unclog and refine the look of enlarged pores and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles. Gentle enough even for those with skin prone to rosacea.

How to use?

Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Apply a dime-sized amount over the entire face, including the eye (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
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RESEARCH

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, March 2021, pages 1–23 Microorganisms, January 2021, pages 1–14; and December 2020, pages 1–14 Journal of Materials Science, Materials Medicine, May 2020, ePublication Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, June 2019, pages 821–826 Frontiers in Nutrition, May 2019, pages 1–24 Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology, October 2017, pages 393–401 Dermatology Research and Practice, August 2012, pages 1–9

INGREDIENTS

KEY INGREDIENTS Beta-Glucan, Allantoin, Green Tea, Licorice Root, Willow Herb, Lauric Acid, Salicylic Acid PRODUCT INGREDIENTS Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Salicylic Acid, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Allantoin, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Lauric Acid, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Stearate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-40 Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol

FAQ

What is the difference between the CALM Ultra-Gentle Cleanser and other Paula's Choice cleansers?
While all Paula's Choice cleansers are formulated to be gentle, the CALM Ultra-Gentle Cleanser was specifically formulated for sensitive, reactive or compromised skin types. This silky, gel-lotion contains soothing triglycerides, hydrating glycerin and prebiotic sugars that help to safeguard the skin’s delicate barrier. It’s the perfect first step of any sensitive skin care routine.

What is the difference between the original CALM Redness Relief Cleansers for normal/dry and normal/oily skin and the new CALM Ultra-Gentle Cleanser for all skin types?
While the original CALM Redness Relief Cleansers for normal/dry skin and normal/oily skin contain a good mix of soothing ingredients, the CALM Ultra-Gentle Cleanser is a more targeted option for all skin types. This silky gel cleanser is even better suited for the specific needs of extra-sensitive, redness-prone skin. The extra-mild surfactants in the new formula produce a skin-softening lather that gently cleanses while the prebiotic sugars and hydrating glycerin support skin’s barrier to leave it soothed, hydrated and comfortable.

How does the CALM Ultra-Gentle Cleanser differ from SKIN RECOVERY Softening Cream Cleanser?
The CALM Ultra-Gentle Cleanser is a mild gel-lotion formulated for all skin types experiencing signs of sensitivity. Its soothing texture gently removes impurities while humectants help keep water in skin and prebiotics support a healthy microbiome. The SKIN RECOVERY Softening Cream Cleanser is best for those whose primary concern is dry to very dry and/or flaky skin. It has a creamy-rich texture that gently washes away impurities leaving dry skin relieved, soft and comfortable.

Is the CALM Ultra-Gentle Cleanser suitable for rosacea or eczema-affected skin?
Yes, the CALM Ultra-Gentle Cleanser has an array of barrier-strengthening and soothing ingredients and is suitable even for rosacea- and eczema-prone skin.

Will the CALM Ultra-Gentle Cleanser leave a residue or film on my skin?
No, the CALM Ultra-Gentle Cleanser rinses completely clean. The same applies to all Paula's Choice cleansers.

Should I use an eye or makeup remover before using the CALM Ultra-Gentle Cleanser?
This gentle face cleanser effectively removes most types of makeup. If you're wearing waterproof mascara, long-wear makeup, or other hard-to-remove makeup, consider starting with our GENTLE TOUCH Makeup Remover.

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P
09/11/2023
Po
Singapore Singapore

Gentler than the 2% Liquid BHA

I've used this for over a month now. I don't find this formula moisturizing but it is a gentler alternative to the 2% liquid BHA, which was too harsh for me. I use it every few days as daily was too much for my sensitive skin, causing redness and hives. Skin feels smoother but not really helping with pores or breakouts, maybe I need to use it for a longer time to see some results.

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05/05/2023
WC
Singapore Singapore

Great alternative to the cult classic

I started with the cult classic 2% BHA liquid exfoliant, alas it was too harsh on my skin and I got an allergic reaction as a result. I was still determined on using an exfoliant and I decided to try this. This is the older version of the new one on the US website, they changed the formula slightly it seems because the ingredients seem to differ slightly, I haven't tried the newer formula but this worked well too. I've been slowly adding it into my routine after the previous incident and so far haven't gotten an adverse reaction. I didn't use to have sensitive skin but I guess it's slowly changed with age. I highly recommend this as an alternative if the regular version is too strong for you.