This is a cream that targets very sensitive and acne-prone skin that is also dry or dehydrated. I designed it for my friend Carly who is allergic to many products. Many of my friends who tested an early version reported that it greatly diminished redness caused by acne or irritation.
Ingredients include Chamomile Water (20%, very effective in soothing dry, flaky, itchy skin, rashes and acne), Colloidal Oats (Excellent for sensitive skin, soothes irritation), Hydrolyzed Goat Milk (Goat milk is good for sensitive skin, and this hydrolyzed material helps creates a barrier against water loss), Sweet Almond Oil and Shea Butter for luxurious creamy moisture, Niacinamide and N-Acetyl Glucosamine for evening skin tone/discoloration, Panthenol to moisturize and soothe your skin, Licorice Root Extract (evens skin tone), Camellia Japonica Oil (Anti-inflammatory, stimulates collagen production) and Camellia Japonica extract (Potent antioxidant, boosts collagen).
Paired with the Hydra Serum, this is an effective weapon against winter dryness.
Travel size 15ml: $22 | Full Size 2 oz: $75
Instructions: Apply after cleansing and serums/essences. Can be used as a final moisturizer or sleeping pack.
Ingredients: Chamomile Water, Colloidal Oats, Camellia Japonica Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Niacinamide (5%), Licorice Root Extract, Camellia Extract, (Lactobacillus (and) Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract), N-Acetyl Glucosamine, Hydrolyzed Goat Milk, (Water, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Wasabia Japonica (Wasabi) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract), Fragrance, (Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol).
I was a little concerned when I heard that Calm Cream had been reformulated. I really liked the old one. This new one is actually even better. It's a little creamier and spreads more easily. It still smells great! I use it year-round, but in the colder weather, I use more of it to protect from wind. It's also good along the mask line.
This is one of my favorite things to put on in the wintertime/when my face is feeling more inflamed/dry. I think "cream" isn't the most accurate in terms of its consistency (more like a balm). It's great as a sleeping pack/last step in your skin care routine. I can't place the scent but it's pleasant (although it kinda reminds me of freshly washed clothes/clean detergent, so perhaps not for everyone). (P.S. The spatula in the photo is from one of my finished-off COSRX products -- it works well for scooping this out!)
I got the travel size as a part of the REVIVE package and I am in love. I tend to have the occasional cystic acne around my chin and the anti-acne products I used to use all dried me out even more, while the really thick ones for dry skin broke me out even more. I started using this cream and it's been only a day, but already seeing fantastic results. My skin looks like it has a gentle "veil" over it as if I have some cover up on (looks a lot more even), and the cystic acne have gone down in size significantly. After I put it on my face, I could feel my skin "at ease".... it's hard to describe! Also, I'm a perfume junkie and I'm not sure what is this lovely, lovely scent that comes with this cream as well as many other Sabbatical products, but I'm so thankful that my face just smells like good weather and joy and flowers and sunshine.
This product is great for acne-prone skinn and blemishes. Keeps my face hydrated throughout the work day.
I found Calm a bit thick for my face but LOVE it on other parts of my body. When I came back from a hike with insect bites on my legs, localized dabs of Calm, ahem, calmed the itchiness and soothed the redness quite effectively. Sometimes I put a light layer on my legs when they feel especially dry. A little goes a long way.