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I was going to take today off from blogging because I feel like I have the plague, or something equally nefarious. Actually, it’s just a sinus infection. But when I get these, they’re always really severe and, combined with all the meds, tend to knock me on my a$$ and I’m in a perpetual “fog.”
Despite having a lack of energy and absolutely zero motivation, I decided to try out the new
Colorescience All Calm Clinical Redness Corrector SPF 50 that Colorescience sent to me. Why now of all days would I try this? Well, having a perpetually stuffy, runny nose, my face is extremely irritated and red.
I had originally planned to do a post based on how my number one top antiaging skincare product is sun protection, and how I’m so excited about this because my skin has become sensitized from using tretinoin. But then the dreaded sinus crud hit, and the irritation was just so, well, irritating.
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I didn’t have any of those lotion-infused tissues on hand, but then I looked over and saw the Colorescience All Calm sitting there. It was like a ray of light, sunbeams emanating from the box, complete with trumpet fanfare, and a light bulb went off in my stuffy head.
Since the brand was founded by the creators of SkinMedica, I had high hopes for this stuff. Colorescience’s All Calm is purported to not only neutralize redness, but to soothe sensitive skin as well. If this could help soothe my irritated nose and eye areas, and neutralize my “sinus-y” redness, then it should be able to help with about anything, right?
All Calm is basically a day cream in a neutral shade with green undertones that help to instantly rebalance skin color. A mineral-based SPF 50 sunscreen provides broad spectrum sun protection, while patented BioSolace complex helps relieve sensitivity and redness (Colorescience, 2017). So, redness is neutralized, while your skin is protected from additional redness and irritation caused by the sun.
Colorescience All Calm Clinical Redness Corrector is housed in an airtight, opaque pump bottle. This not only keeps the ingredients protected from degradation, but it’s also convenient to use and sanitary- no repeatedly dipping your fingers into a jar.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect a whole lot. Whenever I have sinus-y middle-of-the-face redness and irritation, there’s not much that will help. However, I soon discovered why Colorescience All Calm has already won a 2017 Fall Beauty O-Ward from Oprah Magazine- this stuff was like some sort of witchery!
To use, pump out the product onto your fingers, and rub it around to “activate” the minerals, then massage onto your face. Follow with your foundation and other makeup. Needless to say, since I felt like crap, no way was I going to go to the trouble of putting on makeup. But, I didn’t need to.
The formula was easy to spread, and didn’t feel sticky or greasy. Not only did my skin look amazingly un-red, but it felt great. The irritation really became almost non-existent. It was almost as if I had not been blowing my nose every minute of the past 48 hours. Aside from a bit of allergy redness in my eyes, my face showed no traces of being stuffy or sinus-y. If only it made me feel as good inside as on the outside…lol!!!
The only negative with the Colorescience All Calm is that it can seem a bit pricey at $120 for an ounce. But, a little goes a long way, and it should last three months or so with regular use. It’s also a multi-tasking product, being a color corrector, sunscreen, and skin-soother all in one, so you don’t have to purchase separate products.
Overall, Colorescience All Calm Clinical Redness Corrector SPF 50 is a new HG product for me. I love this stuff SO much that, despite feeling like I’m in a Hellish fog, I mustered up the strength to write this post because I’m just that excited about it! Head over to colorescience.com to check it out!
Colorescience (2017). All Calm Clinical Redness Corrector. Colorescience. Retrieved September 7, 2017, from www.colorescience.com.