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What is it?
Versatile product that can be moisturizer, corrector, primer, but it is most of all treatment cream.
This is actually Medik8’s redesigned Redness Corrector, the same line of Red Alert Serum and Red Alert Cleanse. The brand decided to revamp the collection, but nothing is essentially changed for this particular product. The same formula is in the bottle; just the outward design is different; more elegant and more attractive (from my point of view). Other Medik8 products did however changed through improved formulations. Brand listed all the products and changes made in their official website.
Calmwise Colour Correct is a complete anti-redness cream designed to prevent flare-ups and provide instant coverage. Calming within seconds of application, the nourishing cream absorbs quickly to leave skin smooth and supple. 6 targeted actions on the skin help to prevent redness reappearing while providing instant relief and coverage. Skin appears calm, and stays calm. /Medik8/
This cream comes in 50 ml / 1.7 fl.oz. white tube with airless pump. Green light cream with no scent. Very easy to spread.
How to use it?
After cleansing and applying serum in the morning and evening, apply a small amount of Calmwise Colour Correct to face, neck and décolletage, avoiding the delicate eye area. Use light, upward strokes to blend in the cream and allow to absorb. On more sensitive areas, gently tap the product into the skin. Make-up can be applied soon afterwards as needed. /Medik8/
I use it everyday, mornings and evenings. This is my last step before sunscreen in the morning and the last step in the evening skin care routine. And yes, you need a small amount, a pump or pump and a half max. Resist the urge to cover the red with thick green. I learned the hard way that everything more than one pump will make my face sticky and unnaturally toned. And the foundation (especially in hot weather) will just slip away in patches.
Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 80, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) , Glycerin, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Carbomer, Cetyl Alcohol, Bakuchiol, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-75 Stearate, Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Fruit Extract, Steareth-20, Ceteth-20, Bisabolol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caffeine, Alumina, Phosphatidylcholine, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, Potassium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Alcohol, Perfluorodecalin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Silica, Benzoic Acid, Maltodextrin, Sorbic Acid, Propylene Carbonate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Dextran, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, CI 77289 ( Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake)
Feverfew Extract – Naturally sourced from a therapeutic flower belonging to the daisy family, feverfew helps to diminish redness and act as an antioxidant to protect the skin.
Chamomile Extract – The main extract from chamomile, bisabolol soothes and reduces inflammation for soft and calmed skin; protected with antioxidant power.
Niacinamide – One of the most potent anti-inflammatories in skincare, niacinamide effectively soothes and restores irritated, redness-prone complexions.
Perfluorodecalin – Able to increase levels of restorative oxygen, perfluorodecalin promotes the healing process in damaged skin.
Aloe Vera Extract – Calming and soothing, this natural extract acts as an anti-inflammatory while also suppressing the redness response.
Caffeine – Revitalising caffeine helps to reduce the size of blood vessels to diffuse the appearance of skin redness.
Fading Green Pigment – Mineral-based green pigments expertly blend into your complexion, merging with your natural skin tone to instantly neutralise redness.” /Medik8/
Yes. You know the drill, patch test first.
Who is it for?
Red, rosacea skin, all kinds of flushed skin.
Does it work?
Yes it does. It’s pricy, but it works. It will do nothing when things are really bad, but then again, nothing will. Only patience will help when rosacea decides to look like eczema with angry bumps, however, this product should prevent you from more often breakouts. I noticed it works as the preventer the best.
Also the cosmetic aspect is very important. At first I thought that green doesn’t cover my redness at all, but it does. Skin tone overall gets cooler tone and stays that way. The best way to tell is to look at your fingers after applying. Yes, they do look funny of cement green colour. Water successfully washes it off.
This cream gives you matte finish, but not two-dimensional matte finish. Rather healthy matte finish that prevents you from shine off throughout the day. That way matte. Good matte. I hate matte skin you know that.
Although marketed otherwise, it will not cover more prominent redness and definitely isn’t enough on its own to cover blemishes. If you would like to cover your blemishes, you will definitely need everything you usually use to cover it.
Although contains mineral pigments, I wear it also as the last step in my evening routines getting the most of the calming and soothing aspect of this cream. And that worked out fine for me. If you are sensitive to mineral pigments, refrain yourself of using it that way.
The most significant effect of this cream is preventing my redness to turn into telangiectasia – visible capillaries on my face. Just mentioning that, the job is well done.
Together with Red Alert Serum (reviewed here) with the new name Calmwise Serum, this cream works great for my skin. My skin feels somehow protected and safe with this combo. Along with any hydrator with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, to add more hydration to it, and there you go, ready to face the day. Pun intended.