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Calming Face Serums

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Calming face serums are a great way to soothe your skin and help it recover from the damage of the day. They're also a great way to help your skin look younger and feel more hydrated. Here are some of the best soothing serums available today.

Dr. Barbara SturmCalming Serum

ITEM: 2269918

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL

19 Reviews


It really calms and soothes your skin amazingly. After I shave I put this serum on and any redness or irritation is completely gone. ...The calming serum is my favorite of all the dr Barbara sturm serums. ...Calming serum

What it is: An ultra-soothing, plant-based serum that helps to soothe irritated skin and visibly reduce redness.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness and Dryness

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Complex of Cardiospermum, Echium, and Sunflower: Calms and soothes irritated skin.
- Purslane: A strong antioxidant that stimulates the body and supports skin health and rejuvenation
- Sweet Almond Oil: Helps maintain moisture levels without blocking pores and helps to revitalize skin.


What it is: An advanced retinoid serum powered by a blend of retinoid ester and retinol to improve the look of lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, while hydrating honey and antioxidant CoQ10 offer anti-aging support.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Retinoid Complex 6.5% (Retinol, Retinoid Ester, and Botanical Alt-Retinol): Helps reduce the appearance of pores, wrinkles and lines, and dark spots while promoting visibly clearer, smoother skin.
- Antioxidant CoQ10: An antioxidant that can improve the look of surface redness for a healthier-looking complexion.


This is so soothing...This is such a soothing serum! I love using vitamin C on my skin and this has helped brighten up my skin. ...This serum is a must. It replaces so many other serums.

What it is: A soothing serum—loaded with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid—that minimizes visible signs of aging by addressing lifestyle damage and skin health.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Redness, and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly minimize signs of aging, boost moisture, and support cellular rejuvenation.
- Microalgae Molecules: Fight wrinkles and other visible signs of aging.
- Patchouli and Palo Santo: Soothe skin while visibly reducing redness, signs of stress, and fatigue.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.


I have always had thin and fine hair and was looking for a product to rotate into my routine that would soothe my scalp and am loving the results from Nutrafol's Soothing Scalp Serum For Thin/Thinning Hair, gifted by Nutrafol....Scalp soothing...I really liked this scalp serum! It’s light weight and super absorbent into my scalp!

What it is: A physician-formulated, water-light essence with natural ingredients to soothe a dry, red, irritated scalp that is shown to maintain an optimal scalp pH. (1)

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Thinning
- Color Safe
- Flaky / Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Calms visible redness and irritation of the scalp (1)
- Reduces a dry, itchy, flaky scalp (1)
- Promotes a healthy scalp for improved hair quality (1)

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Prebiotics: Help support the scalp barrier by feeding the microbiome. (2)
- Postbiotics: Maintain a diverse scalp microbiome to nourish the scalp barrier.


This scalp serum soothes, nourishes & rebalances dry or irritated scalp for your best scalp health! ...Soothing my scalp...I do love this serum. My scalp gets super itchy & irritated right before I wash it.

What it is: A soothing, weightless oil serum to nourish dry scalps, this serum is enriched with vitamin C rich amla, an ancient Indian super berry for a healthy-looking, balanced scalp.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Concerns:
- Flaky/Dry Scalp
- Color Safe
- Scalp Buildup


Soothing!...Soothing and nourishing all in one! I’m a huge glow recipe fan and this they knocked it out of the park again with this serum. ...Milky, soothing goodness...I have dermatitis from using too much retinol and it instantly soothes my irritation; both redness and pain. So far love it!

What it is: Skin-soothing serum made of antioxidant rich avocado and ceramides to help reduce the look of redness and irritation caused by dehydration and a weak skin barrier.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Avocado Butter and Extract: Intensely soothe and nourish skin.
- Ceramide 5: Visibly reduces redness by supporting skin-barrier health.
- Allantoin: A soothing, calming ingredient that occurs naturally in our bodies and nature.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.


Kerastase Potentialiste Hair & Scalp Serum Soothe...Kerastase Potentialiste Hair & Scalp Serum soothes and refreshes while balancing my scalp’s little ecosystem. ...This serum worked wonders for my dry scalp. As the temperature drops my hair needs all the moisture it can get and this serum provides that and soothes as well.

What it is: A lightweight serum that hydrates and soothes the scalp while protecting the scalp barrier from external stressors.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Concerns:
- Flaky/Dry Scalp
- Dryness
- Oiliness


If you’re looking for a serum that works while you sleep, exfoliates, resurfaces, targets and lightens… this is truly an amazing serum....I did not experience any itching or irritation but did break out during the first two weeks of using the serum. My skin is very dry and the serum makes it feel smooth and moisturized.

What it is: A silky, pillowy-soft 10 percent multi-acid serum that targets the look of dark spots, uneven tone, dullness, and clogged pores while exfoliating and visibly resurfacing skin overnight.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Free-Form and Encapsulated Glycolic and Lactic Acids: Exfoliate immediately and over time to visibly improve texture and tone.
- Piperonyl Glucose: Calms skin, discouraging the appearance of pigmentation and dark spots.
- "Desert Milk" and Beta-Glucan: Soothe, moisturize, soften, and visibly smooth skin.

Ingredient Callouts:<


I love this serum! It really protects and soothes your skin. ...I received this Milky Way 10% AHA + Oat Soothing Exfoliating Serum complimentary from Herbivore.

What it is: A milky, textured exfoliating serum packed with 10 percent AHA and oat that delivers a rapid, visible glow—without damaging the skin barrier or causing irritation.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- AHA 10% and PHA 3%: Are gentle and powerful acids that rapidly retexturize the look of skin.
- Oat: Soothes irritation and protects the skin barrier.
- Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly plump skin with moisture and combat water loss.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

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Dr. Barbara SturmNight Serum

ITEM: 2330355

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL

52 Reviews


This delicate, soothing serum is the first I have ever used to make an instantaneous, visible change in my skin. ...Soothing, glowing must have...Got a mini of this serum just to try and my oh my. I use it right before my moisturizer and it soothes my skin and I wake up glowing.

What it is: A hyaluronic acid serum that boosts skin’s nightly regeneration phase to help repair its barrier function and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Pores, Dryness, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Extracts from Poria Cocos and Beta-Glucan: Help support skin barrier function.
- Plankton Extract: Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Senna Alata Extract: Supports the skin’s natural reparative process.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates.

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