Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer with SPF 25 & Antioxidants

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$29 - 2 fl. oz.
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Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer with Sunscreen
Last Updated:
1/5/2015
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer with SPF 25 & Antioxidants protects skin from wrinkles and brown spots with a gentle, mineral-based sunscreen. Its elegant, lightweight cream texture moisturizes and treats skin to a range of proven antioxidants.

Best for normal to dry skin, this daytime moisturizer won't feel greasy or impart a white cast on fair to medium skin tones. It leaves skin smooth and helps brighten a dull complexion with a radiant finish, partly attributable to the titanium dioxide.

Daily use ensures skin continues to repair sun damage so it is able to generate healthy collagen to improve wrinkles and other signs of aging. This fragrance-free daytime moisturizer with sunscreen is also a brilliant option for those with sensitive skin, including rosacea.

Pros:
  • Protects skin from wrinkles and brown spots with a gentle, mineral-based sunscreen.
  • Moisturizes and treats skin to a range of proven antioxidants.
  • Helps brighten a dull complexion with a radiant finish.
  • Fragrance-free formula that those with sensitive skin (including rosacea) can use.
Cons:
  • None.

This ultra-gentle yet effective formula has a lightweight, silky-cream texture that hydrates and enhances radiance while providing extremely effective mineral-based, broad-spectrum sun protection. Includes potent antioxidants to defend your skin from environmental stressors, allowing the skin to repair itself on a cellular level, and restoring skin's ability to resist further signs of aging. Used daily, this moisturizer will help reduce wrinkles and brown spots, while rebuilding collagen and improving skin tone.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 8%; Other Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 8%; Other Ingredients: Water, Tribehenin PEG-20 Esters (skin conditioning agent/thickener), Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate (silicone slip agents), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Caprylyl Methicone (skin conditioning agent), Stearic Acid, Squalane (emollients), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredient), Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidants), Ubiquinone, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Oryzanol, Leontopodium Alpinum Flower/Leaf Extract, Buddleja Davidii Extract (antioxidants), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding agent), Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate (emollient), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (silicone film-forming agent), Cetyl Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (thickeners), Polyacrylamide (film-forming agent), Polyhydroxystearic Acid (thickener), Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate/Triethoxycaprylylsilane Crosspolymer (polymer-based texture enhancer), Triethoxycaprylylsilane Crosspolymer (binding agent), Laureth-7 (emulsifier), Thymus Vulgaris Extract (antioxidant), C13-14 Isoparaffin, Alumina (thickeners), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol (preservatives).

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products. Like most of us, she was fed up with products that overpromised results, cost a lot of money, and failed to deliver—or made matters worse!

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable. From acne to wrinkles, oily skin, rosacea, large pores, eczema, redness, sagging, dry skin, and on and on, Paula's Choice offers a solution.

Paula's Choice Skincare stands apart from other cosmetics brands. The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective—so you get visible results. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down (unlike jar packaging, which compromises what might otherwise be an effective formula). The line is also 100% fragrance-free, which is best for all skin types, especially for those with sensitive skin or rosacea.

From cleansers to broad-spectrum sunscreens to anti-aging serums to specialized treatments, Paula's Choice Skincare has you covered from head to toe with innovative, state-of-the-art products. The brand also offers professional-quality makeup products including concealer, foundation, eyeshadow, lipstick, and more. (Paula started out as a makeup artist so she definitely knows her way around a face!)

Paula's Choice Skincare does not test on animals and also takes an environmentally friendly approach by featuring minimalist, recyclable packaging. Another plus—the Customer Service team is among the best in the industry, offering a "100% satisfaction or your money back" guarantee.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

Why are all Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia's criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

Member Comments

Summary of Member Comments

  1. How would you rate the results? (4 = Best)

    2 / 4 Average
  2. Was this product a good value? (4 = Best)

    2 / 4 Average
  3. Would you recommend this product? (4 = Best)

    2 / 4 Average
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  1. Avery W.
    Reviewed on Monday, September 22, 2014
    • Value
      2 / 4
    • Recommend
      2 / 4
    • Results
      3 / 4
    Love the feel but very shiny look
    • Feels great on my dry skin but it left my tremendously shiny. Had to use powder and bronzer over it to counter and on a regular soccer mom kind of day I just wanna run out after SPF alone.

  2. Mary F.
    Reviewed on Monday, July 14, 2014
    • Results
      2 / 4
    • Value
      2 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    Shiny bright!
    • I purchased the Resist Anti-Aging system and I have been very pleased with the products except for this one. It adds a distinct whitish cast to any area it is applied to, and once massaged in, a shiny oily appearance. I spent the workday blotting and wiping, but that glistening appearance and heavy slickness didn't budge until I got home and washed. Disappointing! I may save this for autumn when the weather is less hot and humid, but for right now, it's a no go.

  3. Ellen P
    Reviewed on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
    • Value
      3 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    Excellent, would like bigger tube
    • I prefer mineral sunscreen for my rosacea. This product is moisturizing & goes on smoothly. I'm fairly pale & tho i use only the recommended amount, it does leave a white cast; so sometimes i mix in a little foundation with SPF to tint it - that only takes a few extra seconds. I use it daily & go through a tube faster than other RESIST products, so i wish it came in a bigger tube. I tried other sunscreens & come back to this one. Remember, when out in the sun, reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.

  4. Debbie
    Reviewed on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Value
      2 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    LOVING!!!
    • This is the absolute best sunscreen my dry, aging skin has ever had!!! PLEASE don't ever change the formulation! Yes, it is a bit expensive, but considering it came with the RESIST line that I bought, it's really not all that expensive when broken down item by item. Incidentally, my skin, thus far, is looking FAB! These products are a dream come true for me as I've tried everything from LaMer to Olay. Thank you Paula and team!!!

  5. heather
    Reviewed on Thursday, August 08, 2013
    • Value
      1 / 4
    • Results
      1 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    brown spot
    • I used this product for the first time on my face 7 weeks ago. I was out in the sun for about 2 hours. Now I have a dark brown spot on my forehead. I thought it would go away in time but its still there. I am very disappointed. The spot will not go away. I feel like I'm scarred for life. Ugh!!

  6. Amy H.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      1 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    Shiny sticky mess
    • Luckily I got this as a sample when buying other products. I have normal skin, with a little shine in my t-zone during warmer months. This moisturizer left my skin feeling like the surface of a sticky roller, literally my skin was sticky to the touch. I used it after one of her salicylic acid treatment liquids, but I always do that before moisturizing. My skin was shiny, like brand new china, so I had to wash my face and start over; there was no way I could go out of the house looking like that.

    Paula's Choice Research Team Response
    Replied on: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
    Thank you for your review, and it is unfortunate this wasn't a fit for you! The truth is no skin-care product, no matter how well formulated, will work for everyone and this formula was likely too moisturizing for your needs as a dry to very dry skin product. However, we can ensure that you don't feel stuck with a product that didn't work out for you! Please contact our Customer Care Department and they will be happy to help with a credit or exchange.
    —Admin
  7. Stefanie P.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, March 05, 2013
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    Surprised Me
    • I received a sample of this moisturizer and at first application I thought it was a bit heavy for my combination skin. But 12 hours later, this stuff has made my skin feel amazing. Not greasy at all. My skin is usually an oil slick by 3pm. I don't know what's in this product but it totally surprised me. I've gone an entire day without blotting. Amazing stuff.

  8. YWLM
    Reviewed on Sunday, January 13, 2013
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    Thick, but awesome.
    • I was using Eminence Vanilla Sun Cream (SPF 32) and I was accustomed to a thicker cream. This one feels a bit heavier, so I would not suggest it for oily skin types. However, for dry skin, and even combination skin, it is a great product. It is thick, which at first surprised me, but if I put it on with my skin slightly damp from one of Paula's Choice Toners, it goes on very easily. I will buy this again.

About the Experts

Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

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The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products for your skin, using research-based criteria to review beauty products from an honest, balanced perspective. Each member of the team was personally trained by Paula herself.

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