Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer with SPF 25 & Antioxidants

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$27 - 2 fl. oz.
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Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer with Sunscreen
Last Updated:
4/16/2014
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No
Tested On Animals:
No

Resist Celluar Defense Daily Moisturizer protects skin from wrinkles and brown spots with a gentle, mineral-based sunscreen. Its elegant lightweight cream texture moisturizes as it protects and skin is treated to a range of proven antioxidants.

Best for normal to dry skin and designed for use under makeup, this daytime moisturizer won't feel greasy or leave a white cast on fair to medium skin tones. It leaves skin wonderfully smooth and helps brighten a dull complexion. Daily use ensures skin continues to repair sun damage so it is able to generate healthy collage production to improve wrinkles and other signs of aging.

This daytime moisturizer with sunscreen is also a brilliant option for those with sensitive skin, including rosacea.

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: In addition to reviewing thousands of cosmetic products from hundreds of brands over the past 30 years, Paula also has her own line of products called Paula's Choice. Paula and her team's goal is to help you find the best products possible for your skin whether they are from Paula's Choice or some other product line. Paula's commitment to this is so strong she is the only cosmetics company owner in the world that recommends products other than her own. Paula and the Paula's Choice Research Team formulate our products to meet or exceed the criteria we use to review products from every other brand on this site. We review all products the same way using the same research, objective comments, and praise no matter whose product it is.

Paula's Choice was created in 1995 in response to the many readers who asked Paula to develop her own products. Given Paula's unique overview of the cosmetics industry, 30+ years of research, and earnest desire to help people find the best products for their skin-care needs, creating her own products was a natural extension of her work. Paula's Choice range of products are designed to meet the needs and preferences of just about every skin type and concern imaginable using only proven ingredients substantiated by published research.

Paula's Choice products provide:

  • State-of-the-art formulas based on reliable, published skin-care research
  • Proven effective solutions for wrinkles, acne, rosacea, and sensitive skin
  • Gentle yet effective products for those seeking a natural skin-care routine
  • Fragrance-free formulas (because it is what's best for your skin)
  • Cruelty-free formulas: Paula's Choice does not test on animals during any stages of product development—nor do we contract with third parties to conduct animal testing on our behalf
  • Environmentally-friendly products that feature minimalist packaging that ensures product efficacy
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee from our world-class Customer Service Team

Paula's Choice products and Paula's work is routinely praised by noted dermatologists and other professionals. New York-based dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman stated that "I have a lot of respect for Paula Begoun and the way she thoroughly researches her subject. Her recommendations about cosmetics and skin care are deservedly influential." Eminent Seattle-based dermatologist Dr. Brandith Irwin concurs: "She takes a complex subject and makes it easy to understand!"

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

Member Comments

Summary of Member Comments

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  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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!!

  5. 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
  6. 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.

  7. 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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