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Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30
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2 fl. oz. for $29
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer with Sunscreen
Last Updated:01.05.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 is bound to be the daytime moisturizer with sunscreen those with combination to oily, sensitive, breakout-prone skin have been waiting for! The lightweight cream quickly morphs into a nearly weightless matte finish that hydrates while providing gentle, mineral-based broad-spectrum protection with pure zinc oxide.

This has a subtle tint to offset the telltale white case that a high amount of zinc oxide can leave, so it looks like real skin—no more "ghost face"! The long-wearing matte finish helps keep excess shine in check while potent antioxidants work with the sunscreen to fight multiple signs of aging, from brown spots to wrinkles.

This fragrance-free daytime moisturizer is easy to apply, works great under makeup (you won't need your primer!), is excellent for use around the eyes because the formula is so gentle, and it won't emphasize wrinkles.

Pros:
  • Fragrance-free formula provides broad-spectrum sun protection.
  • Light, silky texture and long-wearing matte finish.
  • Contains a good mix of proven anti-aging ingredients.
  • Sheer, universally flattering tint means no telltale white cast!
  • Works beautifully under makeup.
Cons:
  • It's possible someone with combination skin will find this is too matte for their notably dry areas.
Claims

Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 is a daytime moisturizer with sunscreen designed for combination to oily skin with signs of aging. Its multi-purpose formula not only protects skin from sun damage, but also fortifies it with potent antioxidants to repair and stimulate collagen production for firmer skin. You will see a more even skin color, fewer visible lines and wrinkles, and the return of a younger healthy-looking glow.

This gentle, mineral-based formula has a sheer tint that works beautifully for all skin tones, whether worn alone or under foundation. An amazingly silky lotion texture leaves a soft matte finish that perfectly preps skin, allowing makeup to apply smoothly and evenly (no primer needed).

Pure, refined zinc oxide provides remarkable broad-spectrum protection without making skin more oily or triggering breakouts. It is perfect for sensitive skin or rosacea and great for use around the eye area. Daily sun protection is crucial for preventing wrinkles and brown spots, while still allowing skin to look fresh, even, and healthy.

Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 13% (broad-spectrum sunscreen agent). Other Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone slip agent), PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone (silicone-based thickener), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (silicone suspending agent), PEG-12 Dimethicone (silicone-based thickener), Resveratrol, Quercetin, Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidants), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Adenosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Lauroyl Lysine (skin-conditioning agent), Bisabolol (anti-irritant), Trihydroxystearin (thickener), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (anti-irritant), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract (antioxidant), Haemstococcus Pluvialis Extract (astaxanthin/antioxidant), Hydrolyzed Corn Starch (thickener/mattifying agent), Polysorbate 80 (emulsifier), Hydrolyzed Silica (thickener/mattifying agent), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (silicone-based binding agent), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient thickener), Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate (texture enhancer), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Sodium Chloride (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives), Iron Oxides (natural pigment).

Brand Overview

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

Strengths: Fragrance-free products; all products formulated based on extensive published research on how ingredients can benefit skin; uniquely formulated AHA and BHA products; effective skin-lightening options; gentle cleansers; toners that go beyond the norm; all sunscreens provide broad spectrum protection (including UVA-screening ingredients); proven anti-acne products; antioxidant-rich serums and moisturizers; anti-aging products that work as claimed; gentle yet effective natural products; most foundations provides sun protection and come in a range of neutral colors; unique brow products; on-the-go teeth whitener; lipstick with sunscreen; impressive, reasonably priced makeup brushes; samples are available for most products.

Weaknesses: Does not offer a complete collection of makeup; makeup shade range isn’t as extensive for darker skin tones; limited concealer options.

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.

About the Experts

The new Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains the commitment to help you find the best products possible for your skin. We do this by relentlessly pursuing and relying on published scientific research so you will have unbiased information on what works and what doesn't-and the sneaky ways you could be making your skin worse, not better!


The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same research, criteria, and objectivity, whether the product being reviewed is from Paula's Choice or another brand.

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05.30.2015
Holy grail

I can't live without this. I have very oily skin. This has a matte finish and is non-irritating. There was another similar product from PC that I ended up throwing away because it irritated my skin and also wasn't very mattifying like it claimed. Finding this was a dream come true. This is not for people with dry skin. It won't be moisturizing enough. On the rare occasion that I have any dry patches, I apply my Cera Ve moisturizer to those areas first and then I apply this all over.

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April C.
05.13.2015
Literally the ONLY SUNSCREEN I WILL EVER USE.

I used this sunscreen since it first came out but wanted to try other sunscreens once I ran through two tubes. I tried all sorts of mineral sunscreens...high end and drugstore and none performed as well as this sunscreen. I can use this sunscreen under foundation with no cakeyness, chalkyness or drying out. This is literally undetectable and I will never falter from this baby again. Forever a repurchase. Thank you so much Paula's Choice for making the perfect sunscreen.

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Amanda Nicole
05.01.2015
Cannot live without!!

I cannot give this product enough praise. Paula's Choice has crafted the best all-in-one product I've ever used. It doesn't settle into lines or wrinkles, has SPF 30, and the anti-aging superstar Resveratrol is included. Thank you PC!!

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SCOTT S.
04.27.2015
Great sunscreen!

Love this! Great for my 40+, combination skin. No breaks-out, no shine. Very much value for the money. I find thought, that if I am very pale (I have very fair skin) there is in fact a shadow of the tint left, but it is easy covered with my usual tinted moisturizer or foundation. Altogheter an impressive product.

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Anna-Lena
09.28.2014
Holy Cow I love this stuff!

Having never used a tinted moisturizer before, I was skeptical when I saw the color. I'm fair and freckled and it appeared darker than any foundation I would use. Fortunately, the color is very sheer and blended almost imperceptibly. The finish was matte, even on my obnoxiously oily skin. After several hours shine does reappear, but overall it stays more matte than other products I've used. It's great in place of primer under makeup and my acne-prone, rosacea-prone, aging skin loves it!

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Chris M.
09.01.2014
Best Ever!

Finally! A sunscreen that doesn't trigger my sensitive, allergy-prone skin. The fact that it has excellent anti-aging ingredients and a wonderful matte tint is just icing on the cake for me. Thank you Paula!

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Anonymous
08.26.2014
Was not good on my oily skin

I have very oily skin and since this said it was a matte finish I was hoping it would be a good spf for my skin. I was wrong. It was very greasy on my skin and was even worse with makeup on top. I let a friend with dry skin try it and they said it felt like it just sat on their skin and left an unnatural apperance. Not happy with product at all.

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Alicia L.
01.31.2014
Perfect for oily skin

This is the perfect sunscreen for oily skin -- have no fear of looking like a oil slick! The tint looks good but not perfect on my jawline, where it looks a slightly darker than skin on my neck. That's a super easy fix though. I just mix it with an un-tinted, in part zinc oxide sunscreen - voila, perfection!! For reference, the PC resist 0 foundation is slightly too pale for me, so, if you are Vampire pale, just be prepared to mix this product with your white sunscreen. :)

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Eliza F
11.13.2013
Great "Double Duty" Product!

So pleased with this product!. With the tint added, this works for me as a light foundation and sunscreen in one step. If needed, I use a little concealer and top off with P.C. pressed powder with sunscreen. I have combination skin and find the finish just right. My skin prefers a mineral sunscreen (which this has) to a "chemical" one and so I like that I can use this around my eyes with no problem.

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Julie H.
09.24.2013
The BEST so far!

So glad I tried this new product! I was having issues with other serums and SPF moisturizers not keeping my liquid foundation where I put it, and I would get a sheen of oil on my face in a few hours. Not any more! It didn't completely take away the oil, but it's dramatically less noticeable and my foundation stays in place!!

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Stacey M.
08.29.2013
Awesome Product, Too Expensive

Impressive performance. Lives up to every claim. Lightweight, ultra-matte, clean non-sticky finish, tint blends away into skin. No better primer product on the market. I balk at the $27 price tag. I've been a loyal customer since PC products first came out and I know she would rate this as too pricey for a sunscreen and that users might skimp on application because of it. Will probably buy again when it's on sale.

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A M.
08.22.2013
In a league of its own.

For oily to very oily skin, this truly might be the best sunscreen ever made. This stuff is designed for people (like myself) who've spent their whole lives hating sunscreen. As a bonus, this very lightweight, very matte sunscreen has made my 40 year old skin look so much better. It looks younger, brighter and clearer after I wash it off at night. I have been using Paula's Choice products for more than a decade, but this one truly blows me away. Reasonably priced, too.

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