RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol
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RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol
A remarkable skin-renewing anti-aging moisturizer that nourishes dehydrated skin while promoting a firmer-looking, radiant complexion.
  • Advanced formula targets all signs of aging
  • Retinol helps improve the appearance of wrinkles
  • Hydrating, creamy formula
  • Use as the last step in your PM skincare routine

RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol

Based on 392 reviews

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A remarkable skin-renewing anti-aging moisturizer that nourishes dehydrated skin while promoting a firmer-looking, radiant complexion.
  • Advanced formula targets all signs of aging
  • Retinol helps improve the appearance of wrinkles
  • Hydrating, creamy formula
  • Use as the last step in your PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Dry/Very Dry Skin
Concerns:
Wrinkles, Anti-Aging

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    1.7 oz
    $33.00
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    $1.00

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Why is it different?
RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer goes beyond moisturizing to deliver an innovative mix of research-proven ingredients known to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dull skin tone, and loss of firmness.

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What does it do?
Helps prevent moisture loss while still feeling light on skin. Its silky lotion texture is infused with retinol to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to firm skin. It also has a unique complex of antioxidants that reduce the effects of environmental assault.
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How to use

Ideal for softening and smoothing the face, neck and eye area. At night, use as the last step in your skincare routine. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

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Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-94

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2003, issue 2, pages 107-29

Molecular Medicine Reports, November 2010, issue 6, pages 895-901

Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, volume 2013, article 827248

International Journal of Toxicology, 2001, volume 20, supplement 1, pages S21-45

Plastic Surgical Nursing, April-June 2012, issue 2, pages 71-72

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Journal of Ethnopharmacology, February 2006, issue 3, pages 311-8

Pharmacology and Physiology, March-April 2005, issue 2, pages 81-7

Indian Journal of Dermatology, May-June 2016, issue 1, 3 pages 279-287

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (emollient), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Ethylhexyl Stearate (texture-enhancing), Cocoglycerides (emollient), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (shea butter/antioxidant/emollient), Squalane (emollient), Sodium Polyacrylate (texture-enhancing), Lecithin (skin-restoring), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Ceramide NP (hydration/skin replenishing), Retinol (skin-restoring), Punica Granatum Extract (pomegranate extract/antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea extract/antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane (antioxidant), Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane (antioxidant), Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane (antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract (skin-soothing), Glycine Soja Seed Extract (soybean extract/antioxidant), Glycine Soja Oil (soybean oil/emollient/antioxidant), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Propylene Glycol (hydration), Glyceryl Polymethacrylate (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

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Paula's Choice SkincareRESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol - 1.7 oz
 
4.4

(based on 392 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (268)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (41)
  • Absorbs quickly (37)
  • Not greasy (37)
  • Moisturizes well (33)
  • Long lasting (15)

Cons

  • Not long-lasting (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (37)
  • After shower/bath (11)
  • Deep moisturization (9)
  • Dryness (5)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (32), Survivalist / minimalist (15), Beauty expert (6)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (33), Dry (16), Normal (7)

Reviewed by 392 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not for my skin I guess

By Lake

from San Jose, CA

About Me budget conscious senior

Verified Reviewer

Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol - 1.7 oz:

I purchased a bunch of samples of both this product and the Resist Intensive Repair Moisturizer with the intention of deciding which one I'd like to use as an eye cream. The samples lasted forever since I was only using them around my eye area, so after several months my eye lids became really dry. I used more. They became dryer. Then they became chapped; started to peel; turned red. Finally I stopped using them, but my eye area wouldn't clear up, but spread and became swollen. I finally had to go to the doctor who surmised the retinol must have been the irritant. A drying agent in a moisturizer. Didn't work for me, though obviously works for some people.

Service and delivery comments:

Excellent service; prompt delivery, as always.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Didn't help, acne and spots actually worsened

By Dani

from Washington, DC

About Me Skin Care Professional

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Moisturizes Well

Cons

  • Did not help with wrinkles
  • Increased acne

Best Uses

    Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol - 1.7 oz:

    I used this moisturizer for almost 3 months with no improvement in my acne and wrinkles. I bought this hoping for something that would decrease the few wrinkles I have and prevent new ones from forming. I also have acne, and I was hoping the retinol would help that as well. This product definitely made matters worse for my skin. I know it was this product because right after I stopped using it and started using something else my skin cleared up and my wrinkles got less noticeable. I would love to get my money back for this but it's probably not even worth it to pay for return shipping and go through the hassle.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Improvement within four uses!

    By Kat

    from USA

    About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • No Smell
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol - 1.7 oz:

      I've only used this product a few days and I already see results. My skin looks healthier overall, the broken capillaries around my nose are significantly less visible, and a blemish I've had on my cheek for over a year is much more even-toned.

      I did see a bit of irritation, especially on the drier parts of my face after the first day, but I've never used a retinol product before and I have extra sensitive skin. It wasn't itchy or painful, just pinkish and rashy. It's mostly gone away already though.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Arrived quickly.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Plush

      By Divan

      from Mi

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Moisturizes Well
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dryness

        Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol - 1.7 oz:

        I just love this lush feeling moisturizer. It has this luxurious cushiony texture that makes my skin feel moist and oh so pampered without being heavy or greasy. I think I participated in a blind testing of this several years ago prior to launch. It continues to be my favorite moisturizer bar none.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Outstanding as always. Customer service is top notch.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best night moisturizer i've ever used!

        By Michelle

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Deep Moisturization

          Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol - 1.7 oz:

          I love this product! I stopped using this for about a year and noticed my skin change for the worse. I decided to save some money and go back to a cheaper moisturizer, but man, one night of using this product and I am reminded about why I love it. I have quite rough/thin skin and I always wake up with a smoother complexion! Worth the money!

           
          5.0

          Love of my life :)

          By Ang

          from Vancouver BC

          About Me Minimalist

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Moisturizes Well
          • non irritating
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Daily Use

            Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol - 1.7 oz:

            Love of my life,the best facce cream I have ver used. So sad that I can afford it anymore with the CAD/USD exchange :(

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great product, but need to use it every other day

            By MK

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Dries out skin if used daily

            Best Uses

            • Anti-aging

            Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol - 1.7 oz:

            I like this moisturizer very much. It goes on well, and I feel it has made a difference in keeping my fine lines at bay. However, when I first started it using at night I found it dried out my skin if I used it nightly, but I fixed the problem by using it only every other night and that has worked out well. On the nights I don't use this I use a more hydrating moisturizer instead.

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Love the product, hate the packaging

            By Jeanne

            from Cleveland, Ohio

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • packaging wastes product

            Best Uses

              Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol - 1.7 oz:

              This is one of my desert island products. I have dry/combination skin that is prone to hormonal acne. The retinol seems to help keep the cysts under control, and the moisturizing components balance out my face without feeling heavy or mask-like.

              The only caveat is the packaging: While in comparison to just about every other brand, you get a good amount of product for a reasonable price, the pump packaging seems to guarantee there is still leftover product that I can't get to when the container is almost empty. I have purchased the PC 4 Men equivalent of this purely for the tube packaging so I can use all of the product I paid for.

              The formulation is Bomb; I just wish it all came in a tube.

              Service and delivery comments:

              I've use PC products for years and have always had wonderful service.

              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              No Soy Please

              By Pilates mom

              from Palo Alto, CA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol - 1.7 oz:

                I used this product for a while before realizing it contained soy extract. I have a mild allergy or food intolerance to soy that results in breaking out in acne almost immediately whenever I eat soy. Unfortunately over the course of using this during a week I had the same issue with this. I loved it's consistency more than any other all over the face moisturizer for my formerly oily and now more normal 57 year old skin in Paula's lineup. I use Moisture boost around my eyes or on dry areas. And for the rest of my face I used the old 1%bha lotion which I love (have just ordered the new one hope its good) and the clear skin hydrator (which I don't like that much, I find it gummy but at least it doesn't break me out).
                Paula please make this moisturizer or one like it without soy extract! Soy oil is not a big problem but extract contains the proteins which cause allergic reactions for many folks!
                Great for someone not sensitive to soy.

                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Irritated my sensitive skin

                By Linda L

                from Azusa, CA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Dryness

                  Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol - 1.7 oz:

                  I tried using this line thinking maybe my skin might need some retinol, early anti aging care. While I believe this product is great (just like all Paula's products), this is not for my sensitive acne prone skin. I used this product along with other the Resist anti aging line and my skin reacted negatively. My face broke out with small bumps on my forehead and cheeks close to hair line. My skin was not where I wanted it to be before, but this made it worse instead of helping it. Again, I believe the product is great, but not for my sensitive skin that's probably allergic to Retinol products. I am now using the CALM line for Normal to dry skin and I love it so much. I finally, finally found a line that my skin absolutely love. I need to resist trying on other lines or skin products because my skin is super sensitive!! My skin now has never looked or felt better since I started using the CALM line. I am writing this review so others with same skin condition as mine can also find their perfect Paula line. SO if you use this and break out, it's not the product's fault. But maybe because your skin doesn't love retinol. Try the Calm line :)

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  prompt delivery.

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