RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25
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RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25

This product has been discontinued.

Despite our best efforts to have the RESIST Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 back in stock, we regret to announce that we are discontinuing the product due to several specialized ingredients becoming unavailable. As a result, our product development team is creating a new formula to replace RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25, which will tentatively be available by late Summer 2017.

Until then, we recommend SKIN RECOVERY Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 and CALM SPF 30 Moisturizer as alternative options. Both are expertly formulated and offer rich textures with a potent array of anti-aging and pollution-fighting ingredients.


RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25

Based on 375 reviews

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This product has been discontinued.

Despite our best efforts to have the RESIST Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 back in stock, we regret to announce that we are discontinuing the product due to several specialized ingredients becoming unavailable. As a result, our product development team is creating a new formula to replace RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25, which will tentatively be available by late Summer 2017.

Until then, we recommend SKIN RECOVERY Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 and CALM SPF 30 Moisturizer as alternative options. Both are expertly formulated and offer rich textures with a potent array of anti-aging and pollution-fighting ingredients.


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Why is it different?

RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 is an advanced, antioxidant-enriched complex that restores essential nutrients in skin, promoting a healthier-looking, brighter complexion while also providing broad-spectrum sun protection in a pure mineral base. Most importantly it prevents premature aging of skin.

All Paula’s Choice products are 100% fragrance free, clinically proven to be non-irritating, and never tested on animals.

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What does it do?
RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 has a rejuvenating, silky-cream texture that hydrates and enhances radiance while providing gentle mineral-based, broad-spectrum sun protection. Potent, plant-derived antioxidants calm skin and help defend from aging free radical attack. Used daily, this moisturizer with SPF reduces the appearance of wrinkles and discolorations while visibly improving a dull, uneven skin tone and skin discolorations.
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How to use

DIRECTIONS: Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. If you don’t apply liberally, you will need to reapply every two hours after your skin is exposed to direct sunlight. If you plan to swim or perspire you must apply a water-resistant sunscreen.

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Research

Studies used to help formulate this product:

Seminars in Plastic Surgery, August 2016, issue 3, pages 129-133
Oxidative Medicine Longevity, 2015, volume 2015, 709628
Dermatologic Research and Practice, 2012, volume 2012, 135206
Molecules, August 2011, issue 8, pages 7068-7080
International Journal of Cosmetic Science, February 2000, issue 1, pages 21-52
Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, September 2014, issue 9, pages 1021-1025
Dermato-Endocrinology, July 2012, issue 3, pages 253-258
Indian Journal of Dermatology, May-June 2016, issue 1—3, pages 279-287
The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, January 2013, issue 1, pages 16-26
Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, issue 5, pages 314-321
Biofactors, 1999, volume 9, issue 2-4, pages 371-378

Ingredients
Key Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 8%. Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Tribehenin (hydration), PEG-20 Esters (emollient/texture-enhancing), Stearic Acid (emollient), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Caprylyl Methicone (hydration), Squalane (emollient), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Glycine Soja Seed Extract (soybean extract/antioxidant), Trimethylsiloxysilicate (hydration), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidants), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidants), Ubiquinone (antioxidants, Oryzanol (antioxidant) , Leontopodium Alpinum Extract (edelweiss extract/antioxidant), Buddleja Davidii Extract (antioxidant), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration/skin-soothing), Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate (emollient), Diisostearyl Dimer Dilinoleate (emollient), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Cetyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide (texture-enhancing), Polyhydroxystearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Isopropyl Titanium (texture-enhancing), Triisostearate/Triethoxycaprylylsilane Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Laureth-7 (texture-enhancing), Thymus Vulgaris Extract (thyme extract/antioxidant), C13-14 Isoparaffin (texture-enhancing), Alumina (texture-enhancing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Benzyl Alcohol (preservative), Dehydroacetic Acid (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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Paula's Choice SkincareRESIST Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 - 2 oz
 
3.8

(based on 375 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (170)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (38)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective protection (31)
  • Rubs in well (22)
  • Not greasy (17)
  • Moisturizes (9)
  • Softens skin (7)

Cons

  • Greasy (13)
  • Doesn't rub in well (8)
  • Heavy (7)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (36)
  • Beach (8)
  • Sensitive skin (7)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (4)
  • Sports (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (22), Budget shopper (11), Beauty conscious (10), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Dry (9), Combination (5)

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5.0

Absolutely love this moisturizer!

By Ruth

from Western Washington state

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Effective Protection
  • Not Greasy
  • Rubs In Well
  • UVA/UVB Protection

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about RESIST Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 - 2 oz:

    Can't wait for new version. Really miss this product. It made my skin "dewy" all day and made my foundation go on easily and look great all day. The Skin Recovery moisturizer is not moisturizing enough for me. The Clinical Ultra-Rich moisturizer is a closer match for me but it doesn't have sunscreen protection. I haven't yet tried the Calm Redness Relief SPF 30 moisturizer for normal to dry skin, so I can't comment on its effectiveness yet.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery is always super prompt. Customer Service has always been outstanding!

     
    5.0

    Why, oh why does this always happen?

    By Jen

    from North Carolina

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Effective Protection
    • Non-comedogenic
    • Not Greasy
    • Rubs In Well
    • Sweatproof
    • UVA/UVB Protection

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about RESIST Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 - 2 oz:

        I ordered this product for the first time in 2014 and again in 2015. I loved it, but then life got hectic and I put it in a drawer and forgot it. Rediscovered two tubes a few weeks ago. It's still marvelous! I don't know if the formula changed over time, but the product as it was in 2015 actually FIRMS MY NECK! And it does so within an hour of application.
        I am inconsolable about it's demise. I did not realize my neck was so awful until I began to use this product again. How will I go out in public now? Turtlenecks, I suppose.
        Are the ingredients really unavailable or just too expensive to market profitably? I would pay a hefty price to get the 2015 product again.

         
        5.0

        Loved this product

        By Janie

        from Dublin, PA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Effective Protection
        • Not Greasy
        • Rubs In Well
        • Sweatproof
        • UVA/UVB Protection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about RESIST Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 - 2 oz:

          This has become my favorite moisturizing over the years. I do like Skin Recovery replenishing and Moisture Boost Hydrating, but Resist Daily makes my skin feel so much more moisturized and it look younger. My dry skin will break out with the wrong products. I do not have that problem with this product. It absorbs in well and I use the Resist Super antioxidant serum with it. My make-up goes on smoothly over top. I get many compliments on my skin and people remark that I do not look my age. The genes play a part, but using Paula's Choice for 10+ years has made all the difference in my skin. I hope the new version out soon and still works as well.

           
          5.0

          The best!!!

          By Mon

          from Texas

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective Protection
          • Rubs In Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about RESIST Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 - 2 oz:

            The best moisturizer I have ever had. At 50 my skin looks and feels great. Rubs in well and helps with dryness. I use more moisture in the evening as well.

             
            2.0

            Not moisturizing

            By Sparky

            from Toledo, Ohio

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Sunscreen
            • Rubs In Well

            Cons

            • Drying

            Best Uses

              Comments about RESIST Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 - 2 oz:

              I have used this daily for over a year, and have realized that this does not moisturize my skin all day. After a few hours, areas of my face are flaking. I love that it has sunscreen. But for mature skin (61), I need more moisturizing. I have used this in combination with the serum.

               
              5.0

              LOVE this sunscreen

              By Minnie

              from chicago, il

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Calming
              • Effective Protection
              • Moisturizing
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about RESIST Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 - 2 oz:

                i only use physical sunscreens on my face and this is the best one i have ever used! I have such dry skin and this sunscreen helps my skin to not feel super tight. I use this under makeup and my skin looks and feels great all day long.
                works amazing under my makeup!

                I have used this on my face during beach vacations and it lasted! I did not get spots, burned, or discolorations!

                I am light skinned so i do not experience a white cast. I also have dry skin so this is not heavy or greasy at all.

                I have used paulas other physical sunscreens and none compare to this one!!! I would be so disappointed if this one was every discontinued! hurry up spring 2017 so this gets back in stock!

                 
                5.0

                My daily go-to

                By Sarabella

                from Talking Rock, GA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Effective Protection
                • Not Greasy
                • Rubs In Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about RESIST Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 - 2 oz:

                  This product is essential for my daily skin care. The SPF is very effective... I feel like once I apply it, it stays on all day long (unless I do something physically strenuous/sweaty). I don't mind the initial white cast because it helps me see exactly where I've applied the product on my face... helps me get complete coverage. My skin loves this moisturizer and drinks it right up. Once it has time to soak in, makeup goes on so well that I don't need a facial primer.

                  Unfortunately, this is out-of-stock until Spring 2017. But if you're desperate to get some, you can purchase the 'travel size' version online, which is under the heading 'Stocking Stuffers.' I imagine they will only be available at this size through the holidays, however (?). I'm purchasing a couple of these babies so I can make it until Spring 2017!

                   
                  4.0

                  Will buy again!

                  By shoppingdiva

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Effective Protection
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't rub in well

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about RESIST Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 - 2 oz:

                  This was the 3rd PC product I tried. I was a little skeptical due to some of the reviews, but I am very happy with this daytime moisturizer. My 2 criteria: must be a good base for wearing makeup and have an effective SPF. I wear this everyday under my CC cream and it looks great. The only con I have is that it takes a few minutes for it to soak into my skin. I wish it was available again to order.

                   
                  5.0

                  The only sunscreen I will use around my eyes

                  By Joy

                  from Vancouver, Canada

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Doesn't Irritate The Eyes
                  • Doesn't Irritate The Skin
                  • Effective Protection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about RESIST Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 - 2 oz:

                    This sunscreen is perfect for me since it never irritates my eyes and doesn't have any zinc oxide. (I have a sensitivity to zinc oxide and can't use it) The formula is thick and I normally only apply to my whole face in the fall and winter. In warmer seasons, I will use this around my eyes only. It's really good for people like me who have hayfever that constantly makes their eyes water. I hope it is not out of stock for too long as I'm not sure if there are any other sunscreens that just use titanium dioxide available.

                     
                    2.0

                    Breakouts

                    By Ann

                    from Ms

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Effective Protection
                    • Rubs In Well

                    Cons

                    • Causes Rashes
                    • Greasy or Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about RESIST Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 - 2 oz:

                    I'm disappointed. I tried this because the one the one I've used for years was discontinued. This formula feels very nice but it breaks me out.

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