RESIST Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment
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RESIST Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment
An advanced moisturizing body lotion that gently gives skin the transforming power of pure retinol to help diminish the appearance of uneven skin tone and rejuvenate the feeling of soft firmer skin.

RESIST Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment

Based on 142 reviews

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An advanced moisturizing body lotion that gently gives skin the transforming power of pure retinol to help diminish the appearance of uneven skin tone and rejuvenate the feeling of soft firmer skin.
  • Pure retinol & antioxidants help transform skin
  • Natural butters & plant oils beautifully hydrate skin
  • Rich texture moisturizes dry skin, yet is non-greasy
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Concerns:
Anti-Aging

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    4 oz
    $27.00
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    $1.50

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Why is it different?

RESIST Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment melds key anti-aging ingredients normally seen in facial moisturizers into a silky-textured, lightweight, and thoroughly hydrating body lotion for all skin types. It is designed to gently give skin the transforming power of pure retinol to help diminish the appearance of uneven skin tone, alleviate dry skin, and rejuvenate the feeling of soft but firmer-looking skin.

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What does it do?
Uses a specialized retinol complex and potent antioxidants to intensively smooth and soften skin from the neck down. This silky, concentrated lotion, energized by the power of retinol, goes to work immediately to hydrate dry skin as well as give skin the essential ingredients it needs to look younger. Soothing emollients and plant oils provide an instant, healthy-looking glow you’ll love seeing and feeling.
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How to use
Apply a small amount to clean skin. May be used daily for all-over smoothing, or applied as a spot treatment where needed. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater. If irritation occurs, reduce frequency or mix into your favorite moisturizer (without retinol). If irritation persists, discontinue use.
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Research

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, July 2016

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, June 2011, issue 6, pages 45-55

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, August 2005, issue 4, pages 243-9

Journal of Cosmetic Science, July-August 2011, issue 4, pages 361-70

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

Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146

Cosmetics, 2015, volume 2, issue 3, pages 259-276

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Dimethicone (hydration), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Cetyl Palmitate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Butyrospermum Parkii (shea butter/emollient/antioxidant), Glyceryl Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), PEG-100 Stearate (texture-enhancing), Oenothera Biennis Oil (evening primrose oil/non-fragrant oil/emollient/antioxidant), Vitis Vinifera Oil (grape seed oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant/emollient), Cetyl Alcohol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Retinol (vitamin A/skin-renewing), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/skin replenishing), Panthenol (hydration), Carnosine (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Dimethiconol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Cera Alba (beeswax/texture-enhancing),Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (texture-enhancing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (emollient), Decylene Glycol (hydration), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Chlorphenesin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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Paula's Choice SkincareRESIST Retinol Body Treatment - 4 oz
 
4.4

(based on 142 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (96)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (31)
  • Absorbs quickly (26)
  • Not greasy (26)
  • Goes on smoothly (25)
  • Moisturizes well (23)

Cons

  • Bad smell (6)

Best Uses

  • After shower/bath (23)
  • Bedtime (16)
  • Deep moisturization (11)
  • Daily use (7)
  • Dry/chapped skin (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (15), Brand buyer (9), Beauty conscious (5), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (6)

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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best body moisturizer

By Deanna

from Honolulu, HI

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • After Shower/Bath

    Comments about RESIST Retinol Body Treatment - 4 oz:

    I use this product sparingly because of the price, but then when I look at what I spend on my face, this is really nothing in comparison. I use it only on my legs after I shower, while my skin is still damp, to help it spread, and it is hands-down the best moisturizer I've ever used. My legs tend slightly on the dry side, and they're easily irritated from shaving, but this takes care of that, goes on smoothly, and leaves a non-greasy feel. I made my bottle last a long time, but in the end, I'll have to get over it and just use it regularly because it really is the best. I only hope that when I place my next order, they'll have fixed the pump, because it doesn't spring back on its own any more. As for the comments about the smell, I figure that's what you get when something has no added fragrance. I'll take the pure efficacy over a fragrance any day.

    (6 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Nothing special

    By Jill

    from Portland, OR

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about RESIST Retinol Body Treatment - 4 oz:

    I had high hopes this lotion would help with the crepey skin on my elbows but no such luck. Also saw no improvement on feet, knees, or thighs. I'll stick with my big bottle of affordable lotion.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Second bottle broken ??!! but i love this product !!

    By trin

    from napa ca

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Not Greasy
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about RESIST Retinol Body Treatment - 4 oz:

        so bummed ..i cant live without this stuff !! second bottle i received after ordering quit a few from paulas choice and pump was broke ! i was once again so desperate i had my bf cut it open and put in a plastic bag. I love the lotion but they need to figure out a better working pump ? i guess i should not order when im completely out so i can send back if item arrives with broke pump.

        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        awful smell

        By ab

        from silicon valley

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

            Comments about RESIST Retinol Body Treatment - 4 oz:

            The smell is not overpowering but an almost cloyingly sweet smell. I bought this for the inside of my forearms an can't take it, tried on the skin above my knees too. No luck. I will say I don't have allergies to smells but am sensitive. Disappointed, hoped it would make the
            crepe-ey skin look better. In the trash it goes

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Truly the best skin of my life!

            By Cosmetics realist

            from Dayton, Ohio

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Not Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedtime

              Comments about RESIST Retinol Body Treatment - 4 oz:

              I am 41 and have been under dermatologists' care since my early 20s for rosacea and acne. I started using this product 2-3 weeks ago, and my skin looks better than ever! My mom even commented on how "perfect" my skin looks, and she is rarely impressed with anyone's skin. I use this product in conjunction with Paula's 2% BHA lotion, 10% AHA, Clinical Ultra Rich moisturizer (at night), and Skin Balancing Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (daytime). My acne is gone, my rosacea has disappeared, and I finally feel confident in my own skin. Paula's Choice is a skin saver!

              (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Good on paper; but mediocre results.

              By Dustin

              from Asheville, NC

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

              • Not "anti-aging"
              • Small Amount Of Product
              • Small Amount Of Retinol

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath

              Comments about RESIST Retinol Body Treatment - 4 oz:

              Paula's Choice used to make a body lotion called Slip Into Silk. This is the exact same product (almost identical ingredient lists) except this contains a minuscule amount of retinol. The amount of retinol is too low to make a meaningful difference in my own skin. What I like about this product is that it's fragrance-free (although it does have a non-offensive smell) and lightweight. This is not a moisturizer for serious dryness. It also works as a facial moisturizer, and in that regard it is a much better value (used on the body, this will not last long at all). That said, I don't think this produces results that make it better than so many other moisturizers. The addition of retinol is seductive, but -- for me -- it does not produce any visible results.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Holy Grail Retinol

              By Shiloh

              from New York

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Bedtime
                • Deep Moisturization

                Comments about RESIST Retinol Body Treatment - 4 oz:

                Got as a gift from my cousin, I use it on my face, it's a great buy for 4oz of product. My skin is very sensitive but I use a little of this mixed with my cerave Sa lotion and my skin has never looked better. Please never discontinue this you will have a buyer for life and it's affordable.

                (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great product, not so great packaging

                By Andie

                from New York, NY

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • After Shower/Bath
                  • Deep Moisturization
                  • Dry/Chapped Skin
                  • Winter Dryness

                  Comments about RESIST Retinol Body Treatment - 4 oz:

                  I cannot live without this product. This along with the AHA and BHA lotions are staples in my routine. However, the pump broke on me twice. Now it's a problem how I am gonna take out the rest of the product inside the bottle. There's still so much left of it, so much of my money wasted. Hope paula's choice acknowledges this problem and change the packaging, especially since there has been a price increase.

                  (7 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  hate it

                  By crephelp

                  from durango co

                  Comments about RESIST Retinol Body Treatment - 4 oz:

                  I bought this from QVC after I read reviews here I have to say my skin looks terrible after only two days of use I called QVC to get a refund I was so hopeful that this would help my crepe skin mostly on my knees well guess what it looks worse I look like I am 75 years old really not good

                  (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for face too!

                  By SomeGingerChild

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Face Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne Scarring
                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores
                    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                    • Redness/ Blotchiness
                    • Sensitive Skin
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about RESIST Retinol Body Treatment - 4 oz:

                    First, I'd like to mention that I did buy this with the intention to use it on my face. I read a Q&A on here where they said the ingredients were gentle enough to use on the face and I generally prefer a richer night cream anyways, so I figured it was worth a shot.
                    I have very very pale skin and (a few months ago especially) was dealing with hormonal acne. Because my skin is so fair the scarring from these were extremely noticeable even with makeup on, but this product has helped lighten acne scars, completely took away my mild smile lines (I'm only 20, but I could see them creeping up on me!), and reduced my pore size.
                    I didn't have any issues with this product breaking me out more, in fact this (along with the skin recovery hydrating mask left on overnight) completely healed any acne I had overnight. I always struggle with fighting acne off because most topical acne medications dry out the skin and leave me with flakey scarring, whereas this product kept my skin nice and moisturized while still fighting breakouts and improving the tone of my skin more and more every day!
                    I also found that makeup glides over this product BEAUTIFULLY! Better than all of the primers I have, however I'll only use this if I am applying makeup to go out at night as the retinol makes you more sun sensitive. I wear SPF every day anyways, but I'd rather not risk it so I keep this product for nighttime use only!

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Normal
                    • Age:
                    • 18-29

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