RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50
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RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50
This antioxidant-rich spf moisturizer hydrates and protects with superstar ingredients like niacinamide, shea butter and licorice for flawless, younger-looking skin.

RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50

Based on 42 reviews

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This antioxidant-rich moisturizer hydrates and protects with superstar ingredients like niacinamide, shea butter and licorice for flawless, younger-looking skin.

  • Helps prevent premature aging
  • Antioxidants protect against environmental stressors
  • Hydrating cream leaves a dewy finish
  • Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Dry/Very Dry Skin
Concerns:
Wrinkles, Anti-Aging

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Why is it different?
RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50 protects against the entire range of sun’s UVA rays while also providing UVB protection. Powerhouse antioxidants like shea butter, coffee seed and apple are joined by tone-improving niacinamide and licorice for skin whose appearance gets better with each use.
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What does it do?
Broad spectrum SPF 50 helps prevent premature aging while helping to improve skin health and hydration. Leaves a soft, dewy finish and provides superior anti-aging benefits.The SPF 50 is a significant benefit as it decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun if used as directed with other sun protection measures.
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How to use
Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. If not applied liberally, you’ll need to reapply every two hours after 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

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, March 2017, pages S100–S109;

Indian Dermatology Online Journal, July-August 2015, pages 311-315;

Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, September 2015, ePublication;

Pharmaceutical Biology, July 2015, pages 5-18; Pharmacognosy Review, January-June 2014, pages 52-60;

Antioxidants, September 2013, pages 181-193;

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, January 2013, pages 16-26; DermatoEndocrinology, July 2012, pages 308-319;

Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, January 2012, ePublication; and Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry, 2006, issue 7, pages 2,558-2,562.

Ingredients
Product Ingredients Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%; Homosalate 5%; Octinoxate 7.50%; Octisalate 5%; Oxybenzone 5% (sunscreen actives). Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Silica (opacifier and texture enhancer), Glycerin (hydration), Cetearyl Alcohol (texture enhancer), Dimethicone (hydration), Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (emulsifier), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract (skin-restoring), VP/Eicosene Copolymer (texture enhancer), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (emollient), Allantoin (skin soothing), Niacinamide (skin-restoring), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin soothing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration, soothing), Atractylodes Macrocephala Root Powder (antioxidant), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (skin soothing), Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Mahonia Aquifolium Root Extract, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate (antioxidants), Sarcosine, Capryloyl Glycine, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Glucoside (skin softeners), Dimethiconol (texture enhancer), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (stabilizer), Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate (hydration), Hexylene Glycol (texture enhancer), 4-T-Butylcyclohexanol (emollient), Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate (texture enhancers), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (stabilizer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol (preservatives), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin softening).

Ratings & Reviews

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3.3

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Non-greasy (26)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Moisturizes (25)
  • Softens skin (20)
  • Soothes skin (12)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (13)
  • Not effective (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (24)
  • Sensitive skin (13)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (10)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (4)
  • Uneven skin tone (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (20), Beauty expert (7), Survivalist / minimalist (6)
    • Skin Type:
    • Dry (19), Normal (10), Combination (9)

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4.0

Great product, high SPF and not sticky!

By Lisa

from Sacramento

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Not sticky
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Sensitive Skin

    After trying a series of sunscreens that all felt sticky or greasy when applied (and always returning to my favorite Moisture Boost product here), I feel like I hit the jackpot with this daytime moisturizer. Great smooth feel, very light, no sticky/tacky feel at all. Excellent. And the added peace of mind knowing I'm using a good sunscreen! Paula's Choice gets it right again. Thanks

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery is always well packed and prompt.

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    1.0

    Not a cellular defense replacement

    By Tammy

    from Raleigh, NC

    Pros

      Cons

      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        Please think twice about purchasing. After two days of use, my skin is bright red, painful and peeling. My skin is not sensitive and I have worn chemical sunscreens at much higher SPFs than this, and this burned and dried out my skin terribly. I am also a regular nighttime retinol user and have never experienced a reaction to a product like this.

        Cellular Defense was my favorite moisturizer - this is NOT a replacement. I would not even consider this a moisturizer.

         
        5.0

        Works great under make up

        By Mel

        from Charlotte NC

        About Me Skin Care Professional

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          I use mineral sunscreen most of the time but I wanted to try this because of the high spf. Surprisingly it doesn't burn at all. This is one of the few chemical sunscreens that I can use in my sensitive skin. The texture is great too. Easy to spread and works well under make up.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          2.0

          Would Not Buy Again

          By Cat

          from NJ

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

              Thank goodness I only purchased the travel size. I have been using Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizer and was going on vacation and wanted extra SPF protection. I bought the travel size of this and used it the first time and had a burning sensation around my eyes and cheeks. I tried a second day and got the same burning sensation. I don't consider myself to have sensitive skin either. I've used the old formula and did not have any issues but not sure what else PC changed with this formula. I went right back to the Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizer.

              • Skin Type:
              • Dry
              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              1.0

              Burns my face :(

              By Shannon

              from Olympia, WA

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                I was so excited when this new reformulation came out. I used to use the old version religiously (mixed half and half with the Resist Superlight Wrinkle Defense to cut down the shine) and was so sad when it went away. Unfortunately this new version burns my face badly, and I end up with red, blotchy skin for the rest of the day. I have tried it several times now after putting it down for a few weeks in between, and every time it still burns (even mixed with the Superlight Wrinkle Defense). If Paula could figure out what's causing the burn and remove it, I would be ever so happy to give it another try!

                Service and delivery comments:

                Very quick delivery as always!

                • Skin Type:
                • Normal
                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                5.0

                TERRIFIC SPF MOISTURIZER!

                By BeeBee

                from Cape Cod, MA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  I ordered the travel size of this product so I could check and see if I like it. I am very fussy about SPF products. The verdict: I love it! It is non-greasy, as other reviewers have said, and absorbs very quickly, leaving a matte finish. The fact that it is not overly moisturizing is a plus as far as I am concerned; I prefer a lightweight moisturizer for day, and heavier one at night. There is no white cast, and it absorbs very quickly. It mixes well with my foundation to make a tinted moisturizer. This is a great product!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery is always prompt and notification is clear and updated.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 60+
                   
                  5.0

                  Love it

                  By Bean

                  from Vermont

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    I used this every day and am very happy with it! Non-greasy, great texture, doesn't make me break out.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Normal
                    • Age:
                    • 30-44
                     
                    1.0

                    Not moisturizing

                    By AK

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Non-Greasy

                    Cons

                    • Not Effective

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    I tried to like this moisturizer. I really did. It feels great when you first put it on, but once it gets absorbed it makes my skin feel painfully dry. I'm going to have to find something else.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Dry
                    • Age:
                    • 18-29
                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing high SPF

                    By Katie

                    from Ohio

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Softens Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      I bought the travel tube and love this moisturizer. I put it on underneath my C15 and Ultra light antioxidant serum. It is very lightweight and not greasy at all. It is not irritating to my skin whatsoever.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Always great!

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Combination
                      • Age:
                      • 30-44
                       
                      4.0

                      Depends on your preference (not white, thin and not oily)

                      By C

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Beauty Expert

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Moisturizes
                      • Non-Greasy
                      • Softens Skin

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                        • Sensitive Skin

                        I can see how many people might prefer this to the old Resist Skin Restoring SPF 25. Vs. that one this one leaves less of a greasy finish and absorbs more quickly, plus the higher SPF is always a plus in my book. This is a really well executed high SPF, it doesn't leave a white cast and it works flawlessly under foundation or a tinted moisturizer. (Whereas Skin Recovery SPF 30, which I also like okay, does leave a bit of a white cast and I feel it can sometimes ball up a bit under foundation if I apply too much of it).

                        However, and maybe this is just me, I preferred the old Resist SPF 25 because it was more moisturizing for my skin. This one doesn't feel moisturizing or thick enough for my skin, so my current Paula's Choice favorite day SPF is Calm Redness Relief SPF 30 (which also leaves no white cast and is wonderful under make-up but a bit less of a greasy finish than the Resist Restoring SPF 25 was). I also sometimes add a drop of Jojoba oil which helps it stay moisturizing for longer but will dilute the SPF so you'd need to layer more SPF on top.

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Dry
                        • Age:
                        • 30-44

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