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Calming & Healing & Oil Balancing Properties
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator - 1.7 oz:
I use Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser, Skin Balancing Pore Reducing Toner, Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution. Those products clear up my skin and this moisturizer on top keeps my skins barrier healthy so everything can heal. It is and interesting texture, I guess I would say a dry lotion-gel? I love it and it keeps my skin moisturized in spite of some strong weekly treatments I use (4% Resist BHA, and Clinical 1% Retinol & C15 Booster on top). It also absorbs the oil, or helps to balance my skin; I'm not sure which, maybe both. All I know is that my face was super oily, like even if a normal person smeared castor oil on their face, my face would still look oilier in comparison. If it try to use other moisturizers my skin gets oily, or I develop cystic acne, or bad reactions.I did find CeraVe's Normal to Dry to be sufficient for when I run out and need moisture now! not waiting for a delivery. Even though it moisturizes and doesn't give me cystic acne, it does not have the calming benefits & healing benefits and my skin gets slightly greasy. I find that if I go without the Resist Clear Skin moisturizer and try to use CeraVe, my skin gets oilier and oilier as time goes on.Anyways, I'm clearly very happy with not just this product, but many that I have tried in Paula's Choice. I did find some other moisturizers/sunscreens in this brand to be irritating for my eyes or lips: Hydralight moisture infusing lotion, Hydralight daily mineral complete. Moisture Boost was ok, but discontinued? Anyway, this Hydrator is my Holy Grail.I had repulsive skin, now I get so many compliments on how my skins improved from friends, family, & acquaintances I haven't seen in a long time. I can go out in public without heavy foundation! Yay! I really had to make it a priority to pay attention to my skin, add one product at a time, and be consistent in application.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A staple in my regime!
from South Carolina
I love this moisturizer! I have combo/acne prone skin and this leaves my skin feeling refreshed and smooth without making it greasy. I use it in the morning and also at night. IF I had a complaint it'd be that I wish there was more product for the price.
Found the unicorn!
from Sunnyvale, CA
About Me Minimalist
I just tried this as a sample, and I am COMPLETELY sold! This is the first PM moisturizer I've ever tried (and I've tried plenty) that I actually like more than my favorite cheapo drugstore product. This moisturizer has a silky gel texture, absorbs quickly with no greasy sheen, and smooths on just like a dream. This is the magical unicorn product I've been searching for that somehow works on both the greasy and the dry areas of my weird, sensitive, breakout-prone skin.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
from snohomish wa
I've used this as a night-time moisturizer for a long time. Recently opened a new bottle and noticed a difference right away. Different color, different smell & different feel (almost waxy). None of them good changes, at least to me. Then one night I added the Resist C-15 Super Booster and wa-la, the old hydrator was back! So it appears the vitamin C was removed from the formula and now I have to buy 2 products to get the one I really liked.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Lab Girl
from Washington, DC
I really liked this moisturizer because it is super lightweight and non-irritating. It is a constant challenge finding a moisturizer that works with my oily combination and sensitive skin. It was only when I ran out of this product and switched back to what I had been using before (Eucerin redness relief, which I don't love because I can feel it kind of heavy on my skin) that I realized that my skin had been on the dry side from using this product. I actually now switched to the Resist Moisturizer for drier skin (Barrier Repair Moisturizer). It feels a little on the heavy side for my skin, so I am only putting it on the drier places. I think using these together might work out...
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By van r
from Alexandria, VA
I have used this every night as a moisturizer since about January, and it was very cold here and I didn't find it moisturizing enough so I had to use another moisturizer. As a summer moisturizer, however, it is gorgeous and lightweight. It sinks into the skin really nicely and has a nice texture. If you've got sensitive skin, it may sting, as it did for me when my skin was dry and flaky in the winter. It doesn't sting in the summer, though. I haven't really noticed any change in discoloration or pore size, which it claims to do, so I can only give it four stars.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
FINALLY found the right moisturizer!
from Chicago, IL
About Me Beauty Expert
It has taken me my entire life...but I have finally found the right moisturizer for my skin!! It's been tough because my skin has gone through some changes with the use of drying prescription topical acne medications, but now that I no longer use those (other than over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide and the Resist 2% BHA), my skin has returned to being more oily and this is the perfect light moisturizer for my oily/combo skin! This moisturizer, unlike many I've tried, does not sting when I apply it and it soaks into the skin quickly. It's just hydrating enough for me. I know that many people with oily skin don't like moisturizers - I used to be the same way - but I'd highly recommend this for anyone who is oily and breakout prone!
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Not for sensitive skin
from Springfield, IL
I loved this moisturizer at first. After about 2 weeks of use my skin started getting very irritated and red. I did a process of elimination and found that this moisturizer was the culprit. I have acne prone skin and it is dehydrated from using benzoyl peroxide and has become sensitive. I have had a horrible time trying to find a moisturizer that doesn't cause breakouts and doesn't irritate my skin. I am going to try calm redness moisturizer for combination skin next, hopefully that helps. It also caused my eye area to become red and itchy.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
The One Thing I Can't Live Without
By Lauren the Tired Artist
from New Jersey
First off, I never thought I would love this product this much. I truly got this on a whim the first time, and now I am placing the order for my 5th bottle (if memory serves correct). My skincare screams: Priority 1# Acne Control! Everything I own from toner to treatment is all to control my acne and soothe my burning skin. If it were not for the affects of my treatments causing red, dry, flaking every once and a while, on my highly oil skin, I would still be using a ultra-light weight, highly-cheap, drugstore moisturizer. I got this because I wanted something a little more moisturizing and thought the anti-aging would be a good thing to start for the future. Boy was I wrong. Want a moisturizer that you can build to what you want? Say you need a little on your oily T-zone, but man, you need something heavy on your cheeks? HERE she is.Want something that will NOT break you out? Ta-Da here she is.Oh and when you haven't slept in three days working on whatever life throws at you (college, work, tests, life in general); don't worry because you will get compliments on your bright complexion thanks to this. I am in-love guys. On top of everything the frown-lines I have are gone. Poof. Granted it took three years of using this as my ONLY anti-aging product and it is just a moisturizer. But one day I woke up looked in the mirror and realized through a haze of sleep deprivation that I did not LOOK tired. Granted I coat my face in several layers of BHAs everyday, but I used those for years. It wasn't until I started using this little surprise that my face became bright and soft. No more dark circles. I am trying to pay off a mountain of Student Loans, so I have NO money for anything, much less a pricey skincare option. But this... is worth EVERY. PENNY. I will gladly eat ramen for a month twice a year when I have to purchase a new one.
I love love love this product
from Prescott, AZ
About Me Beauty Expert, Minimalist
Oh my gosh I love this silky gel/cream hydrator so much. I have very sensitive skin which is combination-oily with dry flaky spots, redness, and some breakouts thrown in for good measure. While even the Calm moisturizer sometimes irritates my finicky skin, this hydrator never does. It feels so great on my skin. It moisturizes the areas that are drier like my cheeks and under-eye area, without being too heavy for my oily T-zone. I use it twice a day, and while I love it on it's own, it layers easily with other moisturizers and serums. Thank you Paula! I finally found my holy grail moisturizer!