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Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator

Out, out red spots. Wrinkles, that goes for you, too. This silky anti aging moisturizer is just the right texture to hydrate without causing breakouts.
Item #: 769
  • Acne Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Enlarged Pores, Wrinkles
  • Combination, Oily Skin
  • Improves skin's tone and texture

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Customer Ratings:

84 out of 100
(Based on 275 Reviews)
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  1. Amber H.
    Reviewed on Monday, July 28, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    favorite moisturizer!
    • I received a trial size of this and instantly fell in love. It has a lovely gel-cream texture and provides the perfect amount of moisture for my oily-combination skin. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated, it doesn't break my skin out, and it doesn't leave a super shiny finish either. On a side note, this product does not have a matte finish nor will it prevent oily skin from looking shiny. I don't have a problem with this because I use an oil-control primer and matte base products anyway.

  2. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Saturday, July 19, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Disappointed
    • I had really high expectations for this product after reading all the reviews and sadly, I did not have a good experience. I have combination skin so my skin usually feels a little dry after cleansing. I purchased this product to use as a night time moisturizer along with the Clear products. Unfortunately, this product neither hydrates my skin nor fades the dark marks. In fact, it makes my dark marks look worse. I really wish it lived up to its claims. I have no choice but to stop using it.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, July 21, 2014

    Thanks for your review! We're sorry this didn't work well for you. Please contact us so that we may process a refund or exchange for another moisturizer that you may be happier with.

    —Admin
  3. Raluca
    Reviewed on Sunday, July 06, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Air pump not working
    • I guess the hydrator works ok for me but the air pump of the bottle does not work :( I have seen this problem over and over again in other reviews, why isn't there a quality control to check these? I really don't know how to open and scoop the product without ruining the active ingredients :(

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, July 14, 2014

    Hello! Sadly, pumps tend to have a higher failure rate so despite our best efforts, some of them will end up having issues. This is true across the cosmetics industry but the good news is that the majority of pump packaging works flawlessly and we'll happily exchange this product for you, as it's possible you may have one of the older bottles before we switched to what we feel is a more reliable pump dispenser.

    —Admin
  4. Lori W
    Reviewed on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    A Miracle for my face!
    • Acne prone skin has never afforded me the luxury of moisturizing. Everything, literally everything, makes my face break out - except for this! The Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator is absolutely amazing. I'm in my 40's so now also concerned about wrinkles, etc. Fortunately I'm not compromising a thing! My skin stays clear, now it's moisturized and feels wonderful, and an added bonus that I noticed the skin on my neck and under my chin is much, much firmer. Very happy! :)

  5. Calla T.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Not for me
    • I am giving this two starts because it didn't work for me, but I'm sure it's great for others. Two main issues: smells (I could smell it an hour after application) and didn't give enough moisture. I have sensitive, eczema-prone skin but it's combo in the summer. So I am having more breakouts and wanted to treat that, help control T-zone oil, but also get enough moisture. This wasn't it, but I am sure there's something else here that will work b/c I love Paula's Choice products overall!

  6. anoldollinsc
    Reviewed on Saturday, June 21, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    A winner
    • I have sensitive, combination, oily T-zone, aging skin. I use this at night over Earth-sourced toner on face, under eyes, neck, shoulders, and chest. I do not use a BHA every night, just two or three nights weekly. This moisturizer makes my skin its most beautiful. It calms any irritation, restoring my natural, fair color, gives a lovely finish, and replenishes with antioxidants. It has never irritated my eyes. Thank you, Paula. Bravo!

  7. Missy B.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Missy
    • Amazing moisturizer. I use this formula at night and Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Moisture Gel during the day. I had some persistent fine lines around my eyes that even the most expensive eye cream couldn't seem to help. I was hesitant to try another rich cream, as this had only given me milia (little white bumps) around my eyes. After a few weeks of concentrated use around my eyes my fine lines are almost invisible. Now it's winter, I will be switching to Moisture Boost for more hydration.

  8. Christina C
    Reviewed on Sunday, June 08, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Wanted to love this
    • I wanted to love this. Anti aging & blemish care in a moisturizer! The feel of it (but also or all Paulas Choice moisturizers) is super velvety and smooth, however I got small bumps of irritation from something in the formula. It wasn't too emollient, but too much for my sensitive skin. I switched to the Hydralight moisturizer and love it.

  9. Robyn T.
    Reviewed on Saturday, June 07, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    I can't live without it!
    • I have oily-combination, blackhead and acne-prone skin. I use this product as my final step at night, all over my eyes and face, with amazing results. I awake with the most glorious, smooth, glowing, perfect skin. It does not make me greasy or break out. I love it!

  10. Herlinda V.
    Reviewed on Thursday, May 29, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Not a very good option for combination skin
    • This made my skin extra dry in the dry areas of my combination skin it was fine the oily areas of my face (T zone) but in my cheek and chin zone it made it dry. I was sad because i thought this was going to work for me.

  11. Gislaine P
    Reviewed on Sunday, May 18, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Great product
    • I love Paula's choice products because they are NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS and I always look for companies that supports this cause. In addiction to that, the products are great and this Resist Moisturizer is very light for oily and acne-prone skin. I use it after washing my face at night and before I apply the Retinol. I totally recommend this product!

  12. Felicia I.
    Reviewed on Friday, May 16, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Absorbs quickly, love for use during the day prior to sunscreen
    • This is a great moisturizer, I love the gel/cream combo, it absorbs quickly and isn't too heavy/greasy for my combo/oily skin, so it's great for use during the day prior to my sunscreen, which I then wear under makeup. Sometimes thicker, heavier creams and moisturizers, followed by sunscreen, then primer, then foundation, etc., end up leaving your makeup slipping and sliding, and this just absorbs in and sets while still leaving my skin feeling very smooth and hydrated. Definitely an A+ product.

  13. Sharon K.
    Reviewed on Thursday, May 15, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Amazing product
    • This is an excellent moisturiser for those of you with acne/post acne scars. I use it after cleansing and toning, and before putting on my sunscreen. It adds extra moisture to my skin which I need since I use acne medication. I have found since using this my spots are so much less visible and this does not cause me to break out, or feel heavy. It moisturizes, and yet feels very light, fresh and you feel good about wearing it. I would recommend this highly.

  14. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Sunday, May 11, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Made my skin itch
    • I was hoping this moisturizer would work for me, but I notice that my skin starts to get a little red, and itch on certain parts of my face....I will have to try another paulas choice product and hope for the best!

  15. Vanessa
    Reviewed on Saturday, May 10, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Excellent night moisturiser
    • I received this with my last order as a free trial size. This is a perfect night moisturiser for my oily skin. Used in combination with the skin balancing system my skin is looking amazing, oiliness reduced dramatically, redness gone, skin tone more even and pimples are gone! And it is great around my eyes. I have just ordered a full size bottle. I'm using either Barely There Sheer Matte Tint or Resist Super Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 for the daytime depending on the humidity level.

  16. Emily Z.
    Reviewed on Friday, May 09, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Pleasant surprise
    • I got this as a surprise sample in my most recent order and couldn't have been happier with it! I have oily, sensitive skin that breaks out if I use heavy moisturizers too often, but also dries out very easily due to the regimen I have to use to keep it clear. (BHA+Finacea with occasional BP if I break out) I gave this moisturizer a shot, and not only does it give me decent moisture, but my face stays matte. Definitely buying a full size! Only giving 4 stars since I haven't used it longterm.

  17. Stephanie H.
    Reviewed on Friday, May 02, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Amazing!!!
    • I tried this in sample before I bought it and it works great on my skin. Clears up acne minimizing pores and my skin looks great. I have tried so many products that say they will do what this product does and wasted so much money.i will be buying again love it!!!

  18. Kat
    Reviewed on Sunday, April 27, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Blown away
    • I am elated to have finally found products that work for my skin type (oily, acne prone, very sensitive)! My skin must love something(s) in this formula because it looks noticeably improved in one use (less red, less flaky, less acne). Never in my 15 years of dealing with problem skin have I been able to say this about a product. It does sting a little upon application, but nothing intolerable, which is why I use for PM moisturizing. Then follow up with hydralight in the morning, perfect!

  19. Mia K.
    Reviewed on Thursday, April 24, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Simply the best
    • This is the best moisturizer I ever used. I have a really sensitive skin and I'm also battling with combination skin (more dry areas than oily areas.. so frustrating!). I add this moisturizer to Clear regular strength acne routine and it is the best combo. This moisturizer keeps my dry area hydrated all day while controlling oily areas. I haven't seen new breakouts so far and overall I really love this product. Please never discontinue!!!

  20. Grace S.
    Reviewed on Thursday, April 24, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Great product
    • I received this as a sample in my Birchbox and immediately fell in love with it. I have some red marks from previous breakouts and noticed they are lighter already, after about a week of use. My skin is clearer and I haven't had a breakout since using it. I use it under makeup and my makeup goes on very smoothly, and I'm not oily/greasy at the end of the day. Great product!

  21. Dana M.
    Reviewed on Friday, April 18, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love this product!
    • I received a sample in my birchbox and immediately had to purchase it. I use it before apply my makeup and it keeps the shine away all day and allows my makeup to look smooth. I would say I have combination skin that gets oily as the day goes on and I was so shocked to see that after two days of wearing this product, I didn't have any shine at the end of the work day. I was sold and had to purchase!

  22. Alotta Pitts
    Reviewed on Friday, April 18, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    I finally want to use a moisturizer on my face.
    • Like most people with oily/acne skin, I have never wanted to use a moisturizer on my face. Yuck, am I right? But I decided on this as a sampler a couple of months ago since I am now a NaNa. Acne and hyperplasia with a side of wrinkles? Please, can't I get a break somewhere? Here it is. This stuff blew me away. I look forward to putting this product on. Crossing my fingers of the BHA 9 and Retinol for the hyperplasia.

  23. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Overrated
    • This product does feel nice when you put it on your skin. It leaves a matte finish, not too sticky or greasy feeling. However, this product is a mess if you try to wear it under makeup. It pills up and separates and makes it impossible to wear any form of makeup that applies to the face. Because it does not work well under makeup, I have started wearing at nighttime but I do not feel like it is moisturizing enough or has much skin replenishing properties that I would like for nighttime.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Friday, April 18, 2014

    Thanks for sharing your experience! We're sorry you didn't find the RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator a fit. Your experience with makeup incompatibility isn't a common one, and we invite you to contact us sfor assistance with a refund or exchange. You may have better luck with another moisturizer in our line, or one of the many options recommended in Beautypedia.

    —Admin
  24. Meri G.
    Reviewed on Monday, April 07, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Another Wonderful Product from PC
    • I have been using this product for probably longer than 2 years. I love it... it is my go to moisturizer. I use it at night along with other products and I use it during the day under my makeup and sun screen. It really does help with my breakouts and the redness from past breakouts. Wonderfully moisturizing but does not cause my skin to break out more. I have combination areas - classic oily T zone and drier cheeks etc. , this works beautifully! I will continue to use it for many years!

  25. Lidia P.
    Reviewed on Thursday, April 03, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    best for oily skin, not for combo skin
    • I have combination skin with hormonal acne and found this to not be moisturizing enough for my skin. Although it did not work for me, this should work incredibly well for those with really oily skin as the texture is very light and refreshing. I'm now using the moisture boot moisturizer at night instead and my combination skin loves it!

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What makes this product unique?
Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator contains an exclusive complex of proven antiwrinkle and skin-clearing ingredients that renew and restore your skin, making it look younger, even-toned, and fresh.  Powerful antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients stimulate healthy collagen production, repair sun damage, and fade red marks and discolorations from past breakouts. Lactoperoxidase helps eliminate breakout-causing bacteria, while soothing agents calm skin and enhance its natural repair process.

This silky, gel-lotion hydrates your skin for a healthier surface that feels wonderfully smooth. It brightens your skin with a radiant matte finish that perfectly preps it for makeup application.

Fragrance-free, colorant-free, and safe for use around the eyes. 100% Guaranteed.

Who is this product for?
Resist Clear Skin Hydrator is formulated for anyone with normal, oily, combination  or blemish-prone skin who wants a moisturizer to address wrinkles and sun damage with the added benefit of curbing blemishes and the red marks they leave behind.

Sources to support the claims made for Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, June 2010, pages S72–S81; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2010, pages 22–27; Wound Repair and Regeneration, January-February 2010, pages 80–88; Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, Volume 31, 2009, pages 277–287; Journal of Dermatological Science, November 2009, pages 106–112; Free Radical Biology and Medicine, January 2009, pages 78–87; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2008, pages 235–243; Food and Chemical Toxicology, April 2008, pages 1,298–1,307; Journal of Experimental Therapeutics and Oncology, 2007, Volume 6, issue 2, pages 89–106; Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, June 2006, pages 96–101; Journal of Applied Microbiology, May 2006, pages 1034–1042; International Journal of Cosmetic Science, June 2005, pages 171–176; and Biomaterials, December 2003, pages 5,099–5,113.

Key Ingredients: niacinamide, adenosine , antioxidant, vitamin C, Boerhavia diffusa root extract, glycerin, glucose, epigallocatechin gallate, cell-communicating ingredients, lactoperoxidase, sodium ascorbyl phosphate

Product Ingredients:

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone slip agent), Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate (thickening/skin-conditioning agent), Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer (silicone texture enhancer), Glycerin (skin-identical/repairing ingredient), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (stabilized vitamin C), Cetyl Alcohol (thickener), Niacinamide (cell-communicating ingredient), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate (thickeners), Polysilicone-11 (film-forming agent), Adenosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidant), Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase (skin-clearing agents), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (plant extract/antioxidant), Xanthan Gum (binding agent/emulsifier), Glucose (skin-identical/repairing ingredient), Ceteareth-20 (solubilizing agent), Decyl Glucoside (emulsifier), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

DIRECTIONS: Apply after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating with your Paula's Choice skincare system. Dispense 1-2 pumps and apply over entire face, including around the eyes. During the day, follow with a Paula's Choice sunscreen or foundation with sunscreen; at night, for optimum results, apply after Paula's Choice Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum.

Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.

How is the Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator different from the other Paula's Choice facial moisturizers?

Resist Clear Skin Hydrator is a state-of-the-art formula specifically designed to address the advanced needs of those concerned with the frustrating combination of wrinkles and breakouts.

Resist Clear Skin  Hydrator contains a special complex of ingredients that works to repair signs of aging as it helps keep skin clear and encourage healing of discolorations (red marks) from breakouts. And because it's a moisturizer, it also provides hydration for smoother, softer, younger-looking skin.

Despite the advanced nature of this formula, it bears the formulary hallmarks of every Paula's Choice facial moisturizer. All of them are designed to supply skin with what it needs to look and feel its best.

How come Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator doesn't contain retinol?

Although retinol is an anti-aging superstar ingredient, it's important to keep in mind that it is not the only superstar to consider. Paula and her team developed this unique formula around the benefits of niacinamide with stabilized vitamin C and a specialized skin-clearing complex. Between these and other key ingredients such as antioxidants, skin that's showing signs of aging yet still breaking out is able to repair itself and help reduce signs of past breakouts. If you wish to add a product with retinol to your anti-aging routine, consider one of our serums (note that the Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum does not contain retinol).

Do I still need to use my anti-acne products with this moisturizer?

Yes. Although we'd love it if this weren't true, the fact is that it requires more than one product to keep acne in check. Essential are a gentle, water-soluble cleanser, a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) exfoliant that contains salicylic acid, and a topical disinfectant medicated with benzoyl peroxide. Using these types of products along with Resist Clear Skin Hydrator ensures you're combining the right ingredients to manage breakouts while also helping your skin look and act younger.

I keep depressing the pump, but no product is coming out.

This product is packaged in an airless pump dispenser which utilizes a vacuum system to dispense and keep the contents fresh. Airless packaging helps to keep air and contaminates out of the product, which enhances the formula's stability and effectiveness.

When using your product for the first time, you may need to “prime” the dispenser. To prime, simply pump the dispenser slowly about 10-15 times. If the dispenser stops working at any time, simply repeat the "priming" step. Do not attempt to dismantle the package.

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