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Too Drying for Normal Skin
from Richmond, VA
About Me Minimalist
Comments about RESIST Super-Light Daily Defense SPF 30 - 2 oz:
I used this product daily now for almost a month and while the finish (being matte) worked wonderfully, overall it dried out my skin. The dryness got so bad that even a few days after stoping the use of this product, the skin area around my mouth and chin remained flakey. Because the product was too drying, my skin tried to over-compensate by producing more oil and I ended up with acne along my chin line. The color/tint was fine--no issues there. This makes for the third sun-protection product from Paula's Choice that does not agree with my skin (skin-balancing was also too drying). The Resist for normal-dry skin was too sticky and oily, and now this one left a very tight feeling on my skin. Why can't there be one for normal skin?
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Wanted to love, but product fell way short
By Cyrious H
from Phoenix, AZ
About Me Beauty Expert
I have very normal skin that can move into combination skin sometimes due to hormones and/or weather. This is by far, my least favorite PC product I have purchased and my least favorite mineral based sunscreen I have purchased. The mattifying agents are very strong which is good for very oily skin as my skin will stay matte looking for 12+ hours a day under makeup. That being said, the same mattifying agents make this product very hard to blend into the skin as it dries very quickly. I have extremely fair skin and this product dries blotchy and very orange tinted on my skin. I have used my fingers, beauty blender, brushes to apply and all produce the same effect. In order to use this under foundation, I have to wear a full coverage foundation to counteract the orange tint. This product also has caused me to breakout and makes my skin dry. This product also isn't could if you use any primer/foundation that has oil in it as the silicones seem to react against each other causing the resist sunscreen to peel up and create and unsightly mess. I keep trying to find ways to use it that will work for me, but it's more of a hassle than it's worth. I will not buy again and stick to other mineral sunscreen formulations.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Tried all of PC's oily skin sunscreen products and was disappointed with each one. Enter Resist Super Light Daily Defense SPF30. Perfect! Truly matte, even several hours later! I was leery of the tint, and upon applying the color looked awful on my skin. However, the product soon absorbed to an undetectable smooth, matte finish. Now I don't need a foundation in the summer at all! Worth the money, especially since I'm not wasting money looking for something else. Very, very happy with this product!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Leaves skin soft and not greasy
from Chicago, IL
About Me Beauty Conscious
This is one of the best facial sunscreens I've used that both controls oil and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. I have combination skin that can lean to the dry side, and in the summer my forehead can get oily. This product manages to lightly hydrate while keeping my T zone oil under control. The tint coverage is light and works for my skin tone, but I would like to see PC either eliminate the tint altogether or offer a wider spectrum of colors.
I love this sunscreen. It is lightweight, rubs in well and I LOVE the tint. Please don't ever take this out! I hate wearing a lot of makeup and find it provides the perfect amount of coverage. I also have very sensitive skin and I have never had a problem with this sunscreen. Great product, would highly recommend it.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Best sunscreen ever used
from HCM city, Vietnam
Best sunscreen I have ever used hands down. Please do not ever ever discontinue this product ever, PC team !! For some reason, I'm sure that I cannot use anything with Titanium Dioxide in it and thank God PC made this sunscreen. It's wonderful for me. The only thing that I would like to be better is the color. I'm Asian so I'm quite pale, so if PC team can have this one with a little lighter/brighter tin to it, it'd be more than perfect. Oh and maybe....can it also have higher SPF? Thank you for everything PC team! And yes I did recommend this to a few friends of mine.
A strong option so far
from Sunnyvale, CA
Trying this out with a couple of samples! My impressions so far:Don't love the feel on initial application (sits on top of the skin instead of sinking in) but this gets better eventually and it feels nice once it's dried. Unobtrusive tint, not noticeable at all. No discernable smell. Sweated off a little quickly on an average California day walking down the street.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect Base to Build On
from North Central USA
I use a small amount of this product in combination with the a tiny bit of SKIN BALANCING Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol, and BEST FACE FORWARD Foundation SPF 25, applied all together! It works for me!
Fix the tint!
from Coronado, CA
Use under foundation and to calm skin irritated by Retin A. Love the feel, glides on, sinks in fast with no residue. I hate anything sticky and that includes most all sunscreens and moisturizers, but this leaves my skin comfortable and calm. However, I dislike the color and it oxidizes to orange - PC please get your chemists on this or simply take out the tint! Expensive compared to what PC used to charge for products in the beginning.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Love! I use this everyday and it keeps oil at bay while not being to dry on my dry patches. Absorbs quickly and isn't greasy at all.