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Resist Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30

Run along, wrinkles. Shield your skin from sun damage with a feather-light cream that leaves a shine-free finish. Slightly tinted, so you won’t see a white cast.
Item #: 776
  • Anti-Aging, Brown Spots, Enlarged Pores, Extra Sensitive Skin, Rosacea, Wrinkles
  • Combination, Oily Skin
  • Provides gentle, mineral-based broad-spectrum sun protection
  • Shields skin from wrinkles and brown spots

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Customer Ratings:

87 out of 100
(Based on 654 Reviews)
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  1. Tapestry S.
    Reviewed on Friday, April 17, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    A-MAZING!!
    • I hardly ever write reviews...UNLESS, I find the most amazing product!! I have melasma and have been on the hunt for the perfect moisturizer with spf for years. I ran across this product and ordered samples to test out. The first day I wore it, I was amazed!! It's very lightweight, absorbs quickly, has anti-aging benefits, smooths large pores, controls my super oily skin all day, evens out my skin tone...and most important, doesn't leave any signs that you're wearing sunscreen! A true WINNER!

  2. Emily N.
    Reviewed on Friday, April 17, 2015
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Has a fairly strong unpleasant smell that doesn't fade much
    • I wish I tried a sample before buying the full product! I had skin drying and the tint was a bad color for me. I would keep it if that was all, but I can't cope with the smell. Few reviewers mention its fairly strong unpleasant "cosmetic" or "chemical" smell. (One called it "herbal", but there is nothing plant-like about this). I could smell it immediately when I opened it, but tried it hoping the smell would fade. It only faded some. My face was stinky all day long until I night-cleansed.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Friday, April 17, 2015

    Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  3. Caroline G.
    Reviewed on Thursday, April 16, 2015
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    So good but WAY too expensive
    • I love this product. I feel like it camouflages imperfections and acts as a really good primer for my dark circles. I do find that I have to wear moisturizer under it so that I don't get too dry. Why is this product SO expensive though??? The bottle is tiny and not worth $29 in my opinion. Lower the price and I will be a lifetime buyer!

  4. Rebecca P.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Fantastic for oily skin!
    • I recently read Paula Begoun's "The Original Beauty Bible," so I'll refrain from using words like "miraculous" and "flawless." However, this sunscreen is really great for my oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin. I got a sample and was immediately impressed: My pores seemed to tighten and my skin became a smooth, non-sticky canvas for makeup. I've tried other PC sunscreen samples but found this was the best for my problem skin. Well done, Paula! I plan to make this part of my daily routine.

  5. Maria B
    Reviewed on Friday, April 10, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Just plain wonderful
    • I LOVE this moisturizer with sunscreen! Most moisturizers with sunscreens feel thick, leaving a whitish tint to my skin, but not PC's. It feels light and with just the right amount of tint giving my skin a nice dewy glow all day long. Please never stop making this product!!!!

  6. Sharyl
    Reviewed on Thursday, April 09, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    I can now skip foundation!
    • I'm so happy with this product. I'd used avobenzone-based sunscreens for years because they were said to be best for oily skin, though I hated them. Finally I ordered a few samples from Paula's Choice and when I first opened this one, I was wary of the brown tint. It reminded me of heavy foundations from the 70s! However, when I smoothed it on, the tint was much lighter than it appeared (and I'm very fair). It dries to a semi-matte, beautiful finish that only requires powder on top!

  7. Joan
    Reviewed on Wednesday, April 08, 2015
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Tinted.
    • This product is tinted pinkish beige. It is light and goes on smoothly, like foundation, and soaks in nicely, but left a slight sheen on my face. Since I don't wear makeup, I didn't like the foundation feel/look. The hue is wrong for me, and my skin felt a little tight after a while. Didn't work for me, but might work well for folks with less dry skin, who wear makeup, and have the right skin hue.

  8. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Tuesday, April 07, 2015
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    deceptive
    • This sunscreen looks amazing immediately after application; however, after several hours it dries out, leaving the eye area looking super wrinkly and aging me several years. It also causes me to break out, and the evening and several days following use of this sunscreen, I have more acne on my face. I would love to find a zinc-based sunscreen that doesn't go powdery like this after several hours. On the plus side, it does not migrate into my eyes.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Wednesday, April 08, 2015

    Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  9. Erod
    Reviewed on Monday, March 30, 2015
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Too drying
    • I had ordered a moisturizer with SPF a while back and when I received this one I realized it was not the same as the last time. This is way too drying for my skin, it really made my wrinkles more prominent.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, March 30, 2015

    Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  10. Maria M
    Reviewed on Sunday, March 29, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Amazing product
    • Amazing product, luxurious feeling on the skin, light tint is perfect for daily wear. My absolute favourite product. About my skin: light, ~30 y.o., post-acne normalized skin (thanks to PC's Skin Balancing set! used to be oily dehydrated skin with acne). Don't like wearing too much make-up, so this tint is enough for me on daily basis.

  11. Michelle B.
    Reviewed on Sunday, March 29, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Finally found sunscreen for my dry, sensitive skin
    • I have fair to light skin with rosacea, and it is super sensitive. Anytime I had to be out in the sun, I knew I would have to put up with facial irritation from any sunscreen. I tried TONS of moisturizers with sunscreen, including several PC samples. They all left my skin irritated. This is the only one that consistently did not burn. Because I have dry skin, I had to experiment to keep my skin from feeling tight and dry. I now apply a serum and regular moisturizer before the Resist Super Light.

  12. Kate H.
    Reviewed on Saturday, March 28, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    THE best
    • This is truly the best SPF moisturizer I have ever tried. I do not have a single complaint. The tint works fine with my light skin with pink undertones - it just kind of gets rid of the white cast that most mineral sunscreens leave. No shine, matte finish; can't even tell it's there. Works under make up, too.

  13. S.C.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    One of my Paula's Choice Favorites
    • I had been looking for a long time for a sunscreen/moisturizer combo that also helped keeping my oily skin shine free. This is it! I love how this is tinted which helps my fair skin not look so pasty. It doesn't make my skin breakout like many other moisturizers I have tried. One of my favorite Paula's products!

  14. Ann V
    Reviewed on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Great SPF for oily skin!
    • The perfect midway point between make up, sunscreen, and mattifier. I have oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin and have been unhappy with almost every sunscreen product until this one. It goes on a little heavy-seeming at first (tint was more than expected) but when rubbed in it blends perfectly with my skin and dries to a natural-looking finish that is matte but not powdered-looking. Great alone for "no make up" days. Helps control oil more than I expected it to.

  15. Samantha
    Reviewed on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    A solution for paler skin
    • Like many other reviewers, I found this too orange and too dark for my pale, neutral undertoned skin. However, I have found a solution...not sure if someone else has already mentioned this or not, but I mix this sunscreen half and half with the HYDRALIGHT SHINE-FREE MINERAL COMPLEX SPF 30 and I get the perfect shade of light beige. This also has the benefit of making this sunscreen slightly less dry feeling, but still keeps the matte finish.

  16. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    My new HG sunscreen
    • I have oily, acne-prone AND sensitive skin. This product provides a sheer, natural coverage while controlling sebum production a little bit (my skin still gets oily) and doesn't irritate the skin. It also soaks in instantly and doesn't clog the pores. It doesn't moisturize, but that's the job that I leave to the toner. My skin looks neater and smoother with this product. Will use it over and over.

  17. katie s.
    Reviewed on Monday, March 23, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Great for oily skin!
    • This was one of my first Paula's Choice purchases, and I am so pleased with it! I have fair, oily skin, but I also like to wear only a tinted moisturizer for daily makeup. That combination usually leads to a very greasy face, but not with this! It does leave a slightly dry-yet-tacky feeling behind, but as I said I add a tinted moisturizer over this and I'm good to go! If you have dry skin, I would stay away from this as I don't feel like it's especially moisturizing.

  18. David V
    Reviewed on Sunday, March 22, 2015
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    It's like makeup
    • Paula makes great products, but I don't like this one. The tint isn't subtle. It looks & feels like makeup on the face. I'm pale, so a little bit of color with sun protection would be welcome, but this looked ridiculous.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, March 23, 2015

    Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  19. Rosalee
    Reviewed on Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Great product. Performs as advertised.
    • I thought I'd give this a try for three specific reasons: The spf rating was high enough for me to feel comfortable. It was mineral based thus (hopefully) no greasy look or irritation. And finally, the tint. It has performed exactly as I'd hoped. It dries to a matte finish and does not irritate my skin at all. I give it less than 5 stars only because the tint needs to be a little darker for my skin tone. PC - Please consider giving a few shade choices. Otherwise...great product!

  20. Amelia R.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    love this product!
    • I absolutely love this product. It's perfect for my oily acne prone skin, the feel is so light and I love the matte finish and physical sun protection vs. Chemical. My only complaint is the packaging. I found it hard to get all product out of the tube and ended up having to cut it open to finish the product exposing the antioxidants to air. A package style similar to the clear skin anti-aging hydrator would be better and minimize waste.

  21. RENATA M.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    PLease: BEIGE this up!
    • Paula was the first to speak out re: how pink many foundations/tinted moisturizes dominated the cosmetics industry - despite the fact that most of us buying such products really don't have pink skin tones. Lately, many lines have neutral, even warmer products that actually allow our faces to match our necks! Sadly, though this formula was incredible, the pink cast made my face look very artificial atop my neck - a PERFECT product if you have (rare) pinkish skin. Make it beige - I'd buy a case!

  22. jane r.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love it!!!
    • It is what it's says.....super light but what it doesn't say is how wonderfully delicious it feels on my face. I have combination skin more on the oily side. After putting it on my skin, it feels and looks so smooth without a hint of oiliness. The tint is just the right tone and I love knowing I'm putting good protection on my skin

  23. Nikki F.
    Reviewed on Monday, March 09, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Bye bye ashy face
    • I really appreciate this tinted mineral sunscreen. I'm African American with a warm caramel complexion and this prevents the dreaded white cast. I mean who wants to walk around looking ashen? While a lighter option may be good for some this is perfect for those with deep/warm, sensitive combo skin. Thanks and if you decide to offer more colors don't forget us dark girls who appreciate well formulated products. You guys ROCK!

  24. Meredith
    Reviewed on Sunday, March 08, 2015
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Great for oily T-Zone
    • I have sensitive, acne-prone, mature oily skin. I'm fairy pale (MAC NW13) and I'm obsessive about using sunscreen, especially on my face. This moisturizer has a nice tint that blends in well and helps blur the redness along my cheeks, while also minimizing my large pores, which I've never had happen! My face stays matte ALL day. I only used powder on top of it. I did not have any stinging, but my face did feel a little tight after it dried. I wish it had a higher SPF.

  25. Susan
    Reviewed on Saturday, March 07, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Great for truly oily skin
    • I bought this during the past summer and love it. I will use this year round, because my skin is always oily, just more so in the summer. It is definitely lightweight and only adds a little extra moisture, but that is exactly what I need. I don't want moisture so much as sun protection. I also can't use most synthetic sunscreens, so I love that this has only mineral sunscreens. I am quite fair (maybe NC15 to NC20), and this doesn't leave any noticeable color once blended. It isn't shiny either.

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What makes this product unique?
Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 is a daytime moisturizer with sunscreen designed for combination to oily skin with signs of aging. Its multi-purpose formula not only protects skin from sun damage, but also fortifies it with potent antioxidants to repair and stimulate collagen production for firmer skin. You will see a more even skin color, fewer visible lines and wrinkles, and the return of a younger healthy-looking glow.

This gentle, mineral-based formula has a sheer tint that works beautifully for all skin tones, whether worn alone or under foundation. An amazingly silky lotion texture leaves a soft matte finish that perfectly preps skin, allowing makeup to apply smoothly and evenly (no primer needed).

Pure, refined zinc oxide provides remarkable broad-spectrum protection without making skin more oily or triggering breakouts. It is perfect for sensitive skin or rosacea and great for use around the eye area. Daily sun protection is crucial for preventing wrinkles and brown spots, while still allowing skin to look fresh, even, and healthy.

This product is 100% fragrance-free.

Who is this product for?
Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 is best for combination to oily skin, and also suitable for sensitive, breakout-prone, or rosacea-affected skin. Ideal for those struggling with wrinkles, brown spots, and oily skin plus breakouts.

Expiration Date 3/2016

Sources to Support the claims made for Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30

European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, August 2012, pages 2,909–2,616; and May 2012, pages 857–864; Journal of Dermatological Science, March 2011, pages 162–168; Rheumatology, July 2010 Epublication; Journal of Pharmacology, October 2008, pages 463-474; Food and Chemical Toxicology, April 2008, pages 1,298-1,307; Medicinal Chemistry, November 2005, pages 629–633; Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, May 2005, pages 405–430; Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, pages 314–321; Anticancer Research, September–October 2004, pages 2783–2840; Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, July 2004, pages 131–139; International Journal of Dermatology, July 2003, page 505; and www.naturaldatabase.com

Key Ingredients: adenosine , tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, resveratrol, Salix alba extract, lauroyl lysine, trihydroxystearin, bisabolol, epigallocatechin gallate, quercetin, Haematococcus pluvialis extract, tocopheryl acetate, zinc oxide, pomegranate extract

Product Ingredients:

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 13% (broad-spectrum sunscreen agent).

Other Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone slip agent), PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone (silicone-based thickener), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (silicone suspending agent), PEG-12 Dimethicone (silicone-based thickener), Resveratrol, Quercetin, Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidants), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Adenosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Lauroyl Lysine (skin-conditioning agent), Bisabolol (anti-irritant), Trihydroxystearin (thickener), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (anti-irritant), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract (antioxidant), Haemstococcus Pluvialis Extract (astaxanthin/antioxidant), Hydrolyzed Corn Starch (thickener/mattifying agent), Polysorbate 80 (emulsifier), Hydrated Silica (thickener/mattifying agent), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (silicone-based binding agent), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient thickener), Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate (texture enhancer), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Sodium Chloride (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives), Iron Oxides (natural pigment).

DIRECTIONS: Use as the last step in your morning skincare routine. Apply liberally to face, eye area, and neck 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use a water-Resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply at least every 2 hours if skin is exposed to sun.

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.

Should I reapply Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 during the day?

For casual wear, meaning less than four hours total time out in the sun, it is not necessary to reapply sunscreen as you will be protected all day.

The FDA recommends you reapply sunscreen every two hours which is an option to consider. Alternately, you can touch up your sun protection by applying a pressed powder with sunscreen, such as Paula's Choice Healthy Finish with SPF 15. Those spending the majority of their day indoors do not need to reapply—you will be protected all day.

How is Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 different from Skin Balancing Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense SPF 30?

Although both products provide excellent broad-spectrum sun protection, Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 does this via the mineral sunscreen zinc oxide while Skin Balancing Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense SPF 30 uses avobenzone and other sunscreen actives.

Both formulas offer anti-aging benefits: Each contains antioxidants to help defend skin against signs of aging as well as cell-communicating and skin-repairing ingredients to help skin look and act younger.

Texture-wise, the Skin Balancing formula is lighter and more fluid (it's a thin lotion) whereas Resist Super-Light has a incredibly sheer-cream texture. Either will feel wonderful on combination to oily skin, while the Resist Super-Light is the more mattifying of the two.

How is Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 different from Hydralight Shine-Free Daily Mineral SPF 30?

Both use mineral actives for gentle broad-spectrum protection, and both are excellent for combination to oily skin. The Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 uses only zinc oxide while Hydralight Shine-Free Daily Mineral SPF 30 uses a blend of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

The Resist Super-Light contains a slight tint to counteract the white cast inherent in mineral sunscreens (it doesn’t provide coverage and nearly vanishes after a few minutes on skin). The tint is ultra-sheer, and is perfect for any skin tone.

Is Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 the only Paula's Choice moisturizer with sunscreen that provides anti-aging benefits?

Definitely not! Every Paula's Choice daytime moisturizer with sunscreens as well as our "body" sunscreens (which can also be applied to the face) provide broad-spectrum sun protection and contain antioxidants for enhanced defense and antiaging benefits.

Is Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 suitable for breakout-prone skin?

Yes. Despite containing 13% zinc oxide, this formula was designed so that the zinc oxide "floats" over skin rather than settling into pores. This is accomplished via silicone technology, which also enables the zinc oxide to be cosmetically elegant—a difference you will see and feel with each use!

Is Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 suitable for rosacea?

Yes. Not only is the formula fragrance-free (like every other Paula's Choice product) it contains the gentle mineral active zinc oxide plus proven anti-irritants and antioxidants that work to reduce inflammation. When inflammation is reduced, skin appears less red and looks more even.

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