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Resist Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation

Let’s build on a firm foundation. Enjoy light to medium coverage that smooths wrinkles and leaves a soft, luminous finish. Now that’s a great start for your day.
Item #: 915
  • Anti-Aging, Rosacea
  • Combination, Oily Skin
  • Medium coverage
  • Perfects and repairs skin

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Customer Ratings:

74 out of 100
(Based on 254 Reviews)
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  1. HELEN I.
    Reviewed on Saturday, May 16, 2015
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Disappointed
    • First I think that Paula's skincare is the best on the market. Her makeup is another story. This product is too heavy and rather mask like. I am 60 years old. Thanks to Paula's skincare my skin is even toned, smooth and with few wrinkles. But this makeup accentuated every wrinkle that I do have. I didn't send this or the blush back because the products aren't defective. They just really didn't work for me. A rather expensive experiment. I'll stick to the skincare.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, May 18, 2015

    Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear these didn't work as expected for you! You can absolutely send them back, even if they're not defective - if they didn't work for you, contact a member of our Customer Care team for information on a possible exchange or refund.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  2. Jill S.
    Reviewed on Saturday, May 16, 2015
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Disappointed
    • I am a new customer, and so far the skin care products I ordered seem terrific. But this foundation is not. The texture is sticky, thick and does not blend well. As per other reviewers, the color is lighter than you'd expect and it merely accentuated my perfections rather than covered or improved them. I would not recommend this product.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, May 18, 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 for information on a possible exchange or refund.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  3. KARLEEN E.
    Reviewed on Friday, May 08, 2015
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Love Paulas Skincare..Not a fan of this Foundation
    • First let me say that I am HUGE Paulas Choice fan! I got the sample of this foundation and I am very fair so the colour was perfect..but I found it accentuated avery fine line on my face. I am only 30 so I don't have very many lines, but I sure saw all of them which is strange, as it is part of the RESIST line…so I thought it would do the opposite of that. I also found it had a very strange finish, it was matte, but with flecks of shimmer. I didn't read that it was for oily skin tho, my bad!!

  4. Jerry W.
    Reviewed on Thursday, May 07, 2015
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED
    • First of all let me just say that I a huge Paula's Choice fan. But this foundation was shocking. After comparing the pictures carefully I thought level 2 would be equivalent to the Best Champagne Beige from Best Face Forward which I love. But as soon as I squeezed it out I realized it is way too light for my skin tone. This foundation also has a very uneven consistency similar to that of a face scrub? And somehow after applying it my skin seems more uneven, drier and very caky?

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Thursday, May 07, 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
  5. Cora V.
    Reviewed on Saturday, April 11, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love it
    • Over the years I have tried numerous different foundations by various brands, and have finally found the ONE. It has everything I want: either moderate or medium coverage. It stays on and looks natural, but hides imperfections with more layers. For me it requires a different application technique: I dab foundation on with thee fingers moving along the entire face. I also find the Shine Stopper tx in the T-zone very helpful to control my oily skin.

  6. Peri
    Reviewed on Friday, March 27, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    great finish, perfect color
    • I'm hard to please--I have always had difficult skin and a tough color to match--but I love both the color (medium tan, level 5) and the texture of this product. Please don't discontinue it! I've reached an age where my skin is somewhat dry, but this smooths on easily after moisturizing with one of the Resist retinol products. The color is awesome, neither pink nor peach and very natural looking for someone with medium, slightly olive-toned skin--a color I don't like covering up or changing.

  7. kelly t.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Perfect!
    • I have a myriad of problems like blackheads, large pores, oily to flaking skin, and acne. I use Atralin. Application is everything with this foundation. I use a foundation brush in circular motions to apply. I also use Paula's shine stopper in my t-zone before hand. Neutrogena mineral compact powder to set or Paula's powder with spf. I'm never cakey with this routine. Full coverage for me that looks natural. I purchased two colors for blending and contouring and for skin tone fluctuations.

  8. Lois
    Reviewed on Friday, February 06, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Fabulous finish!
    • I thought I was getting too many of those little changes we sometimes see with age to wear foundation. But, no, I tried this Resist one and was delighted to find that it gives me a lovely wash of color and a bit of coverage that doesn't settle into those (tiny) little lines. I was glad that I first tried the sample size because I needed a darker color than that which I am accustomed to wearing. Another home run, Paula.

  9. Julie B.
    Reviewed on Monday, January 19, 2015
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Like the product - hate the packaging
    • First of all, I do really hate the packaging. I have the Resist Retinol Serum and the packaging has the same problem as this product. You can't tell how much is in there!! I realize that keeping light out is essential but there should be some way to tell how much is left. How do I know when to reorder? I would hate to run out one morning!! Also, just so you are aware, this is more on the light coverage end of the spectrum - I find it a bit too light for me and mix it with another foundation

  10. MAREN S.
    Reviewed on Sunday, December 28, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Expiration date?
    • I am a big fan of Paula's Choice and have been using it for years with great results. I was delighted when this make-up line came out, and use it all the time. However, I bought a bottle of the foundation this summer and noticed today it had an expiration date of 10/2014. I haven't opened it yet, because I haven't finished my other bottle. Can someone tell me if it's going to be OK to use, or is it not recommended after the expiration date?

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, December 29, 2014

    Hi there! It should be fine to use as long as you've kept it stored in a cool, dark place away from temperatute swings.

    —Admin
  11. GENEVIEVE K.
    Reviewed on Monday, December 22, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Not the best at all
    • I love pretty much all of the Paula's choice products and have given 5-star reviews in every case; however, this foundation did not do it for me. I have an oily T-zone and normal/combo everywhere else and this, for some reason, made my skin so dry and showed every imperfection and dry patch that I didn't even know I had. Its also way too thick and does not blend well at all. I use the remaining by mixing moisturizer with it so as not to waste it but then I'm left with less coverage. Oh well!

  12. Nancy S.
    Reviewed on Thursday, December 11, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love this foundation
    • I love this foundation! I think that for folks that find it difficult to blend, perhaps you aren't using other PC products with it? I think it's designed to go with the skin care line. Also, I use a beauty blender to apply - it's an egg-shaped foam sponge that you use damp - it's the BEST for applying foundation and concealer - works great with this foundation. Blending with fingers is never going to give photo finish results.

  13. Victoria N.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, December 09, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Not for me
    • I ordered a shade too dark for myself after seeing reviews that the make up ran really light. I would say it is true to the pictures. I just feel the colors run very yellow even for my yellow-toned skin. I also felt it was too thick to blend easily. I will return this foundation but try another paulas choice option because I still trust her products.

  14. Paulina V.
    Reviewed on Thursday, December 04, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Foundation well done!
    • I am new to Paula's Choice and ordered this product (fair/light shade) and used it for a couple of weeks now. Overall, it is a nice product, but I do believe it is pricier than it should be. The color suits me well and I like the finish. I do have combination skin so I am pleased that this has worked out lovely. You only need a little tiny pearl of this product since it covers great. I blot my face and use a foundation brush to cover my face. Nice product!

  15. Christy D
    Reviewed on Sunday, November 30, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Excellent
    • Used Clinique's Even Better for years, looking for a less expensive alternative for my dry 45-year old skin needing medium coverage. Ordered samples of Resist foundation and All Bases Covered foundation. The color matched absolutely perfectly - wow! I found the All Bases Covered left more of a sheen on my skin. The consistency of the Resist foundation was thicker than expected, more like icing, but it blended perfectly and provided great coverage. Washes off with no residue too. Love it!

  16. Ellen B
    Reviewed on Saturday, November 15, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love it!
    • I ordered a sample of this foundation and a couple of the other PC foundations and wasn't that crazy about this one but the shade for me (medium tan 5) was perfect. I thought I'd try it in case it was just the sample that had an issue. I'm so glad I did because I love this foundation. Thanks to PC, my skin is in great shape and so I don't need a lot of coverage but this makes my face look silky and is a perfect base for my cheek stain. I love the way it blends and evens out my skin tone.

  17. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Saturday, November 15, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Fantastic Foundation
    • I am really glad I tried this lovely foundation. I got several samples of this and Light(2) matched my skin perfectly. I only need a small amount and it gives my face great coverage and looks so natural. My skin has a beautiful glow and looks great until I wash it off each night. I apply this with a foundation brush.

  18. Olena S.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Unique
    • Resist foundation is very light and blends like a charm. You just have to be very quick:) I put a dot on one side of the face and spread it with fingers, than do the same on the other. A bit of Resist powder and the result is great-almost invisible pores, wrinkles, spots. I bought Porcelain shade and it's slightly lighter than my skin tone but it looks so good I am happy with the shade.

  19. Andrea M.
    Reviewed on Sunday, November 09, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Took some getting used to...
    • The first time I used this, I really didn't like it: hard to apply, chalky finish and a tint that seemed too light. But, as I didn't have any other foundation on hand, I had to keep using it, and now I prefer it to Best Face Forward! Like other reviewers, I've found the keys to success are to use a small amount, blend quickly & lightly as you go and then give it a few minutes to "settle," which has the chalkiness disappear. It masks imperfections, the coverage is buildable and it lasts all day!

  20. I.G
    Reviewed on Saturday, November 08, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    My go to foundation.
    • I am going on my 3rd bottle this is my main foundation especially during winter, I want to boost review of this product because I don't want to see it go, ever. You do need to find a good way to blend it, once you do is like magic, for me slightly damp makeup sponge and exfoliated face does wonders. It doesn't have a lot of coverage yet it covers small red spots better then some of my concealers and leaves my skin like I am not wearing a trace of makeup and have a healthy glow.

  21. carmella b.
    Reviewed on Friday, November 07, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Too heavy coverage to too Light
    • First thing i noticed was how light the foundation is. I am quite pale with a neutral skin tone and got the Level 1 color but it's pretty chalky. Might do better with Level 2. I had to blend, blend blend to make it look somewhat normal. Then the foundation sat in every pore and made the tiny little invisible hairs on face stand out. It actually made me look older than i am. I will be returning this product - not for me.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Friday, November 07, 2014

    Hi, and thanks for your comments - we're sorry to hear this didn't work for you!

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  22. Evelyn M.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Horrible
    • This foundation is the worst I've ever tried and I have used many! Highlights every dry patch and imperfection. Sad considering I love every other paulaschoice product I've tried.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Thanks for leaving your comments - we're sorry to hear this didn't work out for you! Please contact our Customer Care team, who might be able to help you find a product that will work better for you.
     

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  23. Cristina C.
    Reviewed on Thursday, October 23, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    It's the only foundation that works for me!
    • I am writing this to help increase the overall rating in the hope that this product doesn't get discontinued. This foundation works really well for me. The lack of sunscreen is great since I use one of Paula's SPF moisturizers on my face, neck, and chest anyway. The coverage looks very natural in real life and in photos. I did have to mess with the colors a bit and found that mixing light/medium and medium produces a perfect match for my skin, so beware that the colors do run lighter than usual.

  24. Sandi L
    Reviewed on Monday, October 13, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    No SPF ingredient
    • How can it be anti aging when there is no sunscreen ingredient? I am Asian with medium skin yellow undertone, but the Level 5 Medium/Tan was too light. I thought about ordering a darker color, now that it is available but won't because I want an all in one foundation which includes SPF.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Hi, and thanks for your comments. Resist Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation is designed to complement, not replace, your daytime moisturizer with sunscreen. The formula contains a substantial amount of proven antioxidants, repairing agents, and cell-communicating ingredients that work together with your SPF-rated moisturizer to provide optimum anti-aging benefits throughout the day.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  25. Abby
    Reviewed on Thursday, October 09, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Resist instant smoothing anti-aging foundation
    • Dear Paula's Choice, I Was disappointed that level 2 was way to light for my skin tone. Samples would be most excellent way to avoid product returns and hassle for the consumer. I will need to order several different shades and formulations to find the right one to match my skin tone and type. Then have to turn around and pay to ship back the ones that will not work. Seems like a waste of time and resources both for the consumer and company. When will samples be available?

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Hello, and thanks for your question. We are currently in the process of changing the packaging for the samples and don't have a firm time frame yet as to when they will be available, but when they are we will let you know! You can sign up for email updates when they become available.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
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What makes this product unique?
This dual-action liquid foundation brings proven anti-aging benefits to your makeup. It instantly smooths fine lines and imparts a luminous, natural-looking radiance, for a noticeably younger, more even complexion. Specialized ingredients boost skin's ability to fight environmental damage, so you will see skin that not only looks younger but acts younger as well. Experience a healthy, flawless, complexion that glows—and becomes healthier with each use.

Who is this product for?
Formulated best for those with normal to oily/combination skin, Resist Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation is for those seeking an elegant liquid foundation that provides light to medium coverage as well as proven anti-aging benefits. With shades that complement any skin tone from light to tan, its finish enlivens skin with a natural-looking radiance that feels matte yet looks fresh and youthful, never flat or mask-like.

Sources to support the claims made for Resist Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation

Cosmetic Dermatology, October 2010, pages 446-449; Archives of Dermatological Research, March 2010, pages 71–83; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, September 2009, pages 299–304; Skin Research and Technology, August 2009, pages 338–345; Dermatologic Surgery, July 2009, pages 1,057–1,065; Experimental Dermatology, June 2009, pages 522–526; British Journal of Pharmacology, October 2008, pages 463-474; Food and Chemical Toxicology, April 2008, pages 1,298–1,307; Journal of Dermatological Science, September 2006, pages 159–169; American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, June 2005, pages 215–223; Cutis, December 2005, Supplemental, pages 7–12; Medicinal Chemistry, November 2005, pages 629–633; Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, May 2005, pages 405–430; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 2003, pages 899-906; Dermatologic Surgery, March 2002, pages 231-236; Antioxidant Redox Signal, December 2001, pages 1041–1064; and Planta Medica, August 1996, pages 326–328

Key Ingredients: resveratrol, ceramide NP, caprylic/capric triglyceride, retinyl palmitate, phospholipid, Glycyrrhiza glabra, ascorbyl palmitate, lecithin, Camellia sinensis, tocopheryl acetate, adenosine , tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, palmitoyl oligopeptide, safflower seed oil

Product Ingredients:

Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-repairing ingredient/emollient), Titanium Dioxide (opacifying and brightening agent), Cetearyl Alcohol (thickener), Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate (emulsifiers), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Talc (texture enhancer), PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate (emollient), Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone slip agent), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (silicone suspending agent), Oleth-10 (emulsifier), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (silicone thickener), Dimethiconol (silicone slip agent), Steareth-2 (thickener), Resveratrol (grape-derived antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Ascorbyl Palmitate (fatty acid-based vitamin C/antioxidant), Ceramide 3 (skin-repairing ingredient),Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (stabilized vitamin C/antioxidant), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (anti-irritant), Lecithin, Adenosine, Phospholipids, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (cell-communicating ingredients), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/antioxidant),Glyceryl Polymethacrylate (film-forming agent), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cellulose Gum (thickeners),Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Safflower Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Polysorbate 80 (emulsifier), Propylene Glycol (slip agent), Citric Acid (stabilizer), Iron Oxides (cosmetic pigments), Mica (brightening pigment), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

DIRECTIONS: During the day, apply a small amount after moisturizing with a Paula's Choice sunscreen rated SPF 15 or higher. Using a makeup sponge, clean fingertips, or foundation brush, blend foundation with short, downward, strokes. Layer as needed to increase amount of coverage. If desired, set and enhance your daily sun protection with Paula's Choice Healthy Finish Pressed Powder SPF 15.

Can Resist Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation be used with my regular daytime moisturizer with sunscreen?

Absolutely! In fact, we recommend doing so because this foundation doesn't contain sunscreen! This foundation works beautifully over any Paula's Choice daytime moisturizer with sunscreen, including Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer with SPF 25.

Why doesn't Resist Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation contain sunscreen?

Resist Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation is designed to complement, not replace, your daytime moisturizer with sunscreen. The formula contains a substantial amount of proven antioxidants, repairing agents, and cell-communicating ingredients that work together with your SPF-rated moisturizer to provide optimum anti-aging benefits throughout the day.

What's the difference between Resist Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation and All Bases Covered Foundation SPF 25?

The two biggest differences are that All Bases Covered foundation provides sun protection and Resist Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation contains a range of ingredients designed to complement your SPF-rated product for skin that looks and acts younger. Also, the two foundations have different finishes, with All Bases Covered offering a soft, satin-matte finish and Resist Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation offering a soft glow finish that feels matte and is ideal for those who want a more radiant complexion.

Is Resist Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation suitable for acne-prone skin?

It should work fine for almost any skin type. However, if avoiding breakouts is your chief concern or if you have seriously oily skin, consider Paula's Choice Best Face Forward Foundation SPF 25 instead. For anti-aging benefits beyond sun protection, apply Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol prior to Best Face Forward Foundation SPF 25 instead.

Is Resist Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation suitable for rosacea-affected skin?

Yes. This foundation, like all from Paula's Choice is fragrance-free. Resist Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation also contains a range of repairing and soothing ingredients to help strengthen skin's barrier and reduce redness.

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