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Great product, but need to use it every other day
from Chicago, IL
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol - 1.7 oz:
I like this moisturizer very much. It goes on well, and I feel it has made a difference in keeping my fine lines at bay. However, when I first started it using at night I found it dried out my skin if I used it nightly, but I fixed the problem by using it only every other night and that has worked out well. On the nights I don't use this I use a more hydrating moisturizer instead.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love the product, hate the packaging
from Cleveland, Ohio
About Me Minimalist
This is one of my desert island products. I have dry/combination skin that is prone to hormonal acne. The retinol seems to help keep the cysts under control, and the moisturizing components balance out my face without feeling heavy or mask-like. The only caveat is the packaging: While in comparison to just about every other brand, you get a good amount of product for a reasonable price, the pump packaging seems to guarantee there is still leftover product that I can't get to when the container is almost empty. I have purchased the PC 4 Men equivalent of this purely for the tube packaging so I can use all of the product I paid for. The formulation is Bomb; I just wish it all came in a tube.
Service and delivery comments:
I've use PC products for years and have always had wonderful service.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
No Soy Please
By Pilates mom
from Palo Alto, Ca
I used this product for a while before realizing it contained soy extract. I have a mild allergy or food intolerance to soy that results in breaking out in acne almost immediately whenever I eat soy. Unfortunately over the course of using this during a week I had the same issue with this. I loved it's consistency more than any other all over the face moisturizer for my formerly oily and now more normal 57 year old skin in Paula's lineup. I use Moisture boost around my eyes or on dry areas. And for the rest of my face I used the old 1%bha lotion which I love (have just ordered the new one hope its good) and the clear skin hydrator (which I don't like that much, I find it gummy but at least it doesn't break me out). Paula please make this moisturizer or one like it without soy extract! Soy oil is not a big problem but extract contains the proteins which cause allergic reactions for many folks! Great for someone not sensitive to soy.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Irritated my sensitive skin
By Linda L
from Azusa, CA
I tried using this line thinking maybe my skin might need some retinol, early anti aging care. While I believe this product is great (just like all Paula's products), this is not for my sensitive acne prone skin. I used this product along with other the Resist anti aging line and my skin reacted negatively. My face broke out with small bumps on my forehead and cheeks close to hair line. My skin was not where I wanted it to be before, but this made it worse instead of helping it. Again, I believe the product is great, but not for my sensitive skin that's probably allergic to Retinol products. I am now using the CALM line for Normal to dry skin and I love it so much. I finally, finally found a line that my skin absolutely love. I need to resist trying on other lines or skin products because my skin is super sensitive!! My skin now has never looked or felt better since I started using the CALM line. I am writing this review so others with same skin condition as mine can also find their perfect Paula line. SO if you use this and break out, it's not the product's fault. But maybe because your skin doesn't love retinol. Try the Calm line :)
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I am in awe!
I've only been using Paula's Choice products for around 2 weeks now, but the difference in my skin is seriously astonishing. I've been a skin product junkie since I was around 16, but I've never found anything that I liked well enough to stick with. Half the time I'd shell out money for products with extravagant claims, only to use them a few times, quickly become disappointed from lack of results, and start searching for something else.Let's be honest--although it takes time to see actual change, like the diminishing of fine lines or sun spots, we're impatient by nature and want to see results fast. And for me, Paula's Choice has delivered! I saw a difference in my skin just after the first use of her products, and now I look forward to my nightly skincare ritual instead of dreading it like I used to, because I know that each and every time I'm seeing actual improvement in my skin, unlike the hundreds of other products (both drugstore and higher end) that I've tried over the years which only left my skin looking dull, dry, and irritated. Now, onto this product. Truthfully I think all of the products I've been using have contributed to my skin improvement (my routine includes a cleanser, toner, AHA exfoliator, serum with vitamin C drops, eye cream, and a moisturizer) but this is probably my favorite product in my routine. It goes on last and I enjoy applying it because my skin drinks it up, and somehow it seems to make my skin glow right away. It contains a lot of helpful ingredients, including retinol, but it should work even for sensitive skin--it's never irritated my skin in the slightest. It also moisturizers wonderfully without making my skin look greasy. I'll never be without this product!!All in all, I can't rave enough about Paula's Choice products, and I'll be sure to recommend them to everyone! I'm so glad to finally have a brand of products that I can stick to instead of looking for the next new thing that 'might' work! Thank you Paula!!
Customer service has been remarkable! I sent an email asking about various products that would be helpful for my skin type, and received a very detailed and helpful reply within 48 hours. As far as delivery, I can't believe how fast it is. Both times I've ordered so far I've received my package within only 2 days!!
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
By Queen Muri
I love this product and use it in my evening skin routine. The only problem is that the pump doesn't work after a few uses. There is no "stem" to the pump so you have to unscrew the top and shake it out into your hand. I thought it was a glitch the first time, but I have found this to be a problem each time I buy this product. Other than that, it works as it says. I love it!
Just not for me!
from Washington, DC
I really wanted to love this product. The texture is perfect for nighttime use for dry skin. Creamy but not heavy, sinks into skin and leaves it glowing. And skin was so so soft in the morning.However, I think it was clogging my pores a little. I have dry skin that gets congested easily. After looking through the ingredients and comparing it to other things I have used, I believe the soy it contains is what was giving me trouble. After two days of stopping use, I noticed my skin clearing up very well. If you have used products with soy in them with no issue, then this really is a great moisturizer! Just was not for me for overall use. I am keeping it however for use around my eyes. Works great there!
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Not great for me
I love Paula's choice but this cream definitely gave me increased/worsened acne. I use the regular strength clear system which is awesome but dries me out so I was hoping this would be a good addition. Unfortunately it made my previously very clear skin bumpy and caused multiple break outs.
(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Will use this for years...
from San Antonio, TX
I started using this earlier this year and I believe it's the thing that has kept my skin clear and blemish free since then. I used to get cystic, hormonal acne around my chin every month, but I have to say, since using this product I haven't had any crazy breakouts and my skin looks better than ever. I love that it's rich, yet not greasy. It has no funky smell to it, and it absorbs fairly quickly. Makeup looks great over it as well. I use it right after I take a shower to lock moisture in, following my PC BHA exfoliant of course. Skin can get very dry if you wait too long to moisturize after you shower! I make sure to follow with SPF during the day. I also use it at night before bed. I only use 2 pumps, twice a day, and I seem to go through a lot of the bottle in such a short amount of time. I find myself running out after only a couple of months. Perhaps i'm using too much and too often, but I simply can't get enough of this stuff. It's so velvety and makes my skin feel so hydrated. I will be using this stuff for years hopefully!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Fine, not super potent
from Omaha, NE
I have been using this every night as the last part of my routine for a month and a half. I was hoping this would help with clogged pores and tiny lines around my eyes, since I'm a younger customer. This might be a great product for aging skin concerns, but it wasn't potent enough for me to see any results. My plan is to use the rest of the bottle since it is a nice moisturizer, and then get a sample size of the PC clinical strength retinol to see if it's the ingredient that is ineffective for me.