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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.
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  • Anti-Aging, Rosacea, Wrinkles
  • Combination , Oily Skin
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Perfects and repairs skin

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Customer Ratings:

74 out of 100
(Based on 243 Reviews)
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.

  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Heidi M.
    Reviewed on Sunday, September 14, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Excellent
    • I love this foundation. It blends in beautifully and does not crease or flake. A little goes a long way and it gives a very smooth look to the skin. I like to set it with the Resist Powder and then apply my blush. I notice that my skin does not start to feel dry and tight throughout the day, which has happened with many other brands. I am so impressed with Paula's Choice products and am happy to say that my 22-year-old daughter is now using them, too, and getting compliments on her skin!

  16. Steph C
    Reviewed on Saturday, August 30, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Finally a true porcelain!!
    • About damn time!! Finally I've found a truly porcelain (read ghost) shade of makeup that won't go pink, yellow or ash. Even MAC's newest NW13 is still too dark (goes yellow) for me. I've glow-in-the-dark skintone that's sensitive/dry so this works best over moisturiser with suncream to the point I've forgotten I've any on. Applying over a titanium dioxide/zinc oxide based suncream makes this - incredibly - too pale for me. Be quick or get a streaky finish!

  17. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Friday, August 29, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Disappointed - Colors are too light/don't blend!
    • I've used "sheer fair" in the Barely There Sheer Matte Tint foundation , so ordered Level 1 (Fair/Light). It was too white, sitting on top of my pores and settling into/calling attention to the fine lines I have. The feel was ultra moisturizing (maybe too much for my normal to dry late 30s skin). Could not tolerate the settling of white on top of my pores and into my forehead's fine lines, making me look like a clown. Tried Level 2 (Light), and this was also too white. Not trying any more!

  18. Y
    Reviewed on Monday, August 25, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Must have for me.
    • I love how this feels on my face. It gives me a smooth glowing complexion and it doesn't look like I'm wearing foundation. When I touch my face, it feels smooth and my fingers don't feel greasy after touching it, which has been the case when I wore other foundations. I only ever use half a pea-sized amount. I will use this foundation for the rest of my life!

  19. RICKA G.
    Reviewed on Saturday, August 23, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Light is Too Light, Light/Medium Too Dark
    • I've tried two colors now, and neither works. Didn't blend well for me, even over moisturizer or a primer. Back to All Bases Covered.

  20. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Saturday, August 16, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Trying a darker color
    • I love the idea of an anti aging foundation, so tried this is my normal color, fair/light. Unfortunately, this color is too white on me. The color creased into my very slight forehead line and made me look wrinkled! Not sure if it's the sunscreen ingredients or that the color 'runs' lighter than usual, as I use the same shade name in another PC foundation. This felt almost damp for the 1st few hours on my normal to slightly dry skin. Wasn't sure I liked that, but at least it's not drying.

  21. Betty V.
    Reviewed on Thursday, August 07, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Perfect match!
    • I stopped using foundation years ago and opted for powder because I could never find one that glided on nicely, disappeared into my skin or matched the tone. Usually they are too oily, pink, rubs right off. This stuff is WONDERFUL! I am Asian with yellow undertones and tan easily. It's impossible to find a color that works. I love this so much, I'm going to stock up just in case you take the negative reviews seriously and discontinue it! (fingers crossed that never happens)

  22. Marilyn S.
    Reviewed on Monday, July 28, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    bad
    • this is horrible! goes on like paste--sits in crease's --I like the other but seems to always be out of supply--guess I go back to the drug store

  23. Jessica R.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Not a holy grail product for me
    • This is the second time I've tried samples of this foundation since January. I have normal skin & prefer light coverage foundation. Resist doesn't stay put; it runs down my face with sweat. In summer it leaves a shine; in winter it sticks on dry patches (over moisturizer!) I like the benefits of Resist line, but this foundation doesn't work for my skin. I'd like to try others but samples are always out.

  24. Shane W.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    I wanted to like this, butttt...
    • Sorry, this is just an all around poor foundation. It settles into every crease, looks heavy and very UN-skinlike, doesn't last, slides around all over the face. Just bad bad bad. So glad I just got the sample.

  25. ANGIE R.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Natural-looking and smooth
    • I want a foundation that will give light to medium coverage without looking like a foundation, and this is it. Only a small amount is needed and should be blended quickly; after it's on, it stays on, giving my skin a brighter, smoother look without looking the least bit artificial. People have been surprised when I've told them I'm wearing foundation! It doesn't settle into the wrinkles and looks natural all day. I love this stuff.

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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 3, 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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