RESIST Ultimate Anti-Aging Hand Cream SPF 30
Great cream BUT Misleading description
What makes this product unique?
Paula's Choice Resist Ultimate Anti-Aging Hand Cream with SPF 30 and Antioxidants combines gentle, broad-spectrum mineral plus other sunscreen ingredients in a soothing, creamy formula designed to protect, smooth, and soften even the driest hands. Our Resist Hand Cream bathes your skin in a powerful blend of anti-aging antioxidants while shielding skin from the sun’s damaging rays. This combination prevents brown spots, thinning skin, and crepiness. Resist Ultimate Anti-Aging Hand Cream with SPF 30 guarantees your hands will get the care they need to look younger and softer all year long!
This product is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free.
Who is this product for?
Anyone with dry hands who also wishes to protect skin from signs of aging, including brown spots, loss of firmness, and rough texture. Apply whenever hands will be exposed to daylight.
Sources to support the claims made for Resist Ultimate Anti-Aging Hand Cream SPF 30
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Vitis vinifera, sodium carboxymethyl beta-glucan, sodium hyaluronate, Camellia oleifera, superoxide dismutase, oxybenzone, tocopheryl acetate, zinc oxide, octinoxate, titanium dioxide, octisalate, glycerin
Active Ingredients: 7.5% Octinoxate, 5.0% Oxybenzone, 5% Octisalate, 3% Titanium Dioxide, 2% Zinc Oxide (sunscreen agents).
Other Ingredients: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (thickener), Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone/slip agent), Butylene Glycol (water-binding agent), Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate (emollient and emulsifier), Phenyl Trimethicone (silicone), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient), C20-40 Pareth-40, Sorbitan Oleate (emulsifiers), Stearyl Alcohol, PEG-10 Dimethicone (thickeners), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidants), Sodium Hyaluronate (water-binding agent), Alumina (thickener), Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan (antioxidant/anti-irritant), Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1-Dimethicone (in-part silicone emollient), Methicone (silicone), Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate (thickener), Hexyl Laurate (emollient), Cetyl Dimethicone (silicone-based emollient), Magnesium Sulfate, Silica (thickeners), Xanthan Gum (stabilizer), Butylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol (all preservatives).
DIRECTIONS: Apply liberally to clean, dry hands every morning and as needed throughout the day. If you're using this product with a Paula's Choice skin lightener, apply the lightener product first, allow a moment for it to absorb, and then follow with this hand cream. Reapply after washing hands or if hands get wet.
This hand cream is more moisturizing than the original formula. What changed?
It's a new formula! We listened to customer feedback and transitioned the original Resist Ultimate Anti-Aging Hand Cream SPF 30 formula to our Hydralight line for normal to oily skin.
Lots of customers told us that they loved the former Resist hand cream as a facial moisturizer, but it wasn't moisturizing enough for their hands. Therefore, we now have a more emollient hand cream that still provides reliable broad-spectrum sun (and brown spot) protection and contains antioxidants to defend against signs of aging. We hope you agree this was a change for the better!
How often should I apply Resist Ultimate Anti-Aging Hand Cream SPF 30?
As often as needed to maintain protection. Apply liberally each morning and consider taking it with you for use when you're away from home and wash your hands and/or perspire heavily. After the first application each day, you can apply an extra dab to the tops of your hands after washing them and massage in. This not only ensures ongoing sun (and brown spot) protection but also helps moisturize your hands after washing so they don't become dry again.