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My favorite moisturizer
By Skin Nurse from LA
from Los Angeles
About Me Skin Care Professional
Comments about RESIST Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 - 2 oz:
I have been a Paula Choice fan for a long time, and this is my first review. Many reviews bring up the problem of this moisturizer feeling sticky and greasy, however, I don't see it this way. This moisturizer has been my go-to for the last five years, and I can't get enough of it! At 45, people tell me I look 35, and I owe a lot of this to Paula's Choice and especially this moisturizer. With my concerns of aging, I WANT to feel the moisture on my face! This product feels delicious on my skin, and it truly helps diminish fine lines. There are people who are matte-types who don't like to feel the product on their skin, so this product is not for them. But I don't like the matte moisturizers at all, and I always return them. Another thing I want to stress is this: This moisturizer is the first product that I have been able to use that efficiently protects me from the sun without an allergic reaction!!! For years, I couldn't wear any sunscreen without having to take a trip to the doctor for a steroid shot because I was covered with welts. If you don't like feeling product on your skin, don't buy this. If you are like me and like feeling moisturized throughout the day, try this out. I LOVE feeling product on my skin throughout the day, and this moisturizer has been my all-time favorite!Paula's Choice, PLEASE don't ever stop making this product! Thank you for helping my skin look amazing!By the way, I am a nurse and esthetician, and I haven't found skincare solutions that impress me as much as Paula's Choice.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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About Me Beauty Conscious
This is a good sunscreen on its own but does not work well under makeup. It stays very tacky. I love most of Paula's products but this one missed the mark for me.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
This is the best daytime moisturizer /sunscreen I have ever used. I use it on my kids faces too as it doesn't run or sting into their eyes.
Leaves my skin sticky
from Katy, TX
If I'm not planning to wear make-up on top of this, it's fine enough. However, it leaves my skin feeling sticky. This product is not conducive for applying make-up on top. The make-up can't blend properly on top of this sticky texture. With that being said, this product hasn't given my sensitive, Rosacea-prone skin any problems.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Sharon, MA
This cream is perfect and has transformed my skin. I see reviews saying it doesn't absorb or is greasy and I am worried it will discourage others. My skin is normal to dry and this softens rejuvenates- and is an spf that doesn't make my skin break out. Please keep in stock!!
(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Heavy and Greasy
from North Vancouver, B.C.
About Me Minimalist
I bought this in error, meant to buy the Super Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 in the light blue tube. It was my own careless mistake, so I thought I would just use it up anyway - how different would it be?! Turns out, quite different - much thicker creamy texture that doesn't absorb quickly, the SPF left a white cast, and there was a shiny finish on my skin, even after I applied light foundation. Back to the Super Light for me! (Next step, write a glowing review for that product).
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Soothing and protecting
I have been using this for a few days as my last step before my makeup. It is soothing when my skin feels irritated. I have good skin but sensitive and blemish prone hormonally and get some stinging. This takes the stinging away and hydrates my skin. My skin is sometimes dry and oily at the same time and this is not too heavy. I love the feel and wish they had a larger tube! This blends well but can leave a white cast but I don't mind it. Great daily moisturizer especially under makeup. My concerns are and aging prevention as well as breakouts. I've been using PC for about two years and every product is pretty much excellent. If you're looking for a daily sunscreen moisturizer definitely try it.
Sticky and greasy
from Austin, TX
I have very dry skin in the winter and normal/dry skin in the summer. I chose this since it was suggested for normal/dry and I thought it would be lighter than the Skin Recovery. This never soaked in. It sat, heavy, on my face all day. I was greasy and shiny all day from this product. I checked my skin at the end of the day and I could still see and feel the product. I'm not used to ever having a shiny face. It was also slightly sticky. Despite being so greasy, it didn't move around very easily when applying it. It's heavier than the skin recovery lotion sample I have as well, which was also pretty greasy and sticky. This was my first full size Paula's Choice product and I'm so disappointed.
Customer Service Response: 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.
The best I've found!
By PC Fan for Life!
from NB, Canada
This is my go-to holy grail daytime SPF moisturizer. I have severely dehydrated and dry skin in the winter time and the skin recovery SPF just wasn't cutting it. I see reviews that this is too heavy or greasy, but I think those users just need a lighter weight SPF. I do switch to something a bit lighter weight in the summer months. This works brilliantly for the intended market: those of us who truly have VERY dry skin. It does leave a bit of a white cast but I wear it under makeup so that's not a problem. It also doesn't irritate my Rosacea. Please never discontinue!
from Toronto, Canada
I recently bought this and I am seriously impressed! I had tried another PC sunscreen, but it didn't work well for my skin. This however, is AMAZING. It moisturizes my dry skin, provides a good amount of SPF protection (it would be really cool to have this exact formulation but with even higher SPF though), and honestly works so nicely under makeup. I don't use a primer anymore, and when I take my makeup off, my skin looks hydrated - I can tell this product has been working hard!! It's my favourite sunscreen I've ever used. It totally is non-irritating too - which is something I'm always concerned about because I have really sensitive/eczema prone skin. I am so glad I found this product.