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Great product, awful packaging
from Calgary Canada
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about RESIST Intensive Repair Cream - 1.7 oz:
The product itself is great. Wonderful for my insanely dry climate. I used it before bed and in the morning, and it was wonderful on my very sensitive dry skin. However, I will not order it again because of the packaging. The pump style means that there is who knows how much extra product left when the pump stops working, and despite spending a fair bit of time trying to get it open, I won't resort to a hammer and smear lotion off my walls. I won't order this again because I'm not getting the amount I paid for. I'll find a similar product or use another company. It's a shame.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Perfect for PM Use
from New York
About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist
I purchased my first container of this about a month ago and I really like it. I was using it on my face on top of the Barrier Repair Moisturizer at night, but realized that it was overkill and was breaking out a little bit. So instead, I the Barrier Repair only on my face and the Intensive Cream on my neck & decolleté and it all works perfectly. Seems the area under my chin needs extra moisture and this provides just that.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
A steal at this price!
By I'm in the barn w/ my horse!
from Ballston Spa, NY
This is a fantastic night cream. I wish Paula offered the same product w/o retinol for daytime, because in winter I don't usually wear sunscreen - live in upstate NY. I have used many more expensive night moisturizers, but love this one. I bought a horse over a year ago and have been making spending adjustments since. Quit a fabulous "gift with purchase" line and am here. This is one of Paula's best products! Stock up when it's on sale!
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
More stars if the packaging was better
from Southern California
I really liked this cream and would have ordered it again, but the finish on the can started coming off soon after I started using it and I had to deal with it getting on my fingers and then my face every time I put it on until I used up the first container. That's just unacceptable, so it's off my repurchase list. If Paula ever fixes the problem and tells us she has, I will order it again. Until then, I won't use it or recommend it.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Not ideal for those prone to breakouts
I wanted to love this product. It is very moisturizing and gives a great glow. My skin is prone to breakouts, but also gets very dry, especially in winter, so I thought I'd give this a try. I started with every other day use. My skin quickly developed a lovely glow, but I started breaking out and within about two weeks of use, had several whiteheads on my forehead, around my nose, and on my chin. I did not change one other thing about my skincare routine, except to add this in place of the retinol serum (mixed into my regular, but lighter) moisturizer. Perhaps I should have given it a little longer, but I was unwilling to risk continued breakouts. Within a few days of stopping, my skin has started to clear up. If this product had not caused me to break out, I would have fallen in love with it. It is so moisturizing (my skin was much softer and more moisturized immediately after initial use). It's well-formulated and I think would work very well for skin that is not acne-prone. I thought I might keep this to just use around my eye area, but it caused some irritation under my eyes, so I will be returning it.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Safe for dry, sensitive, clog-prone skin
from Columbus, OH
About Me Beauty Expert
I have dry-combination skin (well, very dry everywhere that isn't right between my eyebrows) that is very sensitive to retinoids. I've tried other PC retinol products in the past and they have always caused severe dryness and irritation, even with 1-2 uses per week. I also don't tolerate heavy moisturizers well because they congest my pores and give me closed comedones. I usually have to layer multiple products to get the hydration that I need without clogging my pores. I decided to try this product on a whim and wow, I'm shocked that it works as well as it does. It is heavy, but doesn't clog my pores. The retinol has improved my skin texture and sped up the rate my dark spots fade without contributing to dryness or irritation. I'm able to use this most nights, probably about 5 days a week. This will be my go-to night cream for a long time.
Moisturizing product with the best packaging!
By Skin care obsessed
from Livingston, NJ
I am 44 with sensitive, ultra dry skin due to medications. I use this product every night as my last step only face and eye area, on top of my serums, etc. It feels like an oxymoron to say this is a "hydrating" product with retinol! Fortunately the dose of retinol is small enough so my ultra sensitive skin can tolerate. it. This creamy moisturizer glides onto the skin and it soaks right in. I do not use this on my neck since I like to use a richer/more dense moisturizer for my neck. (My skin is drier than the average 44yo due to meds). Another reason I love this product is its phenomenal packaging. Leave it to PC to protect their treasured ingredients inside such a fantastic air tight pump. (Years ago before PC, I wasted over $100 for a 1-oz moisturizer with jar packaging....not realizing potent ingredients most likely did not remain stable). I am grateful for this pump, and I always keep a back up on hand. I recommend for those with dry skin. My mother asked me what eye cream I can recommend, so I bought her this product to use as her eye cream.
(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
About Me Grandmother
This is the best night cream that I have ever used. I use it at bedtime and my skin is still beautifully hydrated in the morning. I really wanted to give it a "Perfect" score, but couldn't because of the packaging. Like others who have commented on this product, I like to use every last little bit in the package. Easy to do with a plastic tube which can be cut in half and stored in a plastic bag while you finish it off. Out of curiosity, I took a hammer and screwdriver to the tin and after I finally managed to get inside. I found a small glass tube, slightly wider than 1/2", which contained the product. The can itself is 1 and 3/4 " wide, so very deceptive. What really disappoints me though, is that this is way too much packaging for the size of what is inside. This surprised me given Paula's concern for the environment.I will keep buying this cream because I like it so much, but I do hope that it will be repackaged in the future.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
great product, bad packaging
from blanco, tx
i love this product but the bottle really needs to be addressed. the paint flecks off and little pieces stick to my face. really really annoying.
(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
Resist Intensive Repair Cream
By A Faithful Daily User
from Vancouver, WA
I have been a fan and consistent user of Resist Intensive Repair Cream for years! After cleansing, I smooth PC 2% BHA lotion followed by a serum (not PC) and, lastly, Resist moisturizer. These steps have produced a soft, smooth and relatively wrinkle-free visage. I am 73 years old and appear to be 50-55. I believe a clean and moisturized face is key along with nutritious food.