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Resist Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30

Run along, wrinkles. Shield your skin from sun damage with a feather-light cream that leaves a shine-free finish. Slightly tinted, so you won’t see a white cast.
Item #: 776
  • Anti-Aging, Brown Spots, Enlarged Pores, Extra Sensitive Skin, Rosacea, Wrinkles
  • Combination , Oily Skin
  • Provides gentle, mineral-based broad-spectrum sun protection
  • Shields skin from wrinkles and brown spots

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87 out of 100
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  1. cristina t.
    Reviewed on Saturday, December 20, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Terrible: tight & dry & irritating & uneven tint!
    • After long research this looked the best for my oily skin. However, it's irritating as soon as I put it on. It has a tint that creates uneven tone on my face. And it dries out my face around the eyes, forehead, pretty much everywhere. It's the worst cream I've ever tried! It's worst than a drug store cheap cream. It's the first time I order from PC and I'm totally disappointed because the other products I ordered (toner, BHA exfoliant) are as bad (irritating). How can I contact C.Care?

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, December 22, 2014

    Hello, and thank you for your comments - we're sorry to hear it didn't work as expected for you! You can contact our Customer Care team here: http://www.paulaschoice.com/contact-us

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  2. Amelia R
    Reviewed on Friday, December 19, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love this Lotion
    • I love this moisturizer on my oily skin. I love that the sunscreen is mineral based a great big bonus in my book and love the matte finish. I would definitely recommend this product and will be reordering.

  3. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Friday, December 19, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Great when used with separate moisturizer
    • I HATED this when I tried to use it as a "moisturizer" + spf. After a couple hours my face was tight and itchy, even in my oily forehead area. It was so uncomfortable I ended up putting on hand lotion over my makeup at work! But now I use it AFTER using a non-spf lightweight lotion and a serum and I love it. After application it feels like I didn't even put anything on. I have very pale skin (mac nw15) and I don't have any issues with the tint. Even if you're very pale I'd give it a shot.

  4. Jackie T.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Disappointed
    • I REALLY wanted to love but I just don't. I've been using it for about 2 months to give it a good run, but it just doesn't work for my skin. Although I like that it seems to control my oil as I have quite oily skin, it made me break out in cystic acne (which I haven't had in years). As soon as I stopped using this my skin went back to normal. I use a lot of other Paula's Choice products which I can't live without. But this one just doesn't fit the bill for my skin type :(

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Hello, and thank you for your comments - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who may be able to assist you with an exchange or refund.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  5. Jaime
    Reviewed on Monday, December 15, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Excellent
    • I've used many of P.C.'s other physical spf products which were always too heavy feeling and left my skin greasy looking. This spf just what I've been looking for. My mid-30's, acne prone, rosacea affected skin is very happy and protected. Thank-you P.C.!

  6. Molly B.
    Reviewed on Sunday, December 14, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    good for summer
    • This was great for me during the summer months, but I definitely need more moisturization for the winter weather. I have big patches of flakey skin right now. Switching to something else until the weather gets warmer.

  7. Katie
    Reviewed on Friday, December 12, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    No Fatty Alcohols!
    • I have combination/dry skin that is sensitive, gets blemishes (closed comedones, blackheads, hormonal cystic acne when I get my period), occasional patches of eczema, and I suffer from periorbital dermatitis. This sunscreen seems to keep my skin happy and has no fatty alcohols which clog up my skin super bad! The tint is a little noticeable but I'm a super fair skinned freckley redhead..I find that if i top it off with a slightly tinted finishing powder (hourglass diffused light) its not so bad.

  8. Victoria N.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, December 09, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Not for me
    • I have combination, acne-prone skin and found this sunscreen to be too mattifying on my cheeks to feel comfortable. I have found the PC hydraclear sunscreen to be a better fit for my skin. I also felt the tint of the sunscreen was slightly too dark for my porcelain skin. You would love this sunscreen if you were very oily with darker than porcelain skin.

  9. Leslie
    Reviewed on Tuesday, December 09, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love this!
    • I really like this sunscreen - its perfect for summer and under makeup. I am currently using this during the winter and I do need a little extra moisture for some of my dry spots, but overall it's a perfect light moisturizer with sunscreen! My skin feels healthier when I use this :) Oh and regarding the tint - it's VERY light and for me it seems to blend in and disappear.

  10. Julie F.
    Reviewed on Sunday, December 07, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Found my HG sunscreen!
    • I have been searching for YEARS to find a physical sunscreen with a light enough texture for my sensitive, slightly oily/combo skin. This is it! It doesn't have that horrid sunscreen smell, and unlike others, my skin feels like it can breathe with it on my face. It doesn't break me out. It has a very slight tint, which I like. It is just enough so that the zinc oxide white does not shine through, but not so dark that it shows at all. And it doesn't oxidize! Please never stop carrying this one!

  11. AMY M.
    Reviewed on Saturday, December 06, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    ANOTHER PC Winner!
    • This is such a unique, amazing product. Part primer, part tinted moisturizer, part sunscreen, part mattifier, and part skin care. There's nothing out there like it. The first day I used it, I actually forgot to use foundation! This is on my growing list of favorite PC products. If I could only take one thing to a desert island, it would be my iPad to order PC products. :)

  12. LA
    Reviewed on Saturday, December 06, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love this moisturizer
    • This is my 2nd review. Been using since early this year - I gave it 4 stars then but wanted to come back and update. This stuff is amazing. I don't have to use foundation when I wear this. It really evens out my skin tone and texture. I'd love it even more if Paula's would do this in a less matte version. I wear a very light moisturizer under this as my combo skin can tend towards dry. I put a little bronzer and blush on top and that's it. Wonderful stuff!

  13. Madeline H.
    Reviewed on Thursday, December 04, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Lovely and Not Greasy
    • I don't usually use sunscreen on my face for two reasons: 1. I live in Alaska. In the winter it's dark when I go to work and it's dark when I get off so I only see the sun on the weekends. 2. They're so greasy and make me breakout. THIS left my oily/combo skin matte but hydrated all day and helped skin tone - even though I don't currently need to wear sunscreen while I'm at work, in an office with no windows, I still enjoy using it. Will be GREAT in the summer when the sun is up past midnight!

  14. Kari S
    Reviewed on Tuesday, December 02, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Awesome product!
    • This is, by far, the best lotion I've ever tried. I have very oily skin and this lotion mattifies it the whole day. I've noticed my pores are getting tighter, too! However, there's one little problem I have with it- it makes my skin itch a lot. I wonder if it might be the SPF in it? My skin doesn't like SPF products. Do you have another moisturizer you recommend for the problem I have?

  15. Paul
    Reviewed on Tuesday, December 02, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    So So
    • Used for3 weeks & no breakout. No white cast or any brown, yellow cast that some reported due to the tint. However, I am not a fan of physical sunscreens and have switched to the Skin Balancing sunscreen. The resist is good and definitely does help mask red marks due to the tint and all, but I needed to apply a lot more than I would like in order to not make my skin look flaky and dry. Upon close inspection, you can tell my skin has some caked on sunscreen. It does blend into my skin alright tho

  16. LBA
    Reviewed on Sunday, November 30, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Holy grail product
    • I can't believe what a lifesaver this product has been for me. I have oily/combination skin (am in my mid-30s) and try to wear sunscreen daily, but have never found a product that didn't break me out or make me shine. This doesn't! Easy to apply,doesn't break me out, doesn't leave a shine. Makes my skin look more uniform and smooth. The only potential drawback I can see is that it is drying. Great for my oily skin, but wouldn't work as well for someone with dryness issues.

  17. Evie
    Reviewed on Sunday, November 30, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    No need to wear foundation!
    • I go out of the house on most days with this wonderful sunscreen-moisturizer which is really an amazing lightweight foundation, too. It covers minor imperfections and makes my skin look beautiful. It stays on a very long time. Non-greasy but at the same time moisturizing enough for me. I have been told, "Wow, your skin looks so good." This is my little secret.

  18. KJ
    Reviewed on Sunday, November 30, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Tight and Clogging
    • Ordered this product about 8 months ago and used it sporadically. Over this time period I've learned the moisturizer does not agree with my skin. This moisturizer makes my skin feel tight, clogged & uncomfortable. Also, for some reason, my nose would breakout after applying this moisturizer. Initially I was not sure the moisturizer was causing my nose to breakout, so I stopped using it for awhile, but after returning to it, the same problem occurred. I've enjoyed all the other PC products.

  19. ERIK D.
    Reviewed on Sunday, November 23, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Life changer!
    • Finally a daily SPF that doesn't irritate or leave a white aftermath.This takes care of the redness and oily skin I battle with daily and have had so many comments on my skin when I have it on,plus again keeps me matte,hate being shiny during the day or out at night.Only problem is can't apply over bearded area if not freshly shaved,but for the other parts of the face it really impresses.Thank you PC for this!

  20. Janna K.
    Reviewed on Friday, November 21, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    The best sunscreen for my skin.
    • I am in my late thirties and have had cystic acne since I was 15. So many products, especially sunscreens, make me breakout. I am also allergic to a common chemical sunscreen (Avobenzone). This is the first physical/mineral sunscreen that doesn''t break me out and leaves no greasy/sticky feeling. I used it everyday of the summer including everyday of a trip to California. My face never tanned, burned, or freckled. I have a pale complexion and have no problems with the tint... I acutally like it!

  21. AMBER H.
    Reviewed on Saturday, November 15, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Great for no makeup days
    • I really like this product. I love that it's mineral sunscreen and it's tinted enough to even out my light skintone a little bit. Often times I don't even put my usual tinted moisturizer over it. It goes on very matte which is both a pro and con for me. Sometimes I like a bit more of a slip to my product so that it makes my foundation easier to apply. If I'm going to wear foundation I'll sometimes add a touch of the Skin Balancing Gel Moisturizer to this product. This is a staple for me.

  22. K Charalambous
    Reviewed on Friday, November 14, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Lovely sunscreen but bad tint
    • I love the very light and matte texture of this sunscreen, and the fact it's zinc oxide-based which is unusual. However the tint is far too pink-gray. Even though it is sheer, on my light yellow-toned skin it still looks a bit off and does nothing to mitigate the difference between my face (pink) and neck (yellow). Please could you introduce a pale yellow tinted version!

  23. Jackie C
    Reviewed on Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    A great primer
    • I am African American and am medium toned, I use think product and it works great for my skin. Granted if you apply too much it will look caked up. I apply a small amount then add my concealer over it and then a little pressed powder for a fuller coverage since I am ridding my face from hyper pigmentation and it works great. I have oily skin and this tone down the oil. I'm very pleased once I learned how to make it work for me.

  24. Melissa P.
    Reviewed on Monday, November 10, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Not for darker skin tones
    • I bought a few samples of this sunscreen and it unfortunately did not work for me. I am African American (similar to Sanaa Lathan’s skintone) and this sunscreen looked like I caked on foundation that is way too light for me. I know this sunscreen advertises that it is for all skin tones, but I feel that darker ethnic skin tones (e.g. Latina/o, Indian, African American, etc) will probably not be a good match for Paula’s mineral sunscreens.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, November 10, 2014

    Thanks for your feedback! A tip to try in in the future, either with one of our mineral sunscreens or one from another brand, is to add a tiny amount of bronzing gel to the sunscreen, mix in the palm of your hands, then apply. The tiny bit of bronzer won't throw off the SPF rating, and you'll avoid any trace of a white cast!

    —Admin
  25. LAURAN M.
    Reviewed on Sunday, November 09, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Uncomfortable for me
    • I was very glad to get this product, but I found that it made my face feel too tight and uncomfortable to wear. I even tried setting it aside for a while and then returning to it in a different season, but I got the same result: a product that I just had to wash off after an hour or so. I wish that I could wear it comfortably.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, November 10, 2014

    Hi, and thanks for sharing your experience - we're sorry to hear this didn't work for you! We suggest contacting a member of our Customer Care team, who might be able to assist you with an exchange or refund.
     

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
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What makes this product unique?
Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 is a daytime moisturizer with sunscreen designed for combination to oily skin with signs of aging. Its multi-purpose formula not only protects skin from sun damage, but also fortifies it with potent antioxidants to repair and stimulate collagen production for firmer skin. You will see a more even skin color, fewer visible lines and wrinkles, and the return of a younger healthy-looking glow.

This gentle, mineral-based formula has a sheer tint that works beautifully for all skin tones, whether worn alone or under foundation. An amazingly silky lotion texture leaves a soft matte finish that perfectly preps skin, allowing makeup to apply smoothly and evenly (no primer needed).

Pure, refined zinc oxide provides remarkable broad-spectrum protection without making skin more oily or triggering breakouts. It is perfect for sensitive skin or rosacea and great for use around the eye area. Daily sun protection is crucial for preventing wrinkles and brown spots, while still allowing skin to look fresh, even, and healthy.

This product is 100% fragrance-free.

Who is this product for?
Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 is best for combination to oily skin, and also suitable for sensitive, breakout-prone, or rosacea-affected skin. Ideal for those struggling with wrinkles, brown spots, and oily skin plus breakouts.

Expiration Date 3/2016

Sources to Support the claims made for Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30

European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, August 2012, pages 2,909–2,616; and May 2012, pages 857–864; Journal of Dermatological Science, March 2011, pages 162–168; Rheumatology, July 2010 Epublication; Journal of Pharmacology, October 2008, pages 463-474; Food and Chemical Toxicology, April 2008, pages 1,298-1,307; Medicinal Chemistry, November 2005, pages 629–633; Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, May 2005, pages 405–430; Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, pages 314–321; Anticancer Research, September–October 2004, pages 2783–2840; Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, July 2004, pages 131–139; International Journal of Dermatology, July 2003, page 505; and www.naturaldatabase.com

Key Ingredients: adenosine , tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, resveratrol, Salix alba extract, lauroyl lysine, trihydroxystearin, bisabolol, epigallocatechin gallate, quercetin, Haematococcus pluvialis extract, tocopheryl acetate, zinc oxide, pomegranate extract

Product Ingredients:

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 13% (broad-spectrum sunscreen agent).

Other Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone slip agent), PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone (silicone-based thickener), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (silicone suspending agent), PEG-12 Dimethicone (silicone-based thickener), Resveratrol, Quercetin, Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidants), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Adenosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Lauroyl Lysine (skin-conditioning agent), Bisabolol (anti-irritant), Trihydroxystearin (thickener), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (anti-irritant), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract (antioxidant), Haemstococcus Pluvialis Extract (astaxanthin/antioxidant), Hydrolyzed Corn Starch (thickener/mattifying agent), Polysorbate 80 (emulsifier), Hydrated Silica (thickener/mattifying agent), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (silicone-based binding agent), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient thickener), Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate (texture enhancer), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Sodium Chloride (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives), Iron Oxides (natural pigment).

DIRECTIONS: Use as the last step in your morning skincare routine. Apply liberally to face, eye area, and neck 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use a water-Resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply at least every 2 hours if skin is exposed to sun.

Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.

Should I reapply Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 during the day?

For casual wear, meaning less than four hours total time out in the sun, it is not necessary to reapply sunscreen as you will be protected all day.

The FDA recommends you reapply sunscreen every two hours which is an option to consider. Alternately, you can touch up your sun protection by applying a pressed powder with sunscreen, such as Paula's Choice Healthy Finish with SPF 15. Those spending the majority of their day indoors do not need to reapply—you will be protected all day.

How is Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 different from Skin Balancing Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense SPF 30?

Although both products provide excellent broad-spectrum sun protection, Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 does this via the mineral sunscreen zinc oxide while Skin Balancing Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense SPF 30 uses avobenzone and other sunscreen actives.

Both formulas offer anti-aging benefits: Each contains antioxidants to help defend skin against signs of aging as well as cell-communicating and skin-repairing ingredients to help skin look and act younger.

Texture-wise, the Skin Balancing formula is lighter and more fluid (it's a thin lotion) whereas Resist Super-Light has a incredibly sheer-cream texture. Either will feel wonderful on combination to oily skin, while the Resist Super-Light is the more mattifying of the two.

How is Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 different from Hydralight Shine-Free Daily Mineral SPF 30?

Both use mineral actives for gentle broad-spectrum protection, and both are excellent for combination to oily skin. The Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 uses only zinc oxide while Hydralight Shine-Free Daily Mineral SPF 30 uses a blend of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

The Resist Super-Light contains a slight tint to counteract the white cast inherent in mineral sunscreens (it doesn’t provide coverage and nearly vanishes after a few minutes on skin). The tint is ultra-sheer, and is perfect for any skin tone.

Is Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 the only Paula's Choice moisturizer with sunscreen that provides anti-aging benefits?

Definitely not! Every Paula's Choice daytime moisturizer with sunscreens as well as our "body" sunscreens (which can also be applied to the face) provide broad-spectrum sun protection and contain antioxidants for enhanced defense and antiaging benefits.

Is Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 suitable for breakout-prone skin?

Yes. Despite containing 13% zinc oxide, this formula was designed so that the zinc oxide "floats" over skin rather than settling into pores. This is accomplished via silicone technology, which also enables the zinc oxide to be cosmetically elegant—a difference you will see and feel with each use!

Is Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 suitable for rosacea?

Yes. Not only is the formula fragrance-free (like every other Paula's Choice product) it contains the gentle mineral active zinc oxide plus proven anti-irritants and antioxidants that work to reduce inflammation. When inflammation is reduced, skin appears less red and looks more even.

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