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Fix the tint!
from Coronado, CA
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about RESIST Super-Light Daily Defense SPF 30 - 2 oz:
Use under foundation and to calm skin irritated by Retin A. Love the feel, glides on, sinks in fast with no residue. I hate anything sticky and that includes most all sunscreens and moisturizers, but this leaves my skin comfortable and calm. However, I dislike the color and it oxidizes to orange - PC please get your chemists on this or simply take out the tint! Expensive compared to what PC used to charge for products in the beginning.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Love! I use this everyday and it keeps oil at bay while not being to dry on my dry patches. Absorbs quickly and isn't greasy at all.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
If only it wasn't tinted!
from Columbus, OH
About Me Minimalist
The texture is excellent for summer when gardening, etc. But I won't buy any more because it stains clothing and is sometimes impossible to remove. If I use it on my face, I have to be careful to wash my hands and then I need to apply a different sunscreen to my hands. Also one must use care when opening it to avoid spills.
Too dark for very fair/redhead complexions
from San Jose, CA
About Me Beauty Expert
I so wanted this moisturizer to work for me. The high level of zinc with the light consistency make this an excellent everyday source of sun protection. However, the tint is too dark for my very fair (redhead) skin. Everytime I've tried using it people have asked me what that brown/yellow streaks on my face are! It would be wonderful if this was offered in an untinted version, or perhaps a light / med / dark version for different skin tones. Because it's a great product in every other way!
I have been a loyal PC customer for a good 10 years and absolutely love the products I have used until now, making my problematic, acne-prone skin manageable. However, after having had my child, my skin has become more sensitive and I don't seem to tolerate the Youth-Extending Daily Mattifying Fluid/Clear Ultra-Light Daily Fluid anymore (Bummer.. I had stocked up on those during a sale). I have blonde hair and you can see makeup in my hair, so I need to leave a gap between the two. A gap which still needs protection. Apart from that I need something when I go running, which I do without makeup. As the Resist Super-Light Daily Defense is mineral based, I thought I'd give it a try. The good thing I can say is: I absolutely tolerate this, no reddening of the skin whatsoever. It also seems to do a good job at keeping the sun at bay. But.It feels terribly tacky on skin. I hate the feeling on my eyelids so much, that I can't go without powder on my eyelids. I also have to powder my nose and chin to keep them from glaring, and this is for running, where I prefer keeping it simple.It is difficult to describe what is is exactly, that I dislike about how it looks. Contrary to how the Barely There Sheer Matte Tint (which I absolutely adored while it was available!) evened out my skin tone, without looking the slightest bit made up, this product makes my skin look made up, without evening out my skin tone in the least. I most definitely cannot pull off "I woke up this way" with this product.Although the tint does nothing to even out my skin tone, it is still too much to be able to spread it all the way to my hairline, as it will leave my hair stained.All in all, a very disappointing product.
Effective for daily use
About Me Skin Care Professional
I use this every day and I'm glad I do. I have a darker skin tone (think Filipino) and while this does have a slight white tint to it, it is able to function as a mild BB cream and evens out my complexion by slightly covering up dark/red spots. It does feel a bit chalky once applied, but if you moisturize properly underneath, it shouldn't be a problem. I still have to use a mattifying product over it just because I'm quite oily, but the sunscreen does have its own mattifying effect. I highly recommend trying this out, especially with all the amazing antioxidants it is loaded with. I will continue to using this for a while.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
wanted to love it
from san diego, ca
i am a big paulas choice fan, and i really wanted to love this product, with all of its great ingredients, but it didn't work for me. i have normal skin and found this formula to be very dry, I had to add a moisturizing serum to it for it to last the day without making my skin tight. i also have light-medium skin and found this tint to be too light for me. i had to take a good amount of time rubbing it in to get rid of the white cast it left on my face. overall, it really isn't worth all of that extra time. this would probably work best for those with a light complexion and oily skin.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great Mineral Sunscreen
from Orlando, Fl
I have normal to oily skin which is slightly dry in certain areas at the moment because I'm clearing out my pores with a BHA. I bought this RESIST Super-Light Daily Defense for it's mineral sunscreen benefits; chemical sunscreens irritate my slightly sensitive skin. I wear makeup every day (full-coverage foundation, etc...) and am always looking for sunscreens which play well with other products. In my opinion, this does. I actually find that it seems to help with oil-control. I don't think that's a specific claim, but my face is mattified immediately following application and for several hours after. This product is tinted, but when rubbed into the skin, shows no color whatsoever. It does not feel heavy and it does not become greasy. It does not cause my makeup to pill or apply patchy - it doesn't offer a more smooth surface, but neither does it negatively affect the makeup application. Also, I try to use quite a lot of the product since dermatologists recommend a lot more sunscreen for the face than I ever thought. I find that this RESIST Super-Light Daily Defense still blends in and stays matte, even when I apply a lot - like almost a teaspoon a lot. It works just fine if I do that much all at once or if I apply in two layers. The final note I would like to make is that, if you have dry skin, this might be more drying than moisturizing for you.
Service and delivery comments:
I received the RESIST Super-Light Daily Defense in about five business days, and it arrived in good condition.
Orange face by the end of the day!
from Las Vegas, NV
Texture is excellent, minimize pores and does not accentuate wrinkles, BUT color is too dark for fair skin, becomes darker and orange by the end of the day.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Great but bad color
By The LA Lady
from Los Angeles, CA
This is a great one-step product for when you're looking for a no-makeup look. It went on smooth and looked great... for about 3 hours. By lunchtime, it had oxidized and I looked orange. I'm really disappointed as I've been looking for a legitimate tinted moisturizer (so many of them are just light foundations) and the SPF 30 in this product is great. I'm going to have to toss this product since there's no way I'd step out of the house with this on.