RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol
Based on 409 reviews
A remarkable skin-renewing anti-aging moisturizer that nourishes dehydrated skin while promoting a firmer-looking, radiant complexion.

RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol

Based on 409 reviews
A remarkable skin-renewing anti-aging moisturizer that nourishes dehydrated skin while promoting a firmer-looking, radiant complexion.
  • Advanced formula targets all signs of aging
  • Retinol helps improve the appearance of wrinkles
  • Hydrating, creamy formula
  • Use as the last step in your PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Dry Skin
    1.7 oz
    Travel Size...
Why is it different?
RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer goes beyond moisturizing to deliver an innovative mix of research-proven ingredients known to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dull skin tone, and loss of firmness.

What does it do?
Helps prevent moisture loss while still feeling light on skin. Its silky lotion texture is infused with retinol to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to firm skin. It also has a unique complex of antioxidants that reduce the effects of environmental assault.
How to use

Ideal for softening and smoothing the face, neck and eye area. At night, use as the last step in your skincare routine. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

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Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (emollient), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Ethylhexyl Stearate (texture-enhancing), Cocoglycerides (emollient), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (shea butter/antioxidant/emollient), Squalane (emollient), Sodium Polyacrylate (texture-enhancing), Lecithin (skin-restoring), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Ceramide NP (hydration/skin replenishing), Retinol (skin-restoring), Punica Granatum Extract (pomegranate extract/antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea extract/antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane (antioxidant), Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane (antioxidant), Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane (antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract (skin-soothing), Glycine Soja Seed Extract (soybean extract/antioxidant), Glycine Soja Oil (soybean oil/emollient/antioxidant), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Propylene Glycol (hydration), Glyceryl Polymethacrylate (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

This improved my skin in a short period


I started using this product the day it arrived, which was probably around 11-12-18. Because of adverse reaction to a prescription Retin-A product, I have been very careful using this and haven't yet used it by itself. I started by mixing a small amount with my regular moisturizer and I am presently mixing it half and half. I would like to use it exclusively but because I have extremely dry skin, it would not be emollient enough for my skin. I have always had dry, sensitive skin but due to a medical condition, my skin became extremely dry starting last year. Having found a product that works for me in the Winter, I am not willing to give it up. In time, I may try one of Paula's moisturizers for very dry skin but for now, I am sticking to my combination of half my moisturizer and half the Resist with Retinol. I have been quite surprised at the way this has worked, at half-strength, to help to fade sun spots I have, which have been a major irritant - to me! The other surprise has been how a smile wrinkle I have has become less pronounced. That wrinkle doesn't bother me too much but no woman likes any wrinkle, if we're honest about it! :) I look forward to the Summer when my dry skin is usually less pronounced. I will then use this product as my major moisturizer over my serum and see if it's emollient enough for it. I am impressed by this product and would highly recommend it.


Southern NH


Great product, kudos for no plastic packaging


I've been using this produce for several years and I really like it. But what I'm especially happy about with Paula's Choice is that there is no plastic wrap or stuffing used in their boxes when mailed. Just paper. I'm on the lookout for companies who are not using extra plastic. Thank you!!


Corvallis, OR




I have struggled with acne my whole life and yet I have terribly dry skin as well, it flakes and only is made worse by acne fighting washes and treatments. I've tried switching to more moisturizing solutions and less intense acne serums but it has only resulted in horrendous break outs. I've tried the oil free moisturizers for acne and those have never been moisturizing enough especially living in Canada during harsh winters. I first bought the CLEAR line of Paula's Choice products and it helped so much with my acne, but still soooo drying. I decided to try this moisturizer and it is lovely!! It goes on silky and soaks in well, I will say I still get breakouts but they are small and easy to manage and this moisturizer has not made my acne worse. It has completely gotten rid of my dry flakey skin and that awful dry tight feeling. Also my husband mentioned after a few days of using it that my skin looked great. And he didn't know I had switched anything, so I know it's helping!! I use this morning AND night, it wears well under makeup and it hydrates so well overnight. I only use the CLEAR line in the evenings and after using that plus this moisturizer, I wake up with lovely happy skin in the morning.




Favorite PM moisturizer


Paula's Choice makes some of the best skincare products out there, and this one is no exception. I have very sensitive skin that is combo in summer and dry in fall and winter. I have never gotten a rash or breakout from this. I can't say my skin has improved, only because my skin is in great shape and has almost no lines. Now, I have been using PC cleansers, toners, sunscreen, alpha and beta hydroxy, and moisturizers since 2003 (15 years!) and my skin hasn't really aged. I'm 44 and always get a double take when someone looks at my driver's license; most people think I am at least 10 years younger. I can't say it is all due to PC products, but I am not going to mess with a good thing!


Austin, TX




So when i ordered it i was like ok i have 50 other products lets splurge some on this bottle as well.When i applied it i was so impressed. This is the best moisturizer on earth. It has amazing texture, very silky with luxurious feel. And in the morning your skin feels so fresh young and innocent it is just surprising how well you managed to reach the perfect duo






I had restalyne injections about 15 months ago, and I haven't had to do it again because of this moisturizer. It really does reduce the appearance of fine lines amazingly well! Sometimes, if I pass a mirror, I can't believe my skin looks so good. I gave this to my daughter and she said the same thing - the lines of her forehead look almost gone! I highly recommend this.


Delray Beach, Fk




This product was not an issue with my sensitive skin, and it is moisturizing but does not feel heavy. While using for about a month, I noticed the fine lines on my forehead and slightly enlarged pores on my cheeks diminished enough for me to notice. I ran out and the fine lines are back, so I reordered.

May 4774

North East USA


A must have for any anti-aging regime


I can't live without this moisturizer. I use it at night after a serum and my skin is so soft and smooth in the morning. I have recommended it to many people who agree it is a necessary component to all skin care regimes. When I visit spas, I am always compliment on how great my skin looks and I tell them about this moisturizer!


Toronto, Ontario


A mainstay


I don't know why I haven't reviewed this before. This is an absolute mainstay in my routine. I started using the Resist line several years ago and have been so pleased. I might swap some elements in and out (serums or exfoliators, for example), but I have stuck with this. As the last step in my nighttime routine, this stuff is simply perfect. It is light, smooth, elegant, and soothing, no matter what shape my skin is in. It has not fought with any product I've used (even those that did not work for me). It starts to melt just from the warmth of my hands and soaks right into my skin. No stickiness, greasiness, or bad smell. And it works! I am mid-50s, with slightly dry/sensitive skin. I have some wrinkles and old sun damage. I have also struggled with some annoyances such as menopausal acne, texture issues, and sun sensitivity, and have worked through various solutions. Right now though, thanks to the Resist line, my skin is in the best shape ever. I owe a lot of that to this moisturizer. This. This! I suspect I will continue to use this forever. I rarely say that about any product because I love trying new things, but honestly, why mess with what works and works well?

Pea's mom

Flyover ground


Improvement within four uses!


I've only used this product a few days and I already see results. My skin looks healthier overall, the broken capillaries around my nose are significantly less visible, and a blemish I've had on my cheek for over a year is much more even-toned. I did see a bit of irritation, especially on the drier parts of my face after the first day, but I've never used a retinol product before and I have extra sensitive skin. It wasn't itchy or painful, just pinkish and rashy. It's mostly gone away already though.




RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol

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