RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol
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RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol
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 402 reviews

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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/Very Dry Skin
Concerns:
Wrinkles, Anti-Aging

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    1.7 oz
    $33.00
    Travel Size...
    $8.00
    Sample
    $1.00

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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.

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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.
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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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Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-94

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2003, issue 2, pages 107-29

Molecular Medicine Reports, November 2010, issue 6, pages 895-901

Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, volume 2013, article 827248

International Journal of Toxicology, 2001, volume 20, supplement 1, pages S21-45

Plastic Surgical Nursing, April-June 2012, issue 2, pages 71-72

Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, volume 2013, article 827248

Journal of Ethnopharmacology, February 2006, issue 3, pages 311-8

Pharmacology and Physiology, March-April 2005, issue 2, pages 81-7

Indian Journal of Dermatology, May-June 2016, issue 1, 3 pages 279-287

Ingredients
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

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RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol
 
4.4

(based on 402 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (271)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (41)
  • Absorbs quickly (37)
  • Not greasy (37)
  • Moisturizes well (33)
  • Long lasting (15)

Cons

  • Not effective (4)
  • Not long-lasting (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (42)
  • After shower/bath (11)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (10)
  • Deep moisturization (9)
  • Dryness (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (38), Survivalist / minimalist (18), Beauty expert (6)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (38), Dry (19), Normal (7)

Reviewed by 402 customers

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5.0

Nothing but Paula's Choice for me.

By Isabeau

from Tacoma, WA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

    Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol:

    Morning after the first use yielded results! Waited to order until other products were used up before adding it to my regimen. Wish I had just pitched them and not wasted the time. Paula's is less than department store cosmetic counter, more than the drug store. A little goes a long way, and for me, it works. I may play around with fashion make-up but it's nothing but Paula's for skin care from now on.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt, well packaged.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 60+
     
    4.0

    packaging is kind of garbage

    By JT

    from New York, NY

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

    • poor packaging

    Best Uses

    • 30s
    • Nighttime Use
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol:

    Bought this for my BF so all the attributes listed are his. Great product I've used it myself a few times when I've run out. My gripe is with the packaging. I have to leave it upside down in order for it to pump out. On a bi-weekly basis I have to hit the bottle on it's top to allow the pumping action to work properly. It's annoying to have to pump it upsidedown as well but if we don't then no product comes out. I initially thought they sent me an empty bottle! It's a lot of work for a little bit of lotion. Please fix.

    • Skin Type:
    • Oily
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    2.0

    Disappointed

    By ramory

    from Calgary, AB

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

    Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol:

    I was so excited to try this product out as it is one the first products I've tried from Paula's Choice. I have combination skin with dehydrated cheeks and like a heavier, more moisturizing moisturizer for evening and I did not find this moisturizing enough. My skin felt dehydrated again with 30 minutes of applying. The packaging for my bottle did not hold up either, the pump would not pump any more product out after only 3 weeks of use and eventually broke off the bottle I have resorted to scooping product out with a q-tip. Won't be purchasing again.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    4.0

    New formula?

    By Rebekah

    from Lancaster, PA

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol:

      I've been using this product for a year and have really liked it. However, my latest shipment (purchased October 2017) is producing a stinging sensation on my face. Have you changed the formula? :(

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      4.0

      Nice moisturizer

      By TMM

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

        Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol:

        I use this product am and pm after my skin recovery serum. In the am after it sets, I apply my resist tinted PC sunscreen. In the pm I use 3 pumps and I add 1 to 2 drops PC HA and apply all over my face, lips, neck and backs of hands.

        I use both the serum and skin repair moisturizer as I use retin a cream and it is drying. I like that this moisturizer is full of antioxidants. I attached a picture of my face after am skin care routine and only PC tinted sunscreen. I am 52 and people say I don't look it. I think it is because of PC products and retin a which I use for acne that I still get. You can see the red spot btw my eyebrows which was a pimple but with PC 5% benzoyl peroxide helped dry it out and resolve but I need new skin to heal the area.

        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        2.0

        Disappointed....

        By Bird Is The Word

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

        • Not Effective

        Best Uses

          Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol:

          So far, this has been the only Paula's Choice product I haven't liked AT all. Very upset @ the way this did nothing for my skin; especially for the price it is. Before I bought this, I was using an Olay moisturizer and figured Paula's products would be superior to that but this didn't even come to close. 10 minutes after putting this on, my skin felt dry & dull as if I hadn't even used it. Did nothing it claimed to do and least of all, made my skin feel moisturized. Love her other retinol & serum products but I won't be purchasing this again. Used for two weeks and had to go buy my normal drug-store brand. This was a waste of my money

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          3.0

          I really want to like this product, but...

          By ER Vet

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol:

            I really want to like this product, but once the product has dried, my skin feels dry after I use this. I have to use a moisturizer on top of it.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            5.0

            A must have for any anti-aging regime

            By TanyTany

            from Toronto, Ontario

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Improves the Appearance of Skin
            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

              Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol:

              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!

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              5.0

              A mainstay

              By Pea's mom

              from Flyover ground

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol:

                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?

                Service and delivery comments:

                Service and delivery are always exemplary!

                • Skin Type:
                • Dry
                • Age:
                • 45-59
                 
                4.0

                Like this but beware of packaging

                By Janine

                from Orlando, Florida

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy
                • Softens Skin
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                • Writing flakes off of the container

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol:

                  I love this product but one day I noticed what appeared to be glitter all over my face. What was happening was that the raised silver writing on the container was flaking off and I imagine transferring from my hands to my face. Really difficult to get off your face once it has attached to the moisturizer. Iive gotten around this by wrapping a tissue around the bottle and scotch taping it. I like the product enough to continue using it. Hope they can fix the packaging.

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