RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol
Based on 399 reviews


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 399 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/Very Dry Skin
Wrinkles, Anti-Aging

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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.

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

Extremely irritating around the eyes


I have been a faithful Pauls's Choice customer for three years and counting. This product has been in my arsenal all along, but cumulative use has sensitized the area around my eyes. It's great for the neck and chest, but a word of warning is in order: retinol around the eyes is not necessarily a good thing. Bottom line, yes, I would recommend this moisturizer to a friend, *with caution.*

Sensitive Cyn

Portland OR



Not a good product. Did nothing. Don't waste your money.



Did nothing for me


I never leave bad reviews, I usually just don't buy the product again. But this did absolutely nothing to my skin. No improvement in the fine lines at all, I used the Luna oil for a week before this one and I saw results the first day of using it. I wanted to try a less pricey retinol and contacted Paula's choice customer service. They were really nice and great, they suggest this product after telling them I used Luna before. I really wanted to like it, but I did not :( However I liked the resist serum and BHA liquid.



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


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.

ER Vet

Seattle, WA


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


Like this but beware of packaging


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.


Orlando, Florida


Not for my skin I guess


I purchased a bunch of samples of both this product and the Resist Intensive Repair Moisturizer with the intention of deciding which one I'd like to use as an eye cream. The samples lasted forever since I was only using them around my eye area, so after several months my eye lids became really dry. I used more. They became dryer. Then they became chapped; started to peel; turned red. Finally I stopped using them, but my eye area wouldn't clear up, but spread and became swollen. I finally had to go to the doctor who surmised the retinol must have been the irritant. A drying agent in a moisturizer. Didn't work for me, though obviously works for some people.


San Jose, CA


Didn't help, acne and spots actually worsened


I used this moisturizer for almost 3 months with no improvement in my acne and wrinkles. I bought this hoping for something that would decrease the few wrinkles I have and prevent new ones from forming. I also have acne, and I was hoping the retinol would help that as well. This product definitely made matters worse for my skin. I know it was this product because right after I stopped using it and started using something else my skin cleared up and my wrinkles got less noticeable. I would love to get my money back for this but it's probably not even worth it to pay for return shipping and go through the hassle.


Washington, DC


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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