RESIST Intensive Repair Cream
Based on 204 reviews
A concentrated anti-aging moisturizing cream infused with skin-restoring ingredients to significantly improve skin’s texture, smoothness, and hydration, renewing a beautifully youthful and healthy glow.

RESIST Intensive Repair Cream

Based on 204 reviews
A concentrated anti-aging moisturizing cream infused with skin-restoring ingredients to significantly improve skin’s texture, smoothness, and hydration, renewing a beautifully youthful and healthy glow.
  • Promotes a firmer-looking, younger complexion
  • Retinol is an anti-aging superstar ingredient
  • Rich ultra-creamy formula
  • Use as the last step in your PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Dry Skin
    1.7 oz
Why is it different?
RESIST Intensive Repair Cream revitalizes and renews dry skin with its wonderfully rich texture and a unique mix of retinol, peptides, and antioxidants, and can visibly soften and minimize signs of aging on the face, neck, and around the eyes.
What does it do?
Deeply hydrates dry skin while softening the appearance of wrinkles and visibly increasing firmer-looking skin. Skin-restoring ingredients and proven emollients revive the skin’s barrier, leading to a beautiful, healthy, younger-looking glow.
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), Ethylhexyl Stearate (texture-enhancing), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (hydration/skin replenishing), Petrolatum (emollient), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient texture-enhancing), Dimethicone ( skin-conditioning agent), Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Glyceryl Stearate (texture-enhancing), Tridecyl Trimellitate (skin-conditioning agent), PEG-100 Stearate (texture-enhancing), Phenyl Trimethicone (hydration), Retinol, Adenosine, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Ceramide NG, Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Niacinamide (skin-restoring),Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Lecithin, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid (fatty acid-based skin-restorings), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols (plant-based antioxidants), Tribehenin (skin-conditioning agent), PEG-10 Phytosterol (texture-enhancing), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (texture-enhancing),Sodium PCA (hydration/skin replenishing), Sodium Lactate (hydration), Sodium Hydroxide (stabilizer), Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate (emollient), Cetearyl Glucoside (texture-enhancing), Tridecyl Stearate (emollient), Behenyl Alcohol, Sclerotium Gum, Carbomer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives), Benzoic Acid (pH adjuster), Sorbic Acid.

Ratings & Reviews

I wouldn't be without this!


This is one of my core products that I have been using for years. It is a luxurious feeling cream that does the job to take care of the dryness in my skin. The added bonus is the amount of Retinol in the product which really seems to be diminishing my fine lines. I have been a customer of Paula's Choice since the line was first introduced. I am really perplexed by the amount of new products continually being introduced as it was Paula's mantra that you do not need a complicated skin care routine for it to be effective and certainly not an eye cream as your daily moisturizer will do the job just as well! (Now the line has 5 different eye creams!) I have stuck to my core products i.e. cleanser, toner, BHA, AHA, serum, day moisturizer and this moisturizer for night and my skin, in my opinion, looks just beautiful for a 60 year old. Paula preached basic skin care and sunscreen. I understand that she is no longer involved in day-to-day operations but that is what drew me to her skincare line. Now it is a complicated odyssey of expensive products that just turns me right off.


Suffield, CT




I am blown away by the effectiveness of this moisturizer. I saw IMMEDIATE improvement in my skin's appearance after 1 use. I have fairly dry, aging skin with some lines and redness. This makes the dry areas and lines on my cheeks much less noticeable, and my skin feels wonderful. No greasiness, no weird smell, no irritation. Thank you for making this product!!!!


South Carolina


Fantastic Moisturizer


My RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer generally does a great job. The cold dry northeast winter is taking a toll on my skin and I was experiencing some tightness on my face and needed to do something. I considered changing a few products in my routine for the winter months and going with an AHA rather than a BHA, a different toner, etc. I chatted with a Paula's choice representative and she recommended rather than changing up a bunch of products that are working very well for me just to simply add the RESIST Intensive Repair cream. The addition of this one product did the trick. My skin is more soft and moisturized and I have experienced no sensitivity issues or break outs with this product. This is a nicely textured cream, not thick or heavy and works great with my RESIST Primer under make up. I love it!

MMayy 568

Northeast USA


I would buy this product again.


I use this at night to help with dryness. Good ingredients.


Hemet, Ca


Took care of fine lines under eyes


I usually purchase skin care that is for oily skin but this was for under my eyes and between the eyebrows. WOW, what a difference. Really disappointed that it is out of stock during a sale as this will become a staple in my routine! I have been primarily using Paula's Choice and am consisently told I look 35 years old or younger!! Trick is to never leave the house without sunscreen and a few choice products. I am disappointed in how "commercialized" Paula's Choice has become and would like to see environmentally conscience packaging.


Los Angeles


How did I live without this?!


At first I was afraid it would be too much moisture for my combo skin, then I started getting dry patches. I read the reviews and went for it! So glad I did. Can't say enough great things about this - lightweight, yet so moisturizing. I won't go back to anything else!


San Jose, Ca


Requires some patience, but worth it for good results!


I am 26 and I have always followed a strict skincare routine. I have used this product on my face every night for roughly 5 months. Although I initially bought this product solely for its anti-aging benefits, this cream cleared up stubborn acne on my forehead that had been reoccurring for years. It did take several months before I saw any anti-aging results, but I have noticed my skin looks more fresh and youthful (even when I don't get much sleep). My skin type is very dry and sensitive, and this cream worked well for me as a night time moisturizer.


ON, Canada


I'm moved


I use it mostly at night and may sometime do in the morning too when travelling lightly. It's beautiful, never before has a cream worked so well on my skin. It's got an unusual, lemony colour and doesn't glide like some expensive creams out there, but the result, oh boy.




Saved my skin!


For almost a year now I have been struggling with dry, flaky skin around my nose and my chin. It's been awful. Any foundation I would wear would show how flaky my skin was no matter what I tried. I used to have combination skin, so I was struggling to determine what caused the sudden shift. I think it was a foundation I was using, but even after I cut it out my skin was struggling to bounce back. I changed cleansers and many other parts of my skin routine multiple times and still no results. Then I bought this on a whim and prayed it would finally work. Boy did it ever!! As I said, I changed skincare routines multiple times, but as I've phased out things I thought were helping and cut down to just this at night, my skin has stayed hydrated and no more flaking! I am so grateful I found something that literally rescued my skin. Will definitely continue repurchasing!


Diberville, MS


Great for dry, aging skin!


I am 45 with dry skin and I am very serious about my skin care regimen. I have been using this incredible PC line exclusively for 3 yrs other than one other item. I love that this PM moisturizer is fragrance free, light weight and hydrating, and it's great for my face, entire eye area, neck, and decollate. (I like it much better than the Resist Barrier Repair since this one is more hydrating). During winter months I sometimes have to add some Skin Recovery moisturizer as well; but in the warm months this is perfect on it's own. I especially love the pump packaging which is sanitary and keeps the ingredients stable. As per reviews some do not like this packaging since they apparently can't gauge how much is left in the bottle, but I always stock up, and moreover I can usually tell when it is time to replace.

Stacey W

Livingston, NJ


RESIST Intensive Repair Cream

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