RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser
Based on 204 reviews
A silky smooth skin-softening cleanser that replenishes skin’s moisture content while gently but effectively cleansing skin and removing makeup.

RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser

Based on 204 reviews
A silky smooth skin-softening cleanser that replenishes skin’s moisture content while gently but effectively cleansing skin and removing makeup.
  • Cleanses without dryness or leaving a tight feeling
  • Contains skin-restoring ingredients
  • Hydrating lotion formula
  • Use as the first step in your AM/PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Dry Skin
Concerns:
Anti-Aging

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Why is it different?
RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser gently but effectively removes makeup and cleanses skin without dehydrating or leaving a tight feeling on skin.

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What does it do?
Replenishes and helps to preserve skin’s healthy barrier while effectively cleansing skin. The result? Visibly smoother, younger-looking skin with each use!
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How to use

Wet face and apply a small amount of cleanser (1-2 pumps) to your face and eye area with vigorous, yet gentle, circular motions. Rinse well. To remove heavy makeup, repeat or use with a clean, wet washcloth.

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Research

Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, volume 136, issue 8, pages 989-94

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

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, February 2000, issue 1, pages 21-52

International Journal of Molecular Science, 2016, issue 3, pages 401

Skin Research and Technology, February 2001, issue 1, pages 49–55

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/texture-enhancing), Decyl Glucoside (cleansing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (cleansing), PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether (texture-enhancing), Methyl Gluceth-20 (hydration/texture-enhancing),Glyceryl Stearate (texture-enhancing), Stearyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), Polyacrylamide (texture-enhancing), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea extract/antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (skin-soothing), Sapindus Mukurossi Peel Extract (soapberry extract, cleansing), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (cleansing), C13-14 Isoparaffin (texture-enhancing), Laureth-7 (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives), Ethylhexylglycerin.

Ratings & Reviews

Favorite

5

I love this cleanser! I use cleansing balm to remove my make up then use resist cleanser. I agree with one of the reviewers regarding the pump. I have to turn it upside down, unscrew it to get more out. There's quite a bit leftover. This is a staple and have repurchased many times. Leaves my face feeling moisturized and not right.

Dmkb1968

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Clean Sheen + No Stripping + No Oily = Repeat Purchase

5

I (used to) go through different facial cleansers but this is the first one that I have re-purchased and keep coming back to. Thanks to this cleanser, I now know that my face is, in and of itself, 'normal' and that my cleanser/moisturizer cycle has been the root problem. After washing my face with some other (usually drugstore) cleanser that smelled good, I'd feel crackley. (Now I understand the role of alcohol and fragrance but not at 17!) If I would then find a cleanser for dry skin, in response, I might develop an uncharacteristic zit OR I'd feel a film over my face and not feel clean at all. But then if I used one for acne, I'd feel stripped, parched, and aged. Humorously, during these times, I'd make faces at myself in the mirror just staring at lines that weren't there before. And with each new cleanser, I'd feel the need to buy a particular moisturizer to address whatever the cleanser had done to me. It was a cycle, truly. Skin feels stripped? Let me buy some heavy grease - cream. Feeling a little pimply? Let me go crazy with all the acids and destroy my barrier. Rash on the face due to killed barrier? Let me throw some petrolatum on that bad boy and apply heavy make-up (that smells great!). It's amazing my face hasn't melted off. One day, I ordered the Paula's Choice RESIST Essential Kit which gave me the opportunity to try the cleanser. It was then I met my new friend. I wash my face, pat dry, feel clean, and have a healthy sheen. I do not have a cracked dry face and neither do I feel any weird or waxy film on it. I never knew this was an experience I could capture; feeling clean, healthy glow, no greasiness, and also not stripped out. This is the best! Thanks.

Qathi

South Carolina

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Yay!

5

I take a medication that really dries out my skin. This cleanser is great and doesn't bother my sensitive skin! So glad I found this!

wendichick

Overland Park

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No-nonsense product, it just works!

5

Absolutely love this no-nonsense product, it just works! It very soft to my sensitive skin. Thought back in the day that a drugstore facewash would be just as good, but... it's not. There truly is a differnece in quality and results.

Mary

Miami, Florida

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Amazing!

5

I was shocked that this cleanser was actually able to remove all my stubborn makeup (even mascara!) while not drying out my skin. Truly the best cleanser around.

Rena

Toronto Canada

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GREAT for my normal / dry / chemical peeling / retin-A skin

5

I have normal to dry skin and finding a cleanser that doesn't pull my face tight is a challenge. I would use C_r_ve when I'm in a chemical exfoliation or going through Retin-A peeliness (after a break) or when my face is otherwise feeling parched because it was only cleanser that wouldn't feel like skin damage. (I wouldn't use it regularly because I never felt truly clean after use.) When I got RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser in a PC kit, I tried it and immediately could tell a difference! I felt clean but also enjoyed seeing a sheen of moisture. Truly I couldn't believe my eyes. More important, probably, is that I could make expressions after washing and not feel like my face was going to crack - EVEN during peeling / exfoliation / retin-A processes. So impressed, I continued using it even when my face didn't feel extra-dry and now I'm loyal to this cleanser and feel grateful to its existence. I use it every single cleansing and keep Cer___ on hand only as a just in case. Cons: I'm approaching the end-part of my current bottle (but still maybe about an inch left) and I have to remove the pump dispenser because it is no longer pumping. I mean, it is pumping but nothing is coming out. Last week I thought I was approaching being completely out but removed the dispenser to see I've got more than several uses left.

Kathi

Hartsville

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My Favourite Cleanser

5

I have been using this cleanser since it first came out and I love it. I wear quite a bit of makeup and I have no problems with makeup removal, including mascara.My skin always feels soft and calm after cleansing.

Nine

Canada

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Great to take off makeup!

5

This cleanser is great for taking off makeup. It's not going to bubble up or anything. It's like a milky consistency that doesn't leave behind any residue. It makes your skin feel clean but doesn't suck the life out of it. I don't use it as my everyday am/pm cleanser but you definitely could. I like to use it to take off my makeup, go about the rest of my day, and then later start the rest of my pm routine.

Megan

Canada

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I SWEAR by this stuff!!

5

I am crazy about this cleanser!! This is hands down the best cleanser I have ever used from any line. It is really the only thing that removes all of my eye makeup. I rarely if ever have a breakout now. This was not the case before I started using it. Now I HOARD it!!!!

K8

Charlotte NC

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Great for oily sensitive skin

5

I have tried the RESIST for Oily/Combo skin line, the clear line, and skin balancing line, and I prefer this cleanser to them all. It is gentle and balancing, and leaves my sensitive skin feeling soothed and clean. One of my favorite PC products and use daily!

JHW

NYC

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RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser

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