RESIST Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment
Based on 145 reviews


RESIST Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment
An advanced moisturizing body lotion that gently gives skin the transforming power of pure retinol to help diminish the appearance of uneven skin tone and rejuvenate the feeling of soft firmer skin.

RESIST Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment

Based on 145 reviews


An advanced moisturizing body lotion that gently gives skin the transforming power of pure retinol to help diminish the appearance of uneven skin tone and rejuvenate the feeling of soft firmer skin.
  • Pure retinol & antioxidants help transform skin
  • Natural butters & plant oils beautifully hydrate skin
  • Rich texture moisturizes dry skin, yet is non-greasy
Skin Types:
All Skin Types

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Why is it different?

RESIST Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment melds key anti-aging ingredients normally seen in facial moisturizers into a silky-textured, lightweight, and thoroughly hydrating body lotion for all skin types. It is designed to gently give skin the transforming power of pure retinol to help diminish the appearance of uneven skin tone, alleviate dry skin, and rejuvenate the feeling of soft but firmer-looking skin.

What does it do?
Uses a specialized retinol complex and potent antioxidants to intensively smooth and soften skin from the neck down. This silky, concentrated lotion, energized by the power of retinol, goes to work immediately to hydrate dry skin as well as give skin the essential ingredients it needs to look younger. Soothing emollients and plant oils provide an instant, healthy-looking glow you’ll love seeing and feeling.
How to use
Apply a small amount to clean skin. May be used daily for all-over smoothing, or applied as a spot treatment where needed. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater. If irritation occurs, reduce frequency or mix into your favorite moisturizer (without retinol). If irritation persists, discontinue use.
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Product Ingredients

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Dimethicone (hydration), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Cetyl Palmitate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Butyrospermum Parkii (shea butter/emollient/antioxidant), Glyceryl Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), PEG-100 Stearate (texture-enhancing), Oenothera Biennis Oil (evening primrose oil/non-fragrant oil/emollient/antioxidant), Vitis Vinifera Oil (grape seed oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant/emollient), Cetyl Alcohol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Retinol (vitamin A/skin-renewing), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/skin replenishing), Panthenol (hydration), Carnosine (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Dimethiconol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Cera Alba (beeswax/texture-enhancing),Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (texture-enhancing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (emollient), Decylene Glycol (hydration), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Chlorphenesin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Adore this lotion


I have dry skin and have been using full body lotion for over 20 years, this is the most moisturizing, non-greasy, long lasting lotion I've tried. My skin feels so soft, when I started using this over 4 years ago I couldn't stop touching myself :). It's pricey but worth it- I use for my whole body in 4-5 weeks. I met my boyfriend camping in the desert, & one of his first comments was how soft my skin was! Seriously works in any climate! I like the "smell," to me it has a mild smell like natural oils. Love it!


san francisco


Great Product! Weird Smell :(


I love this moisturizer and it's great to use all over. Especially on legs and arms to keep them super soft! It absorbs nicely and doesn't have a greasy feel. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is the strange smell it has. It says it's odor free but it does have some sort of smell to it like maybe it's old or something. I don't like perfumey lotions or moisturizers but if they put just a tad of something in there to make the smell more pleasant it would definitely get 5 stars every day of the week!!!


Hickory, NC


I've been using this for years.


I have been using this since it was first introduced. At first I used two pumps (one for each leg) only on the backs of my thighs to remove the little bumps (not acne). It was 100% effective! As prevention, I now use one pump but spIit it between both legs. Last summer, I noticed little bumps on the backs of my upper arms. I started using half a pump (1/4 pump on the back of each arm) every morning after my shower and it was 100% effective in taking those away too! I've continued to use this on those places and have not had any more bumps. I have not noticed any odor from the lotion and I'm pretty picky. This is expensive, that is the reason I'm so 'stingy' with the amount I apply, but I will continue to buy this because it works. It also absorbs very well into my skin and does not cause a 'sticky' feeling under my clothes. For the rest of my body, I use Paula's 10% AHA body lotion. That also absorbs wonderfully!


Galion, OH


Best body moisturizer


I use this product sparingly because of the price, but then when I look at what I spend on my face, this is really nothing in comparison. I use it only on my legs after I shower, while my skin is still damp, to help it spread, and it is hands-down the best moisturizer I've ever used. My legs tend slightly on the dry side, and they're easily irritated from shaving, but this takes care of that, goes on smoothly, and leaves a non-greasy feel. I made my bottle last a long time, but in the end, I'll have to get over it and just use it regularly because it really is the best. I only hope that when I place my next order, they'll have fixed the pump, because it doesn't spring back on its own any more. As for the comments about the smell, I figure that's what you get when something has no added fragrance. I'll take the pure efficacy over a fragrance any day.


Honolulu, HI


Nothing special


I had high hopes this lotion would help with the crepey skin on my elbows but no such luck. Also saw no improvement on feet, knees, or thighs. I'll stick with my big bottle of affordable lotion.


Portland, OR

Second bottle broken ??!! but i love this product !!


so bummed ..i cant live without this stuff !! second bottle i received after ordering quit a few from paulas choice and pump was broke ! i was once again so desperate i had my bf cut it open and put in a plastic bag. I love the lotion but they need to figure out a better working pump ? i guess i should not order when im completely out so i can send back if item arrives with broke pump.


napa ca


awful smell


The smell is not overpowering but an almost cloyingly sweet smell. I bought this for the inside of my forearms an can't take it, tried on the skin above my knees too. No luck. I will say I don't have allergies to smells but am sensitive. Disappointed, hoped it would make the crepe-ey skin look better. In the trash it goes


silicon valley


Truly the best skin of my life!


I am 41 and have been under dermatologists' care since my early 20s for rosacea and acne. I started using this product 2-3 weeks ago, and my skin looks better than ever! My mom even commented on how "perfect" my skin looks, and she is rarely impressed with anyone's skin. I use this product in conjunction with Paula's 2% BHA lotion, 10% AHA, Clinical Ultra Rich moisturizer (at night), and Skin Balancing Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (daytime). My acne is gone, my rosacea has disappeared, and I finally feel confident in my own skin. Paula's Choice is a skin saver!

Cosmetics realist

Dayton, Ohio


Good on paper; but mediocre results.


Paula's Choice used to make a body lotion called Slip Into Silk. This is the exact same product (almost identical ingredient lists) except this contains a minuscule amount of retinol. The amount of retinol is too low to make a meaningful difference in my own skin. What I like about this product is that it's fragrance-free (although it does have a non-offensive smell) and lightweight. This is not a moisturizer for serious dryness. It also works as a facial moisturizer, and in that regard it is a much better value (used on the body, this will not last long at all). That said, I don't think this produces results that make it better than so many other moisturizers. The addition of retinol is seductive, but -- for me -- it does not produce any visible results.


North Carolina


Holy Grail Retinol


Got as a gift from my cousin, I use it on my face, it's a great buy for 4oz of product. My skin is very sensitive but I use a little of this mixed with my cerave Sa lotion and my skin has never looked better. Please never discontinue this you will have a buyer for life and it's affordable.


New York


RESIST Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment

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