RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50
Based on 62 reviews
This antioxidant-rich spf moisturizer hydrates and protects with superstar ingredients like niacinamide, shea butter and licorice for flawless, younger-looking skin.

RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50

Based on 62 reviews

This antioxidant-rich moisturizer hydrates and protects with superstar ingredients like niacinamide, shea butter and licorice for flawless, younger-looking skin.

  • Helps prevent premature aging
  • Antioxidants protect against environmental stressors
  • Hydrating cream leaves a dewy finish
  • Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Dry Skin
    2 oz
    Travel Size...
Why is it different?
RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50 protects against the entire range of sun’s UVA rays while also providing UVB protection. Powerhouse antioxidants like shea butter, coffee seed and apple are joined by tone-improving niacinamide and licorice for skin whose appearance gets better with each use.
What does it do?
Broad spectrum SPF 50 helps prevent premature aging while helping to improve skin health and hydration. Leaves a soft, dewy finish and provides superior anti-aging benefits.The SPF 50 is a significant benefit as it decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun if used as directed with other sun protection measures.
How to use
Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. If not applied liberally, you’ll need to reapply every two hours after skin is exposed to direct sunlight. If you plan to swim or perspire, you must apply a water-resistant sunscreen.
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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, March 2017, pages S100–S109;

Indian Dermatology Online Journal, July-August 2015, pages 311-315;

Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, September 2015, ePublication;

Pharmaceutical Biology, July 2015, pages 5-18; Pharmacognosy Review, January-June 2014, pages 52-60;

Antioxidants, September 2013, pages 181-193;

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, January 2013, pages 16-26; DermatoEndocrinology, July 2012, pages 308-319;

Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, January 2012, ePublication; and Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry, 2006, issue 7, pages 2,558-2,562.

Product Ingredients Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%; Homosalate 5%; Octinoxate 7.50%; Octisalate 5%; Oxybenzone 5% (sunscreen actives). Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Silica (opacifier and texture enhancer), Glycerin (hydration), Cetearyl Alcohol (texture enhancer), Dimethicone (hydration), Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (emulsifier), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract (skin-restoring), VP/Eicosene Copolymer (texture enhancer), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (emollient), Allantoin (skin soothing), Niacinamide (skin-restoring), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin soothing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration, soothing), Atractylodes Macrocephala Root Powder (antioxidant), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (skin soothing), Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Mahonia Aquifolium Root Extract, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate (antioxidants), Sarcosine, Capryloyl Glycine, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Glucoside (skin softeners), Dimethiconol (texture enhancer), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (stabilizer), Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate (hydration), Hexylene Glycol (texture enhancer), 4-T-Butylcyclohexanol (emollient), Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate (texture enhancers), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (stabilizer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol (preservatives), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin softening).

Ratings & Reviews

Really enjoy SPF


I ordered this last summer but saved it for colder weather. I'm 71 years old but don't like to look greasy-- this isn't! It had a nice moisturizing but non greasy feel. I have been using a mineral SPF for years, but I found I am enjoying this formula, which has not caused any irritation. With an SPF 50, you're covered.

Orchid Lady

So Cal


great for dry skin


This is non irritating and non greasy. I have dry/combo skin. i use this as my daily moisturizer. it doesn't irritate even tho it is not a mineral sumscreen.




My Sensitive skin loves it!


After years using PC's other sunscreens I now use this every day. It works great to spare me more sunburn and freckles in our sunny clime. It doesn't cause any break outs or clogged pores, and my skin is very sensitive as well as break out prone! I don't use moisturizers except the Skin Balancing serum for oily skin, and occasionally Barrier Repair Moisturizer in a few spots like eye area and forehead. One tube last a long time! This is a very effective sunscreen as well as a decent moisturizer. No rashes, no break outs—& I seem to have issues with lots of products. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone over 40.






This is a dream come true. Just perfect moisture and sunscreen in one tube. Makeup looks great over it.




Great for dry skin


Great daytime product for dry skin. Leaves your skin feeling really soft and hydrated.




My favorite moisturizer todate


I love this moisturized! I've been using it for the past year and my skin looks amazing, dewy but not greasy, soft to the touch, and I havent noticed anymore discoloration (I'm in my thirtys, and this tends to happen to the women in my family at my age, the sun is not our friend).

Dana the Accountant



I love this product


I NEVER post online reviews, but I love this product so much I have decided to. I have aging (I am 65) skin that is dry, but I can get a bit oily in humid weather. My skin is quite sensitive. Because I occassionally break out, I have avoided products for very dry skin, but decided to give this one a try as I trust Paula's Choice products. I love it. It is not too rich, but keeps my skin feeling supple. I love the high SPF. And it works like a dream under foundation. I now have no need for any kind of primer. It feels weightless. I understand why some others object to the smell, but that disapates very, very quickly. I will continue to use this wonderful product.

Painting Bird

Ojai, CA


Effective Every Day!


This is the only facial sunscreen in my life that I have purchased more than twice. It is that good for my skin! I have normal to dry; never get zits (except maybe one every couple years); am over 30; and realize the value of antioxidants as well as UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection. I love the ingredients in this RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturizer. I love the SPF 50 because I use Tretinoin and sometimes glycolic peels so the "over the top" protection is excellent for my day to day. (Of course, if I am going to vacation at the beach, have a heavy outdoors or hiking day, or otherwise may sweat outside I'm going to use a mineral water-resistant sunscreen.) I love that it has no scent, is light, and offers a slight sheen to my face after initial application that gradually resolves to 'glow.' As long as Paula's Choice never quits making this, I will continue to repeat my purchases.


South Carolina


Love this for dry skin!


The Paula's Choice RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50 is a good sunscreen for people with dry skin that hate sunscreens and how either very drying they can be, or how some sunscreens can leave your face looking super greasy. This moisturizer does a great job hydrating skin and protecting it from UVA and UVB rays. Since this is a chemical sunscreen this does not have any white cast but it does have a strong "sunscreen scent" that dissipates throughout the day. I do like that this has much more antioxidants and beneficial ingredients than the average sunscreen does. This is also fragrance free which is a bonus. I would say if you have oily or normal skin this is probably going to be too emollient for you, but those with dry skin will probably have better results.


st. paul, mn


Love this new formula!


Before this disappeared due to issues the company had with sourcing some ingredients, I didn't love it. It was sticky and thick and sat on the surface of my skin. I used it when I didn't wear makeup and it was always the sunscreen I used on my face when I spent hours outdoors, but it didn't work well at all under foundation. I wore a lower SPF moisturizer most days, which, since I have considerable sun damage, made me pretty frustrated. This new formula is now my everyday, all the time moisturizer and I couldn't be more pleased. The most important feature is, of course, the high SPF. I live on the high desert and the sun is brutal here, so I'm thrilled to be able to give my skin this protection everyday. It's very moisturizing and where some moisturizer leave my skin feeling tight by mid-day, this lasts into the evening. And it works beautifully under makeup! It hits every note for me and I'm thrilled.




RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50

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