RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50
Based on 49 reviews


RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50
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 49 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/Very Dry Skin
Wrinkles, Anti-Aging

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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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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

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


Disagree with most negative reviews


I purchased this product some months ago based on my criteria of a cream with a high SPF with anti aging properties that works on my dry sensitive skin. The smell that others mention is slight and totally disappears within moments of application. This does not leave a white cast and does not pill under my foundation - I use several different foundation with no issue. There are two minor issues - slight irritating of my eyes (I have sensitive eyes) and wish it were a creamier product for my dry skin.


Veo Beach, FL


It's great but smells funny


I was so happy when they brought it back. Formula is awesome but it has a very strong smell of sunscreen. I'm going to try it again but I may switch back to one of the others that I used while they were redesigning this moisturizer.




Too shiney


This products does not work for me. I have combination skin and this moisturizer with SPF 50 makes me so shiney I have to blot my face 4 or 5 times with a tissue after applying it before I can put on my makeup. I would not recommend unless you like a really shiney face.


Arlington TX


I have normal to dry skin. This is Too light...


This one is too light. It's not cream, it's like lotion. Can you have the creamier one for dry and very dry with SPF 55 back? That one is better for me.


Surrey BC

Didn't not expect it to smell like sunscreen


I was under the impression this was a specialty face lotion with the side benefit of having SPF. But I would describe this (as many others do in the reviews here) as a sunscreen. I probably wouldn't have bought it if I knew it smelled so much, because I was looking for something that had the added benefit of SPF, but that didnt make me smell like I was going to the beach when I was on the bus going to work.


Seattle, WA


Good sunscreen if not wearing makeup


This is a very good product. However I find that when I apply my foundation it tends to pill and that's never happened to me before. I've decided I will use this on those days when I'm out in the sun for long periods of time not wearing any foundation. It protects well, does not have an unpleasant odor and doesn't irritate my combo skin.


Alexandria VA


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.




Love it but it burns my eyes


Makes my skin feel so soft but stings my eyes like crazy!! I even avoid my eye area now - but today I went for a run and the sweat made it run into my eyes and it was excruciating! Never experienced that before!




RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50

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