RESIST Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30
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RESIST Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30
A multi-tasking primer that softens and smooths skin with a formula that features antioxidants and broad-spectrum SPF 30, resulting in a flawless, makeup-ready complexion.

RESIST Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30

Based on 108 reviews

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A multi-tasking primer that softens and smooths skin with a formula that features antioxidants and broad-spectrum SPF 30, resulting in a flawless, makeup-ready complexion.
  • Targets fine lines & wrinkles
  • Preps skin for a perfect makeup application
  • Protects against sun damage
  • Prevents early signs of aging
  • Lightweight, silky texture
Skin Types:
All Skin Types

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    1 oz.
    $30.00
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    $12.00

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Why is it different?
RESIST Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30 is a lightweight, silky primer serum that combines broad spectrum SPF 30 sun protection with a mix of plant-based, soothing antioxidants known to safeguard skin from environmental damage. But that’s just the beginning, because this anti-aging primer also beautifully enhances makeup application and wear, so you’ll see better-looking skin and makeup.

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What does it do?
Prevents premature aging and contains antioxidants green tea, coffee seed, and chamomile to help defend against the visible effects of pollution and environmental attack. This unique formula’s silky serum texture softly blurs fine lines and large pores for a younger-looking, smoother complexion.

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How to use

For full sun protection, apply liberally and then apply your foundation. For use just as a primer, apply a pea-sized amount to face over your daytime moisturizer with sunscreen or under your foundation with sunscreen.

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Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2%, Homosalate 4.0%, Octinoxate 6.0%, Octisalate 4.0%

Other Ingredients: Isododecane (texture enhancer), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture enhancer/skin-softening), Butyloctyl Salicylate (skin-softening),Polysilicone-11 (texture enhancer), Bisabolol (skin soothing), Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (antioxidant/skin soothing), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (antioxidant/skin soothing), Retinyl Palmitate (antioxidant), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (hydration), Calluna Vulgaris Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (antioxidants), Chlorella Vulgaris Extract (antioxidant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Physalis Angulata Extract (skin soothing), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract (skin-restoring), Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate (antioxidant).

Ratings & Reviews

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4.0

(based on 108 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (71)
  • Easy to apply (57)
  • Smooth (47)
  • Blends well (29)
  • Easy to take-off (26)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Greasy (6)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Not effective (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (40)
  • Daily use (32)
  • Sensitive skin (30)
  • All skin types (26)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (31), Natural style (29), Beauty conscious (18), Survivalist / minimalist (14), Beauty expert (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (18), Dry (11), Normal (7)

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5.0

Love it!

By Cindy

from San Diego

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    I don't write reviews very often but I felt compelled to write to say how much I like this product. I use it over my moisturizer before applying the foundation. It takes only a very small drop or two to make the skin smooth and moist which allows the foundation to go on so much more evenly.

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 60+
     
    5.0

    Best primer !!!!!!!

    By divinem1

    from Boca Raton, Floriida

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      I didi not try this primer when it first came out. Because I had pribe I liked. I finally broke down and tried and I will never buy another primer except this one. I absoutlely love it. It has added sunscreen that does not break my dry skin out and it feels so good on my skin. I am very happy with this product !!!!!!!!!!!!

      Service and delivery comments:

      delivery was fine

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Age:
      • 60+
       
      5.0

      Must have

      By Mila

      from Hollister, CA

      About Me Minimalist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

      • None!!!

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      This is my first review of any product ever! I never felt compelled to write a review until I tried this primer. I love the texture of this product and how it layer under my Resist super-light daily wrinkle defense SPF30. Home run!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Excellent

      • Skin Type:
      • Normal
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      1.0

      Not a "primer"

      By Long time Paula customer

      from Boston, Ma

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

        Tried this product with high hopes but totally disappointed It goes on fine if that's ALL you plan on wearing but I use Paula's resist super-light tinted daily defense (which is wonderful) on top and it goes on like cake batter. Pills and uneven. If you're looking for a sunscreen then it's ok but this is not at all a "primer". Will be sending back.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        1.0

        Didn't work for me

        By Steph

        from Riverside, Ca

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

            I've tried many Paula's Choice products, most of which I love! I received this primer as part of a free gift with an order. Unfortunately this is the first Paula's Choice product that didn't work for me. I was very excited about trying out a clear primer with sunscreen but it made my face greasy and my foundation look horrible a couple hours after I applied it. I still love Paula's Choice products and will continue to purchase other products! This one just didn't work for me.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was prompt and product in perfect condition when received.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Sapphire75

            from Toronto Canada

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
              • Sensitive Skin

              Beautiful product. My skin drinks it in and it makes foundation application flawless!

              • Skin Type:
              • Dry
              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              5.0

              We have a winner!

              By Andrea

              from Toronto

              About Me Beauty Expert

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                My foundation looks flawless with this under it! Reminds me of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer which I was about to re-purchase however saw this and decided to give it a try, I won't be going back! The product smooths fine lines and poor, foundation looks like skin over it, the added skin care benefits AND SPF is a clear winner for me. I always find SPF's make my foundation sit funny as they don't fully absorb into my skin, not with this product, it makes my foundation look like skin and gives a nice blurring effect. I always have problems with foundation pilling and I've tried this now with multiple different types of foundation and not once have I had this problem.

                Only additional comment would be that I would still recommend a serum under it if you have somewhat dry skin. I use this as a primer only and the serum ingredients of it I consider a bonus on top.

                • Skin Type:
                • Dry
                • Age:
                • 18-29
                 
                5.0

                New Favorite Primer!

                By jennabean0910

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Softens Skin
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                  I love this primer! I love the feel that it gives my face after putting it on! You don't need a lot of this product when applying. A little goes a long way... I'm talking like pea size.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Packaging and delivery were great!

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Normal
                  • Age:
                  • 30-44
                   
                  5.0

                  A new favorite!

                  By Aging Disgracefully

                  from DC area

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Moisturizes
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores
                    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                    I love this product. My once oily skin is now dry around the eyes and drier overall. This product gives me a fabulous moisture boost, is very soothing and gives a wonderful base for make up as it smoothes over fine lines, bumps and imperfections. And it's SPF 30! (For that reason I use it on the back of my hands and occasionally my chest as well. It does have that silicon feel and texture but has not caused any break outs or problems in the oilier areas of my face. Love it!

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 45-59
                     
                    1.0

                    Not for me

                    By M

                    from Dallas, tx

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Caused pimples after using
                      • Greasy
                      • Irritates Skin

                      Best Uses

                        Would not recommend for oily/combination skin.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        prompt delivery

                        • Age:
                        • 45-59

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