RESIST Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30
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A lightly tinted mineral-based formula that protects skin from sun damage and fortifies it with state-of-the-art antioxidants.

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RESIST Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30

A lightly tinted mineral-based formula that protects skin from sun damage and fortifies it with state-of-the-art antioxidants.
  • Prevents premature aging of skin
  • Boost skin’s environmental defenses
  • Silky texture leaves a soft matte finish
  • Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine

Skin Types:
Oily Skin
    2 oz
Why is it different?
RESIST Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 contains a special blend of a lightly tinted, pure mineral zinc oxide sunscreen along with a diverse blend of antioxidants known to boost skin’s environmental defenses and prevent premature aging of skin, all with an exceptionally silky, light-matte feel.
What does it do?
An age-fighting formula that protects and fortifies skin. You’ll see a more even-looking skin tone from first use, and with daily use you’ll see that skin feels and looks firmer. This unbelievably light and silky moisturizer perfectly preps skin for makeup.The SPF 30 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 you don’t apply liberally, you will need to reapply every two hours after your 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 Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 13% (broad-spectrum sunscreen agent).
Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), PEG-12 Dimethicone (texture enhancer), PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone (texture enhancer), Lauroyl Lysine (skin-conditioning agent),Sodium Chloride (stabilizer), Trihydroxystearin (texture-enhancing), Dimethicone Crosspolymer ( suspending agent), Resveratrol (antioxidants), Quercetin (antioxidants), Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidants), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (skin-soothing), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract (antioxidant), Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract (astaxanthin/antioxidant), Hydrolyzed Corn Starch (texture-enhancing/mattifying agent), Polysorbate 80 (texture-enhancing), Hydrated Silica (texture-enhancing/mattifying agent), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (texture enhancer), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient texture enhancer), Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate (texture enhancer), Caprylyl Glycol (preservatives), Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservatives), Iron Oxide (CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

Ratings & Reviews

The best!


I absolutely LOVE this sunscreen for my face. It goes on so light and smooth, and gives your skin more of an even colour and look. I have oily and dry and acne prone skin (the worst) and this does not cause me to break out at all! I used it in Mexico and never got a sunburn (on my face).

Candice G

Vancouver, BC


Doubles as a lovely foundation or primer


This sunscreen-moisturizer is one of the best I've ever used. While I thought the tint would be too light, it sinks in and creates a natural look on my medium-fair skin and makes pores seems smaller. Also soothes the look of redness from treatment products. I love the fact that it doesn't sit in my wrinkles (I'm in my 60s) and that it works so well with my other PC treatment products. Topping it off, the cream has broad spectrum sun protection, so I don't have to wear a sunscreen AND foundation. My skin has improved SO much with Paula's products -- thank you, thank you.




Great Multi-Tasker


I hate wearing heavy makeup and foundation, so I was pleased to use this as my morning one-step skincare. This stuff is great for sun protection and mattifying, and also adds a light tint that happens to match my skin tone really well (I'm fair/light with pink undertones.) I wear this to work with just a bit of concealer over spots and dark circles, and it looks natural and healthy! Very pleased with this product.




Can't live without it


I seriously love this facial sunscreen. I usually wear it under my makeup. I know the tint doesn't provide coverage, but it gives my complexion such a nice look when I wear it alone. I've tried two other sunscreens from Paula's Choice and they left my skin oily and slick but this one doesn't. Perfect!

Ashley P.



superlight is right


I regret not buying this sooner. I didn't purchase earlier because of the cyclopentoxsilane content. But the texture is so light you don't notice it. The tint is great, and the sunscreen won't transfer onto clothes if sweat. Now I like applying sunscreen. Thank you for sending that sample.




Perfect - just Zinc!


My skin hates sunscreens so much even titanium dioxide can cause cysts on my face. I used EltaMD SPF 46 for years, but lately it's been flaking up on my skin, and it feel like my skin is rejecting it. Perhaps my skin is less oily, since I'm using Tretinoin. Whatever the reason, RESIST Super Light saved my days. And it's very economical! It has a matte finish with only a slight sheen, which actually looks quite en vogue these days. I'm medium/olive, but this does not look white, and it's definitely not greasy. It would not work on its own as a foundation for me, but it does work beautifully under liquid or powder makeup. It's actually a far better primer than any I've attempted to use. I feel like it lasts longer on my skin than any other sunscreen. This is important, since I live in Arizona, and there's no escaping the sun (not that I'd ever want to). This sunscreen allows me to feel protected for everyday activity. I have not seen any tanning on my face since I've been using it. My melasma has faded more than it has in at least 15 years! What a fantastic sunscreen! Plus, all those teas, soothing yeast, astaxanthin, Resveratrol, chamomille, etc. blend together with the sunscreens to ma this nothing less than magical.


Phoenix AZ


The best


I have changed a few things in my skincare routine over the past years, but this is one I have not changed. It provides the perfect base, not too matte or too shiny. In the winter I add a thin layer of moisturizer underneath. I also add a dab of cream makeup to this and mix it up for a little more coverage if needed. It is perfect and I hope it's never discontinued.

Fit 50ish

Tacoma, WA


excellent physical sunscreen


I am 37 with combo skin. This was my first attempt at daily sunscreen, terrible I know! Occasional hormonal acne, but mostly concerned with anti-aging. I'm working on doing better with moisturizing so I put that on first. It is winter, in warmer weather the sunscreen may be enough on it's own. There is a slight white cast when first rubbing it on (and I'm pale), but it dissipates quickly to a nice blurred finish. I like to let the sunscreen dry a few minutes before adding any powder foundation, although it has enough coverage by itself that sometimes I don't wear makeup over it. I have noticed no pilling or other weirdness if you do want to add something on top. I like that it stays put, no running or stinging my eyes. There is a very very slight odor. Not offensive or perfumy. I find it easiest to remove with an oil cleanser, but that is my favorite night time cleanser anyway.




Awesome sunscreen . Good price


The first thing i like about this sunscreen is that i can still affiord it so i hope price doesnt keep going up. It plays well with makeup, smooth applications, good tint, and my skin feel smoother and with better complexion after a couple of weeks of using it.




Nearly perfect for combo, rosacea, acne prone, fair skin


I have been a PC customer for nearly a decade now, and though I've tried a handful of PC sunscreen's over the years, I had somehow never tried this sunscreen. Despite having combo skin (slightly oily t zone, normal-dry everywhere else) I am nearly 30 and also use a prescription retinoid regularly, so I can suffer from dry patches, which made me weary of this sunscreen's claims to be matte. I'm also super fair (even many prestige/luxury makeup brands don't make a shade light enough for me), and as a general rule tinted sunscreens are way too dark & translate as orange on me. Other than the fact that this is a mineral sunscreen, nothing in it seemed like it would be a good fit. But I'M SO GLAD I TRIED IT!!!! Admittedly, the tint is hair too deep for me but if I take it down my neck it is barely perceptible, and the tint basically works as a tinted moisturizer for me. It's pretty incredible how so little tint does enough that all I need is some undereye concealer and spot concealing if I have a blemish. I also disagree with the claim that this is matte---it is much more of a satin finish on me, which I love, though I do apply it over a healthy layer of moisturizer. If I'm SUPER dry in the dead of winter this can highlight dry patches, but 90% of the time it is perfection. I have been very impressed and am honestly bummed I didn't discover this sooner as I know it has been a part of the line for a long time. If you're on the fence about this JUST TRY IT




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