Paula's Choice RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer

Paula's Choice RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer
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113 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Not tested on animals


(New formula) Aqua, Dicaprylyl Carbonate (emollient), Glycerin (skin-identical agent), Ethylhexyl Stearate (thickener), Cocoglycerides (emollient), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (antioxidant/emollient), Squalane (emollient), Sodium Polyacrylate (film-forming agent), Lecithin (cell-communicating ingredient), Adenosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (cell-communicating ingredient), Ceramide 3 (skin-identical agent), Retinol (cell-communicating ingredient), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract (antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (anti-irritant), Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane (antioxidant), Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane (antioxidant), Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane (antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (anti-irritant), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (antioxidant), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Propylene Glycol (slip agent), Glyceryl Polymethacrylate (film-forming agent), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my favorite moisturizer from Paula's Choice!

on 4/30/2016 6:03:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Pros : Absorbs Quickly, Long Lasting, Elegant Texture, Moisturizes Well, Smells Great, Goes On Smoothly
Cons: None
Best Uses : Dry/Chapped Skin, Deep Moisturization, Daily Use

Although I have combination normal-to-oily skin, I have dry parts from the cheeks outward and also on my neck. I've been sampling all of PC night moisturizers in search of one that will provide hydration over night, be non-irritating, and without a greasy texture. To be honest, I haven't been having much luck with longevity, even with the products that are supposed to be best for the driest skins.

My luck changed when I tried Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer. After I finished my sample, I visited the PC web site to purchase the full size. It was out of stock, but I got a tip that the PC4Men Night Time Repair is the same product, so I purchased that one! I actually prefer the PC4Men tube packaging, so extra win for me.

I am absolutely delighted to report that this cream has met and exceeded my expectations! It is an elegant creamy lotion, translucent white in color. The scent is pleasing and fresh. The product sinks into skin, and also leaves a long-lasting moisture barrier that wears through the night. In the morning, my skin feels soft, hydrated, soothed and nourished. This is my new favorite! Recommended!

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on 1/21/2016 4:57:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I was surprised to find that this moisturizer is very very light and leaves my skin with a matte finish, wanting more moisture. It was ok when I added a second layer. Reading "barrier repair" in the name, I concluded that it would be quite a rich formula, but I was wrong. Positive is that it didnŽt aggravate my skin and has great ingredients, so IŽll give it two lippies for that.

on 1/19/2016 5:18:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I used this for a couple months before realizing it was causing me breakouts.

on 11/25/2015 2:31:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

I found out on comments on the PC website that it is the exact same thing as the PC4Men Nighttime Repair, just in different packaging and geared towards a different market, and it was confirmed by a PC staff. However, the Nighttime Repair contains the same amount of product for less, so go with that instead.

I've used a few bottles of this moisturizer, which is good but I wouldn't say it's something I can't live without. It does a good job at moisturizer my dry skin, but a lot of times I skip it because the Resist Replenishing Toner (my HG) is good enough on its own. However, I do use this on the days when I feel I need more moisture on my skin.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 6/18/2015 2:04:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Unfortunately, this product didn't do anything for me. I used only Paula's Choice Resist line for 6 months. It just dried out my skin even more and made it look so dull. The items I used were: Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer, Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA. Resist Cellular Day Moisturizer with spf 25, Resist Non-Greasy Moisturizer, Resist Wrinkle Repair Retinol serum, Skin Perfecting 2% BHA, Resist c15 super booster, Resist Toner, Resist Cleanser, Resist Foundation, Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA. With all of this, I not only saw no results, my skin looked worse. I like to enjoy my skincare. That is huge for me. These products bored me. I ended up throwing what wasn't used up in the garbage after giving it a good 6 months. In summary, they were so boring and ineffective. Fortunately, I am using new products now that have made a huge difference. I am enjoying my skincare routine again!

on 6/16/2015 9:47:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I'm on my third bottle of this, so I decided I could probably review it at last :). My skin is beginning to age a bit (and ok, I have some sun damage although my dermatologist commented at my appointment this week that my skin looks remarkably good for someone who spends a lot of time outside).

The lotion is very basic and not terribly moisturizing, which is ok with me (I have slightly dry skin but this seems to keep it soft). The percentage of retinol is good, although I just bought a sample of the 1% to alternate because, well, I'm almost 50 (next year, yikes) and am noticing some fine lines that I'd like to soften.

I also like the Neutrogena Anti aging retinol products, but the formulation for this is slightly more moisturizing and the retinol seems to work just a bit better (at least my skin is a little brighter than it was on the Neutrogena).

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

So surprised that I can use this moisturizer with retinol. Usually moisturizers with retinol wreck my skin but this has only caused a little flaking but no redness or irritation. I find it silky and moisturizing but not heavy or cloying which is important to me since I have rosacea and heavy creams can clog my pores easily and cause my skin to flare.

I am considering adding in a hyaluronic drop or 2 to this moisturizer to minimize the flakes.

The combination of the Resist products I'm currently using are making my skin look more clear and bright so I 'm happy with my choices.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 1/17/2015 3:13:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Not moisturizing enough for me. It seems that all Paula's products containing retinol, don't do the trick for me. My skin feels highly uncomfortable, which I truly hate. Waste of money. I'll go back to my old 'love' Hydra Beauty Creme from Chanel. I prefer to have a comfortable feeling skin with a few lines than a tight feeling skin and hardly no lines.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 11/10/2014 11:21:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Other, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Other

I purchased this because of the impressive ingredient list. Contains a host of antioxidants in a lightweight base that did not cause my combo skin to breakout. The problem for me was that this does not contain enough retinol for me to notice any anti-aging effects. I used this nightly for 6 months and no change in my skin.

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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