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Resist Anti-Aging Intensive Repair Cream

Skin Type: Dry Skin
Skin Concern: Anti-Ageing | Rosacea-prone | Wrinkles
Full product name: Resist Anti-Aging Intensive Repair Cream

Regular Price: £30.00

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Size: 50 ml
Item: 7810

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 Meet the last dry skin treatment you’ll ever need. This retinol-rich moisturising cream intensely hydrates dry skin and repairs the signs of ageing. Hello, smooth skin.
  • Intensely hydrates dry skin
  • Stimulates collagen production for firmer skin
  • Repairs multiple signs of ageing
  • Superb for use around the eyes
  • 100% fragrance- and colourant-free
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Resist Intensive Repair Cream
roll on retinol revival
Review by Amanda
This is my nighttime moisturiser which I mix with either/or 1% retinol, Resist retinol serum. It's a lovely, thick and luxurious product that really enriches the skin at night.

I use 5 PC retinol products and I believe all that retinol is the cause of my under eye area transformation! Dark circles lightened, eye bags reduced, dry lines gone, the need for serious makeup cover up banished! I've no idea if one single product is responsible for this or all combined so I'll just say it's the retinol revival!

My only issue is the lack of a proper trial size of this product and it's not the only one! The sample sachets usually contain enough of a product for 2 applications but as you can't reseal them, the ingredients are exposed to the elements so your choice is to either smother on too much product or waste it. Every product should have a proper trial size, IMHO! (Posted on 29/07/2016)
Got me through the winter
Review by Ninh
My skin was so dry and flaky that it hurt to smile. This creme saved my skin! It's quite poten though and it stings a bit on the driest spots so I can't use it everyday which sucks as I then have days with very dry skin. (Posted on 17/07/2016)
Excellent night moisturiser for dry skin
Review by Alice
I'm a 27 year old with mainly dry skin, but still break out from time to time and had quite large, clogged pores around my T-zone and chin. I had quite noticeable red marks and scars from when I squeezed spots in these areas, and my skin was quite dull.
I started using this product at the same time as the 2% BHA lotion so some of the effects I've had are hard to separate between the two, but after around 2 weeks of use, my skin was noticeably more even-toned, the scars had faded completely and new blemishes fade after a couple of days. My pores are much smaller and less noticeable and visibly 'empty' most of the time (before you could often see the stuff in them!). Finally, my eyes, which had previously always been dry and irritated when I woke up, now feel moist and fresh on a morning.
This moisturiser has an amazing, smooth, creamy but not 'heavy' texture and half a pump is more than enough for my eyes and lightly around the rest of my face (I don't like to use too much around my T-zone) so I predict a bottle will last around 3 months or more. Have already repurchased as never want to run out - excellent product, thanks Paula! (Posted on 06/12/2015)
skin liked - eyes didn't
Review by Louise
I had high hopes for this moisturiser, and in many ways I really liked it. It's a lovely yellow colour and a beautiful rich texture. It appears to be choc full of beneficial ingredients including retinol - which for me, is a major bonus as my skin can actually tolerate that well. It is a very rich cream, but absorbed into my skin well. It definitely and immediately smoothed out wrinkles, especially the fine rings around my neck, and made the skin super soft. It is maybe a little too heavy for me as my skin started look a little shiny throughout he day, but it is marketed as a rich cream for those with very dry skin, so that's understandable. My skin is normal/dry. The main issue was the dreaded watery/sensitive eyes and blurred vision that almost every cream known to man seems to produce. I was pretty gutted to get this reaction AGAIN, as overall, I really liked this moisturiser. Personally, I think it is one of Paula's best. The search continues. I'll try the Resist Barrier Repair next. (Posted on 26/11/2015)
Good after 10% AHA treatment
Review by Eunyoung
Very heavy (slightly yellow coloured) mosituriser, particularly good for night time skincare, followed by 10% AHA treatment. Does sink in rather quickly so not really all that sticky, although not sure if I would use it during the day under make up because I fear the richness will just cake my foundation cake up. Worth another sample though to get a definitive answer on this. (Posted on 01/06/2015)
Review by Justin
This took a week to arrive, so delivery is pretty bad. Normally I'd take that in to account when buying something, but to be honest this moisturiser is pretty fantastic it really blew me away. It is packed full of ingredients but more importantly it doesn't leave my skin shiny or greasy, it doesn't feel heavy, it really is super good. The packaging is a little pump which is fine by me and the pricing is pretty good even when you add on £3 for delivery. I really am happy with this moisturiser and I totally recommend it - I don't have any negatives to say about it, it is so good it makes the long delivery insignificant. (Posted on 18/05/2015)
My favorite moisturizer
Review by Sisse
A true savior to dry and dull winter skin. Makes my skin so soft and well nourished. It even works great under foundation. I am very pleased with this product and will definitely repurchase! (Posted on 03/04/2015)
Beautiful, thick creamy moisturiser
Review by Lucy
The texture of this cream is exquisite. It's definitely a cream rather than a lotion, and if you put it on oily or breakout prone skin it probably wouldn't end well. But that's not what this is designed for - and it does exactly what it says on the tin. Soothing and satisfying to spread over dry and sore skin, and the retinol boost gave me no irritation at all. (Posted on 26/03/2015)
Just what I've been searching for!
Review by Dr Sandra
I love this new moisturiser from PC. It's perfect for my 'mature' skin. I've never said this of a product before but I really do notice a difference. The fresh moisturised feel lasts for hours and it works brilliantly under makeup. As always with P's Choice the airtight container keeps the product delivering the goods every time and there is nothing in the cream that might cause irritation. Many thanks Paula for coming up with this fabulous cream. My research is over - relief! (Posted on 19/02/2015)
a welcome addition to the line
Review by Kristin
I feel like a cream like this was missing from the line and I'm so pleased to see it's been added.

It has a lovely texture - dense and rich without being heavy - and absorbs quite nicely. I have found it works great under foundation, and certainly have worn it out....but prefer to wear it as a night cream due to the retinol. I'm not sure yet if it will be too rich for summer - but for the dry, cold, windy winters where I live, it's brilliant and never feels too heavy.

I also like using this with the new Oil Booster product for days when I want to just really drench my skin; they make a nice combo.

And as always, I appreciate SO MUCH the lack of fragrance in these products. The ingredients should be able to speak for themselves, and I feel this cream delivers. (Posted on 10/02/2015)
Perfect night cream !
Review by Véronique
I'm really happy I found this Intensive Repair Cream.
It's moisturizing enough without feeling heavy and absorbs very nicely without leaving a "waxy" finish.

I use it at night only, alone or after AHA or the Clinical 1% Retinol.

In the morning my skin feels smooth and supple. (Posted on 16/01/2015)
Review by Georgia
I LOVE THIS! It's now my favourite PC moisturiser! It's especially gorgeous if I'm going out and wearing a complete make up because it preps my skin beautifully and contains lot's of nourishing ingredients. I wear it under my SPF too in the day just because I love how it makes my skin feel!!!! I think this has to be amongst my top 3 PC products. And that's saying something! Very happy! Thank you! :) (Posted on 10/12/2014)
Apply after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating. Resist Intensive Repair Cream works beautifully around the eyes, neck, and décolleté and may be worn under makeup. For daytime, wear under a Paula’s Choice foundation or pressed powder with SPF 30. When combined with a sunscreen, the antioxidants in Resist Intensive Repair Cream boost the sunscreen’s effectiveness.
Additional info

What makes this product unique?
This rich, luxurious treatment cream intensely moisturises dry to very dry skin while fighting the signs of ageing—especially around the eyes, neck, and décolleté (chest). Its unique complex of antioxidants and retinol smoothes fine lines and wrinkles and firms the skin by stimulating collagen production—all while protecting against moisture loss. Powerful skin-repairing ingredients repair signs of sun damage and assist with fading brown spots.

This product is 100% fragrance- and colourant-free.

Who is this product for?
Resist Intensive Repair Cream is recommended for those with dry to very dry skin who are concerned about preventing and repairing the signs of ageing and dryness.

Aqua, Ethylhexyl Stearate (thickener), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-repairing ingredient), Petrolatum (emollient), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient thickener), Dimethicone (silicone skin-conditioning agent), Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate (thickener), Glyceryl Stearate (thickener), Tridecyl Trimellitate (skin-conditioning agent), PEG-100 Stearate (cleanser), Phenyl Trimethicone (thickener), Retinol (cell-communicating ingredient), Adenosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (cell-communicating ingredient), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (cell-communicating ingredient), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (cell-communicating ingredient), Ceramide 2 (skin-repairing ingredient), (skin repairing ingredient), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Niacinamide (cell-communicating ingredient), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Lecithin (fatty acid-based cell-communicating ingredient), Linoleic Acid (fatty acid-based cell-communicating ingredient), Linolenic Acid (fatty acid-based cell-communicating ingredient), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (anti-irritant), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Seed Oil (plant-based antioxidant), Citrulllus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract (plant-based antioxidant), Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract (plant-based antioxidant), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract (plant-based antioxidant), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols (plant-based antioxidant), Tribehenin (skin-conditioning agent), PEG-10 Phytosterol (solubilizing agent), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (slip agent), Sodium PCA (skin-repairing ingredient), Sodium Lactate (water-binding agent), Sodium Hydroxide (stabilizer), Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate (emollient), Cetearyl Glucoside (emulsifier), Tridecyl Stearate (emollient), Benzoic Acid (pH adjuster), Behenyl Alcohol (thickener), Sclerotium Gum (thickener), Carbomer (thickener), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (thickener), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sorbic Acid (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
Sources to support the claims made for Resist Intensive Repair Cream: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, July 2013, pages S85-S91; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2013, pages 25–35; Skinmed, November-December 2012, pages 352–355; Skin Research and Technology, August 2012, pages 364–369; Clinics in Dermatology, May-June 2012, pages 286–296; Experimental Dermatology, July 2011, pages 572–576; Journal of Ethnopharmacology, March 2011, pages 443–449; Journal of Oleo Science, Volume 58, Issue 11, 2009, pages 543–548; Cutis, July 2009, Supplement, pages 2–15; and Molecules and Cells, December 2008, pages 625–630.
What’s the difference between Resist Intensive Repair Cream and esist Barrier Repair Moisturizer?
The main difference is texture: The original Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer has a lightweight lotion texture that’s best for normal to slightly dry or combination skin; Resist Intensive Repair Cream has a thicker, creamier texture that’s best for normal to dry or very dry skin. Both formulas contain a brilliant mix of anti-aging ingredients, including retinol. Have normal skin? Choose based on your personal texture preference, lotion or cream!

Can I use both Resist Repair moisturizers?
Yes, but this isn’t necessary. What you may want to consider is whether you may need to switch to the Intensive Repair Cream formula if your skin becomes dry during cold winter months or if you’ll be traveling to a climate with low humidity.

If you’d like to experiment with both moisturisers, we suggest applying the original formula as part of your daytime routine (follow with an SPF product) and using the Intensive Repair Cream formula at night, after cleansing, toning, applying your AHA or BHA exfoliant, and any treatment products you may be using.

Is this the most hydrating moisturiser Paula’s Choice offers? Is it richer than your Skin Recovery moisturizer and mask?
Resist Intensive Repair Cream is rich, but not quite as emollient as our Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer or the Skin Recovery Mask.

I currently use Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer, but should I switch to Resist Intensive Repair Cream? Is it more anti-ageing?
You can certainly experiment to see which one you prefer, and should switch if you want a moisturiser with retinol. If you’re already using a serum and/or prescription retinol product, you don’t need more retinol from your moisturiser, so sticking with the Skin Recovery moisturiser makes more sense.

In terms of anti-ageing, other than Resist Intensive Repair Cream containing retinol, both formulas have an assortment of proven anti-ageing and skin-repairing ingredients, so both will provide anti-ageing benefits.

It’s also fine to alternate between these moisturisers so you’re giving your skin the benefits of two different but equally effective ranges of anti-ageing ingredients.

Which Resist Repair moisturiser contains more retinol?
They contain exactly the same amount of retinol, so it’s not a question of choosing one over the other based on more or less retinol.

Why do you have two Resist moisturisers with retinol? Isn’t one enough? We created Resist Intensive Repair Cream to better meet the needs of those with dry to very dry skin seeking an anti-ageing moisturiser with retinol. Although the original formula works beautifully for many people, customer feedback favoured the addition of a more emollient Resist moisturiser.

Can I use this moisturiser if I have breakout-prone skin?
Due to its thicker texture and richer formula, this isn’t the ideal choice for breakout-prone skin. Instead, try Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator or, if you prefer a moisturiser that contains retinol, our original Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer would be great!

Note: Those with combination skin with dry areas where breakouts don’t occur can use this moisturiser, and all skin types will find it makes a wonderful eye cream!

Is Resist Intensive Repair Cream suitable for those with rosacea?
Yes. Research has shown that retinol can be very helpful for those with rosacea, and the formula for Resist Intensive Repair Cream is loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients that can help improve symptoms of rosacea.

Can I use this moisturiser with my prescription retinoid product?
Yes. Resist Intensive Repair Cream may be used with any prescription retinoid product. Apply your prescription product first, and follow with this moisturiser.

Is Resist Intensive Repair Cream OK to use around my eyes?
More than OK, it’s highly recommended! The texture of Resist Intensive Repair Cream makes an excellent eye cream, and its gentle, fragrance-free formula is clinically proven non-irritating. If you opt to use this moisturiser around your eyes during the day, be sure to follow with a product rated SPF 15 or greater; protecting the eye area from sun damage is critical for younger-looking skin (and improving dark circles)!

Can I use Resist Intensive Repair Cream with any of your serums?
Yes, even our serums with retinol. As always, pay attention to how your skin responds and adjust usage accordingly.

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