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Resist Anti-Aging Skin Restoring Moisturiser SPF 50

19 Reviews
  • Protects skin from the sun and improves skin tone.

  • Skin Type: Normal skin, Dry skin
  • Concern: Anti-Ageing, Brown spots, Very dry skin
  • Ingredients: Avobenzone, Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Shea Butter View all
  • Routine: Moisturizer AM


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Resist Anti-Aging Skin Restoring Moisturiser SPF 50

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  • What does it do?

    The perfect SPF for dry skin

    This multi-tasking moisturiser contains SPF 50 to protect skin from premature signs of ageing and sun damage, while shea butter leaves skin soft and hydrated. The anti-ageing formula contains tone-improving ingredients like niacinamide and liquorice for more even-toned and younger-looking skin.

  • Is this suitable for my skin?

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  • Key Features

    Protects from sun damage

    Promotes radiant-looking skin

    Hydrates dry skin

  • How to use

    Apply as the last step in your morning skincare routine. Allow a moment to dry before applying makeup.

  • Reviews

    19 Reviews
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    Alison - Amazing moisturiser
    After using a few Paula's Choice products and loving them, I decided to try the restoring moisturiser. Mainly because my normal day moisturiser with SPF 50 had shot up in price to £69 for 50 mls, so not only is this product much more affordable but also 10 mls more. This moisturiser is fantastic and I have been completely converted. Feels really nice and light on the skin but still provides a fab level of moisture, and a great glow. Don’t hesitate to buy this, you won’t regret it!
    Lyds - Not great
    So I bought this because of the 50 spf and I have dry skin but now my skin has patches of dry skin that are flaky and it caused bumps all over my face. I really needed a good day moisturiser but this just did not work for my skin.

    Customer Care: Hello. We're sorry to hear this was not a good fit for your skin! We encourage you to contact our customer service department, who might be able to provide you with a refund and can assist with a possible alternative.
    Beanie - Absolutely Love This
    What a super moisturiser with 50 spf. I’ve been using it for over 2 years 365 days a year. Perfect for winter & summer. Leaves my mature skin smooth & no age spots. Wouldn’t be without it.
    Ellie - Pros and Cons
    I really want to love this moisturiser, my skin clearly does, I love the texture, and that it's factor 50. BUT and it's a big but. If it goes anywhere near my eyes it stings so badly, even if I try not to get it near my eyes it will wangle its way there. It makes them stream so I can hardly open them and keep having to blink, for a good couple of hours it will irritate them. I think I will have to go back to the resist 30 as that gives me no problems.
    lisa - Drying
    The cream feels pleasant and I love the high spf protection, however, I find it drying and not moisturising enough for my combination skin - surprising, as it is supposed to be suitable for dry skin even!

    Customer Care: Thanks for your review! We're sorry this product didn't work for you. Please contact our Customer Care Team to discuss a refund.
    SarahM81 - Winter spf for me
    I bought the travel size of this to try first, I really like it but it’s just a little to much for summer for me but will work perfectly for winter.
    Amber - Amazing
    I love this moisturiser, is great if you’re looking for an SPF. This doesn’t clog the skin and it doesn’t leave a cast. It sinks straight in and leaves skin feeling healthy glowing and protected 😍
    Bilqiss - Love it!
    Got this per Sean Garrette’s recommendation. It doesn’t leave a white cast even on black ppl, it’s a dewy finish initially and then it settles to a demi-matte finish after drying. 10/10 for me, would definitely recommend.
    Lainey - Excellent
    This is a lovely light but moisturising sunscreen which gives great protection against sun damage and pigmentation. It’s hard to find a F 50 which doesn’t leave a greasy residue. This does it.
    NK - Not moisturising but...
    This didn't moisturise my skin at all but I wear it overnight and always wake up with MUCH clearer, more even skin. It's more like a treatment than a moisturiser.

    Customer Care - Hi there! We're sorry the product wasn't a fit for you! This is intended to be used as a daytime moisturiser as it contains SPF. Be sure to contact our Customer Care for any further assistance.
    Naomi - Breakouts!
    Such a shame because I love the other SPF 50- will have to buy that from now on! It’s broken me out every time I’ve worn it and the spots have lefts scars that aren’t going 3 months on! 😩

    Customer Care: Thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you, but we are glad that you are able to use the Resist Moisturiser SPF50 for combination skin.
    Paulasreview - Super silky SPF
    I actually got this item free because Paula's Choice was doing a campaign in Oct 2018. I love how silky this SPF is, it goes on and soaks into my skin so quickly and easily. It leaves no streak marks and doesn't make my skin white, it just soaks in nicely. It also has a nice smell and I am also glad it is a moisturiser too. I would buy this again also considering it is SPF 50.
    Nissy - Fab!
    Love the broad spectrum and high SPF protection, and very moisturising for the skin (though not enough just in the winter so usually use another moisturiser under to top up). Lasts ages even with fairly liberal use.
    Glezzi - Super moisturiser
    Super moisturiser. Complete with SPF 50.
    Super protection.
    Lara - 5 star
    I have tried both the old version and the new version of this product and I like the new version better. The old version was a bit heavier on the skin (yes, I know it is dedicated to dry skin, but it was a bit heavy even for dry skin). The new formula sinks quite fast into the skin and I have no dry patches at the end of the day. I think I might stick to it for a while, although I usually try to get it on offer as it is a bit expensive for a student. :)
    Chlo - AMAZING!!!
    This moisturiser is amazing!! Leaves my normal/ dry skin moisturised and hydrated and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin either! I love the fact it has SPF as I am fair and burn easily. Doesn't have a horrible smell and sinks into the skin nicely. I would definitely recommend this product!
    MsBennet - No good - bring back the Resist Cellular Defense
    I was quite excited when it came out and imagined it to be like the Resist Cellular Defense just with a higher SPF. It's nothing like it. It's more of a thin lotion that leaves a dryish texture on my skin and is also drying it out. Sorry, but this is an expensive dud for me and it's most definitely not suitable for dry skin, never mind very dry skin. very happy with other PC products but super disappointed with this.

    Customer Care: Hello ms Bennet, thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear you didn't like this moisturizer as much as our other products! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible alternative.
    Deb - Very happy
    I've been struggling with SPF products this year, even Paula's Resist Youth Extending SPF, which was my go-to. Everything made me oily or dry or broke me out etc etc. I'm putting it down to menopausal changes in body chemistry. Anyway, decided to try this new Resist product and I love it. My skin feels happy - comfortable, hydrated, smooth to touch - and looks nice too. No break outs or other reactions so far. Thank you so much Paula!
    Marie - My new favourite
    This product is amazing - it is super hydrating and absorbs really well at the same time. I found it really easy to apply my foundation afterwards. Works perfectly for my normal to dry skin!!
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  • Ingredients

    What are the key ingredients?

    Synthetic sunscreen ingredient, provides broad-spectrum sun protection and is one of the most widely used UVA filters in the world.

    Niacinamide/Vitamin B3
    Very effective skin-restoring ingredient that can visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and dullness.

    Shea Butter
    This plant lipid, extracted from the karite tree, is used as an emollient and has smoothing properties for dry skin. it’s also a rich source of antioxidants.

    Contains: Benzophenone-3 (Oxybenzone)

    Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate 7.5%, sunscreen), Homosalate (5%, sunscreen), Ethylhexyl Salicylate (Octisalate 5%, sunscreen), Benzophenone-3 (Oxybenzone 5%, sunscreen), Silica (opacifier and texture enhancer), Glycerin (hydration), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone 3.0 %, sunscreen), Cetearyl Alcohol (texture enhancer), Dimethicone (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), 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 Extract (hydration, soothing), Atractylodes Macrocephala Root Powder (antioxidant), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (skin soothing), Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Portulaca Oleracea Extract (antioxidant), Mahonia Aquifolium Root Extract (antioxidant), Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate (antioxidant), Sarcosine (skin softener), Capryloyl Glycine (skin softener), Maltooligosyl Glucoside (skin softener), Cetearyl Glucoside (skin softener), Dimethiconol (texture enhancer), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (stabilizer), Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate (hydration), Hexylene Glycol (texture enhancer), 4-T-Butylcyclohexanol (emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (texture enhancer), PEG-100 Stearate (texture enhancer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (stabilizer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin softening).

  • FAQ

    What is the difference between the Resist Anti-Aging Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50 and the discontinued Resist Anti-Aging Cellular Defense Moisturizer SPF 25?

    • SPF: The day moisturisers differ in their SPF. The new Resist Anti-Aging Skin Restoring SPF 50 contains a higher SPF and is a synthetic sunscreen, the Resist Anti-Aging SPF 25 was a mineral sunscreen.
    • Texture: The Resist Anti-Aging Skin Restoring SPF 50 has a more lightweight, fluid texture that is easy to apply but rich enough for dry skin.
    • Formula: The Resist Anti-Aging Skin Restoring SPF 50 not only helps to prevent new signs of ageing, but also contains added ingredients (like niacinamide) to help to reduce existing signs of ageing. Brown spots will become less visible and skin tone more even. The Resist Anti-Aging SPF 25 only prevented new signs of ageing.

    Can I apply the moisturiser around the eyes?

    The Resist Anti-Aging Skin Restoring Moisturizer SPF 50 can be used around the eye and orbital bone. In general we don’t recommend applying the moisturiser directly onto your eye lid.

    Is the Resist Anti-Aging Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50 suitable for Rosacea prone skin?

    It’s not clear what causes rosacea-prone skin to react and while you most likely won’t experience any problems using the Resist Anti-Aging Skin Restoring Moisturizer SPF 50 we recommend using a day moisturiser with a mineral sunscreen. Try our Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 or the Calm Moisturiser SPF 30 for normal to dry skin.

    How often should I reapply this product?

    To get the right amount of protection apply the product liberally. When skin is exposed to direct sunlight you’ll need to reapply every two hours. If you plan to swim or if you sweat you must reapply.

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