Enter the Resist Anti-Aging Primer Serum SPF 30.
The product is a clear serum texure, which causes no issues with white cast, doesn't require careful blending to avoid being visible, doesn't cling to my dark facial hair (Hallelujah!), and simultaneously helps hydrate my skin and smooths its appearance thanks to the silicone-rich formula, which helps minimise my pores and blur the finer wrinkles. The texture actually feels almost greasy when applying, as many silicone-based serums can, but it doesn't occlude my pores or make my skin appear greasy. I would have preferred a more matte finish, the overall effect is more satin to very lightly dewy, so I use a matte silicone primer over the top (The Ordinary High Adherence primer) and will be trying Paula's Shine Stopper in my next order. Paula's Choice if you're listening: please consider offering this in a properly matte finish!
You only need a small amount per use as it spreads very well on skin, but I do think the price point for 30ml of product is a little too high for an SPF product that is meant to be used generously for proper sun protection, even the product page says to 'apply liberally'.
I have given up on finding an spf/moisturiser all-in-one for my particular needs, and now layer this over the Resist Barrier Repair with Retinol during the day, which works just great for me. I can't speak as to how well it integrates either under or over make-up as I don't currently wear any, but will update once I re-purchase my BareMinerals Matte powder foundation. The product also includes multiple antioxidants and it does feel soothing, especially if I've over-used the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment.
I've given this product five stars, because I think it really deserves it. The price is a little too high, and the finish is not perfect for my preference for matte skin, but the formula is fantastic and I have finally found a high SPF product which suits my skin. Home run again, Paula's Choice.