RESIST Anti-Aging Serum Foundation - Matte
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RESIST Anti-Aging Serum Foundation - Matte
A complexion-enhancing, matte finish liquid foundation with research-based anti-aging ingredients that help skin look visibly smoother and younger.

RESIST Anti-Aging Serum Foundation - Matte

Based on 12 reviews

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A complexion-enhancing, matte finish liquid foundation with research-based anti-ageing ingredients that help skin look visibly smoother and younger.
  • Highly pigmented formula diffuses imperfections
  • Antioxidants & ceramides provide anti-ageing benefits
  • Soft-focus matte finish
  • Medium, buildable coverage
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Concerns:
Wrinkles

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    Level 0
    A$58.00
    Level 1
    A$58.00
    Level 2
    A$58.00
    Level 3
    A$58.00
    Level 4
    A$58.00
    Level 5
    A$58.00
    Level 6
    A$58.00
    Level 7
    A$58.00

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Why is it different?
RESIST Anti-Aging Serum Foundation contains an exclusive blend of ingredients including replenishing ceramides and antioxidants like green tea. Together with complexion-enhancing natural pigments, it diffuses imperfections and visibly softens and improves signs of ageing. You get an array of anti-ageing benefits in a lightweight, silky texture that suspends over fine lines and smooths uneven skin tone for a soft-focus, long-wearing, smooth matte finish.
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What does it do?
Combines the benefits of a skin-smoothing foundation with the anti-ageing benefits of a beautifully formulated serum.
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How to use
During the day, apply over your daytime moisturiser with SPF; for evening makeup application, apply over your nighttime moisturiser. Using a makeup sponge, clean fingertips, or foundation brush, blend foundation with short, downward strokes. Can be applied around the eye area. Layer as needed to increase amount of coverage. Follow with the rest of your makeup routine.
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Research

Experimental Gerontology, January 2015, pages 147-155

Free Radical Biology & Medicine, January 2015, pages 213-223

Biomolecules and Therapeutics, July 2014, pages 321-327

Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, May 2014, pages 1,029-1,036

ISRN Dermatology, September 2013, pages 1-11

Oxidative Medicine and Celllar Longevity, June 2012, ePublication

International Jounal of Molecular Sciences, July 2007, pages 670-679

Clinical Interventions in Aging, December 2006, pages 327-348

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Isododecane (texture enhancer), Water (Aqua), Hydrogenated Polydecene (emollient), Tricaprylin (texture enhancer), Nylon-12, Quaternium-90 Bentonite (absorbents), Butylene Glycol (texture enhancer/hydration), Dimethicone (texture enhancer), Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone (skin softening), Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate (emollient), Magnesium Sulfate (thickener) , Resveratrol (grape-derived antioxidant), Glycyrrhetinic Acid (skin soothing), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/antioxidant), Adenosine (skin-restoring ingredient), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (skin-restoring, skin-replenishing ingredient), Tribehenin, Ceramide NG (skin-replenishing ingredients), Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract (antioxidant), Allantoin (skin soothing), Montmorillonite (absorbent), Propylene Carbonate, Boron Nitride (texture enhancers), Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3 (film-forming agent), Betaine (hydration), Glycerin (skin-replenishing ingredient), Glycereth-12 (hydration), Glyceryl Cocoate (emulsifier), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (texture enhancer), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (thickener), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), PEG-10 Phytosterol (skin-softening), Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate (preservatives). May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Ratings & Reviews

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2.9

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

42%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Good pigmentation (3)
  • Smooth (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (6)

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4.0

Finally a foundation that matches my skin tone!

By Sophie Pendragon

from New Zealand

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    I have spent the last ten years trying to find a foundation that is pale enough, and I finally found it. Level zero is a perfect match. If you are super pale, you should try this foundation.

    As to the formulation- it is lightweight foundation that I plan to wear daily. It's fab. My only criticism is that it is quite drying. But then again I have very dry skin. If you have normal or oily skin, this foundation should be perfect for you. It would be a five star product if Paula could release a dewier version of this foundation.

     
    5.0

    Looks like perfect skin

    By Natasha

    from NSW

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Despite some negative reviews, I decided to purchase this product (I'm a long-time PC customer and I haven't been let down yet) - and I'm so happy I did. I love this foundation – it looks like perfect skin, as opposed to perfect foundation. I dot it on the back of my hand and use a foundation brush – it applies beautifully, blends effortlessly and the finish is natural and flawless. The best part is it still looks as good at the end of the day as it does at the start. My opinion of this foundation was validated when a colleague grabbed me and said 'Your skin looks magnificent' and demanded to know what I was using!

         
        3.0

        Verdict is still out

        By KT

        from Melbourne

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good colour match
        • Very matte

        Cons

        • Dry overall feel
        • Heavy
        • Streaky

        Best Uses

          Like many of the other reviewers I was disappointed with the fast drying, streaky finish I got when applying this product. I would wash it off and use something else as it looks so unnatural. And the overall texture and feel of the foundation on my face is heavy and unpleasant. Perhaps it's suited to those with less dry skin than I have. I will try the suggestions of some of the reviews to mix it with moisturiser and apply in smaller amounts and see how I go. This is my first big disappointment with Paula's products. :( I think a more in-depth description of how best to apply the product would be handy - it seems there's a knack to getting it right (which wasn't the case with the previous foundations).

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery and packaging was great as usual.

           
          1.0

          Very yellow tone despite the description.

          By Jods

          from Perth

          Verified Reviewer

          I love all the other products but can't recommend this one, I brought the level 3 based on the description of light beige with peaches and cream undertone that I thought would match my skin tone, but it is very yellow and I can't use it. Unfortunately I didn't try it out until after the 60 days or it would have been sent back. PC should offer a sample of these so that you can check the tone, or maybe foundation needs to be a try before you buy purchase.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Always good service and delivery.

           
          2.0

          Disappointed long-time customer

          By Mel

          from Australia

          Verified Reviewer

          I find this foundation very difficult to apply and I don't think I've mastered it yet. It doesn't look smooth and after a few hours it looks even more patchy. It lies around the eye's and accentuates the eye wrinkles making me look older.

          The Level 2 colour match that was recommended is actually lighter than the Best Linen from my Best Face Forward Foundation. I still prefer this foundation even though I was looking for a foundation with more coverage.

          There must be some ingredient that irritates my eyes and makes them water. This also happened in the previous RESIST Foundation product. Other than the eye irritation, it then leaves white chalky marks around my eyes where they've watered.

          This is not the foundation for me. I've always been an advocate for Paula's Choice products but I can't recommend this one.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was prompt and efficient as always.

           
          5.0

          Amazing foundation!

          By Courtenay

          from Australia

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Travel

            Comments about RESIST Anti-Aging Serum Foundation - Level 0:

            This is the best foundation base I have ever used, I've been a PC customer for 5+years. Some reviews people have mentioned the application is difficult as it is very matte. I assume the formulation is designed to cover spf (which can be sometimes leave some shine). Simply blend one pump of this with super light daily wrinkle defense and you will have plenty of time to blend. I'm an international flight attendant with normal/oily skin and I can go a 14 hour flight with no touch ups or shine. Simply natural flawless finish, perfect! Give it a go! 5 star thank you Paula :)

             
            5.0

            Probably going against the trend here but I love it!

            By Tee

            from Australia

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about RESIST Anti-Aging Serum Foundation - Level 0:

            I actually really like this foundation and use it daily.

            I have found that the best way to apply it for me is to pop a few dots of it around my face (after applying Hourglass oil-free mineral primer and leaving a minute or two) and then work in with a foundation brush - this way it blends in really well and has good lasting power. I don't think I would be as happy if I was just using fingers. I put some translucent powder along my T-zone and then I am done as far as my foundation goes.

            I live in subtropical Australia and my skin is really quite sun damaged and very sensitive so I am thrilled to find a foundation that suits me and copes with my combination skin without emphasising my lines or causing breakouts. So, for my skin and in my climate, I have found this foundation to be great.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            VERY very difficult to apply

            By Roxy

            from Brisbane QLD

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Matte finish
            • Noncomedogenic
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Accumulates over other products
            • Difficult to Apply
            • Streaky

            Best Uses

            • Combination skin

            Comments about RESIST Anti-Aging Serum Foundation - Level 0:

            If you can apply it successfully, it gives a smooth matte finish and looks great. However, it is so difficult to apply that you will look streaky and patchy unless you take great pains to even it out. It dries almost instantly so I finally worked out that I have the best success if I apply it in very small amounts. If I put too much on my skin at once, there will be a large patch or streak where the initial makeup was. This leads to excessive rubbing and pulling on the skin or just washing it off to start over again - which is never an option for me. Also, if it comes in contact with a place on my face that either has too much product underneath (moisturizer, primer) or product that hasn't completely dried, it will create a globby spot that looks awful and rubbing it creates a waxy crayon effect. I had to go out last night without advance warning and noticed that my skin was looking dry and flakey and imperfections I don't normally see were very noticeable. I was planning to persevere with this because the anti-ageing benefits sounded so great but, reading my own review, I think I may just send it back.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was very quick (as always) and the product was well packaged.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Underwhelming

            By SJL

            from Australia

            About Me Natural Style

            Pros

            • Good Pigmentation

            Cons

            • Clumpy
            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about RESIST Anti-Aging Serum Foundation - Level 0:

              When the "All Bases Covered" foundation was discontinued a great new line was promised. I waited to order this one but I'm am unimpressed. I tried it on three occasions, applied as directed over PC sunscreen. It sits on top of the skin and the finish is so matte it accentuates fine lines, settles into any creases around the eyes and is quite aging. This foundation transferred easily, leaving residue on my phone and a patchy coverage after a few hours. I didn't like the texture to apply and it's not a natural looking coverage.

               
              5.0

              I love this foundation!

              By KateK

              from Perth, WA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about RESIST Anti-Aging Serum Foundation - Level 0:

                This is a great foundation for my skin. I previously used PC Best Face Forward (BFF) foundation and I find this one provides more coverage and has longer staying power. I am 43 with combination skin and apply half a pump over the Skin Recovery Moisturising Lotion with SPF - it blends well and conceals imperfections very well to the point of not needing hardly any concealer. It still looks natural though - my skin looks fresh after a day in an air conditioned office or after hiking in the bush.

                Regarding shades - online advice is that BFF's Best Linen is similar to Level 2 in the Resist foundation. They're quite different with the latter being lighter and a different tone. It's ok though for me and works well, probably because I only apply one layer. Very happy with the beneficial ingredients too. Will definitely purchase again! Thanks Paula and team.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Prompt delivery as always.

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