RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator
Based on 731 reviews
A one-of-a-kind anti-ageing moisturiser that provides immediate hydration while nourishing skin, creating a more even-looking skin tone and a brighter complexion, all while defending skin against environmental stresses.

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RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator

Based on 731 reviews
A one-of-a-kind anti-ageing moisturiser that provides immediate hydration while nourishing skin, creating a more even-looking skin tone and a brighter complexion, all while defending skin against environmental stresses.
  • Visibly improves pores size
  • Vitamin C and niacinamide brighten and smooth skin
  • Unique gel-lotion formula
  • Use as the last step in your PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
    1.7 oz
Why is it different?
RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator is an advanced formula with a proprietary complex of essential youth-extending ingredients, including vitamin C and niacinamide, designed to target uneven skin tone, skin discolourations, pore size, and hydration.
What does it do?
Instantly improves skin texture as it helps refine the look of pores and uneven skin tone. Niacinamide, vitamin C, and adenosine join forces in an ultra-light fluid for hydrating results that feel as good as they look. This ideal multi-tasker is perfect for those struggling with wrinkles, loss of firmness, bumpy skin, and dehydration.
How to use
Ideal for softening and smoothing the face, neck and eye area. At night, use as the last step in your skincare routine. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater.
Show details

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, December 2006, issue 6, pages 447-451

Bioscience Biotechnology Research Asia, 2006, pages 257-260

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, September 2014, issue 9, pages 1021-1025

Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, January 2006, issue 2, pages 96-101

Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, January-March 2013, issue 1, pages 4-11

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, April 2004, issue 2, pages 88-93

Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146

Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (texture enhancer/hydration), Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate (texture enhancer), Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer (texture enhancer/film-forming agent), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Cetyl Alcohol (emollient), Niacinamide (skin-restoring), Dimethicone (hydration), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient), Butylene Glycol (slip agent/hydration), Glyceryl Stearate (texture enhancer), PEG-100 Stearate (texture enhancer), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Epigallocatechin Gallate (green tea-derived antioxidant), Glucose Oxidase (hydration), Lactoperoxidase (hydration/soothing), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (skin-soothing), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Lactobacillus (hydration/skin-soothing), Polysilicone-11 (texture enhancer), Sodium Chloride (texture enhancer), Potassium Thiocyanate (hydration), Glucose (hydration), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Ceteareth-20 (solubilizing agent), Decyl Glucoside (surfactant), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Wonderful stuff


While PC's Skin Balancing gel moisturizer is my summer pick for my oily skin in the summer, this moisturizer is perfect for cooler months or when I need a bit more. It is light feeling, absorbs well and there haven't been any adverse clogged pores, no greasy feeling. And I'd notice if there were. Once the gel cream absorbs, my skin just feels smooth and fresh. In extremely cold and dry weather, I occasionally need something a bit heavier and use PC's ceramide moisturizer at night. It this is my favorite and I'm delighted that PC continues to provide this wonderful product.




Nice moisturizer


This moisturizer makes your skin feel very soft and hydrated. I use it every day!


Pine Bush NY


love this lotion


I have extremely sensitive, acne-prone, combination skin and this moisturizer is perfect for me. I've been using this product for a few years now and it helps to curb my break outs that occur once a month. I'd definitely recommend trying this product.


Seattle, Wa




I can't tell you how many dollars I've wasted on trying to find the best moisterizer. I finally found it. This stuff makes my skin feel AMAZING. Plump and the softest it's ever felt. I have the best skin of my life after starting using PC products. I have combination skin prone to acne. I use the Resist cleanser for combination skin, followed by the corresponding Resist toner, then Clear 2% BHA salicylic acid exfolient, then Clear regular strength benzoyl peroxide treatment, Resist eye cream, then lastly this moisterizer. My skin has never looked/felt this good. My only complaint about this product is the packaging! Which isn't that big of a deal to me anyway. Amazing stuff.


Dallas, Tx




I have been loving this moisturizer nightly for approximately 4 years. I've occasionally tried other brands, just to insure I'm not missing any "revolutionary new products", but always quickly return to my Paulas Choice skin care regime. As the saying goes...don't try to fix what ain't broke. I have never experienced any problem with the dispenser, other than not knowing when I will run out. I now order a new bottle every three months or so, that way there is always a new one waiting for me.




Smooth and effective, not greasy


I use this moisturizer every night and my skin has been noticeably smoother and healthier. It is not heavy or greasy yet feels like it fully and deeply hydrates my skin. It takes care of the flaky spots I sometimes have without feeling like it clogs my pores.


New Orleans, LA


Best hydrator ever


I love this product, and use it in combination with Paula's SPF 30 daily Wrinkle Defense, it has a lot of nice color, and I am done. I also use a serum either once/day and want to now add one w/ Retinol, as I had feared it would dry my skin and have learned it's not true! A little goes a long way with this product, especially if you combine it with the SPF 30 w/ color one, they say tinted but I use it as completed look! I am loving aging with good, natural products not tested on also is genetic and I stick closely as possible to my yoga and vegetarian diet, drinking a lot of water, no milk unless it's coconut or almond.` Honestly I am told daily that I do not appear to be even 50! As a younger woman it seemed normal, but now that I am in my 60's it is vital to maintain my skin's health, in particular years sailing and living near the beach in my 30's-40's resulted in skin cancer, tiny spots I caught early, and is now-clear for ten past years! SPF , like Paula's helps so much it is also easy to blend and apply for smooth looking skin. Thanks to this company! Also, it's not hurting to stay indoors til afternoon, seek out shade, late afternoon beach and sailing.


N. C., USA


Wonderful Product!


Since my foundation is a little moisturizing I was seeking a moisturizer that would not be so heavy and help keep my skin smooth. This is it. I love how you can use it around your eyes and the benefits of the nourishment.


Fairfax, VA


Excellent for acne-prone skin!


This is the best moisturizer I've ever used. I started buying it a few years ago, because I was concerned about pre-mature aging. I was really tentative about using lotion, as I have combination skin and am prone to breakouts. However, I used it in conjunction with Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser and never had a problem. I stopped using both for awhile, but recently found an old bottle of the Resist lotion. Even without the Clear face wash, I still rarely have difficulties with acne when using this lotion. I have a bad habit of picking at my acne when I do breakout, but this lotion seems to help heal and lighten the resulting red marks. One of the comments below noted that the formula was changed and that they may have removed the Vitamin C from it. My bottle is somewhat old, so I can't speak to the new formula. But, I really hope that's not the case! My skin is demonstrably better when I use it, so I really hope they haven't changed anything!




Calming & Healing & Oil Balancing Properties


I use Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser, Skin Balancing Pore Reducing Toner, Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution. Those products clear up my skin and this moisturizer on top keeps my skins barrier healthy so everything can heal. It is and interesting texture, I guess I would say a dry lotion-gel? I love it and it keeps my skin moisturized in spite of some strong weekly treatments I use (4% Resist BHA, and Clinical 1% Retinol & C15 Booster on top). It also absorbs the oil, or helps to balance my skin; I'm not sure which, maybe both. All I know is that my face was super oily, like even if a normal person smeared castor oil on their face, my face would still look oilier in comparison. If it try to use other moisturizers my skin gets oily, or I develop cystic acne, or bad reactions. I did find CeraVe's Normal to Dry to be sufficient for when I run out and need moisture now! not waiting for a delivery. Even though it moisturizes and doesn't give me cystic acne, it does not have the calming benefits & healing benefits and my skin gets slightly greasy. I find that if I go without the Resist Clear Skin moisturizer and try to use CeraVe, my skin gets oilier and oilier as time goes on. Anyways, I'm clearly very happy with not just this product, but many that I have tried in Paula's Choice. I did find some other moisturizers/sunscreens in this brand to be irritating for my eyes or lips: Hydralight moisture infusing lotion, Hydralight daily mineral complete. Moisture Boost was ok, but discontinued? Anyway, this Hydrator is my Holy Grail. I had repulsive skin, now I get so many compliments on how my skins improved from friends, family, & acquaintances I haven't seen in a long time. I can go out in public without heavy foundation! Yay! I really had to make it a priority to pay attention to my skin, add one product at a time, and be consistent in application.





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