RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser
Based on 358 reviews
A silky smooth skin-softening cleanser that replenishes skin’s moisture content while gently but effectively cleansing skin and removing makeup.

RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser

Based on 358 reviews
A silky smooth skin-softening cleanser that replenishes skin’s moisture content while gently but effectively cleansing skin and removing makeup.
  • Cleanses without dryness or leaving a tight feeling
  • Contains skin-restoring ingredients
  • Hydrating lotion formula
  • Use as the first step in your AM/PM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Dry Skin
    190 ml
    334 ml
    Travel Size...
Why is it different?
RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser gently but effectively removes makeup and cleanses skin without dehydrating or leaving a tight feeling on skin.

What does it do?
Replenishes and helps to preserve skin’s healthy barrier while effectively cleansing skin. The result? Visibly smoother, younger-looking skin with each use!
How to use

Wet face and apply a small amount of cleanser (1-2 pumps) to your face and eye area with vigorous, yet gentle, circular motions. Rinse well. To remove heavy makeup, repeat or use with a clean, wet washcloth.

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Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, volume 136, issue 8, pages 989-94

Molecular Medicine Reports, November 2010, issue 6, pages 895–901

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, February 2000, issue 1, pages 21-52

International Journal of Molecular Science, 2016, issue 3, pages 401

Skin Research and Technology, February 2001, issue 1, pages 49–55

Product Ingredients Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/texture-enhancing), Decyl Glucoside (cleansing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (cleansing), PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether (texture-enhancing), Methyl Gluceth-20 (hydration/texture-enhancing),Glyceryl Stearate (texture-enhancing), Stearyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), Polyacrylamide (texture-enhancing), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea extract/antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (skin-soothing), Sapindus Mukurossi Peel Extract (soapberry extract, cleansing), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (cleansing), C13-14 Isoparaffin (texture-enhancing), Laureth-7 (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabiliser), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives), Ethylhexylglycerin.

Ratings & Reviews

Great simple cleanser


Im in my 20s and have relatively dry skin with moderate-severe acne. I have quite sensitive, red skin too. I've used a whole bottle up, and went and bought another one similar from a chemist (comparable price) and it was no comparison, I went to pat my face dry and there was makeup all over the towel. I only wear a sheer tinted sunscreen with concealer and mascara, by no means heavy, I went and repurchased another bottle straight after that because I just knew I had to go back to this. I don't remove my makeup beforehand. This does a great job at removing makeup and cleansing my skin, without it feeling tight and dry after. It doesn't irritate my eyes and I don't have to scrub at my face. I only wash my face once for about 1 minute with gentle rubbing motions, then rinse. I pat my face dry and there's no sunscreen or makeup rubbing off on my towel, and my skin is clean and fresh, but not tight or dry. Great product, highly recommend for those who don't get along with foam or gel cleansers, but still want to clean their face. If you wear heavy makeup you may need to remove your makeup beforehand, but I don't so can't comment personally on this.




Absolutely love this cleanser


My favourite cleanser, gentle yet cleans thoroughly. Lovely and moisturising, never makes my skin feel tight afterwards. Highly recommended




Super gentle


Extremely good for the harsh winters in NYC. I switch to this cleanser because the weather is too cold and dry.

PC fan



No-nonsense product, it just works!


Absolutely love this no-nonsense product, it just works! It very soft to my sensitive skin. Thought back in the day that a drugstore facewash would be just as good, but... it's not. There truly is a differnece in quality and results.


Miami, Florida


Nicest cleanser I have ever used


I love this cleanser! I have tried other PC's cleansers but always go back to this one. It works well really on my normal/dry skin and takes off make up well.


Mid North Coast, NSW


I SWEAR by this stuff!!


I am crazy about this cleanser!! This is hands down the best cleanser I have ever used from any line. It is really the only thing that removes all of my eye makeup. I rarely if ever have a breakout now. This was not the case before I started using it. Now I HOARD it!!!!


Charlotte NC


Great for oily sensitive skin


I have tried the RESIST for Oily/Combo skin line, the clear line, and skin balancing line, and I prefer this cleanser to them all. It is gentle and balancing, and leaves my sensitive skin feeling soothed and clean. One of my favorite PC products and use daily!




Gentle Cleanser


This is a gentle cleanser with a smooth texture that truly softens skin without drying. I can't say it's moisturizing but it definitely makes my skin feel great after using it. Because I use some heavy duty makeup, I need to wipe it off with a makeup remover first. Resist Hydrating Cleanser removes the last traces of makeup even around the eyes. No stinging of the eyes! Try this, you'll like it!




Great cleanser! Why are there no more samples???!!!!


I love this cleanser and I've used it for a very long time for my very sensitive, dry, acne-prone, aging skin. Most cleansers cause an allergic reaction for me. But, seriously, why has PC removed all their samples from their lineup???!! It's really, really frustrating! I use the samples both to try new products AND to take on business travel (and I'm happy to pay for them). I came here today to order new toner, try a new makeup, and get some cleanser samples for an upcoming business trip. I was only able to accomplish 1 out of those 3 goals! C'mon Paula! I've been a customer for years (I actually purchased your first books in the early 90s), and you whole shtick is that customers should be able to *try* products before they buy (ESPECIALLY makeup). What a disappointment.




Perfect for me!


This is perfect for me. I like that it's non-drying but still takes off my make-up (I generally wear light make-up so I don't know how effective it would be for heavy make-up). It's soothing and non-drying and yet it rinses off cleanly and without residue.





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