RESIST Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 15
Based on 110 reviews
A multi-tasking primer that softens and smooths skin with a formula that features antioxidants and SPF 15, resulting in a flawless, makeup-ready complexion.

RESIST Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 15

Based on 110 reviews
A multi-tasking primer that softens and smooths skin with a formula that features antioxidants and SPF 15, resulting in a flawless, makeup-ready complexion.
  • Targets fine lines & wrinkles
  • Preps skin for a perfect makeup application
  • Protects against sun damage
  • Prevents early signs of ageing
  • Lightweight, silky texture
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
    30 ml
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Why is it different?
RESIST Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 15 is a lightweight, silky primer serum that combines SPF 15 sun protection with a mix of plant-based, soothing antioxidants known to safeguard skin from environmental damage. But that’s just the beginning, because this anti-ageing primer also beautifully enhances makeup application and wear, so you’ll see better-looking skin and makeup.
What does it do?
Prevents premature ageing and contains antioxidants green tea, coffee seed, and chamomile to help defend against the visible effects of pollution and environmental attack. This unique formula’s silky serum texture softly blurs fine lines and large pores for a younger-looking, smoother complexion.
How to use
For full sun protection, apply liberally and then apply your foundation. For use just as a primer, apply a pea-sized amount to face over your daytime moisturiser with sunscreen or under your foundation with sunscreen.
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Product Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2%, Homosalate 4.0%, Octinoxate 6.0%, Octisalate 4.0%

Other Ingredients: Isododecane (texture enhancer), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture enhancer/skin-softening), Butyloctyl Salicylate (skin-softening),Polysilicone-11 (texture enhancer), Bisabolol (skin soothing), Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (antioxidant/skin soothing), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (antioxidant/skin soothing), Retinyl Palmitate (antioxidant), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (hydration), Calluna Vulgaris Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (antioxidants), Chlorella Vulgaris Extract (antioxidant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Physalis Angulata Extract (skin soothing), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract (skin-restoring), Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate (antioxidant).

Ratings & Reviews

Favorite sunscreen


Lightweight, smooth, moisturizing, goes on easy and quickly absorbed. Love it!


Oklahoma City


Great Primer with sun protection


My daughter and I have been using this product for a month and find it really good. I usually wait a minute or two before applying foundation or powder. Love the SPF15 protection!


Melbourne, Australia


Perfect Primer!


Onto my 3rd tube of this wonderful product. An absolute dream to apply and wear there's simply no excuse not to wear sunscreen whe it feels this good! Makes your skin look smoother even without makeup. I would LOVE to see this in a bigger tube please! If Paula would bring back her pressed powder with SPF I'd be all set.


Melbourne Australia


Clear and light without irritation but great sun protection


This could even be marketed as a daily sun protection product. It is light and clear. The texture is such that one would like applying it daily. It is also a non irritating SPF product. I have used it by itself and also over my Skin Balancing SPF 30.




Does everything you want it to do and nothing that you don't


This clear, silky primer glides on easily and leaves a smooth, even finish for foundation application.


Cleveland, OH


I use it as sunscreen


I bought it for the sunscreen aspect-and now I wear it every day! Honestly, I really don't need foundation because I have no brown or red spots (thanks to using Paulas Choice for five years). Anyways there were days I cheated and left the house with nothing on my face because sunscreens are heavy,, greasy, thick. I love this-I slather it on as sunscreen and I can't even feel it. Love it. Very nice product

make me up

Lexington NC


Amazing primer for my combination skin


I received this product a few months ago along with a fairly good size order of Skin Balancing Face Toner and BHA/AHA exfoliants. This was a free product in the box and I'm quite impressed with how well this made my face feel and look with all my redness around my nose, enlarged pores and fine lines on my forehead and around my mouth. It has such a lightweight feeling that surpasses any other face primer I have in my collection. I do wear this when I go out on the weekends and leave my less expensive primers for during the week which work as well as this product but this does just a wee bit more for my skin:) A big bonus is the Spf 30 which my other primers do not have. I wear a high spf foundation on top of those primers because I love my skin! The packaging is a cute, small grey metallic tube that's a convenient size and dispenses the right amount of primer to my liking. There is no scent which is also a bonus and once applied it doesn't leave my skin tacky like a lot of other primers do! My pores are noticeably smaller and the fine lines seem to blur out which is also really goes on incredibly smooth and there is no cakiness or dry patches around my nose or under my eyes...Awesome, awesome product!


Stoney Creek, ON, Canada


THE sunscreen for me!!!!


This product is what has made me a daily user of sunscreen! I have other PC sunscreen products, and I can smell and feel them, which makes me not want to use them. I love the gel, though it does feel oily-ish when first applied, however, that truly disappears completely and leaves my face smooth and soft. Added bonus is that it makes my undereye concealer and powder blush go on more smoothly. It leaves no shiny sunscreen look. LOVE IT!




Best primer I've used... and I've used them all!


This is an amazing product! I have worked with and tried many different primers, including the cult-following primers by Smashbox and Urban Decay. I've worked in the beauty industry for 13 years. Not only does this help to fill in imperfections and keep my makeup on all day, it works alone to blur those imperfections without makeup applied afterwards. I really like the smooth texture and non-greasy feel, as sometimes primers have a strange texture that is left on the skin. A bonus... it has SPF30! Sun protection is a must for skincare, right beside drinking water, eating well, and exercise.

Katelyn K

Milwaukee, WI


20 plus years of PC


So many sunscreens are either greasy, heavy or leave a white cast. This has none of the above

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