RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer goes beyond moisturizing to deliver an innovative mix of research-proven ingredients known to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dull skin tone, and loss of firmness.

Helps prevent moisture loss while still feeling light on skin. Its silky lotion texture is infused with retinol to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to firm skin. It also has a unique complex of antioxidants that reduce the effects of environmental assault.

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 30 or greater.


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Key Ingredients
Licorice Extract⁠, Tocopheryl Acetate⁠, Lecithin⁠, Glycine Soja Seed Extract⁠, Punica Granatum Extract⁠, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1⁠, Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane⁠, Retinol⁠, Camellia Oleifera⁠, Adenosine⁠, Pomegranate Extract⁠, Ceramide NP⁠, Licorice Root⁠, Squalane⁠, Butyrospermum Parkii⁠, Glycine Soja Oil⁠, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract⁠, Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane⁠, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane⁠, Shea Butter⁠

All Ingredients
Water⁠, Dicaprylyl Carbonate⁠, Glycerin⁠, Ethylhexyl Stearate⁠, Cocoglycerides⁠, Squalane⁠, Sodium Polyacrylate⁠, Lecithin⁠, Adenosine⁠, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1⁠, Ceramide NP⁠, Retinol⁠, Punica Granatum Extract⁠, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract⁠, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract⁠, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane⁠, Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane⁠, Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane⁠, Tocopheryl Acetate⁠, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract ⁠, Glycine Soja Seed Extract⁠, Glycine Soja Oil⁠, Butylene Glycol⁠, Propylene Glycol⁠, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate⁠, Xanthan Gum⁠, Phenoxyethanol⁠

What is Barrier Repair Moisturizer?
RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer is a powerful hydrating formula that visibly improves fine lines, wrinkles, dull skin tone and loss of firmness with a blend of proven anti-wrinkle ingredients.

What’s the difference between RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer and RESIST Intensive Repair Cream?
The biggest difference between these two anti-aging moisturizers is their textures. RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer has the texture of a light cream that’s best for normal or slightly dry skin. RESIST Intensive Repair Cream has a richer texture, which is ideal for dry or very dry skin. Both formulas contain an effective mix of ingredients to combat signs of aging, including 0.01% retinol. So, you should choose based on your skin type and texture preference.

How is the RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer different from other Paula’s Choice retinol products?
RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer is a light cream that’s ideal if you’re concerned with wrinkles and other signs of aging. This moisturizer combines retinol, peptides, ceramides and antioxidants, perfect ingredients for normal to dry skin or even if combo skin that’s on the drier side. The percentage of retinol needed for efficacy is generally between 0.01% and 1%, which is quite a range, but further proof of just how powerful retinol is! Learn more about the different percentages of retinol in Paula’s Choice products.

Can I use Paula’s Choice RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with other retinol products?
Absolutely! Like anything, though, it varies on your specific skin care goals and how your skin tolerates retinol. If you plan to use multiple retinol products, it may be best to apply one in the morning and another at night (at least in the beginning). Be sure to monitor your skin for any signs of irritation (like redness or flaking) and adjust usage accordingly. If you find your skin does not tolerate both a retinol moisturizer and booster, serum or treatment, consider adding a product like our RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum, which is retinol-free.

Is Paula’s Choice RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer suitable for those with sensitive skin?
Yes, this fragrance-free moisturizer is suitable for sensitive skin. It’s free of irritants and contains a low amount of retinol, which is good for those with sensitive skin who want to try using a retinol product. It also contains plenty of soothing ingredients including licorice, green tea and chamomile extracts.

Is Paula’s Choice RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer suitable for dehydrated, acne-prone skin?
Yes, RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer complements anti-acne routines.

Are RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer and PC4Men Nighttime Repair the same formula? Their ingredient lists look the same.
The PC4Men Nighttime Repair is actually identical to our RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol but packaged as part of the PC4Men line. We knew this hydrating formula would be a hit in both collections because of its weightless quality and positive effects on all skin types. Like the Barrier Repair Moisturizer, PC4Men Nighttime Repair also delivers several proven anti-aging ingredients (including retinol) for younger, healthier, stronger skin.

How do you use Barrier Repair Moisturizer?
Apply this moisturizer morning and/or night, after cleansing, toning and exfoliating. If using other serums or treatments, layer them from thinnest to thickest texture and make sure to always finish with sunscreen rated 30+ for daytime.

What retinol percentage is in Paula’s Choice RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer?
RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer contains 0.01% retinol, which is on the low end, but is still an effective strength of this powerhouse ingredient.

Can I use this retinol cream around my eyes?
Yes, RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer can be used around your eye area, just be mindful to avoid your lash line.
I keep depressing the pump, but no product is coming out.
When using RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer for the first time, you may need to prime the dispenser. Visit our Help Center for a step-by-step guide on how to prime a moisturizer pump before use.