RESIST Anti-Aging Lip Gloss + Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Paula's Choice is a brand known primarily for its skincare, but it has a few makeup offerings in its lineup as well – and this latest lip product is among the best of the bunch!
RESIST Anti-Aging Lip Gloss comes in a squeeze tube with an angled applicator, and applies smoothly and evenly. The texture is somewhat thick and emollient, but not goopy – your lips won't get stuck together with this one! This has a soft shine that is attractive on its own, or on top of another lip product, and it comes both in clear and a sheer pink shade. This wears for a couple of hours before fading (pretty standard for a gloss), and best of all, leaves lips feeling moisturized and conditioned afterward.
That alone would make it a good lip gloss option, but where this product really shines (pun intended!) is in its ingredients. It boasts an impressive amount of emollients and antioxidants to boost the "Anti-Aging" part of its name—Paula's Choice included the moisturizing ingredient coconut oil, along with antioxidants like vitamins E and A. You'll also find the skin-restoring agents lecithin and adenosine.
It also stands out by providing reliable broad spectrum sun protection with an in-part avobenzone sunscreen. One of the best ways to keep skin from aging is to protect it from sun damage, and that holds true of the skin on your lips as well! For those reasons, the RESIST Anti-Aging Lip Gloss + Broad Spectrum SPF 40 earned its high rating.
This gloss does have a slight flavor to it (it smells like brown sugar to us, which we confirmed is actually naturally-derived brown sugar flavoring), but it fades very quickly and isn't apparent as you wear it. Overall, a great product, and one that lives up to its name.
- Isn't sticky, and applies smoothly and evenly.
- Attractive glossy shine finish.
- Leaves lips feeling conditioned after it fades.
- Contains a good mix of anti-aging ingredients.
- Provides reliable broad spectrum sun protection.
RESIST Anti-Aging Lip Gloss SPF 40 is a rich, moisturizing formula that leaves lips feeling soft and hydrated all day long. Lips are treated to smoothing emollients, antioxidants, and the skin-restoring ingredient adenosine. Never sticky or greasy, this soft-shine gloss comes in a clear or sheer pink shade suitable for all skin tones. Best of all, it provides broad-spectrum sun protection to keep delicate lips shielded from sun damage.
Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance
Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.
As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable, from acne to wrinkles.
Paulas Choice Skincare relies on published research where available to discover the best ingredients for skin. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.
Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.
Why are Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedias criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.
For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.
About the Experts
The Beautypedia team consists of skin care and makeup experts personally trained by the original Cosmetics Cop and best-selling beauty author, Paula Begoun. We’re fascinated by skin care and makeup products and thrilled when they meet or exceed our expectations, but we’re also disappointed when they fail to perform as claimed, are wildly overpriced, or contain ingredients scientific research has proven can hurt skin.
Our mission has always been to help you find the best products for your skin, no matter your budget or preferences. Beautypedia’s thorough and insightful reviews cut through the hype and provide reliable recommendations for all ages, skin types, and skin tones.