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Paula's Choice Skincare

RESIST Anti-Aging Serum Foundation Matte

1.00 fl. oz. for $ 35.00
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Note: this product has been discontinued.

Unlike many makeup products that promise anti-aging benefits, RESIST Anti-Aging Serum Foundation Matte actually contains enough of its superstar ingredients to provide real results. While that's great, there are a couple performance issues that hold this foundation back.

Dispensed via an airtight pump container, this fragrance-free, liquid foundation has a lightweight feel and provides buildable medium-to-full coverage. It quickly sets to a matte finish so you'll need to blend fast (we found a beautyblender sponge worked best).

Because the matte finish can emphasize areas of dryness, this foundation is best suited for normal to oily skin. In general, prepping skin with a moisturizer or primer helps this foundation go on more smoothly (otherwise it tends to exaggerate fine lines and wrinkles).

The shade range covers porcelain to medium tan skin tones, in an array of neutral, golden and peachy-cream undertones. The lighter shades can skew a tad chalky on skin, but shades 3 and above fare better.

The bottom line: While there's a lot to love about the beneficial ingredients such as green tea, resveratrol, and ceramide NG, this foundation won't be a slam-dunk for everyone.

If it doesn't sound like the right fit for you, check out our list of Best Foundations Without Sunscreen and With Sunscreen for alternative options.

Pros:
  • Lightweight liquid texture provides buildable medium-to-full coverage.
  • Multitasks with antioxidants and ceramides that anti-age skin over time.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • Lightest shades can end up looking chalky
  • Matte finish tends exaggerates fine lines and wrinkles.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

*Note: this product has been discontinued.

This breakthrough formula contains an exclusive, potent blend of ingredients which are a natural part of healthy skin, including antioxidants like green tea and replenishing ceramides. Together with complexion-enhancing natural pigments, it diffuses imperfections and visibly softens and improves signs of aging. You get an array of anti-aging benefits in a lightweight, silky texture that suspends over fine lines and smooths uneven skin tone for a soft-focus, long-wearing, smooth matte finish.

Isododecane (texture enhancer), Water (Aqua), Hydrogenated Polydecene (emollient), Tricaprylin (texture enhancer), Nylon-12, Quaternium-90 Bentonite (absorbents), Butylene Glycol (texture enhancer/hydration), Dimethicone (texture enhancer), Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone (skin softening), Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate (emollient), Magnesium Sulfate (thickener), Resveratrol (grape-derived antioxidant), Glycyrrhetinic Acid (skin soothing), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/antioxidant), Adenosine (skin-restoring ingredient), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (skin-restoring, skin-replenishing ingredient), Tribehenin, Ceramide NG (skin-replenishing ingredients), Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract (antioxidant), Allantoin (skin soothing), Montmorillonite (absorbent), Propylene Carbonate, Boron Nitride (texture enhancers), Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3 (film-forming agent), Betaine (hydration), Glycerin (skin-replenishing ingredient), Glycereth-12 (hydration), Glyceryl Cocoate (emulsifier), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (texture enhancer), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (thickener), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), PEG-10 Phytosterol (skin-softening), Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate (preservatives). May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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.