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.
SHEER PINK: Active Ingredients: Homosalate 5.00%; Octisalate 5.00%; Avobenzone 3.00%; Octocrylene 2.50%Inactive Ingredients:Polybutene (texture-enhancing), Octyldodecanol (texture-enhancing), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (emollient), Cera Microcristallina (microcrystalline wax/emollient/texture-enhancing), Polyethylene (hydration), Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Cocos Nucifera Oil (coconut oil/non-fragrant oil/emollient/skin replenishing), Flavor (natural flavoring), Silica Silylate (texture-enhancing), Adenosine (skin-renewing), Retinyl Palmitate (antioxidant), Lecithin (skin replenishing), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Isononyl Isononanoate (texture-enhancing), Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate (texture-enhancing), Stearalkonium Hectorite (texture-enhancing), Isopropyl Myristate (texture-enhancing), Propylene Carbonate (texture-enhancing), Polyhydroxystearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Silica (texture-enhancing), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491) (CI 774292), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tin Oxide, Mica (CI 77091), Phenoxyethanol (preservative). May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides (mineral pigments), Manganese Violet, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake, Red 21, Red 22 Lake, Red 28 Lake, Red 30, Red 30 Lake, Red 33 Lake, Red 36, Red 40, Red 40 Lake (FDA-approved cosmetic coloring agents). CLEARSHINE: Active Ingredients: Homosalate 5.00%; Octisalate 5.00%; Avobenzone 3.00%; Octocrylene 2.50% Inactive Ingredients:Polybutene (texture-enhancing), Octyldodecanol (texture-enhancing), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (emollient), Microcrystalline Wax (texture-enhancing), Polyethylene (texture-enhancing), Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate (texture-enhancing/emollient), Cocos Nucifera Oil (coconut oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant/emollient), Flavor (natural flavoring), Adenosine (skin renewing), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/antioxidant), Lecithin (skin renewing), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Silica Silylate (texture-enhancing), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
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.
Paula’s 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 Beautypedia’s 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.
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