Paula's Choice

RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator

RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator
2.5

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

4.4Humectancy0.5Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Slightly moisturizing. Paula's Choice RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator has a moisturizing rating of 2.5 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Rather humectant. It has a moderate Humectancy of 4.4 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.5 out of 10.

What else is good about it? Paula's Choice RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
70
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
7.5
CyclopentasiloxaneSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
5
Octyldodecyl NeopentanoateSyntheticEmollient
3
Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer SyntheticFormula Helper
2.5
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
Sodium Ascorbyl PhosphateBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Soothing,Anti-pigmentation
1.5
Cetyl AlcoholBotanical,AnimalEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.3
NiacinamideBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Soothing,Barrier repair,Anti-pigmentation,Anti-seborrheic
1
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Cetearyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
Glyceryl StearateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

70

Function

Solvent

Origin

Naturally occurring

The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Score

7.5

Function

Emollient, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

A lightweight, fast-spreading emollient that leaves a very soft and silky after-feel on the skin. Supplied as a clear and colorless liquid, cyclopentasiloxane is often used as a solvent to dissolve other silicones in.
Score

5

Function

Emollient

Origin

Synthetic

A synthetic emollient ester. This clear, colorless liquid has a unique sensorial profile that is light and silky, with good lubricity.
Score

3

Function

Film-forming, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

Description is coming soon
Score

2.5

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Soothing, Emollient, Fragrance, Denaturant, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

The most popular moisturizing ingredient in the world. It is a powerful humectant – cheap yet very effective. Glycerin also has soothing and anti-irritant properties and is considered to be very safe for use.

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