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Paula's Choice RESIST Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30

A multi-tasking primer that softens and smooths skin with a formula that features antioxidants and SPF 30, resulting in a flawless, makeup-ready complexion.

  • Anti-Aging, Enlarged Pores, Wrinkles
  • For All Skin Types
  • Targets fine lines & wrinkles as it improves & evens skin tone
  • Preps skin for a perfect makeup application; works under all types of foundations
  • Broad spectrum SPF 30 protects against sun damage & prevents early signs of aging

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Anti-Aging Combination Skin Dry Skin Enlarged Pores Oily Skin Wrinkles

Why is it different? 
RESIST Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30 is a lightweight, silky primer serum that combines broad spectrum SPF 30 sun protection with a mix of plant-based, soothing antioxidants known to safeguard skin from environmental damage. But that’s just the beginning, because this anti-aging primer also beautifully enhances makeup application and wear, so you’ll see better-looking skin and makeup with one easy-to-use product.

All Paula’s Choice products are 100% fragrance free, clinically proven to be non-irritating, and never tested on animals.

What does it do? 
RESIST Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30 prevents premature aging and contains antioxidants green tea, coffee seed, and chamomile to help defend against the visible effects of pollution and environmental attack. This unique formula’s silky serum texture softly blurs fine lines and large pores for a younger-looking, smoother complexion.

Who is it for? 
The silky, lightweight formula is suitable for all skin types and works under all types of foundations. Ideal for those who want a primer that goes the distance by enhancing makeup application and great skin!

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Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2%, Homosalate 4.0%, Octinoxate 6.0%, Octisalate 4.0%

Other Ingredients: Isododecane (texture enhancer), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture enhancer/skin-softening), Butyloctyl Salicylate (skin-softening), Polysilicone-11 (texture enhancer), Bisabolol (skin soothing), Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (antioxidant/skin soothing), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (antioxidant/skin soothing), Retinyl Palmitate(antioxidant), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (hydration), Calluna Vulgaris Flower ExtractCamellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (antioxidants), Chlorella Vulgaris Extract (antioxidant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Physalis Angulata Extract (skin soothing), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract (skin-restoring), Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate (antioxidant).

For full sun protection, apply liberally and then apply your foundation. For use just as a primer, apply a pea-sized amount to face over your daytime moisturizer with sunscreen or under your foundation with sunscreen.

Does it feel like sunscreen?

It has a silky-smooth light texture similar to our RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum or RESIST Intensive Wrinkle Repair Retinol Serum but it has the added benefit of an SPF 30, along with an impressive amount of antioxidants and other significant anti-aging, environmental defending ingredients.

What is the difference between this and your other serums?

While our Antioxidant Concentrate Serums are designed to supply the skin with beneficial ingredients to maintain skin’s healthy state, our RESIST Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30 contains ingredients that help to blur imperfections and create a silky canvas for foundation and makeup to adhere. It also has an SPF to optimize and maintain the results obtained from your complete Paula’s Choice Skincare Routine and to enhance your makeup application.

Does this replace a Daily Moisturizer with SPF?

Yes, it can. If traditional moisturizers with SPF haven’t been the perfect fit for you due to their texture, this could be the one for you!

Will it make my makeup last longer?

Our RESIST Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30 Serum has a beautiful silky texture that creates the perfect canvas for foundation as well as other makeup products. We are confident that you will find that your makeup will wear beautifully as a result.

What sort of results can I expect from this product?

In addition to great protection from the sun, you should notice a softer and smoother feel to the skin as well as a brighter complexion!