RESIST Barrier Repair Advanced Moisturiser
RESIST Barrier Repair Advanced Moisturiser
RESIST Barrier Repair Advanced Moisturiser
RESIST Barrier Repair Advanced Moisturiser
RESIST Barrier Repair Advanced Moisturiser

Resist Barrier Repair Advanced Moisturiser

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  • Skin Type: All Skin Types
  • Skin Type: + All Skin Types
  • Concern: Anti-Aging, Dull skin
  • Ingredients: Skin-identical ceramides, Tripeptide-5, Watermelon Seed Oil View all
  • Routine: Moisturizer PM
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How does it work?

  • Strengthens & smooths for an improved skin barrier

  • Visibly firms & supports elasticity for younger-looking skin

  • Prevents moisture loss for all-day hydration

Stronger skin begins with your barrier

For optimal hydration, the specialised moisture complex delivers water where your skin needs it most. A powerful blend of five skin-identical ceramides & cholestrol replenishes the skin barrier. It does so by encouraging the skin's own ceramides to self-hydrate, meaning your skin barrier can function at its best – all the time. The formula also protects the skin's natural collagen levels for firmer-looking skin & reduced look of wrinkles with continued use. Tripeptide-5 helps to support firmness & elasticity, while watermelon seed oil helps to maintain hydration and soothe the skin. This silky lightweight lotion with a dewy finish won't weigh you down.

The packaging for the full-size is 36.51% recycled plastic (by weight).

Clinically proven

100% had an improved skin barrier in 30 minutes*

*Based on independent clinical study on 30 subjects.


Find out if this formula works for you.

Because skincare works best when it suits your skin type.

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Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and wait 15-30 minutes. Select what you see and how you feel.

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What's inside?

Key ingredients

Skin-identical ceramides

Skin-identical ceramides

Ingredients that help to prevent moisture loss, increasing strength & suppleness.



A peptide that helps to support the look of firmness & elasticity for stronger, younger-looking skin with fewer wrinkles.

Watermelon Seed Oil

Watermelon Seed Oil

A non-fragrant plant oil rich in fatty acids (linoleic acid), the building block of ceramides. Supports the formation of ceramides which are essential for the structure of the epidermal barrier.​

The full ingredient list:

Aqua (Solvent), 2,3-Butanediol (Humectant), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Glycerin Stearate (Emollient), Cocoglycerides (Skin conditioning agent), Ceramide AG (Emollient), Ceramide NP (Emollient), Hydroxyacetophenone (Antioxidant), Sodium Hyaluronate (Emollient), Ceramide EOP (Emollient), Ceramide NG (Emollient), Ceramide AP (Emollient), Adenosine (Skin conditioning agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Skin conditioning agent), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 (Skin conditioning agent), Hexylene Glycol (Solvent), Trehalose (Skin conditioning agent), Cholesterol (Emulsion stabilizer), Squalane (Skin conditioning agent), Sodium Phytate (Chelating agent), Urea (Humectant), Hydrogenated Lecithin (Skin conditioning agent), Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil (Emollient), Caprylyl Glycol (Emollient), Sodium PCA (Humectant), Polyquaternium-51 (Humectant), Triacetin (Solvent), Sodium Polyacrylate (Emulsion stabilizer), Xanthan Gum (Emulsion stabilizer), Ethylhexyl Stearate (Skin conditioning agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate (Surfactant), Ethylhexylglycerin (Skin conditioning agent) [eur1/363v3].

How to use

Step 5 Moisturisers Barrier Repair Advanced Moisturiser

How to use a moisturiser

A night moisturiser is the last step in your evening routine.
Apply the moisturiser liberally to your face after cleansing, toning, exfoliating and applying an antioxidant serum or targeted treatment .

Here's a step-by-step of your morning & evening skincare application.
Step 1: Cleanser
Wet your face and apply a small amount with gentle, circular motions. Rinse well. To remove heavy makeup, repeat or use with a clean, wet washcloth.
Step 2: Toner
With your fingertips or a cotton pad, gently apply over the face and neck. Do not rinse.
Step 3 Exfoliants
Gently apply with your fingertips or a cotton pad over the face and neck, including the eye area (avoid lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. Start slowly: Apply every other day and note your skin's response. Then use up to twice daily.
Step 4 Treatments
Dispense a pearl-sized amount to your hand and apply once or twice daily to the face, neck and eye area.
Step 5 Moisturisers
Use a day moisturiser as the last step in your morning skincare routine and apply liberally at least 15 minutes before stepping into sun exposure. As always, it's best to reapply every two hours once the skin has been exposed to direct sunlight. For a night moisturiser, apply a small amount once or twice daily to the face and neck.
RESIST Barrier Repair Advanced Moisturiser


Most asked

Why did Paula’s Choice develop the RESIST Barrier Repair Advanced Moisturiser?

With the success of our RESIST anti-ageing collection, we saw the opportunity to reformulate our longstanding Barrier Repair Moisturiser with Retinol and offer an advanced formula providing even more barrier-supporting ingredients & all-day hydration. Our assortment now includes an innovative moisturiser that is truly suitable for all skin types and all routines. Whether you’re already a RESIST fan or new to the collection, this barrier-strengthening formula is a must-have!

What's the difference between the first RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturiser with Retinol and this RESIST Barrier Repair Advanced Moisturiser?

One of the main differences is that our new formula does not contain retinol. In addition, the new Advanced Moisturiser is now formulated for all skin types with even more barrier-supporting ingredients to help counter dehydration & dryness which can lead to signs of sensitivity, redness, itching and an overall dull, depleted look. The new formula also includes watermelon seed oil, which has linoleic acid content: the building block of skin’s own ceramides and tripeptide 5 which targets wrinkles and loss of firmness. Both formulas have a similar texture.

I have overly irritated & sensitised skin, can I use the RESIST Barrier Repair Advanced Moisturiser?

Yes, because it is a repairing moisturiser that helps to strengthen, smooth & improve a delicate skin barrier. This moisturiser also helps to deliver the ingredients that your skin needs to create its own ceramides which are the foundational building blocks of healthy, strong skin. Note, however, that this is not a wound-healing product and should not be used on broken skin.

I have rosacea-prone, sensitive skin – is the RESIST Barrier Repair Advanced Moisturiser suitable for me?

Yes, because the formula is packed with barrier-strengthening & soothing ingredients which can be helpful in improving symptoms of rosacea such as redness, sensitivity and skin that feels dry, tight, itchy, or uncomfortable.

What is the specialised moisture complex in the RESIST Barrier Repair Advanced Moisturiser?

The specialised moisture complex is an advanced hydrating blend of ingredients that occur as part of the skin’s Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF). With age and accumulated environmental damage, skin becomes less able to replenish these hydrating substances, leading to dryness and dullness. Lack of these moisturising factors also impacts skin cell turnover (causing it to slow & become uneven) leading to a water imbalance in the uppermost layers. Key ingredients in this complex include sodium PCA, sodium hyaluronate, glycerine, urea and trehalose.

How does the formula help the skin to self-hydrate?

Via a specialised combination of ingredients that work together to keep the skin hydrated and protected. Glycerine, urea & sodium PCA team up to hold water in the top layers of our skin. Trehalose (a kind of sugar) helps make the skin's outer layers stronger & better at keeping moisture in. Sodium hyaluronate acts like a water reservoir on the surface of our skin. Polyquaternium-51 (also included in this formula) helps strengthen the skin's protective barrier while the combination of ceramides & cholesterol in the complex further helps to repair and strengthen.

Complete your routine


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