Resist Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser

What It Does:
  • Gently cleanses without dryness or leaving a tight feeling
  • Replenishes and helps to preserve skin’s healthy barrier
  • Hydrating lotion formula
  • Visibly maintains smoother, younger-looking skin with each use

Who This Product Is For

RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser is ideal for those with normal to dry skin who want a gentle cleansing lotion that helps soften visible signs of aging.

How It Compares
  • RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser gently but effectively removes makeup and cleanses skin without dehydrating or leaving a tight feeling on skin.
  • This cleanser has a richer blend of antioxidants over the Skin Recovery / Moisture Boost cleansers for Dry Skin.
  • You would pick this over other cleansers if you have Dry to Very Dry Skin, and would prefer an added dose of antioxdiants over regular cleansers.
  • Other Cleansers suitable for Dry Skin include: Skin Recovery(Very Dry), Moisture Boost(Dry), Calm(Sensitive + Dry).
  • This cleanser has a silky lotion texture that enables better hydration and replenishment.
  • The Skin Recovery Cleanser is a good alternative if accompanied with an emollient, like the Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol.
  • While the Resist Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser is great for hydration and replenishment of dry skin, it is advised that you use a Moisturizer like the Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol or the Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream.

Key Ingredients

  • Function
    Skin Types
    Dry to Very Dry
    Skincare Routine
    First Step, Before Toner
    Allergy Information
  • Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/texture-enhancing), Decyl Glucoside (cleansing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (cleansing), PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether (texture-enhancing), Methyl Gluceth-20 (hydration/texture-enhancing),Glyceryl Stearate (texture-enhancing), Stearyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), Polyacrylamide (texture-enhancing), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea extract/antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (skin-soothing), Sapindus Mukurossi Peel Extract (soapberry extract, cleansing), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (cleansing), C13-14 Isoparaffin (texture-enhancing), Laureth-7 (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives), Ethylhexylglycerin


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  • Wet face and apply a small amount of cleanser to your face and eye area with vigorous, yet gentle, circular motions. Rinse well. To remove heavy makeup, repeat or use with a clean, wet washcloth. Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.
  • How does Resist Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser differ from Skin Recovery Cleanser?

    Resist Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser features a completely different texture than Skin Recovery Cleanser. Although both are water soluble cleansing lotions, Resist Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser has a lighter, silkier feel designed to work better for dry, sun damaged skin. What's more, it also serves as the perfect first step in your Resist skincare routine, setting you up for younger-looking, healthier skin.

    How is Resist Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser "anti-aging"?

    The gentle formula cleanses skin by not disrupting its barrier. As a result, with each use you're not rinsing key elements skin needs to look younger and healthier down the drain. By keeping your skin's barrier more intact during the cleansing process, your skin is able to hold on to the naturally-occurring elements it needs to strengthen and repair itself. When your skincare routine respects skin's barrier integrity and replenishes it with the ingredients it needs to look and act younger, you will see more youthful skin!

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