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Review: Paula's Choice Resist Youth-Extending Daily Mattifying Fluid

I've been on the hunt for a good moisturizer. As a person with acne-prone, oily skin, moisturization and SPF was not one of my top concerns. However one of the main products I use to combat stubborn breakouts is benzoyl peroxide and that can be extremely drying. On my quest, I knew my moisturizer had to meet the following criteria: 

1. Won't Break Me Out 2. Be Lightweight 3. Have SPF.

What It Is:

Paula's Choice Resist Youth-Extending Daily Mattifying Fluid with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 for Normal, Oily, and Combination Skin.

Paula's Choice Resist Youth-Extending Daily Mattifying Fluid 
What It Claims:

+ Prevents visible signs of aging
+ Minimizes the appearance of pores
+ Promotes visibly firmer skin 

Ingredients: (from the website) Key Ingredients: green tea, goji fruit extract, octocrylene, matricaria flower extract, grape seed extract, dill extract, octinoxate, glycerin, black elderberry, hydrogenated lecithin, tocopherol, avobenzone, octisalate, oat bran extract, pomegranate extract

Product Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 5.00%, Octocrylene 2.00%, Avobenzone 2.00%
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Silica (absorbent agent), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (anti-irritant), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Black Elderberry) Fruit Extract (antioxidants), Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract (anti-irritant), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract (antioxidants), Hydrogenated Lecithin (cell-communicating ingredient), Titanium Dioxide (thickener/opacifying agent), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (silicone slip agent), Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate (skin protectant), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate (stabilizers, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (film-forming/suspending agent), Xanthan Gum, Sodium Carbomer (thickeners), Benzyl Alcohol (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Paula's Choice Resist Youth-Extending Daily Mattifying Fluid 

Price: $29.00 Currently on sale for $24.65!

What I Like:
  • You can try before you buy. You can purchase samples on Paula's Choice for just $0.85.
  • It doesn't break me out
  • It has a decent amount of SPF which is important when using anti-acne products 
  • Doesn't contribute to my oiliness
  • Doesn't leave a white cast on my face
  • Has a liquidy lotion consistency which makes it easy to apply 

What I Don't Like:
  • Doesn't mattify. It has a dewy finish. However, it doesn't contribute to my oiliness. 
  • Is on the pricier side
  • Not easily accessible. I purchased mine on the Paula's Choice website or

My Paula's Choice shipment with 3 FREE samples of my choosing 

This is a great SPF moisturizer for the daytime which is why I purchased the full size. However, I don't consider it mattyifying. But everyone's skin is different and this product may work differently on you. I say it's worth a try especially since the sample sizes are so inexpensive. 


  1. Omg! Thanks for this post! I'll definitely try this out. I'm always breaking out on my chin towards that time of the month..


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