Paula’s Choice RESIST Omega+ Complex: Review

Paula’s Choice has been making a ton of good stuff this last year or so. I used to be really into them for a while. They have cheap prices, good formulations that work, are fragrance & irritation free (generally). Then they didn’t make anything new for a bit so I haven’t tried anything too recently until I saw the RESIST Omega+ Complex come out. Details per Paula’s Choice:


Superfood for your skin! Omega fatty acids in this serum strengthen skin’s surface with the essential nutrients needed for healthy, hydrated, visibly stronger skin.

  • Fortifies skin against environmental damage
  • Lightweight formula nourishes skin’s moisture barrier
  • Use twice daily after cleansing, toning & exfoliating

This serum contains robust levels of Omega 3, 6 and 9 oils plus skin-identical ceramides and hydrating ingredients to visibly improve skin’s health.

Concentrated levels of omega fatty acids help replenish dull, dehydrated skin, revive a beautifully smooth, supple feeling, plus visibly soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Apply 1-2 pumps onto face and neck. For optimal results, use AM and PM. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.


Sounds amazing right? And it is. I was intrigued from the start. I love the metallic gray pump packaging. It’s perfect. The serum has a thicker, creamy texture. Like a very light lotion. It’s fragrance free of course. The serum is very nourishing, soothing and hydrating. While it’s intensely hydrating this isn’t greasy nor heavy at all. It sinks into the skin in  minutes. This will leave you with moisturized, happy skin.

This is packed full of omega fatty acids and ceramides to deeply hydrate, soothe and protect your skin’s moisture barrier. Ceramides are lipids that help retain water which makes them hydrating and restorative in skincare. They naturally occur in the skin’s outer layers. Ceramides help replenish those natural fatty acids when they’re lost to the environment or through natural aging. There are nine different types of ceramides. Topical application of fatty acids can help skin stay hydrated and calm signs of redness and sensitivity. It can also strengthen skin against environmental damage. They also deliver anti-aging antioxidants.

I love that this isn’t heavy at all. You can layer it easily with anything with no piling or any issues. Oily skin can probably use this as a moisturizer alone. I find for my combo skin this isn’t enough on it’s own. I like it as my moisture layer under my oils and creams. This is what I reach for to soothe or hydrate my skin when I want that nourishing comforting product. It’s like your cashmere blanket.

You can use this morning, night or both. Daily or as needed. There’s no reason you can’t use this whenever you want. People who are afraid of facials oils might love this because you get some of the omega fatty acid benefits from a facial oil without the facial oil texture. This is light and hydrating and I’ve never experienced an adverse reaction or blemish from using it. I would easily repurchase this again. It retails for $36 for one ounce but there’s always a Paula’s Choice sale.


Water (Aqua), Glycerin (skin-replenishing ingredient), Diheptyl Succinate (emollient), Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters (texture enhancer), Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil (flax seed; non-fragrant omega 3, 6, and 9 plant oil), Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid (skin-restoring omega 9 fatty acids), Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil (non-fragrant omega 6 plant oil) Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil (non-fragrant omega 3 plant oil), Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Caprooyl Sphingosine (skin-replenishing and restoring ingredients), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables (skin smoothing fatty acid), Caprooyl Phytosphingosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cholesterol, Ceramide AP (skin-replenishing and restoring ingredients), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (antioxidant emollient), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (texture enhancer), Prunus Domestica Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil/omega 9), Lauryl Laurate (skin-softening), Glyceryl Behenate (texture enhancer), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring ingredient), Sodium Phytate (chelating agent), Trehalose (hydration), Isohexadecane (texture enhancer), Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate (emulsifier), Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer (film-forming agent), Xanthan Gum (texture enhancer), Cetyl Alcohol (hydration), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Agar, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-25 (texture enhancers), Cetearyl Alcohol (hydration), Behenic Acid (opacifying agent), Glyceryl Rosinate (emollient), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin (preservatives).

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