RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment
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RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment
This innovative spot treatment is a highly concentrated 25% stabilized form of vitamin C that can visibly improve uneven skin tone, red marks, and skin texture. Also replenishes skin for a more supple and beautiful appearance.

RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment

Based on 181 reviews

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This innovative spot treatment is a highly concentrated 25% stabilized form of vitamin C that can visibly improve uneven skin tone, red marks, and skin texture. Also replenishes skin for a more supple and beautiful appearance.
  • Reinforces skin’s surface & reduces redness
  • Patented time-release delivery system
  • Silky, rich texture
  • Use as the last step in your evening skincare routine
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Concerns:
Wrinkles, Anti-Aging

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Why is it different?
RESIST Vitamin C Spot Treatment contains 25% pure vitamin C in a silky solution optimized for controlled delivery into skin where dullness and loss of moisture are most evident. With routine use, this solution works to visibly improve uneven skin tone and soften the appearance of even the most stubborn dull and rough surface texture.
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What does it do?
Delivers a 25% concentration of pure vitamin C to skin via its patented, controlled-release delivery system, resulting in impressive skin-smoothing and brightening results. It also provides hydration and helps improve signs of aging.
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How to use

At night, apply as the last step in your skincare routine. Gently pat (don’t rub) onto brown spots and wrinkles. Protect skin during the day with a product rated SPF 30 or greater.

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Ingredients
Key Ingredients ascorbic acid
Product Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C/antioxidant), Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate (emollient), Poly-11 (texture-enhancing), Dimethicone (hydration), Polymethylsilsesquioxane (texture-enhancing), Disteardimonium Hectorite (texture-enhancing), Propylene Carbonate (preservative).

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Paula's Choice SkincareRESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment - 0.5 oz
 
3.7

(based on 181 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (95)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (32)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (44)
  • Works effectively (38)
  • Evens skin tone (34)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Reduces fine lines/wrinkles (14)

Cons

  • Ineffective (16)
  • Irritates skin (8)

Best Uses

  • Uneven skin tone (39)
  • Brightening (23)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (15)
  • Breakouts (12)
  • Daily use (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (45), Survivalist / minimalist (21), Beauty expert (7), Skin care professional (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (44), Dry (23), Oily (10), Normal (7)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Was my holy grail, but perhaps a formula change?

By NJB2589

from Seattle, WA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Controls Breakouts
  • Easy To Use
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

  • Change in color
  • Not as effective as before

Best Uses

  • Breakouts

Comments about RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment - 0.5 oz:

This was my go-to way to heal blemishes and calm them. I recently bought another tube and it is yellowy in color (it's always been white) and has a different consistency (drier than before) than previous tubes I've bought. It doesn't go on as smoothly or seem to be as effective. I am hoping this is a fluke batch/tube and I hope I can get another one with the original formula.

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This was my go-to way to heal blemishes and calm them. I recently bought another tube and it is yellowy in color (it's always been white) and has a different consistency (drier than before) than previous tubes I've bought. It doesn't go on as smoothly or seem to be as effective. I am hoping this is a fluke batch/tube and I hope I can get another one with the original formula.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sensitive skin and acne prone

By Emily

from Louisiana

About Me Beauty Conscious, Budget Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Evens Skin Tone
  • Lightweight
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Brightening
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment - 0.5 oz:

    I received a sample size of this product and I do feel like it works. It seems to be fading my acne marks that are still on the pink side (my acne lingers and can be stubborn to fade post marks). I don't know how effective this would be on darker marks. I am definitely using less concealer and foundation though the price point seems slightly high for a half ounce of product. I am also a budget shopper so that's just my opinion. If you have any freshly broken skin it does burn momentarily, but that doesn't bother me. Also I can't confirm any change in wrinkles, I don't really have any except for a significant expression line on my forehead and fine lines under my eyes (which this product cannot be used on eyes). I feel like if your main concern is wrinkles a retinol cream would be a better choice. OVERALL I think this product is great for lighter acne marks, a bit expensive, and underrated. I am considering purchasing the full size.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Didn't do anything for me

    By Beirness

    from Toronto, ON

    Pros

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment - 0.5 oz:

        Saw no brightening or lightening of spots. Would recommend other PC products in place of this.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great for spot treatment

        By Holly

        from Winters, ca

        About Me Beauty Expert

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fine lines/Wrinkles
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Brightening
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

          Comments about RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment - 0.5 oz:

          Love using this on my crows feet and specific areas. This is kind of a strange consistency but I would say as long as you aren't planning on putting this all over you will love it. Remember to pat not smear this. I really notice a difference when I use it on my wrinkles. I tried using this to brighten a dark spot and it worked well after a week or so.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I so wanted to love this....

          By bjr

          from Midland, Ontario

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

            Cons

            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

              Comments about RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment - 0.5 oz:

              ...but sadly it burned like lava on my skin. Ouch! I will be returning.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Everything about this order was fine except for the product itself.

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              works on acne...who knew?

              By Catherine Hogue

              from Dallas, Texas

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Breakouts
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment - 0.5 oz:

                I'm 47 with dry skin that still breaks out occasionally (nose/t-zone) area. I've used the full suite of Paula products for about 10 years and while I occasionally dabble in another line, I'm loyal to the results I've experienced. I received a sample tube of this and tried it out on a couple of little acne scars. No change to the scar tissue itself but over several weeks redness faded. I used a little on a pimple that popped up on my nose overnight and was suprised that it flattened and then disappeared the same day. Since then I've used this as a go to product on little breakouts and it is very effective.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Quick delivery, as always.

                (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Magical. Like a gift from my Fairy Godmother

                By Joey

                from Maryland

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Evens Skin Tone
                • Lightweight
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment - 0.5 oz:

                  I've had frustrating, oily, blemish-prone skin since my early teens and nothing has ever fixed it. Doctors, Dermatologists, $100 a bottle exfoliants, etc., until I ordered a full routine's worth of products from Paula's Choice, I've never felt that I didn't have terrible skin. After two months my skin tone is much more even, I'm not having breakouts, my face doesn't feel gross and oily AND the damaged collagen on my nose (that "dent" in your skin that lingers after a pimple is gone, which drove me INSANE) is barely visible. From the reading I've done, I think the Vitamin C treatment had a lot to do with that, but more than anything I just want to suggest doing your whole routine with Paula's Choice. I use the Oil-Reducing Cleanser, 2% BHA Exfoliant, this treatment and Invisible Finish Moisture Gel. I'm about to order more of this, some toner and something with SPF. Thanks PC, you're the best!!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Timely delivery, nothing damaged and had all these free samples!

                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  work for postacne marks

                  By Nathalie

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Beauty Expert

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Breakouts

                    Comments about RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment - 0.5 oz:

                    I didn't noticed any difference in my brown spots, but it helps with fresh acne marks. I'm very fair skin person and every occasional spot leaves behind a very red mark, no matter it was pop out or not. This stuff cut the recovery time to two-three weeks, when before it was taking month to disappear. I apply it every evening on the marks as my last step in routine.

                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    worked for me!

                    By danitwotwo

                    from Canada

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Controls Breakouts
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne Scars
                      • Uneven Skin Tone

                      Comments about RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment - 0.5 oz:

                      I really liked this product, not sure why everyone says it dries pasty or whatever. You dab it on but make sure its absorbed into the skin. Dont leave excess on your skin.

                      I had a few acne scars on my face, and after applying it twice daily on my skin for 2 weeks I noticed it visibly lightened. After 2-3 months, it disappeared. I later combined this with bha 9 and vitamin c boost but honestly this is the product that i used daily. Also, make sure if you apply it during the day to use sunscreen with a strong spf as vitamin c will make your skin more sensitive to the sun. No sunscreen means your skin may get worse.

                      I honestly love this product and cant rave enough about it to friends and family. My aunt who noticed my improved skin has even remarked on it and now is ordering one too.

                      (13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      I Wanted it to Work

                      By lilu

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Minimalist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Ineffective

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment - 0.5 oz:

                        I have been using this treatment for over three month every other night as dark spot treatment. I have a few dark sun spots on my cheekbones and under one eye. This product has not improved their appearance at all. As other reviewers mentioned it is chalky and sometimes doesn't play well with other products - it curdles/clumps.

                        Please note that in addition to this I also use resist serum and brightening treatment. Alas, my spots are here to stay, and my money's been wasted yet again.

                        General thoughts:

                        After trying a lot of Paula's products (treatments and oily/combo stuff ) I have decided to stick only with Resist and try nothing else, because it really really works for my skin, which is normal/oily in the summer and spring and normal/dry in the winter.

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