RESIST Skin Resurfacing & Smoothing Set
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RESIST Skin Resurfacing & Smoothing Set
This AHA exfoliating set includes a once-daily moisturizing exfoliant and a more potent weekly peel-style exfoliant that dramatically yet gently smooths skin’s surface, improves the appearance of wrinkles and evens out skin tone.

RESIST Skin Resurfacing & Smoothing Set

Based on 109 reviews

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This AHA exfoliating set includes a once-daily moisturizing exfoliant and a more potent weekly peel-style exfoliant that dramatically yet gently smooths skin’s surface, improves the appearance of wrinkles and evens out skin tone.
  • Daily exfoliant smooths and maintains skin’s hydration
  • Weekly exfoliant benefits skin tone and firmness
  • AHA naturally reveals immediate visible radiance

*This item is not eligible for additional discounts.

Skin Types:
Dry/Very Dry Skin
Concerns:
Wrinkles, Anti-Aging

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Why is it different?
RESIST Skin Resurfacing & Smoothing Set offers two high-performance AHA exfoliants—one daily and one weekly—that deliver visible results by improving multiple signs of aging and promoting renewed, younger-looking skin. Includes RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA (50 ml/ 1.7 fl oz.) and RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA (60 ml/ 2 fl. oz.).

These products have an optimal pH range of 3.5–3.9.

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What does it do?
Exfoliates, smooths and visibly renews skin’s surface when you use the two innovative AHA formulas: RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment has a 5% concentration of AHA for daily use; RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment contains 10% AHA with a liquid texture for weekly use. This set works instantly to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and uneven skin tone so you will quickly see radiant, healthy-looking skin.
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How to use

RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid:
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Apply a dime-sized amount over the entire face, avoiding direct contact with eyes and lips. Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid:
Apply once weekly, only at night, in place of your daily exfoliant. After cleansing and toning, apply a dime-sized amount over the entire face, avoiding direct contact with eyes and lips. Leave on overnight or rinse after 10 minutes.

Sun Protection Advice When Using Any AHA Exfoliant: These products contain 5% and 10% concentrations of glycolic acid, an ingredient that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater every day. When outdoors, wear protective clothing whenever possible, seek shade, and avoid prolonged sun exposure.

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4.5

(based on 109 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soothes skin (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (3)

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(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not as great as I had hoped

By Rach

from San Francisco, CA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Soothes Skin

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Smoothes Skin

Comments about RESIST Skin Resurfacing AHA Set - Complete Kit:

I have read several reviews from Paula's choice. My favorite cream is Sunday Riley's Good Genes Treatment. Paula's Choice claims that Good Genes is just an exfoliant and that many of her products would be a cheaper replacement. I tried drinking the koolade and purchased the Resist Resurfacing AHA set. I used as directed. It is a decent exfoliant, especially the weekly one. It failed to do what Good Genes does though. Don't make the same mistake as I did, read the customer reviews as well as PC's reviews.

  • Skin Type:
  • Normal
  • Age:
  • 45-59

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic! used for years now.

By Kauffy

from Edmonton

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Exfoliates
  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Exfoliates

    Comments about RESIST Skin Resurfacing AHA Set - Complete Kit:

    I have been using this alpha hydroxy combination for at least 9years. I am mistaken for being anywhere from 5 to 10 years younger than I am. I have tried some of the retinol products as well as vitamin c, but keep coming back to this combo!. Daily with the 5% at night, and once a week with the 10% at night. There is a sting with the 10%, and I think there was a sting with the 5 % when I first started using. Don't be alarmed by seeing flaky dead skin on your face, this can be remedied. One of my tips for use with this or any other exfoliating product is that when you shower, and after using cleanser or soap, step out away from the water, and try manual fingertip exfoliation in small circles all over the face to help clear the dead skin. You feel little balls of the skin forming under your finger tips. Then after I feel I've gotten the most of the skin off, I rinse it away. This works great for me, but some of my friends use micro-fibre cloths to get the skin exfoliating.

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 30-44

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wondefully Moisturizing!

    By Postergirl

    from Thornton,CO

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about RESIST Skin Resurfacing AHA Set - Complete Kit:

      I used to have oily combination skin, but as I,simultaneously, went through menoupause and moved to a very dry climate, my skin has become dry and breakout prone. I was using the Resist set for Wrinkles and breakouts and,although, I think the products are great, my skin was still dry and flaky. I decided to return the BHA products and purchased the AHA set and noticed dramatic results IMMEDIATELY! This was just what my skin needed. I started using the daily exfoliant in the mornings and at nights, but found it was a bit too much w/my prescription retionol, so I use it just in the mornings now. I use the weekly one at night once a week as directed. This in combination with the Moisture Boost Oil have made a huge difference in the appearance of my makeup and its staying power. I love that one pump of the daily AHA can cover my entire face and neck and have not had any issues w/the pump packaging. Only a tiny amount of the Weekly AHA is needed as well, so this set should last me awhile. I believe this set is going to be the first of my HG products!

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 45-59

      (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Clears up acne & red marks!

      By Brittany

      from Undisclosed

      Site Member

      Comments about RESIST Skin Resurfacing AHA Set - Complete Kit:

      I love this set! I was told by my dermatologist that glycolic acid is the only thing that would fade my post acne hyperpigmentation. I'm very pale so I have red marks where my acne struggled to heal on my cheeks, it's unsightly. This works wonders. Be patient with it, it takes weeks to notice a big difference. WORTH IT!!! A+ products. Thank you Paula's Choice.

      (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By Nora H.

      from Undisclosed

      Site Member

      Comments about RESIST Skin Resurfacing AHA Set - Complete Kit:

      These two have definitely helped shrink my pores and clear my blackheads. I have been using these products for 2 weeks with other products from the Resist line. I did have uncomfortable stinging and redness only on first application. I read online that other people had this type of problem and attributed it to applying too much product at once. Instead of using my fingers, I changed to a cotton pad and used less and there is NO irritation now. Excited to see results after more use. A+

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not what I expected

      By Samantha S.

      from Undisclosed

      Site Member

      Comments about RESIST Skin Resurfacing AHA Set - Complete Kit:

      I have dry, sensitive acne-prone skin. I always hear that an AHA would be beneficial to my skin type and better than a BHA. All I had left were some minor brown spots from acne as my face cleared up due to Paula's Choice CLEAR Line.I waited quite some time before incorporating this into my routine, and using it sparingly. This product only burned on my skin and gave my milia all over my forehead+. I used up the bottle thinking maybe it was purging but to no avail, just spending more money.

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this duo!

      By Jill K.

      from Undisclosed

      Site Member

      Comments about RESIST Skin Resurfacing AHA Set - Complete Kit:

      My skin love AHA products and these two are no exception! I use the 10% twice a week at night and the 5% all the other nights. This duo has left my skin so smooth and clear. Love Paula's products!

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Kerri

      from Undisclosed

      Site Member

      Comments about RESIST Skin Resurfacing AHA Set - Complete Kit:

      I started using these products about a month ago, my skin has never looked better. I am 40 years old and has suffered with oily skin, enlarged pores and blackheads. My skin is pretty much clear, pores are definitely smaller, and my skin seems less oily. I highly recommend both of these products for people that suffer with the same issues with their skin.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Team of AHA's

      By jen

      from Undisclosed

      Site Member

      Comments about RESIST Skin Resurfacing AHA Set - Complete Kit:

      This is a great team to use weekly. I use the Resurfacing after cleanse and tone - and then use the moisture barrier and an added moisture barrier. I do use one a week and my face eel great in the morning. I only use it once weekly I have normal skin. it works well to smooth the skin. I do not see any other benefits with wrinkles or skin tone. Just smoother skin. My skin feels better when I wake up.

      (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Life Changing

      By Max B.

      from Undisclosed

      Site Member

      Comments about RESIST Skin Resurfacing AHA Set - Complete Kit:

      Cystic acne, scarring, fine lines, dark spots, dullness, roughness, enlarged and clogged pores. You name it, I have it. BHA wasn't working so I tried glycolic. Within one week, my fine lines and dark spots have DRAMATICALLY decreased and my skin is so radiant. My pores are a lot smaller and 3 cysts I had (which usually last 3-4 weeks) are nearly gone. The formulation is impeccable as well; not only do you get glycolic acid with the correct pH, but also tons of antioxidants and skin goodies!!

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