Didn't see any difference, except breakpouts.
Disappointed - Did Nothing
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Products in the RESIST Ultimate Anti-Aging Trio Include:
RESIST Pure Radiance:
Advanced brightening formula helps fade brown spots and correct uneven skin tone so you'll have a more radiant and youthful complexion.
RESIST BHA 9:
BHA 9 can do all of the following:
- Unclog pores with the first use
- Diminish white bumps
- Decrease pore size
- Refine and smooth skin's texture
- Minimize sebaceous hyperplasia
- Smooth and soften dry, rough patches
- Help balance oily skin
- Fade red marks from breakouts
- Reduce breakouts
RESIST Retinol Serum:
This supercharged anti-aging treatment contains stabilized retinol, potent antioxidants, and skin-repairing ingredients that work to help skin look and act younger.
Sources to support the claims made for RESIST Pure Radiance
International Journal of Cosmetic Science, January 2012, Epublication; Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, October 2011, pages 1,140–1,405; Food and Chemical Toxicology, April 2011, pages 785–790; American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, April 2011, pages 87–99; British Journal of Dermatology, February 2010, pages 435–441; August 28, 2009, Epublication; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, December 2007, pages 232–238; March 2007, pages 20–26; and December 2006, pages 309–315; Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, March 2007, pages 393–407; Biophysical Research Communications, volume 243, number 3, pages 801–803; and Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, February 2003, pages 1,201–1,207.
Sources to support the claims made for RESIST BHA 9
The New Ideal in Skin Health: Separating Fact From Fiction, Allured Books, 2010, page 110; Cosmetic Dermatology, Second Edition, McGraw Hill, Baumann, Leslie, MD, 2009, pages 150–151; Dermatologic Surgery, April 2009, pages 638–644; Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, March-April 2005, pages 87–90; Pharmazie, March 2005, pages 215–220; Journal of Cosmetic Science, November 2004, pages 519–531; and Drugs Under Experimental and Clinical Research, Volume 3, 2003, pages 101–105.
Sources to support the claims made for RESIST Retinol Serum
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, September 2011, ePublication; Experimental Dermatology, July 2011, pages 572–576; Fitoterapia, March 2011, pages 208–211; Lipids, September 2010, pages 833–841; Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, January-February 2010, pages 35–43; The Journal of Dermatological Treatment, May 2009, pages 276–281; Journal of the Indian Medical Association, April 2009, pages 219–222; American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, June 2008, pages 369–381; International Journal of Cosmetic Science, June 2008, pages 175–182; Journal of Dermatological Science, May 2008, pages 99–107; Archives of Dermatology, May 2007, pages 606–612; and Clinical Interventions in Aging, April 2006, pages 327-348.
squalane, sea whip extract, ceramide 6-II, salicylic acid, licorice extract, Vitis vinifera, caprylic/capric triglyceride, ceramide 1, acetyl glucosamine, ceramide 3, Boerhavia diffusa root extract, sodium hyaluronate, antioxidant, vitamin E, cholesterol, lecithin, arginine, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, palm oil, retinol, kelp extract, phytosphingosine, cell-communicating ingredients, vitamin C, anti-irritant, niacinamide, glycerin, bisabolol, Avena sativa, mulberry extract, tocopheryl acetate
RESIST Pure Radiance:
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone (silicone slip agents), Acetyl Glucosamine (skin-repairing ingredient/melanin inhibitor), Niacinamide (cell-communicating ingredient/melanin inhibitor), Butylene Glycol, Silica (slip agents), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Phenyl Trimethicone (silicone slip agent), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (stabilized vitamin C/antioxidant), Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Morus Alba Root (White Mulberry) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (antioxidant plant extracts/melanin inhibitors), Ceramide 1, Ceramide 6 II, Ceramide 3 (skin-repairing ingredients), Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract (antioxidant/anti-inflammatory plant extracts), Phytosphingosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Sodium Hyaluronate, Cholesterol (skin-repairing ingredients), Panthenol (skin-conditioning agent), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Bisabolol (anti-irritant), Bis-Phenylpropyl Dimethicone (silicone skin conditioning agent), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (silicone thickener) Pentylene Glycol (skin-conditioning agent), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Polysorbate 40 (emulsifiers), PEG-10 Dimethicone (silicone thickener), Polysorbate 80 (emulsifier), Xanthan Gum (thickener),Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer (film-forming agent), Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (polymer), Carbomer (gel-based thickener),Isohexadecane (dry-finish solvent), Hexylene Glycol (solvent),Polymethyl Methacrylate (film-forming agent), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (mineral pigments), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).
RESIST BHA 9:
Propylene Glycol (solvent/penetration enhancer), PEG-75, PEG-8 (thickeners), Water, Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (anti-irritant), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (antioxidant plant extract), Sea Whip Extract (soothing plant extract), Arginine (amino acid/skin-conditioning agent), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent).
RESIST Retinol Serum:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol (silicone slip agents/suspending agents), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate (skin-conditioning agent), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (emollient), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-repairing ingredient), Phenyl Trimethicone (silicone slip agent), Squalane (emollient), Bisabolol (anti-irritant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (stabilized vitamin C/antioxidant), Retinol (cell-communicating ingredient/antioxidant), Tocotrienols (vitamin E-based antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Lecithin (cell-communicating ingredient), Laminaria Ochroleuca (Kelp) Extract (anti-irritant), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil (anti-irritant), Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil (skin-repairing ingredient), Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate (licorice-derived anti-irritant), Hexylene Glycol (slip agent), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
For directions on how to use all three of these products at the same time, see the FAQ's section.
RESIST Pure Radiance:
DIRECTIONS: Apply a small amount once or twice daily before moisturizing. For daytime, follow with a product rated SPF 15 or greater. Works beautifully under makeup.
RESIST BHA 9:
DIRECTIONS: At night, apply as a leave-on spot treatment for stubborn imperfections. Dispense a very small amount of RESIST BHA 9 onto a clean fingertip, and massage a thin layer over affected areas. Suitable for use around the eyes, but avoid contact with eyelids and do not apply along the lower lashline. For best results, use after cleansing and toning, but it can also be used as the last step in your skincare routine. Experiment to see which method works best for your skin concerns. May be applied on its own or over a Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting exfoliant. May be applied over larger areas if needed. Reduce frequency of usage if irritation or flaking occurs.
RESIST Retinol Serum:
DIRECTIONS: Apply in the evening after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating. Smooth a few drops onto skin before or after moisturizing. Perfect for use around the eyes. May be alternated with Paula's Choice RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum.
Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skin-Care Routine article.
How do I incorporate this trio into my skin-care routine?
If I want to target dark spots with this trio, what's the best way to do that?
Each night, after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, apply a thin layer of RESIST BHA 9 to your dark spots. Follow with RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment and then finish with RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum. Take care to keep all three targeted products on the dark spot(s). Last, apply more serum and/or moisturizer where needed, including around the eyes.
Note: Be sure to apply RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment again during the day, and keep skin protected every day with a product rated SPF 15 or greater.
If I want to target large pores, white bumps, red marks, and breakouts with this trio, what's the best way to do that?
First, be sure you're using the appropriate Paula's Choice products for this concern. Two examples would be Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner and RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator.
For large pores, each night after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, apply a thin layer of BHA 9 to affected areas. Finish with a thin layer of RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment and RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum (feel free to apply these latter products all over your face and neck).
For white bumps, breakouts, and blackheads, each night after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating apply a thin layer of RESIST BHA 9 to affected areas. Finish with a thin layer of RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment and RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum (feel free to apply these latter products all over your face and neck). For stubborn bumps, try applying an extra layer of BHA 9 as needed.
For red marks from acne, each night after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating apply a thin layer of RESIST BHA 9 directly to red marks. Finish with a thin layer of RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment and RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum (feel free to apply these latter products all over your face and neck).
I keep depressing the pump, but no product is coming out.
This product is packaged in an airless pump dispenser which utilizes a vacuum system to dispense and keep the contents fresh. Airless packaging helps to keep air and contaminates out of the product, which enhances the formula's stability and effectiveness.
When using your product for the first time, you may need to “prime” the dispenser. To prime, simply pump the dispenser slowly about 10-15 times. If the dispenser stops working at any time, simply repeat the "priming" step. Do not attempt to dismantle the package.