What makes this product unique?
Resist C15 Super Booster is a concentrated blend of 15% stabilized vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), antioxidant vitamin E, ferulic acid, and peptides. Resist Pure Radiance is a technologically-advanced brightening formula that contains a proprietary complex of proven vitamin- and plant-based ingredients.
When used together, this power couple supercharges your anti-aging routine. They repair visible signs of aging and stimulate collagen production for smoother, brighter, and more radiant skin. Continued use, coupled with daily application of sunscreen, will prevent discolorations from coming back and keep new discolorations from appearing.
These products are 100% fragrance- and colorant-free.
Who is this product for?
Resist C15 Super Booster and Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment are targeted treatments for all skin types, including those prone to blemishes. It's specially formulated for anyone struggling with brown spots, uneven skin tone, and a dull complexion.
SOURCES TO SUPPORT THE CLAIMS MADE FOR RESIST C15 SUPER BOOSTER
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, January 2013, pages 579–584; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, December 2012, pages 310–317; Journal of Dermatological Science, June 2012, pages 216–220; Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, January 2012, pages 51–56; AAPS PharmSciTech, June 2011, pages 514–520; Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, July 2011, pages 905–919; Archives of Pharmacal Research, May 2011, pages 811–820; American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, April 2011, pages 87–99; European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, May 2009, pages 232–238; and Archives of Otolaryngology, October 1999, pages 1,091–1,098.
SOURCES TO SUPPORT THE CLAIMS MADE FOR RESIST PURE RADIANCE SKIN BRIGHTENING TREATMENT
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.
Resist C15 Super Booster:
Water, Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C/antioxidant), Ethoxydiglycol (slip agent/penetration enhancer), PPG-26 Buteth-26 (emulsifier), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (thickener), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Ferulic Acid (antioxidant), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredient), Acetyl Octapeptide-3 (cell-communicating ingredient), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Panthenol (skin conditioning agent), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer/antioxidant), Triethanolamine (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment:
Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone slip agents), Dimethicone (silicone slip agents), Acetyl Glucosamine (skin-repairing ingredient/melanin inhibitor), Niacinamide (cell-communicating ingredient/melanin inhibitor, Butylene Glycol (slip agents), Silica (slip agents), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Phenyl Trimethicone (silicone slip agent), PEG-10 Dimethicone (silicone thickener), Bis-Phenylpropyl Dimethicone (silicone skin conditioning agent), Pentylene Glycol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (stabilized vitamin C/antioxidant), Morus Alba (White Mulberry) Root Extract (antioxidant plant extracts/melanin inhibitors), Morus Bombycis (Chinese Mulberry) Root Extract (antioxidant plant extracts/melanin inhibitors), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (antioxidant plant extracts/melanin inhibitors), Ceramide NP (skin-repairing ingredients), Ceramide AP (skin-repairing ingredients), Ceramide EOP (skin-repairing ingredients), Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract (antioxidant/anti-inflammatory plant extracts), Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract (antioxidant/anti-inflammatory plant extracts), Phytosphingosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredients), Cholesterol (skin-repairing ingredients), Panthenol (skin-conditioning agent), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Bisabolol (anti-irritant), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (silicone thickener), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (emulsifiers), Polysorbate 40 (emulsifiers), Polysorbate 80 (emulsifiers), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer (film-forming agent), Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer (polymer), Carbomer (gel-based thickener), Isohexadecane (dry-finish solvent), Hexylene Glycol (solvent), Polymethyl Methacrylate (film-forming agent), Mica (mineral pigments), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891 (mineral pigments), Disodium EDTA(chelating agent), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
DIRECTIONS: Apply once or twice daily after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating. Dispense 2–3 drops of the Resist C15 Super Booster with a pea-sized amount of Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment, combine and smooth onto skin. Follow with moisturizer where needed.
If applied in the morning, it is essential that you protect your skin with a sunscreen rated SPF 25 or greater. May be applied around the undereye area.
Store Resist C15 Super Booster in a cool, dark place, below 25°C (75°F). Keep out of direct light.
Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.
How quickly will I see results?
Your skin will take on a more luminous, smoother look instantly. With daily use, you can expect to see an improvement in uneven skin tone and brown spots within weeks. As with any product meant to improve discolorations, daily use of a sunscreen rated SPF 25 or greater is essential to achieve optimal results. Ongoing use is necessary to maintain results and keep new discolorations from forming.
Is it OK to mix the Resist C15 Super Booster and the Resist Pure Radiance Brightening Treatment with my sunscreen?
No, you should never mix any skincare product with a sunscreen because it will dilute the sunscreen, making it less effective. For best results, mix Resist C15 Super Booster with the Resist Pure Radiance Brightening Treatment each morning and follow with your daytime moisturizer with sunscreen. In any daytime skincare routine, sunscreen should always be the last product applied.
Is the Resist C15 Super Booster and Resist Pure Radiance Brightening Treatment duo suitable for breakout-prone skin?
Yes! The vitamin C in the Resist C15 Super Booster plus antioxidants and repairing ingredients in both products work to reduce the inflammation and redness from acne, as well as encourage healing of red marks from past breakouts.
Is the Resist C15 Super Booster and Resist Pure Radiance Brightening Treatment duo suitable for rosacea-affected skin?
Maybe. The concern is the amount of vitamin C in the Resist C15 Super Booster, which can be too potent for some cases of rosacea. We suggest sampling this product to see how your skin responds. Generally speaking, though, vitamin C’s anti-inflammatory action on skin can be helpful for rosacea.
Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment should be effective and suitable for someone with rosacea. However, those with rosacea always need to be careful about any skincare product they use because even the gentlest formulas may cause a reaction.
Is Resist C15 Super Booster and Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment duo safe for all ethnicities?
Yes. Both are safe and provide brightening benefits for skin of any color or ethnic background.
My skin tends to be sensitive to vitamin C but I still want to use the Resist C15 Super Booster. Will applying this product a few times per week still be beneficial?
Yes. Although once- or twice-daily application is recommended, you will absolutely still see benefits from Resist C15 Super Booster if it’s applied less often. As with any skincare product, you should pay attention to how your skin responds and adjust usage (or products) accordingly.
I received my C15 and the internal air restrictor isn’t in the bottle—it’s on the dropper. How do I insert it?
The internal air restrictor, as you noticed, is now packaged separately to reduce the likelihood of the bottle leaking during transit. There are two ways to insert it into your C15, and both are easy!
Remove the seal from your C15, insert the dropper (do not remove the air restrictor from the glass stem) and screw the dropper cap closed. The cap will appear to tilt unevenly, but keep screwing it down and the internal air restrictor will snap into place. All done!
Remove the seal from your C15, and then pull the air restrictor off of the glass stem of the dropper. Push the pointed end of the air restrictor into the open C15 bottle, applying pressure until it snaps into place.
We also have a handy “How-to” video on our YouTube channel
that provides visuals on both of the above options. Once the air restrictor is secure, it will not come loose or fall out—and now your C15 is ready for use!
Can you tell me more about the Resist C15 packaging, i.e. "packaged to minimize light and air exposure"?
A great deal of thought went into the packaging for this product. Because Resist C15 is a water-light liquid, a bottle and dropper-tip applicator were the only way to go for measuring the perfect amount per use while ensuring the product wasn't messy to dispense. To protect the potency of the formula, we selected tinted glass to prevent UV exposure and an internal restrictor to drastically reduce airflow into the bottle when the dropper is removed. In rigorous testing, these packaging safeguards were more than adequate to preserve the effectiveness of the Resist C15 Super Booster. For maximum potency, we advise using C15 Super Booster within three months of opening.