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Resist Ultimate Anti-Aging Trio

This dynamic trio reduces wrinkles, brightens skin, treats breakouts, and reduces pore size. My, you are looking younger. And smoother.
Item #: 486
  • Anti-Aging, Wrinkles
  • For All Skin Types
  • 3 products: Resist Pure Radiance, Resist BHA 9, Resist Retinol Serum

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Customer Ratings:

84 out of 100
(Based on 13 Reviews)
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  1. Kim C.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Bright spot for dark spots ;)
    • Love Paula's products but was still surprised how quickly and wonderfully her dark spot corrector faded mine! I've since added your brightening product and Vitamin C serum and with a touch of concealer I almost have the skin of my youth! I'm 53 and have been pleasantly surprised by people stopping to tell me how pretty I look. Thank you Paula!

  2. Carol B.
    Reviewed on Saturday, December 07, 2013
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    • I really didn't expect a big change in my face, but I was pleasantly surprised. I turned 53 and my age spots started coming. I had about four on my face I was trying to lighten. All four have lightened significantly. There's still one I am hoping will improve.. I must add I began using the Resist C15 super booster about a month before. The spots were lighter but really improved when I added this team. Resist BHA 9 must have hydroquinone. my pillow case turned yellow. It did wash out !

  3. nY
    Reviewed on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    2 out of 3 work nicely
    • Got this Trio about couple of months ago. I like the BHA9 and the Retinol Serum, as I have tried them before. But the Skin Brightener didn't have any lightening or brightening effect on my medium-tan skintone. It may have made it look a bit illuminating, but that could be the other products, too. My dark spots are still as dark before I used this brightener. I will likely buy the other 2 again, separately. I will skip the Skin Brightener.

  4. fenny l.
    Reviewed on Sunday, September 15, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    AH-MAZING !!!
    • I cant rave enough about these products !! I had the WORST breakout few months ago, im 35 but had skin condition like a 17 yo girl. I religiously use all PC products for my skin type. the first time i used PC, my broken out skin went through purging since it was super clogged too but since i have faith in PC, i kept go on. Fast foward 2mths later, my skin is 90% clear, and i introduced this trio to my skin, i see futher improvement, post marks are lighter n better skin texure. Thank you Paula !

  5. Linda L.
    Reviewed on Friday, August 09, 2013
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Didn't see any difference, except breakpouts.
    • I had high hopes for this product since it promised to help with all my concerns. I saw no results, except it made me break out. Still have the imperfections only now a couple more from the breakout scars. I used it on and off to make sure this was the culprit.

  6. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Friday, May 10, 2013
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Disappointed - Did Nothing
    • These products did absolutely nothing for me. I was hoping for at least a little difference, but it was definitely a waste of time and money for me. Sorry.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Thursday, July 25, 2013
    Thank you for your review! We are very sorry to hear that these products did not work out for you. It's tricky to know why this set wasn't the best fit to treat your concerns as it may have been a combination of factors (such as how the products are being used, other products combined, the concerns you are looking to treat, etc). Please contact our Customer Care Department and they will be happy to help answer your questions as well as make alternate product recommendations or even assist with a refund or credit.
  7. Holly
    Reviewed on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Super, Fantastic, The Best!
    • I use these along with the Resist Anti-aging collection. What a great system and these products when used as told how to by the directions are super, fantastic trio! Thank you Paula!

  8. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Tuesday, April 09, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    An Anti-aging Arsenal!
    • These three products are outstanding. They are potent products that deliver results. Yes, initially you may get some flaking / redness, but with regular use (maybe not daily if you're particularly sensitive), your skin will be thanking you. These products have effectively reduced my breakouts, lightened skin tone and smoothed my 39-year-old skin. If you're 30 years plus - your skin needs these products. One last comment - these products last a long time!

  9. Laura
    Reviewed on Sunday, March 24, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    • Love these products. My sister used the Pure Radiance cream for her post-pregnancy skin (she pregnancy-mask) and it worked like perfection! For me, it's faded the dark circles under my eyes. The resist BHA 9 works wonders for old blemish marks and sub-surface white bumps. The serum is fab too! I've been using all three in conjunction with the Resist System for 3 months now and have seen a MARKED (read: HUGE) improvements in how my skin feels and looks. I rarely even bother with foundation now!

  10. JENIFER R.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love them!
    • I have used various PC products for years and definitely look much younger than many of my counterparts. I am 48 now and wanted to reaslly focus on the wrinkles around my eyes. I bought this trio after visiting a friend who is much more serious about using Paula's recommended regimine, and she looks fabulous. This trio is a great addition to my skin care routine. Finally the crepiness around my eyes is gone! And the wrinkles around my eyes when I am not smiling are practically gone too!

  11. BOBBY L.
    Reviewed on Sunday, February 03, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    By Far Excellent Product
    • This is by far the best! I have using Paula's products for a few years. With my skin I have everything under the sun breakouts, brown spots, and I was looking for anti-aging. I used this and no lie in one night the redness of my pimples were gone the next morning. My skin feels wonderful! I am hooked!

    Reviewed on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Great Trio
    • The quality and price for these 3 products are better than you can find anywhere else. I have had better results using these 3 products than I could have ever imagined. The product that stands out for me though is the RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment. This has help lighten my undereye circles which I though were hopeless and my brown spots. This has worked better for me than the products with hydroquinone. Way to go Paula and her team !!!

  13. Kat
    Reviewed on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Excellent products
    • These are 3 products that you will not regret buying. I have dry, sensitive acne-prone skin, and while I do experience the occasional peeling from BHA9, it truly does a great job at keeping my acne under control. The retinol serum doesn't irritate my skin at all and feels great. I have never come across a skin-lightening cream that works better than the pure radiance cream, and I have tried many. In a week my acne scars are SIGNIFICANTLY lighter, almost gone (the brown scars, not the red ones). I really feel like I need thee 3 products in combination to battle my skin issues. Great job paula.

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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:

  1. Unclog pores with the first use
  2. Diminish white bumps
  3. Decrease pore size
  4. Refine and smooth skin's texture
  5. Minimize sebaceous hyperplasia
  6. Smooth and soften dry, rough patches
  7. Help balance oily skin
  8. Fade red marks from breakouts
  9. 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.

Key Ingredients: squalane, sea whip extract, ceramide AP, salicylic acid, licorice extract, Vitis vinifera, caprylic/capric triglyceride, ceramide EOP, acetyl glucosamine, ceramide NP, 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

Product Ingredients:

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 after cleansing, toning and exfoliating. Smooth a few drops onto face, neck and eye area before moisturizing. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 25 or greater. May be alternated with a Paula’s Choice serum that does not contain retinol.

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 do I incorporate this trio into my skincare routine?

It depends on the routine you're following and what concerns you're addressing. See our examples below!

Generally speaking, if you add this trio you should only apply all three products at the same time in the evening. We do not recommend applying Resist BHA 9 during the day due to its texture (it's not that compatible with makeup) and we also advise applying Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum at night. Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment may be applied morning and/or evening.

Sample anti-aging skincare routine incorporating the Resist Ultimate Anti-Aging Trio:


  1. Cleanse with Resist Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser
  2. Tone with Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner
  3. Exfoliate with Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment
  4. Brighten/lighten with Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment
  5. Treat with Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
  6. Protect with Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25


  1. Cleanse with Resist Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser
  2. Tone with Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner
  3. Exfoliate with Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment
  4. Brighten/lighten with Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment
  5. Treat with Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum
  6. Moisturizer with Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream
  7. Spot-apply Resist BHA 9 where needed (Note: it is also OK to apply BHA 9 where needed after cleansing and toning. Follow with the rest of your 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.

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