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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
My only holy grail skincare product
By The Doctor
from San Diego, CA
About Me Beauty Expert
Comments about RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA - 1.7 oz:
I have fallen in love with this product, and I am a merciless skincare junkie who has gone through dozens of products. This one is absolutely perfect for my skin (41 year old male; slightly dry but with some oil, mainly on my nose; just starting to show signs of aging). It provides just the right amount of exfoliation (you can feel a gentle tingle; I hate weak exfoliators) and makes my skin smooth, even-toned, with a healthy glow, and best of all I am convinced that it firms my skin with repeated use (perhaps due to increasing collagen). It is lightweight, soaks into skin beautifully, has a pleasant light natural scent that disappears, and is not greasy at all. I will often follow it with a light moisturizer. Paula's Choice was out of stock for this product for months and I was freaking out that it was never coming back. You guys should NEVER stop making this!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)
Great daily AHA treatment
from Los Angles, CA
About Me Minimalist
I have an olive complexion with some sensitivity, and normal-oily combination skin that can get very greasy in the T-zone. I was fairly convinced that BHA was needed to clear out my clogged pores, and have been trying all the PC BHA exfoliants to find the right one for me. While I was ordering samples, I figured I would also try the AHAs to see what they were about. To my surprise and delight, AHA seems to be very effective on my skin! I have already tried (and wrote positive reviews for) the 8% and 10% AHA treatments. Over the last couple of days, I have tried Resist 5% Daily AHA, and like it very much as well.Resist 5% AHA has a pearly-brownish color with an inoffensive natural scent that reminds me of B-vitamin complex. The product spreads very easily, soaks in quickly and is non-irritating. The scent dissipates right away. It doesn't leave me greasy at all. It does dry a little bit sticky in some areas, but any lingering stickiness completely goes away if other non-sticky products (eg serum) are subsequently applied. Since it is a lower concentration, I didn't get the dramatic overnight effects I saw with the 8% and 10% products. However, Resist 5% AHA is gentle enough to be used daily, and I did see noticeable improvement in my skin texture after 2 days of using it 1x per day.Although AHA seems to be marketed towards those with dryer skin, it might be just the thing that is needed for rough patches that don't seem to respond otherwise, even if you have oily skin. It is great that PC offers samples--I probably would have overlooked this great product otherwise! I definitely would consider a full purchase of this product.
(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Love the texture
from London, ON
I use this almost every day. Light enough to use in the morning under sunscreen and makeup. I love the texture. I would give it 5 stars, except that there is always a small "chunk" of dried out product at the start of each new pump, so I feel like a little bit is getting wasted each time I apply. I have combination skin and am prone to hormonal breakouts. I find this helps keep my acne in check. Love this product.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Los Angeles, CA
About Me Beauty Conscious
I've only ever used exfoliants that you rinse off so this was a new experience. I really love how smooth it goes on and even though it feels greasy, the other products that I put on top make it feel less heavy on my face. I do notice that my face is softer and much more even toned after using this and have noticed that my dry patches of skin are gone. I now have normal skin and no dry patches.
Beat skun care product i have ever put on my face!
from Pleasant Hill IA
I use this product every morning and night on freshly washed face. I won the resist product line from #ipsy , and all of the products in this line work wonders! I mean wonders!! I'm 32 years old and have uneven and Sun damaged skin and dull skin. This product alone has changed my skins appearance to fabulous 100%! It tingles my skin slightly when I first apply it but doesn't irrate it, basicly, this stuff makes my skin look flawless. I've been using it for 5 months and bam! Perfect! ..I'm almost out! I'm waiting for restock!!!!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
GREAT RESULTS OVERNIGHT
from Peoria, AZ
Blown away already!! I used this last night as a spot treatment on my post cystic acne discoloration which had left my skin with a rough surface. PC staff (by chat) has been educating me on the benefits of BHA's & AHA's so I bought the New Calm BHA 1% (I have not received in the mail yet) then they were so kind to send me samples of the AHA 5% because I was afraid since I have extremely sensitive skin & also because of the reviews here where people have had experienced irritation. So last night I figured I'll spot treat it on vs applying all over my face just in case it causes me any irritation. I woke up this morning & that spot was much softer & I ended up spot treating it again & when about my morning skincare routine. I don't know if it will give me irritation at all in the next few week or not but so far I am blown away. Texture-wise, it is a thicker liquid and the finish is tacky (not greasy at all) & my serum layered well on top of it. I'm not a huge fan of the finish but because it's proven to be effective so far, then I'm willing to overlook that.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Genius in a can
I would take a bullet for this stuff. It leaves my skin so soft and clear, not just in the longterm, but right away. All the Paula's Choice AHA products have had a magical effect on my cheekbone/jawline acne, but this is the best. It brightens, it evens, it clears, it disappears immediately into my skin, it doesn't irritate at all despite how powerful it appears to be, and it doesn't create any pilling when I put tinted moisturizer over it. Lifesaver.
(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Love it - wish it had higher AHA concentration
I absolutely love this AHA lotion. It's soaks in immediately, leaving my skin feeling smooth, silky, and hydrated.I use it at night and in the morning under my moisturizer and makeup - it doesn't cause any problem with the makeup.I just wish Paula would make it with enough AHA in it to be truly effective (even Paula says you need more than 5% AHA for a lotion to be effective!).
(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
A good starter AHA but not my favorite.
from Boston, MA
I used this product to replace the Olay Regenerist Night Serum AHA that was discontinued. I did notice a gradual improvement in my skin tone after months of using this treatment, but when it ran out I decided to purchase the 8% AHA Gel instead and I LOVE the gel.My biggest frustration with this treatment is that it's a completely opaque bottle that didpenses product via a vacuum pump. You can't in any way see how much product is left in the bottle, and you can't shake the bottle to get a feel for how full it is. This frustrated me because I had no idea when I was going to run out and I did, in fact, completely run out by surprise one day. I would prefer a different bottle so I could see how much I had left!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Beautiful bright skin!
from New York, NY
I have dry, sensitive skin and use this daily before my night time moisturizer to help brighten my skin and exfoliant off the dry parts. It works beautifully and doesn't make my skin red or irritated at all. BHA is too drying on my face and the AHA works so well, I'm very happy with this. And it smells nice! This has replaced some pricier brightening serums that I've tried!