Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

Buzz off, brown spots. Run along, wrinkles. Spread a few drops of this silky super antioxidant serum on your face for skin that looks younger than ever.
Item #: 764
  • Anti-Aging, Brown Spots, Extra Sensitive Skin, Wrinkles
  • For All Skin Types
  • Vitamin C firms, brightens, and stimulates collagen production

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Customer Ratings:

84 out of 100
(Based on 303 Reviews)
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  1. Sherilyn M.
    Reviewed on Monday, August 18, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Great but gave me blackheads after one week
    • Have been using the resist line along with the 1% retinol sample for a week & love all of it but woke up with blackheads on the sides of my nose today & have never had blackheads in my life. I think the serum is too thick. It is the consistency of syrup & takes a long time to sink into the skin. I also noticed that even the slightest exertion caused my nose to perspire so even when the serum dried it was more like a coating over my skin. Other than that seemed great just not for me....

  2. MICHELLE H.
    Reviewed on Friday, August 08, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Unexpected other use
    • I was holidaying on a tiny island, and I got a wicked sunburn on the tops of my knees from sitting in a boat all day. The one pharmacy was closed, and I was in so much pain I was desperate to put SOMETHING on the burn, and since this serum is super soothing I tried a bit first to make sure it wouldn't sting, and then liberally coated both my knees. Within five minutes, by the time it had all absorbed, the pain had abated and the swelling was going down. By the morning, it didn't hurt at all!

  3. Emily B.
    Reviewed on Thursday, August 07, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Great product
    • I've always been a fan of serums - they just feel like they are doing good. This one is no exception. The texture is similar to straight Vitamin E, so a little goes a long way. It blends perfectly under my makeup in the morning and absorbs beautifully at night. My skin LOOKS more hydrated and firm. The furrow between my brows is less noticeable after using this awesome product.

  4. Siu Y.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, August 06, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Super oily
    • It's a big no no for who has oily skin. I used twice and acnes start to appear on my face, which is a problem I thought being away from me since long time ago. I just don't understand why it's labeled as for all skin types rather than for dry skin.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, August 11, 2014

    Thanks for your review! Formula-wise, this is a concentrated product, so a little goes a long way. Many people apply too much at once, resulting in an oily feel. You may prefer our Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate. Please contact us to arrange for an exchange!

    —Admin
  5. pam
    Reviewed on Thursday, July 24, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    great product
    • i have been using this since it first came out. i have not found any other serum either by Paula or other makers that is better so i have always come back to this. & i stock it up on sale. it takes a while to absorb but it leaves the skin smooth yet not greasy (then why only 4 stars? i wish it did not have soy oil tho as > 90% is GMO but it is pretty far @ the end so i just tolerate it)

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Thanks for your review! Great opportunity to let you know that the soybean oil in this serum is non-GMO!

    —Admin
  6. Raquel, P
    Reviewed on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Amazing!!
    • This stuff is amazing!! It has great ingredients and does not make my super acne prone skin breakout....this along with other resist products has cleared up my acne. I'm so glad I finally found products that are both anti aging and good for acne prone skin. :)

  7. Ruth Ann C.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Bad for my skin!
    • I really wanted this, I had high hopes because of all the skin problem busting anti-oxidants, many more antioxidants than the lighter version. So many great reviews from people with oily skin that said it had a matte finish, felt like there was nothing on, and left skin feeling silky. I could not believe this product when I first tried it. It was so heavy and thick as syrup. I put it on and waited for the tacky sticky feeling to go away. It did not. Broke me out, under my eyes too. Wasted money.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, July 14, 2014

    Thanks for your review! We're sorry this serum made you unhappy. As it's a concentrated formula, you want to be sure to apply a thin layer (lots of people overdo it at first because they're excited to try it). Please contact us to discuss a refund or exchange. You may prefer our Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate or the Skin Balancing serum.

    —Admin
  8. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Friday, July 04, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    One of the best serums ever
    • I LOVE this serum. I see a difference (less inflammation/redness, brighter skin) with this within an hour. The texture of it is thick so I've stuck to using it at night, and wake up with amazingly even-toned skin. It feels nourishing- great for dry skin. When my skin is more dehydrated and I need more moisture, I wait a while for it to soak in before putting on a moisturizer. Will repurchase forever.

  9. Nona
    Reviewed on Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    a hybrid serum
    • I just started using the serum. I have been using Resist weightless serum and Vitamin C-I love both products. Weightless serum absorbs instantaneously and is completely weightless. Vitamin C gives my skin a soft glow. This serum is a combination of both! It has an oily feel - I was disappointed and decided to return it. But! The oily sheen disappeared within a couple of minutes leaving my skin totally matte and soft. A few hours later, it is not oily and feels hydrated.

  10. Anastacia R.
    Reviewed on Friday, June 27, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    I'm in Love!
    • I love, love, love this product! It makes my skin feel silky and looks glowing. I could not be happier.

  11. Stan
    Reviewed on Friday, June 27, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Not what I expected
    • I was hoping for a daily serum to wear under my SPF but the consistency of this is the same as vitamin E. It is perfect at night though and this does absorb very well. I'm excited to use the ultra light and skin balancing serums during the day and this at night. My skin is glowing after using this with 2% bha resist pore refining

  12. Stan
    Reviewed on Friday, June 27, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Not what I expected
    • I was hoping for a daily serum to wear under my SPF but the consistency of this is the same as vitamin E. It is perfect at night though and this does absorb very well. I'm excited to use the ultra light and skin balancing serums during the day and this at night. My skin is glowing after using this with 2% bha resist pore refining

  13. ALYSSA
    Reviewed on Monday, June 23, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    My new favorite serum
    • I have been using a drugstore brand serum for years that has been highly rated by Paula. I decided to give her Resist Super Antioxidant a try and I truly love it. It is thicker than any other I've used, but it feels absolutely fantastic on my skin and more moisturizing than the one I'd been using. I can't say for sure that it has lightened any spots, but after years of reading her reviews and informative writings, I trust her products and will give it time. Will definitely order again.

  14. Pamela J.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Not sure if it worked or not
    • I used this daily and am really not sure if it helped my skin or not. The texture was a bit too heavy for my taste, so I'm switching to the lighter weight serum on my next shopping spree.

  15. Nona
    Reviewed on Monday, June 16, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Truly weightless
    • I have a sensitive, combination oily skin prone to cystic acne. Most serums I have used before were either too heavy and did not absorb well or caused breakouts. I love this product. It is weightless, absorbs practically instantaneously, can be worn under several products (I put it under my Cera Ve PM moisturizer, and then apply Resist 30 SPF and maybe a touch of light foundation). I use it with BHA and sometimes target eye area specifically because it's non-irritating. Thank you for the produc

  16. Victoria K
    Reviewed on Monday, June 09, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Great for eyes
    • Although it is a bit too heavy for my face (I think it might have broken me out! it's really nice for the undereye area. I use this as an eye serum underneath eye cream. Feels really nice and smooth, perfect for a concealer primer! I might need to switch to a lighter version for my face though.

  17. Viktoria M.
    Reviewed on Sunday, June 01, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Absoultely Amazing!!!! Must have!
    • Simply stated, its amazing! I have tried many different products and this is superior to all of the rest! Evens out skin tone, makes skin baby soft, and adds a beautiful glow! I love it and am so glad I purchased it!

  18. FXR
    Reviewed on Thursday, May 29, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    All time favorite!!!
    • I first came across Paulas Choice, 10 years ago, while I was in my early 30s. With the first signs of aging, I started researching products and ingredients and came across PCs Super Antiox Serum. The quality and quantity of ingredients, couldn't be beat then, and still can't be beat today. She now has many other great serums which I alternate, but always have the antiox serum on hand. Packaging and pricing has changed over the years, but this still remains, a great bang for your buck!!!

  19. Brian N.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Brightened up my eyes
    • I've been using this for a little over a week (mainly around my eyes) and I definitely see a difference. My dark circles have brightened up and my eyes generally look less haggard. The serum is scentless and has a gel-like consistency so it's easy to apply to your face. Hope to maintain these results!

  20. Kate
    Reviewed on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love it- wish I found it years ago
    • I love this serum, I use it in combination with the C-15 super boost and the wrinkles under my eyes are slowly fading away after a months use. That's remarkable to me because I've desperately bought anything that even ses it will reduce under eye wrinkles over the years regardless of the price tag and nothing has worked, literally nothing. If anything I think most of the retinal's on the market such as Roc contributed to making my under-eye wrinkles even worse! Thank you PC!

  21. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Friday, May 16, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Caused breakouts.
    • Unfortunately, this product caused acne. I use the CLEAR line and added this product in hopes of tackling early signs of aging. Perhaps these products were not meant to be combined but, I have stopped using this serum as it caused clogged pores, breakouts and difficult to heal acne spots on my face.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    Hi there! Thank you for sharing your experience, and we're sorry the RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentate Serum didn't work for you. However, we should note that this formula is best for normal to dry skin. If you have combination to oily and acne-prone skin, you would be better suited to try the RESIST Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum, which is specifically formulated for that skin type + concerns.  Please contact our Customer Care Team for assistance with a refund or exchange.

    —Admin
  22. Genevieve D.
    Reviewed on Thursday, May 15, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Brightens my skin!
    • Have used the RESIST serum religiously for a week and already noticed a significant brightening and smoothing of my skin. My cheeks look rosier and my blush and powder goes on smoother--no caking. I also see a reduction in the size of my pores and noticed the fading of those pesky brown spots (I'm Asian in my mid-30s, and brown spots/sun spots are a constant bane). I also appreciate all the info PC provides for its products. It's the most informed skincare choice I've made.

  23. TC
    Reviewed on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Nice texture
    • This product is the perfect texture. It goes on nicely and gives my skin beneficial ingredients. Its not to heavy for my oily skin.

  24. Hope D.
    Reviewed on Saturday, March 29, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    The Super of Resist Super Antioxidant Serum
    • From the second application of this product I noticed a significant change in the texture of my skin. It felt softer. It looked healthier and over the course of about 2-3 weeks, I noticed that the wrinkle over my lip from having been a smoker for many years almost disappeared. After about a month of use, the deep set wrinkle between my eyes has softened. I am over 50, prone to cystic acne and this has not caused me any problems. Looks thick, but doesn't feel thick.

  25. Kim V
    Reviewed on Friday, March 21, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Nice under makeup
    • Love how silky this serum is- goes on under my makeup after using BHA toner or 2% BHA liquid, feels soothing and my foundation goes on smoothly. I will switch over to to the Super-Light Daily Defense SPF30 as the weather warms and I'm out in the sun more. I really feel like the combination of PC products I'm using is evening out my skin tone, improving texture and keeping me clear.

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What makes this product unique?
Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum utilizes an innovative blend of ingredients that research has proven aging skin needs to look younger and feel its healthy best. Stabilized Vitamin C plus potent antioxidants in a silky base join ingredients that repair damaged cells and rebuild skin's protective barrier so it functions optimally. This state-of-the-art serum efficiently addresses multiple issues that cause skin to look wrinkled while reducing inflammation and the visible effects of sun damage.

This product is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free.

Who is this product for?
Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum works great on all skin types concerned with reducing signs of aging. It is especially suitable for normal to dry or combination skin types.

Sources to support the claims made for Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

Cell Biology and Toxicology, March 2009, Epublication; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, September 2007, pages 183–188; Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, pages 314-321; Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, September 2006, pages 453–457; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2006, pages 30–38; Toxicology, January 2006, pages 213-220; Cutis, December 2005, Supplemental, pages 7–12; International Journal of Toxicology, volume 24, supplement 2, 2005, pages 51-111; Biofactors, November 2005, pages 179–185; International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, July-September 2005, pages 497-502; Experimental Dermatology, September 2005, pages 684-691; and June 2003, pages 237-244; Dermatologic Surgery, July 2005, pages 814-817; International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, July 2005, pages 116-119; American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, June 2005, pages 215–223; Journal of Cosmetic Science, September–October 2004, pages 473–479; International Journal of Dermatology, August 2004, pages 604-607; Biofactors, 2003, pages 289–297; Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, volume 5, issue 2m, March-April 2003, pages m145-m149; Cosmetics & Toiletries, June 2002, pages 45–50; Free Radical Research, March 2002, pages 329–340; Free Radical Biology and Medicine, February 2001, pages 393–402; International Journal of Pharmaceutics, April 10, 2000, pages 39–47; Anticancer Research, September–October 1999, pages 3769–3774; and Nutrition and Cancer, February 1998, pages 81–85; and Biochemical Pharmacology, August 1996, pages 627–633.

Key Ingredients: glutathione, epigallocatechin gallate, coenzyme Q10, turmeric, skin-repairing ingredients, thioctic acid, ceramide 3, soy extract, Arctostaphylos uva ursi leaf, ferulic acid, cell-communicating ingredients, tocotrienols, beta-glucan, glycerin, vitamin C, tocopherol, Curcuma longa root, ergothioneine, xanthophyll, vitamin E, palm oil, superoxide dismutase, ubiquinone, palmitoyl tripeptide-5, antioxidant, caffeic acid

Product Ingredients:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone (silicone slip agents/suspending agents), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (stabilized vitamin C/antioxidant), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 (cell-communicating ingredient), Ceramide 3 (skin-repairing ingredient), Tocotrienols, Tocopherols (vitamin E/antioxidants), Ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10/antioxidant), Thioctic Acid (alpha lipoic acid/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (stabilized vitamin C/antioxidant), Ferulic Acid, Caffeic Acid (antioxidants), Beta-Glucan (anti-irritant), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant), ), Epigallocatechin Gallate (green tea-derived antioxidant), Ergothioneine (mushroom-derived antioxidant), Glutathione (fruit-derived antioxidant), Xanthophyll (antioxidant pigment), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient), Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract (anti-inflammatory agent), Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract (antioxidants), Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil (emollient), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

DIRECTIONS: At night, smooth a few drops onto skin after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating. May be applied under or over moisturizer. May be worn under makeup and applied around the eyes. May be used twice per day if desired.

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.

Which Paula's Choice serum should I use?

All skin types can use any of our serum and each provides multiple anti-aging benefits, but there are some formulary distinctions that make certain Paula's Choice serums preferred for specific skin types. Here's how they break down:

  • Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum and Resist Intensive Wrinkle Repair Retinol Serum can be used by all skin types, including sensitive skin. The Resist Intensive Wrinkle Repair Serum contains the highest amount of retinol.
  • Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum is best for normal to very dry skin because it contains plant oils.
  • Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum is best for normal to oily or combination or breakout-prone skin because it has the lightest texture and weightless finish.
  • Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum is one of two Paula’s Choice serums that does not contain retinol. It's the natural choice for anyone whose skin cannot tolerate retinol.
  • Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum has the lightest texture of all the Resist serums and is our only water-based (rather than silicone-based) serum. It does not contain retinol, so is recommended for those whose skin cannot tolerate this ingredient (or it may be used with one of our retinol serums).

At what point after my laser and/or peel procedure can I begin using my serum again?

First, we urge you to follow the post-procedure instructions your doctor or nurse provided. If nothing was mentioned about when to resume use of a serum, please contact the doctor's office where you had the procedure done. Otherwise, our general advice is to begin using your serum again as soon as possible. All of our serums contain skin-repairing, anti-inflammatory, and replenishing ingredients that calm reddened skin and help enhance the healing process. Make sure you're also protecting your "new" skin every day with a product rated SPF 15 or greater.

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