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Comments about RESIST Skin Brightening Treatment - 1 oz:
I have been using this product for a few years and I love it. I use it once daily under my makeup. I took a break from it once and my skin looked dull, the dark circles appeared darker. It really works for me and gives a glow to my skin. Thumbs up!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Gave me a serious reaction
About Me Beauty Conscious
I have pretty sensitive skin, but usually have really good results with Paula's products. This product I had ordered as a sample to try, and immediately after applying it my skin started turning red all over with intense burning. I washed it off and it stopped. Just as a reference, I've only ever had issues with the AHA and BHA products drying my skin out too much and slightly irritating it long term, but I've never had a reaction this bad from any other Paula's product. Lesson learned. Always test a small spot first.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Want to love this, but don't
from Houston, TX
About Me Minimalist
I wanted to love this product, but it burns when I put it on and makes me get redder. Those effects, do diminish, but it discourages me from using the product.I would love any suggestions for a substitute for my dry/combo skin that is pretty sensitive.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Works for me!
By Lynn L.
from Irvine, CA
I've been using this product for 8 months and it really does even out my skin tone. It's not a dramatic difference but I can tell that my skin looks duller if I don't use it regularly. For me, it will not completely fade my dark spots but only lighten them slightly. I have yet to find a product that fades dark spots. I have very acne prone combination skin and this is the only lightweight serum I have found that does not break me out and I have tried many.
(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
First time I got this product as a sample, loved it. The second time I made a purchase from PC, I selected for all three of my free samples to be this product, loved it some more. This time I am back to get the full sized one. I use this every other day in my bedtime routine and I just cannot stop loving the glow. I have a very skinny face with big dark circles around my eyes and every little break out leaves discoloration. I made the first sample last me two uses and a few days later had forgotten that I used it when I noticed the glow of my face, then I realized that it was from this product. At first I did hesitate to put it on my face since it has shimmers, which tend to clog the pores, but if you keep up with your skincare routine you will be fine, I saw no downsides. I hope you ladies give it a try. Nothing ever works on me and this did, I was very excited.
(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
from Salt Lake
I haven't used this long enough to comment on its long term benefits, however I'm blown away by how it looks under makeup. The first time I used this under makeup I was shocked when I saw my skin in awful florescent light in a public bathroom. Not to hype this product but it was almost magical. The bright opalescent color of this product must be why, under makeup, my skin looked perfected. The other reason is, I have shiny, oily skin, and so I can use this product as a moisturizer on its own, and because it's so light, my skin stays matte for much, much longer when using under makeup. Matte but still glowing in a non oily way. Under makeup and when I use alone, hours pass by and my skin never looks overly oily with this product. It's sorta nuts! I've bought loads of samples of this to make sure it doesn't break me out, and I'm almost sure it does not! You've gotta try this alone for a makeup primer, and see if you have the same experience! And for those with oily skin, try it as a moisturizer. After the Skin Balancing Moisture Gel formula was changed in late 2015 and began irritating my skin for whatever reason (so sad about that still), I've been desperate and failing to find anything that kept my skin calm and not overly oily, and nothing has come close apart from this product. I tried the Skin Balancing Toner as a moisturizer for some time and after awhile couldn't believe how it felt so greasy on my skin especially as the day went on; it definitely didn't keep my skin matte under makeup. I'm hoping I continue to have success with this product as a moisturizer and makeup primer. Try samples, at the very least! I love how it glides onto my skin after I wash my face; I put it on right after while my skin is still wet, maybe something about that is why it works for me.
(6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
not working for me
from TX houston
i use this as soon it arrive and the result is not there , i even tried to stop for a while to make it effective as i observe my self to stop once in while on products so that its effective won't fade and went to use it again but over time its still not working.
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.
(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Burned my skin!
from Tucson, az
Thank god I got this as a sample the second I put this on my face it burned and the area I applied it to turned red! I knew I should have done a spot test first but normally Paula's choice products don't do that to me. If you have really sensitive skin like me I suggest getting a sample or skipping it. I can tolerate hydroquinone but I use it as a spot treatment. I got this sample hoping I could use it all over my face. Just as a reference I am allergic to chemical sunscreens and bismuth oxychloride.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Didn't work at all
By micellar water
from LA, CA
About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist
I used this alone and with the Resist C15 Super Booster. I'm convinced it didn't do anything. I didn't see an improvement when I used it by itself and the very slight improvement I saw with when I used it with the booster was probably solely due to the booster. It has finely-milled pearl shimmer which causes the instant-lifting effect. If you want a subtle glow, it'd be good for that. At least it has a nice texture and it didn't break me out.
By Obsessive researcher
from Chicago, IL
I used a sample of this brightener a few nights ago and unfortunately woke up with two new blemishes. I think it might be the mica, as I use a serum from PC with many of the same ingredients with no problems, and I have had trouble with "illuminating" products containing mica in the past. I have 40 year-old, very sensitive skin with mild rosacea.