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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Sensitive skin and acne prone
About Me Beauty Conscious, Budget Shopper
Comments about RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment - 0.5 oz:
I received a sample size of this product and I do feel like it works. It seems to be fading my acne marks that are still on the pink side (my acne lingers and can be stubborn to fade post marks). I don't know how effective this would be on darker marks. I am definitely using less concealer and foundation though the price point seems slightly high for a half ounce of product. I am also a budget shopper so that's just my opinion. If you have any freshly broken skin it does burn momentarily, but that doesn't bother me. Also I can't confirm any change in wrinkles, I don't really have any except for a significant expression line on my forehead and fine lines under my eyes (which this product cannot be used on eyes). I feel like if your main concern is wrinkles a retinol cream would be a better choice. OVERALL I think this product is great for lighter acne marks, a bit expensive, and underrated. I am considering purchasing the full size.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Didn't do anything for me
from Toronto, ON
Saw no brightening or lightening of spots. Would recommend other PC products in place of this.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great for spot treatment
from Winters, ca
About Me Beauty Expert
Love using this on my crows feet and specific areas. This is kind of a strange consistency but I would say as long as you aren't planning on putting this all over you will love it. Remember to pat not smear this. I really notice a difference when I use it on my wrinkles. I tried using this to brighten a dark spot and it worked well after a week or so.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I so wanted to love this....
from Midland, Ontario
About Me Beauty Conscious
...but sadly it burned like lava on my skin. Ouch! I will be returning.
Service and delivery comments:
Everything about this order was fine except for the product itself.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
works on acne...who knew?
By Catherine Hogue
from Dallas, Texas
I'm 47 with dry skin that still breaks out occasionally (nose/t-zone) area. I've used the full suite of Paula products for about 10 years and while I occasionally dabble in another line, I'm loyal to the results I've experienced. I received a sample tube of this and tried it out on a couple of little acne scars. No change to the scar tissue itself but over several weeks redness faded. I used a little on a pimple that popped up on my nose overnight and was suprised that it flattened and then disappeared the same day. Since then I've used this as a go to product on little breakouts and it is very effective.
Quick delivery, as always.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Magical. Like a gift from my Fairy Godmother
from Rockville, MD
About Me Minimalist
I've had frustrating, oily, blemish-prone skin since my early teens and nothing has ever fixed it. Doctors, Dermatologists, $100 a bottle exfoliants, etc., until I ordered a full routine's worth of products from Paula's Choice, I've never felt that I didn't have terrible skin. After two months my skin tone is much more even, I'm not having breakouts, my face doesn't feel gross and oily AND the damaged collagen on my nose (that "dent" in your skin that lingers after a pimple is gone, which drove me INSANE) is barely visible. From the reading I've done, I think the Vitamin C treatment had a lot to do with that, but more than anything I just want to suggest doing your whole routine with Paula's Choice. I use the Oil-Reducing Cleanser, 2% BHA Exfoliant, this treatment and Invisible Finish Moisture Gel. I'm about to order more of this, some toner and something with SPF. Thanks PC, you're the best!!
Timely delivery, nothing damaged and had all these free samples!
work for postacne marks
from Dallas, TX
I didn't noticed any difference in my brown spots, but it helps with fresh acne marks. I'm very fair skin person and every occasional spot leaves behind a very red mark, no matter it was pop out or not. This stuff cut the recovery time to two-three weeks, when before it was taking month to disappear. I apply it every evening on the marks as my last step in routine.
worked for me!
I really liked this product, not sure why everyone says it dries pasty or whatever. You dab it on but make sure its absorbed into the skin. Dont leave excess on your skin. I had a few acne scars on my face, and after applying it twice daily on my skin for 2 weeks I noticed it visibly lightened. After 2-3 months, it disappeared. I later combined this with bha 9 and vitamin c boost but honestly this is the product that i used daily. Also, make sure if you apply it during the day to use sunscreen with a strong spf as vitamin c will make your skin more sensitive to the sun. No sunscreen means your skin may get worse. I honestly love this product and cant rave enough about it to friends and family. My aunt who noticed my improved skin has even remarked on it and now is ordering one too.
(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
I Wanted it to Work
from Boston, MA
I have been using this treatment for over three month every other night as dark spot treatment. I have a few dark sun spots on my cheekbones and under one eye. This product has not improved their appearance at all. As other reviewers mentioned it is chalky and sometimes doesn't play well with other products - it curdles/clumps. Please note that in addition to this I also use resist serum and brightening treatment. Alas, my spots are here to stay, and my money's been wasted yet again. General thoughts:After trying a lot of Paula's products (treatments and oily/combo stuff ) I have decided to stick only with Resist and try nothing else, because it really really works for my skin, which is normal/oily in the summer and spring and normal/dry in the winter.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
By Savvy Cat
from Northern CA
Works beautifully on my rosacea. I don't want to be without this amazing product. It has been a miracle for me.