Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

Anti-aging without the shine. Use this serum to normalize oily skin and fight the signs of aging. Tones down redness, too.
Item #: 774
  • Acne Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Enlarged Pores, Wrinkles
  • Combination, Oily Skin
  • Weightless, silky serum spreads easily, dries shine-free

View more product details

 
Notify me via email when this product is avaliable:

Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

Fill out the form below and select your desired product options - we will notify you when it is back in stock.

 

We respect your privacy and the information you provide will NOT be sold, shared, or disseminated in any way. Please review our Privacy & Security Policy to learn more about our commitment to your privacy.

How can we help?

Our promise to you

Customer Ratings:

91 out of 100
(Based on 215 Reviews)
Page of 9 Next »
  1. Christina E.
    Reviewed on Monday, August 25, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    My go-to serum! Fave!
    • I found that I was going a little crazy with moisture. I have combo skin that is on the dry side, so I was choosing products that were all highly moisturizing. It was overkill. So I tried this, and found it to be the perfect solution - all the benefits of using an antioxidant serum without adding another source of rich moisture. It has a light, silky feel, and absorbs quickly. My favorite serum by far!

  2. DEBORAH
    Reviewed on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Great for Extreme Combo Skin
    • Keeps my skin soft, flake-free and helps decrease pore size and oil in my T-zone. I use with the skin balancing regimen. Adds a little more moisture than the super mattifying serum so it works better for my entire face. I add a few drops of Super C, like others, to get that extra softening, clearing boost. Thanks for another awesome product!

  3. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Saturday, August 09, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Excellent serum at a friendly price
    • As a beauty and skin care junkie, it's rare for me to like something enough to repurchase. This serum is so beneficial to my skin that I just bought my second tube. It goes on smoothly and dries quickly. I found it works even better if I add 2-3 drops of Paula's vitamin C to it. I used to have red splotches on my cheeks -- nothing major, but I always needed foundation to cover it -- but after using Paula's products all I need is tinted sunscreen and I'm good to go. Love PC products!

  4. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Friday, August 08, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Wonderful addition to my regimen!
    • I have combo skin prone to breakouts (especially when products contain apparently ANY kind of oil!). This serum is the only one that appears to be oil-free & it's wonderful. I use it along with the Vit C Super Booster every am & pm. My skin is incredibly smooth, soft, nourished & healthy. It soaks right into my skin immediately, it's like vitamins for my face. I follow up w/ moisturizer bc my skin needs a bit more. As a side note - I appreciate the sample sizes, makes traveling SUPER easy!

  5. Anna K.
    Reviewed on Thursday, August 07, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    :(
    • My skin is sensitive and combination.the serum supposed to be for Acne Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Enlarged Pores, Wrinkles Combination, Oily Skin and for me it doesn't work. Actually it is exactly opposite. it gave me white heads all over my face, larger pores and oily skin. I am so disappointed.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Thursday, August 07, 2014

    Thanks for your review! We encourage you to contact us to discuss your routine, as what you described isn't something this serum could do, though it's possible you had an allergic reactoin to one or more of the ingredients.

    —Admin
  6. Zillah B.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    HOLY SERUM BATMAN!
    • Ok, I have been using this serum with the start of the new year. Needed to change it up from a prior serum I was using from Lanc*m. You know the one, Genifiqu*! All I can say, is where in the devil has this been all my life! Not only is it filled with ingredients that are wonderful for your skin, it goes on as light as WATER! I find myself now switching all my skin care to PC. I'm in my early 30's, so taking good care of my skin is a must! I'm using this in conjunction with the Resist C15,

  7. Cecilia S.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    excellent
    • This is an excellent serum it doesn't cause breakouts and feels good going on. Will continue to repurchase.

  8. Jamie M.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Not sure I see the point...
    • After reading some of the information available on the the Beautypedia site, I decided to try using an antioxidant serum. I was hoping that this would help to reduce redness and fade dark marks. I didn't necessarily notice any problems with the serum, but I also didn't find that there was any benefit. Also, the serum feels pretty heavy on silicone--like a makeup primer--making it unpleasant for me to use under moisturizer. I didn't throw it out, but I haven't reached for it in a long time.

  9. Jennifer S.
    Reviewed on Monday, July 21, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    My HG serum!
    • My skin adores this serum! It is thin in consistency, water-based (no silicone-slick feel) and so refreshingly light on my combo/acneic/sensitive/30's skin. I love the amount of hyaluronic acid in the product (great for the undereye area). And there is resveratrol in it! These two ingredients paired with the niacinamide and Vitamin C makes it an unbeatable combination in a single product. Most brands only have one or two of these four ingredients...for more money. A true holy grail!

  10. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Thursday, July 17, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Caused itchiness
    • I was so excited about this product, especially since I love all of the other Paula's Choice products I've tried, but it made my skin itchy and caused some breakouts on my chin. Unfortunately, I'll be returning it.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Friday, July 18, 2014

    Hi Mandy! Thank you for sharing your experience with the Resist Super Light Serum; we're sorry to learn it wasn't a fit for you! Please contact our Customer Care Team, as they would be happy to help with a refund or recommendations for an exchange.

    —Admin
  11. Sam
    Reviewed on Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Another must have from Paula
    • I love everything about this serum. The feel how fast it absorbs and the fragrance free scent smells amazing! Just like origins which I used to miss because of the fragrances. This serum absorbs quickly, refreshes my skin tone and look, soothing, zero grease, your skin drinks this stuff up. Even in my oily areas I love using this. It doesn't aggravate at all. Will keep repurchasing when it's on sale.

  12. NATHAN R.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    It just wasn't meant to be.
    • Well thought out. Wasn't right for my skin type. No adverse reactions, but not moisturizing enough.

  13. Sonja Duwana
    Reviewed on Saturday, July 12, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Amazing products!!
    • I have fallen in love with PC products after hearing about them from Wayne Goss (makeup artist). I ordered this product along with all PC products via Pre-Ordered mechanism, as ordering directly from here to where I live (Indonesia) turned out to be more expensive. I mixed this with 2-3 drops of RESIST C15 Super Booster, and oh boy..I was pleasantly surprised. My skin has never been more smooth, clear and supple! BOTH ARE AMAZING! Thank you Paula!!

  14. Cecilia S.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    so far good
    • Ok so its only been a day but do far it's doing what it should. I have confidence in all of PC products that they won't clog my pores or break me out. I will review again a month from now with an update on how my skin Is reacting.

  15. ML
    Reviewed on Monday, July 07, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Great Serum
    • This serum is great. Feels so light, never oily- and perfect to apply under your moisturizer both at night and during the day. I have even gotten my husband to start using it along with his moisturizer, and now it is his favorite product. Would highly recommend to those prone to oily skin, since this serum is so light and does not weigh the skin down at all.

  16. Kristi C
    Reviewed on Friday, July 04, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Heal and reduce breakouts while shine free
    • I found this product works well for battling acne, the redness and reducing pore size. I can't get rid of the sebaceous hyperplasia but it is greatly reduced. I also find using the Resist Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA can also help aid so using these together are a wining combo.

  17. Adina
    Reviewed on Thursday, July 03, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love!
    • I am new to this entire line and I absolutely love this serum. The consistency and application is flawless. It makes my skin feel plump, moisturized, and just lovely. It is so light and buttery. Once I use this up I may decide to go with the Resist Serum only because dark spots are listed on there (I have hyper pigmentation), and this one doesn't. Although, I got a mini clinical 1% retinol and will see how I do with that first. Love this. The texture sells me on this and how weightless it is.

  18. MLW
    Reviewed on Saturday, June 28, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Excellent!
    • I have now placed my third order for this product. I use this product twice a day and am so pleased! For daytime, I use under the Resist Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 (which is also an excellent product!) and for nighttime I use under Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol (also excellent). I have been using all three products for three months and my skin looks great and my break outs are pretty much non-existent other than my premenstrual flare ups.

  19. Jennifer C
    Reviewed on Thursday, June 26, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love, love, love it!
    • Beat serum and absorbs quickly! Reasonably priced. I've tried them all, even the Genefique; don't believe the hype. During the summer it works great as a primer alone. I'm curious to try the one with retinol...

  20. Benjamin D.
    Reviewed on Thursday, June 12, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Seriously light
    • This serum is absorbed without a trace, which is great especially during the day as I like to use as few products as I can. My oily combination skin just loves it.

  21. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Very Good For Combo/Sensitive Skin!
    • I'm 61 with an oily t-zone & dryness in the eye & outer cheek area. After 2 wks of applying this 1X daily at night, I see a definite improvement in my skin tone & texture. It's softer, smoother, the t-zone is less oily & the dry areas I had on my cheeks are just about gone. I can't use products with Retinol so it's great to have this as an option. This serum along with the Resist Super Light Daily Defense moisturizer/sunscreen are 2 of Paula's best products. I hope they never get discontinued.

  22. Jean
    Reviewed on Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    One of my favorites
    • A very light serum. The only other one I've tried from PC is the regular Resist serum and this is much lighter and easier to apply. It does not contain retinol, so it is also the one I reach for if I'm irritated for any reason. I was on a testing panel for one of the early iterations of this product and will continue to re-order this.

  23. Laura V
    Reviewed on Saturday, May 31, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    itchy!
    • Sadly, this is not for me. While it moisturized nicely, and went well under my sunscreen, after a few days of using it my face became super itchy. Everytime I used it, my face would get quite itchy after a while, particularly around the nose and mouth area. Not for me!

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, June 02, 2014

    Hi Laura! We're sorry the RESIST Ultra-Light Serum didn't work out for you! Be sure to contact our Customer Care Team for assistance with a refund or exchange. Thank you!

    —Admin
  24. Calla T.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Perfect!!
    • While I have only used this twice since receiving it 24 hours ago (evening and morning), I can say with 100% confidence that it is a GREAT product! I have sensitive (Eczema, redness, rash; not acne) skin but also combination in summer. I always thought Retinol would burn my skin but, thankfully I found this which did not burn even the slightest! Irritation sets in fast with my skin, and there has been none! HIGHLY recommend and can't wait to see the long term effects!

  25. AMANDA
    Reviewed on Monday, May 12, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    In love!
    • This serum is perfect for me. I have tried every serum paulas choice offers and finally I have found one that works for me. I have some very oily areas and some very dry areas and using this along with a light weight moisturizer has been working just great at keeping all areas of my face happy.

Page of 9 Next »

What makes this product unique?
Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum is light as water, but is packed with high concentrations of powerful antioxidants including Vitamin C. These antioxidants are paired with skin-repairing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid to protect and nourish skin while fighting multiple signs of aging. This serum also contains soothing anti-irritants that can significantly reduce inflammation to help reduce and heal sun damage. You won’t feel this weightless serum, but you’ll love its skin smoothing, firming, and wrinkle-reducing benefits!

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

Who is this product for?
Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum is a light, water-based formula that’s perfect for anyone—but those with oily/combination skin will especially love this weightless serum’s invisible finish!

Sources to support the claims made for Resist Ultra-Light Antioxidant Serum

European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, March 2012, ePublication; Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, September 2011, pages 990–1,000; Biofactors, September 2011, pages 381–385; American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, April 2011, pages 87–99; Experimental Dermatology, October 2010, pages 763–771; Archives of Dermatological Research, March 2010, pages 71–83; Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, January-February 2010, pages 20–26; British Journal of Dermatology, December 2009, pages 1,357–1,364 and July 2008, pages 23–34; British Journal of Pharmacology, October 2008, pages 463-474; Journal of Molecular Medicine, February 2008, pages 221-231; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, January 2008, pages 39-45; Clinical Experiments in Dermatology, January 2007, pages 88-90; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2006, pages 30–38; Medicinal Chemistry, November 2005, pages 629–633; Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, May 2005, pages 405–430; Antioxidant Redox Signal, December 2001, pages 1041–1064; and Journal of Wound Care, July 2000, pages 319–324.

Key Ingredients: vitamin E, niacinamide, vitamin C, ubiquinone, bisabolol, phospholipid, glycerin, adenosine , beta-glucan, resveratrol, hyaluronic acid, sea whip extract, epigallocatechin gallate, quercetin

Product Ingredients:

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone slip agent), Butylene Glycol (slip/water-binding agent), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Polysilicone-11 (film-forming agent), Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone (silicone polymer), Hyaluronic Acid (skin-repairing ingredient), Resveratrol (antioxidant), Niacinamide (cell-communicating ingredient), Quercetin (antioxidant), Adenosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Phospholipids (skin-repairing ingredient), Ubiquinone, Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidants), Sea Whip Extract, Bisabolol, Beta Glucan (anti-irritants), Phytic Acid (chelating agent), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (film-forming agent), Sodium Hydroxide (stabilizer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent).

DIRECTIONS: During your morning and evening skincare routine, smooth a few drops over face and neck after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating. Works beautifully under makeup and is suitable for use around the eyes.

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 does Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum differ from the other Antioxidant Concentrates that Paula's Choice offers?

Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum is our only water-based serum (our other serums are silicone-based), and it is the lightest serum in the Resist line. Its blend of potent antioxidants, skin-repairing, and cell-communicating ingredients help fight multiple signs of aging without feeling slick, greasy, or heavy on combination to oily skin. Because oily skin tends to also have enlarged pores, this serum was formulated with ingredients that help normalize pore function. It also contains anti-irritants which reduce redness from acne and acne marks. This serum is one of two Paula offers that does not contain retinol. Some people with oily skin cannot tolerate retinol, making Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum a great alternative.

Every Paula's Choice serum contains an effective blend of antioxidants, skin-repairing ingredients, and cell-communicating ingredients to restore skin and significantly reduce wrinkles, increase collagen production, and improve skin color. You will be getting anti-aging benefits regardless of which one you choose! Select the best serum for you based on your skin type and chief concerns, plus texture preference.

How does Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Serum differ from Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum? Is one better for anti-aging?

The chief difference is that the Skin Balancing serum contains retinol and sets to a powder-like matte finish. Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum is more hydrating yet incredibly light. As part of the Resist line, it also contains a greater array of repairing and cell-communicating ingredients designed to help oily skin fight multiple signs of aging. Both serums contain an array of proven anti-aging ingredients. If you have oily or combination skin you may wish to use both serums: one in the morning and the other at night. Or, you may simply prefer the texture and finish of one over the other. Either way, your skin will start looking and acting younger, and enlarged pores will be less evident.

Can Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum be used around the eyes?

Yes. All Paula’s Choice serums (and moisturizers) can and should be applied around the eyes, too. The same statement also applies to the neck and chest, two areas prone to showing signs of sun damage and aging.

How would I use Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish?

After cleansing, toning, and exfoliating with the Paula's Choice products appropriate for your skin type, apply Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum to your entire face (including around the eyes) and neck. Follow with one of our lightweight moisturizers (if needed) and finish with Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish, which can be dabbed all over or just where your skin is especially oily. If desired, proceed with makeup application. Shine Stopper may also be dabbed on over your foundation.

Can I use Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with my Clear routine?

Yes! This serum's benefits are excellent for those with acne who are also struggling with signs of aging and sun damage. Apply the serum after your 3-step Clear routine, and follow with a product rated SPF 15 or greater (those with oily skin and acne still need sun protection).

Can I use Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator?

Yes. As with all of our daily skincare routines, we recommend applying the serum before your moisturizer. In this case, you'd apply Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum after the exfoliant step, and follow with Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator.

How would I use Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with the Resist Retinol Serum? Is it OK to use both?

It is perfectly fine to use both serums. We recommend either alternating days (using one serum morning and evening one day, then switch) or using Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum as your daytime serum and Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum as your nighttime serum, either alone or followed with the Paula's Choice moisturizer appropriate for your skin type and concerns.

Is Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Serum suitable for those with rosacea?

Yes, particularly if you have rosacea plus oily skin or oily areas. The antioxidants and anti-irritants in this serum are wonderfully soothing for rosacea-affected skin.

Why does this serum contain hyaluronic acid but your other products contain sodium hyaluronate? Is one better than the other?

First, both of these ingredients are skin-repairing ingredients that are part of skin’s intercellular matrix. These ingredients benefit all skin types and in fact have essentially identical functions. We used pure hyaluronic acid in this serum because of customer requests and the fact that more people are familiar with the term hyaluronic acid than sodium hyaluronate. Sodium hyaluronate is the salt form of hyaluronic acid. It is easier and less expensive to produce compared to hyaluronic acid. But regardless of cost, your skin will benefit greatly from either ingredient.

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.

585633-IIS5 v1.0.0.330
Skip to Top of Page
20% Off AHA & BHA Exfoliants | FREE Shipping on $50+

Create an Account

Create Account»
  • »

New Customers

You will have the option to create an account after you have submitted your order.