RESIST Advanced Smoothing Treatment 10% AHA
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RESIST Advanced Smoothing Treatment 10% AHA
This super-concentrated exfoliating cocktail dramatically smooth away visible sun damage and other advanced signs of aging, revealing more radiant, visibly younger skin with just one use.

RESIST Advanced Smoothing Treatment 10% AHA

Based on 19 reviews

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This super-concentrated exfoliating cocktail dramatically smooths away visible sun damage and other advanced signs of aging, revealing more radiant, visibly younger skin with just one use.
  • Four alpha-hydroxy acids reveal firmer looking skin
  • Beta-hydroxy acid clears & visibly minimizes pores
  • Lightweight, milky liquid
  • Use up to twice daily after cleansing & toning skin
Skin Types:
Dry/Very Dry Skin
Concerns:
Anti-Aging, Wrinkles

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Why is it different?
Our unique blend of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) + beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) efficiently exfoliates away the layers of visible sun damage. This powerful formula is efficient enough to use once a week, but gentle enough to apply as often as you want.
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What does it do?
By combining glycolic, lactic, malic, and tartaric acids' (AHAs) unique skin refining and renewing properties, you’ll see dramatically renewed skin tone after one application. Peptides and ceramides reinforce what makes skin naturally resilient helping chamomile, grape seed extract, green tea and other antioxidants protect against further environmental damage. Allantoin, oat extract and licorice soothe skin after treatment.
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How to use
Apply once or twice daily after desired cleansing and/or toning. Dispense one pump and smooth over face including the eye area (avoid lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
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Research

PRS Global Open, December 2016, page e1152

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, August 2016, ePublication; February 2015, pages 455-464; and October 2009, pages 327-345

Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, October 2015, issue 8, pages 21-26

Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology, December 2014, pages 9-17; November 2013, pages 281-288; and November 2010, pages 135-142

Dermatology Research and Practice, May 2012, ePublication

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, April 2007, pages 651-663

Ingredients
Key Ingredients
Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Glycolic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Lactic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (texture enhancer), Malic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Tartaric Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (skin-restoring), Ceramide NG (skin-replenishing), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract (skin-soothing), Punica Granatum Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing), Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract (antioxidant), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Polyquaternium-10 (texture enhancer), Xanthan Gum (thickener/emulsifier), Carbomer (texture enhancer), Polysorbate 20 (cleansing agent), Sodium Bicarbonate (pH adjuster), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Aminomethyl Propanol (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Benzyl Alcohol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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4.0

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (12)
  • Softens skin (11)
  • Non-greasy (9)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Fine lines/wrinkles (10)
  • Daily use (9)
  • Uneven skin tone (7)
  • Enlarged pores (6)
  • Sensitive skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (14)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (10), Dry (7)

Reviewed by 19 customers

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1.0

Soooo wanted to love this product!

By Beauty Junkie

from Houston, Texas

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Pros

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin
    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      I LOVE PC and the Resist line, but this product just does not work for me. It stings my skin quite a bit and and my face gets very red. So disappointed. Going back the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA. Although I am concerned from the reviews that the new formulation of Skin Perfecting 2% BHA is not as good. Help!

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Age:
      • 45-59
       
      4.0

      Aha and bha blend

      By Kim

      from Va

      I was looking for aha and bha blend that could replace my very expensive drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum. I love the drunk elephant aha/bha blend, but the price is really inflated. I'm happy with this as an alternate. However, I wish I knew what percentage of BHA is in this formula.

       
      5.0

      Baby soft skin!

      By Katie C.

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        I think my husband wishes I had never discovered this product, because now I'm continually asking him to touch my face to feel how super soft my skin is!!!! The first two times I used this, my face got some weird bumps on my cheeks and along my jawline. Not sure what it was, I persisted with this product and I am SO glad I did!! It was as if it got deep down in my pores to really remove any dead skin. Whatever it was, it was worth it because I have never had skin so soft!!!

        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        1.0

        A disappointment.

        By SHP

        from Portland, OR

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin
          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

            I've been using Paula's products for more than 20 years, and they are mostly wonderful for me -- but, boy, this one really let me down. I was hoping for maybe something like a PC version of Good Genes -- and instead this stings my skin quite a bit, and dries it out... and also has no beneficial effect whatsoever. (GG stings but I have the soft, smooth skin of a newborn the next morning.) Luckily, I found another brand's glycolic-hyaluronic mix that is as gentle and effective as I was hoping this would be -- AHAs can do great things for my skin, evidently. Just not this one.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 45-59
             
            4.0

            Great skin results but not worth the headaches

            By TLC

            from Franklin, TN

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            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

              This product made my skin feel excellent. I felt like I could feel the changes overnight. The morning after using the product I had a headache but didn't think much of it. Then after the 3rd morning of waking up with a headache, I put two and two together. I had similar results when trying Nerium. After going back to the 5% AHA, I didn't wake up with a headache. I tried the 10% AHA again and after the 4th time of having a headache, I am sending the product back. I must be having an allergic reaction to a certain ingredient. I wish I didn't respond in this way because I think it is a great product. I love that Paula's Choice has excellent customer service and makes refund so easy! After a year of using Paula's Choice, I have never had a reaction like this.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              5.0

              This is now a necessity

              By MC

              from Dallas

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              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                This was a welcome surprise. I have a huge amount of PC products in rotation. The vast majority of my face is fine and people regularly tell me I have great skin. But over the past few months my nose and upper cheeks have been bombarded by dryness, little pimples and red spots on a daily basis. I was using the 2% bha and the vitamin c creme to combat spots that rose each day but it was depressing to see what happened each morning. Something would go away and another 1-2 would appear. I bought this as a last resort before calling a derm doc and was shocked to see it all clear within a few days. I'm double checking to ensure it's ok to do so, but I've added it to my nightly routine and I'm waking up to clear skin all over. This goes into permanent rotation...

                Service and delivery comments:

                consistently prompt well packaged

                • Skin Type:
                • Dry
                • Age:
                • 45-59
                 
                5.0

                great product!

                By Virgoesque

                from Rochester, NY

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Extremely gentle
                • Non-Greasy
                • Softens Skin
                • super effective

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Gets rid of breakouts
                  • Refines skin
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  This is a vast improvement on the old 10% AHA. My skin is sensitive; I can no longer use the old 10% AHA, nor either of the 4% BHAs on my face. Even though I can still use the 8% lotion AHA and find it very effective, it isn't as effective nor as gentle as this new product. I can even use this 2 nights in a row, which I never could do before with any of the stronger exfoliants. It just takes 2 drops to do my forehead, cheeks and a bit of my chin and over-lip area (my nose can't tolerate anything but the Calm 1% BHA, or else it turns red). I sometimes question why Paula has gone to the trouble of a new product that doesn't seem worth it, but this is a big step up from the old 10% AHA.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 60+
                   
                  4.0

                  Wonderful, but packaging.....

                  By MD Kennedy

                  from Toronto, ON

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                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores
                    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                    I've been using the Resist weekly resurface treatment 10% AHA liquid for years, several times a week. I wasn't sure about the difference between that and this one, but I do find this one goes on more smoothly and feels "buffered" versus the liquid. And it still does a great job keeping my skin flake-free. HOWEVER, it took me a while to figure out how to dispense it: I kept pushing down on the cap and expected something to come out somewhere! I finally realized the cap was a dropper-like dispenser. Regardless, I'll be using this now instead of the weekly resurface treatment.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    As always, perfect.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 45-59
                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic product

                    By brenA

                    from Pleasant Hill, Ca

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                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Softens Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Enlarged Pores
                      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                      • Uneven Skin Tone

                      Wow, this is a fantastic product. I have been using PC since the very first day, and I have really good skin, but this product just took my skin to another level. I have trouble with BHA's , so I stick to AHA's for my skin, and I've been using this twice a day. I am really amazed at how the few brown spots I have near my eyes have begun to fade, so much that I don't need concealer on them any more. I am using far less foundation because my skin just doesn't need it; now I use just a dusting of Jane Iredale's mineral foundation. I'm trying to hone my skin care down to the high-pay off items, and this is definitely one of them. I also use PC clinical strength Retinol, and my sensitive skin is having no problem with me using both products, yay!!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Yes, delivery great as always.

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Combination
                      • Age:
                      • 60+
                       
                      5.0

                      Solid Winner

                      By Kim

                      from Appleton, WI

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                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Softens Skin

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                        • Uneven Skin Tone

                        This product does an excellent job at creating a healthy glow and decreasing pigmentation spots where applied. My skin is smooth, hydrated, and acne spots are lighter after two weeks.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Prompt order processing and delivery

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Combination
                        • Age:
                        • 30-44

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