RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment
Based on 243 reviews
This advanced formula contains a specialized brightening complex of vitamin- and plant-based ingredients that also provides complete hydration and calming relief for skin.

RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment

Based on 243 reviews
This advanced formula contains a specialized brightening complex of vitamin- and plant-based ingredients that also provides complete hydration and calming relief for skin.
  • Brightens & revitalizes dull, dry, unbalanced skin
  • Replenishing ingredients hydrate and soothe skin
  • Lightweight lotion easily absorbs into skin
  • Apply after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
    1 oz
Why is it different?
RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment features an advanced brightening complex of vitamin- and plant-based ingredients that also provide soothing and calming relief for skin. Research has shown these ingredients work via multiple pathways to visibly improve the appearance of uneven skin, refine skin’s surface texture, and reveal a more radiant, youthful look.

What does it do?
Instantly provides a more luminous complexion, while an exclusive blend of skin-replenishing ingredients and antioxidants focus their natural energy to help visibly improve multiple signs of aging, giving skin back its radiant youthful glow. Paired with daily sunscreen to prevent sun damage, it helps maintain an even skin tone over both the short term and long term.
How to use

Apply a small amount before moisturizing. For optimal results, use AM and PM. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

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American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, February 2003, issue 2, pages 107-129

Indian Journal of Dermatology, May-June 2016, volume 6, issue 1, 3 pages 279-287

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, February 2000, issue 1, pages 21-52

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Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, January 2006, issue 2, pages 96-101

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Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Dimethicone (hydration), Acetyl Glucosamine (hydration/skin replenishing), Niacinamide (skin-restoring), Butylene Glycol (hydration/texture-enhancing), Silica (texture-enhancing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Phenyl Trimethicone (hydration), PEG-10 Dimethicone (texture-enhancing), Bis-Phenylpropyl Dimethicone ( texture-enhancing), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Morus Alba Root Extract (white mulberry extract/antioxidant), Morus Bombycis Root Extract (Chinese mulberry extract/antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/antioxidant), Ceramide NP (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide AP (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide EOP (hydration/skin replenishing), Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract (skullberry extract/antioxidant/skin-soothing), Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing), Phytosphingosine (skin-restoring), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Cholesterol (hydration/skin replenishing), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Vitis Vinifera Fruit Extract (grape extract/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 40 (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 80 (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Isohexadecane (texture-enhancing), Hexylene Glycol (hydration), Polymethyl Methacrylate (texture-enhancing), Mica (mineral pigment), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891 (mineral pigment), Disodium EDTA(stabilizer), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

I was skeptical


This product came as a freebie with my order and as I used it for a few weeks, I didn't notice anything so stopped. I decided to use it again this summer as an ultralight moisturizer after my booster and serum. Wow! After using it for several weeks now, I can say without a doubt that my middle aged skin has improved in tone and evenness. I only use it at night, but during the day, I barely use any mineral foundation. I don't need it anymore!




My favourite skin care product


I use this religiously each morning under moisturizer. Just remember to allow it to sink in and settle for a minute or two before applying moisturizer or foundation. It gives my (55 year old) face a dewy glow but doesn't cause me to sweat at all. I've used it for ears and can't see me changing. Love Love Love!


BC, Canada


on my 3rd tube, great for days when my skin looks tired


I'm not sure if there are long term benefits from this product (I mix up my routine of bha, retinA, moisturizers, etc), but this is great as an instant brightening treatment. I use it almost like a moisturizer around my eyes and melasma and it really helps me look more even-toned. It has a base that is almost sparkly and very faintly pink and I think that the way it sits on the skin has the optical effect of distributing light differently...I carry it around most days and use it like a foundation or a quick fix when I'm feeling dull, dry, or uneven. I'm buying my 3rd tube. Each tube lasts me a good few months.


Berkeley, CA


Shockingly effective


I dont ever write reviews (good or bad) but feel the need for this product. I don't know exactly how or why but my skin looks radiant after using this product. My complexion is evened out as well. Nothing else changed in my Paula's Choice skin care regimen but this. I stopped using it for a few weeks and noticed a difference right away. When I resumed using this, I was back to radiant, even skin tone. It also feels great when applying to skin. I'm hooked.


Boulder, CO


Can't live without it


I have combination, acne-prone skin. My skin often looks dull due to stress and lack of sleep. Since I've been using this (about 3 or 4 months now), a number of people have complimented me on my overall appearance - like they can't quite put their finger on what's different. I've also noticed that, while I still have breakouts on my chin due to stress and hormones, they're not nearly as red and angry as they have been in the past. I wasn't sure if it was this product, but I get lazy with my nighttime routine, and this is the only thing aside from my cleanser that I'm using on a daily basis religiously. I wanted to wait to review once the hot and humid weather hit. This holds up well and doesn't turn greasy or feel heavy. This is one of my all-time favourite Paula's Choice products.


London, ON


Excellent Product


I have combination skin, with a very oily t-zone. I use this product instead of a moisturizer. It brightens and soothes my skin without causing oiliness. It also serves as an excellent primer; my foundation sets to a smooth, matte finish. Despite imperfections, my skin looks pretty flawless and Resist Skin Brightening Treatment is big part of the reason why. Please don't ever discontinue this product.


Miami, Florida


You REALLY should try this product!


I have/do use PC products exclusively but never bothered to incorporate this one. I truly feel that my skin has a nicer tone after using this product for over a month. I am 56 with dryness and redness in the cheek area...I use only in the morning and will continue to replenish this product.




After about a year of using...


My skin looks better than ever. Specifically, it looks so bright and smooth, I sometimes can't believe it! I loved this product the first couple months for it's functionality, and now that time has passed I love this product for it's long term benefits. I have to credit the brightness and smoothness of my skin to this, as this is the one skin product, apart from facewash, that I use every single day. I mix up toners... use Retina and other exfoliants occasionally... but this is my daily skin product. Please strongly consider giving this product a try!



I love this product!!


This product has made a huge difference in my skin. It's noticeably brighter and even toned. At 53, with dry, sensitive skin, there has been so much improvement that a tinted moisturizer is all I need- no need for heavier foundations. This is a product I don't want to be without!


Columbus, OH


WOW!! Instant results!


I noticed results after the first application, I woke up to brighter, smoother looking skin! I turn 50 this year and suddenly my skin looked dull. I have been a user of Retin A for years but I needed to amp up my routine. I have been a fan of Paula's Choice for a long time, and just added her Vitamin C and toner, I can't wait to see what the combination will do for me!


Chicago, IL


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