RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment
Based on 240 reviews


RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment
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 240 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

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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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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

Packaging fail


The product itself is ok. I haven't noticed a high difference, but it has good ingredients so it's nice for added antioxidants. However! With about half of the product left in the tube, the plastic cap attachment cracked, so product leaks out and has changed colour, which I assume is due to the vitamin C oxidizing.



no difference after using this product for 6 months


I used this once or twice daily faithfully for 6 months but did not notice any change in the texture or condition of my skin. I already use multiple other PC products, so maybe there wasn't as much room for improvement with my skin as with some other people's skin. Either way, I will not be repurchasing.


New Orleans, LA area

This product feels so great on my skin


My favorite thing about this brightening treatment is the texture and just how it feels. I didn't realize how much that factors into my opinion of a product until I tried this one! I've tried to be a serum girl and I just don't like the texture, but this gets it right for me. I wasn't sure at first that it was making any difference in my skin's appearance but now I can tell that it is making subtle, positive changes. It just sort of perks my skin up! I use it before moisturizer in the evening and pair it with the vitamin C booster (buffered in a PC moisturizer) in the a.m. and think that combo makes me look my best, evening out my slightly blotchy complexion. (I give it 4 1/2 stars with a 1/2 taken off because I want a bigger tube!)

Leigh Ann


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

Irritated my eyes


After several weeks of my eyes feeling dried out and irritated, I went to my optometrist who said the insides of my eyelids were dry and flaky. She suggested it might be from a product I'd been using on my skin. I stopped using all products and it cleared up. After trying them out again one by one I realized it was this product that was causing the problems with my eyes. Not sure which ingredient is the problem but I won't be using this again.


Toronto, Canada


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!



RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment

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