RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA
Based on 340 reviews


RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA
A leave-on exfoliant with 10% glycolic acid and age-fighting antioxidants that dramatically improves skin’s texture and reveals vibrant, radiant skin.

RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA

Based on 340 reviews


A leave-on exfoliant with 10% glycolic acid and age-fighting antioxidants that dramatically improves skin’s texture and reveals vibrant, radiant skin.
  • Improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin
  • Naturally and gently exfoliates dead skin cells
  • Water-light formula
  • Use once or twice weekly in place of daily exfoliant
Skin Types:
Dry/Very Dry Skin
Wrinkles, Anti-Aging

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Why is it different?
RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA is the ideal solution for those concerned with visibly improving multiple signs of aging and sun damage to create a significantly smoother, younger look.

This exfoliant has an optimal pH range of 3.5–3.9.

What does it do?
This powerful formula with glycolic acid works overnight (almost like magic) to reveal youthful, smoother, and more radiant-looking skin. A unique liquid delivery system plus innovative soothing ingredients provides gentle, yet impressive results. You’ll see a visibly improved texture, color, and tone, and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles. With ongoing use, skin’s appearance becomes firmer looking and maintains its beautifully smooth texture. Suitable even for skin prone to milia.
How to use
Apply once weekly, only at night, in place of your daily exfoliant. After cleansing and toning, apply a dime-sized amount over the entire face, avoiding direct contact with eyes and lips. Leave on overnight or rinse after 10 minutes. On the night(s) you use this Treatment do not use other exfoliants or scrubs at the same time. In the mornings you can use other exfoliants as per your normal routine. If you're using a prescription retinoid product (i.e. Renova) apply the exfoliant first and allow it to set, then apply the retinoid product. Follow with a serum and/or moisturizer.

Sun Protection Advice When Using Any AHA Exfoliant: This product contains 10% glycolic acid, an ingredient that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater every day. When outdoors, wear protective clothing whenever possible, seek shade, and avoid prolonged sun exposure.

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Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Methylpropanediol (hydration), Glycolic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice (hydration/skin-soothing), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (skin-soothing), Borago Officinalis (Borage) Extract (antioxidants), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (antioxidants), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (skin-soothing), Lamium Album (White Nettle) Flower Extract (antioxidant), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (skin-soothing), Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract (skin-soothing), Ulmus Fulva (Slippery Elm) Bark Extract (skin-soothing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Propylene Glycol (solvent), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Will definitely be buying this again !!!!


So let me start out by saying I suffered from clogged pores for the last few years. I started getting acne as an adult due to bad habits like not taking my makeup off at night, NEVER cleansing my face etc. When you're young you don't think. I have tried everything and now know AHA is my best friend when it comes to clogged pores/unattractive bumps. I ordered this stuff and use 3 times a week (because my skin can handle it). I put it on at night, and the next morning it's like a miracle. My stubborn bumps needs more treatment so I don't just use this. I use a zinc bar (which is holy grail), Murad aha bha exfoliating cleaner, and also use the knock off of diffrin which was prescribed by my doctor. All of these have been working wonders. You do purge at first. I think I purged for like two months on everything because my skin was so congested but it's starting to calm down. Paula's choice 10% aha helps keep it calm so much. It completely takes away my bumps and gives me soft skin the next morning. I really love this stuff. I want to also try Paula's choice aha 8% lotion after to see how that goes.. Overall great product! If you suffer from bumps BUY!


Cleveland, Ohio




I love how it softens my skin after just one use! Makes my skins glowy, plumper and younger looking overall. I use it twice a week.




Lives up to the hype


I have sensitive, dry skin. Sometimes it gets dull & rough, with tiny white bumps. When I put this on at night, and lather up with some good moisturizer- it makes my skin glow! Evens complexion and makes my skin soft. Love it.

Tennessee Girl



Effective, Fairly Gentle, Affordable Exfoliant


My skin, for some reason, does not do well with BHAs. Unfortunately, a lot of formulations out there contain a mix of BHAs and AHAs. I like that this formulation keeps it simple with just the glycolic acid and some soothing, beneficial ingredients. It does sting upon application, but it is bearable and dissipates within a minute or two. I agree with other reviewers that the liquid consistency can be tricky. What I've learned is to hold the bottle horizontal to one of my cheeks and then tip it slowly to let a few drops out. I rub those in and then tip the bottle on the other side of my face to gently let out a few more drops. Then I do my forehead. It's actually pretty simple this way and eliminates the need for a cotton ball (which made me feel like I was wasting a good deal of the product). As far as results, my skin looks brighter by morning, fine lines are plumped, and skin is smoothed. I use it once a week. Also, Paulas Choice has some of the best customer service around. As long as they keep making this, I'll be buying it. I




I loved it


It delivers , skin feels renewed and stretched . The only concern is the size , is very small for the price ....




Very Impressive


I've been more impressed with this than any other PC product I've tried in probably the eight years I've been using the line. I just bought my first bottle a week ago and I don't ever want to go without it. I've never had luck with the lower concentration AHAs and after being pleased with the result of the bumped up BHA so I thought I would give the 10% AHA a try. While it took more than one night, I can definitely see my skin is smoother, softer and more radiant. It seems to be helping a lot with any small bumps on my face. I've been wanting something for years to brighten my dull complexion and this is finally it. I love the packaging. It's simple. I drop a few drops into the palm of my hand and using the fingertips from my other hand I apply it all over my face area by area. No product is wasted by being absorbed into a cotton pad. I wish my PC products had such simple packaging. I was using it every other night, but as of last night I'm starting to use it daily. I wasn't sure what I would wake up with the next morning, but no redness or flakiness. I'll have to keep testing it out to see what my skin can tolerate. I highly recommend this product over any other PC product.




Decent product, but I don't like that it's a liquid


The product works fairly well, but I would like it much better as a gel or lotion (like most of your other AHA and BHA products). You have to use a cotton ball/pad to easily apply, which means you waste a lot of product that gets absorbed by the cotton and not applied to your skin. You can also use your fingers to apply, but the directions to use a dime size amount of the liquid are laughable -- that's not how liquid works. Again, a lot of product gets wasted. The fact that you can't apply this without wasting a lot of it is problematic for the customer (though great news for Paula's Choice, since it means more sales). As much as I like the results this product produces, I'll be switching to another brand, so I can buy a product that is designed to be applied without waste. If you change the consistency of the product, I'll be back.




I use this weekly as a light peel


I use this product once a week as a light peel (10% feels like a very light acid concentration when you've been using exfoliants for years!:) and it made my Sunday bedtime skincare ritual my favorite. It does tingle a little bit but it suppose to! Monday morning my skin feels like brand new and soooooo smooth i love it!

Oksana Brand

Virginia Beach, VA


If I had to choose just one . . .


Think I gave this a thumbs up early on but after using it awhile, I have to write again. Despite a bit of rosacea, my skin isn't particularly sensitive. I use this 10% AHA about three times a week with no problem. It has greatly improved the texture of my skin without aggravating my rosacea. These are MY results. If your are extremely sensitive, go easy or select a product with a lesser percentage of AHA. I also use it on my formerly sandpaper elbows. They are now smooth and no longer brownish. A dab now and then on my perpetually chapped lips yielded amazing results as did a dab on my cuticles. This AHA resurfacing product combined with Retinol has made a measurably, significant improvement in my skin. These are MY results. Your mileage may vary. Oh! I am astonished as to how long the bottle lasts given the amount I use it.


Tacoma, Washington




I was looking for an alternative to the famous but pricey product, Sunday Riley's Good Genes. This does the same thing (albeit without the initial shiny "glow" that Good Genes gives you). I was using Good Genes at night and would wake up with smooth, nicely exfoliated skin (the shine would be gone by morning). This does this as good a job at exfoliating, I definitely recommend it.




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