RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA
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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 335 reviews

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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
Concerns:
Wrinkles, Anti-Aging

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    2 oz
    $36.00
    Sample
    $1.25

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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.

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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.
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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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Research

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2003, issue 2, pages 107-29

Food Chemistry, 2010, volume 119, pages 643-647

Clinical Dermatology, September-October 2009, issue 5, pages 495-501

Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2010, volume 3, pages 135-142

Plastic Surgical Nursing, April-June 2012, issue 2, pages 71-2

Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2015, pages 455-461

Ingredients
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

I loved it

5

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

Anna

NY

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

4

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.

Jools

Omaha

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I use this weekly as a light peel

5

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

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If I had to choose just one . . .

5

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.

Lisnoire

Tacoma, Washington

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Excellent!

5

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.

Clare

Canada

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Works with My Sensitive Skin

5

I have very sensitive skin and was very wary of trying this product out. I am so glad that I did! I use it twice a week overnight and have had great results. My skin has a clearer look and clogged pore bumps have diminished. The improvement is noticeable which almost never happens with a skin product. I need to be careful with what products I put on my face the next day (no vitamin C serum for example). The exfoliation makes my skin more vulnerable to other products but as long as I exercise some common-sense precautions (which is hard because I want to use all the serums all the time) this product is phenomenal!

KBrac

San Francisco Bay Area

Love it!

5

This lives up to everything it claims to do.I use this once a week faithfully and upon waking up in the morning my skin looks vibrant and healthy.Leaves a natural glow.I love how it exfoliates the dead, dry skin overnight and reveals younger looking skin and looks like I got the best nights sleep.

Kristen

Newport, R.I.

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Miracle product

5

For me, this is nothing short of a miracle product. If I had to pick one item to keep from the PC collection, this would be it. It truly does resurface the skin --- in a single use. Whenever I get small bumps, spots, zits or un-evenenss due to experimenting with products that didn't work for me, I smoothe this on with a cotton ball at night, and in the morning, the problems are GONE. Truly. Spots just vanish. (It stings a bit when you put it on --- that's normal, but there is zero irritation.) I am 49 and my skin is mostly normal but very sensitive, a bit dry/tight yet breaks out easily if I use the wrong product. Most of the time, my skin is in great condition due to using only PC products, and I use this once a week to keep things silky smooth. There is nothing else like it on the market. Please don't ever stop making this.

Northstar5

Los Angeles

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This is the BOMB - that is all that needs to be said

5

Once a week use this at night after you cleanse and tone. The other nights of the week I use the AHA treatment, then moisturizer. Let's just say that nobody believes I'm 56.

Roses

Cleveland

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Amazing instant results

5

I've been using this product for a few years. I love it. What this product does for me is that it visibly brightens and diminishes discoloration when I sleep with it on my face, as well as clear up any blemishes I may have! I've also noticed it really gets that tough layer of dead skin cells off so I can more easily extract any micro comodomes I may have. Really awesome product, and like I said, you really see results immediately. However, when you wake up the next day it's another level. It gives you the most smooth and radiant skin ever. Please be careful when using this, though, you shouldn't over exfoliate. You may not even need to use it every week if you're using other exfoliating products. Always wear spf when using this or your skin will be damaged.

Emily

Seattle

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