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 236 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-Ageing, Eczema

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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 ageing 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 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 moisturiser.

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 15 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

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4.5

(based on 236 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (190)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (13)
  • Non-greasy (10)
  • Softens skin (10)
  • Moisturises (3)
  • Soothes skin (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Uneven skin tone (11)
  • Enlarged pores (9)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (6)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (12)

Reviewed by 236 customers

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4.0

I love this product

By Claudie

from NSW

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    I have tried quiet a few of Paula's products and some are to harsh, some are ok, but this one I Love makes my skin look healthier, glowing, younger, clearer. I have combination skin and it seems to work for me, I put a little on every night and It doesn't seem to dry out my skin like some of Paula's other products. One of your best Paula :)

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery from Paula is always very quick.

     
    2.0

    Be careful! Made my skin worse.

    By Jade

    from Auckland, New Zealand

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin
    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA - 60 ml:

      I ordered this to help with hyper-pigmentation, dullness, and uneven skin tone. I was nervous about this potentially irritating my skin (which can be sensitive at times) but when I applied it I only experienced slight tingling (the fact that it didn't sting and has a nice texture is why I gave it 2 stars rather than 1). I looked for more typical signs of irritation (redness, flaking etc.) but didn't see any, and misinterpreted this as meaning that it wasn't negatively effecting my skin. BIG mistake.

      After weeks of using this weekly (occasionally twice a week) my skin wasn't ANY better and often looked worse than when I'd first started applying it. My skin looked duller and I started getting this AWFUL orange peel texture on my cheeks. At first I didn't think it could be this product because the things that were getting worse were exactly what this was meant to help with. Then one week I skipped it and my skin started to look MUCH better.

      Now that I've eliminated this from my routine my skin is starting to 'recover'. I think this product sneakily started to dehydrate and damage its barrier without me even realizing. I only hope that it hasn't done any lasting damage.

      It seems like the majority of people love this but definitely be careful if your skin can be on the sensitive side.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery and service was great as is usually the case with PC.

       
      1.0

      Sadly too strong for my skin!

      By Mdzzy

      from Melbourne, AU

      About Me Beauty Expert

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturises
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA - 60 ml:

      I purchased this product when it was available as a set with the Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment With 5% AHA. Sadly is really irradiated my skin :(
      I have used and loved Paula's choice other AHA lotion but these did not work for me at all,
      I woke up with tiny little red bumps where I had applied it.
      It also itched and seemed to of burned my skin a little.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      LOVE!

      By mxb

      from Brisbane

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Brightens
      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smoothes
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Enlarged Pores
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA - 60 ml:

        I use this product once a week (overnight) in conjunction with twice daily use of the 2% BHA and the difference in my skin is incredible!
        It's far more refined on a whole, smoother and more luminous - something I've never experienced before (and I've tried so many other products/brands).

        People have honestly come up to me in the street to tell me how great and glowing my skin looks. They ask what I've had done and when I explain that it's down to use-at-home products alone they have a hard time believing it.

        TIPS:

        Skip the cotton pad and apply directly to the skin as you would moisturiser - no wastage and my hands feel like a dream too!

        I pop on a good moisturiser after applying to prevent any drying. Although I have used the product alone without and issues.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing results after just ONE use!

        By Silver

        from Stawell, AU

        About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

        Pros

        • Actually Works
        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smoothes Skin
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Enlarged Pores
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA - 60 ml:

          Ohhhh my gosh this is GOOD! Seriously, if you only buy one product, get this one! I'm 32 with normal-ish skin that's sometimes a little on the dry side but still prone to breakouts. I used this 10% AHA for the first time last night and WOW! My skin is so so soft and smooooth! I have this weird little patch of hard thickened skin on my cheek, sort of like a flat wart.. or should I say HAD, because it's not there anymore! I also had a weird sort of a crack/line kind of thing across the tip of my nose that is super noticeable with makeup on it. That's gone, the skin there is all smoothed out now. This product does sting a little bit when I first applied it but that dissipated after a couple of minutes. I'm going to try using this twice a week, with daily use of the Resist BHA 2%. Looking forward to seeing how my skin looks in a month's time!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Ordered on Friday, received on Monday. That's with the regular shipping option. Can't get better than that!

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exceeded my expectations

          By Mimi

          from Brisbane

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Enlarged Pores
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
            • Redness/ Blotchiness
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA - 60 ml:

            A week into my microdermabrasion my skin was still red, uneven and clogged. I was getting to a point where I felt quite disheartened by the results and feared it may have done more damage than good. I've been suffering from mild acne across my forehead and slight congestion, which was all bearable but being the perfectionist I am I having blotchy, bumpy skin was sending me slightly insane.
            I had originally bought Paula's Choice Clear Exfoliant 2% salicylic acid but didn't see many improvements besides my diminishing pores and reduced redness, thankfully one of the testers I had added to my cart while checking out was the Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA.
            After feeling upset about my skin I decided to give the 10% AHA a go, although it did sting a lot, I managed to sleep through the pain and let it work its magic.
            Today, no exaggeration, I've woken up to the most wonderful skin I've had in weeks, months even! My pores are invisible, my redness and uneven skin has vanished, even my congestion and clogged pores looked happy, no irritation, just glowing, refreshed, tight soft skin. Will be buying the full product soon because I can tell this exactly what my skin needs, something a little stronger but a lot more efficient!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Holy grail product

            By Mim

            from Melbourne au

            About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Enlarged Pores
              • Redness/ Blotchiness
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA - 60 ml:

              This stuff is INCREDIBLE. I have sensitive acne prone skin with A LOT of scarring, brown and red marks and uneven texture due to not having found anything strong yet gentle enough to resurface my skin. I initially got this as a sample and after one application my skin was softer and more even. I now use this every second day. I have gone through multiple products, prescription and otherwise and this is by far the best thing I've ever used. THANK YOU THANK YOU PAULA AND TEAM!!!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Does what it says - great product!

              By Hannah

              from NZ

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Brightening
              • Lightweight
              • Moisturises
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dryness
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA - 60 ml:

                I have been using this product a couple of times a week, several days apart. I leave it on overe night. I started off once a week but once my skin seemed fine with it I increased. I have combination, mid-thirties' skin. It leaves my skin feeling moisturised, softer and clearer. Favourite PC's product I have used so far.

                 
                5.0

                Amazing

                By Laura

                from Melbourne, AU

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                  • Redness/ Blotchiness
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA - 60 ml:

                  This stuff is amazing. It's probably not for those with overly sensitive skin, but aside from a little bit of stinging when I first apply, I've had no issues. The only con with this product is it's a really runny liquid which I find somewhat hard to apply without it seeping through my fingers. Other than that, love it!

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Instant results!

                  By Kelsey

                  from Auckland, NZ

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturises
                  • Non-Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Redness/ Blotchiness
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA - 60 ml:

                    Only used for the 2nd time last night (used once last week and once last night) Noticeable difference when I wake up! I'm tempted to use this everyday it's that good!! But i'm sticking to the weekly recommendation and then on the other 6 days switching between 2% BHA liquid and 5% AHA. This 10%AHA is a wonderful addition. A little stingy at first but not unbearable. A def repurchase again and again.

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