RESIST Essential Kit for Normal to Oily Skin
Based on 38 reviews
A kit of the most essential RESIST products for those struggling with normal to oily, ageing skin. This routine refines the appearance of wrinkles and pore size for a more even-toned, younger- and healthier-looking complexion.

RESIST Essential Kit for Normal to Oily Skin

Based on 38 reviews
A kit of the most essential RESIST products for those struggling with normal to oily, ageing skin. This routine refines the appearance of wrinkles and pore size for a more even-toned, younger- and healthier-looking complexion.
  • Boost skin’s environmental defenses
  • Targets multiple signs of ageing
  • Lightweight but potent formulas

*This item is not eligible for additional discounts.

Skin Types:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
Large Pores, Wrinkles, Anti-Ageing
Why is it different?

For the first time, those struggling with signs of ageing, clogged pores, and blemishes have a gentle yet highly effective routine to address both concerns—without dryness or irritation—while leaving skin soft and radiant but not greasy!

This kit contains:
RESIST Perfectly Balanced Cleanser (190 ml/6.4 fl. oz.)
RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA (88 ml/3 fl. oz.)
RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 15 (60 ml/2 fl. oz.)
RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator (50 ml/1.7 fl. oz.)
What does it do?
This expertly assembled kit includes the core products you need to target wrinkles, firm skin’s appearance, minimise enlarged and clogged pores, lessen bumps, and help fortify skin against further damage. The best part? These products work without making skin feel slick or greasy: each formula is loaded with proven anti-ageing ingredients that feel light and soothing.
How to use
Step 1 Cleanser: AM/PM

Step 2 Exfoliant: AM and/or PM

Step 3 Moisturiser with SPF: AM

Step 3 Moisturiser: PM

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Research Our products are well-researched and backed by our guarantee to deliver effective results. You can view research studies for each product in this set on its individual product page.
Key Ingredients
Product Ingredients Our products contain effective levels of ingredients guaranteed to be good for your skin. You can view ingredients for each product in this set on its individual product page.

Ratings & Reviews

Highly recommended for a combination skin during winter


I live in Canada and always struggled to find a good skin care for my acne-prone and dry skin. This set is just FABULOUS! I was really impressed by all products, especially that the cleanser also take my eye make-up off. I am re-ordering it now and think I will keep using it for years to come.

The Mtl girl

Montreal, Canada


Love this set, will continue to purchase.


I have been using this set daily and I've definitely noticed changes in my skin. My skin is softer, more even toned, I've had less breakouts and my acne scars and sun spotting has faded. Overall I'm happy and I am not wearing as much makeup because I don't need it!




Radiantly even-toned & youthful skin


I used the trial size kit for traveling over the summer to southern Japan (a VERY humid place in July). After a week of using it, I was really impressed with how wonderful my skin looked - it was smoother, younger, and more even-toned looking. In fact, it looked so even-toned that I often didn't bother wearing any makeup, and I usually wear makeup everyday. My skin has never looked better and has never responded so rapidly to a skincare line. Unfortunately, I lost the rest during my travels although if you're curious, I was going into my 4th week with the trial kit and there was still plenty of product left in most of the bottles. I plan on buying this entire kit again once I run out of my current PC face wash. It's on the more expensive side, but it was so worth it! I can't understand why this isn't 5 star reviews across the board but I guess it goes to show that everyone really does have different skin types and reactions.




Great core product skincare set


I am so happy with this set. I've added additional products from Paula's Choice to compliment this base set. I am 43 with fair skin that's in pretty good shape thanks to the fact I never spent much time in the sun. I have noticed lines on my forehead and around my eyes in the last few years. I also was unhappy with the dullness of the skin on my cheeks. I had been using ROC retinol night cream with some success. I read reviews about Paula's Choice and figured I would give it a try. I started with the essential set for Combination skin. My forehead and nose tend to be a little oily while my cheeks are prone to being dry. Within the first week, I was impressed. The 4 steps are very simple and straightforward to use. My favorite is the exfoliant. It absorbs right in, no stickiness or tackiness at all. I also love the sunblock as it is very milky and light and absorbs nicely into my skin. I put a little primer over it and my makeup applies very nicely. My skin has become smooth, soft, firm and I've even noticed my skin tone evening out. I find I need less foundation as my skin looks so nice now!


Las Vegas, NV


Absolutely Wonderful!


I purchased the Resist Anti-aging Essential Kit, and I couldn't be happier with it. I have used multiple skincare products before that have always caused irritation to my skin or didn't seem to do anything. After using the Essential Kit for about 2 months I can notice smaller pores, a more even complexion, and a luminosity in my skin that I have never had before. I just purchased my second kit as well as the toner and antioxidant serum in the same Resist line to further my skincare routine. I would recommend Paula's Choice products to anyone!


Denver, CO


Love, love, love!


I have been using this kit for 2 months and all the products in the kit are the best skin care products I have ever used. (And I have seriously used 100's of different products, high end and drug store). I have had cystic acne for years and this in combination with seeing a dermatologist has helped my skin tremendously. I have NEVER left a review for a product but this stuff works and deserves all five stars I can give it. If you have troubled skin, give this kit a try.




Have re-ordered all of these products since


I bought this set after a friend recommended Paula's Choice and it took me a while to see a difference, however when I did I was very pleased. My skin has never been technically 'bad' but I did have hormonal breakouts every month with painful pimples. I have not had a single breakout since. I love putting on the night moisturiser as it makes my skin feel so soft, I wake up feeling amazing. The cleanser removes all of my make up, even my eye make up which is always something I'd had trouble removing before discovering this gem.




It works!!


As a last resort (even birth control didn't work), I decided to try the Resist line for breakouts and wrinkles. The real test came when my monthly hormones kicked in. I am happy to report that I did not have one breakout! My chin is clear and the reoccurring pimples that usually plague me during my cycle stayed away. It is a miracle! I was worried that the bottles wouldn't last very long, but I have used the products for a month and I am pretty sure this kit will last well past two months. So, cost wise, it has definitely been worth it.

Texas mama



My Best skin EVER...


I am 53 and have to admit I previously only used Dove Soap, make up remover and Olay moisturizers. I could never get a handle on helping my enlarged pores, blackheads and wrinkles at the same time. My daughter loves Paula's Choice and started giving me samples. I finally decided to go all in and get the resist kit for Wrinkles * Breakouts. What a difference. My pores are much smaller the blackheads are going away, I don't have any pimples and my bumping skin has never felt to smooth and lovely. I am a true believer. I can't thank you enough for showing me that I can have lovely skin. SO HAPPY WITH MY SKIN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS!!!

Mother of the Bride

Southern California


Great Products


Love these products! I've literally tried every product out there. This combo formula is brilliant. My skin has never looked better! Thanks Paula......




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