RESIST Skin Resurfacing & Smoothing Set
Based on 230 reviews
This AHA exfoliating set includes a once-daily moisturising exfoliant and a more potent weekly peel-style exfoliant that dramatically yet gently smooths skin’s surface, improves the appearance of wrinkles and evens out skin tone.

*This item is not eligible for additional discounts.

RESIST Skin Resurfacing & Smoothing Set

Based on 230 reviews
This AHA exfoliating set includes a once-daily moisturising exfoliant and a more potent weekly peel-style exfoliant that dramatically yet gently smooths skin’s surface, improves the appearance of wrinkles and evens out skin tone.
  • Daily exfoliant smooths and maintains skin’s hydration
  • Weekly exfoliant benefits skin tone and firmness
  • AHA naturally reveals immediate visible radiance

*This item is not eligible for additional discounts.

Skin Types:
Dry Skin
Concerns:
Wrinkles, Anti-Ageing
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Why is it different?
RESIST Skin Resurfacing & Smoothing Set offers two high-performance AHA exfoliants—one daily and one weekly—that deliver visible results by improving multiple signs of ageing and promoting renewed, younger-looking skin. Includes RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA (50 ml/ 1.7 fl oz.) and RESIST Advanced Smoothing Treatment 10% AHA (30 ml/ 1 fl. oz.).

These products have an optimal pH range of 3.5–3.9.

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What does it do?
Exfoliates, smooths and visibly renews skin’s surface when you use the two innovative AHA formulas: RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment has a 5% concentration of AHA for daily use; RESIST Advanced Smoothing Treatment contains 10% AHA with a liquid texture for weekly use. This set works instantly to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and uneven skin tone so you will quickly see radiant, healthy-looking skin.
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How to use

RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid:
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Apply over the entire face, avoiding direct contact with eyes and lips. Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater.

RESIST Advanced Smoothing Treatment with 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid:
Apply once or twice daily after desired cleansing and/or toning. Dispense one pump and smooth over face including the eye area (avoid lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater.

Sun Protection Advice When Using Any AHA Exfoliant: These products contain 5% and 10% concentrations of 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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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.

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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

Fantastic! used for years now.

5

I have been using this alpha hydroxy combination for at least 9years. I am mistaken for being anywhere from 5 to 10 years younger than I am. I have tried some of the retinol products as well as vitamin c, but keep coming back to this combo!. Daily with the 5% at night, and once a week with the 10% at night. There is a sting with the 10%, and I think there was a sting with the 5 % when I first started using. Don't be alarmed by seeing flaky dead skin on your face, this can be remedied. One of my tips for use with this or any other exfoliating product is that when you shower, and after using cleanser or soap, step out away from the water, and try manual fingertip exfoliation in small circles all over the face to help clear the dead skin. You feel little balls of the skin forming under your finger tips. Then after I feel I've gotten the most of the skin off, I rinse it away. This works great for me, but some of my friends use micro-fibre cloths to get the skin exfoliating.

Kauffy

Edmonton

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Wondefully Moisturizing!

5

I used to have oily combination skin, but as I,simultaneously, went through menoupause and moved to a very dry climate, my skin has become dry and breakout prone. I was using the Resist set for Wrinkles and breakouts and,although, I think the products are great, my skin was still dry and flaky. I decided to return the BHA products and purchased the AHA set and noticed dramatic results IMMEDIATELY! This was just what my skin needed. I started using the daily exfoliant in the mornings and at nights, but found it was a bit too much w/my prescription retionol, so I use it just in the mornings now. I use the weekly one at night once a week as directed. This in combination with the Moisture Boost Oil have made a huge difference in the appearance of my makeup and its staying power. I love that one pump of the daily AHA can cover my entire face and neck and have not had any issues w/the pump packaging. Only a tiny amount of the Weekly AHA is needed as well, so this set should last me awhile. I believe this set is going to be the first of my HG products!

Postergirl

Thornton,CO

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Game changer!

5

This was the first PC products I have ever used and I must say, they are nothing short of a miracle. I am in my early 30s, have had acne since my teens, have tried EVERYTHING and nothing has ever worked as quickly or as effectively. My skin has improved incredibly in just over a week's time - the texture 1000x smoother (I was also using a scrub most days - I have tough skin), my breakouts are less, and hyperpigmentation (my biggest issue) has dramatically lessened. And so affordable! Trust me, I've spent thousands of dollars on Rx creams as well as the best designer serums and PC is the best by far. The daily smoothing treatment smells like Mr. Bubbles which is such a treat lol! My only issue is that the pump for the daily smoothing treatment was broken upon arrival of my package and I have to shake the product towards the top in order to pump it out.

V.T.

Undisclosed

Game changer!

5

This was the first PC products I have ever used and I must say, they are nothing short of a miracle. I am in my early 30s, have had acne since my teens, have tried EVERYTHING and nothing has ever worked as quickly or as effectively. My skin has improved incredibly in just over a week's time - the texture 1000x smoother (I was also using a scrub most days - I have tough skin), my breakouts are less, and hyperpigmentation (my biggest issue) has dramatically lessened. And so affordable! Trust me, I've spent thousands of dollars on Rx creams as well as the best designer serums and PC is the best by far. The daily smoothing treatment smells like Mr. Bubbles which is such a treat lol! My only issue is that the pump for the daily smoothing treatment was broken upon arrival of my package and I have to shake the product towards the top in order to pump it out.

V.T.

Undisclosed

LOVE the new Resist products !!

5

I have been using the Resist Skin Surfacing & Smoothing System for a few days now and it is GREAT !! I have had no irritation, redness, dryness or peeling. I have definately noticed a difference within one day of use of each product. My skin is smoother and brighter. I have been using Paula's Choice products for over a year now with wonderful results. There have been a few PC products that I have seen almost overnight results from but not like the new Resist products. I have also been using it on the tops of my hands and the results are just the same as my face.

Chastity

Undisclosed

Wow!

5

I've always loved Paula's Choice skincare, but the new Resist system is exceptional! My hairdresser (who's more than 10 years younger than I am) was so impressed with my skin that she wrote down information on how to order. Thank you, Paula!

Peggy

Undisclosed

Love it!

5

This stuff is the best! I have seen way better results using this for less than a month than I did with prescription RetinA. My makeup goes on so smoothly now and when I am not wearing makeup I have a beautiful glow!! Try this, you will not be disappointed!

Jaime

Undisclosed

leaves skin glowing

5

I love this combo. I wasn't using any exfoliation before except for a washcloth once a week, so these left my skin glowing and looking way younger. I haven't broken out since using them, either. Great products!

Krista

Undisclosed

My skin feels like NEW

5

I recently purchased the new Skin Resurfacing and Smoothing system. I have used Paula's Choice products for years and loved them. I was intrigued by these new products as I have been using the Resist Moisturizer and found it to be even better than her other moisturizers.Both products (the weekly and the daily) have been outstanding. The weekly resurfacing lotion works like a dream and leaves my skin so soft. The daily lotion is also wonderful and I have been using both with no problems. My skin is softer and my wrinkles are decreasing. Best of all, my deeper pimples and clogged pores and going away. I am just starting to use the products on my neck and upper chest to try and get rid of the sun damages that are there. So far, so good! I am completely satisfied with the products, the amount that came in each bottle (a lot, I think!) and the overall price. Well worth the money for such a superior resurfacing system that doesn't overly dry or irritate my skin. A+++

Heather

Undisclosed

Great For Skin

5

I have been using both of these products for about a month and am happy with the results. I have hormonal skin so each day can be different. The ingredients in these products are definetly helping my skin. I haven't seen any reduction in wrinkles like some have. I am also using the Resist Cleanser and love how it cleans my face. Waiting to recieve the toner. I would love to see Paula come out with a non-chemical sunscreen-moisturizer in the Resist line.

Esther

Undisclosed

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