RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA
Based on 601 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 601 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

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Skin Types:
Dry/Very Dry Skin
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.

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 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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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

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 LOVE this product


This is my favorite PC exfoliant. It's effective enough to tackle my clogged pores and gentle enough to use on my sensitive skin and doesn't dry it out. I use it once a week as directed and use a BHA during the week, but honestly have not found a BHA that I like. I wish that PC made a similar product in BHA form!


Oakland, CA


Superior Product


I use a toner first (Mac Lightful Softening Lotion) and then apply the resurfacing AHA without using pads - just with my fingers, follow with a healthy application of Paula's body butter. This does not cause even the slightest irritation or discomfort. It's a superior product at a reasonable price. I trust PC products over even dermatologist recommendations. Thanks Paula :)






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



Definately worth it and long lasting


I waited for three months before reviewing this product to see how it went over time,I have been using it approx. every 5 days and its really wonderful. I'm 55 but still getting hormonal low grade acne and use a retinol from the dermatologist but Paula's Vitamin C, Cleanser, BHA and have for over 15 years. This does bring out a few tiny spots the days after I use it but totally worth it as you wake up with smoother, clearer and I can really notice the different over the months. I also use it on my hands and a red spot (from a dermo scar) has faded after 4 years of never changing. I do have skin that isn't at all dry so maybe if you do you might want to use more moisturiser etc if needed. Or just use it weekly. Highly recommend.


North Adelaide


Works with My Sensitive Skin


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!


San Francisco Bay Area


Love it!


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.


Newport, R.I.


Miracle product


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.


Los Angeles


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


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.




Amazing instant results


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.





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