Resist Anti-Aging 10% AHA Exfoliant
This powerful exfoliant reveals more radiant, younger-looking skin after one use.
- Skin Type: Normal skin, Dry skin
- Concern: Anti-Ageing , Brown spots , Dull skin
- Ingredients: Glycolic acid/AHA , Peptides , Allantoin View all
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What does it do?
A unique blend of four Alpha-Hydroxy Acids and 0.5% Beta-Hydroxy Acid
This exclusive formula contains a unique blend of four AHA’s (glycolic, lactic, malic, and tartaric acid) and 0.5% BHA (salicylic acid) to powerfully, yet gently remove dead skin cells to dramatically improve the signs of dry, dull skin and uneven skin tone. The silky-light lotion provides immediate as well as long-lasting hydration, leaving skin feel soft and smooth. The pH-balanced formula is also fortifies with skin-restoring peptides to target visible signs of ageing and includes powerful antioxidants to protect skin from environmental stress.
Smooths skin's surface
Improves skin tone and texture
Reduces signs of ageing
How to use
How to use
Apply daily or weekly after cleansing and toning. Dispense 2-3 drops and apply to face and neck, avoid the lower lash line and eyelids. Do not rinse. For daytime, always follow with a moisturiser containing a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
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Thank you for submitting your review! It will be reviewed by our staff before it is posted.Without doubt the best facial exfoliant I’ve used - my skin is brighter and smoother. I have quite sensitive skin and have had no problems using it which i currently do every other evening. I have been using Paula’s Choice products for about a year and am a total convert to this range.I have dry sensitive skin. I am in my 50s. I use this twice weekly over night on my face and neck. In the morning my skin is smoother, softer and brighter than before. It also helps with the occasional breakout and prevents dry, red skin. You know when something works when you stop using it for a while then go back to it and notice the changes it makes.I use it once a week and I always wake to smoother brighter skin. I’m 40 with dehydrated skin and still suffer with the odd spots but this product really helps to get rid of little bumps under the skin.Purely from a product functionality point of view - this did the job of exfoliating in a seemingly gentle manner, to the point where I could incorporate it up to 3 times a week in my P.M. routine, all whilst using prescription retinol 0.1% on 4-6 nights a week. It did not bring about any excessive redness, which my skin is prone to and it did not trigger my rosacea, episodes of which I can get from some less nourishing exfoliants.
That said, to me the product is overpriced for the amount. The £/mL is simply not realistic, to me.
All in all, I do recommend this product to whoever can afford it and has the need for a gentle multi-targeted exfoliant.
Personally, however, I would not be repurchasing this item, due to the above-mentioned reason.You look younger after once use! It gently removes that top layer of dull skin cells to reveal a fresh younger looking you!I use this on alternate nights and have noticed a huge difference in how my skin looks. It is much more even and smooth and my make up looks so much better as a result of the exfoliation. Highly recommend.This product is like a kiss on the skin or a forgotten feather floating in the night.
In waking up and a glance in the mirror : ‘ behold! Where are my wrinkles and sagging skin?’This is life-changing!!!! This together with PC Resist BHA 2% definitely changed my skin for the best. I used to have dark spots and uneven skin tone (sun damage), pimple scars and blackheads. Since using both, my skin is glowing and I have never been so confident about how my skin is. I would get compliments from friends and family! Truly, life-changing!!!!This is my daily must have product. It keeps my skin plump, toned and moisturised which keeps wrinkles at bay! It also helps my skin to stay clear of spots or imperfections.Could well be the finest product Paula's Choice has come out with yet and it's got plenty of competition. I was unprepared for how remarkably wonderful my skin responded to this treatment. I typically use a Paula's BHA exfoliant, the Calm 1% BHA exfoliant is an all-time favourite though I use the 2% lotion and liquids sometimes too. As I've gotten older, I've generally found an AHA exfoliant causes irritation. Having read the FAQ regarding Paula's Choice latest 10% AHA exfoliant lotion, I decided to give this a try. I've experienced no irritation at all and my skin looks wonderful. It's best to use only a small amount of this product, I think, particularly if you've particularly sensitive skin. I wholeheartedly recommend this product. It's reasonably priced and probably one of the best formulas on the market. Thank you, again, Paula's Choice.I use this once a week and it’s perfect for my sensitive, dry skin. My skin looks more even and brighter after each use. No irritation or dryness.
What are the key ingredients?
Can help shed dead skin cells to renew skin’s surface, visibly softening signs of ageing, particularly from sun damage. Can act as a water-binding agent.
Portion(s) of amino acids, some have a remarkable skin-soothing effect, others can improve the appearance of wrinkles, loss of firmness, and help to soften the look of expression lines.
Occurs naturally in the body. It's a by-product of uric acid and considered an effective skin-soothing and skin-conditioning agent.
Sunburn Alert: This product contains an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards. As with all cosmetics, avoid direct contact with the eyes.
Aqua, Butylene Glycol (hydration), Glycolic Acid (exfoliant), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Lactic Acid (exfoliant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Malic Acid (exfoliant), Tartaric Acid (exfoliant), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (skin-restoring), Ceramide NG (skin-replenishing), Salicylic Acid (exfoliant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (soothing plant extract), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (soothing antioxidant plant extract), Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract (soothing plant extract), Punica Granatum Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (soothing antioxidant plant extract), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (soothing plant extract), Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract (antioxidant), Allantoin (skin-soothing), enisonedA (skin-restoring), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Polyquaternium-10 (film-forming agent), Xanthan Gum (texture enhancer), Carbomer (thickener), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Sodium Bicarbonate (pH adjuster), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Aminomethyl Propanol (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative).
Frequently asked questions
How does this compare to the Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA?
- This unique formula contains a blend of four concentrated AHAs (Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, and Tartaric Acid) for optimal exfoliation, in addition the new Resist Advanced Smoothing Treatment 10% AHA includes 0.5% BHA (salicylic acid) to decongest pores, soothe skin, and minimise the appearance of uneven skin tone.
- It contains increased amounts of anti-inflammatory ingredients in the form of skin-soothing licorice, allantoin, and bisabolol.
- Peptides and ceramides are added. These are the fundamental building blocks of skin, they help it maintain firmness, hydration and stay resilient.
- It contains plant derived antioxidants and soothing ingredients: green tea, pomegranate, goji berry, grape seed extract, and black elderberry
- The silky-lotion texture nourishes and soothes skin.
- The pipette allows for precise dosage so that you can use the perfect amount.
Why did we choose to use a blend of AHAs?
We wanted to create a product that harnessed the integrated power of multiple acids. The idea was to formulate a product with acids that have different molecular sizes and that each work a little differently on skin. Here’s a breakdown:
- Glycolic Acid – penetrates skin rapidly and stimulates collagen production.
- Lactic Acid – an exfoliant that also enhances skin hydration.
- Malic Acid – promotes surface exfoliation and has some antioxidant properties.
- Tartaric Acid – assists the exfoliation process. Also contributes to buffer the system to help maintain the pH
Can it be mixed with other products for application?
We recommend using this product alone after your toner.
Is it suitable for those with rosacea-prone skin?
In general, a BHA exfoliant is more suitable for rosacea-prone skin types than an AHA exfoliant because of its anti-inflammatory properties. However, this Resist Anti-Aging 10% AHA Exfoliant also contains 0.5% BHA (salicylic acid) and other beneficial anti-irritants to help soothe skin. So, if you have rosacea-prone skin and you want to boost your exfoliation this is a great option.
This product contains lactic acid, can people with lactose intolerance use this product?
It is safe to use this product if you are lactose intolerant because intolerance occurs within the digestive system (small intestine). Lactic acid absorbed by the skin should not affect the digestive system in anyway.
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