Resist Anti-Aging 5% AHA Exfoliant

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Resist Anti-Aging Daily Smoothing Treatment AHA Full size
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Normal Skin, Dry Skin
What's my skin type?
Anti-Ageing, Brown spots, Very dry skin

This lightweight lotion removes built-up dead skin cells, fades brown spots and brightens skin.

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£31.00

Gentle daily exfoliation for youthful radiance.

Formulated with 5% AHA (glycolic acid), this gentle leave-on exfoliant removes dead skin cells, revealing smooth, radiant, younger-looking skin. This lightweight hydrating lotion improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin, corrects uneven skin tone and minimises fine lines and wrinkles.

Key Features

Fights signs of ageing

Removes built-up dead skin cells

Leaves skin softer and smoother

How to use

Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Apply a coin-sized amount over the entire face, including the eyes (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. Allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate)? Do not use this product as it contains salicylic acid (BHA).

AHA exfoliant: first aid for sun damage

Layers of dead skin cells are removed and the skin retains moisture better.

What are the key ingredients?

Ceramides
Major components of skin’s outer layers, necessary for their water-retention capacity and provide replenishing and restoring benefits.

Glycolic acid/AHA
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.

Salicylic Acid/BHA
Primarily an exfoliant, helping shed dead skin on the surface and inside the pore, therefore effective for reducing breakouts and blackheads. It also has soothing properties.

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.

Please note: Allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate)? Do not use this product as it contains salicylic acid (BHA).

Ingredients:
Aqua, Glycolic Acid (Alpha Hydroxy Acid, exfoliant), Cetyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Dimethicone (hydrations/texture enhancer), Polyacrylamide (texture-enhancing), PPG-14 Butyl Ether (texture-enhancing), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (skin-restoring ingredient), Ceramide NG (skin replenishing), Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane (skin-soothing/antioxidant derived from curcumin), Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane (skin-soothing/antioxidant derived from curcumin), Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane (skin-soothing/antioxidant derived from curcumin), Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidant), Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid, exfoliant/skin-soothing), Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates (vitamin E-based antioxidant), PEG-10 Phytosterol (texture-enhancing), Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydrations/texture enhancers), Cyclohexasiloxane (hydrations/texture enhancers), Dimethiconol (hydrations/texture enhancers), Tribehenin (texture enhancer), Polysorbate 20 (texture enhancing), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (texture enhancing), PEG-40 Stearate (texture enhancing), Sorbitan Stearate (texture enhancing), PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer (stabilizer), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), C13-14 Isoparaffin (solvent), Laureth-7 (texture-enhancing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Hexylene Glycol (solvent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Frequently asked questions

Good to know before you start:

This product is an exfoliant and your skin has to get used to it. Build up use from once a fortnight to 1 to 2 times per day. It may take some trial and error to see what is the best frequency for your skin.
During the day, always use a moisturiser with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater. Your skin will in fact be slightly more sensitive to sunlight when using an exfoliant, so the chance of sunburn and sun damage is slightly higher.
Allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate)? Do not use this product as it contains salicylic acid (BHA).

How should I alternate using Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment?

Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment is recommended for use at night, at least once but up to 4 or 5 times per week depending on how your skin responds. Since we do not advise using other exfoliants at the same time as Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment, you can apply Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment as part of your morning skincare routine or on night(s) you do not apply the Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment. In the morning, if desired, you can apply Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment after cleansing and toning or you can limit use of the Daily Smoothing Treatment to nighttime (this is best for first-time users). For daytime, follow with a serum and/or moisturizer or foundation rated SPF 30 or greater.

Can I use Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment at the same time as one of Paula's Choice BHA products?

Yes, but ultimately it is not necessary to use an AHA and BHA exfoliant at the same time. Exfoliation is a balancing act that requires not tipping the scale so the potential for irritation outweighs the benefits. Using multiple exfoliants at the same time increases the likelihood of irritation and doesn't necessarily provide greater benefits. If you'd like to use a BHA product and Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment, we recommend applying one in the morning and the other in the evening. Which one you apply when is a matter of personal preference.

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