• Resist Anti-Aging Advanced Smoothing Treatment AHA Full size
  • Resist Anti-Aging Advanced Smoothing Treatment AHA Full size
  • Resist Anti-Aging Advanced Smoothing Treatment AHA Full size

Resist Anti-Aging 10% AHA Exfoliant

4 Reviews
  • This powerful exfoliant reveals more radiant, younger-looking skin after one use.

  • Skin Type: Normal skin, Dry skin
  • Concern: Anti-Aging, Brown spots, Dull skin
  • Ingredients: Glycolic acid/AHA, Peptides, Allantoin View all
  • Routine: Exfoliate
€ 42,00


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Resist Anti-Aging 10% AHA Exfoliant

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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 also fortifies with skin-restoring peptides to target visible signs of ageing and includes powerful antioxidants to protect skin from environmental stress.

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  • Key Features

    Smooths skin's surface

    Improves skin tone and texture

    Reduces signs of ageing

  • How to use

    Dispense a few drops and smooth over face and neck after cleansing and toning. Do not rinse.

    Start slowly: Apply every other day and note skin's response. Then use up to twice daily. For daytime, always finish with a sunscreen rated SPF 30 or above. For nighttime, follow with the rest of your routine.

    Sun protection advice when using any AHA exfoliant: This product contains alpha hydroxy acids, ingredients 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.

  • Reviews

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    blossomofsnow - Best thing I EVER used!
    I cannot believe the difference I have seen on myself. My first file line on the face, has faded by 60-65%, I'm confident it will fade more. But this is not what's impressive. I had chest and cleavage wrinkles, to the point I was ready to have a laser treatment. I earned them way before my time, because I was too harsh with soap and cleanliness. And guess what? They are gone now. Poof! I was never impressed with a beauty product before, I'm so happy for the results, thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!!!! 100%

    Hi Blossomofsnow! We are so happy to hear that the Resist Anti-Aging 10% AHA Exfoliant has helped to reduce your fine lines and wrinkles. Thank you for sharing your experience! If you would like advice on other products do not hesitate to get in touch. Kind regards, Adele - Paula's Choice Customer Care
    Marti2021 - Well formulated
    Hats off to the team who formulated this product, I've had 10% AHA lotions in the past, mainly glycolic, really stinging and this one doesn't sting at all. It didn't even feel like an exfoliant until I woke up glowing this morning. Great packaging too.

    Hi Marti2021! Great to hear that the Skin Revealing Body Lotion 10% AHA left you glowy without any stinging. We love this product for the same reason. Kind regards, Adele - Paula's Choice Skin Care
    Heidi DK - Very good
    Very good product. After just 1 week my skin looked smoother. This product is the one with the fastest result of all the Resist and Clinical products I have tried and still use
    Stavros - Amazing
    What can I say? It delivers on all the promises. I saw the change in my skin immediately and results that I was hoping to see with retinol. People with oily skin shouldn’t be scared to use it, just pair it with a light moisturizer and it will be great. I just want Paula to make a supercharged version of this with higher strengths of AHA and BHA as a weekly treatment
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  • Ingredients

    What are the key ingredients?

    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.

    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).

  • FAQ

    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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