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Resist Anti-Aging Brightening Essence

  • Lightweight fluid works to revitalise a dull complexion, for radiant-looking skin.

    Unfortunately this product has been discontinued. It will also not be available in the future. Maybe you’d like to try our C15 Super Booster or Radiance Renewal Mask as an alternative product.

  • Skin Type: All Skin Types
  • Concern: Anti-Aging , Brown spots , Dull skin
  • Ingredients: Arbutin , Bearberry Extract , Vitamin C View all
  • Routine: Treatment
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  • What does it do?

    Revitalise and brighten dull skin.

    This lightweight essence combines the illuminating power of arbutin with a unique blend of plant extracts and vitamins that are proven to counteract a dull, uneven complexion. The formula is infused with two types of hyaluronic acid leaving skin glowing and hydrated.

  • Key Features

    Brightens skin

    Fades brown spots

    Promotes radiant-looking skin

  • How to use

    Apply 2-3 drops to face and neck, after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, once or twice daily. Do not rinse. Follow with a serum and/or moisturiser. For daytime, always follow with a moisturiser containing a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

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    Jerome - Disappointed
    This serum sounds promising with excellent ingredients and it is non irritating. The problem is that it does not work. I have purchased it repeatedly and used it all winter season. I have diligently applied SPF50 3xdaily and avoided UV light. In the end my dark spots and mild unevenness of pigmentation have seen no improvement.
    3 remarks :
    1-when applied close to eyelids, I noticed systematic eyelid muscle twitch later in the day
    2-after initial applications or if you take a weekend break from application then start again, people have asked whether I have used self tanner, which tend to indicate the product has an effect on pigmentation. This is quite confusing.
    3- this serum is not compatible with some Paula serums as I saw flaking from other products containing silicone. Be careful when applying makeup containing silicones on top of this product.
    If you are curious about trying Arbutin, this is a must buy.
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  • Ingredients

    What are the key ingredients?

    Has an increasing amount of research attesting to its effectiveness for brightening an uneven skin tone.

    Bearberry Extract
    Has antioxidant properties, and there is some research showing it can have skin-brightening properties.

    Vitamin C
    One of the most well-researched vitamins for skin, shown to improve the look of multiple signs of ageing, brighten uneven skin tone, as well as provide skin-restoring and soothing benefits.

    Aqua, Butylene Glycol (hydration/penetration enhancer), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Arbutin (skin-brightening), Acetyl Glucosamine (skin-restoring ingredient), Ascorbyl Glucoside (vitamin C/antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (soothing extract), Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract (brightening plant extract), Morus Alba (WhiteMulberry) Root Extract (brightening plant extract), Niacinamide (skin-restoring ingredient), etanorulayH muidoS (skin-replenishing/antioxidant), Hyaluronic Acid (skin-replenishing/antioxidant), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring ingredient), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (skin-restoring ingredient), Allantoin (skin-soothing), enisonedA (skin-restoring), Silanetriol (antioxidant), Carbomer (texture enhancer), Polysorbate 20 (texture enhancer), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Sodium Citrate (preservative), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

  • Faq

    What makes the Resist Brightening Essence different from other products in our line?

    Resist Brightening Essence combines research-proven ingredients that work together to create a more even, luminous complexion. It is the only Paula’s Choice brightening product that combines arbutin with acetyl glucosamine, vitamin C, and plant extracts that address skin pigmentation concerns.

  • Expert Advice


Phytochemistry Letters, Volume 13, 2015, pages 35-40; Journal of Cosmetic Science, January 2012, pages 43-54; Asian Journal of Chemistry, April 2012, pages 1805–1808 The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, March 2014, pages 27-29; and February 2010, pages 22-41; The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Volume 13, April 2008, pages 20–24; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, September 2010, pages 218-225; March 2007, pages 20-26; and December 2006, pages 309-315; Skin Research and Technology, May 2006, pages 105-113; Pigment Cell Research, August 1998, pages 206-212