Resist Anti-Aging Brightening Treatment
A specialised blend of brightening ingredients fade brown spots and even out skin tone.
- Skin Type: All Skin Types
- Concern: Dull skin
- Ingredients: Acetyl glucosamine , Niacinamide/Vitamin B3 , Vitamin C View all
- Routine: Treatment
VariationsFull size 30 ml
- 30-day money back guarantee
- Safe payments
What does it do?
Brighten and repair sun-damaged skin.
This targeted solution contains a specialised blend of skin-brightening vitamin and plant-based ingredients that work to visibly improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and refine the skin’s texture. The silky, lightweight lotion leaves skin smooth, hydrated and radiant.
Promotes radiant-looking skin
For a radiant, healthy glow
Fades brown spots
How to use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing, toning and exfoliating. Follow with a serum and/or moisturiser. For daytime, always use with a moisturiser containing a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
Reviews6 reviewsAlready own it? Log in to write a review
Thank you for submitting your review! It will be reviewed by our staff before it is posted.This works beatifully to brighten the under-eye circles and, I daresay, perfoms rather well as an anti-age eye cream. Very good product overall.I love most Paulas Choice products I have tried, but this one was weird to me. It has some sort of sparkle to it? And it feels like it dries out my skin and just sits on top of it, and feels a bit sticky even. It also made my skin look worse, as it looks really shiny. Maybe for other skin types - I have very dry skin.
Customer Care: Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that this product has not worked for you. You are welcome to contact our Customer Care team for a recommendation.I absolutely did not expect this product to become one of my absolute favorite products. But it has!
The product has a very nice texture, which I would describe like a very light lotiony-liquid, yet it's weightless on skin and does not cause any excess oil.
I get absolutely no irritation from this product on the contrary it seams to soothe my skin. This has only made some difference to existing post-acne marks/PIH (which were quite bad but now getting better), but it makes new ones disappear quicker and seams to help skin heal from blemishes.
It says it "visibly reduces wrinkles" on the front and I was very skeptical about that, but this combined with the other product in my routine (all of which are Paula's Choice product), has absolutely made a noticeable difference in the fine lines, that were beginning on my forehead. I was not going for an anti-aging routine, I just wanted to fade my marks from acne and keep it under control and this was a very nice unexpected benefit.
I strongly suspect this product helps with my acne as well and also redness.
As far as brown spots I only have 3 very small ones and they where all lightened considerably. I sadly do have darker patches of brown from what I now know is from sun damage, this product significantly reduced those as well (along with some other Paula's choice product)!
I was disappointed when I first saw how small the tube was, but was pleasantly surprised at how long it lasted. Even when I thought it was almost done, more product would appear out of the tube for many more applications.
One last thing, this product has so many great ingredients, works well and thankfully is not that expensive which some of PC's products here in Europe are compared to in the US.In my opinion this product is very underrated. It contains a very impressive list of ingredients that double as melanin inhibitors and as great antioxidants. So it does have the potential to lighten-up skin. But remember, melanin formation is inhibited. This does not mean that the existing melanin is wiped-off, so do not expect any early results. Just know that you are doing something that in the long term might help with pigmentation.If you have a specific target problem, maybe a prescription product will serve you better.
In my opinion we do not need an additional serum with this, since there are plenty of antioxidants in this product. Also, Paula's products, in my opinion, fall short on niacinamide. It is hard to find a good formulation with a big punch of niacinamide for dry skin. This product has it.
I have a lot of discolorations from past acne and I know niacinamide always helps. But it is also a great anti-aging ingredient. In my skin, two months into using this I felt my acne marks were less visible, the new ones never became as dark.
This also has a good creamy texture. Often I do not need a moisturizer over this.This product has a real good silky feeling when applied to skin. It's really comfortable to wear but I don't think It works for brightening skin, at least in the real way. Ok it has such effect but it's only cosmetic because It didn't help to fade little (very little) brown spots from sun or little acne scars. Although I also tried the "RESIST Skin Transforming Multi-Correction Treatment with Azelaic Acid + BHA" and it didn't work yet, but I think that one works better than this "RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment". Probably my little spots or acne scars are so tiny that I don't need this kind of products yet, but I wanted to try it.I bought this to get rid of a couple of brown spots. Unfortunately, I see no difference after a month's use. Perhaps all that could be done has already been done by my existing Paula's regime (bha in the morning, aha and retinol in the evening). The product itself is very pleasant to use. It's just not doing what I needed it to do for me.
What are the key ingredients?
Skin-replenishing ingredient that can do a lot for diminishing signs of ageing. It can have skin-brightening benefits, particularly when combined with niacinamide.
Very effective skin-restoring ingredient that can visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and dullness.
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, Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Dimethicone (hydration), Acetyl Glucosamine (hydration/skin replenishing), Niacinamide (skin-restoring), Butylene Glycol (hydration/texture-enhancing), Silica (texture-enhancing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Phenyl Trimethicone (hydration), Bis-Phenylpropyl Dimethicone (texture-enhancing), PEG-10 Dimethicone (texture-enhancing), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Morus Alba (WhiteMulberry) Root Extract (antioxidant), Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (antioxidant), Ceramide NP (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide AP (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide EOP (hydration/skin replenishing), Scutellaria Baicalensis (Skullberry) Extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing), Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing), Phytosphingosine (skin-restoring), etanorulayH muidoS (hydration/skin replenishing), Cholesterol (hydration/skin replenishing), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 40 (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 80 (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Isohexadecane (texture-enhancing), Hexylene Glycol (hydration), Polymethyl Methacrylate (texture-enhancing), Mica (mineral pigment), Titanium Dioxide (mineral pigment), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
How long until I see results?
With Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment, your skin will take on a more luminous, smoother look instantly. With daily use, you can expect to see an improvement in uneven skin tone and brown spots within two to six weeks. As with any product meant to improve discolourations, daily use of a sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater is essential Ongoing use is necessary to maintain results and keep new discolourations from forming.
What is the difference between ‘skin lightening’ and ‘skin brightening’?
Essentially ‘skin lightening’ and ‘skin brightening’ both mean the same thing. However, ‘brightening’ is more of a cosmetic term and ‘lightening’ is an over-the-counter drug term. We chose ‘brightening’ for Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment because it contains mineral pigments that instantly revitalize the complexion and because several of the ingredients it contains work to make your skin tone more even and healthy-looking.
Does this product bleach skin?
Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment does not bleach skin. Bleaching refers to removing colour from the skin and this product works very differently. Its key ingredients interrupt the pathway melanin takes (melanin is the pigment in skin that makes it brown) in some areas of the face or body to form discolourations such as brown or ‘age’ spots. This process does not remove colour from surrounding (non-discoloured) skin. Rather, it allows darker, discoloured spots to become more even with the surrounding skin.
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, February 2003, issue 2, pages 107-129 Indian Journal of Dermatology, May-June 2016, volume 6, issue 1, 3 pages 279-287 International Journal of Cosmetic Science, February 2000, issue 1, pages 21-52 Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, volume 2013, article 827248 International Journal of Molecular Sciences, December 2009, issue 12, pages 5326-5349 Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, volume 2013, article 827248 Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, January 2006, issue 2, pages 96-101 Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, January-March 2013, issue 1, pages 4-11 Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, April 2004, issue 2, pages 88-93 Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, December 2014, issue 6, page 271-278 Dermato-Endocrinology, July 2012, issue 3, pages 253-258 Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146 Cosmetics, September 2015, issue 3, pages 259-276