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How The Variety of Paula’s Choice Resist Treatments Work!

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“Anti-Aging is not recommended for only a particular age-group”
There are numerous treatments under the Resist line. Firstly, it is important to note that all the products under the Resist line are specially formulated to address anti-aging concerns.

The targeted treatments under the Resist line contain different active ingredients to address different signs of aging. Anti-Aging is not recommended for only a particular age-group; it is the overall targeting of the skin’s breaking down process and damage under conditions like UV, acne, and other free-radicals.

Retinol (Vitamin A) Products

Retinol is one of the best anti-aging ingredients. It helps to stimulate collagen production and reduce wrinkles. Products containing retinol under the Resist line are the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment, the 1% Retinol Booster, and the Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum.

The Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Serum contains a lower concentration of retinol as compared to the other two products and is therefore more suitable for more sensitive skin.

The 1% Retinol products differ mainly in that of texture. The Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment has a creamier texture, making it more suitable for normal to dry skin, whereas the 1% Retinol Booster has a lightweight liquid texture, making it more suitable for normal to oily skin. All the products can be used individually while the Booster can be used either individually or mixed into your moisturiser.

However, retinol can be somewhat drying for some, especially those in higher concentrations. In such situations, the retinol products are recommended to be paired with the Moisture Renewal Oil Booster, applied either individually or mixed into your moisturiser, to help hydrate the skin.

Vitamin C Products


Vitamin C provides antioxidant protection, protecting skin damage caused by free radicals which contribute to aging. It helps fade brown spots, promote collagen production, and encourages the skin’s natural healing response to achieve more radiant and younger-looking skin.

The C15 Booster contains 15% Vitamin C and can be applied to the entire face. The Vitamin C Treatment is designed as a spot-treatment for stubborn brown spots, containing 25% Vitamin C. Avoid mixing these with exfoliants; apply the exfoliant first and leave to dry before applying Vitamin C.

Skin Brightening Products


Hydroquinone is an internationally-acclaimed skin-lightening ingredient found in the Resist Brightening Dark Spot Corrector. These products helps to even out skin tone and refine skin texture. The Triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser with 2% BHA has a gel texture and is more suitable for normal to oily skin while the Triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser with 7% AHA has a lotion texture and is more suitable for normal to dry skin. As spot treatments, these products ought to be applied to specific areas of concern. When using these products, avoid mixing with benzoyl peroxide.


Niacinamide and acetyl glucosamine are other skin-lightening ingredients, found in the Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment, which helps brighten uneven and dull-looking skin. Unlike the Dark Spot Erasers, the Pure Radiance Skin Brightening has a lotion texture which is suitable for all skin types and can be mixed with benzoyl peroxide.

Firming Products

The Skin Firming Line Minimiser is a lightweight and water-based treatment, containing niacinamide and amino acids which help improve wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. This targeted treatment is suitable for all skin types and can be mixed with any of Paula’s Choice anti-aging products. This product can work as an alternative to retinol, especially for those whose skins are sensitive to retinol.

The Hyaluronic Acid Booster helps to plump the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It also contains ceramics which preserve the skin’s barrier and reduce moisture-loss. This liquid-gel product can either be applied individually after exfoliating or mixed into your moisturiser. 


Resist Body Treatments

This portion of the Resist collection is specifically meant to target skin troubles that you have on your body. With the Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA, you get a good chance against bodily acne. It also helps with the following:

  • 2% salicylic acid to soften rough skin & refine texture
  • Antioxidants keep skin healthier-looking
  • Ideal for those concerned with rough, bumpy skin on the body
  • Silky lightweight lotion sets to a soft matte finish

On the other hand, the Skin Revealing Body Lotion with 10% AHA:

  • Fade signs of sun damage
  • Corrects uneven skin tone
  • Eliminate red bumps on arms and legs
  • Helps the skin generate collagen for a smoother, firmer, appearance.

The combination of these two products will help alleviate a majority of your skin concerns. But if you were looking for the extra, over-the-top product to complement both of these wonderful body solutions, you may also try the Resist Retinol Body Smoothing Treatment. We combined the skin-beneficial elements of Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer to create a multi-purpose, all-over body lotion that keeps all skin types looking healthy, radiant and remarkably smooth. It also has a richer texture than Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer.

Anti-Aging Eye Cream

All of Paula’s Choice moisturisers are suitable to be applied around the eye area and hence an eye cream is not absolutely essential. However, for those whose skin around the eyes feel exceptionally dry and needs an extra boost of suppleness, hydration, and firmness, the Anti-Aging Eye Cream is a great product to add onto your skincare routine. It contains antioxidants and peptides to help anti-aging. This rich and creamy product is thicker than all the other Paula’s Choice moisturisers and is designed to hydrate your skin overnight.


So how do you pick? If you really need a quick map on the treatments and their functions for what we just covered, here’s a summary: 

Retinol – Wrinkles, Anti-Aging, Skin Texture and Skin health

Vitamin C – Brightening, Anti-Aging and Skin health

Skin Brightening – Brightening and Stubborn spots

Skin Firming – Skin Firming, Anti-Aging, Hydration & Moisture

Body Products – Skin Texture, Bodily Acne/Bumps,

Eye Cream – Hydration & Moisture, Anti-Aging


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