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For skin emergencies, add this all-purpose spot corrector to your arsenal: Paula’s Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections.

Paula's Choice RESIST Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

$38.00 Ships Free
1 oz.



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We love ourselves a vigorous antiaging cream, but here’s the rub: They tend to be a tad on the greasy side and rarely take oily skin into consideration. Not so with this ultralightweight serum from Paula’s Choice. The water-based formula is designed especially for oily, enlarged pores and is also suitable for use around the eyes. Not only does it come loaded with clinically proven antioxidants for a smooth, matte look that minimizes the appearance of pores, but it targets wrinkles without retinol, which can upset oily skin.

How to Use

Morning and night, smooth a few drops onto clean, dry skin (and don’t forget the eye area). Works great under makeup too.

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone slip agent), Butylene Glycol (slip/water-binding agent), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Polysilicone-11 (film-forming agent), Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone (silicone polymer), Hyaluronic Acid (skin-repairing ingredient), Resveratrol (antioxidant), Niacinamide (cell-communicating ingredient), Quercetin (antioxidant), Adenosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Phospholipids (skin-repairing ingredient), Ubiquinone, Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidants), Sea Whip Extract, Bisabolol, Beta Glucan (anti-irritants), Phytic Acid (chelating agent), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (film-forming agent), Sodium Hydroxide (stabilizer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent).

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The Holy Grail of Serums

At last, I have found my one and only serum! The texture is perfect - so lightweight yet effective. And, bonus points that it doubles as an under-eye serum. (Hello to savings on never having to buy under-eye serum again!)

The price is super reasonable. A little bit of product went a long way. This is my first Paula's Choice purchase but it definitely won't be the last. And, bonus points for the blue packaging - my favorite color.

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I like it!

I have used other products with hyaluronic acid at the recommendation of my esthetician to help combat skin dehydration which is different than dry skin (which explains a lot). I noticed a very fine line on just one side of my mouth and I started using a heavier application of the hyaluronic acid my esthetician recommended with little improvement. I used this product once and it worked much better and it is actually less expensive!

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Great Serum!

So I'm fairly new to the world of serums. I had received a different one in one of my boxes and thought I had found a game-changer. After purchasing the full size and using it up completely, I decided to try a new one. I bought this one based solely on the reviews (and because it's a cruelty free company!) and I'm so glad I did! Yes, it's an odd, yellow color, but so what? It goes on smoothly, absorbs beautifully, and leaves NO residue. I have been using it for about a month. I think my skin is clearer - less breakouts and redness. I don't have a lot of fine lines (yet) so I don't really know how it works on those. The size will last me several (I'm estimating 4-5) months! Great formula - I highly recommend. I may have found "the one."

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This is good

I received this product with my splendid serums box and I love it. I already own several products from Paula's but not this one and I am definetely going to purchase the full size

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So Smooth

The product is almost disconcertingly silky. I haven't used it long, so I haven't yet noticed any changes in tone, but I have no new breakouts!

I know it says it's for oily skin, but experience taught me that I could still have a reaction to it. It's the 1st anti-aging product that hasn't caused any bad effects! I have been looking to find some anti-oxidant products, and I think I have found one I can stick with.

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