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Start off with the cleanest of slates with Paula’s Choice Resist Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser.

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  • 3.9 out of 5 stars, based on 1,740 Reviews 1,740 Reviews Write a Review
  • $26.00
  • 3.3 oz   
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    $26.00

Birchbox Breakdown

We love things that you can count on to go above and beyond the call of duty—a delicious leave-in conditioner, an ultrahydrating sleeping facial, and now, this leave-on exfoliant. No beads or scrubs here though. Powerful ingredients like AHA (short for alpha hydroxy acid) and glycolic acid rejuvenate skin cells for a more luminous complexion. Layer this gel under your other serum and moisturizer and go, no rinsing necessary.

How to Use

Apply a small amount once or twice a day after cleansing and toning. Remember: No rinsing! Follow with the rest of your daily skincare and makeup routine.

Water, Glycolic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (chamomile/soothing agent), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding agent), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-identical ingredient), Panthenol (water-binding agent), Sodium PCA (skin-identical ingredient), Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol (slip agents/penetration enhancers), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyquaternium-10 (thickeners), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben (preservatives).

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

awesome sauce

just as effective as proactive similar product. The sample size is great as well. definitely purchase

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Another great Paula's Choice product!
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I thought it was odd that there weren't any exfoliant beads or anything in this product, but it really works quite well and goes on smooth, just like any other product.

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Love it - Mermaid Approved
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Great product does wonderful things for my summer sun baked skin. Helps keep the ocean's impact on my complexion to a minimum. I spend a lot of time outdoors and this, plus a great sunscreen is a swimming combo!

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Feels nice on skin

Putting this on feels nice on my skin and its easy to use. It's hard to tell if it makes a difference with the sample, I think it would require longer use than a sample provides.

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I love PC
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I'm so glad PC is getting out into the discovery world more. I've been using PC products for a few years now. I hadn't tried this one as I usually stick to BHA for my acne prone complexion. I did notice that my skin had a nicer, more radiant texture after using this. The only downside is it burns on certain sensitive areas of my face, which is unusual for me given the number of potent and harsh products I've used to battle my breakouts. Overall I'd recommend this product, though.

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Good
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Goes on smooth, felt a little tingle but nothing crazy. After washing off my skin felt smoother and younger. I have only tried once so i will try again soon

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Truly like it

After a few applications, my skin feels soft. It doesn't smell bad but I don't mind because it's not made with added fragrances etc

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fav product from june
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This is my favorite product from my June box. It works really well and makes your face feel so great. I love it!!

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Great!
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I am constantly in need of something to even out my skin tone. As I have gotten older I have really started to pay attention to my skin and face more. This did not disappoint. Also it's incredibly low maintenance and easy to put on and go.

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No noticable difference
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I'm young (21) and have good skin and don't deal have to deal with breakouts very often. That being said, this product didn't do much for me. It's a little weird to get used to at first (smells a little like Elmer's glue) but it's not that bad.

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