Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA (Glycolic Acid) refines the surface of skin with exceptionally gentle and completely non-abrasive exfoliation. It also offers additional benefits, including hydration, soothing antioxidants, and a mix of fortifying skin-restoring ingredients.
This product has an optimal pH range of 3.5–3.9.

All Paula’s Choice products are 100% fragrance free, clinically proven to be non-irritating, and never tested on animals.

Reveals youthful radiant skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This innovative daily-use formula continually revitalizes skin’s texture, visibly evens skin tone, and helps promote visibly firmer-looking, smoother skin. A specially selected mix of antioxidants helps fight the impact of free-radical damage, while ceramides and peptides bind moisture for beautifully radiant skin.

Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Apply a dime-sized amount over the entire face, avoiding direct contact with eyes and lips. Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
When using your product for the first time, you may need to “prime” the dispenser. To prime, simply pump the dispenser slowly about 10-15 times. If the dispenser stops working at any time, simply repeat the "priming" step. Do not attempt to dismantle the package.

Sun Protection Advice When Using Any AHA Exfoliant: This product contains 5% glycolic acid, an ingredient that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater every day. When outdoors, wear protective clothing whenever possible, seek shade, and avoid prolonged sun exposure.


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Key Ingredients
Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12⁠, Ceramide NG⁠, Epigallocatechin Gallate⁠, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates⁠

All Ingredients
Water⁠, Glycolic Acid⁠, Cetyl Alcohol⁠, Butylene Glycol⁠, Polyacrylamide⁠, Dimethicone⁠, PPG-14 Butyl Ether⁠, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12⁠, Ceramide NG⁠, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane⁠, Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane⁠, Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane⁠, Epigallocatechin Gallate⁠, Salicylic Acid⁠, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates⁠, PEG-10 Phytosterol⁠, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract⁠, Bisabolol⁠, Allantoin⁠, Cyclopentasiloxane⁠, Cyclohexasiloxane⁠, Dimethiconol⁠, Tribehenin⁠, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate⁠, PEG-40 Stearate⁠, Sorbitan Stearate⁠, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer⁠, Disodium EDTA⁠, C13-14 Isoparaffin⁠, Laureth-7⁠, Sodium Hydroxide⁠, Caprylyl Glycol⁠, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride⁠, Hexylene Glycol⁠, Ethylhexylglycerin⁠, Phenoxyethanol⁠