It’s been a long time since I’ve stumbled across a skin brightening product worthy of being blogged about, but thank God for Paula’s Choice, as their latest brightening product has rekindled my interest and inspired me once again. The product I’m referring to is the new RESIST Brightening Essence, which features an impressive blend of research-proven skin brightening ingredients that intercept multiple points of melanin creation – a pivotal feature of any worthwhile skin brightening product. This formulation contains an array of ingredients which have been shown to safely and effectively lighten hyperpigmentation and brighten overall skin tone. These active ingredients include:
Uva Ursi Extract = antioxidant and tyrosinase (enzyme that creates melanin) inhibitor. Effective at concentrations as low as 0.75%.
Arbutin = naturally occurring glucoside of hydroquinone which inhibits tyrosinase and melanosome maturation. The concentrations of arbutin in this formulation and other OTC formulations do not carry the same risks as hydroquinone.
Acetyl Glucosamine = tyrosinase inhibitor and skin replenishing ingredient
Niacinamide = melanocyte to keratinocyte transfer inhibitor
Ascorbyl Glucoside = stable vitamin C derivative that works synergistically with niacinamide
The rest of this wonderful formula is rounded out by various grades of hyaluronic acid and skin restoring ingredients.
The packaging of the RESIST Brightening Essence is also excellent, as it is encased in a pump dispenser bottle, which minimizes the interaction of oxygen with the active ingredients.
Paula’s Choice RESIST Brightening Essence can be purchased at the official Paula’s Choice website.
Skin Type: All skin types
Size: 30 ml / 1 oz.
Price: USD$42. 00
Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Arbutin, Acetyl Glucosamine, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Arcostaphylos Uva-Ursi Leaf Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Allantoin, Adenosine, Silanetriol, Carbomer, Polysorbate-20, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol