Resist Weightless Body Treatment with 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid
7 fl. oz. for $25
Last Updated:01.07.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This unique body treatment contains 2% salicylic acid (also known as BHA or beta hydroxy acid) to exfoliate skin's surface as well as inside the pore where clogs begin. It can significantly improve skin's texture while supplying lightweight, silky moisture.

Rough, bumpy areas are softened and the skin disorder known as keratosis pilaris ("chicken skin") can be controlled—something few products can truly do!

Resist Weightless Body Treatment can also help clear breakouts from the neck down, stimulate collagen production, and banish dullness for improved skin tone. See what we mean by unique?! The formula's pH is within the range for the salicylic acid to be most effective.

The fragrance-free formula is packed with antioxidants and anti-irritants for anti-aging and soothing benefits. Whether you want to give dull, uneven skin a younger, fresher look or simply exfoliate from the neck down for clearer skin, this body lotion delivers impressive results with continued use!

  • 2% BHA works to reveal clearer, smoother, bump-free, younger-looking skin.
  • Fragrance-free formula and anti-irritants add soothing, light moisture.
  • Antioxidants boost the anti-aging benefit.
  • Powerhouse lotion helps eliminate keratosis pilaris (chicken skin).
  • Fragrance-free.
  • None.

This innovative body lotion combines the exfoliating and anti-acne power of salicylic acid with ingredients that work to ease minor dryness while supplying skin with potent antioxidants. You'll see immediate and ongoing improvements in skin texture and tone plus a reduction of blemishes and unsightly red bumps. Exfoliates skin with 2% salicylic acid formulated within an effective pH range (3.2–3.6). Silky texture spreads easily and absorbs quickly. Weightless matte finish is ideal for breakout-prone body skin. Significantly reduces inflammation and soothes reddened skin. Excellent for treating raised red bumps (keratosis pilaris). 100% fragrance- and colorant-free


Water, Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Cetyl Alcohol (thickener), PPG-14 Butyl Ether (thickener), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Tocopheryl Acetate (antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium (Willow Herb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (anti-irritants), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract (antioxidants), Bisabolol, Allantoin (anti-irritants), Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethiconol (silicone slip agents/texture enhancers), PEG-40 Stearate (thickener), Sorbitan Stearate (emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (solubolizing agent), PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Polyacrylamide (film-forming agents), C13-14 Isoparaffin (thickener), Laureth-7 (emulsifier), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Hexylene Glycol (solvent), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Ethyhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Phenoxyethanol, (preservative)

Brand Overview

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products. Like most of us, she was fed up with products that overpromised results, cost a lot of money, and failed to deliver—or made matters worse!

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable. From acne to wrinkles, oily skin, rosacea, large pores, eczema, redness, dry skin, and on and on, Paula's Choice offers a solution.

Paula's Choice Skincare stands apart from other cosmetics brands. The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective—so you get visible results. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free, which is best for all skin types, especially for those with sensitive skin or rosacea.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are all Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia's criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

Strengths: All products are fragrance-free; uniquely formulated AHA and BHA products; effective skin-lightening options; toners that go beyond the norm; all sunscreens provide broad spectrum protection; proven anti-acne products; antioxidant-rich serums and moisturizers; anti-aging products that work as claimed.

Weaknesses: Does not offer a complete collection of makeup; makeup shade range isn’t as extensive for darker skin tones; limited concealer options.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

About the Experts

The new Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains the commitment to help you find the best products possible for your skin. We do this by relentlessly pursuing and relying on published scientific research so you will have unbiased information on what works and what doesn't-and the sneaky ways you could be making your skin worse, not better!

The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same research, criteria, and objectivity, whether the product being reviewed is from Paula's Choice or another brand.

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Did not work

I bought this hoping it would control my keratosis pilaris but I've been using it for 6+ months and not a single thing has changed. The KP are all over my arms and I've been checking every day to see if any of them had calmed down but nope... Still the same :( I guess this product wasnt strong enough for my KP.

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Chanel C.
Beautypedia Team Response

Thank you for sharing your experience.  We'd encourage you to e-mail the Paula's Choice customer service team as they may be able to help you find an alternate product, if you'd like!

The best BHA!

This was my first ever BHA lotion I tried, so far I used toners with BHA but they were to drying. And this is the most amazing product because it really does give instant results, after only a few days. It is gentle enough to use around my eyes, moisturizing enough to use on it's own. I never want to be without it! The only drawback is the scent, it reminds me of medicine, and although I know fragrance isn't skincare I really would not mind a bit.

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OH MY GOD! This is so great!

I started my journey to control the red bumps on my arms using KP Duty products from DERMAdoctor. It worked pretty good, but this works EVEN BETTER! I respond better to BHA than AHA. With the KP Duty AHA, the bumps would kind of leave, but if I missed a few days, they'd come back. Now that I use this, the bumps are really reduced and I can miss several days and still have smooth-ish arms. I don't have perfect arms, I don't think I can, but this is great. It soaks in nice and quick. Feels good!

Reviewed by
Lauren C.
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