RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA
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RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA
A daily leave-on liquid exfoliant with BHA that offers multiple benefits for those struggling with visible signs of sun damage, aging, bumpy skin, and enlarged, clogged pores.

RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA

Based on 239 reviews

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A daily leave-on liquid exfoliant with BHA that offers multiple benefits for those struggling with visible signs of sun damage, aging, bumpy skin, and enlarged, clogged pores.
  • Targets multiple signs of aging
  • Visibly reduces pore size
  • BHA gently and naturally exfoliates skin
  • Lightweight liquid formula
  • Use once or twice daily after cleansing & toning
Skin Types:
Combination Skin
Concerns:
Wrinkles, Blackheads, Enlarged Pores, Anti-Aging

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    3 oz
    $33.00
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    $12.00
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    $1.25

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Why is it different?
RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA is a completely gentle, non-abrasive, daily leave-on liquid exfoliant with BHA that visibly refines pores and skin texture. It also has an advanced antioxidant and peptide blend to help defend against environmental stressors.

This exfoliant has an ideal pH range of 3.2–3.8.

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What does it do?
Improves visible signs of aging as it helps to unclog congested pores and diminish their appearance. This ultra-light, leave-on treatment also visibly smooths skin’s surface, resulting in a fresh, vibrant-looking complexion. It is a customer favorite, even for those with skin prone to milia.
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How to use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Lightly soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
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Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Dipropylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid exfoliating agent), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (skin-restorings), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (antioxidant), Oleanolic Acid (skin-soothing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Trehalose (hydration/skin replenishing), Panthenol (skin-conditioning agent), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), PEG-60 Almond Glycerides (texture-enhancing), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer), PEG/PPG-18/4 Copolymer (solvent), Methyl Gluceth-20, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane (hydration/texture-enhancing), Glycereth-26 (emollient texture-enhancing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Carbomer (gel-based texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Caprylyl Glycol (skin-conditioning agent).

Ratings & Reviews

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Paula's Choice SkincareRESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz
 
4.2

(based on 239 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (160)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (85)
  • Non-greasy (68)
  • Softens skin (55)
  • Soothes skin (48)
  • Moisturizes (11)

Cons

  • Not effective (11)
  • Bad smell (9)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (78)
  • Enlarged pores (64)
  • Sensitive skin (38)
  • Uneven skin tone (35)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (45), Survivalist / minimalist (15), Beauty expert (11), Skin care professional (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (51), Oily (14), Normal (7), Dry (4)

Reviewed by 239 customers

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Definitely Buying Again

By Megan

from Minneapolis, MN

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:

    No joke, my pores were half the size within three days of use. This product is super lightweight and it doesn't smell horrendous. I will keep this in my skincare routine for sure.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery came a day earlier than expected and all products were in great condition.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    flawless skin

    By SB

    from Kentucky

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Redness/Blotchiness
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:

      I've been using this product for years but have never written a review. I talk about this to all of my friends. I've always had breakout prone skin and this is the only thing that works. I'm 44 and still get breakouts. However, if I use this every night, I don't get any. If I miss one or two nights in a row, I'll break out again, which is how I know this is still working. Plus it makes my skin even and smooth. My friends always tell me I have flawless skin. I have used this previously to eliminate sun damage spots from my face. It did irritate my face for the first week or two of use, but once my skin got used to it, I don't have any irritation at all. Just don't use it if you have a sunburn!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love, love this product!

      By Di

      from NY

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:

        I've been using this treatment for years and honestly can not live without it. I think this is the best acid toner/treatment on the market and I am very surprised of so many negative reviews. I use it only once a day (religiously) in the evening. I also use 4% BHA weekly treatment once a week. My skin looks really good!

        I make sure that I don't ever run out of this item, since when I do, I see the difference right away.

        Great, great product! Thank you Paula!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great stuff

        By CO girl

        from Denver

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
          • Redness/Blotchiness
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:

          I love what this product does for my skin. One con I would note is that on my first purchase I was surprised that it ran out so quickly due to its sloppy dispensing which tends to be wasteful; I think the bottle would be better equipped with a mist/spray nozzle. That said, when I make the error of running out of it I can tell the difference in my skin within days. I have normal to dry skin and tend to have issues with flakyness on my nose. This completely eradicates that issue and has left my late-40s skin looking much fresher and younger, while diminishing the light wrinkles around my eyes (I also use it in combination with other products in the RESIST line). At times it can be hard to tell which product is doing one the most good, but having seen the results of going without it, I am sold that this is the one that's doing it for me.

          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          4 months later, worst buy ever

          By Sandy

          from Montreal

          Pros

            Cons

            • Bad Smell
            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

              Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:

              Not gonna lie, I had better skin before I started using this. At first I thought it was my skin reacting to using a new product since it was the first time I was using chemical exfoliation to lift all the dead skin cells. I slowly introduced Paula's Choice line of BHA and AHA by applying them every 2-3 days, and then slowly increasing the frequency to once a day (evening). At first, I figured it just needed an adjustment period. Four months later, I still have way more sebaceous filaments appearing than I used to, before I adopted PC's BHA. I'm also getting so many blackheads appearing in random areas where my skin used to be clear?? I really wanted to love this, and I really hate to say that I am disappointed with this product!

              NOTE:
              I have combination skin. My routine consists of double cleansing (Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil + Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser Creamy), PC's RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA, RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA, followed by Skincare Cosmetics Retinol Antioxidant Serum, and Cerave's Facial Moisturizing Lotion (AM and PM depending on whether it's day or night), and during the day Laroche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Fluid Lotion SPF60.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Really wanted to like this

              By Kim

              from Chicago, IL

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Irritates skin
              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

                Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:

                After trying numerous samples from Paula's Choice, this was my first full-size purchase. This 2% BHA reduced the bumpy texture on my forehead, but wreaked havoc on the rest of my face. I don't understand why, as the sample agreed with me just fine, but when I ordered the full size bottle my skin reacted badly to it. I used PM only, every other night, and every morning after would wake with red, irritated cheeks and chin. I could swear my pores looked larger, not smaller. I was also developing dry patches. Bumpy, uneven, dried out skin - quite the opposite result I was looking for! I stopped and started this product three separate times to confirm it was the culprit. Again, I am disappointed and confused since the sample I used for a week did not have this effect on me. Unfortunately, this may be my first and last purchase from PC.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Disappointed!

                By Sammie

                from Seattle

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Redness/Blotchiness

                  Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:

                  As much as I love this product and what it does for my skin, I cannot get past how little you get. The method of dispensing the product is a huge problem for me as wel. A quarter of this expensive, watery product ended up on my bathroom counter when my elbow bumped it. Never again.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My go-to and I recommend to my own clients

                  By Colie

                  from Youngstown, ohio

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores

                    Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:

                    This is the holy grail for those with combo-oily skin. I am an esthetician, and rarely wear makeup, thus I dislike the feeling of product sitting on my face all day. This product is extremely effective, yet gentle, and is the texture of water so it never feels like you have anything on. I use this as a spot treatment when needed and also as a essential step in my exfoliation routine. I swear by this product and hope it stays around forever. I have yet to find anything that can match it.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    WOW

                    By Jay

                    from New Zealand

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Softens Skin
                    • Soothes Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Enlarged Pores
                      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                      Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:

                      This product has amazed me. Before i was introduced to Paulas Choice, i just used soap bars to clean my face morning and night with a cheap moisturiser that left me oily through out the day. My skin type is Normal / Oily and i get a couple of breakouts around my chin (hormonal) and really decided that with my wedding coming up in 9 months, i needed to sort out my skin routine so i could have the best skin ever! Let em tell you, after only 2 uses over two days after cleansing, this is AMAZING. My pimples have nearly disappaired, my little bumps have gone and my skins teaxture has never been so smooth! Im in Love. I also follow with the Resist Super Daily Wrinkle Defene SPF 15 moisturiser and it feel as if my skin is tightened. This is also a great moisturiser as its very thin and has the SPF in it! Cant recomend these products enough! < 3

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Wish it Came in a Larger Bottle

                      By lilu

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Minimalist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Non-Greasy
                      • Soothes Skin

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Enlarged Pores
                        • Redness/Blotchiness
                        • Uneven Skin Tone

                        Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:

                        If I had to chose just one skin care product this would be it.

                        It is like a missing part of my skin, it makes it complete.
                        It soothes, lightens, prevents breakouts, and keeps pores in check.

                        Combine it with Resist night moisturizer, and you WILL love your skin.

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