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 243 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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    $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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4.2

(based on 243 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (163)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (87)
  • Non-greasy (70)
  • Softens skin (58)
  • Soothes skin (50)
  • Moisturizes (11)

Cons

  • Not effective (11)
  • Bad smell (10)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (81)
  • Enlarged pores (65)
  • Sensitive skin (39)
  • Uneven skin tone (37)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (48), Survivalist / minimalist (16), Beauty expert (11), Skin care professional (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (54), Oily (15), Normal (7), Dry (4)

Reviewed by 243 customers

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3.0

Too sticky for me!

By Paca

from Los Angeles

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

My experience with BHA is positive, and my skin does respond well to it! (I can't tolerate glycolic acid, though.) I'm "on board" with Paula's endorsement of a BHA exfoliant, BUT this is sticky and stays that way even after dry. That's a deal-breaker for me, but I will try her other 2% BHA liquid.

  • Skin Type:
  • Combination
  • Age:
  • 60+
 
5.0

Love this but beware not to combine with retinol

By V minimalist

from KY

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    I love this product but do not use and then apply any retinol product. I applied the skin balancing super antioxidant concentrate serum immediately after and the next day my face was on fire! it lasted 10 days.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    5.0

    Calms skin like no other!!!

    By Jim

    from Boston

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Calms skin tremendously
    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      I have redness and enlarged pores in my t zone. This is a life saver. Once applied, it calms my skin to an enormous amount. Corrects tone. I have easily irritated skin to the point I have to use a mineral sunscreen - the calm line of moisturizers. But this is a life saver, let me say again, a life saver. Thanks Paula.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was fast

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      This is my new holy grail skincare product

      By leelee

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

      • Bad Smell

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • mild acne
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      I'm not even sure how I received a sample of this product because it wasn't one that I selected, but I am sooooo glad I did. I had ordered some other Paula's Choice products before, that I feel are kind of similar to this one, and they did nothing for me. I was disappointed because I had heard such good things. I'm not even sure what made me try the sample, as I didn't really have high hopes for it. OMG. I have never had a skincare product make such a difference in my skin in a matter of days. After two uses, I was literally looking in the mirror like "wow". It didn't magically clear up all of my acne overnight or anything like that, but the overall look of my skin is better than it has been in years, possibly ever. I don't think it's even marketed for reducing redness, but it most definitely does that. I have an evenness and softness to my skin that is just incredible for me to see. I have had "bad" skin for decades and this has improved after a couple of weeks. I had been having weird, persistent breakouts on my neck for the last few months that I had been unable to get rid of - this has cleared them up completely. I'm not the type that wears a full face of makeup to work everyday, but I will use concealer to cover the redness and any acne; I have been able to use less and less every week. I will continue to use this for as long as I can buy it because it amazing. The only thing I would change is the bottle; the design of it makes it rather impossible to get the right amount out. You only need maybe two drops, but in order to do that I end up having to squeeze the bottle and a little puddle's worth comes out every time and makes a mess all over the top of the bottle. This stuff isn't cheap, but it will last a looong time if you can manage not to waste it every use. So I ended up just putting it in one of the smaller travel bottles that I had received another Paula's Choice product in and it works perfectly. No more waste, no more mess.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Received it quickly.

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
      • Age:
      • 30-44

      (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.

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