RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA
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RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA
A weekly, concentrated leave-on exfoliant with BHA that dramatically improves the appearance of skin texture, pore size, and bumpy skin. It attacks the signs of sun damage and aging to reveal beautiful and healthy-looking skin.
  • Improves the look of skin after one use
  • Naturally exfoliates dead skin cells
  • Diminishes the look of tiny, hard, white bumps
  • High-performance liquid-to-foam formula
  • Use once or twice weekly in place of a daily exfoliant

RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA

Based on 382 reviews

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A weekly, concentrated leave-on exfoliant with BHA that dramatically improves the appearance of skin texture, pore size, and bumpy skin. It attacks the signs of sun damage and aging to reveal beautiful and healthy-looking skin.
  • Improves the look of skin after one use
  • Naturally exfoliates dead skin cells
  • Diminishes the look of tiny, hard, white bumps
  • High-performance liquid-to-foam formula
  • Use once or twice weekly in place of a daily exfoliant
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
Concerns:
Wrinkles, Enlarged Pores, Anti-Aging, Bumpy Skin

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Why is it different?
RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA is a leave-on, weekly-use solution for those struggling with advanced signs of aging, pronounced bumpy skin, and problem pores. The advanced, antioxidant-infused formula in a unique liquid-to-foam texture soothes and revitalizes skin.

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

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What does it do?
Delivers smoother, visibly younger-looking skin overnight. Specialized technology encapsulates the anti-aging and pore-reducing BHA for time-released delivery—so you get dramatic, non-irritating results without flaking skin. Also helps to visibly calm redness and revive skin’s firm appearance for a more youthful look. It’s even suitable for skin prone to milia.
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How to use
Use at least once weekly, at night. After cleansing and toning, dispense one pump and smooth treatment over face, neck, and chest. Do not rinse. Follow with the rest of your evening skincare routine.

May be used once a week or daily depending on your skin's response and your concerns. It can be applied at the same time as your regular BHA exfoliant, but pay attention to how your skin responds and adjust usage accordingly. Do not apply to lips or eyelids eye area.

If eye contact occurs, hold eye open and rinse immediately and thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first five minutes, then continue rinsing the eye. Consult your eye doctor immediately for care advice.

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Research

Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, September 2016, issue 9, pages 1480-1490

Phytotherapy Research, August 2015, issue 8, pages 1117-22

Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, volume 2013, article 827248

Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2015, volume 8, pages 455-461

Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146

Ingredients
Product Ingredients Water, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol (hydration), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Phytosphingosine (skin-renewing), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture-enhancing), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (grape extract/antioxidant), Camellia Sinensis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (green tea/antioxidant) Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (willow herb/skin-soothing), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH-adjusting), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer).

Ratings & Reviews

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Paula's Choice SkincareRESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foam 4% BHA - 1.5 oz
 
3.8

(based on 382 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (209)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (60)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (68)
  • Softens skin (53)
  • Non-greasy (52)
  • Soothes skin (25)
  • Moisturizes (7)

Cons

  • Bad smell (66)
  • Irritates skin (39)
  • Not effective (5)
  • Sticky (3)

Best Uses

  • Enlarged pores (65)
  • Uneven skin tone (44)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (29)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (17)
  • Daily use (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (52), Survivalist / minimalist (10), Beauty expert (9), Skin care professional (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (52), Oily (19), Dry (7), Normal (5)

Reviewed by 382 customers

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1.0

Not for Me

By Doska

from Tor

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Irritates skin
    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foam 4% BHA - 1.5 oz:

      I ONLY use (and love) PC's products on my body and face and wanted to try this one as well. I have ordered this product a while ago and had it sit in my drawer till now. Last week I've decided to use it on the weekend and was horrified when I looked at my face in the mirror next morning. I was all red and my eyes were swollen shut and red as well. Till this day my skin is covered in weird rush and feels rough to touch. I would return it, but first, it's too late and second, just shipping the product back form Canada would probably cost me more than it's worth. it Very sad this didn't work out for me.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Terrible fishy smell and burning rash

      By Loves 2 Walk

      from Orange County

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bad Smell
        • Causes rash/burnt skin
        • Fishy smell
        • Irritates skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foam 4% BHA - 1.5 oz:

          I have been using this product for several years without an issue until now. I have very tolerant skin and am accustomed to using products far stronger than this one, so having a reaction is really strange for me. This last bottle I ordered has a very strange fishy odor. Truly, it makes my face smell like rotting fish. Also, I have no idea what sort of caustic chemical they put in there, but it causes a strange sort of rash. Again, I have to point out that I do NOT have sensitive skin, and am accustomed to much stronger products, including very strong chemical peels. I do not know what happened. Did they change the formula, or does their manufacturing plant have poor quality control? I seriously can't imagine what they must have put in here to give it that horrible smell, and create such a caustic rash on my otherwise very tolerant skin. I guess this has to go in the trash. I won't be taking a chance on this any more.

          (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          What happened????

          By Kirk

          from Michigan

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Irritates skin

            Best Uses

              Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foam 4% BHA - 1.5 oz:

              I have used this product in the past with no issues at all. I recently restocked, used it as I usually do overnight. I woke up this morning looking like a burn victim. Eyes swollen shut. This has never happened in the past. Has the formulation changed? Did I get a bad batch? I seriously look like I've had an intense chemical peel. Not good, and I'm a long time Paula user/fan

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best product by Paula

              By Samantha the Beauty Expert

              from Jacksonville, FL

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foam 4% BHA - 1.5 oz:

                I use many of Paulas products for my skin and this is my favorite one. I use it every other night after cleansing and before lotioning. When I wake up in the morning my pores are smaller and any small breakouts I had are gone. Highly recommend for oily and blemish prone skin. Overtime, this WILL improve your skin.

                (17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                This irritates my skin

                By Wendy

                from Hilton Head, SC

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Irritates skin
                  • Not Effective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foam 4% BHA - 1.5 oz:

                    I haven't used this product in like a month, I used it last night and I woke up to a red, burnt looking face. On either side of my nose and on my chin looks like someone threw acid on my face and burnt me. It's swollen and red with bumps. I don't know if that's the "resurfacing" and it will go away but right now I have neosporin on it.

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Kicks my exfoliation up a notch

                    By Figgy08

                    from Camarillo,CA

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foam 4% BHA - 1.5 oz:

                      I use this once or twice a week when my skin is behaving. On weeks where the texture of my skin just gets extra bumby I will use this every night. I wake up to softer and smoother skin every time I use this Bha 4. I love the liquid to foam texture of this. The foam texture makes it so easy to get it everywhere on my face and neck. I have used this on my chest and it made some red bumps that I had disappear in two nights of using this. One pump of foam goes along way and I feel this bottle lasts me a good amount of time. This is a skin saver for me and I love it

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Always packaged perfect and arrives within a couple days

                      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Use with caution

                      By Mandy O

                      from Vancouver

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Irritates skin

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foam 4% BHA - 1.5 oz:

                          I love the whole resist line except for this 1 product. It literally burnt my face. I had a red/dry face for almost 2 weeks. It's too much for most skin and I can tolerate a lot on my face. Use with caution.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Effective and Gentle despite texture and smell

                          By Mark

                          from Hyde Park NY

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Bad Smell

                          Best Uses

                          • Enlarged Pores
                          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                          Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foam 4% BHA - 1.5 oz:

                          I love the BHA9 for reducing the appearance of pores but it's costly and with its pump issues, it's almost impossible to dispense the correct amount. I still use it but have been using this one more often, which reduces my need to pull out the big gun (BHA9). Thankfully, a full pump depression of this product is the exact amount needed for my face and neck. When I'm only treating my t-zone, I have enough left over for any bumpy or rough areas on my body. No need to fuss over partial pump depressions with a pump that is sub-par; this one works! Only when I get to the very last drops of products does this start dispensing uneven amounts and perhaps then I'll need two or three pumps. So kudos on the packaging and pump. While not nearly as effective at pore reduction as the BHA9, this one does certainly help. And like the BHA9, I find it extremely gentle, even when used multiple nights in a row. Aside from pore reduction, this one is also brilliant for treating bumpy skin on my arms and sides, albeit it's pricey for that purpose. The bottle seems to last forever, again because it dispenses the correct amount each time, it's impossible to waste any product. The texture and smell are not pleasing to me but I can get past that because I like the results. But I'd love to see this in an elegant silky serum texture. As it is, the texture is more tolerable than it is elegant.

                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Ultimate BHA Exfoliant

                          By Inés Aaliyah

                          from Vancouver, BC

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Controls Acne
                          • Lightweight
                          • Removes Milia
                          • Smooths Skin
                          • Softens Skin

                          Cons

                          • Bad Smell

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foam 4% BHA - 1.5 oz:

                          Nothing beats this chemical exfoliant for controlling acne, smoothing textured skin and obliterating milia and sebaceous filaments. The foam formula absorbs deep and fast, but be sure to use only half a pump as a full pump will cause your face to feel sticky. People complaining about the smell should suck it up. Yes, it smells like dehydrated prawn crackers, it fades in minutes.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Prompt and fabulous delivery, as always

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Essential for smooth baby soft skin

                          By Cathy

                          from Potomac, Md

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Softens Skin
                          • Soothes Skin

                          Cons

                          • Bad Smell

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foam 4% BHA - 1.5 oz:

                          I started with BHA 2% lotion and noticed that it wasn't delivering the results I wanted after weeks of nightly application. Previously, I purchased this 4% BHA with the intent on using once a week like prescribed. Yea, that didn't happen. After using this one night, I woke up to poreless smooth skin.

                          After experimenting for a few more weeks, I decided to use this exclusively every night. For the record, I sandwich this between a toner and a moisturizers. I do not use retinol products. My skin is extremely sensitive, or so I thought, and has not had an adverse reaction to using this on a daily basis.

                          The results are AMAZING. I go make up free on the weekends, and get comments from friends on how great my skin looks and feels. Yea, it smells on application. But with results like this, who cares? I am in love with this product!

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