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.

RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA

Based on 401 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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RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA
 
3.8

(based on 401 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (215)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (68)

61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (76)
  • Softens skin (59)
  • Non-greasy (58)
  • Soothes skin (28)
  • Moisturizes (8)

Cons

  • Bad smell (74)
  • Irritates skin (48)
  • Not effective (5)
  • Greasy (3)
  • Sticky (3)

Best Uses

  • Enlarged pores (70)
  • Uneven skin tone (52)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (32)
  • Daily use (17)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (60), Survivalist / minimalist (15), Beauty expert (13), Skin care professional (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (65), Oily (23), Dry (8), Normal (6)

Reviewed by 401 customers

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5.0

Great Results

By MN504

from MN

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Softens Skin

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Weekly Use

Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA:

This treatment really works and I'm amazed by the results! I have used it just once per week for 5 weeks now. My skin is combo and it became sensitized because I used the wrong products for my skin for a long time. Therefore, I expected overnight results the very first time I used It and, to be honest, I did not see much happening to my skin that first week. However, I followed a previous reviewer's advice about being patient in seeing the results. Each week the results are more visible and my skin is less bumpy, the tone is more even, the fine lines in my forehead are visibly diminished and overall, my skin is so soft! I guess the BHA started working in the deepest layers first which I assume were very damaged and that is why it took some time to see noticeable results in the outer layers... but seeing such changes after only 5 uses, I think it is actually pretty fast. Regarding the smell: it is true that is has a strong odor when you apply it but then it goes away (unless you have a very sensitive sense of smell, I guess). I definitely recommend this product as I am happy with the results :)

  • Skin Type:
  • Combination
  • Age:
  • 30-44
 
1.0

Don't use if you are over 35 and have dry skin

By chellelala

from Austin tx

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Smell
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA:

      This product is way too harsh unless you have severely oily and acne prone skin. I really wanted to like this but I tried it again three days ago and am still recovering from the horrible reaction, needed a round of cortisone to calm it down and still experiencing itchy pinprick sensations.

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      2.0

      Not too sure yet...

      By crissykay

      from Forest Lake, MN

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA:

        I tried the product twice now a couple months apart and I too awoke with an itchy, sunburned looking face. My daughter, who is 20, did not have a bad reaction. It must be harsher on thinner (older) or sensitive skin. If the reddening is a normal part of the process a disclaimer should be noted on the bottle so the consumer knows this type of reaction is possible.
        My other products from Paula's have all been fine. This one just has an irritant factor to it. If you are a first time user be sure to keep away from mouth and eye area (wrinkles will swell).

        Service and delivery comments:

        No issue on service or delivery.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        3.0

        Was Great for a While

        By Laura

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA:

        I used to love this. It worked better for my skin than anything I've ever used. Eventually, I became sensitized to something in it and it would make my face swell severely. Now I'm afraid to use anything with salicylic acid in case that's the culprit. If anyone else has had this problem and is still able to use other salicylic acid products I'd love to hear about it. My skin is a mess without it.

        I'd recommend this product with a caution not to use it too often.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Service has always been excellent with Paula's Choice.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        1.0

        Product has changed...with disastrous results.

        By CLM

        from DFW, TX

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA:

            This had been one of my favorite PC products until I received my newest bottle. Something has changed—either it's a new formula, or this is a bad batch. It did seem to smell a little different from the last bottle. I used the new bottle for the first time last night, and this morning I woke up looking like I have a bad sunburn on my face. This is not an allergic reaction; it is a chemical burn, and it is painful. Previously I had used this product twice a week with absolutely no ill effects. Now I see multiple other reviews stating the same thing. Why has this product not been recalled?

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was fast and efficient, as always with PC.

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

            My holy grail

            By Christy

            from va beach

            About Me Beauty Expert

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Enlarged Pores
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA:

              First time I used, i did experience the itching others complained about. But I slathered on a heavy moisturizer over top. Woke up the next morning and all my existing pimples had called down, I didn't have any new pimples either. My skin felt so soft and smooth. So I planned to only use it one a week based off other reviews saying how trying and harsh it was, but since I wasn't experiencing any over trying or pain and I loved how it made my skin feel I decided to do half a pump on my face every night with a heavy moisturizer over top. I will also apply the BHA 9 to spot areas and this on top and a moisturizer. I now no longer have blackheads, and only occasional pimples around my cycle. I have extremely oily skin, EXTREMELY OILY! So this is probably why I am able to tolerate this product with such frequent use. If you have dry skin you should probably not use this.

              • Skin Type:
              • Oily
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              1.0

              Red raw skin

              By Loves_beauty

              from Jersey City, NJ

              About Me Beauty Expert

              Pros

                Cons

                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA:

                  I do not have sensitive skin and use exfoliants and retinol daily together without issue. I've tried this product numerous times and always end up with red swollen skin that looks like a chemical burn. Horrible formulation!

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Normal
                  • Age:
                  • 30-44
                   
                  1.0

                  Said they didn't change the formula--my skins says otherwise

                  By Kim in CA

                  from California

                  About Me Beauty Expert

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA:

                  I went through two bottles of this, and it worked great. I do not have sensitive skin--in fact, I used it five times a week while using Retin-A every night. The last bottle I received gave me a horrible rash after my first use. It looked like I had chemical burns on my chin and cheeks. Stayed that way for about five days. I thought the problem must be me, because I'd been using it with no adverse reactions for a long time. Tried it again, same result. Customer service assured me there'd been no change in formula. Since then, I've been using it on my feet and the results have been great! Sadly, I won't order anymore...too expensive to be using just on my feet.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  As always, service and delivery of the product was top notch. Arrived in perfect condition and quickly. PC customer service is the best!

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

                  Great for teenage acne when used as directed!

                  By Lesley

                  from Wisconsin

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy

                  Cons

                  • Bad Smell

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne

                  Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA:

                  My son is going through that hormonal phase they all do and gets some pretty serious breakouts as a result. I started him on the PC4Men products (cleanser and toner) two years ago and we use this product twice a week on his breakouts. It makes a huge difference and the difference can be seen overnight. Follow the directions and use sparingly (no more than twice a week) and you won't have these reactions others are describing. Be careful if you are using retinoids though - I use Retin A at night and so I can only use this as a spot treatment once a week and I will skip my retinoids the night I use this. One week he decided to overdo it and he found out why following the directions is important, as it left him with a red, irritated patch that looked like a chemical burn and took a week to heal. Be patient. Yes, the smell is gross but it does dissipate quickly.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Oily
                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE

                  By Tamata

                  from Texas

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA:

                    I love this product. I have combination skin, sensitive. No problems with this product. I do not notice a smell, but everyone's different. I think it works great. The skin around my eyes is very sensitive, but I have had no problems whatsoever. I think you probably need to be really careful not to put on the eye area if you are hyper sensitive.

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

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