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By Glamour Girl
from Fremont, CA
Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:
I can use this every single day, and it won't make my skin flake like Paula's other 2% BHA liquids. The smell of this product reminds me of the C15 Booster but is nowhere nearly as strong as that. I like that this has antioxidants in it as I do not use a toner. This has made my pores look even better, and my blackheads are almost gone. I will repurchase this again and again!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Saved my sensitive skin
from Lake George, NY
About Me Beauty Conscious
This product completely turned my skin around. I had perioral dermatitus - it looked like I had a permanent rash around my mouth. I couldn't put anything on my face for a year - until I found this. I also used to have infrequent but disturbing breakouts of rosacea so severe I wouldn't leave the house. Prescriptions for both conditions didn't help much at all.I've been using this product for at least 2 maybe 3 years now, and my skin has never had an issue since then. It helps it stay clear and calm. It has even allowed me to add in other beauty products I never thought my skin would allow, such as the Vitamin C Serum and a even Paula's choice retinol product.This product is truly a miracle for my skin. I don't know what I would do without it.
Service and delivery comments:
Delivery was perfect
Daily Routine Part 3
from North Central USA
Perfect for me.
By Pat from CT
from Groton, CT
I never would have thought to use this product as my skin tends toward dry, but extended heat waves and humid weather caused me to break out horribly with blackheads and general unhappiness with my rosacea patches. In desperation I submitted an email describing my problem, and this product was recommended.I will never be without it now! It began working on the clogged pores and breakouts from the first use, but does not irritate my sensitive skin, nor make the dry areas drier. I can see that the cell turnover has increased with regular use. Some bumps pop up here and there as the pores are cleansed, they go away, and reappear with less frequency. Bonus: my fine lines are less pronounced.I was on the verge of going to a dermatologist and going back on Rx complexion antibiotics and rosacea creams. Not needed! Thank you, Paula's Choice.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Didn't work for me
from Calgary, Canada
I ordered this based on a live-chat where I outlined my specific needs, including dealing with very sensitive, dry skin and I was looking to brighten my complexion and reduce pore size and blackheads. I have been using this for a couple of months now and see literally zero difference in my skin; I still have noticeable pores on my noise and chin and still get blackheads, even with following the recommended 4-step regime. I believe it works for others, but obviously not for me. It didn't irritate my extremely sensitive skin though, so that's a bonus!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
My skin is so smooth!
from Saint Louis, MO
About Me Minimalist
I will never use anything other than a liquid exfoliant, which I didn't discover until I bought this one. I use it every night before bed before applying my moisturizer. My skin has never looked better! I love the fact that it is non-abrasive- I think this makes an enormous difference. I will definitely be stocking up again. I did buy this in hopes that it would help clear up the milia under my eyes- however it doesn't seem to have helped with that. Is there something that PC recommends instead??
(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
By Life Is Beautiful
from Los Angeles, CA
FYI -- this is a LONG, however hopefully THOROUGH review.***After years of taking care of my skin (other salicylic acid and benzoyl preoxide products) and eating well, my skin seemed be at a standstill and was no longer improving beyond its okay condiiton. My skin is generally decent; however, I have the standard imperfections that present themselves in the T-zone and they bugged me to no end, since no matter what product I used...the results were now minimal.In fact, due to the normal course of aging, laugh lines were becoming more apparant and also after a particularly intese threading session 1.5 years ago, some areas on my face were stripped and still had not recovered despite seeing a dermatologist who said it was just too highly exfoliated (he gave me a prescrption hydrocortisone to use which did not seem to improve matters long term). My skin looked "normal" however up close...this patch just did not look like the way the rest of my face looked -- like it was too thin. I resigned myself to just let my skin heal naturally without extra attention to this area, but after so much time had passed, it seemed unlikely to ever return to normal. However I knew there had to be something for my T-zone issues, so I did my search and came across the Resist product line.I found the Resist 2% BHA liquid to be a absolute miracle product. After 2 days - DAYS - of initially using it 2x a day, my face looked luminous. It was incredible. I actually smiled looking at the improvement in the mirror. After 3 days, the area that was stripped due to threading looked normal again...like the rest of my face. I really, absolutely, could not believe the results. It was phenomemal.I initially ordered both the sample size Resist 2% BHA liquid and the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA gel to compare and contrast which would be more effective for me. Based on the reviews I read...one worked better for some people and vice versa. I initally used the Resist liquid and saw the positive results. After my sample ran out -- it might have been 2.5 days (I stretched the sample for as long as I could since so little product is in the packet), I tried the Skin Perfecting gel. Within a day, my face started to not look as luminious as when it was treated with the liquid. I finished using the gel all the while hoping the gel would work just as well as the liquid since I like the consistency of the gel...and unfortunately...my skin just kept getting worse...or...really, it was going back to how it looked before. I ended up ordering the Resist liquid in the full size and have used it now for 3 days and my skin looks terrific again. Given that the first time was not a fluke, I felt confident in writing this review. In addition, my laugh lines do not appear as deep. That area around my mouth appears to be tighter. I have read that the weakening of muscle around the mouth cases these laugh lines (nasolabial folds) so I cannot imagine how the Resist liquid can strengthen my muscles...however my face LOOKS younger. It sounds incredulous however my writing is true to my experience.This product is absolutely incredible. It exceeded my expectations.
from Chicago, IL
About Me Beauty Expert
After using various treatments from my dermatologist that thankfully reduced my cystic acne, I was still left with some clogged pores and bumpy skin, especially on the chin area where my breakouts had been the worst. So I decided to try this product along with a few others from the Resist line. This treatment made a huge difference in just a few days - I use a cotton pad to apply it both morning and evening. My chin area saw the most dramatic improvement - where I once had red, bumpy, uneven skin with whiteheads/blackheads, I now have much smoother skin and the redness and whiteheads/blackheads are gone! I absolutely love this product for daily use and I'll continue to order it!
(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
By Susan R.
from Indianapolis, IN
After using this product faithfully everyday, twice a day, for a couple of months, I see no difference. The clogged pores and blackheads are still there, unchanged. I might as well be putting water on my face.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
My Favourite Exfoliator & Skin Transformer
from Victoria, BC
About Me Skin Care Professional
Being a seasoned medical-esthetician, I'm a skeptical shopper, a label reader, and hard to amaze. I admire PC products because Paula and I have quite a bit in common: we understand what makes the difference between marketing hype versus products formulated to actually have a positive effect on the skin. That said, I've tried a lot of PC products, and this is by far my absolute favourite daily exfoliator! It really does deliver all-in-one non-sensitizing exfoliation with skin calming, hydration, and firming effects. I use this alone in the evening after washing. I apply it using a lint-free cotton round to face, throat and chest. I sometimes apply a tiny bit of hayluronic booster on my face, lips and eye-area afterward. It transforms my skin overnight! And my moisturizers absorb beautifully in the morning. I love using this in the PM, and using a splash of the Resist Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner in the AM. Never discontinue this gem!