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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
The only product that truly delivers for my skin
By C. Leigh
from Princeton, NJ
Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:
I have struggled with breakouts since I as 15, and have sensitive skin as well. I haven't found anything that really made my skin look great until this product. I cannot be without it. My skin is clearer, brighter, and I am happier.
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(40 of 41 customers found this review helpful)
Hits the sweet spot
from Los Angeles
Over the past 9 months, I have cycled through nearly all of the Paula's Choice BHA treatments. RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA ended up being my favorite. It is also the same product as PC4Men Soothe + Smooth. The product is a water-weight liquid, has a neutral scent, and soaks in very quickly, leaving the skin slightly plumped and ready for the next skin care step. Its consistency is such that I can use it as a toner and treatment in one step, and benefit from anti-aging ingredients, gentle exfoliation, and a touch of moisture for my normal-to-oily skin. It is wonderful under my sunscreen in the AM, and does not contribute to any extra oiliness or shine. I have never had any irritation from this BHA, and in fact find it slightly soothing. It has been best for regular maintenance of clear pores rather than an antidote for severely clogged skin or spot treatments. Although the price might seem high, my 3oz bottle lasted more than 6 months with daily use (once per day). I have repurchased the men's version of this product because it was slightly cheaper per oz at the time I bought it.Below are my rankings for various qualities I was seeking in a BHA treatment (1 = best, 5 = worst). Even though RESIST is not at the top of all the categories, I found it hits the sweet spot for my skin due to its balanced formula, anti-aging ingredients and versatility for daily use. Bottom line, I have found this product is a great skin-supportive formula for a complexion that has breakouts or clogged pores mostly under control, which perfectly describes my skin. Highly recommended!Gentleness1) Calm 1% lotion2) Resist 2% liquid / PC4Men Soothe + Smooth3) Clear 2% regular strength liquid4) Skin Perfecting 2% lotion5) Skin Perfecting 2% liquid or gelEffectiveness1) Skin Perfecting 2% liquid or gel2) Clear 2% regular strength liquid3) Resist 2% liquid / PC4Men Soothe + Smooth4) Skin Perfecting 2% lotion5) Calm 1% lotionTexture and ease of use in daily skin care routine1-2) Resist 2% liquid / PC4Men Soothe + Smooth or Clear 2% regular strength liquid3) Calm 1% lotion4) Skin Perfecting 2% lotion5) Skin Perfecting 2% liquid or gel
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Results Make It a Skincare Staple
from Southern California
About Me Skin Conscious
I use this product twice a day after applying toner. It has completely eliminated my under eye milia issue and the pore congestion on my forehead. I do not have any flakiness resulting from it and noticed its effectiveness after two weeks of application.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I was recommended this product in an email from a Paula's Choice representative to help with my breakouts, bumps,textured skin and overall complexion. I've been using it now for just about a month. If anything, my skin is breaking out more than it was before I started using it, there's a new painful pimple popping up every morning. I've noticed no difference in the size of my pores or the texture of my skin. It's also begun to cause some dry patches of skin around my mouth that have started to become irritated when any product is put around that area. I was really hoping for a miracle product after reading all of the great comments but my skin just doesn't like it.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Great Product - need larger size
from Elkridge, MD
About Me Sensitive Skin With Acne
I have used PC 2% BHA liquid for years and loved the results. I do, however, feel the 2% Skin Perfecting liquid BHA leaves a film so I thought I would try the Resist 2% BHA liquid. The Resist 2% BHA is fantastic - light on my skin yet highly effective; it is everything I wanted for my acne prone yet very sensitive skin. My skin is even and smooth with no peeling, burning , tightness or worse yet, a red face. My only complaint is how small the bottle is for daily use. Please make this in a larger bottle - 10 ounces or more!
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
By Glamour Girl
from Fremont, CA
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!
(8 of 9 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
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
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.
(1 of 2 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!