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I would never buy this product
from Northridge, Ca
Comments about RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA - 1.7 oz:
I recently purchased PC Resist Dark spot eraser 7% AHA lotion. I used it for four days, and I had no reaction to it. I wanted to use an exfoliant under the dark sport eraser, so I started using this product the Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA. I immediately felt a tingling sensation, my face got completely red, and in the morning I woke up with bumps (pimple like) all over the right side of my face. Totally disappointed!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Effective but non-irritating
from New Mexico
I got a sample of this with a re-purchase of my favorite PC serum. My skin had been looking dull (hence my decision to re-purchase the serum), and really needed something extra. In addition to dullness, my pores were looking larger than usual in the t-zone and I was feeling like I had texture issues. I used this one night and woke up the next day to a much-improved texture and smaller pores. This product did what it claimed to do. I have sensitive skin but I experienced absolutely no irritation and no redness. I also have dry skin, and after application, my skin felt supple and moisturized. I usually experience angry, tight skin post-AHA use, but this is really gentle enough to use daily, while still being effective enough to make a difference. I plan to purchase the full size in the near future.
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Makes me red
from Orange, ca
I have supersensitive skin and this product made my skin really red but it did plump my fine lines, it's a shame that I wasn't able to use this because I have really dry skin and it looks nice at the beginning but then my face started to get more red and I looked older so I had to stop using it . :(Loved the smell kinda fruity maybe?
Bad reaction - red bumps all over my face!
By BHA User
from Chicago, IL
I use a number of PC products and am more than pleased with most that I've tried. I got a free sample of the 5% AHA treatment with my last order and thought I'd give it a try. I put it on before bed and woke with what looked like red goosebumps all over my face. My face ached for two days, and it took two weeks for the bumps to completely clear and my face to get back to normal. I've never had this reaction to anything I've put on my skin before. I've always used BHA products without issues. No plans to try AHA again after this experience.
My face loves this. Strong enough to make a difference I can feel, but balanced such that I get no irritation whatsoever. Worth every penny.
I saw the difference after 2 weeks
from Chula Vista, CA
About Me 50's, Mid Color Complexion, Normal Skin
I decided to give this a try to improve my enlarged pores on my nose and generally give my complexion a "lift". From the start I liked the color and scent of the product. I use it after cleansing and before moisturizing. I had recently scarred my self (laceration) and was feeling down about the color of the scar. Anyway, two weeks in and I can see and feel the difference. My skin tone is more even and the pores on my nose are smaller and look, well, cleaner. I will continue to use it on the scar - I'm not sure if it will fade it or even it out, but it isn't making it worse and because the rest of my skin has improved so much, the scar is starting to worry me less. I love this product and will continue to use it.
Sensitive Eye Area, Good Everywhere else
I have very sensitive skin around my eyes (on the sides and underneath) and this caused that area to tingle/burn. Everywhere else on my skin seemed to do as the label claims but I won't repurchase because I see good results with the PC BHA exfoliant daily.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
This product really delivers
from Great Falls, VA
I used this system (this product morning and night, and the weekly treatment a couple of nights a week) for a long time. I didn't realize how well it worked until I stopped for a couple of months. My skin was dull dull dull. I started using it again and my skin is so much better. My one complaint is that it's impossible to tell when you are getting low on product. Now I'm out until I can get more shipped.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Missing AM step
I have tended to stick exclusively to BHA formulas since I started using Paula's a few years ago. I have tricky ultra sensitive skin that is very prone both to dehydration and congestion. My go-to is the CLEAR Regular Strength 2% BHA formula, but I found using that too much diminished the results and I would wind up with flaky skin around my nose and chin, and just a duller appearance to my skin in general. On the flip side, reducing use without a replacement also diminished results.I have not had much luck with AHA formulas before this one, since I tend to experience stinging with them. About a month ago I realized I was missing the exfoliation step in the mornings since I bumped the BHA down to only 1x daily at night. The benefits since adding this have been obvious. I use the CALM (oily-Combo) SPF 30, and this AHA in between the Skin Recovery Toner does much to help my skin hold on to the moisture of a minimally hydrating formula, whereas BHA or nothing at all in the AM left my skin visibly dull by afternoon. Overall my complexion is more even and calmed down. This has more immediate anti-aging benefits than BHA in my opinion. I am less likely to run to thicker, more emollient cream moisturizers to try to solve dryness, only to lament over the next day or two that my pores are clogged again, because the lighter formulas are working more efficiently since adding this. I did experience the tiniest bit of tingling after the first couple of uses, and had a couple of little breakout spots around my mouth but by the end of the first week that was gone, and now I am finding that rotating this with the CLEAR BHA does infinitely more to keep my skin clear. Breakouts have also been minimal along my jawline where they tend to pop up a couple times a month. My small-med but quickly gunky pores are much less of a problem, and it seems clear this product is somehow helping the BHA do a better job by not over-drying the surface of my skin so that it can penetrate to the pore level better. I didn't see the point of using both BHA/AHA in rotation, but if you are finding BHA is drying your skin out to the point where it's really only affecting the surface and unable to clear pores I recommend giving this a shot--especially if you have that surface dryness with obvious pores underneath. This turns over the surface that needs to be exfoliated in a gentler way, and gives BHA a clear path to the buried oil.I will be keeping this one on hand for the long haul. Please do not discontinue, as it is the only AHA I can use!!
The ONE Product I Won't Be Without
The last bottle I ordered had a broken pump (boo!), but I just take the pump off and shake as much as I can each time. I will not/cannot be without this product. It has made more of a positive difference in my skin than anything else I've ever used. I love trying different lotions, cleansers, etc., but this is my one and only AHA.