Resist C15 Super Booster/Resist BHA 9
What makes this product unique?
Resist C15 Super Booster is a concentrated blend of 15% stabilized vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), antioxidant vitamin E, ferulic acid, and peptides. Resist BHA 9 is a first-of-its-kind spot treatment specially formulated to address your most stubborn skin imperfections. When used together, this power couple supercharges your anti-acne/anti-aging routine.
These products are 100% fragrance- and colorant-free.
BHA 9 can do all of the following:
- Unclog pores with the first use
- Diminish white bumps
- Minimize enlarged pores
- Refine and smooth skin's texture
- Minimize sebaceous hyperplasia
- Smooth and soften dry, rough patches
- Help balance oily skin
- Fade red marks from breakouts
- Reduce breakouts
Who is this product for?
Resist C15 Super Booster and Resist BHA 9 are targeted treatments for all skin types, especially those prone to blemishes or stubborn skin imperfections. You'll see dramatically younger, healthier, and more radiant skin in weeks!
SOURCES TO SUPPORT THE CLAIMS MADE FOR RESIST C15 SUPER BOOSTER
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, January 2013, pages 579–584; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, December 2012, pages 310–317; Journal of Dermatological Science, June 2012, pages 216–220; Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, January 2012, pages 51–56; AAPS PharmSciTech, June 2011, pages 514–520; Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, July 2011, pages 905–919; Archives of Pharmacal Research, May 2011, pages 811–820; American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, April 2011, pages 87–99; European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, May 2009, pages 232–238; and Archives of Otolaryngology, October 1999, pages 1,091–1,098.
SOURCES TO SUPPORT THE CLAIMS MADE FOR RESIST BHA 9
Dermatology, Second Edition, McGraw Hill, Baumann, Leslie, MD, 2009, pages 150–151; Dermatologic Surgery, April 2009, pages 638–644; Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, March-April 2005, pages 87–90; Pharmazie, March 2005, pages 215–220; Journal of Cosmetic Science, November 2004, pages 519–531; and Drugs Under Experimental and Clinical Research, Volume 3, 2003, pages 101–105.
tocopherol, sea whip extract, sodium hyaluronate, Avena sativa, ascorbic acid, Boerhavia diffusa root extract, glycerin, ferulic acid, salicylic acid, acetyl octapeptide-3, panthenol, arginine
Resist C15 Super Booster:
Water, Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C/antioxidant), Ethoxydiglycol (slip agent/penetration enhancer), PPG-26 Buteth-26 (emulsifier), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (thickener), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Ferulic Acid (antioxidant), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredient), Acetyl Octapeptide-3 (cell-communicating ingredient), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Panthenol (skin conditioning agent), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer/antioxidant), Triethanolamine (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
Resist BHA 9:
Propylene Glycol (solvent/penetration enhancer), PEG-75, PEG-8 (thickeners), Water, Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/time-released exfoliant, 9%), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (anti-irritant), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (antioxidant plant extract), Sea Whip Extract (soothing plant extract), Arginine (amino acid/skin-conditioning agent), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent).
DIRECTIONS: Apply at night after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating. Dispense 2–3 drops of the Resist C15 Super Booster with a small amount of Resist BHA 9, combine and smooth onto skin. Follow with moisturizer where needed. Suitable for use around the eyes, but avoid contact with eyelids and do not apply along the lower lashline.
Store Resist C15 Super Booster in a cool, dark place, below 25°C (75°F). Keep out of direct light.
PRECAUTIONS FOR RESIST BHA 9:
This product contains 9% salicylic acid. Please note:
- Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin
- If you experience irritation, rinse from skin and discontinue use
- Avoid direct contact with eyes
- Protect skin with sunscreen daily
- Ask your doctor before using on children
- Keep out of reach of children
- If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask your doctor before use
Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.
Is the Resist C15 Super Booster & Resist BHA 9 duo just a spot treatment or can I use them all over my face?
Resist C15 may be applied all over the face as needed. A thin layer of BHA 9 may be applied all over your face if needed, but you would want to use it first over smaller areas where stubborn imperfections (for example, blackheads that have not responded to a BHA exfoliant with 2% salicylic acid) are an issue to see how your skin responds.
Is the Resist C15 Super Booster and Resist BHA 9 duo suitable for rosacea-affected skin?
The Resist C15 Super Booster may be suitable for rosacea. The concern is the amount of vitamin C, which can be too potent for some cases of rosacea. We suggest sampling this product to see how your skin responds. Generally speaking, though, vitamin C’s anti-inflammatory action on skin can be helpful for rosacea.
The Resist BHA 9 is suitable for rosacea, but to start, apply this treatment to stubborn imperfections only, once daily or a few times per week in the evening. Pay close attention to how your skin responds. If signs of flaking or dryness occur, do not continue to apply BHA 9 to these areas or reduce frequency of application.
How often can I use BHA 9?
We recommend applying BHA 9 once a day, preferably in the evening, after cleansing and toning. Many will find that their imperfections respond favorably with less frequent usage, such as 2-3 times per week. For best results, experiment to determine the frequency of application that works best for you
What is the strength of BHA 9?
BHA 9 contains 9% salicylic acid in a unique formula, time-released to prevent irritation without sacrificing the result of its 9% strength. This allows even those with sensitive skin (perhaps even those who cannot tolerate our 2% BHA formulas) to reap the incredible results possible with BHA 9.
My skin tends to be sensitive to vitamin C but I still want to use the C15 Super Booster. Will applying this product a few times per week still be beneficial?
Yes, of course. Although once- or twice-daily application is recommended, you will absolutely still see benefits from Resist C15 Super Booster if it’s applied less often. As with any skincare product, you need to pay attention to how your skin responds and adjust usage (or products) accordingly.
I received my C15 and the internal air restrictor isn’t in the bottle—it’s on the dropper. How do I insert it?
The internal air restrictor, as you noticed, is now packaged separately to reduce the likelihood of the bottle leaking during transit. There are two ways to insert it into your C15, and both are easy!
Remove the seal from your C15, insert the dropper (do not remove the air restrictor from the glass stem) and screw the dropper cap closed. The cap will appear to tilt unevenly, but keep screwing it down and the internal air restrictor will snap into place. All done!
Remove the seal from your C15, and then pull the air restrictor off of the glass stem of the dropper. Push the pointed end of the air restrictor into the open C15 bottle, applying pressure until it snaps into place.
We also have a handy “How-to” video on our YouTube channel
that provides visuals on both of the above options. Once the air restrictor is secure, it will not come loose or fall out—and now your C15 is ready for use!
Can you tell me more about the Resist C15 packaging, i.e. "packaged to minimize light and air exposure"?
A great deal of thought went into the packaging for this product. Because Resist C15 is a water-light liquid, a bottle and dropper-tip applicator were the only way to go for measuring the perfect amount per use while ensuring the product wasn't messy to dispense. To protect the potency of the formula, we selected tinted glass to prevent UV exposure and an internal restrictor to drastically reduce airflow into the bottle when the dropper is removed. In rigorous testing, these packaging safeguards were more than adequate to preserve the effectiveness of the Resist C15 Super Booster! For maximum potency, we advise using C15 Super Booster within three months of opening.
I keep depressing the pump, but no product is coming out.
This product is packaged in an airless pump dispenser which utilizes a vacuum system to dispense and keep the contents fresh. Airless packaging helps to keep air and contaminates out of the product, which enhances the formula's stability and effectiveness.
When using your product for the first time, you may need to “prime” the dispenser. To prime, simply pump the dispenser slowly about 10-15 times. If the dispenser stops working at any time, simply repeat the "priming" step. Do not attempt to dismantle the package.