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Pleased with product, 2 time purchaser
About Me Minimalist
Comments about RESIST BHA 9 Treatment - 0.3 oz:
I have been using BHA 9 for post acne breakouts for 6 months. I use it only on individual pimples once they've finally been "popped" and any raw irritation has cleared. I'm 43 and still have issues with occasional breakouts, usually deeper skin rather than surface stuff, so I wind up with dark post breakout red marks. I have never had it completely fade a mark but it does help to soften the redness faster than without. The quickest effects I see is if I use it every other night once the head is no longer open or irritated. Not only does it boost the healing process and lessen redness but it helps smooth the raised bump faster than without. I only use a spot treatment and not daily. I've found if I use more frequently that I'll get more drying in the area than I want. My least favorite feature is the pump style package. It dispenses more than what I need in a single pump, especially when using only for spot treatment. Drips down the side of the pump ... I feel like I'm wasting valuable product and it's not cheap. I'd love it if it came in a dropper style container instead.
Service and delivery comments:
Shipping and delivery is always fast and perfect. Love the free samples. That was how I originally discovered BHA 9.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great for "Sebaceous Cysts"
By Love My Skin Now
from Houston, TX
About Me Beauty Conscious
After having Fraxel treatments for age spots, deep pores & acne scarring at my dermatologist it caused some of my pores as they healed to clog causing sebaceous cysts (small flesh to pink colored bumps) on my cheeks & tiny ones on my forehead. I saw several dermatologists that said expensive aggressive to surgical removal treatments were the only cure & they probably would return. Grrr!! Well, after doing lots of research I found Paula's Choice "BHA 9". I applied it to the sebaceous cystic bumps last thing every night. It took several weeks, but I did notice an improvement. I've now been using it every night for 6+ months. The cystic bumps are not totally gone, but they have flattened out and are not very noticable with or without makeup & the pinkish ones are no long pink. I have also started using the Paula's Choice "RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment With 10% AHA" several times a week after reading other reviews that said it helped also. (FYI, I did check & using it more often than weekly was ok). At night I apply the "RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment w/10% AHA" liquid on a cotton ball to the cystic bumps letting it dry for a few minutes followed by my night cream, moisturizer & LAST of all the BHA 9. The next day, my skin looks so clear! People now tell me all the time what beautiful skin I have. This is a FIRST for me, ever!!! My skin has never looked good until now! I pray that the "BHA 9" & the "RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment With 10% AHA" will work for you as well as it has for me with my sebaceous cysts & large pores. My only regret was that I didn't find Paula's Choice soon in life! Thank you Paula!
Super FAST delivery!! Took 2 - 3 days to arrive.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Super for Mature Gals with Troubled Skin
By Skinny Red
from Wichita, KS
I can't even remember when I bought my first BH9 tube (I'm using my second one now). I put it in my makeup basket and used it only for some occasional hormonal acne spots. It did fine. Then recently I discovered that if I use just one pump all over my face every morning after my Resist toner, my skin will have absolutely no hormonal break outs AND no milia or other tiny trouble spots. None. It took about a week or so to get there. So now I'm addicted. I am 60 years old with dry skin (except my nose), and I considered myself an AHA gal all the way for years. I still use the Resist AHA at night, and I'm honestly afraid to change the order of my routine. I kind of think the BH9 counteracts any irritation or breakouts caused from makeup, primers and powders (I have sensitive skin). I use it as a preventative step now, instead of having to treat spots already present. I love that! I do allow about three minutes for the BH9 to sink in my skin before moving to my next PC favorites, and I have no problems putting on my makeup. (I let nearly every PC product sink in for a minute or two, if I have time. I sip coffee in between.) Now my skin looks better every day, all day and is definitely smoother and brighter.
Always prompt and trouble-free delivery.
The Holy Grail!
from Atlanta, GA
For those who are on the fence...ignore the nay sayers and try it. I believe the reason it has not worked for many is due to not following directions (or simply extra sensitive skin). "Apply as a spot treatment" to me is translated as DO NOT rub in, but apply to the affected "spot" in a thin layer. Please realize you will need to do this way before bedtime to allow product to dry. I suffer from acne all my life and have used Paula's products in conjunction with Tazorac and managed to have clear skin. However, six months ago tiny bumps under the skin (not acne) showed up on one side of my cheek and nothing from the doctor, facials or my Paula's regiment would make it go away. I decided to get a chemical peel but changed my mind and ordered this instead, In two days I had a 85% improvement and that was a game changer for me.FYI, If a product does not work, eliminate all other products before passing judgement. As I've learned what works for my skin, I've realized that some of Paula's products don't play well with other name brands. Eliminate until the problem is resolved then re-introduce you favs name brand and that just might work. LOVE< LOVE< LOVE< !!!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Works on milia
from Albuquerque NM
This actually works on milia after one night. I use every 2-3 days because I don't like how tacky it feels but effects are somewhat cumulative and it absolutely gets rid of milia and the frown line between my brows. I've tried it on active pimples and it has no effect whatsoever- it seems the only thing that nips those in the bud is the Resist weekly BHA foam AND honestly, forgoing dairy and sugar for a week (which I rarely can do and of course hate). The pump leaks a lot but since I don't travel with it it's not an issue. Cost is in line with what it does!
Fastest shipping of any company I've used for mail order for sure
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very effective for clearing flare ups
from northern Virginia
On occasional bumps and rough spots that occur
On my third one. Unfortunately, this one leaks. Product does not come out where it should but instead comes out somewhere down on the pump. It took me so long to figure this out and I've used so much anyhow that I think it's too late for me to contact customer service about it. However, customer service in this company is usually wonderful.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Fabulous results in treating "bumps"!
from Hot Springs Village, AR
Upon complaining to my dermatologist about the gradual development (one year history) of approximately 25 individual small, colorless bumps on my forehead, I was advised nothing could be done, including laser treatment. When I read about BHA-9, I had hope something could be done. Within a month of night-time use, a definite improvement was evident. Now, after approximately 6 months, 90% improvement (even disappearance) has occurred. I even still have some product left from the first order!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Amazing. Redness is gone!
from SF Bay Area, CA
Started with the trial size, and after nearly finishing it, my skin is the best it's ever looked! My pores are still large, but I'm hoping with more time they'll still improve. (It's hard for us to be objective!). But for the first time in forever, I look in the mirror with no makeup and my nose and cheeks aren't red! This helped my rosacea way better than the prescription cream that I can't spell. I use it nearly everyday and my oily T-zone hasn't minded at all. I only use it where it's red, but I may branch out and see what it does elsewhere. Well worth the price, IMHO.
This is my skin saver
By Linda L
from Azusa, CA
I have dry, acne prone, sensitive skin. While I am faithfully using the 2% liquid BHA, I NEED this for overnight calming on my hormonal breakouts. I don't think I can live without this. I put this on my sensitive skin every night on stubborn bumps and it seems to help a lot. I combine this with the RESIST 25% Vitamin C and they are powerful duo. I can put these two on any skin problems I have and not have negative reactions, but only good results the next morning.
Miracle Product for Untimely Breakouts
from Denver, CO
About Me Beauty Expert
I received a small sample of this product in one of my monthly beauty boxes. I've really been trying to take good care of my skin prior to my wedding in 10 days. I had a pretty bad breakout on my chin recently and decided to try some of the BHA 9 treatment with my finger to some of the red areas on my chin. The next morning- I was shocked. I nearly could have gone without make-up, that's how well and how quickly my skin had cleared up. I'm so impressed!