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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from Ladera Ranch, CA
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:
This product has made a dramatic change to my skin for the better. My skin is smoother and ZERO breakouts which is unheard of for this 34 year old girl who - until 2 months ago - still dealt with breakouts. I also use this in conjunction with the Resist (combination to oily) line: Perfectly Balanced Cleanser, Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner, Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA, Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 (morning), and Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator (night). I tried the Ultra-Light Daily Antioxidant Serum, but didn't like it.
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Why didn't I find this stuff 10 years ago?!
About Me Minimalist
Until I was about 38, people used to tell me all the time how beautiful my skin was and how I looked 10 years younger than I was. Then I went through a couple of years of fertility treatments (hormones!) and a pregnancy and my skin totally changed and nobody paid me those compliments anymore. I'm now 40 and decided to give this stuff a shot, hoping it would just improve the overall texture of my skin a little. I had developed some clogged pores, fine lines, redness, and excess oil in the afternoon. I had tried other exfoliators and toners with some salicylic acid in them to no avail. No exaggeration-- the first morning after I used this product, my husband looked at me in the bathroom and said "WOW!" He was right-- there was a noticeable difference after just one use. My skin wasn't as red and it looked smoother. He said it took 2 years off over night. Now after using for just 10 days, I think I look 5 years younger and my skin is so much healthier! I did have a few eruptions in the first couple of days, but I think it was clogged pores working themselves out. They were spots that I could feel a small bump, but didn't look visibly clogged, but now they've vanished. The lines around my eyes are 50% improved, also. I am just THRILLED with this product. I can't wait to add in the other items I purchased for my regimen. I add in one new product every two weeks or so when I start something new so that I know what's working or not. If you start them all at once, you don't know what's giving you results or problems. Thanks, Paula!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Much prefer over the "classic" 2% BHA
from Seattle, WA
I chose this over the classic 2% BHA because it has more anti-aging ingredients which is something I'm looking for at age 32. After having a sample of the original BHA, I am so glad I did choose this one, because I found it to be heavy and greasy on my dryish, sensitive skin. I like this liquid and do find it somewhat effective, but after trial and error, I discovered my skin likes AHA better so I probably won't be repurchasing unless there's a great deal. However, for someone whose skin loves BHA, I would highly recommend this!
(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
from Jackson, MS
OMG, this product is phenomenal!First to give some background info, I am an african american, teenager who suffers from OILY skin. My main problems are, huge pores, blackheads, and uneven skin. I use a great gentle cleanser and moisturizer..but realized I was missing something out of my routine as I was still getting clusters of blackheads. (a little more than I consider normal)**even Paula's choice suggest a gentle cleanser, exfoliant, and moisturizer for your daily routine** (so i was missing something)I did my research on what's best for my skin type and problems, and came across Paula's choice products..specifically this one and WOW WOW.1) My skin feels smooth EVERYDAY. Normally my skin doesn't feel smooth unless I have JUST exfoliated with my st. ives apricot scrub. But with this, I have smooth skin everyday.2) my STUBBORN blackheads around my nose have vanished and diminished significantly. I know sebaceous filaments aren't treatable, but I believe this exfoliant has helped that problem quite a bit!3) my uneven skin is no more. My acne scars are fading, my hyper pigmentation is diminishing, (even my mother has noticed) and I overall do not feel the need to wear face makeup anymore to cover up dark spots. 4) My pop ups of blackheads has DROPPED. I used to get new clusters of blackheads every week/everyday it seemed. But since using this product, I have only had the occasional one blackhead here and there. This product was legit a game changer, and I am so HAPPY I purchased.ONLY CON I HAVE, this product makes your face look super greasy/shiny, even though it doesn't feel greasy. My best advice to solve this is..apply a LITTLE amount (trust me a little goes a long way) and you won't shine as much. Also, blotting your face helps take away some of the shine. This product works well with makeup, at least my makeup at least. It applied and blended just like normal.Ladies & Gents, if you suffer from the same problems I have or looking for similar solutions..PLEASE CHECK THIS PRODUCT OUT. I started out buying the sample first to test it out, then went and bought the actual thing. Shipping was standard time, 7 days. But this product will not disappoint.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I have only been using Paula's Choice products for a couple months now, but my skin has truly never looked better! I use this Resist Daily Pore Refining Treatment 2x daily and combination/oily skin loves it. Introducing the right BHA product was totally key for me and I love that this treatment has anti-ageing benefits as well. The combination is a total dream and is a true must-have product for me!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
effective not overpowering
from TX houston
I use this twice a week and it helps a lot in term in really exfoliant my skin after my paula's choice pore balancing (skin balancing)toner but it is more effective when using the resist weightless advanced repairing toner but i did not have it at that time which really helps but the cons are if use too much my skin starts to dry out and i would not use it until my dry skin dies down.
(0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
No effect on reducing milia
I have used up half bottle but i didnt see any effect on improving my skin, especially milia. I'm very disappointed at this product. This is my first time trying this brand. It doesnt sound as good as the reviews said. I'm quite doubt should I try another product from the same brand. I can say it has no or very very very very minimal effect on my skin. In contrast, more and more milia appear on my skin.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from San Francisco
About Me Beauty Expert
I use this daily during my night routine. I barely break out now and my weird bumps and skin things on my neck are gone now. It's non-irritating and non-drying. I ran out of this and bought the Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA fluid, thinking it was the same or better, and that was way too drying for my face. My face didn't like it at all and I'd break out in itchy bumps all over my face and neck. I repurchased this product immediately and am going to stick with it.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Not my favorite
I am a devoted Paula's choice customer and when it comes to skin care, this is the only place I'll buy from. To be honest I was content with the clear bha regular strength but instead of meeting the claims of ridding me of blackheads and breakouts completely, it barely kept them at bay. I have also tried the classic bha 2% liquid and after having no change as well I attempted Resist hoping this was the one. It is a nice product but not enough to repurchase.
Unforunately Not For Me
from Los Angeles, CA
This product unfortunately did not work for me. I first started with the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant and that was great for the first month or two - my skin was really glowing and felt more moisturized without being oily. Then all of a sudden my skin seemed to plateau. It didn't have the same effect as before and went back to what it was before so I decided to maybe try another product. I used this Resist Pore Refining version and I tried to give it some time to get working but after a couple weeks my skin was worse. It was more oily, my pores were larger than before and I started breaking out and getting cyst like pimples on my forehead - something I already have a prescription for to eliminate. I don't know if this product creates a "purge" phase where your skin goes crazy for a couple weeks and then it starts clearing up - but I just couldn't wait it out because my skin was frustrating me every day. For context - I'm 31, have medium toned/latina skin - it's pretty oily, I have large pores, some discoloration, sun damage, blotchiness and lots of clogged pores and blackheads, etc. My skin tends to look pretty dull and sad at times depending on what products I'm using/not using - I have yet to find something that helps all around. Disappointed this didn't work one bit for me.