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Comments about RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA - 1.7 oz:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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
from Chicago, IL
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.
(6 of 6 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!!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
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.
Love this product, however the pump disappoints.
from WA State
About Me Minimalist
I love this treatment, however the pump dispenser is miserable at getting the product out of the bottle. I have to plunge a Qtip into the product in order to get any, which is disappointing given the price!
(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
By Christine P
from Okotoks Alberta Canada
About Me Beauty Expert
I just wanted a non SPF moisturizer and I found it! I use this daily and it makes my skin so soft and very moisturized. It's not sticky at all, I hate sticky moisturizers. This leaves my skin smooth and feeling great. Paulas Choice products always say what they deliver in performance. Love this product
(10 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
from Huntington Beach, CA
I recently started a PC skin care regimen with some anti-aging products from the Resist line. I was excited about finally trying acids in a legitimate way since there is so much buzz about how amazing they are for your skin. Unfortunately, after using this product for about 1.5 weeks, I developed a horrible, red, painful, itchy rash all over my face. It is still happening right now and I'm using prescription creams to help the situation. I am so annoyed and so irritated. I never have skin issues, I have never had acne, and now my face is covered in nasty, red bumps. I may have misused the product or something, but I'm definitely never using this again. And I'm stuck with an entire bottle. :(
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
By Marley's Mom
from Greenville, SC
I have used PC products for years and have never bothered to write a review. I always read what others have to say about a product, good or bad while deciding on what to buy. I chose to take the time to write a review for this product because it is just outstanding and amazing. I have red hair, blue eyes, sun damaged skin and probably the most sensitive skin ever. I was apprehensive to use this because I was afraid it would sting or burn. I had no reactions to this product, that alone is a miracle in itself, but it has done an amazing job on creating a more even skin tone and my face looks so much brighter. I've already bought 2 extra bottles just to be safe so I never run out. Do yourself a favor and buy it.