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A love letter
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about Resist BHA Exfoliant Set - Complete Kit:
This is a love letter to this wonderful set! I use the liquid daily and the foam twice a week. This is the first time since hitting puberty that I have not had a zit on my face. I am overjoyed and my confidence has sky rocketed. Yes, the foam smells like stank fish, but I really don't care cause my face loves it. Give it about a month to work because it won't happen overnight. Paula's Choice thank you.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Indianapolis, IN
I ordered the Resist BHA Exfoliant set about a month ago. I use the daily exfoliant each night and the weekly treatment at night once a week. I wash my face and then apply one of the treatments. I use a little Corn Huskers Lotion from the drug store as my moisturizer. I will also use the PC acne treatment for any spots that pop up. I have combo skin, and since summer is here, I'm more oily. I also have random dry spots that pop up on my cheeks and chin. These products have helped with exfoliating the dryness. I haven't noticed any improvement with the oiliness, but it also isn't any worse.Before I purchased these products, some reviewers said their skin broke out after use. I was a little nervous because who wants more breakouts?! I did not experience any irritation or break outs. I'm always hesitant to try a new product because my skin has become more sensitive and easily irritated as I've gotten older. Since using it for the last few weeks, I still have small break outs but they are tiny and go away quickly. In fact, I'm probably the only one who even notices them. My skin is smoother, clearer, and more even toned. I have not noticed any difference in the small lines I've started getting over the last few years. I'm hoping with prolonged usage, the lines will smooth out. However, my biggest concern was being in my 40s and still dealing with breakouts. My makeup goes on more smoothly, looks better, and I use less. I've also gotten three compliments on my complexion; you can't beat that!The weekly treatment does have a strong fishy odor, but it goes away a few minutes after I apply my moisturizer. Once, I used it twice in one week; my skin got a little dry, so I went back to once a week and the dryness went away. I love the foamy texture, and it's easy to use. The odor is the ONLY reason I gave this set 4 stars instead of 5. If it were scent-free or had a more pleasant scent, I'd have given the product 5 stars without hesitation.I will definitely continue using this product because it's easy and effective.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
I wish I never stopped
from Asheville, NC
About Me Beauty Expert
Im 36yrs old and have battled with acne, cystic acne and oily skin all my life. I have been a skin care specialist for Clarins and a counter manager for Lancome. My skin can be very sensitive as well. I started using the Resist line due to my age. I first only used the cleanser, toner and moisturizer. Then I started using the BHA's and immediately noticed how soft my skin was. I typically breakout when exfoliating so I was prepared to start seeing acne...but amazingly I did not break out and then I noticed that my old acne was clearing up. Aunt Flo is always good to give me cystic acne and for the first time in my life, I went through the entire flo with not one bump. I never get compliments on my skin and my husband and mother remarked how good my skin looked. I also use the benzoyl peroxide 2% treatment that Paulas Choice carries. After I cleanse, I use my BHA, then after it dries, I take a dime size of the peroxide and apply a thin layer all over my face (avoiding the eye area), I let it dry and then I apply my moisturizer. I know it's not supposed to be for this purpose but it works! It protects your skin from makeup and other agressors and at the same time it is helping clear your skin. I only use the 2% though, no higher than that. Anyways, I started thinking that there was no way that a product line is doing all this. Yes, when you suffer with acne all your life and finally find something that works, you will go into denial lol. I thought maybe it was bc I am older, maybe I grew out of the breakouts. Well, I now have 2 cystic bumps on my chin, one starting on my forehead, my skin looks extremely rough and bumpy. So that is it for me. I will never stop using Paulas Choice again! Others have stated that they do not like the smell but for me I am totally fine with it. I would rather have clear skin then use something that has fragrance in it which will break me out. Once the product dries, the smell is gone. Honestly it just smells like medicine. Please Paulas Choice do not change the formula. It is perfect just the way it is.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great products, but not for everyone
By Mom of 3
I love mostly all PC products. This product is probably great for most people, but not for people with sensitive skin. It made my skin red, peeling and sore for about a week after use. From now on I'll stick with my normal 2% BHA exfoliant.
(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Product works, BUT the scent...
from Atlanta, GA
About Me Minimalist
I've been using this product for some time and just recently reordered. This new formulation seems to work like the old HOWEVER the scent on the 4% is extremely fishy (quite overpowering) and the 2% just smells odd (can't put my finger on it. I'll continue to use until finished, but I won't reorder until the scent is changed and this is already making me quite sad because it is a great product that works.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Great for clearing pores.
By Rainy in Oregon
I use this to keep sebaceous hyperplasia at bay. I couple this with the Resist BHA 9 to reduce the size of the larger bumps. With these three products I've been able to regain my skin's smoothness with minimal flaking and no great stress to my skin. Thank you Paula!I should note that the texturizing foam does have a strong smell but it goes away but when I put foundation/sunscreen over it it goes away.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
It was not for me
I take care of my skin, so I have a good skin for my age. So, I was looking for something that adds a boost to my daily skincare routine. The 4% BHA did smell funky like a lot of reviewers mentioned, which I didn't mind if the product have worked. I just didn't really see any difference to be honest. Same for 2% Resist BHA. I used them both for a month and still got occasional acne. I didn't see any significant difference in pores, skin texture, or acne. I think I should try AHA products.
Acne Prone and Wrinkles
from San Diego
I just want to say that I use the foam on special occasions! They next day my skin looks refreshed and am very happy with the results:) I love the resist line! If I cleanse and tone my face twice a day I really shows! But at times I do get lazy so hopefully paula's choice will make resist wipes;) LOL Thank you for your wonderful products! It really has changed my life over this past year. I really wished I knew about you guys around my wedding time. I had a huge disgusting boil like pimple next to my nose and I barely get huge nasty boil like pimples but it happened on my wedding day?
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Works wonderfully but have patience
I have very reactive skin and anticipated the initial breakouts I would get from using these. However, the breakouts were far less than what I expected, with just a few cystic bumps around my jaw. After a few weeks, I noticed the clarity of my skin improving and I loved that "glow". I am now 8 months into using these two and so far the results just get better and better! Yes, it did take awhile for me to start seeing what I wanted but I know that miracles don't happen overnight. When using a new product I always ease into it. I began just using the 2% every other night, gradually working my way up to using the 2% 5x a week and the 4% 2x a week. I also use Paula's 2.5% benzoyl peroxide on my trouble areas a few times a week (never at the same time I'm using the 4%) and rarely have a breakout anymore! And when I do get them, they are tiny and heal quickly. I wish I had these products when I was still in my teens but I'm so glad I found them in my twenties. My skin has drastically improved and I feel so much better about myself (vain, I know, but the truth!) I would recommend this to anyone with sensitive combination skin like myself. Just have a little patience and start off slow to get your skin used to it if you're sensitive.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
not as good as i expected
I was hoping that this duo will be the solution to my skin problems!and my biggest hopes were for 4 % treatment.But unfortunately it didnt do much:(i cannot say it worsen my skin,but it didnt help much with white heads,skin tone and my oily skin in general. I dont know what else i can try to help with underneath skin bumps:(( Very disappointed
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for contacting us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team for information on a possible exchange or refund, as well as recommendations for products that might work better for your skin type!