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By Itchy Eyes
from Dallas, TX
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foam 4% BHA - 1.5 oz:
I didn't have any reaction to this for the first month then all of a sudden my eyes will puff up and eyelids become itchy when I use it even though I am not putting it near my eyes.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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burned pretty badly this time
from St. Petersburg, FL
This is my second bottle of this product, which I used to really like. however, on my last two uses (yes, I did it twice) it burned the daylights out of my skin. I thought it was "operator error" first time and waited a month. Now just recovering from peeling, red skin and matching welts under each eye area. It's been three days and my skin is still tight and a little roughed-up. I like the other products but really horrified by this one!
Love Hate Relationship
from Seattle, WA
Paula's Choice is my favorite skincare line. I know that when I try something new, that it will provide the best chances for desired results without any reactions. This product was one of my favorites and did repurchase; however, the most recent bottle, although it smelled fine coming out of the bottle, as soon as it was on my skin for a few seconds reeked of something rotten. I called Customer Service and they gladly sent out a new bottle (thank you!) but unfortunately it was with the same result. It does go away once absorbed but not soon enough for my liking.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Unable to Tolerate
from North Central USA
Unable to use product after trying twice and suffering some type of allergic reaction. Tons of tiny water blister-like eruptions on my face. Returned.
from Flemington, NJ
I've been using Paula's products for years and have never had a problem, however this product really irritated my skin. I tried it twice a few weeks apart to make sure this was what caused the problem. The morning after applying this my undereye area became red and swollen. By the following night my face had developed tiny bumps, patchy redness, and itchy. It took a few days to clear up. I assume this is some kind of allergic reaction to an ingredient in the product. I've used other products with salicylic acid so I don't think it's that.
My plan was to use this product for semi stubborn breakout areas (I already use the Resist/Breakout line and LOVE it.) Unlike other reviews, this didn't burn my skin or made it red, it just smells quite awful. Really awful. This is coming from someone who if this worked I could handle it smelling like a dead skunk. I noticed no difference and would prefer the 9% BHA spot treatment from Paula's Choice, just waiting for the sample size to restock. I'll likely just exchange this for a full size 2% BHA Resist Treatment.
from Akron, OH
About Me Minimalist
I found it a little greasy, and my skin takes a fair bit of time to absorb it. I use it once a week PM, and I find the I wake with really soft skin. I have used it for about 6 weeks, and I find that my skin is definitely healthier looking. It did make me breakout initially, but it cleared up soon enough. Will definitely recommend this product
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
from houston, tx
It says to use weekly but I've put it almost daily in my night time routine on my trouble spots. It's pretty gentle and non-irritating so I would recommend it to those with sensitive skin, maybe not as frequently as I do though. I have only used it for 2 weeks so far but I have seen an improvement on my acne. My period is coming soon so I'm getting flare ups (eating cheese and bread probably doesn't help either....) but it has helped with fading my old acne scars. I also notice my fine lines around my mouth are smoother. When I apply makeup my pores aren't as noticeable (hallelujah!). I do notice when I wake up my skin tends to be a little oilier than usual. So far so great. Lets hope in another month that results have improved!
By Peiz Cindy
from Phoenix, AZ
Love this product! I use it at least 3 times a week. I see a difference in my skin the day after using this product. I have very oily/acne prone skin and this has saved my skin tremendously. This products also help with reducing my redness from my acne scars. This product I will not go without!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Not for me
from Omaha, NE
To start off, I am a dermatologists nightmare. I have rosacea, dermatitis, and acne all on my face. I used to get chemical peels every 6 weeks which worked great, but I grew tired of having the appointment followed by the week of peeling then the red face that felt sunburnt to feel presentable for about 4 weeks before having to do it all over again. I was in search for something I could do at home, on my own time that I could make work around my schedule instead of working my schedule around it. Paula's Choice has been the most successful in accomplishing this. Every morning and evening I wash my face with a different brands gentle clean foaming cleanser (sorry Paula's Choice but it works for my skin), apply Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, followed by Paula's Choice Clear Daily Skin Clearing Treatment 2.5% benzoyl peroxide (anything higher makes my face red) finishing with moisturizer (I have yet to find the perfect one). This keeps my skin mostly under control. Once or twice a month 1 pimple will try to fight its way through and I was wanting to put an end to that too. I also am getting large pores around my nostrils and checks along my nose. I thought this once weekly treatment might be the final and perfect solution to my skin problems. I applied it and it felt like it sat on top of my skin, but I was going to bed and would be washing my face in the morning so that didn't bother much. It did have a bad odor but that was gone or not noticeable by me after a minute so my hopes were still high. In the morning my face was quite pink, I washed my face, did my regular skin care routine and went on with my day. My face grew pinker until it was finally red, then an itchy rash developed, followed by peeling (also itchy). This process took a nightmare of a week. A week doesn't usually seem that long but when you are trying to keep yourself from scratching at your face every waking minute, a week feels like a year. Once that process ended, the result was as described by other reviewers. My skin was smooth, soft, more even, my pores seemed to appear smaller after just one use! The results were amazing, unfortunately for me, I had a reaction that just isn't worth it. I don't know if it is an allergy or one of my skin conditions that caused this, but I clearly can't use this product. If you have sensitive skin or other skin conditions I suggest trying this on a small spot for the first time. My skin has never reacted like this before, but lesson learned. I fully intend to continue my search for that perfect product and hope to find it with Paula's Choice.