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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Quality product that works
from New Hampshire
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about RESIST BHA 9 Treatment - 0.3 oz:
I have olive skin that scars or leaves brown spots from even minor blemishes. This product has worked very well to lighten brown spots. Even some sun spots - barely noticeable. You have to use it regularly to get results, but a little goes a long way. I've used it 4-5/day without irritation. It can cause a little peeling but nothing a little moisturizer doesn't fix.I also get some stubborn milia around my eye area - this is the only product that has helped. The applicator needs major design improvement. One tube, I was able to get a small droplet without fully depressing the applicator. This was great and made it easy to apply to a small area. This last tube, no such luck. I have to fully depress the applicator and get far more product than I need to use (and it leaks). Wish Paula's Choice would re-design it. Overall, great results for both my issues, love the product and will continue to use it.
Service and delivery comments:
Always prompt delivery, no issues with service.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Did not do a whole lot for me
from Toronto, ON
About Me Beauty Expert
For me, this did not do a whole lot. I know many people love it, I wanted to, and went through the whole bottle over time, but the 2% BHA liquid that I recently started using was much more effective for me. **ON the question of recommending for a friend, I would say that it did not work for me, but that it works for many others and that s/he may like it as well.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
THIS IS A KEEPER
After reading the reviews on this product I decided to try it for the milia on my nose . After the first container they were markedly improved. They just go away! I still have a ways to go but amgoing to stick with it. This is the only thing I have every tried that made a difference. The results are not instant but if you stay with it you will see result in a couple of months.
Prompt delivery always.
Pleased with product, 2 time purchaser
About Me Minimalist
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.
Shipping and delivery is always fast and perfect. Love the free samples. That was how I originally discovered BHA 9.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Great for "Sebaceous Cysts"
By Love My Skin Now
from Houston, TX
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.
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.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
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< !!!
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
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.
(7 of 7 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!
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