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Mystery bumps: Vanished.
from Alberta, Canada
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA - 2 oz:
Both my husband and I have been using PC products for several years. I've had moderate success, but it was not until I started using this exfoliant with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, I really understood how amazing things could be. I have had a small flesh colored bump between my eyebrows for the past four or five years. It just appeared, I don't know what caused it. I assumed it was a mole or ingrown hair or something and never saw a dermatologist. It bothered me, but what could I do? Two applications of using this product once a week (plus retinol, BHA and other AHAs) and the bump opened up, oozed for two days ... and is now gone from my face. Everywhere else, my tone is consistent and my skin has never felt this bump-free. EVER. I have the worst blackheads! It literally resurfaced my skin. Applying face cream and foundation is so smooth now. I can feel the difference. Where I used to touch my nose and chin to feel the bumps, I know can't stop touching because they are so smooth. If AHA doesn't irritate your skin, work your way up to this and give it a spin. It was too much for my husband's poor sensitive skin to use weekly but he'll get around to it again sometime soon, I'm sure. I'm currently drafting an email to family members who suffer from the same blackheads and large pores I do because they need to know.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Not For Me
By Catherine W
About Me Minimalist
I am 27 with combination, acne prone and sensitive skin. The first time I used this product, it worked wonderfully. I left it on overnight and my skin felt wonderful for the whole following week. The second time I used it, my skin felt slightly irritated. I took a Benadryl that night for other reasons. I just used it for the third time and had to wash it off after just a few minutes. My skin is beyond irritated right now. And I know myself well enough to know it is an allergic reaction. Unfortunately, I have no way to tell which ingredient I am reacting to. I am so sad and disappointed. I wanted so badly for this product to work for me. I am sure it works for others and I am so happy for them and extremely jealous.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By The LA Lady
from Los Angeles, CA
About Me Beauty Expert
This product is strong--it might be the strongest exfoliant Paula's Choice makes (if there's a stronger one, let me know!). My skin is incredibly sensitive and turns red at the lightest touch. My pores seem to clog quite easily despite having facials regularly, so I'm also prone to sebaceous hyperplasia and milia. I use this exfoliant at night, and as often as every other night during the summer. A cotton ball or pad makes it easy to apply and a little goes a very long way. It does turn my skin red but by morning it looks radiant and even. While BHA is better for large pores and blemishes, this really keeps my pores clear and evens out some of my sun spots/freckles. I also forego other moisturizers and products if possible, letting this product work its magic by itself, going back to my C Booster and Hyaluronic acid booster the following night. I used to have a handful of AHA/BHA/Glycolic/Lactic acid peels in my arsenal but this is my one and only now. Try a sample if you're worried about it being too strong.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I had the same problem as Jim. I usually use 2% bha. Gave this a try and woke up to a face full of blind pimples and weird red bumps the following day. I'm scared to use it again.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Highly recommend !
I received a trial of this awhile ago and used over night. In the morning I was shocked at how nice my makeup went on and how fresh and vibrant my skin looked. I kept this product on my "to buy" list. I now will not be without it. I tried all sorts of products and treatments to help me freshen up my skin. I was getting fine wrinkles I had no glow and my makeup even with a trial of high end primers looked flat and wouldn't sit nice on my skin. After the first time using this again my skins feel amazing I am so happy, a have so many compliments and one my patients even asked where I got my boxtox done! My skin is plump glowing and I couldn't be happier. Well done Paula's choice I can't wait to explore all your amazing product.
from Orlando, Florida
I used this product for the first time 09Jul2016 in the evening. I have dry, sensitive, red skin and only my nose gets oily ever. The instant I put this on my face I felt a tingle ans it didn't feel the greatest but I kept it on and slept with it on to give it the benefit of the doubt. I woke up and my pores seemed tighter and I had a glow to my face, But! My face broke out. I still have giant bumps all around my face and I have never had acne. not even when I was pregnant did I break out. This was not for me and need to return or exchange or something.
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.
(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Add to the Arsenal for Acne & Skin Conditioning
from Vancouver Island
I am a red head with baby soft skin (that's how I describe my sun tolerance to poeple: "imagine I'm a baby"). I use this product daily (!!!!) along with a 10% AHA (the other weekly dose!!!) WITH the 1% clinical retinol ... DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT skips here prodycts if you have sensitive skin! Being sensitive does NOT mean these products will react on you. Don't miss this opportunity to try (I was scared too). My skin has always been horrible in a (almost) totally unseen manner; I have always had clogged pores all over that turn into black heads or fill up into bumps constantly. The way I was managing it was to scrape them clean all of the time. It was damaging my skin and the pores filling up all the time was enlarging them.I did not realize I had "acne" because I never had real "zits". Nor did I ever think that a product could clean from the inside! Nothing I've tried has ever worked. Never. This did. It has and it is continuing to. I have to use a small arsenol of products, but I don't care bc my acne is gone and so is the damaging practices I used to have to do to clean my pores. Give it a whirl!
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
It works and I saw results, but I hated the texture so much after application, I couldn't leave it on my face more than 10 minutes, but then that didn't give the same results as leaving it overnight. It creates a heavy, tacky mask-like feeling.Too runny for application, would prefer a gel rather than wasting product with a cotton pad.
(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from Grand Haven, MI
I use this product weekly and it definitely does smooth my skin and make it soft to touch. I use it at night before I go to sleep because it does irritate and redden my skin a bit. It washes off easily with my Clarisonic and face wash. Do not recommend if you have sensitive skin because it does not feel good.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
This is without a doubt the best exfoliant I've ever used and believe me, I've tried them all!!! Pores clearer and smaller, skin tone amazing, smoother skin, clarified and toned skin. Brightens and just plain makes your skin look fresher, younger, cleaner, smoother, clearer and the list goes on and on...It is a bit pricey for the small amount, but you should not use it daily, anyway. 2-3 times a wk, once depending on skin sensitivity. It's fairly strong, but unless it is, for me, I don't see real exfoliation results! It also seems to help normalize my skin, probably due to removal of old skin cells. I have nothing bad to say about this product, except the price...Hope this product is available forever! People tell me I have beautiful skin now...didn't ever hear that one before!