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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
By Life Is Beautiful
from Los Angeles, CA
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:
FYI -- this is a LONG, however hopefully THOROUGH review.***After years of taking care of my skin (other salicylic acid and benzoyl preoxide products) and eating well, my skin seemed be at a standstill and was no longer improving beyond its okay condiiton. My skin is generally decent; however, I have the standard imperfections that present themselves in the T-zone and they bugged me to no end, since no matter what product I used...the results were now minimal.In fact, due to the normal course of aging, laugh lines were becoming more apparant and also after a particularly intese threading session 1.5 years ago, some areas on my face were stripped and still had not recovered despite seeing a dermatologist who said it was just too highly exfoliated (he gave me a prescrption hydrocortisone to use which did not seem to improve matters long term). My skin looked "normal" however up close...this patch just did not look like the way the rest of my face looked -- like it was too thin. I resigned myself to just let my skin heal naturally without extra attention to this area, but after so much time had passed, it seemed unlikely to ever return to normal. However I knew there had to be something for my T-zone issues, so I did my search and came across the Resist product line.I found the Resist 2% BHA liquid to be a absolute miracle product. After 2 days - DAYS - of initially using it 2x a day, my face looked luminous. It was incredible. I actually smiled looking at the improvement in the mirror. After 3 days, the area that was stripped due to threading looked normal again...like the rest of my face. I really, absolutely, could not believe the results. It was phenomemal.I initially ordered both the sample size Resist 2% BHA liquid and the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA gel to compare and contrast which would be more effective for me. Based on the reviews I read...one worked better for some people and vice versa. I initally used the Resist liquid and saw the positive results. After my sample ran out -- it might have been 2.5 days (I stretched the sample for as long as I could since so little product is in the packet), I tried the Skin Perfecting gel. Within a day, my face started to not look as luminious as when it was treated with the liquid. I finished using the gel all the while hoping the gel would work just as well as the liquid since I like the consistency of the gel...and unfortunately...my skin just kept getting worse...or...really, it was going back to how it looked before. I ended up ordering the Resist liquid in the full size and have used it now for 3 days and my skin looks terrific again. Given that the first time was not a fluke, I felt confident in writing this review. In addition, my laugh lines do not appear as deep. That area around my mouth appears to be tighter. I have read that the weakening of muscle around the mouth cases these laugh lines (nasolabial folds) so I cannot imagine how the Resist liquid can strengthen my muscles...however my face LOOKS younger. It sounds incredulous however my writing is true to my experience.This product is absolutely incredible. It exceeded my expectations.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Chicago, IL
About Me Beauty Expert
After using various treatments from my dermatologist that thankfully reduced my cystic acne, I was still left with some clogged pores and bumpy skin, especially on the chin area where my breakouts had been the worst. So I decided to try this product along with a few others from the Resist line. This treatment made a huge difference in just a few days - I use a cotton pad to apply it both morning and evening. My chin area saw the most dramatic improvement - where I once had red, bumpy, uneven skin with whiteheads/blackheads, I now have much smoother skin and the redness and whiteheads/blackheads are gone! I absolutely love this product for daily use and I'll continue to order it!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By Susan R.
from Indianapolis, IN
After using this product faithfully everyday, twice a day, for a couple of months, I see no difference. The clogged pores and blackheads are still there, unchanged. I might as well be putting water on my face.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
My Favourite Exfoliator & Skin Transformer
from Victoria, BC
About Me Skin Care Professional
Being a seasoned medical-esthetician, I'm a skeptical shopper, a label reader, and hard to amaze. I admire PC products because Paula and I have quite a bit in common: we understand what makes the difference between marketing hype versus products formulated to actually have a positive effect on the skin. That said, I've tried a lot of PC products, and this is by far my absolute favourite daily exfoliator! It really does deliver all-in-one non-sensitizing exfoliation with skin calming, hydration, and firming effects. I use this alone in the evening after washing. I apply it using a lint-free cotton round to face, throat and chest. I sometimes apply a tiny bit of hayluronic booster on my face, lips and eye-area afterward. It transforms my skin overnight! And my moisturizers absorb beautifully in the morning. I love using this in the PM, and using a splash of the Resist Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner in the AM. Never discontinue this gem!
Such a difference
By California girl
I started my first bottle few months ago and my skin was so smooth and all the pores from my forehead and nose were gone!! When I went on vacation and didn't buy a new bottle, my pores just became noticeably larger and I had a first pimple since many months. I now ordered two bottles, so I will never run out of this product again!!
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
A Pore Minimizer that Actually Works!
By Pores Galore
from Atlanta, GA
I have been using this product for over 6 months now and simply could not live without it. Paula's Choice skincare has changed my life and this product is exceptional. I almost immediately noticed smaller pores and overall clearer skin since using this product. I use it twice per day after the skin balancing cleanser and toner. The key is to stick to a multi-step regimen with Paula's Choice products and you will be amazed with the results. If there's a step that I would skip, it absolutely would not be the 2% BHA, as Paula is well known for having the best BHAs on the market.
from Ladera Ranch, CA
This product has made a dramatic change to my skin for the better. My skin is smoother and ZERO breakouts which is unheard of for this 34 year old girl who - until 2 months ago - still dealt with breakouts. I also use this in conjunction with the Resist (combination to oily) line: Perfectly Balanced Cleanser, Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner, Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA, Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 (morning), and Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator (night). I tried the Ultra-Light Daily Antioxidant Serum, but didn't like it.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Why didn't I find this stuff 10 years ago?!
About Me Minimalist
Until I was about 38, people used to tell me all the time how beautiful my skin was and how I looked 10 years younger than I was. Then I went through a couple of years of fertility treatments (hormones!) and a pregnancy and my skin totally changed and nobody paid me those compliments anymore. I'm now 40 and decided to give this stuff a shot, hoping it would just improve the overall texture of my skin a little. I had developed some clogged pores, fine lines, redness, and excess oil in the afternoon. I had tried other exfoliators and toners with some salicylic acid in them to no avail. No exaggeration-- the first morning after I used this product, my husband looked at me in the bathroom and said "WOW!" He was right-- there was a noticeable difference after just one use. My skin wasn't as red and it looked smoother. He said it took 2 years off over night. Now after using for just 10 days, I think I look 5 years younger and my skin is so much healthier! I did have a few eruptions in the first couple of days, but I think it was clogged pores working themselves out. They were spots that I could feel a small bump, but didn't look visibly clogged, but now they've vanished. The lines around my eyes are 50% improved, also. I am just THRILLED with this product. I can't wait to add in the other items I purchased for my regimen. I add in one new product every two weeks or so when I start something new so that I know what's working or not. If you start them all at once, you don't know what's giving you results or problems. Thanks, Paula!
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Much prefer over the "classic" 2% BHA
from Seattle, WA
I chose this over the classic 2% BHA because it has more anti-aging ingredients which is something I'm looking for at age 32. After having a sample of the original BHA, I am so glad I did choose this one, because I found it to be heavy and greasy on my dryish, sensitive skin. I like this liquid and do find it somewhat effective, but after trial and error, I discovered my skin likes AHA better so I probably won't be repurchasing unless there's a great deal. However, for someone whose skin loves BHA, I would highly recommend this!
(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
from Jackson, MS
OMG, this product is phenomenal!First to give some background info, I am an african american, teenager who suffers from OILY skin. My main problems are, huge pores, blackheads, and uneven skin. I use a great gentle cleanser and moisturizer..but realized I was missing something out of my routine as I was still getting clusters of blackheads. (a little more than I consider normal)**even Paula's choice suggest a gentle cleanser, exfoliant, and moisturizer for your daily routine** (so i was missing something)I did my research on what's best for my skin type and problems, and came across Paula's choice products..specifically this one and WOW WOW.1) My skin feels smooth EVERYDAY. Normally my skin doesn't feel smooth unless I have JUST exfoliated with my st. ives apricot scrub. But with this, I have smooth skin everyday.2) my STUBBORN blackheads around my nose have vanished and diminished significantly. I know sebaceous filaments aren't treatable, but I believe this exfoliant has helped that problem quite a bit!3) my uneven skin is no more. My acne scars are fading, my hyper pigmentation is diminishing, (even my mother has noticed) and I overall do not feel the need to wear face makeup anymore to cover up dark spots. 4) My pop ups of blackheads has DROPPED. I used to get new clusters of blackheads every week/everyday it seemed. But since using this product, I have only had the occasional one blackhead here and there. This product was legit a game changer, and I am so HAPPY I purchased.ONLY CON I HAVE, this product makes your face look super greasy/shiny, even though it doesn't feel greasy. My best advice to solve this is..apply a LITTLE amount (trust me a little goes a long way) and you won't shine as much. Also, blotting your face helps take away some of the shine. This product works well with makeup, at least my makeup at least. It applied and blended just like normal.Ladies & Gents, if you suffer from the same problems I have or looking for similar solutions..PLEASE CHECK THIS PRODUCT OUT. I started out buying the sample first to test it out, then went and bought the actual thing. Shipping was standard time, 7 days. But this product will not disappoint.