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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Huntington Beach, CA
About Me Beauty Expert
Comments about RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA - 1.7 oz:
I recently started a PC skin care regimen with some anti-aging products from the Resist line. I was excited about finally trying acids in a legitimate way since there is so much buzz about how amazing they are for your skin. Unfortunately, after using this product for about 1.5 weeks, I developed a horrible, red, painful, itchy rash all over my face. It is still happening right now and I'm using prescription creams to help the situation. I am so annoyed and so irritated. I never have skin issues, I have never had acne, and now my face is covered in nasty, red bumps. I may have misused the product or something, but I'm definitely never using this again. And I'm stuck with an entire bottle. :(
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By Marley's Mom
from Greenville, SC
I have used PC products for years and have never bothered to write a review. I always read what others have to say about a product, good or bad while deciding on what to buy. I chose to take the time to write a review for this product because it is just outstanding and amazing. I have red hair, blue eyes, sun damaged skin and probably the most sensitive skin ever. I was apprehensive to use this because I was afraid it would sting or burn. I had no reactions to this product, that alone is a miracle in itself, but it has done an amazing job on creating a more even skin tone and my face looks so much brighter. I've already bought 2 extra bottles just to be safe so I never run out. Do yourself a favor and buy it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
A must have!
from Ogden, UT
About Me Beauty Conscious
Please keep making this forever. My skin loves it. If I get a break out it helps the redness and I don't need a moisturizer. I use it day and night.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I have to do a review because reading them had helped me so much. I hope to help others. My skin was never that bad, hormonal acne- sometimes pretty nasty but mostly small pimples here and there, I was used to it. I suddenly experienced severe acne which started as hundreds of clogged pores and with treatment, became horrible cystic acne, pustules, papules- really awful things I had never experienced before. Long story short no dr really knows exactly what caused this sudden onset but here's what I do know. I fist used Neutrogena bha which at first was ok but lead to cystic acne worse. Then I went on rx retinal and that gave me, what I'm told was a reaction, basically the worst cystic acne combined with blisters all over my face. Here's the good news. I knew i had to get back to my normal, this wasn't normal for me. I addressed that - hormones, etc and antibiotic for a month. Once everything calmed and cleared (3-5 months) I had horrible red and brown spots everywhere! Not scars per se but would not go away. You know the lovely reminder of all that acne you had. I have been using the 5% aha for 2 months. Great results after 1 month, pretty much amazing after 2. My skin is better than ever and almost no left over reminder of that horrible time. I have almost perfect skin now. I use the 5% nightly, I take a break if I feel extra dry. Use 10% occasionally. I like this formula. I tried the original 8% aha and didn't like it for my skin. I still want to try s good quality Bha again but I'm nervous and not there yet.
(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
By Loyal Customer
from London, Ontario
I used this product for the first time (in a couple of years) while staying over night at a conference. I woke up at 4 am in the hotel with a burning face and got up to frantically wash it off with ice cold water. I thought I might have to go to the hospital due to a chemical burn. When I got up in the morning, I looked like I had a major sunburn. I covered it up with make up as best as I could, but I still was quite red, and so uncomfortable. The next day my skin was all bumpy and gross, but felt less hot, thank goodness. It was painful, scary, and difficult to explain to my colleagues, however, I was mostly relieved that I washed it off when I did, so it didn't end up as severe a reaction as I experienced once when I used PC Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol, which temporarily deformed my face due to swelling. I think with both products, they must have increased the potency, since I had used both before without issue. Over all, I still love the other PC products I use and it's hard to find any alternatives that meet my requirements. I will be phoning customer service to request at least a refund, since I obviously won't be able to use the rest of the bottle.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Feels good on my skin, slight packaging problem
from Western Massachusetts
About Me Minimalist
It feels great on applying, but too soon to know if it helps improve my skin. I hate applying moisturizer over it--it seems to take away its effect. My one packaging concern: The bottle had been relabeled and the new label peeled away when I took the cap off for the first time. I had to tape the label back on, so it doesn't look great on my shelf.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love this AHA!
from Seattle, WA
I LOVE this AHA. It's the first AHA product I've used, and I happened on it by accident. I had a sample packet of it, and decided to give it a try one night and woke up with radiant, smooth skin! I immediately bought a full-size bottle and have recommended it several friends with good results. My skin is sensitive and this has never bothered it and it consistently smooths my skin. I've been using it for about three months and I have noticed improvements in my skin tone and less breakouts. The packaging is perfect, too, since it protects the ingredients from air and light and dispenses the right amount.
(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Packaging is the only downside
By Deb loves Paula
from San Mateo
Product is great, love all of Paula's products! However, I find that it's hard to get all of the product out of the packaging. I unscrewed the top and put upside down and using a cotton swab, I was able to get product for another 2 weeks after the pump stopped producing. I find this with most packaging, but at least the tubes I can cut open. I want packages that I can easily open and get to every last drop.
Samples are good to try.
Even though I was quite happy with the Resist 2%BHA, I kept reading about advantages of AHA and was persuaded I should try one so I requested a couple of sample packets.I liked the texture of this product but both times I tried using it (a month apart) I developed large, cystic blemishes. AHAs (or at least this one) are apparently not for me. I'm so glad I just requested samples rather than buying a full-size bottle.No more experiments for me, I'll keep on with the BHA.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from San Diego, CA
I use this every day (sometimes twice) and it is really, really great. My skin responds well to AHA, so there's no stinging, and it really helps all my other skin products (serums, oils, moisturizers, acne treatments) sink in better. The first few days it made my skin shed (gross, I know) but not peel - it immediately looked brighter and glowier. If I go a few days without it, the difference is very noticeable.