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Best product by Paula
By Samantha the Beauty Expert
from Jacksonville, FL
Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foam 4% BHA - 1.5 oz:
I use many of Paulas products for my skin and this is my favorite one. I use it every other night after cleansing and before lotioning. When I wake up in the morning my pores are smaller and any small breakouts I had are gone. Highly recommend for oily and blemish prone skin. Overtime, this WILL improve your skin.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
This irritates my skin
from Hilton Head, SC
I haven't used this product in like a month, I used it last night and I woke up to a red, burnt looking face. On either side of my nose and on my chin looks like someone threw acid on my face and burnt me. It's swollen and red with bumps. I don't know if that's the "resurfacing" and it will go away but right now I have neosporin on it.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Kicks my exfoliation up a notch
I use this once or twice a week when my skin is behaving. On weeks where the texture of my skin just gets extra bumby I will use this every night. I wake up to softer and smoother skin every time I use this Bha 4. I love the liquid to foam texture of this. The foam texture makes it so easy to get it everywhere on my face and neck. I have used this on my chest and it made some red bumps that I had disappear in two nights of using this. One pump of foam goes along way and I feel this bottle lasts me a good amount of time. This is a skin saver for me and I love it
Service and delivery comments:
Always packaged perfect and arrives within a couple days
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Use with caution
By Mandy O
I love the whole resist line except for this 1 product. It literally burnt my face. I had a red/dry face for almost 2 weeks. It's too much for most skin and I can tolerate a lot on my face. Use with caution.
Effective and Gentle despite texture and smell
from Hyde Park NY
I love the BHA9 for reducing the appearance of pores but it's costly and with its pump issues, it's almost impossible to dispense the correct amount. I still use it but have been using this one more often, which reduces my need to pull out the big gun (BHA9). Thankfully, a full pump depression of this product is the exact amount needed for my face and neck. When I'm only treating my t-zone, I have enough left over for any bumpy or rough areas on my body. No need to fuss over partial pump depressions with a pump that is sub-par; this one works! Only when I get to the very last drops of products does this start dispensing uneven amounts and perhaps then I'll need two or three pumps. So kudos on the packaging and pump. While not nearly as effective at pore reduction as the BHA9, this one does certainly help. And like the BHA9, I find it extremely gentle, even when used multiple nights in a row. Aside from pore reduction, this one is also brilliant for treating bumpy skin on my arms and sides, albeit it's pricey for that purpose. The bottle seems to last forever, again because it dispenses the correct amount each time, it's impossible to waste any product. The texture and smell are not pleasing to me but I can get past that because I like the results. But I'd love to see this in an elegant silky serum texture. As it is, the texture is more tolerable than it is elegant.
Ultimate BHA Exfoliant
By Inés Aaliyah
from Vancouver, BC
Nothing beats this chemical exfoliant for controlling acne, smoothing textured skin and obliterating milia and sebaceous filaments. The foam formula absorbs deep and fast, but be sure to use only half a pump as a full pump will cause your face to feel sticky. People complaining about the smell should suck it up. Yes, it smells like dehydrated prawn crackers, it fades in minutes.
Prompt and fabulous delivery, as always
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Essential for smooth baby soft skin
from Potomac, Md
I started with BHA 2% lotion and noticed that it wasn't delivering the results I wanted after weeks of nightly application. Previously, I purchased this 4% BHA with the intent on using once a week like prescribed. Yea, that didn't happen. After using this one night, I woke up to poreless smooth skin. After experimenting for a few more weeks, I decided to use this exclusively every night. For the record, I sandwich this between a toner and a moisturizers. I do not use retinol products. My skin is extremely sensitive, or so I thought, and has not had an adverse reaction to using this on a daily basis. The results are AMAZING. I go make up free on the weekends, and get comments from friends on how great my skin looks and feels. Yea, it smells on application. But with results like this, who cares? I am in love with this product!
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
not the best of the Paula's BHAs
from Bay Area
I hate giving Paula's products negative reviews. I love most of the PC Hydroxy products. They are clean and pure feeling. I like the foam but some how I don't seem to get the results that I do with the gel , liquid and lotion BHAs. This is the 2nd time that I have tried this product as I wanted to be sure before I added a negative review .
I have always been impressed with the speed of delivery from paula'schoice.com
Total Blackhead buster
This stuff ROCKS for getting rid of blackheads in my T-zone! I have combination skin and am menopausal, so my acne prone skin is finally drying up like the rest of me. However, the large pores seem larger and blackheads persist. The 2% gel just wasn't cutting through. I use this instead, just at night (every other to nightly), and apply Cereve moisturizer with a couple of drops of the Niacin booster after it dries. My skin is looking better every day. Pores smaller, blackheads vanishing. As for the smell? Yep 4 stars instead of 5. I did find that shaking it up first really helps. Otherwise, if I forget, the rotten egg scent is present, but fades. Either way, don't stop making it Paula! Only if you have something better at the same bha percent!
Fast as always!
I've been using this for two months, but not consistently as my schedule is kind of weird. So I haven't noticed a huge difference in pore size. However, I managed to give myself an accidental chemical peel after using my clarisonic (gently). Didn't notice any burning or itching before going to bed. Woke up to very itchy and very bright red skin. Thankfully the redness went away after 24+ hours. But my skin is a tad flaky. Hindsight it probably wasn't the best idea, but I've been using BHA and a clarisonic for a while with no adverse reactions. On a positive note, My pores seem to have cleared out significantly and I'm less oily, so there's a plus. Overall it's been a pleasing BHA.
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