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The best exfoliator ever!
from Los Angeles, CA
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foam 4% BHA - 1.5 oz:
After using this product for the first time, I was skeptical about it. But after using biweekly for a month, the result is incredible. I use this product alone at night without using any product just to see the result. It also cut my night time routine time. I have combination skin with large pores and also have uneven skin texture bec of overusing of physical exfoliator ( with beats). Now, my skin looks even. Although large pores don't shrink, they look clean now. Overall, my face is brightened up, smooth and moisturized. Thanks, Paula's Choice.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from San Francisco
I love this product ! I have super oily, greasy skin that breaks out constantly and have lots of stubborn acne and clogged pores because of this. This is the only thing that works for me. I use it daily as an exfoliant. I have never had any problems. It unclogs my pores, speeds up the healing of stubborn acne and makes my skin smooth and clean. My beautician who does my facials raved about it, saying my skin has never been so clean. I have had no negative side effects, even while using it daily which I was reluctant to do after some of the reviews. I highly recommend it for oily skin and stubborn adult acne. Great stuff!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Not Everything is for Everyone
By Dermatology/Medical Care Provider
from Boston, MA
About Me Skin Care Professional
It took me 6 months to discard this product. I use it after cleansing and toning, applied with clean, bare fingers. Light as water, and easily spreadable, slightly-tacky feel, quickly absorbed. I used it once per week for 2 weeks. 2 days after second use I noticed tiny bumps around my hair line appeared. Since I only spread a thin layer from the center of my face toward my neck and hairline, I wasn't sure at first if this product was the reason the bumps appeared. I stopped using all products except cleanser, toner, 2%BHA and moisturizer for 2 weeks. I tried again the following weekend. Everything was fine until I used it again 5 days later. I woke up in the morning with tiny bumps from my eyebrows to my hairline, and from my jaw to down to my neck. I was convinced. My face/neck didn't like the product. I had to be prescribed a short dose of prednisone to calm the reaction.About 4 weeks later I decided to return the product but I kept forgetting to get the postage. Now pass the return deadline, I decided to use it on my feet to smooth out callouses, as a few PC youtube live chats suggested. After 2 bedtime uses, 4 days apart,topped off with petroleum jelly and socks, tiny bumps appeared on my feet. I immediately discontinued use. I loved the idea and research behind this product so much! I stubbornly tried several more times over the next 4 months to use it in various ways; but alas, always the same reaction. Finally, I had to throw it away to keep myself from trying it again. Only having used about 10 pumps of the contents. Heart-broken. Not everything is for everyone :-(
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Sensitive skin beware!
By Savannah H.
from Atlanta, GA
About Me Beauty Expert
I love Paula's Choice and use their products almost exclusively. However, as smooth as this made my skin, it caused HORRIBLE swelling, soreness, and sensitivity. I have tried it several times, each time believing I was using it wrong. I love the other BHA products, but this one causes me serious pain. My skin turns red, my face and eyes swell (even though I do not put it on my eyes) and I am unable to use any skincare for days without itching and burning.This said, I do not believe everyone will react this way. But if you have a history of somewhat sensitive skin, use with caution. I would also not suggest using this for the first time before a big event. If you have the same reaction as me, you will look horrible for a week or more.
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.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
4% Bha Foam
Great product. Don't be concerned by the comments about the smell, it is minor and fleeting, especially when it's not the last step in your routine and is covered by another product. It really has made a difference in the appearance of my current blackheads, and also the occurrence of new ones. I've found this non irritating, even when using it on consecutive days, and I generally have very sensitive skin.
Great for super oily skin or oily areas but this DOES flake
from San Leandro, CA
If you've got oily skin or oily areas, this definitely helps keeps the oiliness at bay for at least a week. My forehead is very oily compared to the rest of my face and I noticed that with this, it was far less oily, which I appreciated, but it was pretty drying for the rest of my face. Paula's Choice claims this "delivers dramatic results without flaking." For me, personally, that's not true. I applied this all over my face this past Monday and it's now Thursday and the skin on my cheeks and chin are still flaking. What's worse is I can't lightly exfoliate it away without aggravating my skin so I'm stuck with really dry flaky skin that I can't cover with foundation either. I actually tried applying a 10% AHA moisturizer by PC over it in the hopes of exfoliating the flakes off and that absolutely did nothing. It's as if the flakes are this super dry barrier that just won't let anything in or out!Beware: unless you have extremely oily skin all over, restrict your application to a few, select oily areas. In the future, I'll only apply this around my nose and on my forehead, areas that are normally much oilier. I'm going to apply a thicker moisturizer before I go to bed tonight and hope it'll be better tomorrow morning.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
It was okay
By Sarah strawberry nose
from Phoenix , AZ
I bought this 2 years ago and never got around to reviewing it. I have severe blackheads on my nose and this did nothing to them in terms of getting rid of them. It did make my skin smooth everywhere else but not my poor strawberry nose. It's not a daily thing, more like an every other day product to avoid dryness because I made the mistake of doing it everyday and I got dryness. It made my skin look smoother and felt soft the next day but nothing to my strawberry, pore nose. So maybe it'll work for those who have better genetics that I can't seem to undue. I tried the entire line for this issue of blackheads and it maybe smoothed them out but didn't get rid of any of them but again, maybe genetics
By Line Dancer
from Mount Juliet, TN
I have to say this is one of my favorite treatments. I use it once a week and really notice smoother, healthier skin the next day. I love the light foam. It does tingle a little when you first apply it, but that does not linger and I do have sensitive skin. I have noticed the most improvement in my skin using this product.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Too irritating for me
Watch out. This is strong and irritating. I have been using PC products for over 10 years. Was excited to try this. I have large pores, bumps and blackheads. I use 2% BHA liquid 2 times/day and 9% BHA a few evenings a week. Neither bother my sensitive skin. Ordered this based on other positive reviews. Used a small amount one evening. When I woke I was shocked. My skin was bright red, swollen, irritated, and extremely sensitive. Also developed white heads. Irritation lasted over 2 weeks. Will not use again. Too damaging to my skin.
Stinky but it works!!!
I've tried all the PC exfoliants. This was the last one I tried based on some of the reviews, it kind of scared me! I have very sensitive eye area and will get contact dermatitis there easily, so some reviews put me off.BUT, I'm so happy to say that this is the exfoliant I was looking for. My skin can tend to be on the drier side so I started with the glycolic acids first. While they made my skin glow, it didn't address the white heads I was getting. I use this once or twice a week and it completely retextures my skin and shrinks my pores! It hasn't dried out my skin at all. Hold your breath for a minute and you'll be fine :) It's SOOO worth the results! Oh! And it's AMAZING on dry feet!!