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Resist Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA

White bumps. Little red bumps. Chicken skin. No more. This leave-on exfoliant is an excellent keratosis pilaris treatment on arms and legs, and banishes the dreaded "backne."
Item #: 570
  • Acne Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Keratosis Pilaris
  • For All Skin Types
  • 2% salicylic acid reveals younger, hydrated skin

Please Note: Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin or its derivatives.

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Customer Ratings:

86 out of 100
(Based on 361 Reviews)
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  1. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Saturday, April 11, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Good for face!
    • I was previously using the Olay Renewal Cream with BHA. After using the Resist Weightless Body Treatment for the past two nights, I can see a major difference! This product makes my skin look and feel much smoother in the morning - it has already eliminated some milia and blackheads. My skin also looks less red when I wake up and I'm looking forward to seeing more results. Very glad this product is cheaper than the other BHA products because otherwise I would not have tried ordering to Canada.

  2. Shannon
    Reviewed on Thursday, April 09, 2015
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Not For Me
    • Since the 2% BHA treatment worked so nicely on my face, I was really hoping this would work for the rest of my body. I used this every other day for a few months and there was unfortunately little improvement. It didn't reduce the small red bumps / chicken skin on my legs or on my arms, though it did make my skin pretty soft. Would not purchase again.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Thursday, April 09, 2015

    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.

    —Paula's Choice Research Teama
  3. Amber W.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, April 08, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    miracle in a tube!
    • For years i have struggled with cystic acne on my legs due to inflammation which is constantly being aggravated by shaving. A small amount of this product used once a week is the ONLY thing that keeps the bumps away!!! I am so grateful to have found it and will continue to use it as long as PC sells it! Thank you for yet another amazing product PC!!!

  4. aimee s.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, April 07, 2015
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    No results
    • After almost 2 months of regular use there has been no improvement in my skin's texture. I used it on areas with KP and without. If anything it has made my skin bumpier. I'm so disappointed as I really thought this would work! Love PC products but not this one!

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Wednesday, April 08, 2015

    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.

    —Paulla's Choice Research Team
  5. JH L.
    Reviewed on Friday, March 27, 2015
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    I didn't get any result....
    • I used it for 2 months with body lotion 10% AHA and retinol skin smoothing body treatment, but I am so sad because It didn't work well. My KP is still existed, and it didn't work for removing bumps and redness. I don't know that my using time was so short to solve my skin problem or not because my KP is so serious. So I just considering ... I have to use it more or not.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, March 30, 2015

    Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us! Definitely contact a member of our Customer Care team - they can listen to how often you're using this and recommend ways to use it that might make it work better for you!

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  6. Cara G.
    Reviewed on Thursday, March 19, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Amazing results!
    • I've tried pretty much everything for my pilaris keratosis and never had great results.I've been using this cream for about 3 weeks. I noticed an improvement immediately. Then I noticed a period of worsening and increased redness. It's dry and cold where I am, so I thought I might need some more moisture. So I started applying a very emollient moisterizer after this treatment. The two combined have cleared my KP up remarkably. I can't remember the last time my skin looked this good!

  7. Elena S.
    Reviewed on Sunday, March 15, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Wonderful for my face skin exfolidation and calming rosacea
    • I adore this product. I mainly use it for my face as this is the most compatible with my skin texture of all BHAs here. It erases my little red pimples from rosacea, calm down redness and imparts luminosity to my skin due to exfoliation. I love how gentle this is and I am not afraid to use it every day. I also love it for the whole body but only occasionally.

  8. Meredith
    Reviewed on Sunday, March 08, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    WOW!
    • I, too, was skeptical, as nothing has ever helped my KP on the backs of my arms, but as I'm getting married in 6 months, I'd thought I would try it. After 4 days, I have seen a HUGE difference. It's not completely gone, but it is noticeably better and I'm hopeful it will be completely gone soon. I have been applying it twice a day.

  9. amber s.
    Reviewed on Sunday, March 01, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Finally
    • I always had keratosis pilaris and i finally found a product that worked immediately!! I feel so confident now in short sleeves its just an amazing feeling to finally have! Thankyou so much!

  10. Amanda R.
    Reviewed on Friday, February 27, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Works for Keratosis!!!
    • Skeptical as I was, I purchased this pricey lotion. I used it for one week straight, and repeatedly kept running my hands down the back of my arms, not sure if it was working or not. What sealed my 5 star rating was my husband commenting "The backs of your arms are smooth! That lotion must be working." Three weeks in, and I have nearly flawless arms. While I understand this is not a permanent fix, I am now a lifetime subscriber. Never discontinue this product! I would cry.

  11. CHEN
    Reviewed on Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    first time used
    • MYarm HAVE keratosis Many years,THIS IS MY FIRST TIME USED THIS ONE ,I hope to have effect?Have the effect I will come again?

  12. Phuong N.
    Reviewed on Monday, February 23, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Works for body acne!
    • It treats my back acne and smooths out 2 dry rough patches I have on my back. It also evens out the skin there as well. This product is the only thing I've found that truly works for body acne. I've also used this on my face. It's a bit too drying so I'll just stick with the Clear regular strength solution for now. Overall, great product!

  13. Jess V
    Reviewed on Monday, February 09, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    ooh la la!!!!!
    • I use this on my face everyday. My skin has never felt softer and my blemishes have really diminished. My husband couldn't believe my skin in such a short time, Now he's stealing it from me and loving it too. My causing just ordered for the first time and bought this. I love Paulas body products because I dont have a lot of money to spend on skincare and you get a lot of product for your money. Thanks Paula for the great body products that I can also use on my face...

  14. Kate J.
    Reviewed on Monday, February 02, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Just purchased a third bottle!
    • I love to use this on my face and body! I was neutral about the smell at first, but eventually grew to like the smell. This has helped shrink the acne size on my back (which I am very happy about), but they are not gone completely. I wonder what more could be done to get rid of the acne completely. Overall, thanks Paula's Choice!

  15. DianaD
    Reviewed on Sunday, February 01, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Amazing!!
    • This lotion has made such a difference in the tone and softness of my skin. My chest has such bad sun damage and with one month of regular use, the skin on my chest looks and feels 10 yrs younger. It is plumper, and less lined. I cant live without it!!

  16. Fiona
    Reviewed on Friday, January 30, 2015
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Disappointed, didn't work!
    • From the rave reviews and the prospect at ridding my KP once and for all made me very excited to use this product. I used it religiously every day for three weeks and have seen no change in my KP at all... I know it takes time to see results, but after three weeks I expected at least something? It must be a sign that this lotion does not work for me and my search for my miracle lotion continues...

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, February 02, 2015

    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.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  17. JT
    Reviewed on Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    It delivers as promised.
    • Tried this after the AHA Body Lotion was not making the difference I expected. This is the stuff for my KP on legs and arms. The BHA took less than a week to make the skin on my legs smoother and the KP bumps less prominent, itchy, and red. The AHA, with the same application of BHA, twice a day just did not make an impact on my stubborn KP. Used the whole AHA Tube and it was 50% cleared. The BHA with the same application and my KP cleared 99% in less than a week. The BHA's by PC are just great!

  18. Leslie
    Reviewed on Thursday, December 04, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    My favorite body treatment
    • I have no bad things to say about this product except I wish I could purchase it a gallon at a time! I use it 4-5 times a week and it keeps my skin smooth and blemish free (I only use on my body). It'd also is THE answer for razor bumps! I have normal skin on my body but get the occasional small bump and this clears it right up. LOVE!

  19. Marisol M
    Reviewed on Sunday, November 23, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love it....
    • I have kp in the worst place or so I say my buttocks. I've been using this 2011 and I love it. I started seeing results in two weeks of use .. the bumps roughness and dry red spots gone I know it's with me for ever since it's a skin condition .. I use it almost everyday as my natural routine after I shower don't need much I think one of these can last me up 6 months . Well worth it i love it and I recommend it.

  20. India F.
    Reviewed on Saturday, November 15, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Great Stuff
    • So far I really like this product. I pair it with the Resist Retinol Skim Smoothing Body Treatment. I live the size and packaging design makes for easy application. I need to use a little longer to truly see results.

  21. Becca F
    Reviewed on Wednesday, November 05, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Great for removing bumps
    • This product has done a great job at smoothing my skin and the bumps from KP have vanished, however this product has not helped with the redness. Any suggestions on products to try to relieve the redness along with the bumps?

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Wednesday, November 05, 2014

    Hello, and thanks for the question! For the redness, you might want to consider Clinical Advanced Redness Relief, or, depending on your skin type, one of the moisturizers or the toner from our Skin Recovery line.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  22. Samantha L.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, November 04, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Very very disappointed
    • I really wanted to love this product however it did nothing for me and actually started to irritate my skin! My bacne persisted even after daily and consistent use of this for a month, and I saw no difference in my skin. For the price of this product, I had expected more.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Wednesday, November 05, 2014

    Hello, and thanks for contacting us - we are sorry to hear this product did not work as expected for you! We recommend contacting a member of our Customer Care team, who might be able to help you with an exchange or refund.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  23. Lixing Z.
    Reviewed on Saturday, October 11, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Good for body acne
    • The texture of this product is cosmetically elegant; its light weight and silky. I use this product in conjunction with PC's 4% SA weekly treatment or 2% SA toner on my body to help battle body acne. While 4% SA can be a bit trying on the skin, this body lotion helps to relieve that dryness.

  24. Huixin T.
    Reviewed on Monday, September 29, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Worth SIX Star!
    • I wished there was a six star option. This product is genius. It cured acnes on my back and I can feel the skin is getting soft and silky. My back acne started at least ten years ago and I tried many ways but failed. Now something finally worked!

  25. Maria A.
    Reviewed on Sunday, September 28, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Ah amazing!
    • This is the BEST lotion ever! I have psoriasis, and the past 5 years developed keratosis pilaris of the upper back and shoulders. It usually gets worse around that time of month, plus I'm in my late thirties probably struggling with changing hormones. Since using the bha liquid followed by this lotion, my psoriasis is very minimal and keratosis pilaris/acne GONE! I would suggest giving these products time to work. Mine healed very quickly, but others may take longer. Stick with it!

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What makes this product unique?
Resist Weightless Body Treatment is truly a one-of-a-kind product! This anti-aging body lotion contains an effective amount of salicylic acid (BHA) formulated at a pH range (3.5-3.9) that allows the BHA to have superior exfoliating properties. As a result, it works to soften rough, bumpy areas, ease dryness, help clear breakouts from the neck down, stimulate collagen production and banish dullness for improved skin tone. This silky, lightweight moisturizer sets to a soft matte finish and is packed with proven antioxidants and potent anti-irritants to keep skin youthful and healthy. This specialized body product will reveal younger-looking skin with a renewed firmness, refined texture and fewer discolorations from sun damage.

Who is this product for?
Resist Weightless Body Treatment is great for anyone who is prone to breakouts or struggling with signs of aging anywhere on their body. It is also extremely effective at relieving red bumps and rough areas on the body (keratosis pilaris). This silky body lotion also works to improve skin tone and texture, both of which contribute to a more youthful look.

NOTE: Those allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate) should not use products containing salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid).

Sources to support the claims made for Resist Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA

Biochemistry and Pharmacology, June 2007, pages 1,786-1,795; Archives of Internal Medicine, July 2002, pages 1531–1532; Annals of Dermatology and Venereology, January 2002, pages 137–142; Archives of Dermatology, November 2000, pages 1390–1395; Preservatives for Cosmetics, 1996, by David Steinberg, Allured Publishing, pages 39-40; Pain, January 1996, pages 71–82; and Seminars in Dermatology, December 1990, pages 305–308.

Key Ingredients: chamomile, green tea, vitamin E, Cucumis melo (melon) fruit extract, allantoin, BHA (beta hydroxy acid), bisabolol, salicylic acid

Product Ingredients:

Water, Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Cetyl Alcohol (thickener), PPG-14 Butyl Ether (thickener), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium (Willow Herb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (anti-irritants), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract (antioxidants), Bisabolol, Allantoin (anti-irritants), Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethiconol (silicone slip agents/texture enhancers), PEG-40 Stearate (thickener), Sorbitan Stearate (emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (solubolizing agent), PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Polyacrylamide (film-forming agents), C13-14 Isoparaffin (thickener), Laureth-7 (emulsifier), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Hexylene Glycol (solvent), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Ethyhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Phenoxyethanol, (preservative).

DIRECTIONS: Apply a small amount to clean skin. May be used daily for all-over smoothing, or applied as a spot treatment where needed. Apply this treatment first when using with an additional moisturizer. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 25 or greater.

What's the difference between AHA and BHA exfoliants? Do I need both?

When properly formulated, both AHAs and BHA are brilliant options for exfoliating the surface of skin. You do not need to use both, but some people like alternating. Both AHA and BHA work to reduce wrinkles, stimulate collagen, and firm skin but each has its special qualities you'll want to consider when deciding which one to use:

  • AHAs are preferred for sun-damaged and dry skin because they exfoliate on the surface of skin and have the added benefit of also improving moisture content.
  • BHA is preferred for oily, acne-prone skin and for treating blackheads and white bumps because BHA can get through the oil that's clogging your pores, normalizing the lining of the misshapen pore that contributes to acne.
  • BHA has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action. Those are two more reasons to use a BHA exfoliant if you have acne or sensitive, reddened skin.
  • Both AHA and BHA work to fight keratosis pilaris ("chicken skin") but BHA has the advantage due to its ability to penetrate the pore lining where these raised, red bumps begin.

If your skin is sun-damaged and you're also struggling with acne or clogged pores, add a BHA product to your routine.

How does Resist Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA differ from the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Exfoliant?

The primary difference is with the base formula. The lotion base of Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA is silky and lightweight yet hydrating, and it contains several anti-aging ingredients to help skin from the neck down look and act younger. Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid, Gel, and 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid Lotion contains the same percentage of salicylic acid, but in different bases designed to work with other facial-care products.

Can I use Resist Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA on my face?

Yes. In fact, some skin types may prefer the texture of Resist Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA for facial use.

I am using Renova/Retin-A on sun-damaged body skin. Is it OK to use this with Resist Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA?

There is no reason not to try and see if this works for you and you can always ask the physician who gave you the prescription their opinion. Renova and Retin-A have a completely different benefit for skin than BHA does but both are excellent for anti-aging skincare. BHA exfoliates built up dead skin cells on the surface of skin and in the pore, while the active ingredient in Retin-A and Renova is a cell communicating ingredient that improves the way skin cells are made in the lower layers of skin.

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