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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great Overnight Spot Treatment But Overall Not Worth It
from Portland, OR
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about RESIST BHA 9 Treatment - 0.3 oz:
I have oily, breakout-prone skin. I bought this because I read and heard that it was a great spot treatment for pimples when they just pop up out of nowhere. This is true--if I apply this to an active breakout overnight, the next morning I see great improvement, and combined with the Vitamin C spot treatment, spots go away in just a day or two instead of up to a week. Unfortunately, I didn't really see much in the way of improvement of pore size when I applied it to areas where I have large, visible pores. There are a few other cons too: salicylic acid seems to be a sticky ingredient, and its high percentage in this formula makes the liquid rather thick and tacky. You definitely need to put this on right before bed and try not to touch your face as it takes a while to sink in. The package is also quite leaky--you need to keep it standing up, and the liquid migrates up the shaft of the pump mechanism, so when you depress it, the pump rises back up with product around the edges of it, getting on fingers and the lid if you aren't neurotic like me. There are a lot of complaints that it's difficult to dispense only a few drops. I read another review that noted if you tap-tap-tap the top of the pump lightly in a row, you can get just a drop out. I do this if I only need a drop, but with larger breakouts I'll just go for an entire pump. You can't really half-pump it, which is unfortunate. You can tell how much product is left in the package, which is nice, as there is a clear line going up the tube and you can see the pump mechanism move up the shaft to see how much you have left. However, if you watch how much it moves for single pump of product, it's rather disappointing considering how expensive it is. Overall, I consider this a "bonus" product for me--I'll probably keep a travel size around for an emergency breakout before a big event, but it's not worth it for me to repurchase. Your mileage may vary!
Service and delivery comments:
Delivery is always prompt and well-packaged.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Pump needs to be improved
from Elkhart, IN
About Me Minimalist
I am using this to minimize or if possible rid myself of these darn sebaceous hyperplasia! My sister has had good results...results I noticed and asked her about without her telling me! Hoping my results are just as good. It is surprising how quickly it is absorbed and does not leave you feeling greasy. At all. Which is very important to me as my face makes enough oil on it's own!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Fix the Pump
I'm just starting out with this product, so far no dramatic difference but I just started using. The pump is terrible. All the other PC pump products allow you do do half a pump or something to get as much as you need. This product pump you have to push all the way down...you get way too much for a spot treatment. And I wouldn't say this is cheap - I don't like wasting it.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Fix the pump/dispenser mechanism
I love this (as I commented in my previous review). However, too much comes out - you must press the pump fully down - this much is not needed (even to cover the entire face!). Thus, you will go through the entire container too fast making it an expensive buy. Despite how much I love it, I am thinking it may become unaffordable.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Quality product that works
from New Hampshire
I have olive skin that scars or leaves brown spots from even minor blemishes. This product has worked very well to lighten brown spots. Even some sun spots - barely noticeable. You have to use it regularly to get results, but a little goes a long way. I've used it 4-5/day without irritation. It can cause a little peeling but nothing a little moisturizer doesn't fix.I also get some stubborn milia around my eye area - this is the only product that has helped. The applicator needs major design improvement. One tube, I was able to get a small droplet without fully depressing the applicator. This was great and made it easy to apply to a small area. This last tube, no such luck. I have to fully depress the applicator and get far more product than I need to use (and it leaks). Wish Paula's Choice would re-design it. Overall, great results for both my issues, love the product and will continue to use it.
Always prompt delivery, no issues with service.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Did not do a whole lot for me
from Toronto, ON
About Me Beauty Expert
For me, this did not do a whole lot. I know many people love it, I wanted to, and went through the whole bottle over time, but the 2% BHA liquid that I recently started using was much more effective for me. **ON the question of recommending for a friend, I would say that it did not work for me, but that it works for many others and that s/he may like it as well.
THIS IS A KEEPER
After reading the reviews on this product I decided to try it for the milia on my nose . After the first container they were markedly improved. They just go away! I still have a ways to go but amgoing to stick with it. This is the only thing I have every tried that made a difference. The results are not instant but if you stay with it you will see result in a couple of months.
Prompt delivery always.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Pleased with product, 2 time purchaser
I have been using BHA 9 for post acne breakouts for 6 months. I use it only on individual pimples once they've finally been "popped" and any raw irritation has cleared. I'm 43 and still have issues with occasional breakouts, usually deeper skin rather than surface stuff, so I wind up with dark post breakout red marks. I have never had it completely fade a mark but it does help to soften the redness faster than without. The quickest effects I see is if I use it every other night once the head is no longer open or irritated. Not only does it boost the healing process and lessen redness but it helps smooth the raised bump faster than without. I only use a spot treatment and not daily. I've found if I use more frequently that I'll get more drying in the area than I want. My least favorite feature is the pump style package. It dispenses more than what I need in a single pump, especially when using only for spot treatment. Drips down the side of the pump ... I feel like I'm wasting valuable product and it's not cheap. I'd love it if it came in a dropper style container instead.
Shipping and delivery is always fast and perfect. Love the free samples. That was how I originally discovered BHA 9.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Great for "Sebaceous Cysts"
By Love My Skin Now
from Houston, TX
After having Fraxel treatments for age spots, deep pores & acne scarring at my dermatologist it caused some of my pores as they healed to clog causing sebaceous cysts (small flesh to pink colored bumps) on my cheeks & tiny ones on my forehead. I saw several dermatologists that said expensive aggressive to surgical removal treatments were the only cure & they probably would return. Grrr!! Well, after doing lots of research I found Paula's Choice "BHA 9". I applied it to the sebaceous cystic bumps last thing every night. It took several weeks, but I did notice an improvement. I've now been using it every night for 6+ months. The cystic bumps are not totally gone, but they have flattened out and are not very noticable with or without makeup & the pinkish ones are no long pink. I have also started using the Paula's Choice "RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment With 10% AHA" several times a week after reading other reviews that said it helped also. (FYI, I did check & using it more often than weekly was ok). At night I apply the "RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment w/10% AHA" liquid on a cotton ball to the cystic bumps letting it dry for a few minutes followed by my night cream, moisturizer & LAST of all the BHA 9. The next day, my skin looks so clear! People now tell me all the time what beautiful skin I have. This is a FIRST for me, ever!!! My skin has never looked good until now! I pray that the "BHA 9" & the "RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment With 10% AHA" will work for you as well as it has for me with my sebaceous cysts & large pores. My only regret was that I didn't find Paula's Choice soon in life! Thank you Paula!
Super FAST delivery!! Took 2 - 3 days to arrive.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Super for Mature Gals with Troubled Skin
By Skinny Red
from Wichita, KS
I can't even remember when I bought my first BH9 tube (I'm using my second one now). I put it in my makeup basket and used it only for some occasional hormonal acne spots. It did fine. Then recently I discovered that if I use just one pump all over my face every morning after my Resist toner, my skin will have absolutely no hormonal break outs AND no milia or other tiny trouble spots. None. It took about a week or so to get there. So now I'm addicted. I am 60 years old with dry skin (except my nose), and I considered myself an AHA gal all the way for years. I still use the Resist AHA at night, and I'm honestly afraid to change the order of my routine. I kind of think the BH9 counteracts any irritation or breakouts caused from makeup, primers and powders (I have sensitive skin). I use it as a preventative step now, instead of having to treat spots already present. I love that! I do allow about three minutes for the BH9 to sink in my skin before moving to my next PC favorites, and I have no problems putting on my makeup. (I let nearly every PC product sink in for a minute or two, if I have time. I sip coffee in between.) Now my skin looks better every day, all day and is definitely smoother and brighter.
Always prompt and trouble-free delivery.