RESIST Advanced Pore-Refining Treatment 4% BHA
Based on 55 reviews

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RESIST Advanced Pore-Refining Treatment 4% BHA
When it’s time to take it to the next level, this powerful-yet-gentle, antioxidant-rich exfoliant goes deep to unclog pores for smoother younger-looking skin.
  • BHA clears & minimizes the look of congested pores
  • Antioxidants visibly fight signs of aging
  • Lightweight serum texture for all skin types
  • Apply after cleansing & toning

RESIST Advanced Pore-Refining Treatment 4% BHA

Based on 55 reviews

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When it’s time to take it to the next level, this powerful-yet-gentle, antioxidant-rich exfoliant goes deep to unclog pores for smoother younger-looking skin.
  • BHA clears & minimizes the look of congested pores
  • Antioxidants visibly fight signs of aging
  • Lightweight serum texture for all skin types
  • Apply after cleansing & toning
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
Concerns:
Wrinkles, Enlarged Pores, Anti-Aging, Bumpy Skin

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Why is it different?
The unique, high-concentration of 4% BHA goes deep to exfoliate skin quickly so problematic pores, bumps, and uneven skin texture are improved in half the time. The time-released formula delivers dramatic results, while antioxidants revive skin’s firm appearance for a more youthful look—all with a luxe serum texture that glides over skin for a soothing finish.
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What does it do?
Skin becomes dull, dry and congested when dead skin cells build up on its surface. BHA (beta hydroxy acid) mimics the natural exfoliation process of younger skin by helping it shed extra layers while unclogging and clearing pores. Antioxidants step in to further reduce visible signs of aging.
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How to use
Use after cleansing and toning, daily or weekly. Dispense a few drops and smooth over face, neck and chest. Do not rinse. Follow with the rest of your evening skincare routine.
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Research

Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, September 2016, issue 9, pages 1480-1490

Phytotherapy Research, August 2015, issue 8, pages 1117-22

Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, volume 2013, article 827248

Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2015, volume 8, pages 455-461

Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146

Ingredients
Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Salicylic Acid, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Adenosine, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol

Ratings & Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.5

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (44)
  • Non-greasy (39)
  • Softens skin (33)
  • Soothes skin (18)
  • Moisturizes (12)

Cons

  • Not effective (7)

Best Uses

  • Enlarged pores (35)
  • Daily use (32)
  • Uneven skin tone (25)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (20)
  • Sensitive skin (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (32), Survivalist / minimalist (8), Beauty expert (7)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (37), Oily (11), Normal (4)

Reviewed by 55 customers

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3.0

Does this product come with a purging phase?

By Tara

from Arizona

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Greasy

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

I tried this after seeing so many great reviews, and I've come to a point where my skin isn't responding as well to the lower concentrations of BHA anymore. I've been breaking out since I started using this product in large, deep, under the skin acne and this is the only product I've changed. I love all my other PC products but this just wasn't for me.

  • Skin Type:
  • Combination
  • Age:
  • 18-29
 
3.0

Great product. Terrible packaging.

By JKG

from Calgary, Canada

Verified Reviewer

I really like this product. It has reduced my breakouts, blackheads and enlarged pores. My boyfriend commented how good my skin looks! I started out with the trial size packages and was using those while the standard size was out of stock. Got my full size bottles this week (ordered 3 so I wouldn't run out!) but have been incredibly disappointed with the dropper system. It's cumbersome to use and I have trouble getting the right amount of product. I seem to either always have too much or too little. Please change the packaging to a pump or tube!!!!! It was actually easier to use the trial size packets!
I am giving 3 stars rather than 5 simply because of the packaging issue.

  • Age:
  • 30-44
 
5.0

My 2nd Paula's Choice holy grail!

By san90

from PA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

    I love this product! I finally found something that really reduces my pore size, and it worked within a week. I have combination skin and occasional acne which has cleared up because of the Clear Anti-redness exfoliating solution with 2% salicylic acid toner. I've dealt with acne and enlarged pores since I was a young teenager. This is the nicest my skin has looked in years. I was so happy to see this was back in stock. Thank you Paula's Choice for offering such wonderful products that work!!

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    5.0

    Wonderful!

    By SHP

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Keeping breakout-prone areas clear
      • Sensitive Skin

      It's a pain to get enough out of the container to use this -- but I will absolutely put up with that inconvenience. This is great for skin that needs a bit more than the 2% BHA (hormonal times of the month) but that doesn't yet have spots that need the 9% magic.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 45-59
       
      5.0

      Powerful stuff.....

      By Larry

      from New York, NY

      About Me Beauty Expert

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

        A powerhouse product. Immediate results for me. Minimized lines, pores disappeared and the skin beautifully balanced!

        Now if only it was kept in stock so we can replenish!!

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        5.0

        Please restock this effective product!

        By SkinReady

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Loved the easy application and effective exfoliation of this formula. Please restock!

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          5.0

          MY SKIN HAS NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD!!!

          By rafferj0

          from Findlay, OH

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Enlarged Pores
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            This product is a game-changer! I've had the best results using it twice daily. My skin is clear for the first time in decades!!! I haven't had to visit my dermatologist since I began using this. (It's that good.) I just want to know why it's been out of stock for so long. PLEASE get your inventory replenished!

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 45-59
             
            5.0

            Awesome stuff, out of stock for months

            By Lauren

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              I have super blackhead prone skin, and I've been using this every night for months. It works really well to keep my pores clog free. Problem is, it's been out of stock pretty much since I bought it, and I'm all out, now. It's tough on my skin to switch products on it too much, so I'm feeling a bit disappointed that it's taking so long to become available again.

              • Skin Type:
              • Oily
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              2.0

              Didn't work well for me

              By Olivia

              from Atlanta GA

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

                I find it so odd that this did nothing for my skin! I bought this when I ran out of my 2% BHA lotion (old formula) which I LOVE and shrinks my pores and breakouts. I thought surely with this being stronger it would work better but it did nothing to help. Didn't hurt either but didn't help.

                • Skin Type:
                • Normal
                • Age:
                • 18-29
                 
                5.0

                Amazing product- Please Restock!

                By Jamie

                from Houston

                About Me Beauty Expert

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                  This is miracle product for my skin. I've been out of it for a few weeks now and I can tell the difference now that I'm not using it. PLEASE RESTOCK!

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Oily
                  • Age:
                  • 30-44

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