RESIST BHA 9 Treatment
Based on 949 reviews
This unique, concentrated leave-on BHA exfoliant works wonders to improve the appearance of stubborn skin concerns such as enlarged or clogged pores, bumps, and patches of rough, dry skin. It’s suitable even for skin prone to milia.

RESIST BHA 9 Treatment

Based on 949 reviews
This unique, concentrated leave-on BHA exfoliant works wonders to improve the appearance of stubborn skin concerns such as enlarged or clogged pores, bumps, and patches of rough, dry skin. It’s suitable even for skin prone to milia.
  • Delivers controlled, sustained release of salicylic acid
  • Minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Diminishes the appearance of hard, white bumps
  • Use as the last step in your evening skincare routine
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Concerns:
Large Pores, Anti-Aging, Bumpy Skin
    0.3 oz
    $43.00
    Travel Size...
    $5.00
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Why is it different?
RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections is an absolutely unique one-of-a-kind targeted formula for stubborn imperfections. It is your go-to solution when nothing else has worked. Impressive results are often visible after only one use. This exfoliant has an optimal pH of 3.2–3.6.
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What does it do?
Delivers 9% BHA in a controlled-release formula for maximum skin smoothing with noticeable results. This serum visibly and quickly minimizes stubborn bumps, redness, enlarged pores and clarifies skin’s surface. Soothing plant extracts allow the formula to work without causing dryness.
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How to use
At night, apply as a leave-on spot treatment for stubborn imperfections. Dispense a very small amount of RESIST BHA 9 onto a clean fingertip, and massage a thin layer over affected areas. Suitable for use around the eyes, but avoid contact with eyelids and do not apply along the lower lashline. Experiment to see which method works best for your skin concerns. May be applied over larger areas if needed. Reduce frequency of usage if irritation or flaking occurs.

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Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Propylene Glycol (hydration), PEG-75 (texture-enhancing), PEG-8 (texture-enhancing), Water, Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Avena Sativa Kernel Extract (oat extract/skin-soothing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (antioxidant), Sea Whip Extract (skin-soothing), Arginine (hydration/skin replenishing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer).

Ratings & Reviews

LOVE!

5

I love this product. I've been using it for about 2 months now and have noticed such a difference in the size of my pores. I apply it over my entire face as the last step in my nighttime routine. When I wake up my face feels so soft. I'm so happy that a friend of mine introduced me to PC. These products are truly changing my skin.

asibley

Alberta, CA

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This stuff is literally amazing

5

I've had it for awhile but never really used it because I didn't notice much improvement over the PC BHA liquids already in my routine. Lately I've been struggling with blackheads around my nose area though which have become SUPER obvious since I started using the magnifying side of my mirror...blessing and a curse those darn magnifying mirrors. Truth is though, even if the blackheads aren't super obvious in the regular mirror (hidden under foundation and powder mostly) they still do leave my skin with texture I don't want. So, I thought I would try this for a change. I do use Retin A but my skin is so reactive I can't use it around my nose at all. I put a tiny bit on my nose and checked the magnifying mirror in the morning. Yep, this stuff works. My nose pores looked reduced, more tight and less dark. After one use. Now, those who have been using PC for awhile know this is possible but if you haven't, trust me, this brand of skincare works. I just wish the prices would stop rising so high though the 25% off three items is a pretty good deal! Ty PC!

Annette

BC Canada

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Amazing!!!!!!

5

Today is day 4 and I notice a change in my sebaceous hyperplasia, they are flatter and less noticeable. Woo hoo!!!!!! I have milia underneath my eyes and I haven't noticed a change in them yet, but I'm patiently waiting. I don't have any problems with the packaging. I simply press into my left hand one full pump and then apply it all over.

elyssa

Lighthouse Point, FL

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So glad I bought this!

5

I was hesitant to buy BHA 9 treatment but finally, based on someone's review, decided to get it. I have sensitive skin and had to stop using the 2% BHA liquid exfoliant because it irritated my skin if I used it regularly. I get occasional bad breakouts and it takes a long time for the redness to go away. I was intrigued by the BHA 9 treatment, but thought it would irritate me. I finally got some and it has done wonders for clearing up the breakouts and redness. I have used it almost daily for the past 10 days, just in certain spots, and so far no irritation. Miraculously, my spots have cleared so much faster than usual. Really glad with this purchase

JK

Canada

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Remarkable!

5

I bought the full size, plus 2 of the sample size (great for travel and they can be refilled!) and doled them out to family members. My problem that I have never been able to 'fix' was that of sebaceous hyperplasia. I get a laser treatment every few years but it is expensive and can only be done in the winter months. Right now, with my night sweats--thank you menopause--they develop at a much faster rate and I was trying to find a product that could help me out in the interim. This is it! It doesn't remove them but the serum definitely flattens them down so they aren't nearly as noticeable. I'm 57-years old and love it! My son, at age 19 developed cystic acne. These breakouts are large, painful and can leave scarring. Reluctantly, he tried the BHA 9 for two weeks. Bingo! His face is not completely clear of acne, but the cystic acne is gone. No more mountains on his face. Lastly, my mom who is 85-years old had gone to dermatologists for the past two years trying to get rid of tiny bumps all over her face without success. The bumps are not acne, I think it is called milia. After ONE treatment almost all of the bumps disappeared. They have not completely gone--the ones around her nose are still visible--but the difference is amazing and considering all the money she spent at dermatologists which gave her zero results, this has been a silver bullet. My only criticism of the product is what others have said; the pump is horrible unless you want to use a good amount of product. You cannot control the blob that comes out when you push the pump and that is annoying when you are trying to use sparingly. Other than that, this is a great product and so for anyone struggling with one of the issues I mentioned, I felt obligated to share our results. Use at night as recommended because it is tacky to the touch and therefore not good to use with makeup.

Less is More

Seatle, WA

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Amazing, best product

5

Amazing. Lightweight, absorbs well so layers well, obliterates pores, acne & milia... unbelievably effective! Expensive but you use so little that it's worth it. Do not like the 2%BHA liquid at all. It's heavy, sticky & irritates my skin. Get this instead!

MM

Pgh

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Evened out skin tone

5

I've never liked how my skin looks without foundation because of uneven texture/tone. The only thing I've changed to my routine is applying this to my whole face every night and it has transformed both the texture to be so much smoother and the skin tone so much more even. I love it so much.

Liz

Portland, OR

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Best product!

5

I've used this product for years and it is amazing. It is probably my favourite Paula's Choice product and I never allow myself to run out. I have used it to treat a couple of large pores successfully and sebaceous zits. I have never had an issue with packaging at all. I don't think the formula or packaging needs to be changed.

T

Canada

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remarkable for acne

5

I originally purchased this hoping it'd clear up a bit of milia on my cheek, I applied it religiously but it didn't have any affect so I ultimately had them removed by my dermatologist. But the real winner for this spot treatment is for acne, if I see a zit starting to form I'll put a bit on and it often nips it in the bud. I'll be repurchasing for sure. I know the pump makes it hard to dispense a very small amount, which yes, is kind of annoying if I only have one small spot to cover, but I throw it on any discoloration spots if I have any leftover so I find I'm not wasting it.

Jen

Seattle, WA

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It works !

5

The solution itself works , I noticed difference shortly after starting using it . I rate that as a 5*! However , I saw all the reviews about The bad packaging , and didn't believe is that bad. I need the solution to be applied only on my nose , and the pack dispenses to much at the time , so half of my product is waisted . It is priced high for the quantity you get , so I would rather not waist it.

Anna11g

NY

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RESIST BHA 9 Treatment

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