RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA
Based on 246 reviews


RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA
A daily leave-on liquid exfoliant with BHA that offers multiple benefits for those struggling with visible signs of sun damage, aging, bumpy skin, and enlarged, clogged pores.

RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA

Based on 246 reviews


A daily leave-on liquid exfoliant with BHA that offers multiple benefits for those struggling with visible signs of sun damage, aging, bumpy skin, and enlarged, clogged pores.
  • Targets multiple signs of aging
  • Visibly reduces pore size
  • BHA gently and naturally exfoliates skin
  • Lightweight liquid formula
  • Use once or twice daily after cleansing & toning
Skin Types:
Combination Skin
Wrinkles, Blackheads, Enlarged Pores, Anti-Aging

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Why is it different?
RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA is a completely gentle, non-abrasive, daily leave-on liquid exfoliant with BHA that visibly refines pores and skin texture. It also has an advanced antioxidant and peptide blend to help defend against environmental stressors.

This exfoliant has an ideal pH range of 3.2–3.8.

What does it do?
Improves visible signs of aging as it helps to unclog congested pores and diminish their appearance. This ultra-light, leave-on treatment also visibly smooths skin’s surface, resulting in a fresh, vibrant-looking complexion. It is a customer favorite, even for those with skin prone to milia.
How to use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Lightly soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
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Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Dipropylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid exfoliating agent), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (skin-restorings), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (antioxidant), Oleanolic Acid (skin-soothing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Trehalose (hydration/skin replenishing), Panthenol (skin-conditioning agent), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), PEG-60 Almond Glycerides (texture-enhancing), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer), PEG/PPG-18/4 Copolymer (solvent), Methyl Gluceth-20, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane (hydration/texture-enhancing), Glycereth-26 (emollient texture-enhancing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Carbomer (gel-based texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Caprylyl Glycol (skin-conditioning agent).

Ratings & Reviews

I prefer this formula to the other BHA products


Using this product just suits my skin better, and I don't know why. I've tried most of the liquid exfoliant products but this works best.


Lehigh Valley, PA




I came across this when I was looking for something to help firm skin. This is my new favorite product. It really helps shrink pores and tighten the skin. I won't be without it!!


Louisville, Ky


My FAVORITE exfoliant!


This is my very favorite BHA exfoliant! I have tried most of PCs exfoliants and this one hits the mark for me. Having oily skin, I am picky about the way a product feels on my skin. I was never thrilled wit the way the others felt on my skin. The 1% lotion, 1% gel and even the much loved 2% liquid I never liked the way the felt on my skin. I used them anyway because they were still effective and I liked the results. This one perfect! It is so light and never leaves my skin feeling sticky or like the product is sitting on top of it. It helps even out my skin tone and keep acne at bay. This one is a keeper indeed!


Cochran, GA


Absolutely love


Absolutely love this BHA liquid! Switched from using the Skin Perfecting Gel 2 % BHA to this and noticed a difference in my skin immediately. The only complaint I have is that I went through it way too fast and wished this came in a bigger bottle.


Calgary AB, Canada

Too sticky for me!


My experience with BHA is positive, and my skin does respond well to it! (I can't tolerate glycolic acid, though.) I'm "on board" with Paula's endorsement of a BHA exfoliant, BUT this is sticky and stays that way even after dry. That's a deal-breaker for me, but I will try her other 2% BHA liquid.


Los Angeles


Calms skin like no other!!!


I have redness and enlarged pores in my t zone. This is a life saver. Once applied, it calms my skin to an enormous amount. Corrects tone. I have easily irritated skin to the point I have to use a mineral sunscreen - the calm line of moisturizers. But this is a life saver, let me say again, a life saver. Thanks Paula.




This is my new holy grail skincare product


I'm not even sure how I received a sample of this product because it wasn't one that I selected, but I am sooooo glad I did. I had ordered some other Paula's Choice products before, that I feel are kind of similar to this one, and they did nothing for me. I was disappointed because I had heard such good things. I'm not even sure what made me try the sample, as I didn't really have high hopes for it. OMG. I have never had a skincare product make such a difference in my skin in a matter of days. After two uses, I was literally looking in the mirror like "wow". It didn't magically clear up all of my acne overnight or anything like that, but the overall look of my skin is better than it has been in years, possibly ever. I don't think it's even marketed for reducing redness, but it most definitely does that. I have an evenness and softness to my skin that is just incredible for me to see. I have had "bad" skin for decades and this has improved after a couple of weeks. I had been having weird, persistent breakouts on my neck for the last few months that I had been unable to get rid of - this has cleared them up completely. I'm not the type that wears a full face of makeup to work everyday, but I will use concealer to cover the redness and any acne; I have been able to use less and less every week. I will continue to use this for as long as I can buy it because it amazing. The only thing I would change is the bottle; the design of it makes it rather impossible to get the right amount out. You only need maybe two drops, but in order to do that I end up having to squeeze the bottle and a little puddle's worth comes out every time and makes a mess all over the top of the bottle. This stuff isn't cheap, but it will last a looong time if you can manage not to waste it every use. So I ended up just putting it in one of the smaller travel bottles that I had received another Paula's Choice product in and it works perfectly. No more waste, no more mess.


Los Angeles, CA


Definitely Buying Again


No joke, my pores were half the size within three days of use. This product is super lightweight and it doesn't smell horrendous. I will keep this in my skincare routine for sure.


Minneapolis, MN


flawless skin


I've been using this product for years but have never written a review. I talk about this to all of my friends. I've always had breakout prone skin and this is the only thing that works. I'm 44 and still get breakouts. However, if I use this every night, I don't get any. If I miss one or two nights in a row, I'll break out again, which is how I know this is still working. Plus it makes my skin even and smooth. My friends always tell me I have flawless skin. I have used this previously to eliminate sun damage spots from my face. It did irritate my face for the first week or two of use, but once my skin got used to it, I don't have any irritation at all. Just don't use it if you have a sunburn!




Love, love this product!


I've been using this treatment for years and honestly can not live without it. I think this is the best acid toner/treatment on the market and I am very surprised of so many negative reviews. I use it only once a day (religiously) in the evening. I also use 4% BHA weekly treatment once a week. My skin looks really good! I make sure that I don't ever run out of this item, since when I do, I see the difference right away. Great, great product! Thank you Paula!




RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA

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