RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA
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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 247 reviews

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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
Concerns:
Wrinkles, Blackheads, Enlarged Pores, Anti-Aging

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Variations

    3 oz
    $33.00
    Travel Size...
    $12.00
    Sample
    $1.25

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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.

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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.
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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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Ingredients
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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.2

(based on 247 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (164)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (91)
  • Non-greasy (73)
  • Softens skin (59)
  • Soothes skin (50)
  • Moisturizes (11)

Cons

  • Not effective (12)
  • Bad smell (10)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (83)
  • Enlarged pores (66)
  • Sensitive skin (39)
  • Uneven skin tone (38)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (49), Survivalist / minimalist (19), Beauty expert (11), Skin care professional (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (56), Oily (17), Normal (7), Dry (4)

Reviewed by 247 customers

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4.0

Works very well.

By Alex & Nick's mom

from Florida

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Once the product dries the strange scent is gone and it is worth getting past that because my skin never looked and felt better than when I added this to my skin care routine. It goes on very light and fluid-like. I use it at night and sometimes both night and day.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Wonderful turn-around time. Ordered on Friday and arrived on Tuesday.

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

    Have used this for a year

    By michael

    from new york, ny

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores

      I've been using this for a year now. I'm a male, almost 40 and keep getting compliments on my skin. I attribute that to using this daily as well as the 1% retinol every other night. My face texture is definitely a lot smoother and even toned than it was a year ago.

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      3.0

      Like product would like a different dispensing method

      By Laura

      from Ventura , CA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

          It is designed to be applied with a cotton ball. Because I wear contacts and cotton fibers can be problematic I just pore into my hands and apply. I feel like this is wasteful as it is VERY light and not lotiony. I also got the Resist weekly treatment with 4% BHA and it's dispenser is really nice. I'll be looking for other BHA products with dispensers.

          • Skin Type:
          • Oily
          • Age:
          • 60+
           
          2.0

          Sadly, did not work....

          By CLynne

          from BC, Canada

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

            I was advised by customer service to try this product when I went to them with questions about exfoliating, so I did. I really don't feel like it did anything for me though and I've used probably 3/4 of the bottle now. I love Paula's Choice products though so that is why I give it 2 stars at least. I'm really disappointed that this product didn't do anything for my skin. I guess it's too late to exchange it for a different exfoliant?

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was a lot longer this time due to a problem on this shipping end. Normally my items arrive promptly and in great condition.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            3.0

            Too sticky for me!

            By Paca

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            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.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 60+
             
            5.0

            Love this but beware not to combine with retinol

            By V minimalist

            from KY

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              I love this product but do not use and then apply any retinol product. I applied the skin balancing super antioxidant concentrate serum immediately after and the next day my face was on fire! it lasted 10 days.

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

              Calms skin like no other!!!

              By Jim

              from Boston

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Calms skin tremendously
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                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.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery was fast

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

                This is my new holy grail skincare product

                By leelee

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                • Bad Smell

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • mild acne
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                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.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Received it quickly.

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

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Definitely Buying Again

                By Megan

                from Minneapolis, MN

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy
                • Smells Great
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:

                  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.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery came a day earlier than expected and all products were in great condition.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  flawless skin

                  By SB

                  from Kentucky

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores
                    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                    • Redness/Blotchiness
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA - 3 oz:

                    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!

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