RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA
Based on 262 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.

RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA

Based on 262 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, Large Pores, Anti-Aging
    3 oz
    Travel Size...
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.
Show details
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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

This Product Really Works


I use this product daily and regular use keeps blackheads from forming on my nose, helps eliminate bumps under the surface of my skin, and helps with uneven skin tones. I love, love this product!




Pore Perfection!


This product is amazing! I have tried a dozen or more BHA products over the years and come back to this one every time. It feels like putting water on my skin, leaves absolutely no film or residue and keeps my pores clear and my face pimple free! As a major bonus, it evened out my skin tone in literally just a few days after I had my baby (I do not use BHA while pregnant as a personal preference) and not even the prescriptions from my dermatologist were working! I just pour a tiny amount into the palm of my hand and gently apply to my face every other night alternating with PC retinol booster. I'm very pleased with this product!


Southern California


SO good


This product could almost be magic. I am a big fan of Paula's Choice, I have used a variety of PC products in my skincare routine over the last 5 years. For the last 3 years, I had used the PC BHA gel for breakouts and some pore refinement. That product is great, but I find that it is better for spot treatment. This product (RESIST Daily Pore Refining 2% BHA) is unreal, it's so good. I have large pores on my nose, partially due to the fact that I have combo skin with an oily t-zone. No matter what products I used over the last few years, I hardy ever saw a difference in the texture or pore size of my skin in the t-zone. Liquid foundation would look great everywhere else, but it'd look terrible on my nose. And then I tried a sample of this. The very next day after the first use, the pores on my nose were undetectable. I could not believe my eyes, or how smoothly the foundation was laying on the skin. Unreal. Try it!




My new favorite product!


I received a 1oz trial bottle and have already used it all up. I'm ready to order a full size! I've been using once per day. I notice a youthful glow has returned to my face as well as my forehead wrinkles being a little less noticeable. My skin texture is smooth and the pores on my nose are less congested. I have sensitive skin and this product has not caused any irritation.


Valencia, CA


My favorite out of all Paula's BHA products


I've been a customer for almost 20 years, and have tried almost BHA products at some point. The Skin Perfecting was great in my younger years when I needed the strongest option out there. I enjoyed using the gel for many years too. But I love the watery, almost like nothing feel of this, combined with the peptides. Perfect for my over 40 skin.

Sleeping Beauty



I keep coming back to this one...


I've tried the other PC BHA products, but I keep coming back to the Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment. It leaves my skin feeling much cleaner - the others leave a film I don't like. It's still very effective and I can definitely tell a difference on my face when I go without it for too long.


Washington State


No other brand works this well


I have combination (T-zone) skin, and use this liquid every day without fail and do not break out, ever. Without it, I will eventually begin to get whiteheads after six to eight weeks, no matter what other brand product I use--I've tried other, much more expensive brand products and nothing works like this. I switched to the liquid from the gel because I was not enamored of the smell or sticky feel of the gel, and it's just great. It lasts a long time, too--I just use a few drops on a cotton ball for my entire face and neck, and no more breakouts, no more of those little rice bumps on my neck, just smooth skin. It's simply the best


Durham, NC


Best thing that have ever happened to my face!


I absolutely love this product and purchased it multiple times already. I use it almost every day and was able to stop using acne products altogether. My skin is clean and soft and feels very healthy.


Pine Bush NY


Better than the skin perfecting liquid!


Don't get me wrong, the 2% BHA Skin Perfecting Liquid is a great product. But, I didn't love the greasy feeling that never quite dried. This is my new favorite BHA liquid from Paula's Choice. It's odorless, doesn't irritate my skin, and dries quickly so that I can layer other products. Five stars.




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


RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA

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