RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA
Based on 405 reviews


RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA
A weekly, concentrated leave-on exfoliant with BHA that dramatically improves the appearance of skin texture, pore size, and bumpy skin. It attacks the signs of sun damage and aging to reveal beautiful and healthy-looking skin.

RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA

Based on 405 reviews


A weekly, concentrated leave-on exfoliant with BHA that dramatically improves the appearance of skin texture, pore size, and bumpy skin. It attacks the signs of sun damage and aging to reveal beautiful and healthy-looking skin.
  • Improves the look of skin after one use
  • Naturally exfoliates dead skin cells
  • Diminishes the look of tiny, hard, white bumps
  • High-performance liquid-to-foam formula
  • Use once or twice weekly in place of a daily exfoliant
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
Wrinkles, Enlarged Pores, Anti-Aging, Bumpy Skin

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Why is it different?
RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA is a leave-on, weekly-use solution for those struggling with advanced signs of aging, pronounced bumpy skin, and problem pores. The advanced, antioxidant-infused formula in a unique liquid-to-foam texture soothes and revitalizes skin.

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

What does it do?
Delivers smoother, visibly younger-looking skin overnight. Specialized technology encapsulates the anti-aging and pore-reducing BHA for time-released delivery—so you get dramatic, non-irritating results without flaking skin. Also helps to visibly calm redness and revive skin’s firm appearance for a more youthful look. It’s even suitable for skin prone to milia.
How to use
Use at least once weekly, at night. After cleansing and toning, dispense one pump and smooth treatment over face, neck, and chest. Do not rinse. Follow with the rest of your evening skincare routine.

May be used once a week or daily depending on your skin's response and your concerns. It can be applied at the same time as your regular BHA exfoliant, but pay attention to how your skin responds and adjust usage accordingly. Do not apply to lips or eyelids eye area.

If eye contact occurs, hold eye open and rinse immediately and thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first five minutes, then continue rinsing the eye. Consult your eye doctor immediately for care advice.

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Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Polysorbate 20, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Adenosine, Allantoin, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Borage Officinalis (Borage) Extract, Ulmus Fulva (Slippery Elm) Bark Extract, Lamium Album (White Nettle) Flower Extract, Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 80, Disodium EDTA, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol

Ratings & Reviews

OMG RASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I absolutely adore Paula's choice but THIS product is AWFUL!!! I am not sure WHY this is not working. I use the other BHA products with NO incidences. This one literally 5 minutes after applying it leaves me burning and red. My face broke out so bad it took TWO weeks to calm down. I decided to give it one more try and 1 hour later I had red blotches and a bumps. I quickly washed my face off but the damage was done. I have a red patch on my left cheek. I truly believe this product should be pulled. There is a quality control issue with it. Look at all the reviews. it is not just me!! This one because i bought it over two months ago will be going in the garbage!!!!


West Palm Beach

Not sure about this product anymore


I once loved this product and it was great, got awesome results. Something seems off with this product now, because ever since I used this recent purchase, my face and eyes got skin texture changed. So i thought maybe this was a one time thing big mistake....i used it again and got an even worse experience. My eyes were swollen shut burned my skin, very itchy. I don't know how but did they change the formula? This was a very bad experience.


Oakville, Canada

This product ruined my skin


I have never used an exfoliant, and have always had healthy skin, but decided to try given all the hype on the PC website, to see what I was missing. The website advises that everyone can and should use a regimen of BHA and AHA. I purchased this product and then forgot to use it. I recently started to use it and to my dismay my skin was red the next day and sprung a scaly patch in one localized area. I waited a week and tried it again, and was rewarded with a huge pimple. I thought I would try it one more time, since too much time has elapsed for me to return it, and kept it to one small area--but this time, I broke out so badly I will never touch this product again. Please be sure to spot test this product before using, and make sure you do this before the return window closes! I am so upset that my normally beautiful skin looks so red and feels so irritated and that I wasted my time and money!

Skin Care fan

New York


Cleared my butt acne!


This not a joke review. I've suffered with butt acne for years!! I used this a couple of times after I got out of the shower and now I don't have to use any longer because the acne on my butt has not returned.

Angie the taco eater

Victorville, CA


Be careful using this product!


I used this once a week for about two weeks, and ended up with an extremely dry, red, irritated skin condition that required me to see a doctor for some type of relief (steroid ointment was prescribed). It actually looked like I had burnt my entire face! I would be extremely careful about using this product and test it out a few times before using all over your face. I was pleased that when I talked to a Paula's Choice representative, they gave me a credit--but I did throw the product out. Be very careful!


Alexandria, VA




It works, but it feels sticky and smells so bad I will not re-purchase. I'm currently using it on my legs after waxing so I don't get ingrown hairs. It's too stinky to put on my face. Paula's other BHA products I like much better.




Too harsh


I usually try things out in samples before I buy but didn't with this and regret it. It took me a few tries to realize that this product was causes a reaction: redness, extreme dryness. I had to put cortisone on to counter the effects. Disappointed to throw away, especially given the cost.






make my face burn had to wash off and my face was red and dry


quebec canada


Caused an allergic reaction


Applied the product in the evening and woke up with sore inflamed skin. Skin on my face especially around cheeks and nose felt as if I had a chemical burn. It was incredibly sore, swollen and red, inflamed looking. My skin felt raw. When I tried rinsing it with just water it got worse it felt as if it was on fire and looked even worse. Eventually I applied a cold compress and that provided some relief. After a few days the redness and swelling came down. I have never had any allergic reactions and have always found Paula's products excellent. Don't think I'll be using this product again, which is a pity as I really was hoping it would work.




Works for Me


Once a week is not enough; daily is too much, but I use this pretty frequently, alternating with the Calm 1%. I mostly spot treatment it on my nose and chin and spread it outward toward the rest of my face.


Toronto, Ontario, Canada


RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA

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