Paula's Choice RESIST

BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections 0.3 oz (8.9 ml)

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RESIST BHA 9 is a first-of-its-kind spot treatment specially formulated to address your most stubborn skin imperfections.

The technology behind BHA 9 is indeed unique, allowing for a controlled, sustained release of salicylic acid without diminishing any of its effectiveness. In fact, you will have enhanced results without dryness or irritation! BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections has a pH range of 3.2-3.5.

BHA 9 can do all of the following:

  • Unclog pores with the first use
  • Diminish white bumps
  • Minimize enlarged pores
  • Refine and smooth skin's texture
  • Minimize sebaceous hyperplasia
  • Smooth and soften dry, rough patches
  • Help balance oily skin
  • Fade red marks from breakouts
  • Reduce breakouts

Propylene Glycol ((solvent/penetration enhancer)), PEG-75 Stearate, PEG-8 ((thickeners)), Water, Salicylic Acid ((beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant)), Glycerin ((skin-repairing ingredient)), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract ((anti-irritant)), Butylene Glycol ((slip agent)), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract ((antioxidant plant extract)), Sea Whip Extract, Arginine ((amino acid/skin-conditioning agent)), Polysorbate 20 ((stabilizer)), Disodium EDTA ((chelating agent))

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.

For best results, use after cleansing and toning, but BHA 9 can also be used as the last step in your skin-care routine.

Experiment to see which method works best for your skin concerns.

May be applied on its own or over a Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting exfoliant.

May be applied over larger areas if needed. Reduce frequency of usage if irritation or flaking occurs.

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Paula's Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections, .3 oz
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (6), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

OMG FINALLY!!! I <3 THIS!!!!

My skin is very odd. I have great, almost flawless skin for most of the time throughout the months and years, with some cystic pimples in my jawline around my period. Birth control...Read complete review

My skin is very odd. I have great, almost flawless skin for most of the time throughout the months and years, with some cystic pimples in my jawline around my period. Birth control has helped with these, along with retin A from my doctor (which I only use when a problem arises). Every few years, its like everything that gets clogged in my pores over the years decides to come out at once and I end up have hundreds of little tiny flesh colored bumps all over, mostly on my cheeks and chin where the pores are a little larger. Previously, this happened and my only saving grace was apricot scrub and an oil free moisturizer. A few years later, AGAIN. My regime had stopped working. My derm gave me all the typical medication and nothing worked. After months of these bumps and no improvement, my doc told me to try Benzoyl Peroxide (BP)... magically within days, the bumps were "dissolved". I continued to use the BP daily and my skin was amazing, then AGAIN... the bumps came back with a vengeance. I tried everything under the sun, then I came across Paulas Choice and decided that i had nothing to lose, other than $40 and some bumps. With in a few days there was a noticeable difference, and NO irritation (BP is very harsh). Its been 6 weeks and almost all of the bumps are gone and staying gone! Plus all of the scars from when I picked at the bumps are fading more and more everyday. It really says something when I wake up in the morning and can look in the mirror without crying PLUS actually SEE a difference from when I went to bed.

You only need to use a little and it does feel a bit greasy at first, but it soaks in over night and feels wonderful. I also workout a lot and get rough callused hands from pull-ups, this stuff does the trick for my rough hands too!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Expensive, was OK

There were benefits using this product. My skin's appearance improved and I think it help with some stubborn whiteheads. I did not notice it did anything for blackheads , wrinkles or pores. To...Read complete review

There were benefits using this product. My skin's appearance improved and I think it help with some stubborn whiteheads. I did not notice it did anything for blackheads , wrinkles or pores. To be honest, I would continue to use it, but not for the price. Too $$ for the small amount you received and if it'd performed on blackheads.

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5.0

Better than Retin-A, and Gets Rid of Milia!

By 

from TN

describe yourself Minimalist

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Pros

  • Controls Breakouts
  • Diminishes Milia
  • Lightweight
  • Soothes Skin
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Breakouts
  • Milia

Comments about Paula's Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections, .3 oz:

I have tried so many products over the years, because I have mature skin and am prone to hormonal acne. Recently my dermatologist out me on a low dose Retin-A, which burned the heck out of my skin. :(

She also recommended a new SPF, which gave me milia around my eyes. Ugh. (I need a new dermatologist!)

I started using BHA 9 instead of Retin-A, switched SPFs, and omg I LOVE fhis stuff!

First of all, the pump is a challenge. You only need a tiny bit (you're supposed to spot treat, but I put it all over problem areas), so be careful when you press the pump, else you'll get more than you need.

Second, this is for use only at night, and I'm cool with that. It feels very light, almost oily, which helps it not go all over the place, and when you apply it, the oily feeling disappears.

I use this in conjunction with a prescription sulfur based lotion, and the two together work fabulously! But I use it under my eyes then follow with PC eye cream. Bye-bye milia!

However, if you're sensitive to salicylic acid, this may not work for you. So start off slow. Also, if you aren't seeing results, look at the other products you're using on your face. Are there others that could be contributing to acne? Stop using them for a week and give this a shot. You can get the tester size direct from PC, which will last a good while if you're spot treating.

I do not recommend using this with a strong Retin-A product, but I use it with PC's retinol serum (daytime for serum, nighttime for BHA 9) and haven't had any irritation, unlike the prescription gel that burned my skin.

Yes, this is expensive, so definitely try the tester first if you can. But I LOVE this. It is worth every penny. Treats existing acne, hard under the skin ones, and milia.

I apply to my chin area (hormonal acne central) prior to that time of the month, and NO ACNE!

I love it. Seriously. LOVE.

Now, I haven't noticed it helping with lines or wrinkles, but honestly at this point I don't care about that. I want CLEAR skin. So for that? It works great.

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1.0

Perplexed

By 

from Delray Beach, FL

describe yourself Minimalist

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Paula's Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections, .3 oz:

      I was so full of hope, because this product has such a high concentration of active ingredients. I've now nearly completed the vial...and...nothing. No change. Acne, sebaceous hyperplasia, blackheads, breakouts...no change. SO disappointed!

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      3.0

      Expensive, was OK

      By 

      from FL

      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Effective

        Best Uses

        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Paula's Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections, .3 oz:

        There were benefits using this product. My skin's appearance improved and I think it help with some stubborn whiteheads. I did not notice it did anything for blackheads , wrinkles or pores. To be honest, I would continue to use it, but not for the price. Too $$ for the small amount you received and if it'd performed on blackheads.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        OMG FINALLY!!! I <3 THIS!!!!

        By 

        from Doha, Qatar

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Gets Rid Of Pesky Bumps
        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

        • A Bit Greasy At First

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Paula's Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections, .3 oz:

        My skin is very odd. I have great, almost flawless skin for most of the time throughout the months and years, with some cystic pimples in my jawline around my period. Birth control has helped with these, along with retin A from my doctor (which I only use when a problem arises). Every few years, its like everything that gets clogged in my pores over the years decides to come out at once and I end up have hundreds of little tiny flesh colored bumps all over, mostly on my cheeks and chin where the pores are a little larger. Previously, this happened and my only saving grace was apricot scrub and an oil free moisturizer. A few years later, AGAIN. My regime had stopped working. My derm gave me all the typical medication and nothing worked. After months of these bumps and no improvement, my doc told me to try Benzoyl Peroxide (BP)... magically within days, the bumps were "dissolved". I continued to use the BP daily and my skin was amazing, then AGAIN... the bumps came back with a vengeance. I tried everything under the sun, then I came across Paulas Choice and decided that i had nothing to lose, other than $40 and some bumps. With in a few days there was a noticeable difference, and NO irritation (BP is very harsh). Its been 6 weeks and almost all of the bumps are gone and staying gone! Plus all of the scars from when I picked at the bumps are fading more and more everyday. It really says something when I wake up in the morning and can look in the mirror without crying PLUS actually SEE a difference from when I went to bed.

        You only need to use a little and it does feel a bit greasy at first, but it soaks in over night and feels wonderful. I also workout a lot and get rough callused hands from pull-ups, this stuff does the trick for my rough hands too!

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 25

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I will buy this product again.

        By 

        from Hawaii

        describe yourself Minimalist

        Pros

        • It Is Fading My Age Spots

        Cons

        • Hard To Control The Amoun

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Paula's Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections, .3 oz:

        Too much product is pumped out. Needs to redesign the delievery system.
        I have tried many products to deal w/ age spots, this product is working.

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

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        4.0

        Fantastic on blackheads; harsh elsewhere

        By 

        from San Francisco

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Bores Through Blackheads

        Cons

        • Gloppy
        • Irritates Skin
        • Oily Feel

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads

        Comments about Paula's Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections, .3 oz:

        Wonderful product--but just for my nose area and that's it! Tried it elsewhere (to address some of those other "9" trouble spots you can use this product for), and it was just too harsh. Areas of my face with fine lines, redness and only slightly clogged pores just couldn't handle the product, and I felt itchy and chapped within days. I had to slather on serum and moisturizer to repair the irritation.

        BUT--I couldn't be happier with how this product has helped reduce the quantity and appearance of little blackheads on my nose. I wear a lot of makeup and have combo skin, which is probably why I've got the blackheads in the first place. But overnight, the product literally reverses and bores through the clogging that occurs during the day. So I love, love, love the product for that reason. Oh--and it also helps reduce/almost eliminate my need for a blackhead removal tool several times a week.

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

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        5.0

        I'm impressed

        By 

        from Portland, OR

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Enlarged Pores
            • Redness/ Blotchiness

            Comments about Paula's Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections, .3 oz:

            Adult acne just isn't fair...but adding this to my arsenal helps.

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

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            4.0

            Pleased with results

            By 

            from Nashville, Tenn.

            describe yourself Beauty Conscious

            Comments about Paula's Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections, .3 oz:

            This product has reduced the size of my sebaceous cysts. I use it daily at night. However, when you pump the product, it's difficult to control and too much comes out. There is lots of waste. Needs to be in a tube,
            or needs a better design.

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

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            5.0

            Blackheads Eliminator

            By 

            from Saline, MI

            describe yourself Beauty Conscious

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            Pros

            • Eliminates blackheads
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Paula's Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections, .3 oz:

              This product helped eliminate my blackheads in about two months. I continue to use this to keep my skin under control. My skincare regimen, as far as blackheads go, consists of using Paula's Choice Skin Balancing 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant during the day on any areas of concern following up with an SPF moisturizer. At night, I apply this product and follow up with a night moisturizer. I would recommend that your moisturizers (that you are applying over this product) are light and not heavy. I have read suggestions elsewhere to not even use a moisturizer, but I find that a necessary part of any skincare routine, especially when using an exfoliant.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 18-29

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              4.0

              helping my blocked oil duct cysts

              By 

              from alabama

              describe yourself Beauty Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Paula's Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections, .3 oz:

                The only product that reduces the size of my cysts from blocked oil ducts. They do seem to get larger if I don't use it, in fact, must use it a.m. and p.m. But NOTHING else anywhere does even that. Haven't seen any changes in pore size.

                The pump is very tight so it's hard to disperse a small amount. Should be put in a tube instead.

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

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