I received this as a sample in my monthly box, and used it on a red pimple I had on my face. Was in an area that was more hidden- I was worried about using a new product like this on my face. Gotta admit, my pimple was noticeably flatter/less red in the morning, and my skin around the impel where I applied the BHA 9 was beautiful. Have used it everywhere on my face since, and LOVE that it does not irritate my sensitive skin. Tube is small, but a little goes a long way. Will be buying more when I run out!
Seemed to work the first time only
I loved the sample I received in my box. It seemed to work well and magically made my pores smaller or my acne disappear overnight. But when I purchased the full sized product, I was disappointed. It isn't working as well as I thought the sample did. I'm not noticing any difference to my skin after application.
Trying to really love it...
It seems to contain some magic potion but not enough to go deep and help with cystic acne. I haven't noticed major differences with my scars but is has helped some smaller spots/pimples.
My absolute fav Paula Choice product!
A dab is all it takes! I apply to a few red splotches and (gasp) sun-spots on my face & décolletage and it has done wonders in reducing not only the persistent redness, but has faded the sun-spots significantly! It takes very little product to make a big difference, so I am stingy with it. I do apply it to the back of my hand and even remaining product gets rubbed in on the back of my hand, which has remarkably lightened some sun-spots there as well! Win-Win!
The cost might be oft-putting to some, but again, a little goes a long way and the results justify the costs. My husband uses it for skin-irrations and age-related spots & now he's hooked on it too, and he never cottons to any beauty or age-related type products!
When you are a teen getting acme sucks, but it is even worse when you are an adult. This is one serious miracle worker! Put it on at night and abracadaba your skin is once again free and clear by the next morning. Everyone should have this in their bathroom for those acme emergencies.
Best thing that has EVER happened to my skin!
Paula's Choice Resist BHA 9 performs wizardry on my skin.
I have had nearly constant and painful cystic acne on my chin since I was a teen. I've tried medications, treatments, pretty much everything and nothing has worked as well or as quickly as this!
My skin is breakout free. My scars are visibly lightened and some have faded away completely after only 4 weeks of use- we're talking years old scars GONE.
I mean, seriously, wow. This stuff is a life changer for me and I am so glad to have found it!
I have several "spots" that were deeply imbedded blackheads, that would not be dissolved or extracted. I applied this for a week and was able to extract them after using some hot compresses. Even better, they have not returned! I now use it daily on my t-zone to prevent problems.
Wish it was cheaper and bigger
So maybe I'm a cheapo. I would have given it 5 stars if it were slightly larger and slightly less expensive. I love it because it works. It has definitely taken care of the trouble acne/bump spots on my face. It has made my skin better by letting deep things surface and finally clear up for good. It is perfect for those with some trouble spots. I use it for my chin area mainly.
Noticed a difference in acne scars
A little goes a long way with this product, and after using it for a few months (a few nights a week) in combination with Vasanti Brighten Up, I definitely notice a positive improvement in my skin's complexion and tone.
Not great results
I have acne scars that I have tried many products on and they all kind of work- this product was another example of this partially works but is no miracle cure.