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Before treating skin, cleanse with Paula’s Choice RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser.

Paula's Choice

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Some imperfections are endearing (think: Lauren Hutton's famous smile), but there are certain flaws we’d prefer to keep under wraps. Lucky for us, Paula’s Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections tackles acne scars, rosacea, wrinkles, blemishes, and so much more.

How it Works

The all star in this flaw-killer is BHA 9, a unique ingredient that slowly releases small doses of skin-transforming salicylic acid long after your initial application. Best of all, the doses are so gentle your skin will reap all the positive benefits of salicylic acid without experiencing any dryness or irritation.

How to Use

At night, use as leave-on spot treatment, or with clean fingertips massage a very small amount of all over your complexion. Avoid contact with the eye area.

Propylene Glycol (solvent/penetration enhancer), PEG-75, PEG-8 (thickeners), Water, Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/time-released exfoliant, 9%), 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 (soothing plant extract), Arginine (amino acid/skin-conditioning agent), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent).

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Amazing
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Works exactly like it says it will and it left my skin feeling great.

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daughter tried it
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I gave this my daughter to try and she had some luck with blemishes. If she caught it early it worked well.

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Love it!
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I love this product! Saw results with first treatment! It has a great texture and a little goes a very long way! I have spent a ton of money on acne treatments and this is the best! I will definitely be purchasing this product in the future!

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Great product
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this stuff is amazing, it really works as suppose to, i definitely repurchase this.

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nice product
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This product was really nice for the pop up zits that come out of nowhere. I applied it at night and the next morning my face looked better. I would recommend this product to others.

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Ucky place disappeared
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I had this picky place on my face. Applied this and it was gone the next morning

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Good stuff
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I have to admit I have friends who use Paula's choice and I have always believed that it must be good. However until having a nasty looking and painful zit on my nose develop in no time and using this I had no idea of how great it truly was. I dabbed it on and it zapped my zit away by the next morning. It is rather pricey for the size and all but at least it works. I'd suggest it for a friend

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This is my 2nd review
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Yes this is a very small sample first of all.
Since there isn't enough to cover my face 2 maybe 3 times, I picked a target spot to try it out. I used it just on my nose for about 5 or 6 days by about the 4 day I noticed a difference in the size of my pores, ans a blemish I had. I have now placed an order so I can continue to use it and try it on some dark spots and contined use.
I have also decided to purchase the Paula’s Choice Resist C15 Super Booster when I get the extra money.

I’m very excited to continue with this product and try the Super Booster

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Maybe it works?
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I want to believe in this product, as my skin seemed to improve while using it, but it only lasted 3 nights. The results could have been a placebo effect for all I know. Very tempted to buy it, but the sample size was just too small to get a good feel for the product.

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Would have loved to really try product but it was too small
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Need a bigger sample to give it a fair assessment. I like what I read about the benefits of using it but I could not see results in 2 uses

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