Paula's Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections

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.

Paula's Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections
3.7 out of 5 stars, based on 2,147 Reviews 2,147 Reviews
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I tried this either two or three times at night. It made my face break out horribly and get nasty dry patches everywhere. It was itchy and not good at all. I had to slather on moisturizer. I have sensitive skin and I just had a bad reaction.

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Unimpressed
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Firstly, this sample vial was nearly microscopic. I've got nothing against small samples (they are only samples, after all) but this vial was so tiny it caused a great deal of surprised laughter from everyone in the room when I opened this months' box. If a product is so remarkable that the sample only contains literally a few drops, I would expect it to have some properties just short of magical. I frankly didn't notice any effect at all other than a mild burning sensation where I dabbed it on.

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No difference
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I don't know if it is the product or that the sample provides too few uses to see a difference, but I did not see or feel any difference in my skin after using this.

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"guaranteed to impress"... I don't think so
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This product promises to...
"1. unclog pores with first use" i don't think so
"2. diminish white bumps" didn't have any to start
"3. minimize enlarged pores" no, it certainly did not
"4. refine & smooth skin's texture" no, it did not
"5. minimize sebaceous hyperplasia" didn't have this to start
"6. smooth dry, rough patches" no, it did not
"7. help balance oily skin" it dried my skin out too much
"8. fade red marks from breakouts" made my skin more red and splotchy
"9. reduce breakouts" unsure
In addition, the product felt a little sticky after application and continued to be sticky while my skin pulled too tight from dryness. *my results after 1 use

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No results
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A lot of people say they got amazing results with this product, but after using this consistently for the past two weeks, I have seen NO results. I have used it as per the instructions and nothing. And I have stubborn imperfections that I'd like to get rid of, but I'll have to try something else to help me with that. It has a very sticky feel and, frankly, is unpleasant to apply.

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Not for sensitive skin
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I tried this product and within minutes of putting a small amount on my face, it began to sting and burn. I quickly washed it off and my skin was red for a little while afterwards. If you have sensitive skin, this product may be too intense for you!

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Thick and gross
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I was so excited to try the sample, but I was very disappointed. Maybe it was because of the packaging, but even after shaking the product was separated and when I poured it out to apply I only got one part of the product. On my face, the product felt oily, thick, and itchy and I wanted to take it of after 2 minutes. To make sure the bad consistency wasn't just because the product separated, I tried the other part but it felt just as oily.

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Too harsh
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My skin is ultra sensitive and after using this I could tell I should not continue. It was just way too potent for my skin.

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Not impressed

Tried using this as a treatment plan for Sebaceous Hyperplasia but noticed no improvement whatsoever. This was the first PC product that did not work as intended, which was disappointing.

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Waste of Money
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Did not do as promised. This is very expensive and I have two tiny red spots I was hoping this product would help with.. all it did was dry out my skin and did not help the red marks. Waste of money.

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