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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 2,191 Reviews 2,191 Reviews
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Confusing product
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I expected this to sting a bit upon application, but it didn't. I suppose the product was somewhat effective? My skin would look a bit better the next morning, but it would also be more shiny/oily than usual, too.

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Possibly the size
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I tried this sample, and honestly couldn't get a reading on it. It was very thick, and seemed like it would be the type of product that would stay on over night and really work. I applied it to my problem areas (cheeks, nose, forehead) and didn't really see a difference after about 5 times, and speaking of 5 times, that is about all that was allotted in the SUPER SMALL sample size. So I am thinking that maybe if the sample size was larger, and could try it for a full week or two, I might have a different opinion, however, the sample size did not leave me wanting more.

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Works for skin discoloration.
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I have some skin discoloration on my nose and have been using this product on that area for a week now. I see some improvement and am hoping after continued use it will improve even more. It definitely should be used at night because of the consistency. It's a little oily/thick once applied.

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Amazing
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Never heard of this product until i received a sample. A little goes a long way. Used it at night on some stubborn sports and the next morning they were practically gone. Wish it wasn't so expensive. But worth buying.

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Small
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It seems like a great product but the tube is so small that I dont get long term use - maybe one or two. I feel this product would have had a better chance if it was given at a bigger amount.

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Interesting product
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this product i felt worked as described but my skin is not severe enough for me to need to keep this in my regimen. If one day i felt the need for a product like this i would come back to this brand.

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Truly Excellent Spot Treatment
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I was blown away by the effectiveness and gentleness of this product. It made both small whiteheads and larger, cystic blemishes disappear within a few nights treatment, and after only one application, I noticed a distinct decrease in the redness around the spots. I did apply a thin layer to a few areas affected by blackheads, and I think it would work after multiple applications, but I wanted to save my sample.

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Opens the pores & softens skin
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I have used this product on my blemishes since receiving it in my Birchbox and I LOVE the results I get the next morning. It also lasts for a good while.

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amazing!
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I have oily skin proned to break outs with lots of scaring and black head issues. THis product worked wonders on me. It made a HUGE difference in my scaring and never once clogged my pours like I thought it would. It even helped with my blemishes that popped up while using it. Now that my sample is gone im realizing just how much I miss is!

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Didn't Work!!
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I was really excited about this product, I've struggled with acne type imperfections my whole life. Now in my 30's it's not so pretty anymore. I used this for a week, just a pea sized amount as directed and now folks, I have more white bumps and blemishes then I did to start with!! Not happy. It seemed to bring all my blackheads to the surface and make them visible. Not cool. I'll stick with my old regiment. And keep looking for something new.

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