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

Paula's Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections

$43.00 Ships Free
0.3 fl oz / 8.4 ml

Availability: In stock


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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 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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I got this in my Jan box and let it sit on the bathroom counter for 2 months. After a friend of mine said she'd been using it for years and it was a miracle worker on her milia and explained to me what milia was. I realized that's what the little bumps were around my eyes that have bothered me about my skin forever . So tried it immediately.

After 3 days of spot-treating the milia at the corner of one eye, and a zit-sized mole-ish bump next to my eyebrow on the other (that has been there for well over a year mind you) everything is smaller, diminished, and seems to be going away. Turns out the big bump wasn't a mole as I suspected but sebaceous hyperplasia.

I have never had a product work this fast or show results this fast. Its AMAZING. I'm 48 and also experiencing acne for the first time so I'm now going to try it on that, areas of enlarged pores and my freckles/dark spots. And I am going to buy buckets of this stuff.

Note - my eyes can be sensitive to certain products. I had no problems with this.

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Worth the price

I am extremely happy with this purchase. The formula does not over dry my skin and works wonders with all types of blemishes. I spot use it at night and by the next morning the blemish will be half to almost entirely gone. Applicator helps so that you only pump a small amount of product, which is all you need.

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Amazing for getting rid of pimples!

The texture of this is almost like a serum or an oil, which I love-it's very effective on getting rid of pimples quickly without overly drying out the skin. I really love this product!

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Girls don't let the hype catch you

I have never broken out before..I battle redness in my cheeks and I'm physically sensitive to the winter and sunlight, but that's it. I broke out so badly I thought I had every disease on WebMD possible. My husband told me to stop using it and I had bought it to help a tiny scar and redness and now I'm trying to find a way to get my money back. I can't believe people swear by this. Everyone I've aller to confidentially has said it is like covering your face in cooking grease. Don't buy and also if anyone knows how I can get my money back please tell me!! Xoxoxo babes!!

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I've used this product for years and it absolutely works for me. I can dab a tiny amount on a place that looks like it's heading for a pimple, and within 48 hours (often much less)It. Is. Gone!! The only reason I didn't give it five stars is the amount that's dispensed with one pump. It's much more than I need for one tiny area. The product itself totally deserves five stars.

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