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

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  • 3.7 out of 5 stars, based on 2,152 Reviews 2,152 Reviews Write a Review
  • $42.00
  • 0.3 fl oz / 8.4 ml   
  • Availability: In stock

    $42.00

Birchbox Breakdown

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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Worth the price
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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!
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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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Great for acne!

I have been only using Paula's Choice skin-care products for about a year and I love the results! Even though my skin looks and feels great, I still get acne due to my lovely genetics. I use this product as a spot-treatment at night on my acne. It's not too drying, but be careful with using it to often because it has a high percentage (9%) of BHA. Normally, you should regularly apply only 2% or 1% BHA to your entire face. It does slightly sting once applied, but it quickly goes away. This is probably because I have very sensitive skin and also because of the high percentage of BHA.

This product dries up my pimples very fast. Sometimes they even disappear overnight! Give it a try! Paula's Choice has a 100% satisfaction guarantee if ordered from their website.

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Insane
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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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Almost...
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Works well, but I use other products for these purposes that I like better, so it would be redundant for me.

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Not Worth the $$
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I hate to be the negativity in a sea of positive reviews but this product didn't do anything for my skin. Super disappointed. I really thought you could be the one, BHA 9. The search for a blemish, skin tone fix continues.

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Great for Shrinking Pimples
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I haven't seen too much of a change to the dark spots on my face caused by the sun but it shrinks giant monster pimples over night. I have also used it on milia and after a few nights it softened them up enough to extract them which if you have ever had milia you know they are hard to remove. The pump does dispense more product then I need but I put it to good use on other trouble spots like my chest or neck.

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Good Product
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This product was pretty thick, but worked well with regular application. Unfortunately, I didn't have the discipline to apply it daily and it just sat in my makeup bag. I still would recommend it if it's an addition to your skincare routine!

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Really works

I had pitched this product a few weeks ago and wasn't sure if it was working. I have rosacea and have never found any over the counter product that really calms skin. This does!

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Really works!

I was kind of skeptical of this product but it really works! I put it on blemishes and in days I saw a big difference.

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