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

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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 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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Wow!
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I was really impressed with the product. I put it on a blemish overnight and saw a visible difference in the morning. Not something I would use everyday but great for spots.

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did this do anything?
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i was able to get lots of uses out of this (a little goes a long way) but although it did seem to moisturize well overnight, it did not affect the appearance of my skin. (specifically, leftover pregnancy melasma and tiny wrinkles)

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Good stuff
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I really enjoyed this product. My skin feels great

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Too little to tell
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I wasn't able to tell anything about the product from the 4 drop sample. I won't buy anything I can't get for2 weeks

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Very nice
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Great to have on hand the week before Aunt Flo arrives...

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idk?
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The sample size is too small, so i didn't even get a chance to see if my skin many improvements. The only effect it had was make my skin a little bit softer. I think that if the sample size was larger, I would have been able to provide better judgement.

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Sample too small
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I used this sample immediately as i opened my birchbox because i had a small pimple growing on my forehead. I was amazed by how small the sample was, although i do think it helped the simple dry out faster the small sample did not convince me to purchase a full size 60$ bottle. Would like to try more as i liked that the product did not burn or irritate skin and did not have a strong smell.

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Miracle serum :-D
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It's rare to find a product that can help so many of my skin issues at once- added with ease of use (just apply at night) it's a win-win!

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You won't be able to RESIST
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This product is simply amazing! It works wonders!!

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Not so sure
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I tried this on a blemish no result. Honestly unless the product is fast acting this sample size was way to smell to form an opinion. So hard to say if I would consider purchasing. I saw no change to my blemish as a result of using this product.

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