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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 2,144 Reviews 2,144 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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Very Effective
SampledPurchased

I recently purchased the full size. It takes a very small amount to properly treat any type of blemish on your face. It also has an oil-like texture so it doesn't feel like it is over-drying your skin. Love that it is a cure all. Highly recommend.

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Clears skin fast
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I had this sample for a couple of months and didn't really know what to use it for. Finally I looked it up and saw it could work as a spot treatment for a terrible breakout I had. I'm talking big, swollen, painful underground pimples. I applied it overnight, and they weren't gone the next day but the pain was and they had flattened out and gotten smaller. After a week, they were completely gone with no dark spots or scarring, and no dryness or irritation. SOLD. No product has made this kind of difference for my skin, and I will happily pay the price.

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Too small to tell

I understand these are sample sizes of high end products, but 2 uses of a skincare product is not enough to notice any difference. Not even worth trying at this small a vile. Also not crazy about the texture - reminds me of olive oil

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Planning to buy more
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This product cleared the pimples on my face fast! The texture of this is almost like a serum or an oil, which I love because it doesn't dry out the skin. I really love this product!

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Great on acne
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Though I don't typically get acne, whenever I get a pimple, it seems to last forever. I started using this when it came in my Birchbox as a "spot" fix and left it on overnight. It's a complete miracle worker. By morning, my pimple is either gone completely or reduced dramatically. LOVE this product!

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Must Have*
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I already have deemed Paula's Choice as one of my absolute favorite skin care brands, so when I got this I was super excited. I used it as a spot treatment for my acne scars and marks on my face. I felt that it really helped in breaking them down some and helping them to fade.. Since it is a sample size I wasn't able to test for more than about 2 weeks but I feel confident that if I had a full size of this product it would significantly help with fading marks and other blemishes!

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