RESIST Advanced Pore-Refining Treatment 4% BHA
Based on 8 reviews

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RESIST Advanced Pore-Refining Treatment 4% BHA
When it’s time to take it to the next level, this powerful-yet-gentle, antioxidant-rich exfoliant goes deep to unclog pores for smoother younger-looking skin.
  • BHA clears & minimises the look of congested pores
  • Antioxidants visibly fight signs of ageing
  • Lightweight serum texture for all skin types
  • Apply after cleansing & toning

RESIST Advanced Pore-Refining Treatment 4% BHA

Based on 8 reviews

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When it’s time to take it to the next level, this powerful-yet-gentle, antioxidant-rich exfoliant goes deep to unclog pores for smoother younger-looking skin.
  • BHA clears & minimises the look of congested pores
  • Antioxidants visibly fight signs of ageing
  • Lightweight serum texture for all skin types
  • Apply after cleansing & toning
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
Concerns:
Wrinkles, Enlarged Pores, Anti-Ageing, Keratosis Pilaris

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Why is it different?
The unique, high-concentration of 4% BHA goes deep to exfoliate skin quickly so problematic pores, bumps, and uneven skin texture are improved in half the time. The time-released formula delivers dramatic results, while antioxidants revive skin’s firm appearance for a more youthful look—all with a luxe serum texture that glides over skin for a soothing finish.
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What does it do?
Skin becomes dull, dry and congested when dead skin cells build up on its surface. BHA (beta hydroxy acid) mimics the natural exfoliation process of younger skin by helping it shed extra layers while unclogging and clearing pores. Antioxidants step in to further reduce visible signs of ageing.
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How to use
Use after cleansing and toning, daily or weekly. Dispense a few drops and smooth over face, neck and chest. Do not rinse. Follow with the rest of your evening skincare routine.
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Research

Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, September 2016, issue 9, pages 1480-1490

Phytotherapy Research, August 2015, issue 8, pages 1117-22

Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, volume 2013, article 827248

Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2015, volume 8, pages 455-461

Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146

Ingredients
Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Salicylic Acid, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Adenosine, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol

Ratings & Reviews

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4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Non-greasy (6)
  • Softens skin (6)
  • Soothes skin (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (7)
  • Enlarged pores (7)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (6)
  • Sensitive skin (6)
  • Uneven skin tone (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (6), Minimalist (5)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

Incredible

By emloo

from New South Wales

About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

Pros

  • Immediate Results
  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Enlarged Pores
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    I am blown away by how fast and effective this product is. I have been using PC Resist Daily Smoothing AHA 5% plus Resist Weekly Retexturizing 4% BHA and Resist Intensive Wrinkle Repair Retinol Serum for a while now with good results however this product is the best product I have ever tried.
    As I get older I have noticed small bumps on my skin. They are not KP's or acne. They are small soft bumps that itch sometimes when they come up. I did look it up and found what it was called but I can't remember - sorry. This product has erased them completely in one week. It has evened out my skin tone and tightened my skin. I have some issues with sensitivity and I have spider veins on my cheeks and nose that need to be lasered at some stage. This product has not caused any issues with sensitivity and has not irritated my redness. I've been using it with the Omega+ serum which is also fantastic. The combination of this product plus the Omega+ has helped my oily T zone and hasn't drued out my cheeks. I love this product! I love this and the Omega+ serum as a combo. Brilliant.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery is always good with PC

     
    5.0

    Best serum I've ever used

    By Mel

    from WA

    About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

    Pros

    • Calms redness
    • Calms rosacea
    • Clears blackheads
    • Refines pores
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

    • Would have found pump dispenser easier

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin

    I have super sensitive skin prone to rosacea and break outs. Oily T zone that can also be flaky... nightmare skin to buy products for. Was a bit cautious because the 2% bha left my skin a bit irritated and flaky but this stuff is amazing! It has cleared my redness in one week and my pores are smaller and smoother than with any other product used (even the 8% BHA didn't fix them!). I use the serum once nightly then follow with the Resist Retinol Serum... I've had better results with this serum in one week than I've had with LED light treatments, medication and supplements. Will be a dedicated buyer.

     
    5.0

    Amazing results

    By Indianna

    from Melbourne

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturises
    • Non-Greasy
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      I was excited to try this as I've seen my skin improve with some of Paula's choice other BHA products but some were better than others. This one is amazing! This exfoliant sinks in nicely and doesn't leave any sticky residue like I found with one of the 2% BHA products. It's also been a lot more efffective than the 4% BHA foam. My skin feels so smooth now and I don't seem to be getting many blocked pores anymore at all. I don't want to ever be without this product! My new favourite

       
      3.0

      No wow factor

      By Louise

      from Melbourne, Australia

      About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Softens Skin

      Cons

      • Greasy
      • Not Effective
      • Sticky

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Was excited to try this product but was disappointed. However it's not a fluid texture but more sticky and oily. I found it hard to layer any serums or a moisturisers over it and it made my face really greasy with a sticky film. It did make a skin feel a tad both smoother but can't say i notice any difference with fine lines or pores. Will not purchase again.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was super fast, very impressed!

       
      5.0

      It lives up to the hype

      By Ozzbudgie

      from Melbourne, Australia

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturises
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        I started using this around 4 weeks ago. I was already using the 2% skin perfecting product and that was OK but I wanted something a little bit stronger. I have had very large pores on my nose but this has seriously reduced my pores to the point where I can barely see them. I have sensitive skin and this product does not irritate at all. It feels lightweight when it goes on and feels amazing on my skin. I would highly recommend this product for anyone wanting to deal with dry, flaky skin and enlarged pores.

         
        5.0

        My skincare holy grail

        By Courtney

        from Australia

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

        • Literally nothing

        Best Uses

        • Blackheads
        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        I was hesitant to buy this product due to lack of reviews, however taking a leap of faith has lead me to the absolute holy grail of skincare products. I use this product once a day as detailed on website. I have persistent open pores/small blackheads that prior to this product, refused to clear. The BHA 2% certainly minimised these somewhat, but this product has taken it to the next level. I have very sensitive skin, and have found it to be totally non-irritating and very gentle.
        Friends and family have been commenting on how clear and "glowy" my skin has been since introducing this product to my skin care regime.
        Could not recommend this product more, and if I did you would probably think I was selling it.
        If you are unsure of whether to take the leap - Go for it ! So, so worth it.

         
        5.0

        This product is truly amazing

        By Stina

        from Brisbane

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores

          I've been using the BHA2% liquid for years. This new 4% product though is superior for my needs. I've been using it on my very oily nose daily, and over my entire face around twice a week. I basically just replaced the 2% with the 4% in terms of the layering of my other skin care products (using a Paula's toner 1st, then the BHA, then niacinamide, then the clear 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion. That is my night routine for my nose! This 4% does what I'd hoped! I've been using it nightly for around a week. It's light and pleasant to use. (I feared it would be gunky/thick but it's not.) It has cleared my oily pores dramatically. I still have to use blotting papers through the day and my skin is producing as much oil I think, but the difference is that my pores are not retaining the oil like the usually do, and the oil is not building up like usually (gross but I usually have to gently express the excess oil out with tissues after washing my face.) This is a huge improvement! My skin looks smoother and my pores are the clearest they have ever been except when I was taking loads of oral prescription meds for my skin. I loooove this product thank you so much!!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Prompt delivery.

           
          5.0

          PURE SORCERY!

          By D

          from Sydney, Australia

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
            • Redness/ Blotchiness
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            I've only been using this for one week - But holy moly this is a game changer for me.
            I've been using Paula's Choice products for over 4 years - BUT this is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review.
            I have no words to describe this product. Somehow it eliminates blemishes overnight, hydrates my skin, yet also controls the oily mess I become in the warmer months. I wake up in the morning with soft, smooth, non-oily skin.
            Despite the high BHA percentage, this has not irritated my skin at all - and I've been using it morning and night.

            I typically have well behaved skin, but the last few months I've had blemishes on my chin area that never seem to go away. In fact, I think they were spreading like a little colony. How lovely.
            ONE USE OF THIS - and bam, overnight they had dried up and were almost gone.

            I hope this never becomes discontinued. I will be using this for as long as I shall live.

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