RESIST BHA 9 Treatment
Based on 578 reviews


RESIST BHA 9 Treatment
This unique, concentrated leave-on BHA exfoliant works wonders to improve the appearance of stubborn skin concerns such as enlarged or clogged pores, bumps, and patches of rough, dry skin. It’s suitable even for skin prone to milia.

RESIST BHA 9 Treatment

Based on 578 reviews


This unique, concentrated leave-on BHA exfoliant works wonders to improve the appearance of stubborn skin concerns such as enlarged or clogged pores, bumps, and patches of rough, dry skin. It’s suitable even for skin prone to milia.
  • Delivers controlled, sustained release of salicylic acid
  • Minimises the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Diminishes the appearance of hard, white bumps
  • Use as the last step in your evening skincare routine
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Enlarged Pores, Anti-Ageing, Keratosis Pilaris

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    8.4 ml
    Travel Size...

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Why is it different?
RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections is an absolutely unique one-of-a-kind targeted formula for stubborn imperfections. It is your go-to solution when nothing else has worked. Impressive results are often visible after only one use

This exfoliant has an optimal pH of 3.2–3.6.

What does it do?
Delivers 9% BHA in a controlled-release formula for maximum skin smoothing with noticeable results. This gel-serum visibly and quickly minimises stubborn bumps, redness, enlarged pores and clarifies skin’s surface. Soothing plant extracts allow the formula to work without causing dryness.
How to use
At night, apply as a leave-on spot treatment for stubborn imperfections. Dispense a very small amount of RESIST BHA 9 onto a clean fingertip, and massage a thin layer over affected areas. Suitable for use around the eyes, but avoid contact with eyelids and do not apply along the lower lashline. Experiment to see which method works best for your skin concerns. May be applied over larger areas if needed. Reduce frequency of usage if irritation or flaking occurs.

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

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, March-April 2012, issue 2, pages 142-5

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, February 2000, issue 1, pages 21-52

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

Marine Drugs, 2004, issue 2, pages 73-82

Product Ingredients

Propylene Glycol (hydration), PEG-75 (texture-enhancing), PEG-8 (texture-enhancing), Water, Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Avena Sativa Kernel Extract (oat extract/skin-soothing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (antioxidant), Sea Whip Extract (skin-soothing), Arginine (hydration/skin replenishing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabiliser).

Ratings & Reviews

How I see it.


Pros: This product has worked a 100% for me. It takes time. As a product it is easy to apply. I have not had any adverse reactions from it. It has work on all that I have applied it to. Cons: Over priced, over packaged. Most of the packaging is over thought. The is product could be packed in a dropper bottle. I am aware that some chemical /products can have contra effects on some plastics. Most of the cost of the product promotion is in the packaging.

Honest Seeker

Canberra, ACT


Please fix the packaging


This is a good product, a little small, however the packaging needs to be fixed. I have bought multiples of this and every time the product seeps up around the pump and wastes itself. Dispense one pump, and it will always leak out the sides 2 pumps worth. Fix the packaging or make it a dropper!




Seems good but "travel size" is far too small.


I wanted to try this product because I've read quite good reviews about it being helpful for sebaceous filaments and for blackheads and pores. I decided rather than going for the full size (due to price point) I would try the travel size before committing. I am usually very, very satisfied with PC's travel sizes and often find that with the Clear range the travel kit that is meant to only last 2 weeks gives me close to a months worth of daily usage (and I don't skimp on product use per application). Really great value! Given this, I was shook to find that this travel size is only 0.83ml (!!) and in a vail so tiny that it had fallen out from the card it is meant to be shipped in and was floating around amongst the box packaging! The packaging of this travel size product is also very difficult to use. The product seems to be quite thick in consistency which means trying to effectively access the product from the tiny glass vial means that I have to place my finger over the top of the vial and tip it to get a dab of product and therefore I'm essentially contaminating the remaining product. I have used the product twice so far and feel that the overall quality is good and it has a nice feel on my oily and otherwise enlarged pored skin. However, this travel size will not provide me with a fair amount of useage to establish if I want to commit to the larger size and with the travel size being really quite expensive for the amount you get, I won't be repurchasing another of them to continue testing it's efficacy for me personally. Overall, my issue isn't with the product directly, it's with the packaging and the supply received for the price point - even for the Travel size. I state that I would not recommend this to a friend due to the size/value for money - I would recommend the product itself as it seems good so far with my minimal usage.


Adelaide, Australia


Great spot treatment


Works quickly on pimples & blackheads. I also use on ingrown hairs along my bikini line (as I get horrible ones) and it helps exfoliate the skin much faster.


Adelaide, AUS


Faulty pump


No complaints about product however, when I try to pump small amount it leaks and delivers large amount from further down container and ends up running down my fingers and gets wasted. Not good for expensive concentrated product.


Sydney au


Amazing blackhead remover


I recently ordered this product after noticing some bumps along my cheeks, which were blackheads. I also have lots of blackheads on my nose, chin and forehead. On my forehead the blackheads appear to be quite stubborn because the 2% BHA doesn't seem to get rid of them. I have been using the BHA 9% for the past 3 weeks and I can say that nearly all of my blackheads on my cheeks are gone and if they haven't completely gone they are now very small, and I'm sure they would be able to be extracted if I went to a beautician. The blackheads on my nose, chin and forehead have also reduced significantly and I have noticed that some of the blackheads on my forehead are coming out, but I think I will need to keep using this product to get better results. I have been using this product every second night, and some times I will use it every night. I cut back to every second night if I think my skin is becoming too dry. For anyone that has battled with blackheads I would encourage them to try this product as I have found it amazing. My skins feels so soft and my skin tone looks more even. I can tell that the areas where my skin tone doesn't look great is where there is a blocked pore, so once these pores are no longer filled with a blackhead, then my skin tone will be much more even. I also use this product in combination with a retinol cream each night. I am so happy I have found this product and I am excited each night to use it so my skin continues to improve. I will definitely be ordering a second bottle!. I have not had any issues with the pump because I am needing a few pumps of the product each night to put on my face and neck. I can see how others may waste the product if they are only using it for one spot, but this has not been an issue for me. Once the BHA has extracted the blackheads on my face and neck I will use the 2% BHA for maintenance.




Completely ineffective


I was persuaded to buy this by the reviews which said this removes blackheads and acne. Based on the ingredients, it sounds like it should work. But unfortunately for my problematic skin, this did absolutely nothing, whether used as part of a minimalist or maximalist regime. It didn't do anything bad to my skin, but it didn't do anything good for it either. I tried it for the entire trial period before sending it back.




Holy grail!


This is better than the Mario Badescu drying Lotion by far! It works quicker at minimumising the very begining of a pimple without leave red mark. I never get white heads anymore because this kills everything before they begin. It goes O n clear aswell, unless drying Lotion leaves white stuff on you. This miricle product also does what it says reduces enlarged pores but I don't really have problems with that so I just use it on upcoming red bumps.




Excellent - I can't live without this product


This product is amazing. My skin, particularly forehead and nose area, have never been clearer. The little white bumps have totally disappeared from my forehead. Its very effective used in conjunction with the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment.


Sydney, Australia


Couldn't live without my BHA 9


Ive been using the BHA 9 for about 3 weeks on top of my Paula's choice skin care routine and I just love it. If I have a red spot or a little pimple almost garunteed that spot or pimple is gone within a day, sometimes less. The only negative is that it is in a pump tube so it's a bit of a race to pump it into my finger then apply it before it runs down my fingers. But it's honestly worth it. I tend to use half a pump and dot on the areas of concern then once they are good and dabbed in I fun into the rest of my face.

Laura M




3.9 578