RESIST BHA 9 Treatment
Based on 1,597 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.

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.
  • 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
Large Pores, Anti-Ageing, Keratosis Pilaris


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    8.4 ml
    Travel Size...
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.

Show details
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



I've just sat down after using this on my skin again after 2 straight weeks of use and am so blown away by it it has compelled me to write a review- the first review i will have left for a product ever, that is how impressed i am. I have some broken capillaries on the very tip of my nose, they are the absolute bane of my existence and have tried in vain to remove them (i even tried the ever so painful laser resurfacing where they essentially burn your skin off!) i used this on my skin last night (after having forgot to use for a few days, so now i know it is indeed this product which is the culprit) and again they are gone! I use this on any active pimples, healing pimples and on my chin where i get redness and in one single night they are either completely gone or significantly diminished, this product really is a catch-all, fix everything holy-grail for almost any skin blemishes you may have. It may be on the pricier side but it is worth the money ladies and you will never, ever look back.


Melbourne, Australia


Real pore saver


This has done wonders for my canyon sized pores on my nose. I had both immediate results and now even months on it's still getting better and better. Keep using it!!! I only use in the pm as slightly greasy but just use a thin layer and it's fine. I was in despair over my skin and Paula's products (I'm using the range exclusively) has saved my skin after years of embarrassment. Wish I knew sooner!!! More advertising in Australia needed!!!




Best product ever!


I put this treatment on before bed and noticed a huge difference in my skin in just one use. My pores are smaller and I do not see dead skin sitting on my face. I will forever use this product!


Fairfax, VA


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.




I love this product!


I use this product every other night, alternating with Retin A for sebaceous hyperplasia. It took a month before I noticed results and am thrilled. I initially purchased a sample and was happy with the results so I then purchased the pump bottle. I kept the glass sample vial and refill that when it runs low. For me, it is much easier to use, has a tight fitting lid and great for travel. I recently received a compliment on my skin, no longer bumpy!


Huntingtown, MD


Excellent for spot-treating! I found a trick for dispensing!


I ordered the trial size and was amazed at how it worked to reduce and almost eliminate pimples (large and small), sometimes overnight but usually within a couple of days. I used a Q-Tip to apply directly to the bump at night, and after giving it time to dry I could even use my prescription benzoyl peroxide / clindamyacin compound without irritation. I read the reviews about the leaky pump, but figured out a way to dispense it without a lot of waste: Get the trial size and save that little vial after it's all used. Take the regular sized tube, gently pump a few times into the small trial-sized vial, and use a Q-Tip / cotton swab to extract it. Yes, it's on the pricey side, but it's worth it - especially for spot treating, not overall coverage.


North Carolina


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.




Almost Didn't Buy because of the Bad Reviews on Packaging!


I'm so glad I decided to deal w/ bad packaging if the reviews were true. I'm happy I did! I seem to be able to dispense a small amount easily (you just depress the pump with less force). I've seen reviews they start leaking? But PC guarantees the products for 6 months - they'll replace your leaking packaging. Mine is fine for now. I've only used once & noticed a difference. I've been using 4% bha and 10% aha & 1% retinal daily (I know, sounds crazy but I promise it's fine - my sensitive red headed girl skin is 100% ok with - it's the only thing that has helped unclog my pores). I used just the bha 9 last night and noticed a significant difference. Really hoping it will replace both my exfoliants & it looks like it might! Really excited.

LaLee the Influencer



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


Fix the pump/dispenser mechanism


I love this (as I commented in my previous review). However, too much comes out - you must press the pump fully down - this much is not needed (even to cover the entire face!). Thus, you will go through the entire container too fast making it an expensive buy. Despite how much I love it, I am thinking it may become unaffordable.





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