RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA
Based on 292 reviews
A daily leave-on liquid exfoliant with BHA that offers multiple benefits for those struggling with visible signs of sun damage, ageing, bumpy skin, and enlarged, clogged pores.

RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA

Based on 292 reviews
A daily leave-on liquid exfoliant with BHA that offers multiple benefits for those struggling with visible signs of sun damage, ageing, bumpy skin, and enlarged, clogged pores.
  • Targets multiple signs of ageing
  • Visibly reduces pore size
  • BHA gently and naturally exfoliates skin
  • Lightweight liquid formula
  • Use once or twice daily after cleansing & toning
Skin Types:
Combination Skin
Wrinkles, Blackheads, Large Pores, Anti-Ageing
    88 ml
    Travel Size...
Why is it different?
RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA is a completely gentle, non-abrasive, daily leave-on liquid exfoliant with BHA that visibly refines pores and skin texture. It also has an advanced antioxidant and peptide blend to help defend against environmental stressors.

This exfoliant has an ideal pH range of 3.2–3.8.

What does it do?
Improves visible signs of ageing as it helps to unclog congested pores and diminish their appearance. This ultra-light, leave-on treatment also visibly smooths skin’s surface, resulting in a fresh, vibrant-looking complexion. It is a customer favourite, even for those with skin prone to milia.
How to use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Lightly soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater.
Show details
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

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

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

Dermato-Endocrinology, July 2012, issue 3, pages 253-8

Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Dipropylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid exfoliating agent), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (skin-restoring), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (antioxidant), Oleanolic Acid (skin-soothing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Trehalose (hydration/skin replenishing), Panthenol (skin-conditioning agent), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), PEG-60 Almond Glycerides (texture-enhancing), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabiliser), PEG/PPG-18/4 Copolymer (solvent), Methyl Gluceth-20, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane (hydration/texture-enhancing), Glycereth-26 (emollient texture-enhancing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Carbomer (gel-based texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabiliser), Caprylyl Glycol (skin-conditioning agent).

Ratings & Reviews

This Product Really Works


I use this product daily and regular use keeps blackheads from forming on my nose, helps eliminate bumps under the surface of my skin, and helps with uneven skin tones. I love, love this product!




Best thing that have ever happened to my face!


I absolutely love this product and purchased it multiple times already. I use it almost every day and was able to stop using acne products altogether. My skin is clean and soft and feels very healthy.


Pine Bush NY


Best skincare product ever


This product changed my life! I was getting hideous blind neck pimples that no face wash could shift. A couple of weeks after I introduced this product (and Paula's choice moisturiser) my neck was completely clear. My skin was also noticeably softer on my face. I love it, and will buy it for the rest of my life!!!

Lana Banana

Brisbane, Australia


I love this product!


This exfoliant is fantastic! It keeps my skin smooth and my blackheads at bay, however I can only use it every second/third day due to my sensitive skin but still find it to be very effective. I really love the consistency of this product also.


Melbourne, AU


Calms skin like no other!!!


I have redness and enlarged pores in my t zone. This is a life saver. Once applied, it calms my skin to an enormous amount. Corrects tone. I have easily irritated skin to the point I have to use a mineral sunscreen - the calm line of moisturizers. But this is a life saver, let me say again, a life saver. Thanks Paula.




This is my new holy grail skincare product


I'm not even sure how I received a sample of this product because it wasn't one that I selected, but I am sooooo glad I did. I had ordered some other Paula's Choice products before, that I feel are kind of similar to this one, and they did nothing for me. I was disappointed because I had heard such good things. I'm not even sure what made me try the sample, as I didn't really have high hopes for it. OMG. I have never had a skincare product make such a difference in my skin in a matter of days. After two uses, I was literally looking in the mirror like "wow". It didn't magically clear up all of my acne overnight or anything like that, but the overall look of my skin is better than it has been in years, possibly ever. I don't think it's even marketed for reducing redness, but it most definitely does that. I have an evenness and softness to my skin that is just incredible for me to see. I have had "bad" skin for decades and this has improved after a couple of weeks. I had been having weird, persistent breakouts on my neck for the last few months that I had been unable to get rid of - this has cleared them up completely. I'm not the type that wears a full face of makeup to work everyday, but I will use concealer to cover the redness and any acne; I have been able to use less and less every week. I will continue to use this for as long as I can buy it because it amazing. The only thing I would change is the bottle; the design of it makes it rather impossible to get the right amount out. You only need maybe two drops, but in order to do that I end up having to squeeze the bottle and a little puddle's worth comes out every time and makes a mess all over the top of the bottle. This stuff isn't cheap, but it will last a looong time if you can manage not to waste it every use. So I ended up just putting it in one of the smaller travel bottles that I had received another Paula's Choice product in and it works perfectly. No more waste, no more mess.


Los Angeles, CA


Slam dunk product


This is probably my favorite PC exfoliant. It is extremely lightweight and great for day time use. It is also very soothing and great for minimising redness on my pale white skin. I don't feel that this is as strong as the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA but in terms of texture this far superior for people with combination / oily skin.


Sydney NSW


Part of daily routine


I use this as part of my daily routine. Easy and fast to apply, never irritating and has helped to keep my recurring white heads in check.




Recommend it


I have used two bottles of this now, I really liked how daily pore cleaning has helped me to stopped my small pimples from growing. It also makes your skin looks brights, I guess because you don't have black heads and have smaller pores. Will continue to use this product.




Definitely Buying Again


No joke, my pores were half the size within three days of use. This product is super lightweight and it doesn't smell horrendous. I will keep this in my skincare routine for sure.


Minneapolis, MN


RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment With 2% BHA

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