Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA (Salicylic Acid)

What It Does:
  • Removes old skin cells on the skin’s surface & inside the pore
  • Unclogs & Shrink Enlarged Pores
  • Reshapes Pore Lining
  • Improve Skin Cell Turnover Rate
  • Smooths Wrinkles & Skin Surface
  • Increases Collagen Production

Who This Product Is For

RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA is for all skin types concerned with signs of sun damage, aging, bumpy skin, and enlarged, clogged pores. Its weightless formula is especially suited for individuals with oily or combination skin.

How It Compares
  • RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA is a water-light solution that offers multiple benefits for those struggling with visible signs of sun damage, aging, bumpy skin, and enlarged, clogged pores.
  • Additionally, BHA has antibacterial properties that attack blemish-causing bacteria. That makes it a good complement to any benzoyl-peroxide based acne treatment.
  • 2% is commonly the right strength, unless you have sensitive skin.
  • This exfoliant is less acidic than the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA liquid, and is slightly runnier in texture.
Alternatives
Strength
  • 1% Calm BHA Exfoliant offers similar benefits for a more sensitive friendly dose.
  • 4% BHA Exfoliant offers a stronger dose in a foaming liquid texture.
Texture
  • The Skin Perfecting Range offers a Gel (Oily skin), Liquid(Combination and Normal) or Lotion (Dry Skin) variant.
  • Skin Perfecting 2% BHA is also a liquid, which is slightly less runny.
Ingredient
  • The RESIST Pore Refining 2% BHA is formulated with a richer blend of antioxidants than the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA range.
  • This exfoliant has a pH range of 3.5-4.0, which is less acidic than the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid.


Key Ingredients

  • Function
    Exfoliant
    Texture
    Liquid
    Skin Types
    All
    Sensitive-Friendly
    Yes
    Pregnancy-Friendly
    No
    Skincare Routine
    After Toner, Before Serum
    Allergy Information
    Aspirin
  • Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol (slip agents and penetration enhancers), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid exfoliating agent), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier) Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (cell-communicating ingredients), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (anti-irritant), Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (antioxidant), Oleanolic Acid (anti-irritant), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredient), Allantoin (anti-irritant),Trehalose (skin-repairing ingredient), Panthenol (skin-conditioning agent), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), PEG-60 Almond Glycerides (emulsifier), Caprylyl Glycol (skin-conditioning agent), PEG/PPG-18/4 Copolymer (solvent), Methyl Gluceth-20, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane (skin-conditioning agents),Glycereth-26 (emollient thickener), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Carbomer (gel-based thickener), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent)

  • STUDIES USED TO HELP FORMULATE THIS PRODUCT:

    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 Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2013, volume 2013, article 375893 Plastic Surgical Nursing, April-June 2012, issue 2, pages 71-2 Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2015, volume 8, pages 455-461 Dermato-Endocrinology, July 2012, issue 3, pages 253-8

  • 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 25 or greater. Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.
  • How is this Resist BHA exfoliant different from your Skin Perfecting BHA exfoliants?

    Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment is the first daily-use BHA product that combines a light-as-water texture with 2% salicylic acid, anti-aging peptides, repairing ingredients, and antioxidants. Together, this liquid exfoliates, improves multiple signs of aging, clears blackheads, bumps, and other breakouts, and reduces redness and enlarged pores. It is the daily exfoliant step in our Resist routine for those with combination to oily skin, and is specially formulated for those struggling with wrinkles, enlarged pores and breakouts—all at the same time.

    There are so many different BHA exfoliants! How do I choose the best one for me?

    Choose the best BHA for you based on your skin type, concerns, and texture preferences. Liquids and gels are great for oily or combination skin; lotions are ideal for normal to dry skin or combination skin with drier areas.

    If I use Resist BHA 9, do I need this, too?

    If you’re using BHA 9 as a spot treatment, then yes, your skin will benefit further from daily application of Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment on your face, neck, and chest. If you are routinely applying BHA 9 over your entire face, then you likely don’t need to add this exfoliant, too.

    I have rosacea; can I use this product?

    Yes. Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment contains several ingredients that work to reduce inflammation and enhance skin’s healthy function. Plus, salicylic acid (BHA) is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient that can reduce the redness and blotchy skin tone associated with rosacea.

    How would I use this if I’m also using the Resist Weekly Retexturizing Foam?

    Assuming you’re using the Resist Weekly Retexturizing Foam as a once-weekly treatment at night, you’d simply apply Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment that morning, and then twice daily on the days you won’t be applying the Weekly Retexturizing Foam. Optional: You can experiment with applying the Daily Pore-Refining Treatment just before the Weekly Retexturizing Foam. This can provide a “peel-like” action that may produce better results than using either exfoliant alone. Pay close attention to how your skin responds and stop combining use if you see signs of irritation (flaking or increased sensitivity).

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