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Paula’s Choice RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA Review

Paula's Choice RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA Review

Today I’ve got the Paula’s Choice RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA to tell you about. This is a fabulous and highly addictive foam.

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Paula’s Choice RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA Review

About Paula’s Choice RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA
You may not outgrow breakout-prone skin, but you can outsmart it. This lightweight foam unclogs your pores and reveals younger-looking skin. This is an innovative treatment that delivers smoother, younger-looking skin overnight. Specialized technology encapsulates anti-aging superstar salicylic acid for time-released delivery—so you get dramatic results without flaking or signs of irritation.

The unique liquid-to-foam texture feels water-light yet is packed with soothing ingredients that reduce redness, calm inflammation, unclog pores, and reduce symptoms of rosacea. Plant-based antioxidants work with the exfoliating, pore-penetrating action of salicylic acid to stimulate collagen production for firmer, smoother, more radiant skin.

This weekly skin saver not only reduces multiple signs of aging, but also fades red marks from breakouts; plus, it’s a potent option for banishing stubborn “chicken skin” (keratosis pilaris) on arms or legs. This product has a pH of 3.6.

  • Acne Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Blackheads, Enlarged Pores, Keratosis Pilaris, Redness, Wrinkles
  • Combination, Oily Skin
  • Reduces red marks and brown spots, evens out skin tone
  • Powerful time-release salicylic acid for maximum impact
  • Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin or its derivatives.
  • Cruelty free
  • Vegan

$32 for 1.5 oz


Water, Butylene Glycol (slip agent/penetration enhancer), Dimethyl Isosorbide (solvent), Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine (antistatic agent), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid exfoliant), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract (anti-irritant), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (anti-irritant), Adenosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Allantoin (anti-irritant), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (anti-irritants), Borage Officinalis (Borage) Extract (antioxidant), Ulmus Fulva (Slippery Elm) Bark Extract, Lamium Album (White Nettle) Flower Extract, Arctium Major (Burdock) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (anti-irritants), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding agent), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (non-fragrant plant oils/antioxidants), Polysorbate 80 (emulsifier), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Propylene Glycol (slip agent), Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

My Thoughts
I’ve used this for several months now. Initially I started out trying it once a week, but then I got braver and I’ve done it 3 days in a row some weeks. It’s highly addictive because you smooth it on and in the morning you wake up with silky smooth skin. It’s a product that I’m tempted to use every night, but I am settling on using it every other night. I honestly did not think that with my sensitive skin and rosacea I would be able to use this product so frequently, but I’m glad that I can!

Here’s how I use it
I cleanse my face and then apply the foam carefully to my face, neck, décolletage and hands. I create a mixture of Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost and vitamin C, then apply that to my eyes, followed by my face, neck, décolletage and hands. Make sure n the morning that you use a moisturizer with SPF of at least 15.

Here’s how other Paula’s Choice fans use it
When researching the 4% BHA foaming treatment more, Paula’s Choice let me know that people sometimes prefer the 4% BHA foam over the weekly 10% AHA because it’s overall more gentle on the skin. Some fans also try mixing it with their regular Paula’s Choice BHA treatment.

I feel much more comfortable using this foam than I ever did with the 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant. I think it’s partially because the foam makes it easier to apply your night time moisturizer on top of it. You just go to sleep and the time release salicylic acid does its work overnight, leaving you with a refreshed face.

It used to be that I preferred a physical exfoliant to really clean out my pores, but the 4% BHA foaming treatment has won me over to chemical exfoliation. I think it does a better job than I can ever do on my own with a physical scrub (not that physical scrubs are bad!).

How do you prefer your salicylic acid? Foam, gel, or lotion?


  • Cruelty free
  • Vegan
  • Great value for the price
  • Gentle on my sensitive skin
  • Effective at making my skin feel soft and smooth


  • Skip this if you’re allergic to aspirin or its derivatives.

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