You Beta Believe It – Paula’s Choice RESIST Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA

Unscented. Packaged in plastic. Unlikely to get me excited. Well, miracles do happen. One of the exfoliants Paula’s Choice launched recently is the Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment with 4% BHA. If I were Oprah I’d give one to everyone I know. Actually, if I were Oprah, I’d throw in the Hydralight Cleanser and Skin Recovery Mask, too. #LifeLesson

Beta Hydroxy Acids (unlike Alpha Hydroxy Acids) are oil soluble, which means they penetrate deeper into the pore and exfoliate the dead skin inside. BHA, also known as Salicylic Acid (first and only active ingredient in aspirin) addresses congested pores, fine lines, photo damage, and skin texture. There is nothing beta about me yet this one does take the lead at least one night a week. #MrGreyWillSeeYouNow

Well-suited for normal, oily and combination skin types, this beta hydroxy acid treatment provides a boost of exfoliation like no other. It’s potent. Those with drier or more sensitive complexions may want to be cautious. It adds no extra moisture, so feel free to layer your serum and moisturizer on top if you need it. #TopItOff

One pump is enough. Trust me. I always get frustrated when brands suggest using a ‘pea size amount’ for the face and neck. Are peas just really small in New York or is my face that big? Paula’s delivery system of liquid to foam provides enough coverage with one application. #OneUp

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This Foaming Treatment is part of Paula’s Choice RESIST line, which is all about anti-aging. The added bonus ingredients are plant-based antioxidants. Encapsulated salicylic acid is time-released, assuring zero irritation. BHA is most effective in 1%-2% concentration and a pH level of 3-4. This overachiever has a pH of 3.2-3.8 with 4% of the active ingredient. #Perfection

Paula Begoun is widely known as The Cosmetics Cop and the person behind Beautypedia Reviews, which I tend to take with a grain of salt. Interesting that her ‘Blue Eyeshadow Should Be Illegal’ book was published in 1986, the same year in which the best looking faces partial to that very shade were born: Lady Gaga, The Olsen Twins, and Lauren Conrad to name a few. #AfterTheFact

I am curious about how Paula and her team review products in Beautypedia–they seem to have a system based almost exclusively on ingredients and price. Sort of like people who have never actually tried sushi, but say they hate it. #ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmm

Paula’s Choice 4% BHA Treatment comes in a 1.5oz bottle and retails for $32. Available at or


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