Paula's Choice RESIST Advanced Pore Refining Treatment 4% BHA

RESIST Advanced Pore Refining Treatment 4% BHA
5.4
/ 10
Moisturizing
8.7 Humectancy icon Humectancy
2.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Paula's Choice RESIST Advanced Pore Refining Treatment 4% BHA has a moisturizing rating of 5.4 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 8.7 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 2.0 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
80
6
4
2
1.9
1.5
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 8.7 10 8.7
6
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 4.0 20 2.0
4.0
Moisturizing rating 5.4
All humectants
8.7
Butylene Glycol
6
Glycerin
1.5
Allantoin
0.3
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
0.3
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
0.3
Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
4.0
Dimethicone
4.0
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.4
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
4
All occlusives 4.0 20 2.0
All occlusives
4.0
Dimethicone
4.0
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 8.7 10 8.7
All humectants
8.7
Butylene Glycol
6
Glycerin
1.5
Allantoin
0.3
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
0.3
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
0.3
Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 2.4 3 No
All antioxidants
2.4
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract
0.3
Punica Granatum Fruit Extract
0.3
Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract
0.3
Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract
0.3
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
0.3
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
0.3
Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract
0.3
Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %80
Function
Origin
The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Butylene Glycol
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A clear, colorless liquid humectant that draws moisture to the skin. The humectancy of butylene glycol, owed to its two hydroxyl groups, is quite considerable, although not as powerful as glycerin, which contains three hydroxyl groups.
Dimethicone
Est. %4
Function
Origin
The most common silicone in skincare. It forms a silky, smooth film on the skin’s surface and can help to prevent water loss. It also aids in wound healing and can treat and soften scars. Dimethicone is considered to be very safe for use.
Salicylic Acid
Est. %2
Function
Origin
This effective peeling and anti-inflammatory BHA is used as an anti-acne agent and works by breaking down the junctions between dead skin cells. This results in the peeling of dead skin and the unclogging of pores.
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
Est. %1.9
Function
Origin
An emulsion stabilizer and thickener that helps to create a pleasant, satiny, and light formula texture. It works by forming a gel-like network within water or oil, which both stabilizes other ingredients and produces a thickening effect.
Glycerin
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
The most popular moisturizing ingredient in the world. It is a powerful humectant – cheap yet very effective. Glycerin also has soothing and anti-irritant properties and is considered to be very safe for use.
Adenosine
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A skin-identical ingredient that is a key molecule in the life of all living cells responsible for energy transportation, signaling, enzyme activity, and much more. In skincare, Adenosine has been found to be an effective anti-wrinkle ingredient.
Aminomethyl Propanol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A synthetic ingredient that helps to adjust the pH of a product to make it less acidic.
Allantoin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fluffy, white powder that acts as a humectant due to its water-loving chemistry and as an exfoliant that helps to remove dead skin cells. It has also been shown to be very soothing to irritated and inflamed skin.
Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Benzyl Alcohol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A multifunctional ingredient that is supplied as a clear, colorless liquid. Its main function is as a flavoring agent and fragrance. It also acts as a broad-spectrum preservative, solvent, and viscosity-controlling agent that thins the product.
Citric Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A gently exfoliating AHA that helps to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. In comparison to other AHAs, citric acid has been shown to be one of the least effective. It is also very commonly used as a stabilizing and pH-controlling agent.
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A licorice root derivative with powerful anti-inflammatory and soothing activities. It is often used as a flavoring agent in lip products.
Disodium EDTA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic chelator that helps to maintain the look and smell of a product by 'locking up' troublesome metal ions.
Hydrogenated Lecithin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A version of plain lecithin that has been saturated with hydrogen atoms. This ingredient can be derived from plants, like soy or sunflower, from egg yolks, or made synthetically. Its major function is to emulsify water and oils.
Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant extract obtained the dill plant with a good amount of essential oil and a fresh, spicy scent.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The most frequently used preservative in skincare. It is a clear, oil-like liquid synthetic substance that protects products from harmful bacteria and yeast, whilst still leaving skin microflora unharmed. It is confirmed by research to be harmless.
Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emollient extract derived from the leaves of the Tea-oil Camellia, which is native to Southeast Asia. It contains astringent and wound-healing tannins that create a tightening feeling on the skin and can speed up the healing process of small cuts.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant green tea extract. In the deeper layers, it slows down the destruction of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid – thus delaying the signs of aging. It also acts as an anti-acne, soothing, moisturizing, and emollient ingredient.
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Derived from German chamomile flowers, this extract is especially known for its anti-inflammatory and soothing benefits. It contains two soothing compounds called chamazulene and bisabolol, as well as antioxidant flavonoids.
Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract obtained from Goji berries with moisturizing and antioxidant polysaccharides and glycoproteins. It is also rich in other antioxidants such as vitamins B and C, carotenoids, flavonoids, and phytosterols.
Punica Granatum Fruit Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A pomegranate fruit extract that contains antioxidant polyphenols and a rare emollient punicic acid. It is aimed at dry, irritated skin.
Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A soothing extract of elderberries that is packed with astringent tannins and antioxidant anthocyanins.
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A potent antioxidant and emollient extract derived from grape seeds. It contains antioxidant flavonoids, tannins, proanthocyanidins, phytosterols, carotenoids, and vitamin E. It is often used in skincare products aimed at soothing and healing irritated skin.
Xanthan Gum
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A natural multi-functional ingredient that originates from fermented sugars. Xanthan gum acts as a viscosity-building agent to thicken skincare products. It is also an excellent stabilizer and works well to hold other ingredients together.