Conditioner -Peter Thomas Roth -Mega Rich Conditioner

on 12/28/2015 2:44:00 AM

This is not a good conditioner in my opinion. It's not really hydrating, and the shampoo and conditioner combo left my strand brittle and tangled. I'm also not really a fan of the masculine scent either. I would not purchase a whole bottle.

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Treatments (Face) -Peter Thomas Roth -Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads

on 12/24/2015 11:45:00 PM

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I purchased the small tub of 20 Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads quite a while ago. I stopped using them after initially trying them and didn't have a very favorable opinion of them. After recently trying them again- who knew they wouldn't be dried out after all that time in the container?!- I have changed my tune. I suspect that these didn't have much of an effect at first because I was on top of my physical and chemical exfoliation. But I rarely have the time and desire to do much at night these days, so even my Clarisonic sits unused. I was impressed by how much my skin texture changed for the better after just a few uses of the Un-wrinkle Peel Pads. If you don't have a decent exfoliating step in your current regimen and you don't mind an emollient peel (perhaps the less than luxurious corn oil is to blame), this is one to consider. I do agree with cutting the pads in half to make the tub more price effective. I also agree that this doesn't need to be washed off unless you're suffering from irritation. I think I like the less emollient Dr Dennis Gross Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel better, but I might return to the Un-wrinkle Peel Pads if wintertime turns cold and dry.

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Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Therapeutic Sulfur Masque Acne Treatment Masque

on 12/24/2015 3:50:00 PM

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This is my first review and I am only writing because I don't want anyone else to go through what I did. I don't think anyone with sensitive skin should use this product, let alone just give it a try. Doing a patch test could work, before applying to product all over the face and letting it sit as long as the instructions on the tub say. HOWEVER, I believe I had an allergic reaction to this product, perhaps because of the high sulfur percentage. That is why I am gloving 2 stars and not one, just because this reaction might be due to my allergies that I didn't know existed. While it was on my face I felt it burning just a little, nothing to be worried about, and after I washed it off I didn't feel much of a difference either. But, a day after my face started itching like crazy. Then it got swollen, red and kept itching. I have never had eczema before but I am guessing that is how it must feel like. It sucked, it was dry and itching and I couldn't even put on makeup to get rid of the redness because it was so dry, my makeup was too obvious. I of course broke out even more because of all the irritation and itching. So, no I don't recommend this product and I wish I could get a refund.

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Treatments (Face) -Peter Thomas Roth -Max Complexion Correction Pads

on 12/21/2015 4:31:00 AM

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Another home run by Peter Thomas Roth. I love this product so much, I would marry it, if the laws of our nation would permit it ;-) I am battling perimenopausal, very picky hormonal skin, and for the first time in my life, I am dealing with cystic acne and a regular crime scene in the pores on my nose. These little peach-scented pads have put an end to all of that pimply nonsense. My skin is back to being clear and calm. I noticed a difference after one use, which is something I have never experienced before. This was especially nice because these pads are *hella* expensive! Believe me, though, they are worth the money. I think that these, alternated with the Unwrinkle pads, have pretty much saved my skin.

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BB Cream -Peter Thomas Roth -CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Complexion Corrector

on 12/18/2015 2:57:00 PM

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I recieved a delux sized sample in light to medium. I would say this is more of a medium. My skin is a Mac NC15, UD 3.5. This CC cream is very orange on my skin and did not change at all once applied (unlike the Stila, Quo, Boscia). I can't really speak to the CC aspect of this product because the color light to medium is orange and stays orange on my skin. The texture is nice and feels nice and light on the skin. I wouldn't buy this again because I think there are CC creams that do amazing things and this isn't it.

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Treatments (Face) -Peter Thomas Roth -Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads

on 12/18/2015 1:06:00 PM

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I really liked these at first. I didn't notice any dramatic results or anything but they seemed like they were doing what they claim. However, after just a few days of using them once or twice a day, I started breaking out. Back they go.


Treatments (Face) -Peter Thomas Roth -Camu Camu Vitamin C Brightening Serum

on 12/12/2015 5:48:00 PM

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All I can say is, what a mistake it is to purchase a product without researching it on here first. This antioxidant serum is an absolute joke...and a very expensive one at that. I will say, it has some brightening and firming effects but I've personally found that to be true of every C serum/antioxidant topical I've used. I should have returned this immediately because it was already rancid when I opened it up i.e. Bright orange color and putrid smell. At $100 per 1.7 fluid oz, it's a far cry from being acceptable. Peter should be ashamed. I just purchased C crystalline powder to try the DIY route and 16 oz cost me $23. I love a good C serum, but I despise a scam. They go bad so quickly I just don't see the point in spending that sort of money on such an unstable product... And I never will again. Hopefully, now that I have the active ingredient in a safer form I'll be able to come up with a much cheaper yet better product. My skin is normal, with a tendency toward dryness in the winter in case anyone wants to know. Hope this review helps! Trust me, save your money or get the PTR peel pads :) Peter did good there!

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Treatments (Face) -Peter Thomas Roth -Retinol Fusion PM

on 12/12/2015 12:06:00 AM

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My hormonal acne is a mysterious, enigmatic creature that I still struggle to understand. I'm always reluctant to say a specific product "caused" me to break out because: a. acne seems highly random, and b. in my mind, I always think the pimple I see today, probably started forming like 2 weeks ago? Who knows.

To give some history, I've used prescription retinoids- specifically generic retin-a & tazorac in the past. They are/were somewhat effective, but the problem I've always had with prescription retinoids is over time, they sensitize and irritate my skin severely. Within a few months of using them, any benefit they provide is overshadowed by the constant pain and redness they leave me with.

That being said, I've never had the "purging" that sometimes happens when you start using retinoids- in fact when I first start using them, what I see is an immediate reduction in the inflammation of my existing acne. Since prescription retinoids are highly effective for my inflammatory acne- but too strong for my skin to tolerate, I decided to try Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM. My thoughts were; over the counter retinol is much milder that prescription retinoids, maybe my skin can tolerate OTC retinol, and reap the anti-inflammatory benefits.

I only used Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM 3 times- once by itself, and twice over my prescription Duac (benzoyl peroxide 5%/clindamyacin 1.2%). Again, I'm always wary to "blame" a product for breaking me out- but all three times I used this product, I woke up with a mini-breakout! This last time, I got about 4 small and 1 large pimple- but all were very inflamed, red, and "angry".

I seldom get a bunch of pimples at the same time. I usually get A pimple- and not on a daily basis. For me to wake up with 2 pimples- much less 5- is highly unusual. The problem with my acne is that it seems to take weeks- sometimes months- for some pimples to go away, so when the new ones pop up, there are old ones still hanging around. And all of them (whether they stay short term, or long term) leave dark marks when they do eventually go away.

Maybe it's not the PTR Retinol Fusion- maybe it's just happenstance- but I'm going to take it as the Universe sending me a message and not use this product any further! Part of why I selected this product is that it has a short ingredient list, and all the ingredients are low or non-comedogenic. I'm not sure if it could be squalane (i don't think I've ever used a product with squalane up to this point), or the tocopherol (an artificial form of vitamin e) but both of those ingredients have low comedogenicity...although tocopherol is said to be more comedogenic than other forms of artificial vitamin-e.

That being said, I think this product could be AMAZING for someone with sensitive skin, who responds well to retinoids/retinol- but finds prescription retinoids, or other OTC retinol products to be too harsh longterm. I didn't use this product enough to comment on it's effectiveness for skin discoloration and luckily, I don't have any facial wrinkles- so I can't comment on that either.

Pros: this product NEVER burned or stung when I applied it, even when I applied it over my Duac. Since prescription retinoids almost always stung me on application, I think this product is VERY gentle and could work well for people with sensitive skin. I even used this product under my eyes- the most sensitive part of my face- and had no problems.

Cons: The consistency of this serum is like water. I had a hard time applying it and always felt like I was wasting a lot of it because there'd be serum running down my hands and arms every time I applied it. But keeping in mind I only used it 3 times, my bottle looks like I've used almost none of it.

So this is a definite "no ma'am" for me, but I would imagine this could be an amazing product for many other people based on the abundance of positive reviews, and the fact that it seems so very gentle- when most retinoids and retinol product are not.

Everyone's skin is different, and reacts differently to different products. What breaks one person out, may work marvelously for another person. And just because a product or ingredient is low or non-comedogenic doesn't mean it won't cause SOME people to break out. Unfortunately, the only way to know if something does/doesn't break you out is by using it.

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Treatments (Face) -Peter Thomas Roth -Peter Thomas Roth FirmX Peeling Gel

on 12/9/2015 11:43:00 AM

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This stuff is amazing --- weird --- but amazing. I can only use this once or twice a week, but it truly removes dead skin. It balls up and it's weird to think that this is my skin coming off, but it leaves my skin smoother and brighter after each use. I like to use a serum and slather on a nice moisturizer overnight mask after using this exfoliator because then I feel like my skin is getting all the good stuff it needs. I purchased a deluxe sample size at Ulta for $9 awhile back. I haven't seen them since. $48 is pretty steep for the full size -- but honestly -- it will last forever!

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Treatments (Face) -Peter Thomas Roth -Peter Thomas Roth FirmX Peeling Gel

on 12/9/2015 11:17:00 AM

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In my opinion this works as it says it does. I used it on my face and people noticed how good my skin looked. I used it on my bumpy upper arms and a ton of dead skin came off. On my arms it balled up into big clumps and trying it on my upper arms again a few days later, it hardly balled up. My arms were smoother for months.

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Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Cucumber Gel Masque

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DSPW - My skin is balanced/dry, has some sun spots and fine lines, fairly sensitive and is prone more to clogs than break outs.

I tried this mask out in the birthday sampler set from Sephora. It reminded me SO MUCH of a moisturizer I liked in my teens by Garnier that is in gel form and sinks right into the skin.

It's really not a bad product, but because it seemed so similar to a drugstore product, I wasn't as thrilled by the price point. It doesn't even seem to moisturize better.

Personally, I need a moisturizer that is a little more heavy duty for my late twenties / winter skin. I finished the sample but won't be repurchasing.

To be fair, it did not break me out, and it did not leave a greasy residue - two things that most moisturizers do.

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Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

on 12/2/2015 2:56:00 PM

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This product is amazing!!!! It burns a little when it's on but really clears the skin and instantly brightens it.

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Treatments (Face) -Peter Thomas Roth -Camu Camu Vitamin C Brightening Serum

on 12/2/2015 2:55:00 PM

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I use this product but don't notice any change. I do like that it doesn't make me breakout, unlike other products. Still keep using it as I haven't found anything else that suits my skin.

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Toners -Peter Thomas Roth -Glycolic Acid 10 Toning Complex

on 12/1/2015 11:31:00 AM

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This product is AMAZING!!! I can't even describe to you how great it is. I am 29 and still dealing with blackheads, whiteheads, comodones, and hormonal acne on my cheeks, chin and forehead. I have tried everything because I was so desperate but no matter what, I still broke out all. the. time. Finally after reading reviews on Sephora I realized that the only thing I hadn't tried was an AHA aka. glycolic acid. After using this product for a couple of nights, I noticed my skin getting a bit drier and peeling a touch so every morning I would lightly rub the dry skin off. I then realized that it was just exfoliating all the crap out of and off of my skin. I always also had tiny little bumps that were skin coloured over my skin and now after using this product for about a month, my skin is freakin amazingly smooth. The acne scarring has faded a ton, and my skin tone is way more even. I now also bought the Peter Thomas Roth 10% Glycolic Moisturizer and that is equally amazing. I put both on at night and wake up with awesome skin. During the day I only put on Aveeno moisturizer with SPF 30. Be sure to remember to use an SPF because of how sensitive your skin is to light. All in all, awesome product. I will never stop using this!

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Cleansers -Peter Thomas Roth -Camu Camu Power C x 30 Vitamin C Brightening Cleansing Powder

on 11/30/2015 9:30:00 PM

Granted, I'm only a few days in, but I'm loving how my face feels and looks after using this. I've never even heard of a cleansing powder before so it was a little strange, but I like the ability to customize my wash every night. My face feels truly refreshed and awake after using this, in combo with ole henriksen vitamin c serum. I had a a terrible reaction to a clay mask and got loads of red spots, and they finally seem to be healing and fading after I started using this cleanser.

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