Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

on 8/22/2016 3:54:00 AM


This mask is a bit pricey but worth it because there is a lot of product in that jar. Enough to last for a year! It makes my skin soft everytime I use this mask. I have acne prone sensitive skin which has gone dry due to the use of tretinoin. However this mask always hydrates my skin. I have never broken out although it has a strong cinnamon smell. It does not do much for blemishes or the small white bumps on my nose. You definitely need to rely on other products for those issues.

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Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Blue Marine Algae Intense Hydrating Mask

on 8/19/2016 11:55:00 AM


This mask is ok.. It does feel hydrating afterwards :|

It looks and smells kind of like hair gel. It is not a strong scent. When I applied it at first it felt cooling and then there was a bit of a warming sensation.

I got a small sample of this in a Sephora Favourites kit, so maybe you just need to use it daily to see any difference but it felt like I had basically applied a moisturizer. The entire experience and result was just kind of blah.

If I were going to use a daily gel mask I would totally choose something like the Fresh Rose mask, which my skin really loved instead of this one.

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

on 8/10/2016 12:59:00 PM


Another one of those products that if I could give a 0 rating, I would have. I bought this on a whim, when I had a really bad breakout on my chin. I always thought that 10% sulfur would be too aggressive but after quickly browsing the reviews on here, I bought it. Ah, that feeling of buying any piece of garbage when we get to that point that if someone told us cat pee cured their acne, we'd try it. You know, that moment!

I really don't like the ingredients list. Apart from having 10% sulfur, this mask also contains lots of clay (as 3rd ingredient) and talc. The clay (or kaolin) is drying and the sulfur and talc are irritating. It ate my skin away but still left the bigger blemishes there. It did look worse after using this product. Perhaps it works better for teenage acne, which is normally present in oily and tough skin. But on my normal/combination 32 year old skin, it was terribly drying and irritating. But then teenagers can get rid of their teenage pimples with milder products. I did get rid of all my teenage acne with Avene Cleanance products back in the day. It's the hormonal adult female acne that is hard to treat. And this sure only made it worse!

This mask smells bad (of course it does, it's sulfur). At least they didn't try to cover up the stench with copious amounts of fragrance. I suppose that's a good thing!

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


UPDATE: I've used this twice more since my original review and feel I should add a note: this stuff is kind of difficult to wash off. When I try to rinse it off with my fingertips, it almost feels as if it's just moving around, not actually coming off. It leaves a residue behind that can only be removed with something a little more abrasive, like a washcloth. Also, you'll REALLY want to mind your eyes when rinsing this off your face. I let the runoff go over my (closed) eyes when I was rinsing this once, and about 10 minutes later, my eyes stung so badly I had to wipe them with a damp facecloth to really, really get rid of the last traces of product. Tonight, I was a lot more careful about my eyes when rinsing, and I even went over my eyes with a little gentle soap when I was done. It's been half an hour and my eyes feel fine.

Is this unfortunate? Yes... but I'm not annoyed enough to knock off a lippie because my complexion has continued, overall, to improve. My scars are fading, my zits are disappearing, my pores are being minimized, and the redness in my cheeks is evening out. I stand by this mask because it's had such an immediate and drastic positive effect on my skin.


Normally, I like to wait until I've been using a product for a while in order to gauge its quality, but guys, this stuff is for me. It was made for me. It's my soul mate.

I just got out of the shower after using this for the first time. Before I put this mask on, I had patches of acne and red spots on my jawline. When I came out of the shower, the red spots had visibly faded, and many of my zits had shrunk. After ONE USE. I'm blown away.

Right now, my skin feels dry, but not parched, and definitely not irritated, itchy, or peel-y. That's a good feeling when you spend most of your existence with a fine layer of grease on your face. That said, I would take other reviewers' (and the directions') advice and leave this on your face for no more than 10 minutes, as this masque does DRY out your skin. But in a good way, if you use it right.

Some others have complained about the smell of this product. I don't mind the smell. It's not heavily-scented at all, and I honestly prefer products with minimal or no scent. It smells earthy, very slightly plant-like (the aloe, maybe?), with just a trace of that egg-like smell you get from sulfur... very appealing, I know, but again, I think the smell overall is very mild. Kind of like sicking your head in a volcano or something, sans the blistering heat.

My only real gripe with the product now is the packaging, simply because I prefer tubes over jars for freshness and for neatness' sake. But supposedly this stuff is good for two years.

I will update this review if I make any pertinent discoveries or encounter any drawbacks in the coming weeks, but right now, I couldn't be more pleased. I highly, highly recommend this mask if you have oily and/or acne-prone skin. I'm so glad I bought this amazing mask instead of paying 70 bucks for the Glam Glow Clearing Mud like I had originally planned.

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Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Irish Moor Mud

on 8/7/2016 1:44:00 PM


I bought a trial size PTR mask set and tried this mask on my oily T-zone as part of my weekly self-facial routine. My first impression is that this seems like a cheap product with over-inflated marketing and an outrageous price.

The amount of clay is quite dilute as compared to other mud masks I've used--this product is more like a gel mask with some mud in it rather than a true mud mask. I liked that the mask was gel-like, but felt that the texture was no better than inexpensive aloe vera gel found in the sunscreen aisle of the drugstore. Because of its gel texture, the mask didn't dry out. This made it easier to remove, which was a plus. Another plus is that the product is fragrance free, and its natural scent is quite neutral.

After 20 minutes with this mask, I found it to be non-irritating while on the face. Once removed, I didn't have any appreciable redness other what I normally get with rubbing the mask off with a wash cloth. I did not have any sign of pore reduction or tightening as I do with other mud masks.

I used this product from a trial sized tube. The full sized product comes in a tub, which is another mark against it. I will not buy the full size and can't recommend this product, mainly due to ineffectiveness and exorbitant price.

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Toners -Peter Thomas Roth -Un-Wrinkle Turbo Line Smoothing Toning Lotion

I like this. Yes, it's pricey but I you have sensitive skin, it's worth it. I haven't really noticed any improvement with a brow furrow I have but I still recommend it. It is a nice toner to ensure all your makeup is removed after washing your face.

Treatments (Face) -Peter Thomas Roth -Glycolic Acid 10% Clarifying Gel

on 8/1/2016 7:33:00 AM


Yes, you should marinate yourself in glycolic acid, and here is why: virtually anyone on the planet benefits from adding some AHA to their regimen. While chemical exfoliants and fruit acids have been around quite some time (especially popular in the 90s), they are still considered the bomb for various of reasons that I will include below. PTR did us all a favour by adding 10% of the stuff to this gel that I'm about to review, but the brand also make an amazing cream with the same percentage. I've used both and they are equally great; however, you get slightly more product for your money with the gel, so that one is what I typically use.

Glycolic acid is used to even out the skin by removing dead surface cells and also by stimulating collagen production in the deeper layers. More surprisingly, the acid is extremely moisturizing, creating hydration from within rather than sitting on the surface. PTR lists the strength, which is absolutely essential. You want to know how much you actually get; personally, I don't see the benefits of going under ten percent. They've also added vitamin A, C and E to it, probably in trace amounts (nothing to get excited about). A bottle will last forever and you should be consistent with it; the beginning is tough with some initial breakouts for most people. This is normal and will pass. Pores get cleaner over time, but if acne is your main overall issue, BHA acids or retinoids will serve you better than AHAs such as glycolic acid.

To get more out of the product, I spike mine with a 50 percent glycolic acid peel, making the overall percentage of my PTR gel higher. This will make it sting (originally it doesn't), but unlike retinoids, the irritation only lasts for seconds. My skin is supremely hydrated and smooth since starting doing this. I wish the brand would put out a stronger variety, but I guess they want to play it safe and please a larger target group, which it's totally understandable. Sensitivity is difficult to estimate, but it's definitively easier to tolerate glycolic acid than strong retinoids (which are also drying), and at 10%, my guess is that most people won't have an issue with this overall wonderful product.

To break it down:
Best for: dry, dull skin.
Good for: Aging skin, congested pores.
Unsuitable/likely non-effective for: Severe acne, extremely reactive and sensitive skin, rosacea.

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Toners -Peter Thomas Roth -Un-Wrinkle Turbo Line Smoothing Toning Lotion

on 7/30/2016 5:43:00 PM

What a waste of money. I am 61 and have enough lines to tell whether or not this toner is doing anything. After 3 weeks? Nothing. Will return. Sticking with PTR's 10% Glycolic toner.

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Cleansers -Peter Thomas Roth -Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel

on 7/17/2016 3:27:00 AM


Firstly, I have never actually paid for this cleanser; I redeem my Sephora points for the travel-sized bottles of this when they have it in stock. I might have also gotten one as a birthday gift from Sephora one year. I disclose this because I can't quite speak to the value for money, which often influences our judgement of a product's performance. If a large bottle goes for around $40, I think I would continue shopping for a less costly alternative...but it would be tempting to buy because it's a great cleanser.

I am 29 and have combination skin but my T-zone is very, very oily and shiny. The pores on my nose get clogged pretty quickly, even though I keep on top of daily cleansing. I rarely get zits or pimples though, so I can't complain over blackheads...Can't have it all!

How I use it: After I remove my eye makeup, I dab a dime-sized amount (total) of this cleanser on parts of my face and spend about 20 seconds massaging it onto my forehead, 20 seconds on my nose, 20 seconds on my chin and jawline and 10 seconds massaging it into my cheeks. It foams up but I just use a bit of water to help move it around easily. I wipe it off with a damp cotton facecloth and splash water onto my face before I pat dry.

I noticed a difference the first time I used this. My pores appeared smaller and some even looked unclogged (this could be helped by my use of an organic cotton facecloth that I crocheted myself to have little ridges). This is a big deal to me because I can only really rely on manual extraction to get gunk out of my pores (gross, I know).
What I noticed most, however, was that my skin was a lot brighter, looked fresh and also felt soft.

At first, I only used this cleanser once a day (at night) maybe twice a week. The reason is that I prefer to use Dove's white beauty bar to wash my face (something my doctor recommended to me 10 years ago and is my HG everyday cleanser). I am reluctant to use something with strong exfoliating properties twice a day because I have had dry patches and other reactions in the past so I prefer to use Dove in the daytime and stronger cleansers at night after a day of sunscreen and makeup.

I have increased my use of this a bit (still just at night but now every other night instead of twice weekly) because my pores are getting more clogged this summer. I have a feeling it's due to the extra sweat, extra oil (I started taking Biotin this summer) and maybe even sunscreen, even though I think it's non-comedogenic (Shiseido Urban Environment SPF 42). I think they glue together to clog my pores because it wasn't this bad in the winter and spring.

I have not experienced any bad reactions but I imagine it might be drying to some people, since I have pretty oily skin.

Again, it is pretty expensive so I am also trying to stretch out this Sephora bonus as long as I can. Look for the bonuses when Sephora has them or ask for a sample the next time you're in. It's a great cleanser.

Hope that helps!

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Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -24K Gold Mask

on 7/9/2016 4:30:00 PM


NOT worth the price, i got the 3 little ones, feels good on the face but after u take it off.
I see nothing....

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Cleansers -Peter Thomas Roth -Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash


The "skin expert" in sephora examined my skin, I have combo skin, oily t-zone, dark spots, and acne prone. I only used this terrible stuff 3 times and now I have terrible tight and painful dry spots around my mouth. Bad for your skin, way too over priced, bad packaging for a face wash, looks like a shampoo. I hate it and now I'm left with a pissed off face

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Moisturizers -Peter Thomas Roth -Max All Day Moisture Defense SPF 30

Feels super light weight and hydrating and best of all contains SPF.
Pros: oil free, rich in antioxidants, hydrating, sulfate free, phthalate free.
I use this daily after washing my face and it instantly feels refreshing and calming on my skin.

Moisturizers -Peter Thomas Roth -Max All Day Moisture Defense SPF 30

on 7/1/2016 12:06:00 PM

Way too greasy for my combo skin. I already have an extremely oily t-zone and this just makes me look so terrible. Can't wear this under makeup and it looks awful on its own. Would not repurchase.

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

on 6/28/2016 6:26:00 PM


I have incredibly dry skin, and this winter has been one of my worst. Touching my forehead was like running your fingers against the direction of fish scales - yuck!
I knew I needed to exfoliate the dead surface skin, prior to using nourishing, moisturising products to bring my dehydrated skin back to life.
I bought this product because I prefer enzyme action for exfoliation, rather than abrasive, and sometimes sharp edged, mechanical exfoliation. It comes out of the tube in a semi-transparent gel, that you rub over clean, dry, skin. It can be rinsed off straight away, or left on for 5 minutes for a deeper exfoliation.
I left it on for the 5 minutes, and when I rinsed it off I could feel the difference, straight away! For my newly resurfaced skin, I gently applied Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase followed by Farm Stay Escargot Noblesse Intensive Cream. My skin is now soft, smooth and supple.
I wouldn't recommend using this product more than 2 - 3 times / week.

Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Irish Moor Mud

on 6/20/2016 3:37:00 AM


No no no! This line is so hit or miss for me. Love the Un-Wrinkle Turbo Line Smoothing Toning Lotion. I really did not like this stuff at all. I find the texture of all his masks strange, and this is no exception. When I think of a clay mud mask I think of something that really purifies the skin and drys to a hard finish. I don't think it pulls anything out of the skin or sinks into it. This never dries it stays wet. It's hard to wash off and If you rub the mask while it's on the product separates from itself and you can see your skin. Would 100% not recommend.

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