Treatments (Face) -Peter Thomas Roth -Acne-Clear Invisible Dots

on 1/26/2016 12:07:00 PM

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I bought the trial size from Sephora before committing to the larger packet. I had good results from using these and plan to buy again. I think having the small size for a trip is a good idea because as treatments go, this one is easy. My first experiment proved to be successful; the dots helped me clear up two standard zits, and the dots were good at shrinking a bump that had already come to a head and had sort of healed, but seemed resistant to benzoyl peroxide. It was still a bump but became flatter after using these dots for three days.

Do leave each dot on the area for at least eight hours -- it needs time to work. So make sure the skin is clean and dry (no moisturizer) before you apply the dot. The amount of BHA is less than the percentage in my nightly 1% BHA exfoliant, so it needs to stay on the skin to be effective.

For reference, I don't have large cystic acne; I get hormonal acne - one or two spots once a month, or sometimes when I travel and have a disrupted sleep schedule combined with unhealthy fast food meals and a lack of water. Sometimes trips take a toll on my skin, so having a few of these would be good for an on-the-road zit emergency.

You get clear sheets of dots in two sizes. The smaller dots are good for tiny zits that crop up and the larger dots are for the embarrassing Mount Krakatoa size. I wash with Paula's Choice CLEAR cleanser when I'm trying to rid my skin of acne, and follow with a gentle toner, then blot my skin dry, then stick the dot to the affected area, and leave it there for at least eight hours. I noticed a difference in the number of days it took to get rid of the acne, and because the dots are clear, you can check on their progress every time you look in the mirror (unless you cover the dot with makeup, which some people will prefer).

PROS:

1. Each clear dot is coated with salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and hyaluronic acid to battle the zit while you wear the dot.
2. The dot is comfortable; it feels like a tiny Band-Aid, and I soon forget it's there.
3. The dots do not tingle or irritate.
4. The adhesive is strong enough to keep them on all day at work, or all night while you sleep. Yet they are easy to peel off.
5. If you only wear one or two it's unlikely that anyone will notice them, although the plastic is shiny and catches the light.
6. Compact and flat and easy to toss in your makeup kit without taking up much space.

CONS:

1. Not entirely "invisible." From certain angles; light will hit the dot like a round piece of Scotch tape on your skin. But it's less noticeable than little round clear Band-Aids, which is what I used in high school over large blemishes when I was desperate.
2. Expensive if you use them frequently.
3. Not as effective as antibiotics, but you'd need a prescription for those.
4. This seems to work gently, and won't make blemishes instantly vanish with a snap of the fingers. The recommended wearing time per dot is eight hours.

It's not a miracle, but it speeds up recovery time. I think the dots shrank my zits faster than if I hadn't used this product. They would work even better if Peter Thomas Roth doubled the percentage of BHA. I recommend getting the smaller, cheaper packet first. That way you can decide whether they are right for you, and you'll know after using 24.

$12 for 24 dots or $30 for 72 dots.

Key Ingredients:

-Salicylic Acid 0.5% (OTC Active Level): Treats blemishes and prevents the formation of new breakouts.
-Tea Tree Oil: An essential oil from an Australian plant has natural antimicrobial activity, which can work on the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in the development of problem skin.
-Hyaluronic Acid: Works to keep skin hydrated and can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water by pulling moisture from the air.

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Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Cucumber Gel Masque

on 1/25/2016 1:22:00 AM

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I got a free sample from Sephora and used it a couple of times. I think it's seriously overpriced for what it does, which is nearly next to nothing. There is a slight cooling effect (not as overpowering as Queen Helen's Julep Mint Masque), but it's still worrisome because that cool sensation could indicate irritation. My skin wasn't significantly smooth or moisturized after using this. The texture is quite light and nice. I didn't break out from this.

So, in summary, I don't hate or love it. For the price, I don't think it's worth it, because I only saw a *slight* smoothing effect. But might I suggest trying out one of Paula Choice's masks; they're about half the price of this product, and deliver some great results for acne-prone, red, sensitive skin like mine.

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Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Cucumber Gel Masque

on 1/22/2016 9:39:00 AM

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I had been wanting to try this mask for a while as I am a mask junkie. This light green gel mask is calming and soothing to my skin.It does add hydration to my combination skin. I would not say it is a not a detox mask like the label claims. Contains paraben preservatives.

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Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Cucumber Gel Masque

on 1/21/2016 7:21:00 PM

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I got this as a sample like so many others at Sephora, and I was actually pleasantly surprised. Given the mixed reviews about this mask, I was actually prepared to hate it, and come back with a 'this does nothing' review. It did soothe my dry, irritated skin and my skin did feel noticeably more supple and plump afterwards. I left it on for about 45 minutes while I binge watched the food network, and when I washed it off, my skin was visibly improved. I just want to stress that my skin still felt tight and not more hydrated, but my skin felt visibly more plump and supple. I followed the mask with my normal skin care routine (tons of oils, serums, hydration).


Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

on 1/18/2016 9:18:00 PM

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I decided to give this one a try since I am going through a faze that appears to be sticking with my daily skin care routine and that is masking.
I need a gentle but strong exfoliating enzyme mask and the name of this Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask was something I was hoping it would do.

This is a slight gritty gel mask that you put on dry skin and spread with wet fingers. With the wetness, the grit melts and the pumpkin can burn your skin, depending how sensitive you are.
While this was on, my face felt flushed (I am a regular medical grade retinol user from ZO Skin Health) and once rinsed, it was very smooth. I may want to experiment and see if I should use the 24 Karat mask to sooth the flushed look on my skin to see if that would calm the flushed look faster, but I only rinsed, allowed my skin to dry and put on my retinol for the night. That gave my skin to calm down.

Due to the burning feeling and depending on the strength of your other skin car products, this can feel more uncomfortable or a passing brief moment of heat and for this reason, I decided to give it one less lippie.

As for the price, I think it is a bit much. There is no indication on the strength of AHA and how much enzymes is in the mask.

The scent reminds me of a fresh fall season and you may not be in the mood to smell this scent in other seasons, but this mask work for it's purpose and very worth repurchasing.

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

on 1/9/2016 2:17:00 PM

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Pardon my language, but I dont give a rat's a$$ whether it's skin or "cellulose" balling up, or whatever mystical chemical reactions are happening. All I know is when I use this product on my face, it feels UH-MAZ-ING. Because of chemotherapeutic strength steroids administered to me, my skin is tissue paper thin and very fragile. This product is not harsh, yet exfoliates my skin beautifully. I mainly use this product to counteract the "peel-y" skin caused by Retin-A. Unlike a mask, i don't have to wait a certain length of time for it to work. Spread it on, rub it in, wash it off, and have exfoliated, soft skin! I lovingly nursed my deluxe sample to the bitter end, so I'm saving up to get this magical product.

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Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Irish Moor Mud

on 1/9/2016 9:52:00 AM

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I received a sample of this product from Sephora. Overall, I'm not impressed. I was expecting this mud mask to be extremely drying, but I was pleased to find out that was not the case. Rather than drying out into a hard, flaky mask it was a creamy mask red entire time. Great!

Cons are that I didn't notice a significant improvement in my skin after I rinsed off the product. For the price, I would expect to see immediate results.

I notice a lot of reviews mention tingling and redness. I have sensitive skin and I didn't experience this. Maybe if I had, I would have liked the product more since it would have indicated the product was working.


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

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Good for all over the body, not only for the face, for exfoliation.

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Treatments (Face) -Peter Thomas Roth -AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel

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Very good for blackheads and for exfoliation.

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Treatments (Face) -Peter Thomas Roth -Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

on 1/7/2016 6:33:00 AM

It's an exfoliating scrub, not a peel, and not a very good one at that. It really didn't deliver much more than a deep cleaning of my skin. I do not notice remarkable pore shrinkage even temporarily, it did not resurface or "polish" my skin in any way that surpasses what I'd receive from a basic drugstore exfoliator. Is my skin "brighter" ? Meh. Not really. To be fair, I do like the realistic, subtle pumpkin fragrance and the finely crushed granite like texture of this product is indeed very nice. While it does not irritate my skin, overall I am underwhelmed once again as to the price/value/benefit ratio and this is not the first time I have been disappointed with a PTR product. I'll use this for now and move on to something else next time.

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Treatments (Face) -Peter Thomas Roth -AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel

on 1/1/2016 2:14:00 AM

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I was waking up every day with 8-15 new juicy zits on my chin. And 2-3 between my eyebrows that wouldn't die. I'd pop them all and go crazy with concealer but before the day was over I'd feel the familiar hot pain of new ones emerging. I'm 37 years old so it's not teenage acne and it wasn't just 1 week out of the month. I was pissed and getting depressed. I mean my face looked like a warty frog's skin. In desperation I came to mua and found this. $50 for acne gel? Who the hell cares? I'm about to bankrupt myself on concealer. Within 2 days of using this gel and the acne wash, I got 0 new zits. It's not a fluke, I've been using this for about a month and have gotten no new zits *except* for the couple nights I forgot, and then I got new zits, but not 8-15. Once I went back on, no new zits again the next morning. Proof right there that it works. I want to kiss Peter Thomas Roth.

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Cleansers -Peter Thomas Roth -Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% Acne Wash

on 1/1/2016 2:12:00 AM

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I was waking up every day with 8-15 new juicy zits on my chin. And 2-3 between my eyebrows that wouldn't die. I'd pop them all and go crazy with concealer but before the day was over I'd feel the familiar hot pain of new ones emerging. I'm 37 years old so it's not teenage acne and it wasn't just 1 week out of the month. I was pissed and getting depressed. I mean my face looked like a warty frog's skin. In desperation I came to mua and found this. $50 for facewash? Who the hell cares? I'm about to bankrupt myself on concealer. Within 2 days of using this wash and the acne gel, I got 0 new zits. It's not a fluke, I've been using this for about a month and have gotten no new zits *except* for the couple nights I forgot, and then I got new zits, but not 8-15. Once I went back on, no new zits again the next morning. Proof right there that it works. I want to kiss Peter Thomas Roth.

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Cleansers -Peter Thomas Roth -Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% Acne Wash

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i have been suffering from cystic acne for 3 years now and i had tried everything on the market with salicylic/glycolic acid in it; nothing seemed to work. They even made my condition worse. later i came to know it was the creamy texture of these cleansers that was the real culprit. surfing on the net in desperation i came across this product, which although not a miracle product and pretty expensive, did not have that creaminess. it was rather like gel.
After using it for 4 and a half months now, m convinced about its efficacy. my cysts have reduced to spots( which by the way was due to my picking habit and other stupid mistakes) which are fading. breakouts are almost gone.

I HAVE FINALLY STUMBLED UPON MY HOLD GRAIL!

I really recommend it to those who suffer from cystic acme; use only a dime size to lather between palms and slowly massage the face. i used it twice after wasing my face with tea tree face wash from TBS.

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Moisturizers -Peter Thomas Roth -Oil Free Moisturizer

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I really enjoy the entire Peter Thomas Roth line. I find all the products to be high quality, especially this one! I use this daily, usually in the morning time before applying makeup and helps keep my makeup on throughout the day and prevents any dry or flaky skin from forming. During the winter my skin gets painfully dry and this seems to be one of the one products that keeps my stubborn dry skin at bay. This is my third time rebuying this product, I really no have complaints at all.

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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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