Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -24K Gold Mask

on 5/25/2016 2:07:00 PM


I have to admit I didn't expect this mask to do much, but it's actually really great. The results are noticeable. After using this my skin is super-hydrated and plumped and lovely-looking. This is a great product for a quick pick-me-up.

This product has a luxurious, whipped creme-gel texture that feels really nice on the skin. It doesn't really dry on the skin, it's not that kind of mask. Rinses off easily and doesn't leave any residue behind.

For reference I have skin that is combo-oily and not sensitive. I am a fan of PTR products and have been using them for several years.

This one is a winner. I would buy this again.

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

on 5/22/2016 10:50:00 PM


Amazing. Helps w my CRAZY breakouts. Doesn't dry you out. Doesn't inflame or irritate your breakouts. I love this and will continue repurchasing.

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

on 5/22/2016 3:23:00 PM


There are so many reviews on this that I won't go into the ingredient's and potency, etc. I have been through many retinol products over the past 20(gulp), years and I agree with many others this product hold up to quality for an OTC retinol product :)

I will say this is by far my favorite retinol product. It absorbs like water, is not oily or greasy and I see and feel huge skin benefits from it. I am at the end of my 3rd bottle and have been without it for a bit and just ordered another.....I truly think PTR does a great job in general of product effectiveness by order and strength and of his ingredients per product and what it is suppose to do. I have kind of found I love a few of his products but this is my favorite of all. The peel pads are really great also in con-juction with this,(retinol pm/peel pad am).

I don't have sensitive skin but I do have drier skin and this does not cause any dryness nor have I had any sensitivity issues.

I will note that each bottle has been a little different in color and the color can change a tad over time but I've never noticed any issue of ineffectiveness or skin irritation due to it. (in fact I believe it says color changes/variants are normal on the box/instructions or I think I read it somewhere regarding PTR?). Very, very important that you shake the bottle before each use and don't leave any product in the dropper.....make sure it all get's shaken up before you use the dropper to pull up product. :)
Which I like the dark blue glass bottle to help protect the retinol from light and the dropper to keep from contamination with skin etc.

This will not give you the same results as a prescription retinol but for OTC it's very, very good and fantastic for keeping your skin smooth and fine lines, dryness, diminishes sun spots. I have no negatives other than a tad pricey but it last's a long while and like I said for me it's the best results OTC retinol product I've tried....and their have been many,(including uber pricey brands that didn't even come close). Well, done PTR. :)

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Treatments (Eye) -Peter Thomas Roth -Retinol Fusion PM Eye Cream

on 5/22/2016 11:00:00 AM

I have been using this for about two weeks but will update it once I use the whole tube.

Product: a creamy consistency. I don't need to use a full pump, and infact use about half. I don't notice any strong smell. Goes on smoothly and sinks in. Isn't tacky or goopy.

Packaging: comes in a pump that is opaque which is great. Easy to dispense.

Results: so far I have not had any negative reactions or dryness. I wouldn't say that this is a very hydrating eye treatment, but for someone who is prone to oiliness and milia, I've had no issues.

I do wake up to more refreshed eyes and dehydration lines have been diminished greatly. I'd recommend this product although it is pricey.

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Cleansers -Peter Thomas Roth -Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel

on 5/19/2016 3:03:00 PM


Don't buy this if you have combination or dry skin, or looking for a cleanser for the winter time. I've been using this for a year now after using Philosophy's Purity Made Simple for a long time just because I wanted to switch it up. Big mistake. This stripped my skin and left me with flaky skin and dry patches for most of the time that I used it, even after moisturizing. I never had this problem with any other cleanser I've used. My skin felt tight and I had excess oil production due to the dryness as well as more pimples. Excess oil and flakiness at the same time is the absolute worst.

The one good thing about this cleanser is that a little goes a long way so it's not actually too expensive.

For background info: I have normal, non sensitive skin. It's not overly dry or oily, but probably leaning more towards the dry/combination side if I had to choose. My skin can withhold just about anything. It's usually in pretty decent condition and I don't have acne for the most part except for hormonal pimples once in a while. Which is why I was so surprised when my skin absolutely hated this cleanser but I guess for someone with severely oily skin, this cleanser might be a better fit.

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Cleansers -Peter Thomas Roth -Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel

on 5/18/2016 7:09:00 PM


Im 32 with oily, acne prone skin. For a long time I was using Neutrogena's anti acne anti wrinkle cleanser and it worked great! For some reason, however, it's now discontinued and I needed a similar product. I found that its not easy to find anti aging skincare for oily skin, likely because the situation is not at all common! Most people stop being greasy much earlier in life. Well this cleanser fit my needs. It's not as drying as an acne wash for teens, but still cleanses very well and a little goes a long way. The ingredients are good for exfoliation and acne. I dont recommend this product for normal or dry skin. Older skin thats oily or combination type is the best match for this cleanser.

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

on 5/16/2016 10:14:00 AM


I generally dislike using foundation or cc cream etc because I sweat too much and my face breaks out easily with whiteheads. But this cc cream is an exception. It has a medium coverage and makes my skin looks flawless and beautiful. It doesn't break me out at all which is incredible ( I also use Olay or Shiseido serum underneath it). The SPF is great. This is truly an excellent product. The downsides are that it is very pricey and they have limited colors mostly suitable for medium skin.

Toners -Peter Thomas Roth -Glycolic Acid 10 Toning Complex


This product brightens my skin but I only use it at night once a week. It is a bit drying to my face and it feel tight after using it. Sometimes I will have itchy bumps that subsides on the jaw area as the skin there is much more sensitive. I don't know the right direction to use it but I use a as a toner before putting serum and sheet mask. I went to Sephora's website and check on the direction to use it and it confuses me even further. It's say to use it "15 minutes before sun exposure. -Reapply at least every two hours." Wouldn't it be too drying for the skin and before sun exposure?!bibreally love the product when I use it at night and I wake up to soft and bright skin. The price is reasonable for such a big bottle of toner and it lasts me for a few months.

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

on 5/15/2016 11:33:00 AM


This didn't cause me to breakout further which was the reason I bought it. But boy did it dry the crap out of my face so bad that it was flaking off, disgusting. For $54 that's not worth it for me constantly be peeling my flaky skin off. Too bad, it's going back.

Lip Treatments -Peter Thomas Roth -Un-Wrinkle Lip

on 5/11/2016 9:08:00 PM


I love this lip product, but I don't think of it as for chapped lips. It is really more of a lip moisturizer so you don't get vertical lines. It works great for that. Perhaps it is a bit of a lip plumper as well, since it gives you a bit of a tingle. In fact, it would probably sting if you had capped lips. I use it as preventive care, a moisturizer for the lips, and I have been able to stave off any noticeable wrinkles. Perhaps it is genetics, but perhaps it is this cream. I like to think that, because then that means I got my money's worth!

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Foundations -Peter Thomas Roth -Un-Wrinkle Foundation SPF 20

on 5/10/2016 10:53:00 AM

One of the best foundations out there but I only recently found out they are discontinuing it. The company could not give me a reasonable explanation for discontinuing it other than sometimes they just "discontinue" products. More troubling is that there is no replacement product in the works. I hate it when companies do this. The product is a bit pricey but not anymore so than some of the other high-end brands out there. I'm extremely disappointed with the company for eliminating a major product in their line.

Moisturizers -Peter Thomas Roth -Oiless Oil Squalane

This is one of those products that I'm surprised to see doesn't have a higher rating here! This is the only oil (so far) that I can say without a doubt, agrees with my skin.
A little about my skin for reference - combo, aging, easily dehydrated, clog-prone, dermatitis prone, SD prone.

I've tried so so many oils.. (meadowfoam, safflower, hemp, sunflower, hazelnut, neem, argan, blueberry, kiwi, jojoba - the list goes on.. Grapeseed worked for me many moons ago but since my first SD flare in 2014, my skin rebels at how astringent it is now-ugh. Frustrating.)
Since 2014, the only other oil I found that didn't aggravate the living crap out of my skin was HABA's Squalane. The only downside to it is the price and availability.

A little less than a year ago, I ran out of my other squalane and was at my wits end with my skin anyway so was holding off on repurchasing that. I had a travel size version of this PTR Squalane that I received in some sort of beauty bag and applied it all over. To my absolute surprise, it sank right in and immediately calmed my skin down. I purchased the full size from Sephora not long after. That was nearly a year ago - I'm just now finishing up my first bottle so this stuff literally lasts forever, especially considering I use a drop or two in my hair from time to time as well.
Since my skin is often dehydrated (not dry) it lacks water, not oil - so this oil isn't enough on it's own for me. I mix a drop or two with a hydrating serum and/or toner, and that balances my skin perfectly. It helps keep my oily spots from becoming overly oily, and keeps the dry patches at bay. No breakouts, clogs, dermatitis issues, nada.
I absolutely will not be without this and am thankful I stumbled upon it because I never would've thought to try it otherwise.
If you're like me, and can't get any of the traditional oils that seem to work for everyone else to work for you, I'd recommend giving this one a try.

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Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Camu Camu Power CX30 Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask


This Is my first review on make up alley and I decided to open this account specifically to give this product a review. I got the sleeping mask about two weeks now and I have used it almost overnight. From the first night I notice that this product left my skin super hydrated and didn't irritated my breakouts which as a matter of fact are almost completely gone!

the cons: The smell can be kind of annoying
The packaging is very far from ideal

regardless I feel like this product is completely changing my skin and can't wait to see how my skin keeps getting better, so because of that I'll put up with the smell, the packaging and the fact that is a sleeping mask so you need to let it dry a bit if you don't wanna mess your pillowcases.

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

on 5/5/2016 11:21:00 AM


This mask works great! I use it as a full mask twice a week which is part of my weekly sulfur regimen. I cleanse three times daily with Joeseof Skin Care Anti Acne Sulfur soap, be sure to use warm water and allow at least one minute to set, this allows the sulfur soap to work effectually. Then I apply the Peter Roth mask to my face and neck 2-3 weekly depending on my complexion. Allow to dry to where it pulls and tightens my face then I rinse and gently pat dry with a cotton towel. For my problem acne areas I apply Joesoef Skin Care Sulfur 6.6% drying lotion. First shake bottle well, apply sparingly with a cotton q-tip and gently dab to the problem blemishes only and allow to dry. For best results I leave on overnight. Then cleanse my face with Joesoef's Sulfur Soap again. Can I just tell you Sulfur has given me amazing results to my complexion. Did you know Sulfur is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic? All of those attributes are effective in varies skin disorders besides acne. So give it a try because I have tried countless products in my years in searching for a solution to my severe acne problem. I have no doubt these Sulfur products will be my regimen for life.

Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Cucumber Gel Masque

on 5/5/2016 9:22:00 AM


I partially agree with it not being a noticeably changing mask. However, I use it as a sleeping mask by applying over my moisturizer/night cream. It hydrates by sealing in your moisturjzer while adding extra moisture. So give this a try before it finds its way to your trash can lol!

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