Skincare - Face -Peter Thomas Roth -Instant FIRMx

on 2/23/2018 11:41:00 AM

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First, I was one of those ladies who fell for the high pressure pitch for lioness pearl facelift cream. (See my review) It really did reduce my bags and lines. Other similar products include instantly ageless, and sudden change. All work similarly, by tightening the loose skin around the eye socket thus eliminating the shadow that causes dark circles under the eye. But I didn’t want to order overpriced product online (ranging from just over 100$ to 700$) so off to Ulta I went in search of something reasonably priced that produced similar results. Found this and purchased the small sample for 9$. Wow. I like it better than the 130$ lioness product! First, you need just a pea sized amount. Wet fingertips and apply all over face. Wait about 3 minutes. If you see white residue, you’ve used too much or you didn’t spread it thin enough. Face feels tight and at first a little plasticy (think Donatello Versace shiny). But it softens up quickly and looks natural enough to go sans makeup. It reduced pores, eliminates bags and most wrinkles and reduces the crevices of deep wrinkles to a minimum. Do not add liquid makeup...foundation (if needed) should be a mineral powder and powder blush and shadow. You could probably add spot concealer if needed. Lasts all day, I would probably reapply at night if I was going out. I will definitely repurchase the larger tube. But even the small tube is a good value. Worth trying and experimenting, especially if you have been intrigued by all the instant facelift products that are popping up on Facebook. I wear very little makeup but this would be a staple in my everyday routine.

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Toners -Peter Thomas Roth -Glycolic Acid 10 Toning Complex

on 2/19/2018 5:31:00 AM

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I marked the price as 2 out of 5 (5 being expensive) because I found this product at TJ Max for less than $20.00. It's a huge bottle so it'll last a long time. I tried this for the first time and noticed a prickly feeling, as if I was being stuck by needles all over the area I applied it. I applied it on my face and neck. MISTAKE! This stuff burned my neck! It was red for days! I didn't notice it do anything out of the norm for my face (thankfully). I am writing this review prematurely in that I can't give a full review on it, however, I wanted to write and give a heads up to anyone on what might possibly happen to them if they apply it on their neck.

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Cleansers -Peter Thomas Roth -Water Drench Cloud Cleanser

on 2/13/2018 1:26:00 PM

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I hated this cleanser. I bought it because I am a fan of PTR's products, they have a lot of great stuff. But this foaming cleanser was not good for my combo-oily skin. I found that it doesn't rinse off thoroughly, leaves a filmy residue, and clogs my pores.

Not a winner for me and I wouldn't buy it again.


Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

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I am a everyday masker with combination oily acne prone skin. My first impression of this product was it’s amazing pumpkin pie scent that literally smells good enough to lick off, lol.
Secondly, the texture is great. Perfect for exfoliation. When I finished applying it it had a tiny bit of tingle to it, which I love. Don’t let that tingle word scare you, it’s nothing intense. Its actually quite nice and feels as though it’s working, IMO.
After sitting for 5 minutes I rinsed and I instantly felt a big difference. My skin was amazingly soft, like my one year old daughters bottom soft! Even my husband who doesn’t really notice anything said I looked as if I was glowing!
Since then I have been using this mask 2x per week (and I would use it more if manufactures directions didn’t discourage it) and I continue to see and feel results each time. Now I keep it on for 10-15 minutes and see wonderful results.
Many people comment on the price tag of this mask. So I want to touch on that quickly. It is definitely pricey. BUT the jar will last you a VERY long time. I will be repurchasing when I run out.
I would recommend this and several other PTR masks to everyone!

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Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask

on 2/1/2018 6:52:00 PM

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I agree with the reviewer below that wrote the mask only works if I wear it overnight. Basically, I use this the same way I would a sleeping pack, layering it over other products and not washing it off (it almost acts like a barrier, sealing all my serums and potions in), and I find it works really well that way to plump and protect my skin. On its own, it's not nearly hydrating/moisturizing enough, but ymmv. In the hot summer months, this is really nice to put in the fridge and then layer on top of a hyaluronic acid serum. While this isn't the most economical product, I've liked it enough that I've repurchased it a few times and use it in regular rotation. For skins that need above average to serious hydration help, I don't think this product would be enough, but if your skin is in a good place, I've found this product to be quite good for regular maintenance.

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Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Cucumber Gel Masque

on 2/1/2018 6:19:00 PM

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This felt like I was just rubbing aloe gel all over my face. Nothing special. Didn't see any elaborate effects on my skin afterwards either. Just an overhyped & overpriced jar of aloe gel. It also stings my eyes.

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Moisturizers -Peter Thomas Roth -Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Moisturizer

on 2/1/2018 3:59:00 PM

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I wanted to try this product before parting with big bucks for what Sephora's site SAYS is 5.1 ounces/150 mls (making this a good value) but is actually the standard 1.7 ounces/50 mls, so only 1/3 the amount Sephora's erroneous description promises! That's a pretty sloppy error.

Whatever the jar size, I'd have purchased this had it been as moisturizing as the copy suggested - "fountain of youth" and "bio-identical triple lipid complex" but, having tried this for a couple of days, this strikes me as a pretty mediocre moisturizer, with a light, almost (but not quite) gel like texture. For $74 Canadian (it's only 58 bucks in the US), this isn't worth the money and is nowhere near moisturizing enough for my skin, especially in winter. And I'm not sure but it might have given me the first pimple I've had in 20 or so years....a really huge, sore carbuncle on my forehead!

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Cleansers -Peter Thomas Roth -Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel

on 1/29/2018 10:50:00 AM

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Bad. Bad. Bad. I received this as a sample from Sephora. I was trying to figure out why I was waking up to red patches on my face besides the fact that it made my skin dry. My face reacted so poorly to something in this face wash. I use care when cleansing my skin and am not rough with it. I can't stand the smell either.


Moisturizers -Peter Thomas Roth -Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Moisturizer

on 1/29/2018 7:10:00 AM

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This cream is a slightly thick moisturizer that absorbs quickly leaving skin feeling nice and soft. The cream has a great ingredient list with ceramides, retinyl palimatate, vitamin e, and saccharomyces. It's a bummer that they packaged this in a jar. The cream soaks into my skin quickly leaving it feel soft and moisturized. This doesn't have any real scent to it which I appreciate. I like that this layers well over and under serums, my retinol cream, and a thicker moisturizer without and pilling. I always apply many layers because my skin is so dry without several serums and creams. This also works well under primers before foundation application. If the full size came in anything other than a jar I would definitely purchase the full size. It is too pricey for something that comes packaged so cheaply, in my opinion. If you are interested my more detailed review can be seen here:



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Primer/ Corrector -Peter Thomas Roth -Skin To Die For No-Filter Mattifying Primer & Complexion Perfector

on 1/25/2018 11:14:00 AM

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Update 2/7/2018: this does dry out the skin, so I use this with moisturizer on top. Without the moisturizer with daily use, the skin at end of the day looks like lizard skin.

Update 1/29/18: I read comments about not applying this over moisturizer. I tried this without moisturizer and this performed much better. This did minimize my pores and fine lines, but at 12 hour mark, the wrinkles did start to peek through which makes me wonder if other primers that I gave bad reviews might perform better now. After 12 hours, I was still matte, absolutely no shine even though I could feel oils if I touched my nose area, but you could not see it.

Original review: This product glides on effortlessly, but slightly thicker formula with a slight hint of color. It makes the skin very smooth and soft to the touch. It appears to minimize my pores until I apply my foundation. Then every single pore is emphasized and stands out.

If you do not wear foundation and just want something to make your skin glow, this product is very nice.



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Moisturizers -Peter Thomas Roth -Un-Wrinkle Night Cream

on 1/24/2018 11:39:00 PM

I realize that skin care is very important at any age, but really, if you're under 40 you should be using (and reviewing) anti-aging products, not wrinkle creams. I'll be 56 next month and have been using this product nightly for about 2 months and have seen significant improvement! I apply it after Exuviance Age Reverse serum and then top it off with PTR Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Creme and the reduction in my lines and wrinkles has been so amazing that I will never be without any of these 3 products! Give this cream a try but know that results are not immediate; you have to give it some time, but it is so worth it!

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

on 1/16/2018 7:02:00 PM

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This is a very mediocre face peel. It balls up and has a similar effect to putting aloe vera on your face. The “balling up” effect makes it look like more dead skin is coming off than actually; it was as disappointing as every balling up type of mask on the market. On the plus side, it makes my skin feel soft and hydrated afterwards, but that’s a very minor effect for the price

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Cleansers -Peter Thomas Roth -Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel

on 1/15/2018 9:13:00 PM

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Seduced by the sample yet again. I loved the smell and the gel texture so when I had to return a few items to Sephora, I got a full size bottle. Yeah it smells nice and gets most of my makeup off. The price is off-putting though as I find this really doesn't perform for me any better than my Neutrogena fresh foaming cleanser. The Neutrogena actually does a better job of getting my makeup off. The PTR is not a bad product at all, but since I can get more bang for my buck elsewhere, I will not repurchase. Do not let this get in your eyes because it stings like hell.

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Primer/ Corrector -Peter Thomas Roth -Skin To Die For No-Filter Mattifying Primer & Complexion Perfector

on 1/15/2018 9:24:00 AM

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This has a light gel consistency that tends to separate if you don't use it for a while, so shake the tube first. It leaves my skin soft and smooth. Although it feels "silicone-y" going on, it doesn't fill pores. It leaves skin looking smooth and glow-y. It's very moisturizing so it's ok to use on its own, but it doesn't play well with moisturizers. It tends to ball up if I put it on over moisturizer. And that makes the foundation I put on over it ball up. It has no discernible smell. Also, it takes a minute or so to dry down. I put it on my face and then do my eye makeup to give it a chance to dry. I feel like it's a decent primer for the price, so I will probably repurchase.

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Masks -Peter Thomas Roth -Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

on 1/11/2018 7:41:00 PM

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I am obsessed with this wonderful mask! It smells like a million bucks and works like it too. My skin is so beautiful after I use this (probably to much lol). It is a true spa experience for me. I adore the texture and ease of application. I do have a Mask Tasker from PTR also because I hate to waste product under my nails. A breeze to use. Tiny tingle and a BIG payoff. If we had a girls night I would use this on you too so we would both be hooked.

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