Peter Thomas Roth Peter Thomas Roth FirmX Peeling Gel

Peter Thomas Roth Peter Thomas Roth FirmX Peeling Gel

4.1

37 reviews

70% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Polyethylene Glycol, Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitol, R-Bacillus Licheniformis Keratinase, Calcium Alginate, Lactobacillus/ Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Isopropyl Myristate, Mica, Phenoxyethanol.

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on 11/30/2016 8:37:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

A gimmick? Maybe. Skincaretainment? Heck yeah. I love seeing those little nasties balling up right beneath my fingers. And it's even more entertaining rubbing them until they're so dry they just fall right off my face on their own. Welcome to the world where it's possible that dead skin cells rain off my face.

Disclaimer: I'm not sure how this product works at all. I tried it out by covering my hand with plastic and then rubbing it between my plastic-covered fingers. It didn't ball up as quickly, if it even balled up at all. The plastic wrap was getting too wrinkly to tell so I just gave up and lost interest.

But you can already tell upon the first use that the gel is not all pure gel, it has little specks in it, which could be whatever is balling up. My very unscientific and untrustworthy theory is that your skin absorbs the moisture from the gel and leaves behind the little white specks to cohere together, which forms a skin-like solid to physically exfoliate your face by adhering to your loose skin cells and letting them join in on the good ol' clumping party. BAM! Slight moisturizing and exfoliating in one! That would explain the smoothness I experience afterwards.

Whatever it is, I don't think it does absolutely nothing, judging on how smooth my skin is afterwards, and how effectively it pulled off my flaking skin cells that had lost their personal battles against the winter cold and tea tree oil. But I don't think it magically peels off a layer of skin too.

I wouldn't buy it again because it is ridiculously expensive, but I also don't feel guilty about buying it in the first place. After a long day, sometimes you just gotta sit down with your friendly neighborhood Peter gel and pamper yourself with a nice face massage. On that note though, I don't think even importing the famous Cure Aqua Gel (which probably inspired this entire peeling-skin-gel thing to take off) would be more expensive than this. e.l.f. just came out with a peeling gel at the beautiful price tag of $10, so I would suggest you give that a whirl before trying this one.

I would not suggest this for sensitive skin or people who are already exfoliating lots in their week.



on 11/29/2016 3:13:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I purchased this product hoping it would remove my dry flaking skin from Retinol use.
I found it easy to use, and my skin did feel immediately smooth afterwards;, however, a couple of days later my skin feels like it has had a chemical burn. Especially around my chin area, (like orange peel texture.) I then have to use lots of heavy duty moisturisers to fix my damaged skin.
This has happened every time i have used this product, so i will not use again.
I do not believe it is dead skin rolling around, as some reviewers have stated, as lots of this gimmicky products are on the market.
As reference, i have normal to dry skin, and my skin can handle some pretty harsh products, just not this one.
i now use it on my legs before exfoliating, and i have found a product that really does exfoliate my flaky patches Dermalogica's daily microfoliant.

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on 10/9/2016 7:47:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

PTR FirmX Peeling Gel is a gommage-type exfoliant, so it is a super gentle, physical and chemical exfoliant. I have sensitive, extremely dry, and dehydrated skin. This means it's crucial for me to exfoliate at least 3 times a week to remove the dry, flaky skin, but I have to be careful not to over exfoliate, since my sensitive skin can easily become irritated. Gommage-type exfoliants can be a godsend - or a big disappointment.

The PTR FirmX Peeling Gel is, without a doubt, the best gommage-type mask I have ever used. PTR claims it "effectively peels and helps uncover a smooth, fresh, new complexion without drying, irritating, or causing undue stress to skin". I completely agree with these claims. My skin looks radiant and smooth, and I find my serum & moisturizer absorb better, and my makeup goes on and looks better after using this peeling gel. It has never irritated my sensitive skin or caused any breakouts. It would be suitable for all skin types. My only complaint is the $60CDN price tag for the 100ml tube. A less expensive alternative is the Boscia Peeling Gel at $42CDN for the 150ml bottle. I don't find it's as effective as PTR FirmX, but it's a decent second choice at about half the price. I have repurchased the PTR FirmX Peeling Gel twice, regardless of the price because it's THAT good.

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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

The sales lady at Sephora demonstrated this product on my hand. I saw right before me how quickly this natural product dissolved dead skin cells. I mentioned to her that I am getting away from chemicals, so she highly recommended this product.
Since I have tried it on my scaly heals too to find it really works to remove the dead build up revealing new skin. I do think this is a bit pricey.
For years I have used Apricot scrub once a week to remove the dead skin but it obviously was not working like I thought it was. Oh, and there is no sting to your face when left on 3-5 minutes!


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

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium

Eyes: Green

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.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Wooooooa. Bad reviews are surprisingly baised on beautypedia, paula's choice, etc. I get the scientific facts presented on this product main ingredients -the enzymes and bacilli or whatever and the bird feather studies.... but I also believe eggbombs for hair work even though experts say the molecules are too big to peneterate the hair shaft, and other stuff science supposedly "debunked."
Well I suffer from dry flakey skin around my nose from hay fever and dry skin from constantly wiping and blowing my nose also scratching around my nose and cheeks. Which really sucks when trying to wear any makeup on my face because it just cakes and won't adhere right.
I bought this because Nicole Guerrero suggests it in her vlogs and totally love it for the exact reasons she said...flakey dead dull skin...it honestly works. I bought this after I got a facial and used it three days later because didn't want to traumatized or stress the skin after paying for a great invasive facial.. which is the rule... supposedly wait 72 hours before exfoliating again...and WOA...
I barely got ANY skin rolling which would be EXPECTED because I just had all my dead skin removed during the facial. BUT I used it the day I bought it on my boyfriend and his way effing disgusting so much skin rolled off and I used less product for him that I did later personally and he hadn't had a facial in like three years.
It's honestly is the best for getting the dry skin off my face and prepping for makeup. So no I don't think it's a gimmick the results are real for me I see it coming off (flakes, dead skin) and reveals new shiney bright skin. I got over taxed in my country and paid over 80 usd for it but overall happy I got it and wonder why so many review blogs dis it, when I have read alot of good reviews from actual people who actual bought it and used it instead of other people pulling up random studies about the ingredients and making baised reviews on information and studies not necessarily directed towards the actual company ingredients or product/results but a dramatic off inflated scientific thesis of the "key ingredient" they got from Wikipedia or the Internet.
Genuine great product that does what it claims,and I get great dramatic results of bright fresh dewy skin, that's soft and exfoliated....great for using right before masques,cream, and serums. My favorite is before applying makeup for flawless applications. Just a great beauty invention. Exfoliation and plumping bright complexion on both me and my bae after one use. I have freckles and after they were brighter and clearer further proof it actually peels away old dead skin. I'm sure with continuous use it would reduce fine lines and uneven skin tones or even mild skin problems like acne and pigmentation. I'm only a couple uses in but overwell happy and amazed. Will update and recommend for now.

Update
Have sensitive skin and can't over do it with exfoliations but it is so gentle and doesn't sting even using after a slight sunburn on my cheeks and nose which started peeling off.... which of course came off in big clumps and just left me with soft plump and Hydrated skin. Still red though. But Thankful I didn't walk around all week with my face peeling like a snake. Seriously works not just cellulose in it or whatever haters claim the fake "skin peeling" result is....
Omg can't believe how soft this makes my face and how it gets rid off nasty flakes and white heads that are close to the surface....no need to pop whiteheads any more the literally peel off my chin where I get the most.

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on 5/1/2016 2:34:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Blue

When you first apply the gel and start rubbing, you're not sure what's going on. You just see gummy rolls. Is it skin or is product (like those other fakes)? In the end, it doesn't matter because your face is so soft and smooth. Anyway, a lengthy face massage never hurt! You get benefits from that, too!

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on 3/22/2016 1:12:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Excellent product and a great exfoliator! Thorough and gentle, leaves my skin beautifully polished with no irritation whatsoever.

There's some debate as to whether or not this product is just a big gimmick. It's definitely different, this isn't a scrub. No abrasive action at all. You apply the gel to cleansed, dry skin and begin to massage it in a circular motion. It's not sticky at all, but soon it starts to "pill" up all over the place. Are those bits of exfoliated skin? Or is it just the product balling up on itself? Based on how my skin looks and feels afterward, there is definitely some serious exfoliation going on. It only takes a couple of minutes. Then you just rinse everything off with water and that's it. No dry, tight feeling afterward either.

For reference my skin is combo-oily, not sensitive. I like Peter Thomas Roth, and I was curious about this product for a long time before I finally tried it. I am impressed! Would definitely buy this again.

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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

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

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

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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