Anti-Aging Buffing Beads
This is made to sound like an advanced scrub capable of polishing away wrinkles but the company uses the term "fine lines", which aren't true wrinkles but the lines occurring from dryness. Using a scrub over dry skin and following with a moisturizer can eliminate fine lines, but won't help wrinkles. What's iffy about this jojoba bead scrub (an abrasive agent that is quite gentle) is the inclusion of the drying detergent cleansing agent sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate as a main ingredient. The glycolic and salicylic acids are present in amounts too small to exfoliate skin. This is an OK, needlessly pricey scrub for normal to oily skin.
Infused with the same effective ingredients as the PTR Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel such as a glycolic acid complex, salicylic acid and botanical brighteners to help produce beautiful fresh, youthful looking skin. Ultra-fine jojoba beads work in two ways. First, they help exfoliate surface dead skin cells without irritation, allowing active treatment products to penetrate better. Then, the ultra-fine jojoba beads help refine skin texture and smooth out fine lines.
Peter Thomas Roth At-A-Glance
Peter Thomas Roth is a large but straightforward line with mostly uncomplicated formulations that, for the most part, are quite good and state-of-the-art. Unlike many product lines, most of the acne, AHA, BHA, sunscreen, and moisturizing products contain what they should to be effective and helpful for skin.
Even more impressive are the well-formulated cleansers, sunscreens, AHA products, and skin brighteners. The moisturizers have improved somewhat, and most are now packaged so that the light- and air-sensitive ingredients remain stable. In fact, Roth's packaging deserves special mention because it is exceptionally utilitarian.
After all that glowing praise, what you should be aware of are the instances of products containing potential irritants (noted in their respective reviews) as well as the products in jar packaging that contain ingredients which are sensitive to air and light.
For more information about Peter Thomas Roth, call (800) PTR-SKIN or visit www.peterthomasroth.com.
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