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Peter Thomas Roth

Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel

4.20 fl. oz. for $ 30.00
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This may be Peter Thomas Roth’s best-selling cleanser, but what that mostly means is that lots of his customers are spending way more than is necessary for a good water-soluble cleanser. While this does contain gentle cleansing agents, the salicylic acid and glycolic acid absolutely have anti-aging benefits for all skin types (particularly because of their function as exfoliations to help shed dead skin). Unfortunately, these ingredients are far less effective for exfoliation, if at all, in a cleanser. That’s because they're rinsed off before they can begin to work. If you are hoping for this cleanser to provide exfoliating benefits, think again. This cleanser also contains citrus extracts that can be a problem when used around the eyes.

Pros:

Contains gentle cleansing agents.

Cons:

Salicylic and glycolic acids are rinsed before they can provide exfoliation benefits.

Citrus extracts can be a problem when used around the eyes.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

Our most popular cleanser! A luxurious facial cleansing gel that does double duty with 1% Glycolic Acid (AHA) and 1% Salicylic Acid (BHA). Advanced pore resurfacing action promotes a fresh youthful-looking complexion. Increases cell turnover to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Detoxifies the pores and improves skin texture as it gently sweeps away impurities that can dull the complexion. Salicylic acid, brightening botanicals and a gentle form of glycolic acid exfoliate and clarify the skin, leaving it ultra clean, refined and revitalized.

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Propylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid), Glycolic Acid/Arginine, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Quercus Alba (White Oak Bark) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Allantoin, Methylparaben, Quaternium-15, Red #40, Yellow #5, Fragrance.

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 lighteners. 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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