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Peter Thomas Roth

Skin To Die For Mineral-Matte CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

1.00 fl. oz. for $ 38.00
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Peter Thomas Roth’s Skin To Die For Mineral-Matte CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 performs well, but unfortunately the shade range misses the mark, which is a real hinderance.

Dispensed via squeeze tube, Skin To Die For CC Cream has a semi-thick texture that blends out to medium coverage. The satin-matte finish has a good staying power and helps temper shine.

Skin is treated to broad-spectrum sun protection via mineral actives in the fragrance-free formula. Other beneficial ingredients include forms of hyaluronic acid and vitamin C… albeit in minimal concentrations.

Things take a turn for the worse with the limited number of shades available. The Light shade is too dark for anyone with fair skin and even most truly light skin tones, plus its strange peachy-gold ashen undertone skews toward looking unnatural. The darkest shade, Tan, goes on more orangey and won’t suit most deeper skin tones. The Medium shade is the most workable of the bunch, but even that one is a little ashen.

The shade issues are disappointing considering Skin To Die For Mineral-Matte CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 otherwise offers natural-finish, smooth coverage that holds up well. So close, yet so far, PTR!

Pros:
  • Natural, satin-matte finish has a good staying power.
  • Smooth-looking, medium coverage.
  • Adds broad-spectrum sun protection via mineral actives.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • Shades err on the side of unflattering/unnatural looking, greatly limiting their appeal.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

Skin To Die For Mineral-Matte CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 by Peter Thomas Roth is a skin-perfecting, anti-aging CC cream with all-mineral sunscreen filters, hyaluronic acid and sheer, buildable, color-correcting coverage to help minimize the look of imperfections. Helps minimize the look of imperfections for skin that looks younger, smoother, brighter and more evenly toned, immediately and over time. Includes all-mineral sunscreen filters.

Tan Active: Titanium Dioxide 12.74%, Zinc Oxide 10.50%. Other: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Kaolin, Magnesium Sulfate, Nylon-12, Phenyl Trimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Phenoxyethanol, Silica Silylate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysilicone-11, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mica, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). Medium Active: Titanium Dioxide 13.52%, Zinc Oxide 10.50%. Other: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Kaolin, Magnesium Sulfate, Nylon-12, Phenyl Trimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Phenoxyethanol, Silica Silylate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysilicone-11, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mica, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). Light Active: Titanium Dioxide 13.97%, Zinc Oxide 10.50%. Other: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Kaolin, Magnesium Sulfate, Nylon-12, Phenyl Trimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Phenoxyethanol, Silica Silylate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysilicone-11, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mica, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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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