Skin to Die For No Filter-Mattifying Primer & Complexion Perfector
Skin to Die For No-Filter Mattifying Primer & Complexion Perfector provides a nice smoothing base for your makeup. Its mattifying powers are just so-so, but this primer scores points for softly blurring fine lines and pores while simultaneously enhancing makeup wear.
The lightweight, velvety-smooth texture glides over skin, while the subtle tan tint sheers out to an imperceptible finish. Skin is left lightly mattified, and although that effect is short lived, it at least provides temporary shine relief.
Peter Thomas Roth claims that this fragrance-free primer contains long-term beneficial ingredients that can help "reduce the appearance of pore size and shape over time," but the formula is actually pretty basic. The few beneficial ingredients that it does contain are in minimal concentration, but we'll at least give them credit that some is better than none (just don't expect your pores to disappear).
All things considered, were happy to recommend this primer for its smoothing/blurring properties. The other claims are over-exaggerated.
- Sets a smooth canvas for makeup.
- Softly blurs fine lines and pores.
- Provides at least a little shine relief.
- Fragrance free.
- Not ultra-absorbent (if have very oily skin this won't do much to mattify it).
- Over-exaggerated long-term benefit claims.
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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