Un-Wrinkle Nightsounds like a science project in a jar! It contains several peptides and claims to firm skin, improve its tone, minimize pores, reduce wrinkles, repair damage, and prompt collagen production. All of a sudden the price seems not so bad, until you realize that there isn’t any research proving that the multiple peptides in this moisturizer can reach any of the goals mentioned in the claims. Another disappointment is that the jar packaging won’t keep the retinol and antioxidants stable during use. And the “mega dose” of glycolic acid amounts to a mere dusting, not to mention that this product’s pH won’t permit exfoliation. As a moisturizer, this is suitable for normal to dry skin and it doesn’t contain fragrance. Otherwise, this is really pricey for what you get, and a letdown when you consider the jar packaging. By the way, the manner in which most of the peptides in this product are said to work is by interrupting the chemical pathways that occur beneath the skin and that allow us to make facial expressions—this isn’t possible. However, assuming these “100% active” peptides could do that, the results would be potentially frightening (as in you wouldn’t be able to smile, chew, or keep your eyes completely open).
Exclusive blend of eight powerful, 100% active anti-aging peptides and neuropeptides are combined with SYN-TACKS* (cutting-edge dual-peptide), a mega dose of Retinol, Glycolic Acid, vitamins and skin moisturizers to create this cutting-edge nighttime wrinkle fighting moisturizer. Includes three neuropeptides, SYN-AKE* at 4%, SNAP-8* at 10% and ARGIRELINE* (hexapeptide) at 3% and five peptides, SYN- COLL* at 3%, MATRIXYL 3000* (a dual peptide) at 3% and SYN- TACKS* (a dual peptide) at 1% which helps improve collagen and increase skin firmness and tonicity. Designed to assist to repair daily environmental damage, minimize the appearance of pores, restore moisture and revitalize the look of skin while you sleep. Helps to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines from the first application while helping to relax and diminish the appearance of facial expressions that may lead to crows feet, brow furrow wrinkling, laugh lines, frown lines, and other skin creases. Leaves skin looking soft, smooth and years younger.
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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