Peter Thomas Roth

Un-Wrinkle Turbo Face Serum

for $ 150.00
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You may be drawn to this serum due to its claims of zoning in on the most stubborn wrinkles, such as the vertical lines between the brows, forehead lines, and marionette lines at the sides of the mouth. But before you spend what Roth is asking, know that this serum is not the solution—and it’s certainly not a replacement for cosmetic corrective procedures such as Botox or dermal fillers.

It looks impressive that this serum contains several different peptides but regardless of the number, what matters is that none of them have substantiated research proving they offer your skin a miraculous (or even somewhat impressive) anti-wrinkle benefit. Theoretically, all of them are good cell-communicating ingredients, and that’s important, but peptides are not the end all, be all of anti-aging skin care.

Even if you wanted to try a serum with multiple peptides, this isn’t the one to go for. Not only is the price outrageous but two of the main ingredients are irritants. Fragrant rose water and alcohol in the amounts this serum contains will cause irritation that hurts your skin’s ability to look and act younger. Assuming the peptides work to stimulate collagen production, what good is that when the amount of alcohol causes collagen breakdown? Talk about opposing forces!

This artificially colored serum contains other beneficial ingredients including some good antioxidants, but the core ingredients in this serum are a problem that cannot be overlooked.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

This turbocharged formula helps diminish the appearance of the six most stubborn deep wrinkles and facial expression lines: forehead wrinkles, "eleven" lines, "scrunch creases" on the nose, parentheses, pout lines, and marionette lines.

Water, Glycerin, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Propanediol, Alcohol Denat., Squalene, Tetrapeptide-17, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-10, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Tripeptide-1, Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Acetyl Hexapeptide-30, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Pentapeptide-18, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-25, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Acetylaringyltryptophyl Diphenylglycine, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Isopropyl Myristate, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Gluconolactone, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Carbomer, Dextran, Triethanolamine, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Red 33

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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