Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum
Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum is a slight reformulation of Peter Thomas Roth's former Viz 1000 product—and we have to say the new name makes much more sense in terms of explaining what it is!
The fragrance-free serum is housed in a translucent bottle topped with a pump dispenser. It contains a very good mix of water-binding and repairing ingredients to infuse skin's uppermost layers with lasting, lightweight hydration. The light texture of this serum makes it suitable for all skin types, especially those experiencing mild dehydration, or those struggling with acne and dry skin at the same time.
Where this falls short is with its lack of a more robust mix of antioxidants; the plant extracts provide some antioxidant benefit, but there more potent antioxidants with more research behind them that would have been more impressive. Also missing are skin-restoring ingredients, which, with antioxidants and repairing ingredients should form the backbone of any great anti-aging serum.
Peter Thomas Roth mentions a 75% Hyaluronic Acid Complex in the claims, but don't take that to mean this serum contains that much hyaluronic acid, because it doesn't. It does contain the salt form of hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate) which is more bio-available than "straight" hyaluronic acid, but again, the amount isn't 75%. We doubt it's even in here 2%. We suspect Roth is getting around this dubious claim with the word "complex", which would refer to a mix of ingredients including the sodium hyaluronate and lots of water which could easily add up to 75%.
Marketing spin aside, you're still getting a very good dose of hydrating ingredients; however, you'll find more complete serum options, many of which also add hydration, on our list of Best Serums.
- Drenches skin in lightweight hydration.
- Provides lasting moisture.
- Layers beautifully with other serums or moisturizers.
- Lacks a robust mix of antioxidants and restoring ingredients.
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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