12.09.2014
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Acne Spot And Area Treatment
1 fl. oz. for $32
Expert Rating
Community Rating (2)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:12.09.2014
Jar Packaging:No
pH:3.10
Tested on animals:Yes

Acne Spot And Area Treatment lists 5% sulfur as its active ingredient. Although sulfur is a potent disinfectant, it is very drying and irritating for most skin types. For that reason, it is not preferred to benzoyl peroxide or even tea tree oil. The pH of 3.1 serves only to make the sulfur more irritating, but it does allow the blend of glycolic and salicylic acids to exfoliate.

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Claims

A unique treatment that incorporates the most advanced and effective acne fighting ingredients to treat blemishes at their source without over drying. Fast acting formula works quickly to clear blemishes and helps prevent the formation of new ones. Maximum levels of acne fighting ingredients are combined with a high concentration of aloe vera so skin is never overly dry or irritated. Helps control oil production and absorb excess oil. Glycolic acid complex sloughs off dead skin cells, helping to increase the absorption of sulfur and Trikenol.

Ingredients

Active: Sulfur 5%, Other: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Silicoaluminate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Polyacrylamide, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Morus Alba (Mulberry) Leaf Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Leptospermone, Isoleptospermone, Flavesone, Methylpropanediol, Polysorbate 80, Arginine, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Butylene Glycol, Allantoin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Zinc Oxide, Bisabolol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

Brand Overview

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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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.