Gentle Complexion Correction Pads

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$36 - 60 pads
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Category:
Skin Care > Anti-Acne Products > BHA
Last Updated:
1/30/2013
Jar Packaging:
Yes
Tested On Animals:
Yes

Gentle Complexion Correction Pads contain an unimpressive amount of salicylic acid, but would have merit as an AHA product if the base did not contain so much alcohol.

Exclusively formulated to cleanse skin, clear up blackheads, refine pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Provides a veil of fresh peach bellini scent that replaces traditional medicinal antiseptic pads.

Active: Salicylic Acid (0.5%), Other: Water, Alcohol Denat., Glycolic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Butylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Arginine, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Symphytum Officinale Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Allantoin, Fragrance

Unique in the world of spa and salon specialty lines, 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.

A novel aspect of this line is that there are few (if any) nonsense ingredients. Roth products conspicuously lack the exotic, potentially irritating, sensitizing, and often unnecessary plant extracts and the irritating, fragrant plant oils that show up in most pricey skin-care lines, especially spa lines. Many of these products don't have fragrance, and they lack the long lists of ingredients that are often unnecessarily complicated. 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 and gender-friendly. No pretty pink bottles, sexy curved jars, or bejeweled caps—all of which reinforce the clinical nature of Peter Thomas Roth. Overall, this line should be admired for its simplicity and, for the most part, for its well-thought-out formulations.

After all that glowing praise there are a few embarrassing missteps to avoid, such as products that contain hydrogen peroxide, which can cause free-radical damage and hurt skin; irritating acne products that contain sulfur; unimpressive masks (odd for a spa-oriented line); and a bumper crop of products claiming to affect expression lines and wrinkles in a manner similar to cosmetic corrective procedures.

For more information about Peter Thomas Roth, call (800) PTR-SKIN or visit www.peterthomasroth.com.

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  1. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Monday, August 26, 2013
    • Value
      1 / 4
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      1 / 4
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      1 / 4
    Not gentle
    • I found these to be anything but gentle. A caveat may be that I have sensitive skin. However, my experience with tis product was that, by the third night I used it, my face was stinging so badly, I had to put a heavy duty hand cream on to calm the pain. These were recommended by a Sephora SA, but Sephora deleted my review of this product. My advise? Use at your own risk.

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