03.25.2015
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Max All Day Moisture Defense Cream with SPF 30
1.7 fl. oz. for $42
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Last Updated:03.25.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

Max All Day Moisture Defense Cream with SPF 30 is a good daytime moisturizer for normal to dry skin. The in-part titanium dioxide sunscreen provides sufficient UVA protection, and the formula includes antioxidants (though they should have been given more prominence).

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Claims

A rich, creamy, oil-free, fragrance-free daytime facial moisturizer enriched with hydrators, anti-oxidant micellized vitamin E and SPF30 protection. Dermatologist, clinically and allergy tested.

Ingredients

Active: Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5%), Oxybenzone (4%), Titanium Dioxide (1%), Other: Water, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide 3, Phospholipids, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Allantoin, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Cetyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Quaternium-15

Brand Overview

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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.