Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion with SPF 30

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$42 - 1.7 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer with Sunscreen
Last Updated:
1/30/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion with SPF 30 isn’t that sheer, but it’s a good daytime moisturizer with an in-part avobenzone sunscreen suitable for normal to dry skin. This product is fragrance-free.

A very lightweight, oil-free, non-greasy hydrator with SPF 30 protection. Provides extra sheer protection against UVA/UVB rays with Parsol 1789 as it soothes and hydrates skin. Rich in anti-oxidants to protect skin from free radical damage. Suitable for all skin types especially oily or acne-prone.

Active: Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5%), Meradimate (5%), Oxybenzone (3.5%), Avobenzone (1%), Other: Water, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Stearic Acid, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Phospholipids, Ceramide 3, Dimethicone, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Allantoin, Cetyl Alcohol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben

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. Rachel J
    Reviewed on Wednesday, October 02, 2013
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    Runny, greasy consistency, irritates skin
    • I received a mini bottle of this and have been using it off and on for a few months. The lotion is kind of runny/watery and leaves my dry skin looking greasy. Similar to just putting plain sunscreen like Coppertone on my face. And shortly after putting it on, I notice red areas appear on my skin, and for the rest of the day, my eyes are stinging and itchy. I will use the rest of this as sunscreen for my shoulders/chest/hands, but this is not a great moisturizer to put near the eyes.

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