12.09.2014
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Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Creme
Rating
1.7 fl. oz. for $85
Last Updated:12.09.2014
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

None of the peptides in this moisturizer have research that proves they can affect deep wrinkles or expression lines. At best, this moisturizer will make normal to dry skin feel better, but the many antioxidants are subject to deterioration because of jar packaging, making this a mega waste of money. Some of the plant extracts in this moisturizer are known irritants, yet another reason to skip this pricey product.

Claims

This bio-chemical phenomenon is a result of the synergistic effects of combining these intensive anti-aging ingredients and a unique bio-processing method. Patent pending PTR Firma-CELL-4 peptide technology is a powerful anti-aging complex with four different molecular size 100% active peptides including Argireline (hexapeptide), SYN-COLL, pentapeptide-3 and oligopeptide that penetrate the epidermal layer. Collagen and elastin help firm, tone, smooth, lift and clarify the skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and the severity of deep wrinkles for younger looking skin.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 (Argireline), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Isocetyl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), PEG-100 Stearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Propylene Glycol Stearate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Viola Tricolor (Pansy) Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Dimethicone, Lanolin Oil, Malic Acid, Lactic Acid, Algae Extract, Trimethylstearyloxy Silane, Stearyl Alcohol, Hexamethyldisiloxane, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Centalla Asiatica Extract, Ginkgo Biloba, Wheat Amino Acids, Ascorbyl Methysilanol Pectinate, Soluble Collagen, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Bisabolol, Lanolin Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Histidine Hcl, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Proplyparaben

Brand Overview

Peter Thomas Roth At-A-Glance

Strengths: Provides complete ingredient lists on Web site; most products are fragrance-free; very good AHA products; wide selection of water-soluble cleansers and scrubs; some excellent sunscreens, benzoyl peroxide products, and many antioxidant-rich formulas.

Weaknesses: Can be pricey; some products contain irritants; jar packaging for several products that contain air and light sensitive ingredients.

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 are fragrance free, and lack the long lists of complicated ingredients—all great qualities for any skincare brand.

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— which reinforces 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, 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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