Peter Thomas Roth
Radiance Oxygenating Masque
3.4 fl. oz. for $55
Category:Skin Care > Facial Masks > Moisturizing/Firming Masks
Last Updated:12.09.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

You’re supposed to believe that this mask supplies oxygen to skin while also defending against oxidative damage with the antioxidants it contains. Talk about a contradiction in terms! Although this water-based mask doesn’t contain pure oxygen, it contains fluorocarbons (chemically inert compounds), which increase the oxygen content in liquids and also contribute to ozone depletion in the atmosphere. It is certainly possible that this mask will incite free-radical damage in your skin, and even if it didn’t, the formula still contains several plant extracts known to irritate skin. The “brighteners” in this mask are nothing more than cosmetic pigments—and there are plenty of products that give skin a soft glow without risking oxidative damage and irritation.


A unique radiance boosting masque with effective brighteners, hydrators and anti-oxidants. Oxygenates skin cells that may be compromised by environmental factors to impart a visibly refined appearance and a polished rosy glow. Delivers oxygen to the skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and stimulates cellular metabolism and cellular renewal for a more luminous complexion. Potent tyrosinase inhibitors and botanical brighteners help even skin tone and reduce UV induced skin pigmentation. Helps enhance and maintain the overall appearance of healthy, younger looking skin. Gives dull, congested, dehydrated skin an instant “pick me up”.


Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Perfluorohexane, Methyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Ethyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Ethyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Ethoxydiglycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Ascorbyl Glucoside (Vitamin C), Sodium Pcam, Nylon-12, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Ethoxydiglycol, Malva Sylvestris Extract, Mentha Piperita Leaf Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Morus Alba Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhizza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Allantoin, Acetyl Glucosamine, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Ceteareth-20, Phenyl Trimethicone, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch Octenylsuccinate, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Ethyl Menthane Carboxamide, Menthyl Lactate, Lauryl Laurate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Perfluoroperhydrophenanthrene, Perfluorodecalin, Perfluorodimethylcyclohexane, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Disodium Edta, Dipropylene Glycol, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Ambrettolide, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Blue 1

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: Expensive; mostly lackluster toners; mostly boring to potentially irritating masks; no BHA products that do not include at least one needless irritant; jar packaging.

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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I have sensitive skin and rosacea. This is one of my favorites. For whatever reason, it calms my skin, and invariably, others comment on how good my skin looks on the same day I've used it. Seems to tighten my skin and even it out a bit. I never noticed the brightening effect, but I know there is an evenness to it that's better that day. I'm interested to know others' experiences as mine differs so much from the review.

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