03.25.2015
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Ultimate Creme in a Tube
Rating
1.7 fl. oz. for $48
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizers/Anti-Aging
Last Updated:03.25.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This very emollient, heavy-duty facial moisturizer is only for dry to very dry skin. Its blend of rich ingredients works well to make dry skin feel smooth and comfortable, and it contains a good blend of skin-repairing ingredients and antioxidants. The only drawback is the inclusion of grapefruit peel extract, but it’s likely present in an amount too low to be cause for concern.

Although this is pricey, it’s worth considering if you’ve struggled to find a facial moisturizer that makes your dry skin feel better for more than a couple of hours. Kudos to Peter Thomas Roth for not packaging this in a jar, which would have negated the effectiveness of the antioxidants Ultimate Creme in a Tube contains.

Claims

This deeply nourishing, richly moisturizing crème delivers the ultimate dose of clinical strength moisturizers for beautiful, healthy, more youthful looking skin. Maximizes skin’s moisture retention to effectively reduce visible lines and wrinkles. Rejuvenates even the most dry, dehydrated skin to look and feel softer.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Glycerides, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Panthenol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Tremelia Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phospholipids, Urea, Sodium PCA, Triacetin, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyquaternium-51, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Bisabolol, Dimethicone, Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Stearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Lanolin Alcohol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Histidine HCL, PEG-12 Glyceryl Dimyristate, Betaine, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

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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