12.09.2014
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Peter Thomas Roth
Ultra-Lite Anti-Aging Cellular Repair
Rating
1.5 fl. oz. for $52
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:12.09.2014
Jar Packaging:True
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Tested on animals:Yes
Overview

Ultra-Lite Anti-Aging Cellular Repair makes the same antiwrinkle, our-peptides-pack-a-punch claims as several other Peter Thomas Roth products. Peptides are present in this product, but there is no proof they can affect collagen and elastin production or improve the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines. The smattering of antioxidants is not helped by jar packaging. All plant extracts, vitamins, antioxidants, and other state-of-the-art ingredients break down in the presence of air, so once a jar is opened and lets the air in these important ingredients begin to deteriorate. Jars also are unsanitary because you’re dipping your fingers into them with each use, adding bacteria which further deteriorate the beneficial ingredients. Lastly, this contains a skin-confusing blend of helpful and irritating plant extracts, making it a poor contender for anti-aging and cellular repair.

Claims

A ultra lightweight moisturizer formulated with our patent pending Firma-CELL-4™ anti-aging peptide technology. Firma-CELL-4™ combines wrinkle relaxing peptides to promote fimer, tighter skin. Collagen and elastin help tone, smooth and lift skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and the severity of deep wrinkles. Skin becomes smoother, firmer and regains a more youthful looking appearance.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Oxymethylene Melamine Copolymer, Tridecyl Stearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Stearic Acid, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Soluble Collagen, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C13-15 Isoparaffin, Polyacrylamide, Laureth-7, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Laureth-4, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Glycolic Acid, Arginine, Propylene Glycol, Diazoldinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance

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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