04.25.2012
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Un-Wrinkle Day SPF 20 (Discontinued)
Rating
1.35 fl. oz. for $90
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer with Sunscreen
Last Updated:04.25.2012
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview
This daytime moisturizer with sunscreen includes titanium dioxide for UVA protection, but suffers from being overly fragrant. The ginger and lemon extracts aren’t the best ingredients for skin, and they’re present in a greater amount than Roth’s blend of “wrinkle relaxing and anti-aging peptides and neuropeptides.” By the way, none of the peptides in this product have substantiated research proving they have even a slight effect on wrinkles or expression lines. The only research about these peptides (which are sold as named blends that Roth uses to make their products seem more enticing) comes from the companies selling them to brands such as Peter Thomas Roth. Peptides have their place in skin-care products, but they’re not the antiwrinkle miracle we’ve been waiting for. This is still a good option for normal to slightly dry skin, provided you don’t expect your expression lines to go away.
Claims
Ultimate wrinkle fighting day cream with sunscreen includes our exclusive, patent-pending Un-Wrinkle blend of eight powerful, active wrinkle relaxing and anti-aging peptides and neuropeptides combined with SPF 20. Hydrates and plumps skin, improves texture and tone to reveal younger looking skin and provides antioxidant protection.
Ingredients
Active: Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5%), Oxybenzone (4%), Titanium Dioxide (0.96%), Other: Water, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ginger Root Extract, Lemon Peel Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phospholipids, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Allantoin, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyloyl Hydroxythreonine, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-6 Diaminohydroxybutyrate, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Cetyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Capryloylhydroxamic Acid
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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