Un-Wrinkle Foundation SPF 20
Last Updated:12.09.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

The name for this liquid foundation is not credible because the active ingredients do not supply sufficient UVA protection. This isn’t a treatment makeup for wrinkles any more than eating a pan of brownies is a treatment for weight loss! The formula contains some peptides that typically are reserved for anti-aging serums and moisturizers, but there’s no substantiated proof that any of them work to make skin look younger. Even if they did, the insufficient sun protection leaves skin vulnerable to more damage and wrinkles. This has a slightly creamy texture that blends smoothly, providing medium coverage and a satin finish that’s somewhat glow-y. If the sun protection were better, this would be a suitable option for normal to dry skin. As is, you should think twice before considering any of the mostly neutral shades this foundation offers. The Deep shade is slightly peach.


Active: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (5.5%), Ethylhexyl Salicylate (3%), Other: Water, Disiloxane, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isohexadecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Maltodextrin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Polysorbate 20, Boron Nitride, Jojoba Esters, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Magnesium Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Squalane, Methicone, Disodium Edta, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Lauryl PCA, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol , Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

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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