This sheer, tinted lip balm with holographic pink shimmer includes an in-part avobenzone sunscreen, which helps justify the “un-wrinkle” name. It has a slightly thick but smooth texture and a glossy, non-sticky finish that helps lips look younger by reflecting light (something most lip glosses do). This deserves a good rating for its sunscreen and comfortable wear, but falls short of earing our highest rating because it is packaged in a jar, which won’t keep the antioxidants and other intriguing ingredients it contains stable during use. In better packaging (such as an opaque squeeze tube) this lip balm with sunscreen would be tough to beat!
Available in irresistible pink shimmer, nude shimmer and berry shimmer. Perfect for anyone who wants to add high shine and a touch of shimmer to lips with anti-aging benefits.
Active: Octinoxate (7.5%), Avobenzone (2.0%)
Other: Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Petrolatum, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Microcrystalline Wax, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Disodium EDTA, Corn (Zea Mays) Starch, Water, Silica, Maltodextrin, Glycerin, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Fragrance
May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Red 6, Red 7 Lake, Red 21, Red 27, Red 28 Lake, Red 30, Red 33 Lake, Orange 5, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Blue 1 Lake
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.