Un-Wrinkle Nightsounds like a science project in a jar! It contains several peptides and claims to firm skin, improve its tone, minimize pores, reduce wrinkles, repair damage, and prompt collagen production. All of a sudden the price seems not so bad, until you realize that there isn’t any research proving that the multiple peptides in this moisturizer can reach any of the goals mentioned in the claims. Another disappointment is that the jar packaging won’t keep the retinol and antioxidants stable during use. And the “mega dose” of glycolic acid amounts to a mere dusting, not to mention that this product’s pH won’t permit exfoliation. As a moisturizer, this is suitable for normal to dry skin and it doesn’t contain fragrance. Otherwise, this is really pricey for what you get, and a letdown when you consider the jar packaging. By the way, the manner in which most of the peptides in this product are said to work is by interrupting the chemical pathways that occur beneath the skin and that allow us to make facial expressions—this isn’t possible. However, assuming these “100% active” peptides could do that, the results would be potentially frightening (as in you wouldn’t be able to smile, chew, or keep your eyes completely open).
Exclusive (patent pending) blend of eight powerful, 100% active ANTI-AGING PEPTIDES and NEUROPEPTIDES are combined with SYN-TACKS (new cutting-edge dual-peptide), a mega dose of retinol, glycolic acid, vitamins and skin moisturizers to create this cutting-edge nighttime wrinkle fighting moisturizer. Includes three neuropeptides, SYN-AKE at 4%, SNAP-8 at 10% and ARGIRELINE (hexapeptide) at 3% and five peptides, SYN-COLL at 3%, MATRIXYL 3000 (a dual peptide) at 3% and SYN-TACKS (a dual peptide) at 1% which helps boost collagen and increase skin firmness and tonicity. Designed to assist in cellular renewal, repair daily environmental damage, minimize pores, restore moisture and revitalize the skin while you sleep. Visibly reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines from the first application while helping to relax and diminish the appearance of facial expressions that may lead to crows feet, brow furrow wrinkling, laugh lines, frown lines, and other skin creases. Leaves skin looking soft, smooth and years younger.
Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Isocetyl Stearate, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Cetyl Alcohol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Propylene Glycol Stearate, Retinol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyloyl Hydroxythreonine, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-6 Diaminohydroxybutyrate, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Phospholipids, Allantoin, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Glycolic Acid, Arginine, Butylene Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Stearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, EDTA, Carbomer, Alcohol, Sodium Phytate, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
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.