Peter Thomas Roth

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

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Average Matte Lip Balm (Discontinued) Peter Thomas Roth Lip Balm Without Sunscreen  $12.00 0.25 fl. oz.
Good Un-Wrinkle Lip Balm SPF 15 (Discontinued) Peter Thomas Roth Lip Balm With Sunscreen  $15.00 0.48 fl. oz.
Poor Moisture Infusion Facial Bar Peter Thomas Roth Cleansers/Soaps  $15.00 6.00 bars
Poor Modern Classic Shave Cream Peter Thomas Roth Shaving Creams/Lotions/Gels  $18.00 7.00 fl. oz.
Poor Lips to Die For Pink Bombshell Lip Balm Peter Thomas Roth Lip Balm Without Sunscreen  $20.00 0.40 fl. oz.
Poor Conditioning Multi-Tasking After Shave Tonic (Discontinued) Peter Thomas Roth Toners  $20.00 8.00 fl. oz.
Average Un-Wrinkle Pink Ice Lip Balm (Discontinued) Peter Thomas Roth Lip Balm With Sunscreen  $22.00 0.40 fl. oz.
Best Lashes to Die For The Mascara Peter Thomas Roth Regular Mascara  $22.00
Poor Ultra-Lite Multi-Tasking After Shave Balm Peter Thomas Roth Moisturizer without Sunscreen  $24.00 3.40 fl. oz.
Best Ultra-Lite SPF 30 Oil-Free Sunscreen Peter Thomas Roth Sunscreens (including Kids)  $26.00 4.20 fl. oz.
Good Anti-Aging Defense Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Peter Thomas Roth SPF 50 and Higher Sunscreen  $26.00 0.50 fl. oz.
Poor Un-Wrinkle Volumizing Lip Treatment (Discontinued) Peter Thomas Roth Lip Plumpers  $28.00 0.15 fl. oz.
Good Natural Looking Self-Tanner (Discontinued) Peter Thomas Roth Self-Tanners  $28.00 5.30 fl. oz.
Poor Continuous Sunscreen Mist SPF 30 (Discontinued) Peter Thomas Roth SPF 30-49 Sunscreen  $28.00 6.00 fl. oz.
Average Un-Wrinkle Lip Peter Thomas Roth Lip Balm Without Sunscreen  $30.00 0.34 fl. oz.
Good Aloe-Cort Cream (Discontinued) Peter Thomas Roth Specialty Skin Care Products  $30.00 2.20 fl. oz.
Good Instant Mineral SPF 30 (Discontinued) Peter Thomas Roth Powder Sunscreen  $30.00 0.17 fl. oz.
Good Chamomile Cleansing Lotion with Natural Herbal Extract for All Skin Types Peter Thomas Roth Cleansers/Soaps  $32.00 8.50 fl. oz.
Average Aloe Tonic Mist Peter Thomas Roth Toners  $32.00 8.50 fl. oz.
Poor Instant FIRMx Eye Peter Thomas Roth Eye Moisturizers  $32.00 1.00 fl. oz.
Poor Acne Spot And Area Treatment Peter Thomas Roth Shine Control/Other  $32.00 1.00 fl. oz.
Average Glycolic Acid Clarifying Tonic (Discontinued) Peter Thomas Roth Toners  $32.00 8.50 fl. oz.
Average Conditioning Tonic (Discontinued) Peter Thomas Roth Toners  $32.00 8.50 fl. oz.
Poor Acne Buster Kit Peter Thomas Roth Specialty Skin Care Products  $35.00 5.00 piece system
Poor Instant FirmX Temporary Face Tightener (Discontinued) Peter Thomas Roth Serums  $35.00 1.70 fl. oz.
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