What are the best Peter Thomas Roth products?
Peter started his brand to deal with his acne. It worked, but I’m not too impressed by his anti-acne range. Too many essentials oil that can irritate skin that’s already inflamed.
His anti-aging line is another matter entirely. From sunscreens to retinol serums, here you’ll find plenty of products to help you prevent sun damage, treat wrinkles and brighten your complexion. Here’s what’s worth the splurge:
Best For Sun Protection: Peter Thomas Roth Max Mineral Naked Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Lotion ($38.00)
Looking for a mineral sunscreen that doesn’t make you look like Caspar The Ghost? Peter Thomas Roth Max Mineral Naked Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Lotion is IT. More of a moisturizing cream than a lotion, it uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to provide excellent broad spectrum protection without irritating skin. It’s so gentle, even sensitive, rosacea-prone skin can use it! The tint is almost universal, blending in effortlessly with most skin tones. Only those on the far ends of the spectrum (very fair princesses and very dark damsels) are left out. It may be a tad too moisturising for oily skin, but everyone else will love it.
Best For Antiaging: Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM ($65.00)
One of the best retinol serums I’ve ever tried, Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM uses a whopping 1.5% retinol in a squalane base. Retinol fights wrinkles in 3 ways: it destroys free radicals before they can form them, speeds up the skin’s exfoliating process to smooth them out and boosts collagen production to keep skin firm. At this concentration, it can easily irritate skin, dry it out ad make it flake, too. The moisturizing squalane base counteracts the drying effects to an extent. Still, I recommend this only to women who have built up tolerance to retinol over the years. Start with a smaller concentration and work your way up here.
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Best For Wrinkle Prevention: Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum ($95.00)
Tired of Vitamin C serums that go bad after one month? Blame it on L-Ascorbic Acid (LAA). It’s the most powerful form of Vitamin C… and the faster to deteriorate. Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum ditched it in favour of its derivative Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (TA). TA is oil-soluble, meaning it penetrates skin better and faster than LAA. Once there, it boosts collagen and fights free radicals to keep wrinkles at bay. The best part? The serum also has ferulic acid and Vitamin E. These antioxidants are Vitamin C’s best friends, making it even more powerful and strong.
Best For The Eye Area: Peter Thomas Roth FirmX 360 Eye Renewal ($75.00)
If you’re a regular here, you know I don’t recommend eye cream. Your face moisturiser can do the job. But if you feel naked without one, Peter Thomas Roth FirmX 360 Eye Renewal is worth every cent. It uses a blend of film-formers and brightening agents to hide wrinkles and dark circles in the short term. The film formers tighten skin so crows’ feet look smaller while mica and titanium dioxide lighten the shadowed under eye area. These are temporary cosmetic tricks, but they work a charm. Plus, the eye cream is loaded with antioxidants and soothing agents that fight free radicals and inflammation, two of the main causes of aging. With regular use, it keeps wrinkles off your face.
Related: Do You Really Need Eye Cream?
Best Cleanser: Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser ($28.00)
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser cleanses skin while moisturizing with pure water vapor drawn from the clouds. Or so the brand says. In truth, it’s just a gentle foaming cleanser with hyaluronic acid to help skin retain enough moisture during the cleansing process. When you rinse it off, your skin is both clean and soft.
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