Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash

peter thomas roth glycolic acid facial wash

Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash

The Claims: 

Oil-free anti-aging cleanser with Glycolic Acid 3% (AHA), Pro Vitamin B5 and Allantoin to help soften and exfoliate the skin.A fabulous, oil-free, all-purpose anti-aging exfoliating cleanser containing a gentle form of Glycolic Acid. Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. Helps clarify the skin and smooth out rough texture.

Participants in a four week consumer efficacy study reported*: 

• 88% agreed they saw a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles • 88% agreed their skin felt exfoliated • 88% agreed their skin felt softer • 84% agreed their skin appeared clarified • 84% agreed their skin felt smoother • 76% agreed they saw a reduction in the appearance of signs of aging *A total of 25 female subjects, ranging in age from 35 to 65.

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How to Use: Combination, oily, and acne prone skin, use once or twice daily. Normal, dry, and sun damaged skin, use two to three times a week at first, increasing usage if well-tolerated. Apply a small amount of cleansing gel over moistened skin with the fingertips. Work into a rich, foamy lather and massage gently for one minute. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and gently pat dry. Follow with PTR treatment product, moisturizer, and/or sun protection. Not recommended for very sensitive skin, eczema, seborrhea, rosacea, or Retin-A® users. Precautions: Sunburn alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

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Ingredients: 3% Glycolic Acid (AHA): Helps exfoliate dead surface skin cells and support natural cellular turnover. Allantoin: Helps soothe and calm the skin. Pro Vitamin B5: Helps moisturize, nourish, and clarify. Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycolic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Allantoin, Arginine, Methylparaben, Quaternium-15.

Price: $38 Buy it on Amazon!

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How I use the cleanser:

I only use this cleanser at night because it has gylcolic acid in it which is sensitive to sunlight. At night I remove my makeup with a makeup wipe and Vaseline. Then I use a Biore cleanser with my Olay facial brushe to remove any remaining makeup. After that I apply the Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash to wet skin and I massage it in. I personally leave the cleanser on my skin for 3-5 minutes so the glycolic acid can really get into my skin. I then take my Olay Facial Brush and work up a lather on my face. Then I will rinse off my face with lukewarm water.

My thoughts:

I love this cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling clean and it is a great exfoliator. I have very textured skin and this is the only product that helps minimize my texture. Normally I would have to go get a facial to get rid of bumps on my face but this product helps minimize bumps. It has helped to even my skin tone and lighten dark spots. I swear (even though I’m only in my twenties) my skin looks more young and fresh! I feel like my skin looks healthier! This product is $38 it is a little pricey but it’s 8.5 fl oz so you get a decent amount of product and a little goes a long way. The packaging is so sleek and modern. I also really like the cap because you can squeeze out the amount of product you want so you won’t waste any product! The cleanser is for all skin types and it worked really well with my oily skin. It’s a gel consistency but foams when water is added to it. The cleanser creates a great lather when used with water and a facial brush. I have to say I truly love this cleanser. At night I use this cleanser and I follow up with Peter Thomas Roth serums and moisturizers and I wake up to bright smoother skin. Just remember to use a sunscreen when you are in the sun when using this product! All in all I love this cleanser and I highly recommend it! Buy it on Amazon!

Have you tried this cleanser? What are your thoughts on it?

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