Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel Review

Hello gals. 🙂

Hope all of you are doing fine! I am here to share another skincare purchase with you all, which proved to be a slight disappointment, that too from Peter Thomas Roth brand. Peter Thomas Roth is famous among teens and women. Especially among oily, combo, and acne prone skin beauties as his products target problem skin and imparts the benefits of anti-ageing ingredients as well. However, not all PTR products are a hit and this particular anti-ageing cleansing gel is one such disappointment, sadly. Let’s read on further to know more about Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel.

peter thomas roth anti ageing cleansing gel

peter thomas roth anti ageing cleansing gel

$35 for 8.5 Fl Oz (250 ml), excluding shipping and tax fee.

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peter thomas roth anti ageing cleansing gel


Oil-free, anti-wrinkle technology helps to rejuvenate, clarify and brighten with Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, extracts of Peach, White Oak Bark, Lemon, Lime, Linden, Grapefruit, and Arginine. Luxurious, anti-aging facial cleansing gel provides an exhilarating, peachy clean freshness to help produce a beautiful, fresh, youthful-looking complexion. An advanced deep pore resurfacing action increases cell turnover to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. Ideal for all skin types, including dry, sun damaged, normal, combination, oily and acne prone skin, except sensitive skin. Effectively detoxifies the pores, dissolves make-up, emulsifies oil and improves skin texture as it gently sweeps away dead skin cells and impurities that can dull the complexion. Glycolic and salicylic acids and brightening botanicals exfoliate and clarify the skin, leaving it ultra clean, refined and revitalized.

peter thomas roth anti ageing cleansing gel

My Experience with Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel:

Packaging: Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel comes in an ordinary transparent plastic bottle packaging with flip top cap and opening. It does have a nice peach smell, which is not bothering. Considering it’s plastic bulky bottle, I feel it might be unsuitable for travelling purpose.

peter thomas roth anti ageing cleansing gel

Well believe it or not my first disappointment started right after I read SLS in it’s formulation, which was a sudden shock; I didn’t manage to read the whole ingredient list before. Like any gal I was too fascinated with it’s tall claims and detail description of all it’s natural ingredients, with no suspicious eye towards ingredients. However, I managed to live with the truth. I found it does leave a silky film on my skin with every wash and it is too scary! Ever since I started using SLS and paraben free products I did realize what damage I may have been doing to my skin, body and hair with SLS products. Even if I was to ignore other aspects, our facial skin is first priority. I cannot ignore the fact that it does make a difference to use a SLS and paraben free product on your face!

peter thomas roth anti ageing cleansing gel

First time in my life I felt stretchy skin with minor white dry patches around my lip area and eye area. It was surprising, since I never developed these results with my previous Dr. Dennis Gross skin care cleanser, Dr. Jart or Boscia cleansing gel. I would not say it has any exfoliation effect, though it is infused with many exfoliating agents because I can notice the difference between physical-chemical exfoliation and simply dryness due to harsh soap; which rips off natural moisture off our skin. Okay I might ignore it as winters seem already drying for skin, but that oily film on skin post rinsing off cleanser is bothering to me. Though it does give that fresh soothing feel.


peter thomas roth anti ageing cleansing gel

I did felt that ever since I switched from previous cleansers to this PTR cleansing gel my skin felt more dry, demands frequent moisture and sudden increment in my laugh lines and crow feet kind lines around my eyes. However, it did help me with no break outs, but I am not sure how long. Though, I am more scared of premature ageing over break outs to be honest 😛 . Hence, I usually try it at bedtime followed with a rich night cream, which is working fine for me. However, I am still bothered about SLS in this cleanser and chances are that I may pass it on to my sister or someone who is fine with SLS and that slimy feel on their skin 😛 .

peter thomas roth anti ageing cleansing gel

Let’s sum up pros and cons.

Pros of Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel:

  • A gel based oil free cleanser ideal for all skin types.
  • It claims to combat premature ageing with it’s beneficial ingredients such as: glycolic acid, salicylic acid, peach sxtract, lemon extract etc….
  • It does help in controlling break outs and produces shine free skin.
  • Lathers well to get rich foam with few drops.

Cons of Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel:

  • It does contain SLS.
  • It leaves a thin sticky-oily film on my skin.
  • I feel very stretchy and dry skin post cleansing.
  • It accentuates dry areas of my facial skin and highlights fine lines and/or laugh lines.
  • I did experience dry flakes around my chin and nose right after one wash, which is certainly not exfoliation, but dryness.
  • It is serious skip for sensitive skin beauties.
  • It seem too pricey even with those beneficial ingredients, which seem good for nothing in this cleanser.

Would I recommend/repurchase Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel?

I am still confused what made them launch this SLS face product in the market after other beneficial and hit products. I don’t think I am getting it again and I won’t recommend it to you. But, if you are also tempted by it’s honey trap ingredients and description then you may go ahead.

IMBB Rating: For me it’s 2.5/5!

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