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Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10 percent Hydrating Gel

What it is: A skin-refining, oil-free, hydrating gel. What it is formulated to do: Achieve the benefits of glycolic acid in a lightweight gel. This blend harnesses a patented, time-released form of glycolic acid for a beautiful, fresh, youthful-looking complexion. It supports natural cell turnover and helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging while reducing excess oiliness. The results are greater clarity, smoother-looking texture, and a revitalized look and feel. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know: Infusions of aloe vera and antioxidants nourish and protect the skin.
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Anyone else experienced this too?
I would read all of the reviews, but they are just too many.

Before I address my concern, I would like to say that my oily face has because bright and smooth. Men compliment me on how bright my face is and it's youthful appearance. For a hetero-man to point it out, in fact, he was the first person ever to point out that my face appeared brighter than usual, this product has to ge amazing!

I've been using this product for almost three months now. I noticed that the more time passes by, the more viscous and sticky the gel becomes. I only use it nightly because I don't have a sunscreen that works well on my skin yet to put on after the glycolic gel in case I wear it during the day. Sometimes I put on a moisturizer after the gel has dried, wait for the moisturizer to dry and then go to bed. Lately, I've noticed that the gel has become noticeably viscous and sticky. When I apply it, the gel doesn't seem to dry completely as it used when I first started using it. It's become difficult to apply the moisturizer after applying the gel because of the stickiness on my face. I feel like I'm rubbing it off when I put on moisturizer. I've also noticed that in the mornings, my face is SO shiny and oily it resembles some kind of plastic. It's ridiculous! I have oily skin, but this is ridiculous. My face has never waken up to such horrible shine and oil, not even when I've slept with makeup on (early adulthood).

Has anyone else experienced this?

I wonder if my gel became viscous because it's not in its original bottle? (My sister and I split it in half and she gave me the half in a different bottle and kept the original).

Anyone else out there with a super shiny face in the mornings?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
anaggs
(Miami, FL)
on Glycolic Acid 10 percent Hydrating Gel
4 answers
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answer 1
I think you have contaminated the product by taking it out of the original bottle (which is a pump and therefore very safe from bacteria) and now it's been exposed to air (with bacteria). It's supposed to make your skin be less oily so the fact that you're waking up with very oily skin suggests that the product is contaminated now and not working. I would bite the bullet and buy a bottle for yourself for your sole use. There's no point in applying the product if it's been compromised and now not working for you.
answered 1 year ago
finnegan
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 2
This product has aloe in it so it's not surprising it's getting sticky if you're storing it in a different container. Aloe is mostly water, which will evaporate when subjected to air, leaving behind the "gel" part that is sticky. The pump container this product comes in limits air contact with the product thus preventing evaporation.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
papertiger
(Vancouver, Canada)
answer 3
I have not experienced this problem, either - but I think it was likely caused by the container switch. It was made to be stored in the original container. Also, my dear, you need to use sunscreen even if you don't apply this in AM - it's still a very strong product for the skin, and you need protection.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
losangr
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
I have not experienced this problem.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
sunnygirl1982
(Atlanta, GA)
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Did anyone experience any purging?
I've been using this gel for almost 1 week and have to say I like it so far, it tightens my skin and it definitely does appear lighter, ie. old acne dark spots seem to disappear gradually, which is great! Even though I seem to be going through a hormonal change over the past couple of months and my acne got slightly worse before I started using this, now I get these small pimples which I didn't get before - mostly around my mouth and chin. I have to say in general my acne eased up a bit over the past week, except these small pimples. May be I have to give it more time to see the full benefit, but it would be great to get someone's feedback on this.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Sonne
(Coquitlam, BC)
on Glycolic Acid 10 percent Hydrating Gel
3 answers
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answer 1
There should never be a purge with ANY product. A good product will soothe your skin immediately. If your skin is breaking out, it is because it is irritated and this product is probably the cause if it is the only new one you are using.
answered 8 months ago
KeithJames
(Windham, New Hampshire)
answer 2
I have been using this for about 3 weeks, and I feel like I did experience some "purging" at the beginning, but now my skin has evened out and I haven't had a breakout in quite a long time. For me, that's really something!

I think you should hang in there for another week or so (provided your skin isn't too irritated) and see if your skin clears up. If not, you can always return it to the Sephora store. That's the best thing about buying at Sephora -- it's risk-free!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Ronda109
(Columbus, OH)
answer 3
Hi! I bet you are using a little too much, or your skin needs a mini break, so take a day off, and start back one day, and skip
one day, and start again, and skip a day...eventually you will figure out what seems to works best for you, but many people
will "break out" like that due to irritating your skin too much, thus the much needed break. Try a fragrance free night cream
on the days you dont use it as well. I suspect you
will see whats causing it just by trying these simple tips!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
laurelrose
(Salem, VA)
Question
Aging benefits over 62 years old
Seems like all the reviews are written by younger women. Although the product indicates it is for aging, is there anyone around my age group that has used the product. If so, what are the benefits you have noticed. Just trying to keep my skin looking as good as I can. Thank you for your answers.
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Florence, AL)
on Glycolic Acid 10 percent Hydrating Gel
3 answers
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answer 1
I am 62 with long hx of abusing my skin; smoking, no sun block, etc. I have been using this product for approx 3 wks and have noticed a huge difference. My skin is smoother, brighter, and the fine lines are disappearing. I use it every other night. I use a retinal product on the other nights. I moisturizer after a few minutes with both products.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
rrrbb
(Vallejo, CA)
answer 2
Retin-A is the ONLY proven product for reversing aging/sun damage. You are getting very little help with this product. Acid is NOT hydrating, but it will soften your skin a small percentage, but only temporarily. Look for "Retinyl" in your beauty products. This product is so expensive for the benefit you get, and a true acid facial is only performed by a Plastic Surgeon. If you continue using this you could have gotten a real acid facial for the price, which ranges from $300-$500 here, and a deep acid facial is a little more expensive, but worth it! Try to get Retin-A from a Dermatologist. The generic is not that expensive...
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
laurelrose
(Salem, VA)
answer 3
Yes, I am happy to answer your question. I just submitted a review of the product. 1st: I AM IN MY 50'S, have always studied skin care to know what I am putting on my face AND, I THINK THIS PRODUCT IS FANTASTIC. I got it a couple of weeks ago because it serves several benefits for your face. The Glycolic Acid helps retexture your skin and gives you a nice glow from the time you apply it until you wash your face again. The vitamins A, C and E along with Aloe Vera help moisturize your face and give it the necessary care we need to replenish our face with new collagen. Another good piece of information is that, it is priced reasonably. It is 2 oz. and with the way it's applied, it should last months.
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
greatskincare
(Lenexa, KS)
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How does this product compare/differ to the DDF Glycolic 10% Exfoliating Moisturizer?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
NurseSteph
(Hampton, Ga)
on Glycolic Acid 10 percent Hydrating Gel
2 answers
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answer 1
The DDF glycolic moisturizer caused me a lot of redness, peeling, and burning. PTR gel doesn't give me any of those ugly side effects.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
jenrollins
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
I prefer the PTR gel because I can pair it up with a moisturizer of my choosing. Also, I get more of the desired glycolic acid, my primary reason for the purchase.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
safesun
(pasadena, ca)
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This PTR or DDF's Glycolic 10% Exfoliating Oil Control Gel?
I have medium acne, especially on the forehead and clear on the cheeks with a few by the nose, blackheads on the nose, and a generally soft complexion. I've been using Differin for a year but it hasn't been working well lately. My moisturizer is similar to Clinique's Moisture Surge gel and apart from that and a few exfoliating scrubs every now and then, I don't use anything else. Would glycolic acid help with the acne, or would I be better off going with something with sulfur? (I've used salicylic acid before and it isn't very effective anymore; benzoyl peroxide is too harsh and I'm allergic to it anyways)

Thanks!
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
pinksoysauce
(Colorado)
on Glycolic Acid 10 percent Hydrating Gel
2 answers
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answer 1
I don't know how old you are, but now that I am 27, I find that what worked on my acne as a teen and early 20s doesn't really work for me anymore. I have been having the most success with glycolic acid products to reduce breakouts, smooth my skin, and gradually fade acne scars. I like the Peter Roth 10% gel, and the REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask. Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
sunnygirl1982
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
I would definitely give this product a try. I have occasional breakouts and have found that this product if used consistantly really helps to reduce this. It seems to keep my pores clear, which could also help with your blackheads.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Tbryson
(Gadsden, Al)
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what is the difference from the glycolic 10% hyrdrating gel and the glycolic 10% mosturizer?
It seems that both supposedly hydrate the skin while providing glycolic acid....which one is the better product?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(chicago, IL)
on Glycolic Acid 10 percent Hydrating Gel
2 answers
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answer 1
If you have dry skin, stick with the moisturizer, but if you have normal or combination, the gel is fine. If you want additional moisture, apply a lightweight lotion or cream on top. I have normal skin and do not apply a moisturizer after, but I do depending on the weather. But generally I do not need additional moisture.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
parker131
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
The mosturizer is much better for oily skin! The gel is too oily.
answered 4 years ago
glowen
(Santa Monica, CA)
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oil-free? i have acne prone skin, is this a good product for ance?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(San Diego,CA)
on Glycolic Acid 10 percent Hydrating Gel
2 answers
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answer 1
I've been using this gel and also the PTR 10% Glycolic Acid Moisturizer as an alternating night moisturizer/gel. So far I have to say that my acne got worse, I've also very oily skin which definitely got less oily, but breakouts all over my face have increased, especially around my mouth. I still give it another 2 weeks or so, just to be on the safe side as I'm hoping my skin is still purging. I have to say that the texture of my skin has improved (where I don't have breakouts) and it's more even. I will give a review of both products in about 1 month - hopefully a good one!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Sonne
(Coquitlam, BC)
answer 2
helps all skin types
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
capuccino
Question
Will this product help clear blackheads from my nose?
I am 21yr old male and for some reason have really really oily nose that I think is caused by blackheads, will this product help me?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
ukieguy
(Winnipeg, MB)
on Glycolic Acid 10 percent Hydrating Gel
2 answers
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answer 1
It seems to help my blackheads! Seems as though it increases cell turnover.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
noona
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 2
Yes it will do the trick! You may also want to try an oil control daily moisturizer that is non comodogenic. Also try oil absorbant sheets if you need extra :) good luck and remember not to over dry your face put as this will cause oil glands to work overtime. People with oily skin age slower so keep that in mind aswell!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
bethybtown
(Columbus Ohio)
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Better than the clearing gel?
I actually accidently bought the clearing gel thinking it was the glycolic acid gel. The acne clearing gel seems to be helping, but does this work better than the clearing gel? And how fast do you see acne clearing with this???
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
angeehem
(Riverside, CA)
on Glycolic Acid 10 percent Hydrating Gel
2 answers
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answer 1
The clearing gel contains a gross amount fo alcohol which is a huge skin irritant and will cause the pores to produce excess oil response. That is hardly what you would want in an acne fighting product. FAIL on this formulation. Next!
answered 8 months ago
KeithJames
(Windham, New Hampshire)
answer 2
this complements the cleaning gel
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
capuccino
Question
Can I use this with the PTR Complexion Pads?
I am using the PTR acne clearing gel, but this ones sounds like it will work just as great but will not be as drying. So I thought I would switch, but before I do, does anyone know if I can use this with the PTR Gentle Complexion Correction Pads?

Thanks! :)
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
angeehem
(Riverside, CA)
on Glycolic Acid 10 percent Hydrating Gel
2 answers
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answer 1
Hi there! I use these two products in combination, but it's a lot for anyone's skin to handle at the same time. I recommend that if you use the complexion pads, and are using the Glycolic Acid Gel twice a day, on the days when you are using the complexion pads, don't apply the gel (use a different moisturizer) and give your skin at least half a day to recover and rebalance. Otherwise you could end up with red, blotchy, unhappy skin (looks and feels like a mild chemical burn), which could exacerbate any skin issues you might have. Hope this helps, and good luck!!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
sdsurfergirl
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
In my experience combining this product with any other glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or product containing benzoyl peroxide can be too irritating and should be avoided.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Tbryson
(Gadsden, Al)
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