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Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx™ Peeling Gel

What it is:A peeling gel that visibly rolls, lifts, and sweeps away dead skin cells when massaged onto skin. What it is formulated to do:Multiaction enzymes (pineapple, pomegranate, and keratinase) along with cellulose effectively peel and help uncover a smooth, fresh, new complexion without drying, irritating, or causing undue stress to skin. It removes impurities and decongests clogged pores for a youthful, radiant look. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:This product is for all skin types.
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Questions & Answers for Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx™ Peeling Gel

Question
Let it dry on skin?
Are you supposed to let this dry first before rubbing it? It doesn't say that on the tube (i have a sample size tube), so I can't tell if you rub this in while it's wet or let it dry on my face first.
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
amys
(columbia, md)
on FIRMx™ Peeling Gel
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I believe the label instructions say to apply gel to clean, dry skin. You then rub it around and then rinse off. I believe the label also says that you may leave it on for up to 3 or 5 minutes.
answered 6 months ago
katiegirl03
(Michigan)
answer 2
Use it on dry skin, otherwise it won't "stick" to your dead skin.
answered 6 months ago
FJax
(Richmond, Va)
answer 3
you don't need to let it dry - as soon as you apply it, use circular motions to begin the exfoliation process and you'll see the dead skin start to appear in small balls. Rinse thoroughly when you're done - I usually apply it right before a shower to make sure I rinse it off completely.
answered 9 months ago
lmendoz1
(Spring Grove, IL)
answer 4
Rub it in a circular motion to areas of face neck chin cheeks forehead until your skin stares peeling then move to another area. Leave on for 5 minutes to dry. Then wash off with water. I use a washcloth to remove any excess.
answered 11 months ago
workoutnani
(Summit NJ)
answer 5
dont let it drry just leave on 5 mins and wash off with warm cloth
answered 11 months ago
serfermom59
(ocean view, de)
answer 6
Don't let it sit, just rub it in. One of the reviews says it tells you to let it sit, but it just plain doesn't. Make sure your face is dry, use a generous amount and smooth all over face before massaging in (to ensure even coverage).
answered 1 year ago
Hillerious
(Ogden, Utah)
answer 7
No, you just rub it on your face and rinse.
answered 1 year ago
robby5313
(Fremont, NE)
answer 8
no - you apply and rub in a circular motion. once you are done with your entire face, rinse with water!
answered 1 year ago
daniellebev
(Lowell, MA)
answer 9
Hi, my name is Norma. To use the product apply it in a circular motion while wet. You can leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
joiful
(Middle River, Md)
answer 10
You want to rub it in right when you put the product on your face.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
carlss6
answer 11
Yes the product works best when dried on the skin first.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Does this work on body?
i have a lot of dead skin all over my body and was wondering if this would work all over my body, such as arms, legs,back and stomach. Will this product work?
asked 10 months ago
jass105
on FIRMx™ Peeling Gel
7 answers
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answer 1
Yes it works everywhere. I use on legs and arms - works great!
answered 5 months ago
cooliocanadian
(Houston, Tx)
answer 2
Yes - it works everywhere. Hands & feet, too!
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
DanieGenie
(Norwalk, CT)
answer 3
It does! But don't expect miracles if you are planning on using it on your elbows or feet. I used it on my chest and back and it worked beautifully. Give it a try!
answered 6 months ago
FJax
(Richmond, Va)
answer 4
It should, but that's a pretty expensive solution. Why don't you try a body scrub or a lotion with lactic acid?
answered 7 months ago
Olivvy
(Brookyn, NY)
answer 5
I would say yes if you can afford it. If I would use it on my face why stop there...money. However, on calluses of the feet, I would want something stronger first then use this as a final.
answered 7 months ago
DLEH
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
Just between us (and the world), I use this on my hands and arms for special occasions to exfoliate and leave them ultra silky-smooth. If you can afford it, then please use this miracle-worker anywhere you need to rid your skin of dead, dry patches and reveal the new cells underneath.
answered 9 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 7
It would definitely help!
answered 10 months ago
paulag
(Astoria, OR)
Question
What products should be used after the Firmx Peeling Gel
asked 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Charlotte, NC)
on FIRMx™ Peeling Gel
6 answers
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answer 1
I use the Peter Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel to clean after exfoliating, and it works miracles! I'm 18, so I use it for cleaning purposes, but I am sure the anti-aging part is good as well!
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
mikosam
(Des Moines, Iowa)
answer 2
I use a toner then moisturize immediately. After cleaning my palate so to speak, I want it to be soft & radiant.
answered 6 months ago
katiegirl03
(Michigan)
answer 3
If your question is about whether the Firmx peeling gel requires a follow up product, the answer is no.
That said, after exfoliating you should usually follow up with a humectant, either a moisturizing serum or a lotion, whatever you use frequently in your skin care regime.
answered 7 months ago
Olivvy
(Brookyn, NY)
answer 4
I use it in the morning, followed by a serum (Phloretin CF) mixed with a little moisturizer, then whatever sunscreen/makeup I use that day. Products sink in much better, and no flakes to catch foundation.
answered 9 months ago
kim10
(St. Thomas, Virgin Islands)
answer 5
Good question. This completely depends on your skin and how you are treating it. This is a Heaven-sent exfoliator. If you are plagued by acne, follow with your normal treatment plan but never forget to use moisture (Peter Thomas Roth has amazing moisturizers as well). You also want to add sunscreen to your regimen, even during the winter. If your goal is to keep lines and wrinkles at bay, experiement with one of their serums. Peter Thomas Roth is offering an EXCEPTIONAL five-product anniversary kit for a mere $35.00 which includes eye serum and brightening serum. One of those would work for you. Good luck!
answered 9 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 6
serum and or moisturizer - they will all work better when the dead skin cells are wiped away
answered 9 months ago
paulywalnuts
(New York, NY)
Question
How is this on acne-prone skin?
I have a tendency (more like a propensity) to break out in zits - mostly hormonal but totally annoying (I'm in my 40's so no spring chicken). How is this product when used on acne-prone skin? Healing or aggravating?
asked 6 months ago
speds
(Chicago, IL)
on FIRMx™ Peeling Gel
6 answers
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answer 1
My mother and I both use this product and love it. In terms of working well with acne prone skin, I will say my mother hasn't had a problem with it at all. She is in he 50s now and still breaks out often. Since using this product along with just better facial care, her breakouts have become less frequent. But in no way am I saying that I think this product treated her acne.. I just know it didn't upset her skin.
answered 2 weeks ago
mauzy
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
I also have oily , sensitive skin prone to acne. I have been using this in am after the nightly skin routine .This works very well if you use it only 2-3 times a week . if you tend to over use it , which is easy to do , since it cleans the skin so well , along with strong retinoids it might cause breakouts. But I found this to be one of the most effective yet gentle exfoliants and i have tried many. It is not grainy or irritating. i was breaking out by over using this product and using a strong retinoid antiaging serum and switched to a gentler serum and cut down to 3 times a week exfoliation and my skin cleared up and is glowing.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
obsess
(Ca ,Los Angeles)
answer 3
I have acne-prone skin that is also very sensitive, it doesn't irritate my skin at all. It actually helps with my acne scarring to fade a little too.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Rainbowplur93
(Aledo, Texas)
answer 4
Healing in the sense that it will help prevent future breakouts by clearing away dead skin cells, allowing your pores to 'breathe'. Any acne that is already present will just have to run it's course.
answered 6 months ago
katiegirl03
(Michigan)
answer 5
I don't think it hurts it. I wouldn't suggest using on open blemishes tho. If anything it will just help remove dead skin from healing spots that could possibly be flakey
answered 6 months ago
ginaaamarie
(New Jersey)
answer 6
I wouldn't say that I have acne prone skin, but I do get breakouts often (probably due to diet). Although I do not have acne prone skin, I do have very sensitive skin and I love this product! It doesn't burn, which I was expecting. It is a great enzyme peel that is gentle. Once you use this product your skin feels so great! I think that this would also help acne prone skin because it literally rolls away dead skin cells, which can lead to clogged pores.

I hope this helps!
answered 6 months ago
smademoiselle
(Houston, TX)
Question
Is this product a smooth exfoliant?
I previously use the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask because it was an effective smooth exfoliant (now discontinued). The new pumpkin-based product has sand-like granules. Is this product a good replacement for the PTR smooth enzyme mask?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Ellicott CIty, MD)
on FIRMx™ Peeling Gel
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes, and it is so gentle and I could tell a world of difference just after the first use.
answered 1 month ago
crale
answer 2
Yes! It's amazingly smooth. This product is NOT abrasive nor does it sting. It's a soft, creamy gel that you rub onto your face.
answered 6 months ago
katiegirl03
(Michigan)
answer 3
Yes. There are no scratchy granules in this product, the exfoliating is a chemical reaction (that makes it sound bad, but I like this stuff).
answered 1 year ago
Hillerious
(Ogden, Utah)
answer 4
This is a smooth exfoliant and does not have granules in it.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
carlss6
answer 5
This does not contain any granules. It's a smooth gel that creates little bunches as you rub it into your skin (which apparently is your dead skin). It isn't a "scrub" type exfoliant at all!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
moxiemaya
(New York, NY)
Question
Is it the product balling up or is it my dead skin?
asked 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Stephora1988
(Toronto Ontario)
on FIRMx™ Peeling Gel
5 answers
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answer 1
It is NOT the product. I tried it on the countertop and it wouldn't do the same thing. It only works on skin, so it is definitely something coming off your face.
answered 1 month ago
RikiTikiTallie
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 2
It is some product BUT also dead skin that the product is sweeping away. You can test by using without exfoliating before, then try after exfoliating. There is a difference in what you see falling from your face when rubbing.
answered 1 month ago
crale
answer 3
Its the dead skin
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
MHW21
(Meridian, Idaho)
answer 4
That is dead skin! The visible results are amazing!
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
sosnowto
(New Jersey)
answer 5
The enzymes in this product exfoliate; However there are cellulose fibers in this product which is what you rolling up on the skin.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
bostonbelle2
(Boston, MA)
Question
FirmX Peeling Gel vs. Amore Pacific Enzyme Peel?
I am trying to decide which one to purchase. Has anyone tried both? Are the results similar? I have tried the Amore Pacific and was quite amazed at how effective it was.
asked 1 year ago
JustH
(Brooklyn,NY)
on FIRMx™ Peeling Gel
4 answers
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answer 1
I have tried both .The PTR by far beats any other product. I also tried the dermalogica microexfoliant and Amorpacific , both around $60 .
I use this in the shower to clean my face although it instructs to use it on dry skin , both ways it removes the dead skin cells effectively and they just roll off , and you are left with clean glowing skin. The Amorepacific and dermalogica you probably can use daily . But the PTR gel 2-3 times a week or every other day. I love this product. It is gentle but very effective .
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
obsess
(Ca)
answer 2
I've given both adequate tries. Amore Pacific made my skin feel really soft and smooth for a few minutes then really dry. When I say a few minutes, I mean the few minutes it takes to dry your face and hands, walk to your bedroom, open drawer to get your serum and moisturizer. I'll never use it again.
The PTR Peeling Gel is quite good. It's very effective at removing dead skin, clearing and shrinking pores. It leaves my skin well hydrated.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
maybebaby
(East Coast)
answer 3
I have used both products and found that the PTR FirmX peeling gel works better for me. I use the Amore Pacific gel moisturizer and eye gel, both of which I love. For my dry and aging skin, I recommend the FirmX peeling gel.
answered 11 months ago
southerncharmer
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 4
I've tried both. They don't really work similarly at all in my experience, but they both leave the skin smooth after. The PeterThomasRoth has more of a novelty to it's use and works well. I tried out the AmorePacific more recently and I prefer the PeterThomasRoth.
answered 1 year ago
Hillerious
(Ogden, Utah)
Question
Can I use with a Retinol?
I am looking for a great peel to help reduce the size of my pores, acne and fine lines. However, I just started using a Retinol product at night and I am having a hard time finding peels without AHA/BHA--which I don't want to use with a Retinol. This looks like it has only natural ingredients, so it might be a good option--but I wanted to ask! Could I use this with a Retinol? Does anyone have any suggestions of peels that I can use before a nightly Retinol cream? Thank you!
asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
autumnb1
on FIRMx™ Peeling Gel
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'm not a health expert or anything like that, so my following comment is purely my opinion. I am on Retin A right now, and I use this product and have not seen any adverse effect. In fact, it sloughs off the dry, dead skin that Retin A caused. However, my skin is different from yours, so you probably want to do an allergy test on a small patch of skin first.
answered 1 month ago
BlissfulNamaste
(Florida)
answer 2
I use retinol and this really gets rid of the little flaky pieces of skin without irritating my skin like scrubs do.
answered 5 months ago
tcranemcd
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 3
Yes, you can use this with retinol, but not nightly. Only 1-3 times per week max. Start with once per week and see how your skin responds.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
DanieGenie
(Norwalk, CT)
Question
Difference between roth peeling gel & roth clinical peel
what is the difference..do I need both? I am 49 yrs old. thx
asked 1 year ago
daisyface
(Virginia Beach, Va)
on FIRMx™ Peeling Gel
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I absolutely LOVE FIRMx Peeling Gel; I compared it to the other product you asked about. It seems to be stronger, more of a preventative against aging and restoring radiance to dull or dry skin. FIRMx is an exfoliant which can be used by anyone.
answered 8 months ago
gigisd
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
The Firmx peel utilizes plant enzymes that are mild, so they are perfect for all sking types, even the most sensitive skin. The Clinical peel is a pumpkin enzyme peel, which is a little stronger and generally best suited for oily/combination to normal skin types.
answered 10 months ago
Summer2013
(Tampa, FL)
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