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Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel

What it is: A luxurious, antiaging facial cleansing gel that provides an exhilarating, peachy clean freshness for a beautiful, more youthful-looking complexion. What it is formulated to do: Oil-free, anti-wrinkle technology helps to clarify and brighten with glycolic acid, salicylic acid, extracts of peach, white oak bark, lemon, lime, linden, grapefruit, and arginine. An advanced deep pore resurfacing action supports natural cell turnover to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. It helps to effectively detoxify the pores, dissolve makeup, emulsify oil, and improve skin texture as it gently sweeps away dead skin cells and impurities that can make the complexion appear dull. Ideal for all skin types except sensitive skin, including dry, sun damaged, normal, combination, oily, and acne prone skin, this gel produces an ultraclean, refined, and revitalized complexion. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Phthalates Research results: In a 4-week consumer efficacy study on 25 women: - 96% agreed their skin appeared brighter - 92% agreed they appeared more youthful - 88% agreed this product delivered antiaging benefits
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Questions & Answers for Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel

Question
What is the percentage of glycolic/salicylic acid?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
cassc1
(Winchester, VA)
on Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
9 answers
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answer 1
1%
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
dcshopgal
(Richmond, VA)
answer 2
It contains 1% Glycolic Acid (AHA) and 1% Salicylic Acid (BHA).
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
melissabt
answer 3
1% each.
answered 3 years ago
anthony111
(Paris)
answer 4
1% Glycolic Acid (AHA): Exfoliates surface dead skin cells and stimulates cellular turnover.
-1% Salicylic Acid (BHA): Helps to loosen sebum within the pores and prevents future breakouts
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
aomatoe
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
1% Glycolic and 1% Salicylic
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
jennholmes
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
1% Salicylic Acid
1% Glycolic Acid
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
downdilly
(Denver, CO)
answer 7
1% of both glycolic and salicyclic acid. Decent amount for everyday use.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
cmcurry0421
(Mpls,MN)
answer 8
1% per ingredient
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Bevloz
(Los Altos, CA)
answer 9
i think glycolic is 10%
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
PTRfan0305
(Clovis, CA)
Question
Can I use anti-aging cleansing gel even if I'm a retin A user?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(McAllen, TX.)
on Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
9 answers
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answer 1
When mixing skin products on sensitive skin, I too would be very cautious and consult my dermatologist. I think I would follow this more for anti-aging and anti-acne products.
I have very sensitive skin too and learned this the hard way.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
makeupjunkysue
(near Cleveland OH)
answer 2
Yes.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
prepskinb4makeup
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
Ask your doctor please.
answered 3 years ago
anthony111
(Paris)
answer 4
yes, I use retin a also and a lot of my skin care products are obagi...
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
bouldergirl
(Boulder CO)
answer 5
It advises that you don't use this product in combination with ret. A
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
topdesignergirl
answer 6
Ouch! I wouldn't advise using both(unless your skin is tough). Check with your doctor first. Retin-A should be doing the trick just fine. If not, see if you can get a stronger strength and stay with a gentle cleanser.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
charlottedp
answer 7
I would have to answer, a yes! I believe they would go well together. (I am a health sciences undergrad)
answered 4 years ago
janniegrl
(Los Gatos, CA)
answer 8
According to the product info, you shouldn't use it if you also use Retin-A.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Bevloz
(Los Altos, CA)
answer 9
This cleanser PTR's Anti-aging cleansing gel on the back says exactly that it is not recommended for very sensitive skin, eczema, seborrhea, rosacea, or Retin-A users. Here is my recommendation: If you wish to stay in this skin care line. Try the sensitive skin cleanser that PTR has at Sephora. I don't know what to tell you about other anti-aging cleansers but just do research and you'll find the right one for you. :)
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
kitty8986
(Kansas City, KS)
Question
Is it too harsh for my skin?
This product contains salicylic acid which is good for acne. But I do not have a problem with acne even thought I have some blemishes and zits occationally. I am 21 and I have a combination skin type. Would anti-aging chemicals be too harsh on my skin? I am debating between this product and DDF 5%glycolic acid cleanser. thanks
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Madison, WI)
on Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
9 answers
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answer 1
This product is wonderful. Besides you want to keep your face youthful looking as long as possible. This is also has a brightner and Glycolic Acid which in time those blemishes should become lighter, so long as you wear your SPF.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
cindy727
(San Jose, CA)
answer 2
5% Glycolic is way too harsh for daily use. It'll strip your skin and greatly increase your risk of sun damage. I have combo skin. I'd say PTR is ok for daily cleansing for mild acne. It might dry your skin out a little, though.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
aej234
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
Anti-aging cleansers are more preventative. As we age, our skin will stop exfoliating itself naturally, so we need all the help we can get. This is a clinical skincare line. You are fine to use this cleanser, but make sure not to remove your eye makeup with it because the eye area is so sensitive - also if it gets in your eyes, it will burn.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
prepskinb4makeup
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
I am 21 years old and I was kinda reluctant to try this product when the girl recommended it to me. My skin is acne prone and this product keeps those breakouts in check. The chemicals are not too harsh for my combination oily skin (during the summer) or my dry skin (during the winter).
I would definitely recommend this product and I swear my it. My skin feels so good with every use. A little bit goes a long way as well and a bottle lasts several months.
If anything I would go to your local Sephora store and ask for a sample that would last a few days so you could try it out before you commit.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
woahitsalyssa
(New York, NY)
answer 5
Dear 21 year old,,,, yes you can use this and bank alot od savings. You only need 1 drop to do the job I stress thsi because more will not give better results. This product will not irritate sensitive skin buts improves skin w/o any sort of oil or harness. remember just a drop will do your face.
don't use under your eyes or on lips... you most likely know that but just stating any way . If you don't get good results Sephora will gladly take back. I have had no problem w/ returns. save receipt I just throw mine under bathroom sink cab., just in case I ever need..
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
ontarget
(raleigh nc)
answer 6
cut this cleanser with liquid baby soap.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
wildechild
(fargo nd)
answer 7
The glycolic acid in these products is what will exfoliate and dry your skin. If u are sensitve skin, then any glycolic acid cleanser would probably be too harsh for u. The Glycolic acid can irritate your skin, make it red and burn if u are not used to it. The PTR only has 1% GA, the one your talkin about u said has 5% glycolic acid, so that would def prob be too harsh for your skin.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
belladioraddict
(Banner, KY)
answer 8
Not harsh at all . Rather the other product is too harsh. This one is quite gentle.
answered 3 years ago
anthony111
(Paris)
answer 9
1% salicylic acid isn't going to hurt a bit, and neither will the anti-aging chemicals in this! i'm your age and i use this cleanser too. it's the best thing i've ever purchased! makes your skin practically flawless. be sure to use a good moisturizer with it so your skin doesn't get too dry.
answered 3 years ago
ky619
(OK)
Question
Use around eyes?
I've never used AHA/BHS products to remove eye make-up, but I notice a few reviewers said it removes ALL traces of make-up. Is it safe for the entire face?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
nurcee
(Portsmouth)
on Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
9 answers
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answer 1
I used it on my entire face and it's lovely. It does remove waterproof eye makeup beautifully, and all other impurities. But it doesn't dry out my skin at all.
answered 11 months ago
NicknameOfaGirl
(Virginia)
answer 2
I agree, I would not recommend using this product on your eyes. It contains Glycolic and Salicylic acid, which will be too harsh on the eye area.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
melissabt
answer 3
I take off my eye make up with a eye make up remover first and then wash my face. I try not to rub the eye area with this wash as the eye area is more sensitive. I follow up with a eye moisterizer after. Remember salicylic Acid removes oils from you face.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
cindy727
(San Jose, CA)
answer 4
The directions say "for external use only" and it also contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which burns some people when it gets into their eyes (you'll know how it feels if you've ever gotten body wash in your eye). This is a face wash, not an eye wash. AHA is Alpha Hydroxy ACID (i.e. not something that's ever recommended for the eye area). I generally keep the foam away from my eye region, and close my eyes when I rinse. Stick to something specifically formulated for eye makeup. Unless you like the burn...?
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
aej234
(Washington, DC)
answer 5
Avoid the eyes, the active ingredients will burn!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
prepskinb4makeup
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
I have used it to remove all my makeup, including my eye makeup, without any problems
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mimasmakeup
(Swanton, OH)
answer 7
No. The product details explicitly say it is not for use around the eyes.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
carolynnyc
(New York, NY)
answer 8
I use this for my entire face and neck and sometimes my chest when I break out. It leaves absolutely no trace of makeup and I use red eyeshadow which stains eyelids. But this cleanser does wonders
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
kimxzombie
(Anaheim, CA)
answer 9
Hello Nurcee,

I would use an eye make up remover and avoid the eye area when using the product. I hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Okay to use with Clarisonic?
I just purchased the Clarisonic Mia, and I'm wondering if anyone has used this gel with a Clarisonic and if their results were positive or if it is just too much exfoliation with the AHA's and BHA's? Thank you!
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
lovemyne22
(Ohio)
on Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
9 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I use with my clairsonic, in fact it came in my kit! Love it!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
dcshopgal
(Richmond, VA)
answer 2
Yes! This is perfect to use with your Clarisonic. It has a low amount of foam and will gently exfoliate your skin.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
melissabt
answer 3
This product also has it's own exfoliator and it's great.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
jo1201
(CT)
answer 4
Am using with my Clarisonic and it works great!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
virginiagal1
(Roanoke, VA)
answer 5
I used this with my clarisonic and after a week my skin was raw, cracked, and breaking out like crazy. Either too much exfoliation or just a bad product. I love my clarisonic but I returned this cleanser.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
becca9317
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
I use this cleanser with my Mia. I use a ponds cloth to wipe off my makeup before, just because I don't want to get the brush covered with make-up. I don't recommend using the Mia every night because I feel like there can be a little to much exfoliating. But overall, I think this is a great cleanser to use with Mia.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
kittygoesmeow
(Denver, Colorado)
answer 7
I use my Clarisonic with this cleanser and have no problems. Just the opposite - it's an added benefit!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
heymaggiemay
(Millstadt, IL)
answer 8
YES! perfect with the clarisonic.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
prepskinb4makeup
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 9
I have a clarisonic and I always use PTR cleansing gel with my clarisonic cleanser, it leaves no trace of makeup and doesnt leave my skin dry or oily :)
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
kimxzombie
(Anaheim, CA)
Question
Does it remove makeup?
I want an all-purpose cleanser (makeup, anti-aging, etc.) and want to know if this fits that bill.
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Sobes
(Boston, MA)
on Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
8 answers
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answer 1
YES! it's a lovely all purpose cleanser that does everything without drying out your skin. It takes off my waterproof eye make up well.
answered 11 months ago
NicknameOfaGirl
(Virginia)
answer 2
It does gently remove make up. Apply it to a dry face, let it emulsify and then add warm water and then rinse!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
melissabt
answer 3
It does a great job of removing make-up as well. Skin is thoroughly cleansed.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Houston, Texas)
answer 4
It does a fabulous job of removing make-up. I would recommend using a separate eye make-up remover but maybe that's just me.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
downdilly
(Denver, CO)
answer 5
Not on it's own but it is fabulous
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
2sweetgirls
(LaCrosse, WI)
answer 6
I don't use water proof eye products, but it takes everything else off well. LOVE this stuff!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
bmorehon
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 7
This gel definitely removes my makeup. However, I still use a separate eye makeup remover before washing my face with this gel to ensure that everything comes off.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
beautyjunkie1
(Oklahoma)
answer 8
Removes makeup really well, but you'll need to use something else for eye makeup.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
ItsAmy
(New York, NY)
Question
Is this cleanser too strong for me?
I got a sample of this and used it for about 2 weeks and it works great!
This cleanser reduced my blemishes and smelled really good too. I went to purchase the full size and was told that this cleanser is too strong for me because it's an anti-aging cleanser. I'm 14, almost 15. Is this cleanser okay for me to use?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
queendaisy
(New york)
on Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, I am 21 also and don't have acne prone skin, it was too much for my skin.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
EroticStove
(Colton, California)
answer 2
No. You don't need this . Use something for your age. You need to be at least 40 to need this one.
answered 3 years ago
anthony111
(Paris)
answer 3
Due to your age, I would suggest using the PTR cleanser without the antiaging ingredients.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mrsmcewen
(Birmingham, Michigan)
answer 4
I too am 14, and i began using this, and my skin suffered a SEVERE reaction, it was like a sunburn on my face, in the middle of winter, it was red, blotchy, and peeled. NOT TO MENTION ITCHY. this is deffinatly not for 14 year olds.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
rebeccadee
(Ottawa, CAN)
answer 5
Make sure to use sunscreen daily. I experience no redness or peeling; it seems to exfoliate gently enough without excessive drying in my case.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
carlylegirl
(miami beach, FL)
answer 6
No, the same ingredients used for anti-aging are also used to fight acne. This product is GREAT in fighting acne at ANY age!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
julz888
(Miami, FL)
answer 7
I would think it's safe to use but you should check with a dermatologist to be sure.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
madgeav
(Apple Valley, MN)
answer 8
If it works for you and you didn't notice any harshness then you should continue. It's a miracle product. Sometimes people lean too heavily on labeled terms when they give beauty advice (for example, even though this is "anti-aging" and may seem inapproporiate for your age group, it has half the salicylic acid as anti-acne products). As with most things in life, do what works.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
jennholmes
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Can i use this cleansing gel with the Clarisonic?
I'm wondering if it's gental enough to use with my Clarisonic since i have a dry-combination skin? I use my Clarisonic 5 times a week.
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
sodarath
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
8 answers
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answer 1
I've used this product for over 3 years and after 1 year purchased the Clarisonic which i love. I noticed though that bc of the glycolic acid in the face wash it infused in my skin more effectively but dried it out. I no longer use my ultrasonic with my cleanser only hands and my face is completely clear and healthy
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
brhinehart205
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
I use it every night with my clarisonic. I have combination skin, including some dry areas. It does not irritate and because it exfoliates try drier areas are being normalized. Give it a try.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
bffsadoodle
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I use this with my clarisonic, but I only use my clarisonic twice a week as my skin is combo and not oily. However using this with the clarisonic helps keep the pores in my T zone clean and they appear smaller.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
katsatx
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 4
I think you can use this product itself without using any other cleanser. This cleanser is pretty strong. I've combination skin and after using this product, my skin became really dry that I've to use strong cream moisturizer "NUDE".
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
SimpleGuru
(Los Altos, CA)
answer 5
Yes, you can. In fact, my bottle of cleanser came with my Clarisonic Plus.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
dcshopgal
(Richmond, VA)
answer 6
Personally, I would try using it with the Clarisonic maybe twice a week and see how your skin feels. If it doesn't feel too dry, up your usage. When I first started using, my skin felt tighter and I used nightly moisturizer. Also, I've noticed that I need to use just a very small amount of soap at all. Hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
CieraT
(Central Coast, CA)
answer 7
I use this gel with my Clarisonic Mia and it works well...just stick to a 1-2 minute time limit. The gel does not foam as much as you'd expect but the results are good!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
fullfigurelove
answer 8
I would be very careful using this every day with your Clarisonic, especially if you have dry/combination skin. My combination skin is starting to get very dry with the winter season, so I'm starting to alternate from this to another, more gentler cleanser. If you're more on the dry side, I would suggest alternating this cleanser with another, especially since the Clarisonic enhances the product's results.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
lambchop13
(Overland Park, KS)
Question
Would this product be suitable to use if I have a mild case of roseaca?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Lansing, MI)
on Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have very red cheeks, not sure if it's rosacea, but I flame up easily, and this cleanser is amazing. Give it a shot, if it doesn't work you can always take it back!
answered 11 months ago
NicknameOfaGirl
(Virginia)
answer 2
I just grabbed my bottle out of the cabinet; it says "not recommended for very sensitive skin, eczema, seborrhea, rosacea, or Retin-A users."
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
alohakev
(Ewa Beach, HI)
answer 3
I can't speak for rosaciea, but my teenager has started using it and it cleared up her excema bumps from her cheeks that she has had since infancy.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
motherto2
(Bakersfield, CA)
answer 4
I have had problem's with rosacea in the past but have managed to build tolerance by slowing introducing product to my skin. For example, I had/have been using Clarisonic with the Sensitive Brush. Then I switched my cleanser to Philosophy. Then after using those for awhile I was able to upgrade my cleanser to the PTR Anti-Aging Cleanser. Even with PTR, I had to gradually build tolerance and now I'm fine.

Long story short, I'd definitely see a dermatologist and then slowly work your way through products up to this one. If you still want to try this out (Sephora has a fabulous return policy) then I recommend trying it once or twice a week and then very gradually up your frequency. DO NOT start by using it every day.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
downdilly
(Denver, CO)
answer 5
I've never been diagnosed with roseac but have extremely red skin and have no problem with this face wash.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
2sweetgirls
(LaCrosse, WI)
answer 6
According to the product info, you should not use this if you have rosacea.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Bevloz
(Los Altos, CA)
answer 7
yes
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
pamela10
(Lancaster, PA)
Question
Too drying for mature skin?
I want to try this because it says anti aging but im afraid it will my skin feeling dry and tight. Should I try it anyway?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
lipstickjunky
(Barrington, IL)
on Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
We suggest visiting your local Sephora Store and asking a Cast Member for a sample!
answered 7 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
it made my skin burn, and i was using the night moisture cream in this line AND the day moisturizer. I dont know how it will work for you, my skin is a little sensitive, and it burned, every single time i tried to use it. so i quit.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
cloddy
(wray, colorado)
answer 3
No, I would NOT recommend that you try this face wash. I strongly believe PTR's Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel will be exceedingly drying to mature skin. I am not even in my thirties and I have oily/combination skin. I was looking for a face wash which would be deep cleansing as well as one which would help speed up cell turn over (via glycolic acid). However, this face wash proved to be IMMENSELY drying on my skin and even caused cystic breakouts before a week was up! I would never recommend this face wash to anyone--least of all to those with mature, sensitive, and/or dry skin.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
areviewer
(LA)
answer 4
I'm 63 with dry skin and I love it. Try the buffing beads too.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jcbaustin
(Austin, TX)
answer 5
I have combination skin and this did not dry my skin out at all. I just pair it will an oil free mosturizer and it is perfect! Love this product it leaves skin feeling clean and soft!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
topdesignergirl
answer 6
This product does make my face feel slightly tighter but not too much-just enough to feel like the anti-aging is working. It also leaves my face feeling a tiny bit dry, but nothing that a drop of moisturizer won't fix! If you have a Sephora near by, you may want to ask them for a sample. They gave me a sample and it lasted several days giving me enough time to decide if I really liked it or not. Hope this helps!!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Emsta
(OKC)
answer 7
Give it a try! If not the full size, get a sample or try the anti-aging pack. I don't think it's drying or irritating.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
pharmist
(Springfield, MO)
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