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Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash

Peter Thomas Roth

Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash

Item #: 2076994 Size: 8.5 oz

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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.

Key Ingredients & Benefits:
  • 3% Glycolic Acid (AHA) - Helps exfoliate dead surface skin cells and stimulate cellular turnover.
  • Allantoin - Helps soothe and calm the skin.
  • Pro Vitamin B5 - Helps moisturize, nourish and clarify.
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.

Precautions: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Some mild dryness may occur in very sensitive or dry individuals, which is normal. Mild dryness may be reduced by using the product less frequently or alternating with a milder PTR facial wash. Not recommended for very sensitive skin, eczema, seborrhea, rosacea, or Retin-A users.

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.
Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycolic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Allantoin, Arginine, Methylparaben, Quaternium-15.

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Peter Thomas RothGlycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash
 
4.3

(based on 65 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (49)
  • Improves skin texture (43)
  • Not greasy (37)
  • Balances skin (30)
  • Gentle (23)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (16)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (5)
  • Irritates skin (5)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (29)
  • Combination skin (27)
  • Daily use (25)
  • Acne-prone skin (24)
  • All skin types (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (32), Budget shopper (26)

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5.0

Great Value

By Breazy

from Fairfield, Ca

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Combination Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash:

    A little goes a long way. Bottle will last for months. Skin is silky smooth and no allergic reaction and I have combination/sensitive skin.

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Amy

    from Palm Springs CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Doesn't Remove Makeup
    • Dries Out Skin
    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash:

    Works as described but pulls all moisture out of the skin.

     
    4.0

    Love it

    By Sassy

    from Palm Springs, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash:

    I love this product. It helped with my acne cleaning out my skin. I use it with the mini foreo sometimes daily if my skin needs it or 3 times a week. I do notice if I use it daily my skin dries. Also use moisturizer. I am on my second bottle. And this bottle last for more than a year. Also little product is enough a lil goes a long way.
    I don't have anything bad to say about it the dryness doesn't bother me because as long as you use it less days it won't dry you as much.

     
    5.0

    I use it regularly

    By Nate

    from Arkansas

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash:

      Daily

       
      5.0

      Repeat Purchase

      By Challenger74

      from Central Wisconsin

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash:

        I have been purchasing PTR cleansers for several years now as they have proven the best for my still oily and breakout prone skin. Cleanser cleans my skin without over drying and stripping.This also passes approval from my dermatologist!

         
        5.0

        Great Face Wash for Acne

        By msolson81

        from Hugo, MN

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

        • It can be a bit drying in the winter

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash:

        This is a great product that has helped improve the clarity of my skin. I alternate with a gentler cleanser during the winter months as it can dry skin out a bit with the cold weather.

         
        5.0

        I like this product very much.

        By Grace

        from San Diego

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash:

            This is a really good glycolic cleanser. Safe to use and does not cause irritation.

             
            4.0

            Truly WORKS!!

            By Spitfire512

            from Round Rock, Tx

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin

            Comments about Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash:

            This item was recommended by the skin therapist at Ulta. This is used to combat my body acne - which has cleared up immensely. I have used it here and there on my face, but discontinued due to dryness issues. No other issues.

             
            5.0

            Love it!! It's amazing!!

            By Lindsay

            from Galena

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash:

                I use this product daily!!

                 
                4.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Alissa RN

                from Central Texas

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Gentle
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash:

                  Great for daily use/combination skin, and balances skin.

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                  • Q:

                    I have very oily skin with blemishes. I often get acne. I am looking for a compatible moisturizer and something for scars please advise
                    Asked on 8/9/2016 by Bad skin from Las Vegas,nv

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      You may really like the 10% Glycolic Moisturizer or our AHA/BHA acne clearing gel which addresses both acne and scars. It is not a moisturizer but then you can use it in conjunction with a very lightweight and neutral moisturizer like Ultra Light Oil-Free Moisturizer.

                      Answered on 8/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Peter Thomas Roth
                  • Q:

                    Is there a specific regimen for usage recommended with this? Would you mind telling me what other products would be compatible? I have combo skin & blackheads which is what I've heard this glycolic acid is good for, but I didn't know what else to combine with it.
                    Asked on 4/15/2016 by Ashley from Ellijay, GA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Glycolic Acid 3% Facial wash is a great overall rejuvenating treatment cleanser for those who would like the exfoliating, anti-aging and skin-evening benefits of AHAs. It is appropriate for someone with combination skin. Depending on facial dryness, sensitivity and ingredient preference we can also recommend the Irish Moor Mud Purifying Cleanser, Anti-aging Cleansing Gel or 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid Wash (for acne-prone skin). As for treatment and moisturizer, you could benefit from Viz1000 Hydrating Serum, Pore Putty, Moor Mud Mask and Ultra-Light Oil-Free Moisturizer. We hope this helps! :-)

                      Answered on 5/18/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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