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AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel

Peter Thomas Roth

AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel

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3.4 oz Item 2255581

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Oil-free, fragrance-free deep pore clearing gel, exclusively formulated to clear up whiteheads, acne blemishes and blackheads, refine pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Contains maximum strength Beta Hydroxy Acid (Salicylic Acid 2%) and potent Alpha Hydroxy Acid (Glycolic Acid Complex 10%) in an advanced formulation, creating a unique, clarifying, synergistic action to clear up acne blemishes, minimize pore size and eliminate the formation of new blackheads and blemishes.

Helps regulate healthy cell turnover and delivers anti-aging benefits that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Cleanse skin thoroughly before applying medication. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two to three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. If excessive dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day. For external use only.

Precautions: Avoid contact with eyes. If excessive skin irritation develops or increases, discontinue use and consult a doctor. Using other topical acne medications at the same time or immediately following the use of this product may increase dryness or irritation of the skin. If this occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor.

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.
Active: Salicylic Acid 2.00%. Inactive: Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat., Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Arginine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ammonium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

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Peter Thomas RothAHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel
 
4.4

(based on 59 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Effective (21)
  • Improves skin texture (16)
  • Not greasy (14)
  • Balances skin (12)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (7)
  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Bad smell (4)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (17)
  • Adult acne (16)
  • Moderate acne (15)
  • Combination skin (11)
  • Daily use (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (23), Budget shopper (18)

Reviewed by 59 customers

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5.0

This product is AMAZING

By Mariah

from Idaho

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Moderate Acne
    • Severe Acne

    Comments about Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel:

    I have struggled with acne my whole life and have tried just about everything out there including creams and medications from dermatologists! I can honestly tell you I have never seen the difference in my skin from any of those that I have seen with this product. Wow just WOW. Not only has my acne almost disappeared but it has lightened up my scarring as well and minimized my pores! This product is super lightweight and goes on amazing! I have combo oily/dry skin and this stuff doesn't make it oily nor dry just perfect. I use it day and night and it's not harsh at all! This product was a major game changer for me! I seriously praise the girl who showed this to me at ulta

     
    5.0

    I really hope you try this!

    By Jen

    from Monroe NY

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel:

      I have had bad acne my whole life and I just accepted acne was part of my life. I started using the acne set all together and a month later, I don't have acne!!! I still don't believe that it cleared up my acne! I am so thankful for this gel and the face wash! I think together they will clear up your acne!! It can dry out your skin if you use it twice a day like I do, but I use the cloud serum from this brand and I do not have any dry skin. I used to have terrible dry skin from all of the acne products I've used and the cloud rehydrated my face! Overall, all three products together you will have amazing skin!! You could always return it if not!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Better off with something else

      By Kiera

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel:

        This is a gel formula that you dispense into your hand and smooth over your face. I am no stranger to acids, and I had previously been layering Paula's Choice BHA 2% and The Ordinary Lactic 10% + HA in the morning. In strong contrast to this combo, I am seeing more sebaceous filaments in my T zone, I've had the occasional whitehead, and this doesn't seem to be doing anything for the texture of my skin. I only purchased this because the Ulta I went to didn't have the Unwrinkle pads in stock, and I was out of my Lactic Acid. The base of this formula is alcohol (and you can tell, the gel smells like rubbing alcohol), and though I don't find it particularly drying, it's not doing anything for my skin. I won't ever purchase this again, and it may have put me off the entire range to be honest. Terrible formulation.

        Other acids I would use instead: Tarte Tingle Exfoliating Treatment, Paula's Choice BHA, Paula's Choice AHA, The Ordinary Lactic 5/10%, Biologique Recherche P50 (1970 or the reformulated version), Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads.

         
        3.0

        I still breakout...

        By OLIVIA

        from Maryland

        Comments about Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel:

        I use the whole PTR regimen. I'm not sure if it's helping. I still get cystic acne on my chin (hormonal) I use the sulfur spot treatment and it only helps minimally. I don't think I'd recommend.

         
        5.0

        love it!

        By Mvds

        from Chicago

        Comments about Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel:

        I tried this product after Murad discontinued a similar product. Guess what. It works better than Murad. I get compliments on my skin all the time now.

         
        5.0

        Game Changer

        By AnnaS

        from Augusta,Ha

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel:

        I received this about 5 weeks ago and have used twice daily since. It cleared up an existing hormonal breakout and I didn't get another one this month. I've had to use an exfoliating cleanser bi weekly but my skin looks the best it has in years. I will never be without this product again.

         
        5.0

        Consistently works it's magic

        By Mimi

        from Texas

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne

          Comments about Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel:

          Have used this for several months and it has drastically reduced my breakouts. Doesn't dry my skin out. So easy to use. No chemical smell.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Holy Grail!!!

          By Janie

          from Oak Ridge, TN

          Comments about Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel:

          I have acne prone skin, and a couple months ago I had the worst cystic breakout of my life due to using a makeup that had oil in it. I had huge, painful cysts literally covering my lower chin and jawline. I tried so many products that would make little difference and I was starting to lose hope. I bought this in their acne starter kit, and figured it was worth a try. I wish I had found this sooner!!! It quickly cleared the remaining cysts I had and they have not been back! It is gentle enough to put over my whole face, and I have very sensitive skin. I love that it is fragrance free and oil free. When I start getting a cyst, this completely clears it in just a few days and it brings pimples to whiteheads quickly. It's even helping my red scarring. I still have some smaller breakouts, I think caused by my makeup, but this clears them quickly as well. And you only need a little bit, so it's a very affordable price for the size of the bottle. This is way more effective and gentle than the EpiDuo Forte I had been using! I'm so impressed with this product. I hope they never discontinue it!!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It works!

          By Cbard

          from Hattiesburg, MS

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel:

          I bought the cleanser and have been using it for only a few weeks and i can already tell a significant difference. It's definitely worth it.

           
          5.0

          Love this stuff.

          By Kim

          from Houston, Pa.

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Hydrates Skin
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne
            • Severe Acne

            Comments about Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel:

            I use this morning and night, it feels so good and clean.

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