Rated 4.49 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Works quickly and effectively - game changer for me!
Preface: I believe my acne is almost entirely stress related. I'm in my mid-30s and live in the 'burbs.
Over the winter I started getting very bad acne on and below my jawline and onto my neck; something I had never experienced before. My skin care routine had not changed and I had not added any new products. It was embarrassing and painful. I went to the derm and got some medication which did nothing. I tried the PTR acne dots and had good luck with those so I thought I'd try these pads. I used them once at night after washing my face before bed. Talk about a quick fix! My skin started clearing up almost overnight. I ran out of the pads and didn't buy more since my skin was looking good and POOF the acne came back. After figuring out that the only change had been these pads, I ran to the store and bought more. Now my skin is clear again!
I have combo skin that can REALLY take abuse: scrubs, peels, masks, whatever. These do make my skin tingle during application in a "I'm getting irritated" way, but I let it dry and it quickly passes. I probably would not recommend these for someone with sensitive or dry skin, but since I don't have either, I can't say for sure. They smell like a medicated pad to me, but who cares? My skin cleared up!
Most Helpful Critical Review Extremely drying
i got this product to clear up the few blackheads and cystic pimple i had on my face, i had read great reviews about it, so i was optimistic. this product is a total fail. it dried me out, to the point my face was peeling and this was only after 3 days of once a day use.
i used the pads at night before i go to bed, it stings a little, but i am okay with it, because i feel like its working. when i woke up the next morning, my forehead had an oil slick to it, like someone rubbed crisco on it.
from my research,if a product over dries your skin, your skin compensates by producing more oils which would lead to breakouts.
i even used a moisturizer after to help with the drying. this product is not for me.
Reviewed by 228 customers My skin has never been better!
Katie from Maine
I have been using this product consistently for over 6 months and have noticed a significant improvement in my skins clarity and tone! I have less blemishes and my complexion is stunning! It is a little harsh when you first start using the pads, but ease into it and see all the wonderful benefits!
Chelsea from Lexington, KY
I am in my mid twenties and have combination skin that is prone to breakouts. This product helped clear up a recent breakout within 1 week of using each night without over drying my skin. This product is an easy step to add to your skin care routine after washing your face when struggling with acne prone skin. I will be continuing to use this product to help manage and reduce likelihood of future breakouts.
Maf123 from Lexington
Makes my pores disappear and I now get complimented on my skin every day. You'll see the difference in one use
Lisa from Waldorf, MD
I bought this for my daughter. She's been using it for a week and we can really see a difference.
veronica from lakewood, ca
i am absolutely amazed at how fast i saw improvement. i have the most oily skin anyone could ever imagine. and after ONE USE, i woke up with no shine!! i finally found something that helps with my oil and it made my acne go down so much. PLUS one huge pimple on my chin went away with just two uses. i was scared of the price but honestly so worth it. i hope they don't ever discontinue this product.
Canceled my Dermatologist
Lifetime Sufferer from Louisiana
I have literally tried everything. Acne so bad this year, actually called in sick to work bc it HURT to wear makeup. 6 month flare up. Saw a different in a couple of days. Cleans, smells good, some dryness at first, but gets better after about a week. Then no real Cons. Can't go without it! Canceled my dermatologist appt it worked so well.
Buy this every two months!!!
pajamabottoms from Colorado
I bought these pads for my sixteen year old son. We live in a very dry climate but he still gets normal teenage acne. These pads are great. They are easy to use and not messy, perfect for a teenage boy. His skin does not get too dried out like it does using traditional topical acne meds. I have to remind him how important it is to wear sunscreen when using this product, and because it works so well, he is willing to wear sunscreen now, too! Highly recommended, his skin is clear and bright.
Kayla from Illinois
I've spent so much money on acne products and NEVER have I seen results overnight-within 2 days. This clears up all of my pimples and even the really hurtful ones that are under the skin. I know these are pricey but they work WONDERS. I will definitely buy them again.
Made me breakout
lex from Sacramento, CA
This made my skin horrible. I used to have super clear skin and wanted to try these exfoliating pads for when i had breakouts now and then, but i immediately saw i had broken out all over my cheek. that had been the first time had ever gotten acne on my cheek. 6months later, i still have the acne and poor texture on my cheek and my pores are bigger than ever.
First product I've reordered
Very pale ginger from Bay Area, CA
I have horrible skin and can never find a product that gets rid of my acne without my skin scaling like a reptile. I got these in an acne cleanser set to try, and immediately ordered the full size version. My skin is clearer than it been in years and not dried out, and I've noticed my forehead lines shrinking. I use one right when I wake up and then after I clean off my makeup before bed.
TLight from Los Angeles, CA
These are excellent for exfoliation once or twice a week. I let it sit for 30 seconds and then rinse. You dont want to leave it on your skin. I have very sensitive and dry skin and I do very well with them, which is a rare occurrence for me, as I have trouble using so many products.
Burning & stinging
J from Carrollton
These smell really strong and burn my eyes and nose. They do a good job of getting rid of dirt & cleaning the skin but I don't notice pimples going away soon after using these. I also feel like this product has in a way burned my skin since my face is so red for the days following. I wouldn't repurchase this for the price point and the harshness of the product overall and am going to stick to the First Aid Beauty pads instead.
The best thing I have found for acne
Carrie D 8585 from Houston
I have recently started breaking out on my chin and I had been trying everything! When I started using these my face immediately started clearing up, because of the cost I try to not use these every day, but when I don't my breakouts return. So yes I know they are expensive, but nothing works as well as these pads!
Ashley from MN
used to have bad cystic acne and these really helped. got my sister using them and she also loves them. Does a great job at clearing the skin without irritation. Just a warning they have a strong scent that can be off putting and are very saturated. push through it the results are worth it.
Love this Product
CFS from Maryland
I am 56 and somehow still suffer from breakouts. This product has kept my skin clear. Love Peter Thomas Roth products.
Sisi from Georgia
So I started using PRE:EMPT SERIES Exfoliating Pore Refiner & the Peter Thomas Roth Max Correction Complexion Pads at the same time. They are both AMAZING.
I am 25 & have constantly battled with acne throughout my life, and these products help so much. My blackheads are diminishing and my skin looks brighter.
ADDED BENEFIT: These smell amazing!!! Subtle hint of peaches but not over the top. I will continue purchasing - even though they are pricey.
AMAZING! Works so fast!
Jess from Virginia Beach, VA
I started using this product after much research about Peter Roth products. I have very sensitive, oily and acne prone skin. I break out in random areas pretty consistently and always have acne scars even after a breakout has cleared! I started using this product about a month ago now and I have seen HUGE results so far! My acne scars are clearing and my tone is so even. It also has prevented any small breakouts that have been trying to make it to the surface. Totally changed my life and I highly recommend!
daisy from nyc
i was skeptical since i bought this on a whim and it was on sale — life changing it cleared all my whiteheads and blackheads.
I wanted to love it!
Tj from CA
It seems like this is giving me acne! I love all of the other products made by ptr so I thought I would try this and it's giving me cystic acne all over. So bad!
Give this a try!
Brenda from Chicago, IL
I'm 24 yrs old and recently started getting adult acne. I first discovered this product in the PTR acne kit and ended up buying the full size. It didn't magically clear up my acne, but it really helps control it. As soon as it dries, it reduces redness and inflammation. The only con for me is that it makes me produce a lot of oil when I have it on, which is typical when I use salicylic acid, but it doesn't seem to break me out further. Some people apparently don't like the smell, but I think it's pleasant, it smells more like lychee than peach to me.
Like some others have mentioned, cut your pads in half, these are not cheap! Half a pad is enough for me to cover my entire face, jawline, and chest. My forehead is my problem area so when I don't want to treat the whole face, I'll just use 1/4 of a pad just on the forehead and it's more than enough
Menopausal changes gone with these
Jojo from Wi
Omg you need to get these; I'm 57 and that change of life changed my skin. My face benefited from these on day one, love em
SamJ from Davenport Fl
Its workes right off the bat. After the third day I noticed a difference!
Girue from Beaverton, OR
Wow! I'm 38 and had at least some form of acne at all times. I was getting annoyed and trying product after product. I finally settled on these and the results exceeded my expectations. My skin is totally refined, glowing, and most importantly, CLEAR. No more acne anywhere. I'm shocked. I noticed a drastic improvement after 1 day. Makeup takes me half the time now thanks to clear smooth skin. My 13 year old daughter is totally clear now as well and getting compliments on her skin. We both use them once a day at night after cleansing and they are the only acne product we use. LOVE!
Abby from Canton, OH
Had a severe breakout from traveling and I went to the Ulta store begging for help. The girl working recommended these to me and I said what's to lose?! LOL Anyway, after three days I noticed almost all of my acne had cleared up. Recommend 100%!
Nov from Portland, OR
It keeps my fresh and clean. Also help with the fine lines.