Peter Thomas Roth
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An effective Peter Thomas Roth acne wash with maximum-strength 2% Salicylic Acid that helps eliminate the breakout cycle while removing excess oil and makeup.
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Rated 3.97 out of 5 stars
So I have been using the PTR acne products for a little over a month now. I started with the acne starter kit that came with the face wash, complexion pads, spot and area treatment, the zit dots, and the acne clearing gel. I repurchased the face wash, pads, and spot and area treatment. So far My cystic acne is completely gone and haven't had one in about 3 weeks and when I start to maybe feel one coming the spot treatment kills it by the next few days before it pops up. I still have minor zits here and there but my complexion hasn't been this good in over a year. My scarring is disappearing zits are less frequent and cycstic acne completely gone. I can't tell you how greatful I am.
I have combo, semi-sensitive, acne-prone skin that gets pretty red and inflamed. Specifically, I am very prone to black heads. This cleanser looked like it would be good with the allantoin and pro vtamin B5. Although it was cleansing, it dried me out WAYY too much. It was very harsh, leaving my skin very irritated and with more, smaller, different breakouts than before. I had red bumps all over my face and nose area. These bumps turned into whiteheads that would never leave. It wasn't until I switched to a gentle vanicream cleanser that these bumps finally went down in size and redness. I'm sure this cleanser way work for some, but beware if you have sensitive skin.
alma from Los Angeles
I bought this product about a month ago. it was recommended by an Ulta employee when I went into the store to find a foundation to cover my blemishes. I am 26 years old and still get very painful red and ingrown acne around my chin. As well as constant blackheads. She recommended this product to treat my acne not just hide it which was what I was originally going in for. I've never heard of this brand so I was a little hesitant but didn't want to be rude and say no. Well here we are a month later, and my face has never been clearer. I've tried so many products in the past, expensive and cheap and none have worked like this one! Even my husband has commented on how much clearer my face looks! Will definitely keep on using!!
Gina from WA
I love this face wash. My skin actually feels moisturized after using it, and it definitely helps with exfoliation. I use this, then apply The Ordinary Niacinamide + Zinc and a prescription benzoyl peroxide. I let those dry for a couple minutes, then apply moisturizer. I have't had a break out in two months, and the leftover dark spots are beginning to disappear.
Carley from Utah
Omg!!!! I have dealt with severe acne growing up, I'm 27 now, it's supposed to be over right? WELL finally it is!! This wash is so delicate but powerful. I combine with my PMD facial device and have not had a single breakout in a year and a half!!!!! BUY THIS NOW
Megan from Chicago
This face wash has been my favorite for years! I have combo skin and hormonal acne. It's the only wash I have tried that keeps my breakouts at bay and doesn't dry out my skin. A little goes a long way so it lasts forever! Love it!
Andrea from mesa
it's the bomb!
Joancsam19 from San Diego
I've been looking for second cleanser to use. This was perfect to treat my acne. I'm noticing less breakouts too. Yay!
Amy from Chicago, IL
I was on the search for a face cleanser with 2% salicylic acid. The only cleansers that helped my skin type include 2% salicylic acid and were cream based. However, as with most products you fall in love with, they were discontinued. And it's been extremely hard to find a cream cleanser to fit my needs. I initially switched to Dermalogica Skim Clearing Cleanser and decided to give this PTR a go just to see how well it worked. I noticed many breakouts and drying of my skin when I used this for a couple of weeks. I switched back to my Dermalogica Skin Clearing Cleanser and my skin seems to be back on track. It blows my kind that an acne cleanser includes FRAGRANCE as one of the top ingredients.
MB from Florida
I use this at night and I wake up and my acne is flattened out and less red. This stuff is amazing and it lasts forever. Great for adult hormonal acne it helps keep my skin in check and clears me up when I have a bad breakout. Can't live without
ARIEL Q from Florida
I had acne when I was 12-16. It went away for the most part until I hit 27. Then my entire chin was covered with the deep hurtful kind. I tried tons of expensive brands and the only thing that helped a little was the cheap ones. Finally I asked if there was a brand for adult acne and was told to try Peter Thomas Roth. Within a week, all of the big and hurtful acne was gone and within two my skin never looked better. I did use the entire acne system, so I can't say it was just the wash. But after my face was clear I really only use the face wash, and the other sparingly.
Kara from San Francisco, CA
Thought I was taking a risk buying this product because there are more affordable things in the market to go for but so glad I did! It's only been a few days and I see a difference in an area on my upper back where I was breaking out. It's nearly gone! What I really love about it is that light grapefruit scent is very refreshing and doesn't give you that medicinal smell that you usually associate acne clearing products with.
Jules from Austin, Texas
I was really hesitant to buy this because it was so expensive. But, I've battled acne for a decade and tried everything from cheap drug store stuff all the way to prescriptions from dermatologists and nothing worked. A friend recommended that I try this line of products and I figured I had nothing to lose. I've been really happy with it so far. I have combination skin that breaks out like crazy and I've definitely noticed a reduction in acne and red spots in less than a week. I use it twice a day with a good moisturizer and that's it. It feels really gentle and smells pretty good compared to other options. I've used other products that work just as well for the same price though, which is why I'm only giving it four stars.
redtornot from Huron, Ohio
I had a mini bottle of this which lasted about two weeks. I used it in the morning before makeup and at night before bed. I'm 53 and still get some breakouts, but I've noticed since using this that the breakouts are definitely less severe since using this product. in some area it has actually cleared up completely, like on my upper cheeks. I didn't experience dryness at all like some people have experienced, but that may be due to my age. I'm going to purchase the full bottle because it has worked worked well me. I have a fair complexion with T zone problems with some slight problems on my cheeks for reference.
Mimimimim from Alaska
I'm 21 and a few months ago hit a super bad breakout, I'm not sure what caused it but it was so bad and I could not get anything to help. I tried everything. This face wash definitely helped a little, more than any other washes I tried (I tried alot) the bottle lasts forever because a little goes a long way. It smells a little weird and I would not suggest people with dry skin use it. I'm only giving it three stars because even though it calmed down my breakout a little it didn't stop it, I've been using this for about 6 weeks and I still have new pimples pop up all the time.
LG from FL
Bought this on a recommendation, I have fairly bad hormonal acne. I have combo skin, getting very oily in my t-zone and normal around the perimeter of my face. I have been using this for almost a week and my skin is FLAKING OFF it is so dry. I have been using the Origins Hello Calm mask and a thicker moisturizer to try and counter act it. I think it is too soon to comment on how it worked in my acne- but I definitely have new pimples since using this. Not to mention it does burn a bit, I suspect it is from how dry my face is. Will be returning this, and I am usually one to stick to a product to the end. So that is saying something.
Grace from Pooler GA
I use Peter Thomas Roth products everyday for my skin regimen. I really bought this for my boyfriend who has always had break outs and acne scars and in just one week his skin is so much more radiant and already clearing up! Even he is obsessed with this product and won't go to sleep until after he's used it
Love from Michigan
This product has 2% salicylic acid beware of this product due to the drying effect that it may have on your skin because it is high in salicylic acid I bought this product because I breakouts face wash for breakouts and then it also bought one from Neutrogena that was the Neutrogena hydration 4 in 1 multi cleanser the multi cleanser work but using it on and off gave me an extra drying effect with the salicylic acid products
Jaybee from Chicago
I tried the Dermalogica cleanser and didn't have much success clearing up my adult acne. So I was told to try this. I wish I could post a picture of my skin now. I have HUNDREDS of tiny pimple-like bumps ALL OVER my neck, chest and face, which is where I use this wash. I can't stress enough how much worse my skin is now!!! I'm not sure what to do to clear it up, but I can't imagine anything will be worse!!!
EV from Fort Myers, Florida
I clean my face with this product, morning and night. I use it to prevent acne breakouts, it doesn't over dry my face.
Caitlyn from Charleston
Sam from 85381
I am 42 years old and yes I still get acne. I had big pores and breakouts on my cheeks and chin. After using this product my face started getting better and better. After a month my pores were 75% smaller and I rarely have breakouts and when I do its 3 zits at the most. I recommend this product to everyone.
meg from ulta
i used this every night for the past month and my skin just broke out more. i recommend the tea tree oil cleanser from the body shop because there's less chemicals and it works so much better. this is so expensive for such a bad product.
wlk from Texas
This is a great face wash! Cleared up most my acne very well. It is drying but I just use a moisturizer as you should.. No problems with drying since i use a moisturizer each time after i wash my face.
Alexis, the Nurse from Mississippi
I have used this everyday to dry out my skin to get rid of my acne and it has really worked! I am not giving it 5 stars only because of how drying it is. I would recommend using a moisturizer with this product. I will definitely be repurchasing!
Ivy from Bradenton, FL
Recently I've been having terrible break outs and none of my everyday cleaners have been doing the trick, so I decided to give this one a try. After 2 uses my breakouts were gone but I was left with EXTREMELY DRY, TIGHT, FLAKY, RED, IRRITATED SKIN. It has been 3 days since I stopped using this product and my skin is still so dry that it is literally cracking. I would give anything to go back to having a couple breakouts than having skin that looks and feels like an alligator. I really think this product has permanently messed up my skin.
Pam from Texas
Great for adult breakouts!!!