Peter Thomas Roth
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An anti-aging and brightening Peter Thomas Roth moisturizer formulated with hydrolyzed collagen and THD ascorbate-a mega-potent, ultra-stable form of Vitamin C.
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Rated 3.44 out of 5 stars
I'm giving this PTR moisturizer 4 stars out of 5. Would I repurchase? Well, I'll have to use the whole jar to be sure, but probably not. I own and love many (probably too many) PTR products. I have the Potent C serum and spot corrector. I like both of them. They glide on well and absorb quickly. This product for me is harder to use. It is very thick and has very little "slip" which is a term I'm using to describe how well the product applies to the skin. It seems so thick that I find, every single time, that I have to use it with a face oil. I'll use a skincare spatula to get the moisturizer out of the jar, then I'll put several drops of facial oil (a Nyakio oil) on the moisturizer and rub my hands together to combine. That seems to be the only way I can get it to glide on more smoothly. If you have ever used PTR's Water Drench moisturizer, then you know how little you need to use and how well it glides on your skin. This product is like the polar opposite of the smooth, silky texture of Water Drench. Every single time I use this, I long for Water Drench. Now, as for brightening skin and fading sun damage, I'd say that it really does help. It is a very good product in terms of brightening and evening out skin tone. The smell isn't the best, but that is due to the Ferulic Acid in the product, so for me that is a non issue. The product does deliver results...I just wished that it was less thick. Overall, I'd recommend trying it for its reparative properties.
I used this product for a little over a month. I noticed a tingle and flush feeling but thought it may be one of those creams that cause a little irritation at first. By the end of the month I had broken blood vessels on my face, my face stayed severely red, almost maroon/purple. I'm new to having a skincare routine and everyone spoke highly of this brand. I will try another line maybe. But not this one. I returned to ulta and one of the girls working was so helpful and could tell how bad my skin had become. She gave me different things to try and we eventually found one that helped calm the redness. Ulta worked saved the day!
Gitana from Paeonian Springs
I don't understand why people complain of the smell, it smells like pumpkin spice! I love the smell. Smell doesn't last long but the product actually does last a long while on my skin. No irritation. I have not used it long enough to see a difference but I git this because I did the recommendation test and this one came out for both issues I have. My face does look plumper when I use this.
CJ22 from Wisconsin
Not sure if this works good or not because I could not get past the smell..smells like beef jerky.
Aguie from NC
I got that one because I really like the serum. The moisturizer is to thick and have to strong smell for mine taste. I does do the job but nothing wow to deal with the smell.
Nic Nova from Fingerlakes NY
I don't understand the bad smell reviews. It has a slight smell, in the orange direction but nothing offensive or strong. This is a heavy cream and goes on really easily…a little goes a long way. I've been using it as part of my normal routine at night and saw results in just three nights. I'm 38 with acne prone skin and needed something for dullness and dark spots without breaking me out. I loved the way this made my skin feel (plumped for sure!) and I wake up with a glow…after two weeks my friends were asking what I've been doing differently!
Amelia from WI
The smell dies down after about an hour.
I'm 26 and just started to develop shallow forehead lines. Three days/nights into using this cream: they're nearly gone. This stuff works. A little goes a long way, so it'll last a while.
Ehhh from Alabama
The smell is not horrible . It smells like ginger . It however did not absorb well.
Syd from Covington, LA
Day one of using and I cannot get past the smell. I'm so disappointed. This product may be great but the smell makes me sick.
April from Flint Mi
I loved how it made my face look after one use.. glowing and smooth, but cannot get past the smell. PR you need to reformat this one with a better smell!
Nanka from Philadelphia PA
It is absolutely perfect for very dry skin. Also works great on wrinkles.
none from Frisco, Tx
Every morning under my makeup
Ceruleanice35 from Texas
I go to the dermatologist regularly. I want to keep my skin looking young and fresh. The doctor told me I needed to start using a vitamin c moisturizer. She recommended a different brand but I love PTR products. So I bought this and wow!! I use a RX retinoid 3 times a week. The other days morning and evening after washing my face, neck chest, I use Mario Badescu facial spray( aloe and rose water) then I use Derm e vitamin c serum, and follow up with this PTR moisturizer. The combo works for my skin!!! I have combination skin, more dry than oily, and oily in the "T" zone. I don't have lots of sun damage, but I just turned 50. So age spots and loss of collagen are what I'm fighting along with wrinkles around my eyes and neck. I could see a difference almost immediately!! Wow!! I eat healthy and take supplements and vitamins, but this was amazing. My skin has such a youthful glow, my husband actually asked me what I had been doing!!! He didn't know what it was, but he said I looked even prettier than normal. As to the reviews that talk about smell. I'm super picky, this does have a medium strength orangish smell, not sure where people are getting hot dogs or bbq, haha. I definitely cannot smell once on my face after a few seconds. Even if it did smell like that to me the results would outweigh that for me!! So rare to have results this amazing, I feel like I went back in time to my younger self (-;
Kate from WV
I wanted to like this product, it does leave a glow on my skin. I just can't get over the super strong weird smell that lasts until I remove it.
Jen from So California
I just got this about two weeks ago. First off I bought it as a recommendation from Ulta. I read all the reviews on it and "the smell" everyone complained about but decided to try it anyways. Oh my. I haven't smelled or tasted in a month, but the first time I put this on my face, it smelled like super strong BBQ sauce... which is amazing on my food, maybe not so much on my face!! Smells usually don't bother me but this is TOO MUCH!!
As far as how it's working, I'm not seeing any difference in my skin yet, so as soon as it runs out or I can't stand the smell any longer, I plan to replace it. I had big hopes for this stuff too!
Gabulous from Virginia Beach, VA
I use after I put my serum on and it smells so awful and that is all you can smell for awhile. It lingers...
MERollered from Oregon
I was recommended this because I have dark spots. It does fine on my skin but I haven't been using it often because of the smell... it's horrid. I won't be buying this again.
AG from NYC
So far the product is working very well. The smell is very strong and has caused sensitivity in my eyes.
Yari from Miami
Makes my skin look amazing!
Tracy from Savannah,Ga
I put this on before I apply my makeup& I've only used it a few times. I'm not sure yet how effective it is, but the smell is awful. I will definitely keep wearing it, hopefully the results will overcompensate for the smell!
Percy from Albuquerque
I love how my hyperpigmentation has faded and I only been using this moisturizer for over 2 weeks. A little pricey but worth it !
Caitlin from Peachtree City, GA
I noticed a difference after one use. I've tried many products and this really made a noticeable difference to brighten my skin. It hydrates, brightens and evens out my skin tone...I was pleasantly surprised!
Mac 80 from Kansas City
Absolutely love this! Brightened my skin within a few days. I personally don't mind the smell others complained about. Smells like pumpkin pie (cloves)
I had glowing skin! Been trying to buy the larger size but sold out in stores.
Shelly from Frisco CO
Love everything about this moisturizer. Use it every morning
Mindisue from Northwest ohio
I just started a skin care routine and I've already noticed a different. It does tingle when you first out it on. The smell though. I never would have bought it if I had smelled it before hand. I will suffer through it bc it's working so well. I can only use it at night because the smell is so strong.
MK_Erick from Seattle Wa
The moisturizer itself works very well. My skin felt very healthy and smooth. The smell is another story. It literally smells like hot dogs and wearing a face mask all day just amplifies the smell.
jg from los angles,CA
it is more effective than any other vit C product (serum cream or otherwise) that i have ever tried and i've tried A LOT. i've had skin issues with the ordinary, sunday riley, paulas choice, drunk elephant, etc... low and high end vit C products - for whatever reason, in spite of the potency of this, it does not irritate my skin or make me break out and i swear it works overnight! i notice immediately when i stop using it. the smell doesn bother me at all - i don't get why people complain so much - all potent vit Cs have a natural smell to them... if they don't its usually bc there's barely any active useful vit C.