Peter Thomas Roth’s Anti Aging Cleansing Gel got a fair review, but not great.
With all the advancements and proven success of cleansing gels and the fact that the best cleansers are documenting anti aging treatment success, PeterThomasRoth’s anti aging cleanser was on the tops of our list to try and test. This cleanser appears to be the latest in facial cleanser, based upon the name at least, and we were hopeful it would have all of the results it claims to. The product seemed to have mixed reviews that we were able to see prior to using it, but it all seemed like it was a high quality cleansing gel.
Our initial response to this product was one of mild concern. The product seemed to dry out skin initially. Those of us with oily skin did not have as much of an issue as those of us with normal or dry skin. This was a bit concerning due to the fact that generally facial cleansing gels work with all skin types, but after a few days of applications all of our skin adapted to the cleanser and it seemed to be working fine, at least in that regard.
PeterThomasRoth seemed to have created an affordable priced cleansing gel that promised to deliver anti aging results. That is where our concern came up. Claiming to work on deep cell resurfacing and constant regeneration of skin cells, we expected the cleanser to take a bit of time to display anti aging results, but they just never came. It did not sooth skin or seem to have any sort of anti inflammatory properties, and there was no increased circulation of the skin either. This product did not test well in regards to the anti aging aspect of it, nor was it suitable for all skin types.
The initial dryness that we felt definitely passed so we are not going to put too much emphasis on that, however the sensitive skin types in our testing group found this product to be irritating to their skin. Now to PeterThomasRoth’s credit they did say it was not suitable for sensitive skin types, but how hard is it to make a balanced cleanser that can be used on all skin types? That was our first issue with this product, and the fact that it claims to sponsor cellular regeneration was our second issue. Your skin grows new skin cells for a multitude of reasons, including mild abrasion. This cleansing gel seemed to rely solely on that approach for skin cell growth. That is simply an outdated approach and despite this manufacturers use of a gel and its intention to combine anti aging qualities (both very forward thinking concepts) they chose to use an ancient method to do so. Overall, there are far better products to choose from, that are twice as mild on the skin. The price may be right on this one, but the cleanser is wrong.