Editor’s Pick: Peter Thomas Roth Pro Strength Exfoliating Super Peel

by Charles Manning

What: A high-dose AHA/BHA, rinse-off peel that improves the look of smoothness and texture. Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, Peter Thomas Roth’s Exfoliating Super Peel also contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances and comes in recyclable packaging.

Who: Peter Thomas Roth launched his business in 1993 after struggling to find effective products in the market to treat his own skincare concerns. His initial focus was acne, but in time, he moved into the realms of anti-aging and sun-damage protection as well.

But skincare isn’t just a passion for Roth; it’s in his blood. During the 1800s and early 1900s, Roth’s family owned and operated two spa resorts in Hungary. When he launched his company, he started by working with the basic soothing and healing philosophies of the many muds and minerals found in Hungarian thermal springs. While still giving credit to old-school remedies, Peter now uses the latest innovative and effective ingredients to improve on the formulas blending old Hungarian philosophies with 21st century skin care technologies to create effective skin care that does what it promises to do.

Why: Roth’s new PRO Strength collection delivers expert-level results without a prescription. Each treatment is formulated with extra-strength ingredients to effectively address a specific skin concern. Whether you want to dramatically reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, smooth the look of uneven texture, or diminish the appearance of enlarged pores.

The Exfoliating Super Peel is particularly good for combatting dryness (a major concern as the seasons change) and uneven skin tone and texture. Phytic acid extreme 35% chemically exfoliates skin and helps to soften and smooth. GlyAcid 70 HP 14% is a glycolic acid complex that exfoliates to reveal younger, healthier-looking skin.
And salicylic acid 0.4% is a BHA (beta hydroxy acid) that loves oil, gobbling it all up and unclogging pores, thus reducing breakouts.

Where: Sephora

How (much): $88

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