Peter Thomas Roth Mini Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
98 /100
Can work for:
  • Cleansing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Exfoliation
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Mini Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (ammonium lauryl sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine) and should be able to cleanse the skin gently. Still keep in mind that any cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Even though this formulation is mild, the following cleansing agents could trigger an irritation or allergy for some people: ammonium lauryl sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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What does the product description say?
"It effectively detoxifies the pores, emulsifies oil and improves skin texture as it gently sweeps away dead skin cells and impurities that can dull the complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
MEDIUM
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Increases cell turnover to diminish appearance of signs of ageing Sweeps away dead skin cells Exfoliates and clarifies the skin"
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen

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