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To avoid shiny forehead syndrome, follow up with Peter Thomas Roth’s Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel.

PETER THOMAS ROTH

Birchbox Breakdown

Wrinkles may be a sign of wisdom, but we say you should show off your smarts in a different way—by investing in an effective anti-aging cleanser. Peter Thomas Roth’s formula includes mild exfoliating acids that help clarify skin, detox pores, and reduce fine lines. You’ll have a squeaky clean complexion that looks fresh and youthful.

How it Works

This gel-based cleanser uses glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and brightening botanicals to gently exfoliate your skin and increase cell turnover. Oh, and it gets rid of oil and dirt too.

How to Use

Apply a coin-sized dollop of gel onto damp skin, and work into a foamy lather with your fingertips. Massage gently into your skin for one minute, rinse with lukewarm water, and pat dry. Use daily or as needed.

Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Propylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid), Glycolic Acid/Arginine, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Quercus Alba (White Oak Bark) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Allantoin, Methylparaben, Quaternium-15, Red #40, Yellow #5, Fragrance.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Great face wash
Purchased

I was wanting something for every day, in between my regular scrubs, and wanting to be proactive against the oncoming aging of my skin. I have normal skin, and when I got the bottle, I was worried, because it recommended to only use a few times a week. I'm happy to say my skin has responded wonderfully and I'm able to use this daily without any skin problems. It smells lovely and you really only need a small amount to get a generous lather going for you face. Love it!

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Great Cleanser

I first used this product while working for a spa. What i noticed right away about it was that i had a masculine packaging and scent. Once used, it did a great job of cleansing the skin and exfoliating but without leaving your skin feeling so dry.

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Great - love it!
Purchased

I really needed a product with both glycol and salicylic acid and this fits the bill. I am really glad I purchased this product - and super convenient to be able to purchase it through Birchbox!

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Amazing facewash!
Purchased

I have always been a fan of Peter Thomas Roth and once again fell in love with this face-wash. I love the smell and it leaves my face feeling super clean and refreshed. I just bought this product and I am already noticing a difference in my skin. You also get a-lot of product for your money and I know this bottle will last me a long time. If you are debating whether or not to get this, do! You won't regret it.

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Favorite face wash

This wash is great for my oily skin, doesn't dry out my skin too much, and I skin feels clean and refreshed. This is my favorite face wash.

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Great for Multiple Skin Needs!

I bought this product to reduce the appearance of my shallow acne scars and to tighten my pores: It did both and more. Not only are my pores much tighter and smaller in appearance, my skin is resurfaced and the scars are much lighter. It's also helped to reduce some spot acne and some fine lines around my eyes. The smell isn't too overwhelming, and the lather is nice! Though it does make your skin feel tighter, it's not drying. A great product for multiple skin needs!

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don't use daily
Purchased

I bought this face wash to use for anti-aging purposes. When I first got it, I used it daily. My skin became very dry and itchy so I backed off of it for a few days. Now I use it 2-3 times a week and it's perfect.

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PETER THOMAS ROTH Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
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Absolutely LOVE this facial wash. My husband and I both use it. I have a tenancy toward acne and aging, his toward ingrown hair and acne, but this facial wash has worked WONDERS for us both. It has caused some dryness at times, but adding a little coconut oil to my regular moisturizer does the trick!

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This is fantastic!
Purchased

Got this as a sample with a gift I received. The scent is nice and mild and the kicker is that it takes care of all of my concerns! Anti-aging and salicylic acid to help my breakouts, I am SOLD! I am really in love with Peter Thomas Roth products!

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so far, so good

I've only had this product for a few days, but it seems to be working great. Leaves your skin tight and smooth.

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