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Got some extra trouble spots? Give them a once-over with PETER THOMAS ROTH’s Gentle Complexion Correction Pads.

PETER THOMAS ROTH

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Intelligent grooming products know how to solve one problem without creating another. PETER THOMAS ROTH’s Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% Acne Wash is full of ingredients to clear away blemishes, without any of the harsh additives that could cause additional irritation and breakouts. Effective without being drying, it’s formulated without dyes, fragrances, or oils.

How it Works

Powered by salicylic acid, this gentle wash rids pores of excess sebum and bacteria. With repeated use, you’ll have clearer, smoother skin.

How to Use

Squeeze a nickel-sized amount of product into your hand and massage into your damp face. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Start by using once a day to see how your skin reacts, then increase to twice daily.

Salicylic Acid, Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Cocomidopropyl Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Allantonin, Methylparaben, Quaternium-15.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

dries out your face
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which is what it is supposed to do yet i broke out just as much if not more. I used a good cream after each wash and still broke out. I'll try using every other day instead but it's not looking good. This is a huge bottle so I'd like to give it a shot before wasting

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I absolutely love this!!
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After reading all the raving reviews about this product, I decided to order and try it! I can't tell you enough how much I love it - I've been using it for a couple of days and already I see the difference. I've been breaking out more now as an adult than ever when I was a teen. I'm using this along with their cleaning pads! I'm completely satisfied with this purchase.

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Fixed my stressed skin

I am in grad school so I experience high levels of stress which manifests itself on my skin. This face wash has softened and clarified my skin completely. It even reduced the visibility of acne scars and dark spots. I typically have combination skin but this has worked wonders for me and doesn't dry me out too much.

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Great for Breakouts
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I love this wash. It feels very gentle yet washes the oil away after a long day at work or with the kiddos. It cleans the makeup off of my skin and has a fresh scent. I had some issues with breakouts last year after having my daughter and then several months later going through hormone changes. This product helped keep my breakouts under control and now I keep it on hand for that time of the month, when my skin begins producing a ton of oil.

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Gentle, yet effective!
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This is my first time trying PTR products, and I am extremely pleased with this purchase! I am unfortunately having an issue with hormonal acne, and this formula is very effective yet isn't drying to my skin. I've been using this for nearly a month, and I have already seen a vast improvement in my skin. There is no odor and makes my skin feel soft and clean after use. I definitely recommend this product and will repurchase. I LOVE Birchbox! Thank you for such a great product!

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Effective acne face wash
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Adult acne has been very difficult, especially finding a strong face wash that didn't completely dry out my skin. At first wash you feel the difference, I felt a complete clean with no harsh smells or tingling. After a few days I noticed less oil on my skin throughout the day. This is a strong face wash, the Beta Hydroxy Acid content is 2% which can be irritating to sensitive skin, however this does the job.
A little drying but easily fixed with oil free face cream. No skin peeling or itchiness.

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Great even for Sensitivity

I have very sensitive, acne prone skin. this product really works well with me, does not leave me red & irritated like other acne washes, I am seeing a great progress. will check back in once I see more results!

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AMAZING
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This stuff is the best on my stubborn acne! It totally helped clear my face! I've tried about six different products and this is the only one that worked. It's the bomb.com!

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Love it
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This stuff is great - non-irritating and a little bit goes a long way. Seemed to clear up the affected area within a week or so.

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My son loves it!
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I bought this for my 14year old son, and he absolutely loves it! He is running low and is sounding the alarm for more so he doesn't run out... He say's it works great! Will be getting more for him soon!

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