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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

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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Nonirritating
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I bought this cleanser after researching products that are gentle and effective on acne. After shopping BB, I found that this cleanser had what I was looking for. The cleanser does not lather much, but it feels soothing to the skin. Afterward, my skin feels smooth. So far I haven't been breaking out.

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Great product
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I've got pretty oily skin and have been looking for a product that leaves my skin feeling oil free and clean while also clearing up blemishes and my skin. Well, this has turned out to be that product. I don't find it too drying and the bottle is huge...so I feel like I got a great deal.

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Great cleanser! Exceptional Value!
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I can't believe the size of this bottle! You get big bang for your buck! I have currently been using another acne wash and when I use this - the foaming power is excellent and there are no harsh beads to "exfoliate" more. It has no real medicinal smell, which is fantastic and this could be used all over the body if needed, due to the size. Leaves my face squeaky clean and free of oils.

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Too drying
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Used this for about three weeks and my skin went from bad to worse. At first I used it once a day and that seemed like too much as my skin was peeling and red. I started doing it every other day and the peeling was not as prevalent but I saw no improvement in my acne. I stopped using after three weeks.

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