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Review: Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads

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There are three major things you can do for your skin to keep it looking fresh. Cleanse, moisturize and exfoliate. I’ve been a fan of exfoliation since my teens, it’s the quickest get rid of those dead skin cells. However, many exfoliators can be quite harsh, and even damage your skin. I learned this during a facial, when I went in for microdermabrasion and the aesthetician recommended a lactic acid peel instead because I had a few broken capillaries. This opened the eyes to the whole world of peels. While doing peels at home is not recommended unless you know what you are doing, there are some home treatments you can do that are safe, easy and very effective.

Recently, I’ve been trying out peel pads, there are a few on the market, at first I tried Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel which at $85 is cheaper than a facial, but still steep, and with a 2-step process, it can get complicated, but the results were wonderful. I loved how the peel pads made my skin feel.

When the Dr. Dennis Gross peel pads ran out, and not wanting to shell out another $85, I tried the Peter Thomas Roth ‘Un-Wrinkle’ Peel Pads at $45, it was nearly half the cost, and with 60 pads, they wold last twice as long. The Un-Wrinkle Pads contains 20% proprietary complex of alpha, beta and gamma exfoliators (including glycolic, salicylic, lactic and linoleic acids) and amino acids, which are the building blocks of peptides. I really wish I knew what all of that meant, but in reality, I could tell from using them for a few weeks that my skin softened up significantly. I didn’t notice any “un-wrinkling” but I did like the direction the texture of my skin was going. My teens and 20′s were plagued by pimples, and once that cleared up, my skin shows the aftermath of that with enlarged pores. The pads don’t erase the pores, but they do make them less of a nuisance.

Review: Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads

How to use the Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads:

They’re relatively simple to use, after washing your face, take a pad out of the jar and gently apply to face and neck. Let it stand for up to 3 minutes, then rinse with water. I have found that you really have to rinse well, maybe even do a light second wash because the product is a bit sticky when it dries. I find the best time to use this is at night, because you can wash your face, apply the pads, brush your teeth, and then rinse it off.  If you have dry skin, use 1-2 times, normal skin 3 times a week, and oily skin you can use daily.

In end, I found the peel pads to be an excellent way to exfoliate without irritating my sensitive skin, and definitely a part of my skin care regime.

What do you use to exfoliate?

jennineReview: Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads

Comments 8

  1. Bree

    Great review, I am always a bit nervous to use these sorts of skincare pads though because my skin is SO sensitive. I once used a Clean & Clear facial pad for shrinking pores and my entire face look liked I had a terrible sun burn, it was really awful and painful =(

  2. Marla

    I really love Origins Brighter By Nature High-Potency Brightening Peel with Fruit Acids pads. They do a great job at exfoliating my skin without leaving any irritation.

  3. ines

    just add some sugar (powder) in your washing gel (eucerin)..it cost nothing …
    i am a french girl but my mother is from algeria and a lot of woman from her village ar using rest of coffee (not the water of course but the” grain”left in the filter (i don’t know how to say it in english) to exfoliate their body (i use coffee once a week and it’s really efficace!! you put the coffee in a cup and you add two spoon of oil and some shower gel (i use EUCERIN) of course you will have to wash your skin after but your skin will be soft )
    hope you could understand my french/english language!!

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