Peter Thomas Roth Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% Acne Wash

Peter Thomas Roth Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% Acne Wash
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What is it: A gentle yet effective oil-free acne wash that deep cleans without overdrying and helps break the breakout cycle while removing excess oil, makeup, and bacteria.

Who is it for: Those with oily, problematic skin.

Why is it different: This gentle yet effective oil-, dye-, fragrance-, and alcohol-free acne wash penetrates pores to help eliminate, clear up, and help prevent the development of whiteheads, blackheads, and acne blemishes while allowing the skin to heal. It helps to soothe and condition skin, leaving it clean and oil- and residue-free.

How do you use it: Apply a small amount over moistened skin with the fingertips. Work into a foamy lather and massage into affected area. Rinse with lukewarm water and gently pat dry.

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  • Net weight 8.5 oz

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Peter Thomas Roth Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% Acne Wash is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth while to try This is my first PTR purchase which I decided to try after many years of using Proactive. The original Proactive formula became too trying for my 49 year old skin, so I tried the plus version. That worked ok but was hard to find on QVC. I noticed several reviewers of this product struggle with adult hormone based breakouts as I do, so I ordered but have waited until finishing the first bottle to review. While this product has not resulted in the absence of acne for me, it certainly has helped tame it. My breakouts are not as severe and clear much more quickly. The beta hydroxy acid adds a bonus of reducing wrinkles and taming my large pores. I stop short of saying it's a miracle product but it sure is worth a try.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Acne Wash This great wash really helps with my older problem skin. I can see a difference right away if I stop using this and yet it is gentle on the face. Just ordered another bottle so I won't be without. I also use other PTR products and am happy with them all, but especially this wash.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Facial Wash! I have been using this product for at least a year now and it's amazing the way it's transformed my skinned. I would get your typical blemish, but my problem was whiteheads and blackheads. No matter what product I used, nothing would get rid of them. When I started using this product they went away and it also made the pores on my face much less visable. I get compliments on my skin all the time! I will never use any other facial wash but this. I just wish they made it in a super size because I tend to break out on my back a lot.
Date published: 2015-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Newbie to PTR - excellent product Here at the ripe old age of 55, I now have acne, and have spent a small fortune on products to clear my skin. Some worked a little, some not at all, and some just tried to burn my skin off. I was one step from going to the derm, when my primary physician recommended that I try this brand, accompanied by an antibiotic prescription. It has been 2 weeks, and I am nearing finishing the antibiotic and it has 'unjunked' a horrible cyst looking 'something' on my right cheek. It's still there, but when I squeeze it, nothing comes out now. # I know, I shouldn't squeeze, but it has been producing some pretty bad pus - as thick as lotion, yuck!!#. This pus was infectious, as if you mess with your face and the cyst leaks, it creates yet another small like cyst where the old pus has been. I started using PTR Acne Wash about 2 weeks ago, just once a day and along with the spot treatment, I'm clearing up. No burning, itching or redness and my skin is looking nice except for the still lurking cyst, which has nothing in it now, I scar pretty badly, so I'm thinking this is the beginning of a keloid - dang it. I just ordered the TSV, tried it last night and this morning, my skin was looking better - smaller pores. I will use the Acne Wash at night and the TSV during the day. I'm switching to PTR completely. Thanks for the help.
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nothing special at all I hate to write a bad review for PTR products because I do LOVE the line and all his items I've tried; unfortunately, I noticed no apparent changes to my skin. I was hoping to help the slight flare up of acne and blackheads and while I used this consistently morning and night for several weeks, I saw NO changes. On a good note, nothing bad happened but it was just like using water really. No changes and definitely nothing in my skin took to this as far as assistance in acne clearing or less blemishes. No changes whatsoever. I wanted to love it but honestly, no changes. The one star only means for me, personally, nothing happened and to expensive to continue. It didn't damage or irritate my skin just might as well have been using basic drugstore soap. I do love most of his items though and want to try more.
Date published: 2014-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy on sensitive skin, tough on hormonal acne! I am so thankful that I tried this product! I had difficulty with my skin in my teenage years, particularly with deep cystic acne. My dermatologist threw the gamut of prescription-grade products on my skin. After trying a number of topical prescription solutions, I either had an allergic reaction to the harsh chemicals or saw no results. My doctor prescribed an oral medication that had extreme side-effects, but the cystic acne cleared. Moving into my adult years, I was able to manage my skin by using Dove soap for sensitive skin. My skin stayed well-hydrated and clear until I became pregnant with my son. The breakouts worsened still after the post-childbirth hormonal shift. Initially, I thought my skin would balance out, but eventually I came to accept that these hormonal changes were here to stay. Amazingly, I now had a new type of acne to battle. From my experiences as a teen, I knew that benzyl peroxide products would cause a severe reaction (and keep me from being able to go outside without slathering high SPF on my face...which irritates my skin even more), and I was skeptical to try salicylic acid products as none had worked in the past . After doing a lot of research and review checking, I hesitantly decided to give this a try. I am so glad I did. Keeping my sensitivity in mind, I only use this wash once a day, and use my Dove at night. I also am using his AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel in the evening. I allow that to absorb completely and follow up with my First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. In addition to these, I have been using his Acne Sulfur mask all over once a week, and using it to spot treat periodically overnight. The purge was not pretty, but it is now clearing and my skin has returned to the skin I knew two years ago. The best part is that I have not experienced redness, irritation, or swelling! It is safe to say my sensitive skin has a crush on Peter Thomas Roth!
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AT LONG LAST I have problem skin as an adult, which never troubled me as a youth. Over the years I have tried many different products and methods to get the acne under control, and most either dried up my skin or left it looking oily. This one does all that it claims, IT IS TERRIFIC for my skin and it leaves it so clean without being dried out,. My skin looks younger and clearer than it did when I was 30. I have used it for a couple of years quite happily and the effectiveness has not reduced at all. I am as impressed as I have been from the beginning. It is definitely worth a try to see if it suits you as well.
Date published: 2014-07-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me I love his products but this one is not for me. Too strong for my sensitive skin.
Date published: 2014-02-10
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