Peter Thomas Roth Peptide 21 Review
Remember peptides? It’s been a while since my high school chemistry days (hence, why I’m reviewing something called a “Wrinkle Resist Serum” today), but they’re essentially chains of amino acids. There aren’t a lot of independent studies verifying their skincare benefits, so I normally wouldn’t recommend using them as the star of your routine…but I’ve been so impressed by these that they are currently the star of mine.
Peptide 21 Lift and Firm Moisturizer
- Key Ingredients: Squalene (natural moisturizing factors), peptides (cell-communicating ingredient), squalane (emollient)
- Experience: This is an opaque moisturizing gel that comes out in a pump. This soaks in fast, has no smell, and layers well.
- Result: My face felt and looked super plump the next morning. I thought it was a placebo effect so I tested these out in my hands as well and got the same results. I must have asked my boyfriend to “Hey, feel how smooth my hands are!” a dozen times!
Peptide 21 Amino Acid Exfoliating Peel Pads
- Key Ingredients: Phytic acid (antioxidant), salicyclic acid (exfoliant, anti-inflammatory), sodium lactate (regulates pH and is slightly humectant), green tea (soothing)
- Experience: This a pad soaked with essence that has a slightly chemical smell. It leaves a sticky residue, but you’re meant to keep it on for 5 minutes and wash it off with water.
- Result: This leaves my skin smooth and glowing. This rivals some of my favorite AHA masks. I Facetimed with my parents who, totally unprompted, complimented me on my glow.
Peptide 21 Wrinkle Resist Serum
- Key Ingredients: 73% peptides (mix of humectant and cell-communicating properties), squalane (emollient), hyaluronic acid (humectant), ascorbic acid (brightening)
- Experience: This is a fragranceless, milky serum. It leaves some slight stickiness, but overall layers well.
- Result: I’ve noticed a plumping effect, but to be fair, I don’t have wrinkles (yet!) to compare progress against.
The 30 mL serum is available at Sephora for $110, 100 mL moisturizer for $78, and 60 pads for $52.
Love, love, love this line. I get that it’s pricy, so $/oz I would recommend starting with the moisturizer - 100 mL will last a while. Then I’d get the peel pads again. The serum would probably work better on more mature skin.
I received these products free to test from Influenster.