Peter Thomas Roth is an icon in skincare, considered one of the pioneers of luxury skincare formulas that deliver results. The proof is in the pudding: this year Roth is celebrating 25 years of his eponymous global beauty brand.
Roth founded and grew his company on one crucial philosophy from day one: breakthrough formulas and astonishing results. As a teenager, Peter struggled with his complexion, which is what initially inspired him to make skin care a hobby. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Peter turned this hobby into an astonishing career launching Peter Thomas Roth skincare lines. Today his products consistently break sales records at Sephora, Ulta, and QVC, and can be found in all Hilton Hotels and Resorts worldwide.
To celebrate the brand’s 25th birthday and all of Peter’s success, we asked the genius skincare whisperer to discuss some of the brand’s most popular products. These are the cult finds that you see on the shelf of every beauty editor, wellness blogger and skincare fanatic. We learned about what makes these products so fabulous from the man himself.
“Can you believe that every minute, one is sold? Whether you’re new to multi-masking or a Mask-a-Holic®, you’ve got to try my Cucumber Gel Mask. Everyone tells me they love it because it cools, calms and hydrates and is loaded with Cucumber, Papaya, Chamomile, Pineapple, Sugar Maple, Sugarcane, Orange, Lemon, Bilberr, and Aloe.”
“I started my skincare line because I wanted effective products to treat my personal skin concerns, which began with acne and eventually included anti-aging. This cleanser is oil-free and has fabulous anti-wrinkle technology that exfoliates, clarifies and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. When I was first creating the formula, I instructed my chemist to make it a beautiful champagne color and he accidentally made it orange. But we loved it, so the bright orange stuck!”
“Voted Best Retinol by QVC Customer Choice Beauty Awards five years in a row! 1.5% time-released Microencapsulated Retinol delivers an even stream of retinol all night long, to improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, texture, and radiance while you sleep! It’s pure and potent, yet gentle and non-irritating.”
“My FIRMx® Peeling Gel visibly exfoliates by rolling, lifting and sweeping away dead skin cells as you massage it into your skin. Multi-action enzymes Pineapple, Pomegranate, and Keratinase work with Cellulose to help reveal a smooth, fresh, radiant complexion without drying or irritation. Like a snake shedding its skin by rubbing against a hard surface, sometimes you just need a little help sweeping away dead skin! Just rinse off with water and you’re good to go. Easy!”
“When my Water Drench® Hyaluronic Cloud Cream launched, it sold out immediately! Store shelves were empty for months, as we couldn’t make it fast enough. Everyone loves the formula and kept going back for more. Three molecular sizes of Hyaluronic Acid continuously draw up to 1,000 times their weight in water from atmospheric vapor, and Pentavitin® helps lock in hydration for up to 72 hours—even after cleansing! When you put this fluffy light cream on, your skin is going to feel silky soft and hydrated, and appear more youthful.”