Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel ($25) vs. Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Peel Pads ($45)
I've had a Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel lying around-I was waiting to try it out once I finished my Clinique 7 day Scrub Cream. I am one week into my pads & I'm ready to let you know how I feel about them. Winner of the Allure Magazine Best of Beauty Award 2010 for Best Peel, the Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel is a blend of glycolic acid & soothing botanicals which calm the skin. Swiping the textured side of the pad over your face will peel away dull skin revealing a brighter, smoother complexion. The suggested usage is to use them every other day morning or night. I would highly advice using this strictly at night because if you have sensitive or dry skin you may experience a tingling sensation or a little redness. I have a more oily skin type & my skin is use to glycolic acid and I still experience a slight tingling sensation. On the box that the product is packaged in it states "that after 1 week or 4 uses, skin is less lined, more even-toned, & has a clearer appearance. Skin looks younger & feels firmer." This is a HUGE claim for a product for just 4 uses! While I do feel it has revealed a more radiant texture & clarity while unclogging my pores, there is no way a product can reduce the appearance of lines in just 4 uses! I don't have any issues with lack of firmness but again no product after 4 uses will firm your skin. Especially this product because even if you use all 30 of the pads firm skin will not be a result. Your skin my feel a little tight after your apply it because of the alcohol but there aren't any ingredients in here that would give you firmer skin...instead of making outlandish claims they should just stick to the facts because it really does other great things! Its great for all skin types: it will help reduce breakouts & acne scaring, will lighten hyperpigmantation. Results are an improvement in texture & unclogged pores.
BUT...is it really less expensive then the competition? NO! Peter Thomas Roth's Unwrinkle Peel Pads are $45 for 60 pads that's $0.75 per pad vs. Avon's $0.83 per pad...plus PTR has alpha, beta, & gamma hydroxy acids & amino acids (peptides) in their product. The ingredient list on PTR's Unwrinkle Peel Pad is way more impressive then the Retexturing Peel. They both will do the same thing but you'll see better results with the Unwrinkle Peel Pads. Essentially you get more for your money with PTR's. According to ratings on other websites Avon's peels got 3.5 out of 5 stars on average where PTR's peel got 4.5 out of 5 stars on average. Bottom line: yes your paying double for PTR's up front but think of it as buying in bulk like you do at Sam's Club. In the end not only are the pads less expensive per pad than Avon's but have way more affective ingredients.
AND THE WINNER ISSS...PETER THOMAS ROTH'S UNWRIKLE PEEL PADS!!!