What it is:
An intensive moisturizing cream formulated with Firma-CELL-4™ antiaging peptide technology.
What it is formulated to do:
This bio-chemical phenomenon is a result of the synergistic effects of combining intensive moisturizing, antiaging ingredients, and a unique bio-processing method. Patent-pending PTR Firma-CELL-4™ peptide technology is a powerful antiaging complex with four different molecular-sized 100 percent-active peptides: SYN®-COLL, tetrapeptide-7, oligopeptide, and neuropeptide ARGIRELINE® (hexapeptide). The complex helps firm, tone, smooth, and clarify the look of skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and the severity of deep wrinkles for younger-looking skin. It is also rich with the antiaging benefits of lactic and malic AHAs; vitamins A, C, E; pro vitamin B5; sea algae; and botanicals.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
Results obtained from a 4-week consumer efficacy study on 25 women include:
– 100% agreed this product delivered antiaging benefits
– 96% agreed their skin felt firmer
– 96% agreed their skin felt moisturized
– 96% agreed they saw a reduction in their deep wrinkles
-Firma-CELL-4™ (SYN®-COLL, Tetrapeptide-7, Oligopeptide, and Neuropeptide ARGIRELINE® Hexapeptide).
-Avocado Oil: Helps condition, moisturize, and protect the skin.
-Lactic and Malic AHA’s: Help support healthy surface skin turnover.
-Vitamins A, C, and E: Help fight free radical attack.
Water, Glycerin, Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 (Argireline), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Isocetyl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Peg-100 Stearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Propylene Glycol Stearate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Viola Tricolor (Pansy) Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Dimethicone, Lanolin Oil, Malic Acid, Lactic Acid, Algae Extract, Trimethylstearyloxy Silane, Stearyl Alcohol, Hexamethyldisiloxane, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Centalla Asiatica Extract, Ginkgo Biloba, Wheat Amino Acids, Ascorbyl Methysilanol Pectinate, Soluble Collagen, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract,Tocopheryl Linoleate, Bisabolol, Lanolin Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Pca, Histidine HCL, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Proplyparaben.
The Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Creme is a great ‘all in one’ solution. It’s got a bit of everything, and it does exactly what it says it will. I saw immediate results from this cream after just one use. My husband said, “your skin looks so smooth and bright, did you get a new foundation at the mall this weekend?” Nope, just a sample of this cream. I first used the Drunk Elephant TLC Babyfacial and then the next few nights I used the PTR cream. I do think the peel allowed this to do its job quickly. The biggest change was a total lack of redness and a very bouncy feel to the skin. My expression lines looked pretty non-existent as well.
The cream itself is rich and thick. It’s not scented, it just smells like cream you might get from the dermatologist, creamy and slightly vitamin-like. The formula is thoughtful, and it’s moderately moisturizing. It’s got great anti-agers in it. It’s a little heavy for my current skin, but I could see it being a great solution in the winter.
The only problem with this cream for me personally is the silicone content. I start to react to it after four continuous uses where it’s my only night time product. If I decide to buy this cream, I’ll need to alternate it with something else and make sure to stay on top of my exfoliation. Other than that I’ve got nothing but love for this for the week I used it. I don’t know if I’d see continued improvement, but I like that it gives instant results but also has a very preventative formula.
There is a lot of synergy between Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Creme and my current routine, and it fills in a missing gap for me, which is peptides. Now that I’m in my late 30’s (gulp) I feel it’s time to get super cereal about my anti-aging routine. The Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Creme offers a lot of bang for buck and value to boot. Most creams at this price are an ounce or less but this is almost two ounces, and it can be used sparingly or piled on depending on your other steps. PTR is a very no-nonsense brand that delivers results, but it’s not very luxe or natural, so keep those things in mind. I think this is a great cream for any skin type or age, though it might not offer those ‘instant’ results on a younger skin with an even tone. If you don’t have cash to splash on a ton of options or you like a short routine, this is a good solution for you!
Product Rating: B+
Repurchase: Probably this upcoming fall!