Radiance Discovery: Peter Thomas Roth Acne-Clear Invisible Dots
Since I started following a 10-step Korean skincare regimen in the summer of 2015, I’ve been lucky to say goodbye to adult acne, which has plagued me for a good 2 years before that. That said, I still see the occasional hormonal pimple which usually rears its ugly head a week before or after Aunt Flo’s visit. When that happens, I put a slab’s worth of concealer on my face and pray no one will ask why there’s a weird orangey bump on my face (note to self: I’ve got to get better concealer!) while I rush off to meetings.
So you must understand my excitement when a product I bought on a whim from Sephora, with claims of clearing and healing blemishes “in as few as 8 hours” actually worked. Yes, I’m talking about the acne-clear invisible dots from Peter Thomas Roth. The packaging tells me that these patches contains salicylic acid (0.5%), tea tree oil, and hyaluronic acid — the first of which my skin typically disagrees with, the second okay, and the third my skin loves — and that they’re non-irritating, which is a must for my sensitive, fickle, and eczema-prone skin. I actually like how the salicylic acid is at 0.5% concentration, which is the lower end of most acne treatments containing salicylic acid. Pretty sure if it were 2%, my skin would have broken out with a pattern of red rash in protest.
A bump had shown itself like clockwork this past few days, occupying a prime spot on my forehead. I decided to try an acne-clear dot on it. I thought to myself, the worst thing that could happen is eczema on top of a pimple, which I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing a few times while in business school, fed by the stresses of having moved 3 time zones away, getting used to a completely different rhythm and routine, binge networking (and drinking), as well as making friends with
hypocritical and two-faced snakes new classmates, etc. (Just kidding, I have the coolest B-school friends.) Should that happen, I’ll just have to use my trusty corticosteroid, not ideal but a necessary evil that works to calm my skin.
Verdict: I want to say that the bump shrank by more than half of its size after the first night, and was almost gone by the second night! (Well, you can see the evidence in the pictures below.) All in all, 2 acne-clear dots were used for a total of 16 hours, over two nights. I basically slap it on during my end-of-day skincare routine, go to bed, and peel it off the next morning before double-cleansing. On top of it actually working, I experienced no irritation whatsoever. Peter Thomas Roth, you keep doing you. I dig it.
If you want to try this amazingness yourself, Peter Thomas Roth Acne-clear Invisible Dots can be purchased online via Sephora.com. Key To Radiance is not affiliated with good ol’ Pete or Sephora in any way.