Friday, September 2, 2016

Quick Look: Peter Thomas Roth Sale Items (Size Comparisons)

If you're thinking about taking advantage of the Peter Thomas Roth sample sale before Labor Day is over (and before everything sells out), I want to help give you an idea of the size of some of these products, so I'm posting this as quickly as possible. Please excuse these unedited photos (the white balance is all out of wack and there's lots of glare on the bottles but whatever--you'll get the idea!).

IF YOU MISSED THIS IN MY LABOR DAY SALE ROUND-UP (which I just updated with even more deals):

Right now (update: this sale ends 9/5!), receive up to 78% off the items on THIS PAGE, no code required. Plus, all orders come with a FREE travel-size Cucumber Mask ($14 value). Free shipping on orders $50+.

The last time PTR ran this sale (for Memorial Day), I took advantage of it, but by the time I placed my order, a lot of the items that are available today were sold out. So I just bought multiples of the three items you see above until I hit $50 to get free shipping.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT (Standard ChapStick tube for size comparison):

(IMPORTANT: do NOT purchase the 0.5 oz bottle for $5! The 1.0 oz. bottle is also on sale for $5 so click the link above to ensure you're getting the biggest one since they're both on sale for the same price!)

Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% Acne Wash - 2.0 oz., $2.50 (reg $12)

Retinol Fusion PM Serum - 0.4 oz., $5 (reg $35)

And here is everything next to a standard full-size Freeman skincare tube, for size comparison.

And finally, here's the moisturizer with the lid off, so you can see the pump and get an even better idea of the size next to a standard ChapStick tube.

Bottom line, all of these products definitely contain enough product for multiple applications. Such a great deal at these prices, especially if you've been wanting to try a variety of PTR products without spending a lot of money.

NOTE: I have a lot of skincare in my queue right now, so I haven't tried the retinol serum yet and I have only tried the moisturizer once. It was nice and moisturizing, but a little heavy on my oily skin although I only tried it on a 95+ degree day. I plan to wear it mostly on light makeup or no makeup days. It doesn't have a fragrance apart from the standard "sunscreen" scent. I have used the cleanser four times so far and I like it. It's fragrance free, decent lather, and it did a nice job at removing the dirt/grime/oil of the day while not leaving my skin feeling dry. I had some breakouts when I used it and I did see a tiny bit of improvement after using this cleanser morning and night for two days.

I hope this helps! Again, you can check out the rest of the sale items HERE but do not wait if you're interested in anything because things are starting to sell out.


  1. You will love the fusion pm retinol. It's so gentle going on. And I haven't found anything I can't use it with although I'm a huge PTR fan. I prefer this size so I know I am using a fairly fresh product. I have a large bottle and I feel like it's taking forever to use it up. And I also use it to fill my small bottle for travel. I even use this on my lips and under eyes and on eyelids with no problems at all. Good luck & thank you so much for always bringing us the best deals and so fast too!

    1. I agree! This is awesome stuff. It looks tiny here in these pics but only a drop does a lot, I bought two of them.

  2. Hey G!
    This is one of my favorite sales and look forward to it. I love the retinol serum. I promise you it removed a deep wrinkle I had between my eyebrows. The sizes are decent and you get a good amount of product. Like you I have a LOT of skin care items but PTR are some of my faves because they work. Enjoy!

  3. I loved this sale! The moisturizer is a sunscreen lotion and that's how I use it at the beach. Too thick for me to put anything over it and works great! The Retinol is amazing and so cheap in the small size. I got 3 for less than the price of a full size for the same ounces! Thanks, I'm getting another sunscreen!

  4. Oh man. There goes $50 I wasn't planning on spending!

    1. LOL that's me too! This sale is so tempting! >w<

  5. Thank you so much for posting the comparison sizes! I was on the fence but have a lot of travel coming up and this sale popped up at the perfect time �� I wish more companies offered small sizes so you could try things out for a bit before committing the big $$$.
    Thanks again for delaying your fish and chips! Your hard work is truly appreciated!

  6. I love Peter Thomas Roth, so your blog letting me know about these travel sizes and the sales was amazing! I am almost out from the sale last time for my personal use and my friend loved her birthday present that I crafted from a bunch of products from that sale for her. Already putting together little sets for Christmas and people's stocking's!

  7. OMG I wanted to try the retnoid serum and I just favorited it at Sephora this week! I went crazy... as usual but the deal got sweeter since I was a first time customer and they gave me another 15% off! So $93 for 20 travel sized items!

    1. I didn't see the 15% off for new customers show up, so I put through the order anyway. Then when I checked my email I found the promo code for 15% off. Annoying.

      So you need to sign up as a new customer, then go check your email before finalizing order. (If it doesn't show up, try adding something in your cart and/or exit the website.)

  8. G Thank you for this post, I've always wanted to try this brand but seemed way expensive. This sale allows me to test some thins out so I can buy full size later of favorits. Awesome sale!

  9. Me too, $50 gone, but I got the travel unwrinkle eye and it was $7 versus $75 normally for travel eye. I mean, the normal size is $110! I bought 3. I like getting the deal. It's kinda my hobby lately since subscribing to this site. Last time, I got the Laser-free serums and gel lotion, which I liked a lot. I also got the Retinol serum this time around. It is a small bottle, but so is the regular size!! I absolutely love this sale and love PTR. I did get the AHA/BHA and acne spot treatments, which aren't a deep discount, but I wanted to try without the high cost/investment upfront. So, even though not as big of a steal, worth it to me.

  10. This isn't included in the sale, but I swear by ptr putty!

  11. Thanks for the continual notice of so many amazing sales.

    Any suggestions of what is the best from this line? I'm very tempted to try something out, but am overwhelmed a bit. In case it helps I would be buying for a 30-something with dry skin and a 60-something with lots of sun damage.

  12. Ahhh! Thank you so so much for posting! Just purchased eye cream, oil free moisturizer.. my favs and for such a deep discount! I will have eye cream for a year. :)


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