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Peter Thomas Roth's VIZ-1000 Hydrating Serum Review

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Best Feature:
Boosts skin's natural hydrating ability & moisture retention
Worst Feature:
Expensive and doesn't replace the need for a moisturizer
Best Uses:
Amplifying the hydrating power of your moisturizer
Pricing:
$65

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Overview

Peter Thomas Roth's VIZ-1000 75% Hyaluronic Acid Complex is a concentrated hydrating serum that amplifies the effect of your moisturizer by attracting moisture from the air and binding it to your skin. The active ingredient, sodium hyaluronate, is the salt form of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that helps maintain skin's elasticity and hydration, as well as lubricate muscles and joints. Since our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid as we age, our skin sags and becomes dehydrated which leads to a dull complexion with fine lines and wrinkles. A topical serum containing a form of hyaluronic acid can help counter signs of aging and give your complexion a healthy, supple, and radiant glow. The VIZ-1000 is an oil-free, lightweight serum with a unique blend of numerous humectants/moisturizing agents and skin softeners that help you see results almost immediately.

You can purchase Peter Thomas Roth's VIZ-1000 75% Hyaluronic Acid Complex online from websites like Sephora.com or Skinstore.com for about $65.

Product Report Card Grade

We give Peter Thomas Roth’s VIZ-1000 75% Hyaluronic Acid Complex Serum an A- because it is a great lightweight serum that boosts the hydrating power of your moisturizer. It features a unique blend of ingredients with humectant, moisturizing and skin softening properties. While it doesn’t actually contain pure hyaluronic acid, it does contain the salt form (sodium hyaluronate), which is also an effective humectant. We had to deduct a few points, however, because it is very expensive and because the marketing is a bit misleading. However, this is a very popular serum (including with yours truly) and is a great buy if you can afford it.


 
This Product
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Date Reviewed
February 2012
February 2012
February 2012
Pros
Effective at smoothing and hydrating skin; serum is non-greasy, lightweight and super absorbent; fragrance-free; not tested on animals
Boosts skin's natural hydrating ability; super absorbent, fragrance-free, lightweight, non-greasy formula that is good for all skin including very sensitive, acne-prone and oily skin; addition of vitamin B5 helps soothe, heal and regenerate the skin
Hydrates skin; vitamin B5 helps soothe, heal and regenerate the skin; lightweight, non-greasy serum good for oily skin; doesn't contain artificial fragrances or dyes; can be used as a spot treatment for dry skin around eyes and lips; not tested on animals
Cons
Expensive; cannot be used as a replacement for moisturizer
Expensive; best results when combined with CE Ferulic antioxidant (est. $144); isn't a replacement for a moisturizer; tested on animals
Expensive; contains some ingredients that may be irritating to sensitive skin
Skin Type
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination and Sensitive
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination and Sensitive
Normal, Dry, Oily and Combination
Skin Concern
Aging and Dry/Dehydrated Skin
Aging and Dry/Dehydrated Skin
Aging and Dry/Dehydrated Skin
Price (est.)
$65
$74
$54
Treatment Size
30ml
30ml
30ml
Active Ingredients / Technology
The serum helps keep skin hydrated with a concentrated formula containing sodium hyaluronate (salt form of hyaluronic acid), sodium PCA, honey, Yerba Santa and a mineral complex. It also features Silk Proteins to soften skin and sea algae to soothe skin and promote moisture.
The serum contains sodium hyaluronate (salt form of hyaluronic acid) and vitamin B5. Sodium hyaluronate attracts and binds moisture to the skin, while Vitamin B5 promotes cellular renewal and heals damaged skin.
The serum is a concentrated blend of sodium hyaluronate (salt form of hyaluronic acid), panthenol (Vitamin B5), glycolipids and algae extract. Sodium hyaluronate attracts and binds moisture to skin, panthenol aids in skin/tissue repair and hydration, glycolipids moisturize skin, and algae extract softens skin and restores its moisture balance.
Fragrance
Fragrance-Free
Fragrance-Free
Fragrance-Free
Ingredients
Water, Saccharide Isomerate, Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Saccharomyces Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces, Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces Manganese Ferment, Saccharomyces Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces Potassium Ferment, Lactobacillus/Olea Europea (Olive) Leaf Ferment Extract, Honey Extract, Algae Extract, Opuntia Tuna Flower/Stem Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Pca, Urea, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.
Water, Sodium Hyaluronate (salt form of Hyaluronic Acid), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) and Phenoxyethanol.
(Dermalogica doesn't guarantee that list is accurate, so you should also double check the package): Water (Aqua), Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Algin, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Sea Water, Glycolipids, Linalool, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben.
Product Design
The serum comes in a clear pump bottle that limits its exposure to air.
It comes in a clear bottle with a dropper applicator.
The serum comes in an opaque bottle with a small opening to limit its exposure to light and air.

ProductReportCard Editors' In-Depth Review


Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Boosts skin's natural hydrating ability
  • Super absorbent, fragrance-free, lightweight, non-greasy formula that is good for all skin including very sensitive, acne-prone and oily skin
  • Doesn't test on animals

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Not a replacement for a moisturizer. Moisturizer is still strongly recommended to help maintain skin's hydration.

Key Features

Size
30ml
Skin Type
Suitable for all skin types
Skin Concern
Anti-aging or dry/dehydrated skin
How it works
Serum contains the salt form of hyaluronic acid that improves skin's elasticity and hydration by absorbing up to 1000 times its weight in water from the moisture in the air. It also contains other humectants/moisturizing agents such as pyrrolidone carboxylic acid (PCA), algae, Yerba Santa, and Pentavitin. Pentavitin (Saccharide Isomerate) is a moisture regulator that is more effective traditional moisturizing agents and humectants under the driest conditions. Finally, the serum is infused with honey and Hydrolyzed Silk (a derivative of pure silk), which act as a powerful skin softener.
Directions
Apply a small amount to a clean, dry face and neck. You can use it alone or over other PTR treatment serums. Once it dries, apply a moisturizer and SPF.
Key Ingredients
Sodium Hyaluronate (salt form of hyaluronic acid)
All Ingredients
Water, Saccharide Isomerate, Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Saccharomyces Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces, Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces Manganese Ferment, Saccharomyces Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces Potassium Ferment, Lactobacillus/Olea Europea (Olive) Leaf Ferment Extract, Honey Extract, Algae Extract, Opuntia Tuna Flower/Stem Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Pca, Urea, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.

Reputation

Peter Thomas Roth's VIZ-1000 75% Hyaluronic Acid Complex has received great feedback from customers on Sephora.com (4.4/5 out of 142 reviews). Elle Magazine named it the Best Skin Care Product for Oily Skin in November 2011, and it was an Allure Magazine Editor's Favorite in January 2009. I personally use this product occasionally as a substitute for SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel when Skinstore.com offers 20% discounts. Without the discount, they are both around the same price, but I prefer the lighter consistency of the SkinCeuticals gel and felt the combination of hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 made more of an improvement on my skin. That said, they are both great products, and I would suggest trying each one out to see what you prefer. Regardless of which serum I'm using, I always apply Peter Thomas Roth's Oil-Free Moisturizer on top.


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