Brightening Skincare

Peter Thomas Roth Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment First Impressions

peter thomas roth niacinamide discoloration treatment


peter thomas roth niacinamide discoloration treatment

Peter Thomas Roth Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment is very new to my skincare rotation. By now we’re all so used to policing our breakouts, pigmentation, uneven skin texture and dark spots, that we’ve lost track of how long they’ve been on our skin.

The Ingredients

PTR’s Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment ingredients contain a slew of familiar players with standouts such as Niacinamide, Tranexamic Acid, Kojic Acid, Alpha Arbutin and Pentapeptide.

Together, these ingredients fade spots, smoothe lines, even out texture and deliver a brightening effect to the surface of the skin.

The Texture

Because of the ingredients, I was expecting this to have a texture opposite to what it turned out to be. With a creamy texture, it’s easy to apply and smoothe onto my skin. Plus, it absorbs quickly without leaving a residue and leaves my dry skin feeling comfortable. It’s an elegantly formulated treatment without any weird scents.

peter thomas roth niacinamide discoloration treatment

The Packaging

Housed in a medium-sized tube, slightly similar to a toothpaste tube. It immediately scores points on its portability and the amount of product comes in under TSA specifications. So squeezing out how much you need for each application is a total breeze.

How To Use

Peter Thomas Roth’s Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment should be applied twice per day on clean skin. It’s also key to use sunscreen while having this product as part of your skincare routine.

One of the ways I measure how a skincare product is working is by how my skin looks immediately after waking up. With this, I’ve been waking up to skin that looks like my normal, which is unblemished and even.

For me, PTR’s Treatment doesn’t contribute to the appearance of plump, bouncy looking skin similar to the outcome you’d get if you slathered on a heavy night cream as an example.

I also haven’t experienced an increase in dry patches, nor have I experienced flakiness or peeling. Because I have a deeper skin tone, redness isn’t something I generally have to contend with but so far, this creamy-textured treatment has been easy to use. Plus, I’ve been able to continue slotting in the products in my established skincare routine while using this.

peter thomas roth niacinamide discoloration treatment

While the instructions suggest using this treatment twice per day, it’s advisable to use it every other day if you experience any redness or mild irritation. Once any irritation subsides, you can aim for twice-daily use.

No matter how often you decide to use this treatment, the order should be:

PTR Treatment>Moisturizer>SPF

Of course, for nighttime use, no SPF is needed.

Peter Thomas Roth Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment will be launched next month (February 2020) so look out for it if you need to tackle leftover discolouration, dark spots and skin texture issues or even as a ‘skin maintenance’ product. And don’t forget sunscreen when using this, no matter the daytime weather and I hope this helps.


* pr sample provided by Peter Thomas Roth.

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(4) Comments

  1. backstorybeauty says:

    So far it’s been a good product to have. Reinventing a skincare routine can be quite a fun thing to do so enjoy!

  2. This sounds like a great product! I really want to reinvent my skincare game in 2020.

  3. backstorybeauty says:

    As always, you’re so welcome! Thanks for pointing out the similarity to the Skinceuticals, the CE Ferulic has been at the back of my mind for years now, so what you’ve shared has given me cause to pause on thinking of it. Maybe getting a sample of the PTR may be an option if you were inclined, otherwise, thank you:)

  4. Thank you for the review! I doubt it’ll do anything for my stubborn melasma, but it’s certainly less expensive than other brightening treatments I’ve tried. And my derm recommended Skinceuticals Discoloration Defense because of the tranexamic acid. I tried it and it didn’t do anything, but the PTR seems to have the same ingredients as the Skinceuticals but a much higher percentage of niacinaimide, so it could actually do something. Thank you!!

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