I’ve struggled with acne since I was a teenager, and now that I’m 30, I’m struggling with the scarring it left behind. With my makeup on, the uneven texture and dodgy pigmentation is barely noticeable. But once the makeup comes off…let’s just say that the first swipe of the tissue should come with its own sound effect.
I’ve thought about laser resurfacing, but allowing someone to use a laser on my face sounds extremely dangerous. What if the tech doesn’t know what she’s doing? What if my skin reacts badly to the procedure? What if the plastic surgeon has recently changed his name from Dr. Moreau to trick unsuspecting women into his lair of doom?
This is too much uncertainty for me to handle.
I decided to try the Laser-Free Kit from Peter Thomas Roth ($75) after reading the reviews on Sephora.com. The great thing about Sephora is that if you try a product and you hate it, you can take it back within 30 days. So what did I have to lose?
The first night, I set aside my usual routine to wash my face with Roth’s Anti Aging Cleanser ($35) and apply the Laser-Free Resurfacer and the Laser Free Regenerator from the kit. I also applied a bit of my usual night cream because my skin felt a little dry. And then, I went to bed.
The next morning, I woke up to discover that the little bit of acne on my cheek had cleared considerably. The patch of recently healed acne on my chin was completely gone, and the rest of my face seemed smoother. Never before had a product done so much good for my skin in such a short period of time.
I’ve been using the kit for about a week now. Not a long time by beauty standards, but there has been a noticeable change in my skin. I’m hoping that if I keep using the kit that the positive changes will continue.