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Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads

Cleansing pads exclusively formulated to cleanse skin, remove blackheads, refine pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Regulates healthy cell turnover and delivers proven anti-aging benefits that help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Deluxe, generously thick, double-sided pads deliver gentle cleansing action on one side and superior pore-refining exfoliation on the textured side. Pads contain a potent blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (Glycolic Acid Complex10%), Beta Hydroxy Acid (Salicylic Acid 2%) and Alcohol (46%) in an advanced botanical formulation. Fresh peach bellini scent replaces traditional medicinal antiseptic pads.

Key features

  • 10% Glycolic Acid (AHA) exfoliates surface dead skin cells and stimulates cellular turnover
  • Green Tea Extract, an anti-oxidant, protects the skin from free radical damage
  • Arginine buffers the skin from irritation

Honest reviews


Too harsh – denatured alcohol is one of the first ingredients

Though these correction pads have some good ingredients, this product strips the skin – which can cause a rebound effect of even more oiliness. When denatured alcohol is one of the first five ingredients (ingredients are listed by amount, with the first ingredients comprising the highest % of the product) don’t buy it. I get better results from MD Alpha Beta pads. It has a LOT less alcohol in it. It’s ingredients are:Ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Extract, Citric Acid, Copper PCA, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Glycolic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Polysorbate-20, Water, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Benzoate, Soy Isoflavones, Genestein, Hamamelis Virginiana, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Zinc PCA

Taylor Hurdle Mills, NC

Great for adult acne + aging skin

I have the pleasure of having both aging skin and adult acne and this really covers both bases quite well. I use them only in the morning because I found I actually got MORE breakouts if I used them twice a day. The bonus of using them in the a.m. is that they’re a great prep for make-up. They get off all the little flakes and dead gunk and really prime your skin for moisturizer and then base. I saw a noticeable reduction in breakouts and zits that do occur heal more quickly. In addition, I think over time they soften and reduce fine lines. I’m menopausal (yippee!) so I’ll continue to have issues until my hormones settle but this has helped control that annoying hormonal chin acne that many women get. Another tip – they’ll last four months if you cut them in half so it’s also a good deal in comparison to other high-end designer skin care products.

Patsy Maugansville, MD

Good product, depending on the seller

Very good product, for face and other problem areas…. my face rarely gets pimples but other body parts do (very embarrassing!) I have tried everything – for over 20 years – and this is the first product to eradicate body-pimples completely.However – -be careful who you buy them from – I have gotten products that seemed like they had been replaced with stridex pads. The PTR pads should NOT smell like alcohol – the scent is very nice. I trust Payless Beauty and Flex Commerce – their products always arrive sealed and smelling the way they should!

Ines Villalba, PR

Saved my skin

I discovered this product about one year ago. I have oily, acne prone,and large pores. I tried everything from proactiv to other expensive acne products. Thankfully I came accross these pads and I haven’t stopped using them ever since.

Velma Silver Springs, NV

Strong smell but I love the product

I ordered these because my face has been looking haggard lately and needed something to tone my skin. These work great after just two uses! I noticed a difference in my face already. The only con to these is the very strong smell! It got near my eyes and they were a bit sensitive to them (my eyes are sensitive to begin with). It might not bother the average person but I did feel the scent was a bit strong (Although I do like the scent).

Olivia Roy, WA

Pretty good!

This is good It never ceases to amaze me how well I clean my face, and then these pads still pick up dirt! Must be one ingredient in here that does a good job picking up excess dirt. I ordered from yolo beauty through Amazon. Not sure how other people are having issues with this seller, or maybe others? I am sure there are some fakes online. Always are. Honestly it does smell more alcohol -like than peachy. Up close pure alcohol but as it fades, you can definitely smell some peach. So, if the seller I got is not genuine, they are doing a good job hiding it. Mine was sealed. The only negative is the textured side. I was mostly doing the cleanse side. Today, I really used the other side (I can have sensitive skin). Too much for my face. It got a little red. Will stick with just using the other side. All in all, good product.

Janette Boston, VA


I’ve had problem skin for about two years now and have tried just about everything to treat it. After reading such rave reviews about this product, I figured I would give it a try. The pads work as advertised, but I didn’t see any miracles happening with my skin. From what I saw, they had the same effect as the Clearsil drugstore brand cleansing pads. My advice is to save your money.

Tia Vandalia, MI

Too strong.

These work great on acne but they’re way too strong. I prefer the gentle version of this product. It really dried my skin out too much. I won’t buy this version again. I’ll stick to the gentle version.

Sonja Soledad, CA


I loooooooove these pads!!! They changed my life!!! My skin has never looked better. I’m 30 yrs old with acne prone skin, these pads make my skin glow! I dont have a single pimple on my face not even when that time of the month rolls around. Will never be without it as long as PTR makes them!!!

Carrie Wilton, NH

Exfoliation at its finest.

LOVE these. They do leave a lingering peach bellini scent and keep my skin looking even, feeling smooth, and staying clear.

Ann Treadwell, NY

Seems to help

I have been using this now for around a month and have seen a difference. It isn’t drastic but my skin has gotten clearer. The pads work and don’t dry you out. The price isn’t bad and they don’t smell too funky. All good in my book.

Angel Coal Center, PA

These pads are great!

I was a bit scared of getting the max instead of the gentle, b/c of the alcohol content but went ahead and got the max. These pads do what they claim and do not burn or dry out my skin. I’ve been using this along with the AHA/BHA acne clearing gel and my skin has been transformed. My skin is smooth and pores are smaller. I’m becoming a PTR fan. I ordered 2 more products and can’t wait to receive them.

Lillian Niagara, WI

New Holy Grail Face Product!

Okay, so I’ve been fighting mild to moderate acne since my teens. I’m almost 25, and still never have a perfectly clear face, especially during my lady times.But this still is incredible! After using it in the morning and at night for just 2-3 days, my face was feeling smoother, pores were smaller, and my breakouts are healing up and looking awesome. I’m very excited right now! I also cut the pads in half, half a circle is more than enough product to get your whole face generously.So if you have troublesome combination skin, this stuff is worth the cost, because it’s a fantastic product that doesn’t irritate or over-dry your skin. (Which is my usual issue with acne treatments containing alcohol)It does have kind of a weird smell, like they tried to cover the alcohol with a peach bellini smell… I appreciate the effort; but personally, this stuff could smell like a wet dog and I’d still use it. It’s working THAT well.

Maria Odanah, WI

Works great – horrible smell

I really like this product. I was looking for a replacement for a similar version of this product that is 3x as expensive and has a quarter quantity wise of what this one does. Although the Peter Thomas Roth brand does not work as well as the other brand I was using, it’s still a fairly decent product. The only downside is the smell. I have no idea why the company tried to mask the chemical smell with what they call a peach bellini scent. I have to hold my breath when using as the smell is so overpowering. It only enhances the alcohol and gives it the most off putting fake peach smell.Even with the smell, I still like the product but think after I’m done will go back to the more expensive one.

Gloria Clifton, TN

Does the job

Really cleans your face. Came quickly and is afford at a great price. Peter Thomas Roth products are incredible. I love how young it makes my face.

June East Parsonfield, ME

Works as described

As many other reviewers stated, I had a bit of peeling, which I expected. However, it was only for the first few days and then my skin cleared up beautifully. (I only have minor skin blemishes with some clogged pores).

Bridgette Greenwood, NE

Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads

I don’t use these all the time, but whenever I have a breakout I use them on the area for a few days after cleansing at night. They seem to help clear up breakouts faster than they would on their own.

Kellie Mamers, NC

I love Thomas Roth products…

This is one of the very best astrigent acne fighting pads that I have found yet! Very fadt shipping due to prime. Thank you!

Melanie Julian, NC

can’t live without these

i love the peter thomas roth line, and this is no exception. i use them every 2-3 nights (if i used them more than that my chin would totally dry out) and they keep my skin super clean and tight. i’ve noticed if i go a week or more without using them that the little blemishes start to return, so i’m pretty diligent about washing my face every night and using these a couple times a week. they do sting a bit – some nights it’s no big deal and others i’ve noticed it’s more intense and i need to put lotion on right away to help cool things down.

Belinda Loxley, AL


Awesome product. I have to use it every other day because my skin is sensative. It still leaves my face feeling clean and refreshed.

Elva Genesee, ID


I love love love these pads! I have purchased them several times and will continue to do so. They help me with break outs that I have as well as the ever unsightly Bacne! That’s right, I said it! They smell amazingly wonderful. I’ve even got my boyfriend in to using them. He loves them too! They do not burn my skin when I use them and i love that they are not overly saturated when I take them out the container. I tried using a different cheaper brand but the pads were so small and thin I ended up using 3 or 4 just to get the same coverage I get with 1 of these. I will stick with these!

Kelley Cedartown, GA