Peter thomas roth hyaluronic acid

Peter Thomas RothWater Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum

What it is: An intense serum with a 75 percent hyaluronic acid complex that can attract and retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water from atmospheric vapor.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
Skincare Concerns: Fine lines and wrinkles, Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture
Formulation: Cream
Highlighted Ingredients:
– 75% Hyaluronic Acid Complex: Potent hydrator that can attract and retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water from moisture in the air.
– Pentavitin®: Helps provide up to 72 hours of hydration—even after cleansing.
– Sodium PCA: Helps lightly and naturally hydrate skin.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.
What Else You Need to Know: An invisible veil of hydration helps replenish the appearance of aging and dehydrated skin with moisture, imparting a look of youthful radiance. Helps smooth out the appearance of fine lines and rough texture.
Clinical Results: Based on a 4-week consumer perception study on 25 women ranging in age from 35 to 65:
– 96% agreed skin felt more hydrated
– 96% agreed skin appeared to have a youthful look
– 96% agreed this product helped smooth out the look of fine lines

Overall score: 72/100

Tested January 2019

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Boasting a 75% hyaluronic acid complex in the formulation, this Peter Thomas Roth serum claims to deliver intense hydration to replenish the appearance of dehydrated skin. The product also claims that fine lines and wrinkles appear reduced leaving the complexion with a youthful radiance. The serum can be used as needed on the face and neck.

The formulation has a lightweight fluid texture and is fragrance free. It’s packaged in a graduated pale blue 30ml glass bottle with a translucent pump.


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Testers were impressed with how youthful their skin felt after using the product. It left the skin feeling super soft and plumper, and our testers were raving about the instant improvement. Over 83% of them loved how the product layered well with their other products and didn’t leave any unpleasant residue after absorbing into the skin. Our lab test showed improvements in the hydration of the skin after a 4-week period of testers using the product. 91% of testers found the formulation easy to apply and they also noticed that their skin was more radiant and brighter at the end of the trial!


  • Ease of use: 4.5/5
  • Design: 4/5
  • Instruction: 4/5
  • Performance: 3.5/5


  • Absorbed quickly into the skin
  • Pleasant cooling sensation on application
  • Skin felt hydrated for longer


  • The lid on the bottle was a little too stiff for some testers
  • If too much product was used, it was a little sticky
  • Some testers felt that the pump dispensed a little too much product which may have been wasteful

All product information provided by the manufacturer is correct at time of publication.

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum ($65) is a new, intense serum that contains over 75% hyaluronic acid complex to hydrate and help skin to retain moisture. We’ve all heard that hyaluronic acid attracts and retains over 1,000 times its weight and water. You’ve likely heard this on more than one occasion if you’re a Japanese skincare user as one of their most popular products, Hada Labo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion drives the point home many times over in their commercials and promotions.

Over the last several years, hyaluronic acid has become a highly popular ingredient in the skincare world and why shouldn’t it? It’s an excellent way to hydrate your skin and allow your skin to retain that moisture.

When I heard about Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum I was instantly overjoyed to check this product out for myself.

Here’s my thoughts and review.

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum is 1 oz in size and $65. Ouch! Expensive right? But I’ve never been one to skimp on good skincare so, I bit the bullet and purchased this as soon as I launched.

And the verdict is in and I think it’s too expensive for what you get. Like I said, I’m not one to cringe at a hefty price tag on skincare but this really wasn’t worth the price I paid for it. Why? Because you can turn to Japan or Korea for far superior products that offer a lot more moisture for a lot less of a price. Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion is as little as $10 and nearly 6 oz in size and the results and hydration are much, much better than the new Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum in my opinion.

I think the idea of Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum is a good one, it’s just implemented in a way that isn’t very beneficial to your skin in my experience with it. This formula is a light gel-like consistency and is meant to be smoothed on skin. It’s a bit tacky and a little sticky but if you’ve used Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion you completely understand that feeling which disappears as the product absorbs into skin. I didn’t really feel like it deliver intense hydration to my drier skin. Sure, it provided moisture enough that it acted as an essence of sorts in preparation for my moisturizer and allowed said moisturizer to absorb a lot easier into my skin. But as far as actually providing long term hydration retention, mmm, that’s debatable. I didn’t feel like my skin was terribly hydrated after use nor did I feel like it was plumped or smoother after use. To me it felt more like a lightweight essence with the sticker, tackier feel of a Hyaluronic Acid serum or lotion.

The idea of the product behind Hyaluronic Acid is it should plump skin and visibly hydrate it. It’s has an impact over time with continued use as you’ll notice your makeup will appear smoother, your moisturizer will absorb a lot more easier, and your skin will feel a lot smoother and softer because it’s aiding and helping your skin to retain moisture. This didn’t really do that. I’m actually half way through the bottle I purchased and aside from working like a standard essence-style product I didn’t really experience any major changes in my skin or added moisture. I felt compelled to try to use more of it to see if that helped but honestly, dime size, quarter size, or more didn’t seem to really produce any visible difference in moisture.

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum is a product that will capture the attention and eye of drier skin tones. It’s also a product that will intrigue skincare users that haven’t been subjected to Asian skincare. You can probably get a better review out of this from someone who isn’t jaded or as spoiled as I am when it comes to Asian skincare. You’ll likely hear raving about it from those who haven’t used products like Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. But once you have been subjected to Asian skincare, it’s a little hard raving a product that’s 1 oz in size and $65 and doesn’t do half the things a simple bottle of Hada Labo formula does which is larger and much, much cheaper.

I wanted to love this one but sadly, I couldn’t.

Have you tried it?

What are your thoughts?

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Water, Saccharide Isomerate, Sorbitol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactobacillus/Olive Leaf Ferment Extract, Opuntia Tuna Fruit Extract, Honey Extract, Algae Extract, Eriodictyon Crassifolium Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Urea, Sodium Pca, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Triacetin, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream

This is a very nice and light moisturizer that will leave noticeable moisture behind after application without any oily residue. It is built on the technology having the capability to visibly hydrate the skin with lasting effect. Built on the very popular and widely used "quick-breaking water gel technology" that is exceptionally popular in Japan and Korea like the Urban Decay Hot Springs Hydrating Gel Rehab Makeup Prep moisturizer. However, the one from PTR does not have the pronounced water breaking ability due to the use of several emollients that will prevent the so pronounced water-feeling of this moisturizer at application. This will also provide a more substantive residue (albeit still on the light side) left on the surface of the skin after application. This will make this product more suitable for a dryer skin in warmer climate or in colder months for a more oilier skin type. (I do not think it will provide enough moisture used alone though if your skin is extremely dry or suffer from eczema, even during the warmer and more humid months.) It contains volatile and non-volatile silicones and silicone emulsifiers for a lighter feel and more “blurred” finish along with a minor amount of emulsifiers of natural origins and some excellent humectants. When it comes to the actives it contains an excellent blend of ceramides, fermented minerals and true hydration boosters (such as Yeast Extract (ProHyal+), Sodium Hyaluronate and Saccharide Isomerate). This is an elegant product housed in a light blue jar with no particular fragrance, just plain "clean". There is no added fragrance or colourant. I can highly recommend this product who is in need of a good hydration boost. Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Yeast Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Ceramide AP, Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk, Sodium PCA, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Caprooyl Phytosphingosine, Caprooyl Sphingosine, Saccharide Isomerate, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Methyl Gluceth-20, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Cholesterol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Behenic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Ceteareth-25, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica


If you’ve been a reader of The Hungarian Brunette for a while, then it should be no surprise to you that today’s post is about a Peter Thomas Roth product. I’ve talked about their products many times before… (See my full review of their peel pads, mask frenzy, Green Releaf face oil and Hungarian thermal water face mask)

In fact, I’ve talked about their products so many times that some of my friends in the blogging industry have told me I should stop giving them free publicity and ask them to sponsor me, lol. But what can I say, when I love something, I want to share it with you guys, and in the same state of mind, I would never share something I don’t really believe in – Just wanted to put that out there.

So once again, I’m back today with a full review of one of their older products that I just got to try recently (it was sent to me by the brand), the Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer. And no kidding guys, this had been in my Sephora loves list for MONTHS. I just never got around to buying it, so I was super happy and excited when the brand asked to send it to me so I could try it out. Just to make things 100% transparent, this blog post wasn’t requested by the brand, they have no idea I’m even doing this… So here we go. First, I feel like we should look at the claims this product makes one by one:

Skin appears less dry: I don’t really have dry skin (I actually have oily skin), so I wouldn’t say that my skin looks dry to begin with, unless I’ve been in the desert or travelling. For that reason, I don’t feel like I’m the best candidate to answer that claim. But… (see nest claim).

Skin feels more hydrated: This is definitely true. I usually put on my heavier moisturizer at night, since I use my vitamin C products in the morning. After putting on this moisturizer, I went to bed, and my skin definitely felt super hydrated and plump, at bedtime AND the next morning.

Skin feels more silky: Yes, yes and YES!!! This is the claim that I observed the most, and I was actually shook by how soft my skin was when I applied this after a peel. Usually, right after a peel, my skin feels a little sensitive and rough and I see results a little while later. But when I applied this moisturizer right after a peel, it soothed my skin instantly, and it felt SO SOFT. I don’t honestly think my skin had ever felt that soft before. It also felt super silky, like there was a protective film on it, but it didn’t feel oily at all. Just literally like the softest, smoothest silk.

Visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: I’m always a little (read: very) skeptical when I read that a moisturizer will helps reduce fine lines, because I’m a big believer that no cream will do what botox can do. I didn’t really notice a decrease in the tiny signs of aging my face shows, after a few applications of this moisturizer, but maybe it requires using it for a little longer than I did? I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt.

Skin appears more supple, full and smooth: I feel like this effect happens to me every time I try a new moisturizer I’m obsessed with, and it definitely happened this time around, with the Hyaluronic Cloud Cream. This effect obviously comes from skin that’s well hydrated, so I feel like it’s safe to say that this moisturizer really does a great job at keeping the skin moisturized… Which is what it claims to do.

In conclusion, I would say that the Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer does what it says it does, if you’re looking for a moisturizer that will make your skin look hydrated, dewy and silky smooth. A few honourable mentions: The effect of it lasted a LONG time after the application. The jar says “up to 72 hours”, but I don’t go that long between applying moisturizer, I usually do so every morning and night…. BUT, I definitely saw a difference in terms of longevity of the effect, compared to other great moisturizers.

I also loved that it was super lightweight, and since it’s so moisturizing, I was expecting something a lot more heavy. This one feels like a gel more than a creme, and it absorbed into my skin quickly, making it feel very hydrated, but not oily at all.

As my festival/camping trip to the desert gets closer, I’m starting to pack, and I’ve decided this is the moisturizer I’m going to bring, because I know it will do an amazing job at keeping my face fresh and hydrated, even in the desert dry heat.

Have you guys tried this moisturizer or any other product from PTR? I’m dying what you guys thought!! Please share your story in the comment section below, or come chat with me on Instagram!

Love you guys,

Jenny xx