It’s Sunday which means another instalment of my Skincare Sunday, this week I thought I’d share my thoughts on the much hyped Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask.
I picked this up in a holiday mask gift set at Sephora when we were in Florida and it was my first dip into the PTR brand.
First and foremost, there aren’t many products that make me go “wow” right from the outset, but this mask was a rare exception. The first time I used it, my skin looked like I had just been to the spa for a facial, even my usually oblivious boyfriend commented on my healthy glow.
This mask is a triple action treatment, which promises to exfoliate, smooth and polish the skin. The ingredient list is, as expected, impressive, using pumpkin enzyme (to exfoliate the dead skin cells), alpha hydroxy acids (to enhance radiance) and aluminium oxide crystals (the same ones used for microdermabrasion) to name a few. I’m not claiming to fully understand the technicalities of all the ingredients, but I do understand one thing, THEY WORK.
The mask has quite a thick consistency with a grainy texture and an odd spicy scent that personally is not for me (think pumpkin spiced pie), but the results outweigh the scent for me.
The instructions say to gently massage a thin layer onto the face in a circular motion with wet fingertips to start the exfoliation process. You can leave the mask on for 3-7 minutes, depending on skin sensitivity. I personally go for the full 7 minutes.
When the mask is first applied, you will most definitely experience a tingling, stinging sensation (but that soon subsides). The mask also creates a warming sensation on the skin which combined with the stinging may cause some to panic. Unless you have very sensitive skin, I would recommend to bare with it, it will subside and it means that the mask’s ingredients are getting to work.
Another thing which may cause panic is the fact that your skin may appear red once the mask has been removed, however, this too does die down after 30 minutes or so. Once skin has returned to normal, I find that I have an incredible radiant glow. My skin looks fresh and clean and make up applies beautifully after using it. In short, I LOVE this product and would definitely recommend.
Have you all tried any other products from PTR? What would you recommend?
Thanks for reading 🙂