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It’s that time where reviews flood my blog since I like to review the presents I got for Christmas (if you haven’t seen my “what I got for Christmas” post you should check it out!). This first one is a review of the pumpkin enzyme mask* from Peter Thomas Roth.
I’ve actually been interested in this mask for over 3 years now! I noticed it before I went to DisneyWorld in 2017 but when I was in Sephora, so many other products grabbed my attention!
Luckily, it was on sale before Christmas, so my Nan offered to buy it for me! I’ve managed to use it a couple of times now so I’m ready to give my honest opinions.
What is the pumpkin enzyme mask*?
Peter Thomas Roth’s pumpkin enzyme mask is a resurfacing mask that uses AHAs to effectively exfoliate your skin. It promises smoother and younger looking skin!
It also uses aluminium oxide crystals that are used in the facial treatment microdermabrasion to “polish” dull skin!
You’re supposed to leave it on your skin 2-7 minutes (depending on sensitivity) for 1 or 2 times a week.
The mask currently retails at £50 (60 USD)
What were my first impressions on the pumpkin enzyme mask*?
So, as soon as I applied it, it tingled! I don’t mean a little either, this is intense. So much so that I’d say it was on the verge of stinging! My skin isn’t too sensitive so I left it on for 5 minutes and I was so happy to be washing it off.
It also has a very strong scent. I wasn’t particularly fond of it but it wasn’t unbearable. If you love all things pumpkin, you’ll probably find this really pleasant. If you don’t, I wouldn’t recommend this mask as the scent doesn’t die down at all. Because of this fact, I was glad the mask doesn’t require a long wear time.
When I first washed it off, my skin was a little red but they said that’s normal. The crystals in this pumpkin enzyme mask are also very gentle which I appreciated.
It didn’t take too long for the red to go and when it did, my skin looked very glowy.
Before using, I did have some acne. I don’t think it really affected my acne as such but in the morning, one of my spots had rose to the surface.
This only happened to one spot though so I can’t confirm if that was an effect of the PTR pumpkin enzyme mask*.
What do others think of the pumpkin enzyme mask*?
This mask is very highly rated by others and is a best seller of the brand.
It’s suitable for all skin types (possibly bar sensitive) and promises results that people with any skin type would want.
I think it does deliver on the glowy and rejuvenated looking skin. As for anti-aging, I can’t comment. As of yet, I don’t have wrinkles so I can’t comment on the appearance of them after using this mask.
It’s definitely a luxury mask and is perfect for those looking for (very) quick glowing skin. The AHAs and crystals really work fast to provide you with that.
I have noticed, that on reviews I’ve read, it doesn’t mention the tingling. My skin is in no way sensitive and it was quite uncomfortable for me so surely others must feel it too. It’s so strong but it’s in a way that you know it’s working, rather than harming your skin.
Final thoughts on the pumpkin enzyme mask*
Overall, I did like this mask. It did as it said and provided extremely quick results. I’m not sure that I’d spend £50 on it myself though or if I’d repurchase this mask.
I’d definitely like to try more products from Peter Thomas Roth though but I feel like some other masks could get you the same results just with extensive use.
For example, the Ordinary’s peeling solution* also contains AHAs as well as BHAs to resurface and chemically exfoliate the skin. It’s also a fraction of the price. I purchased this during lockdown one and was very impressed.
There is review of the Ordinary’s peeling solution on my blog. Feel free to read this review and view the comparisons.
Finally, I do think this pumpkin enzyme mask is great for autumn and if you have congested skin. It works far quicker than any mask I’ve ever used before. However, if you have sensitive skin, don’t like the scent of pumpkin or don’t like uncomfortable sensations on your face, then it isn’t for you.
I don’t think I’ll be using twice a week but I will use it when my face is very congested or dull or I want a little taste of luxury.
I think if you have the £50 to splurge, the pumpkin mask* would be a good investment, even better if it’s on sale. The positives do outweighs the negatives but please do what’s best for your skin.
I hope you enjoyed this in-depth review and you have your mind set on whether to purchase this mask or not!