Happy fall, Y’all! Of course, I would choose a pumpkin mask to review as a way to celebrate my favorite season!
Peter Thomas Roth’s Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
I’ve used PTR’s products for a few years now, and have always been a fan of their products. Pumpkin, aside from being wonderful to eat (and smell..HA!), is also super good for your skin. GASP! Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin C, Carotenoids (alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and others), minerals (copper, iron, potassium and magnesium) and vitamin Bs. It’s good to eat and the power of it with your skin has some great benefits. Check out more, here.
PTR’s take on pumpkin is fantastic, not only because pumpkin is packed with benefits, but the exfoliation in this mask is crazy good. This mask is made to diminish pores, fine lines and also help resurface your skin similar to benefits of microderm.
As you can see in the two photos above, I wanted to show that the texture of the mask is thick and grainy. It smells like pumpkin, but it’s not an overwhelming scent. Because this mask has some potent ingredients, like AHAs, only use to the extent that your skin can handle. While it is okay for sensitive skin, be mindful that if it burns too much, take it off. Speaking of that, it might burn a little and turn your face red after use. That’s completely normal, but only leave on for less than 10 minutes.
I love this mask, and really feel like I get benefits from it. I’m consistently trying new products for glowing, healthy skin that works with my natural oils and helps my acne. This mask is great if your skin needs a reboot, and if you’re looking to add in a little more intense mask. My only recommendation after using would be to follow up with a cooling mask or a calming mask. I prefer to use Josie Maran’s Whipped Mud Masks. Argan oil is calming for your skin and helps to rebalance and calm down any redness.
Using this mask one to two times a week for less than 10 minutes at a time is enough to see benefits! Just rub on, gently, with warm water and rinse once your time is up. As I mentioned, your skin might burn a little because of the AHAs and it will be red. That’s normal, but monitor your skin if you lean towards the sensitive side.