I think we can all agree that this is quite the timely review, considering Halloween – in all it’s pumpkin-y glory – is just a few days away. The Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is a product that I think a lot of people associate with the Peter Thomas Roth brand as it’s such a popular treatment mask, so when I was having a little Sephora splurge, I decided to grab one of the Peter Thomas Roth mask sampler packs (which are absolutely awesome, FYI – you get five decent sized tubs for around a tenner each) which included the cult Pumpkin Enzyme Mask.
The Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is exactly as it sounds, in that it’s an exfoliating mask that relies mostly on enzymatic exfoliation courtesy of the glorious smelling pumpkin; honestly, as soon as I pop the lid on this bad boy I have to exercise considerable strength to avoid giving it a quick taste – it smells entirely edible! Just to clarify, it isn’t though, sadly. The mask also involves manual exfoliation as it includes microdermabrasion crystals, which are basically those very fine, gritty crystals you get in the really good scrubs. As with most PTR masks, this is quick and easy, and involves applying, rubbing around (to make use of the manual exfoliation) and then leaving for 3-7 minutes.
It’s a zingy little number that certainly feels like it’s getting to work, so sensitive skin types might want to patch test and ease in gently, but my word does this do a good job at giving skin a very noticeable boost; not only does skin feel incredibly smooth and plump without any dryness or that horrid stripped feeling, it also looks refined and pampered, making this a real essential mask, especially if you’re not one for faffing about with long treatments, as a few minutes of this will reap the most impressive of benefits. The full sized tub is £30 here – link – or you can get the sampler set I have for £49.95 here – link.
*Purchased by me
I’m loving Too Cool for School’s Pumpkin and Dragon’s Blood sleeping masks that I got from Selfridges online. They don’t seem to have the Fresh Gore any more though, it’s got Dragon’s Blood extract in it and is slightly disappointingly not blood-coloured ?! They’re very fresh and mild to use, I like them a lot.