Face Mask Friday #21: Peter Thomas Roth

Peter Thomas Roth Mask

13 November, 2015 Face Mask Friday #21: Peter Thomas Roth

Today I’m raving about the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask (£39.50 here). This pumpkin-packed treatment is loaded with AHAs to intensely exfoliate dead skin, and eliminate sebum and the rather gross debris that get trapped in pores after a week spent on the tube. I’m aware that the majority of the masks I review on the blog are clarifying, refining and exfoliating – but that should tell you how serious my complexion goals are. I want to be completely blackhead-clear, with a brighter, more even tone to my skin, that requires less makeup to keep things looking perky and put together.

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Both Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup and Ruth from A Model Recommends loved this product, and frequently recommend it. I know Anna is slightly sensitive in areas, and Ruth just had a baby, so I assumed that they like to reach for possibly more gentle products. This really took me by surprise when I realised how insanely intense and powerful this mask is!

This product works in three ways: pumpkin enzymes eat away at dead skin, AHAs help boost radiance and encourage the renewal process, and aluminium oxide crystals (akin to microdermabrasion) physically buff away blackheads, lodged-in dirt and other nasties. It’s a serious skincare marvel.

However – and that’s a big however – this stuff HURTS. It’s so strong! You can apply this sweet cinnamon-scented paste and let it sit for 3-5 minutes (or longer, if you’re brave), or massage lightly to get the aluminium oxide going. It starts to sting immediately, and you’ll see that skin looks red and could be hot to the touch. For me, this goes away immediately when wiped away with a warm muslin cloth.

The effects are instant: pores are cleared, blackheads are reduced in number and size, and my complexion looks fresh, firm and clear. It’s so impressive that one product can do so much in such a short space of time, and I’m pleased to say that all the reviews completely do this product justice.

I can imagine this would work for most skin types, excluding those who have rosacea or sensitivity. If you can tolerate a bit of pain for serious glow-factor, I’d absolutely recommend this. Effects lasts for 2-3 days and you can use this once or twice a week, depending on your needs – and the jar is huge, so you’ll definitely get bang for your buck.

For more Face Mask Friday goodness, check out the following posts:

Face Mask Friday #20: Origins

Face Mask Friday #19: Freeman Beauty

Face Mask Friday #18: Korres

Face Mask Friday #17: Aesop

What are your thoughts on this pumpkin-scented wonder from Peter Thomas Roth? Do you have any dupes or alternatives? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Happy Friday!

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10 Comments
  • Jasmine Talks Beauty
    Posted at 22:18h, 13 November Reply

    I love AHA products – how have I never tried this?! It sounds intense but worth it for the results 🙂 xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • Jessica
      Posted at 16:16h, 14 November Reply

      I think you would really, really like this. I’m about to put it on and although I’m bracing myself for the pain, it’s well worth it. Use a hydrating serum after and you’ll look amazing! X

  • Beautylymin
    Posted at 20:59h, 13 November Reply

    Sounds like a stronger version of Ren’s Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask? It’s on my list to try! xx

    Beautylymin

    • Jessica
      Posted at 16:17h, 14 November Reply

      That’s such a good comparison – I’d say they were VERY similar, with the PTR mask offering added exfoliating (physical and chemical) benefits. X

  • Tasha Rose
    Posted at 15:37h, 13 November Reply

    This sounds truly amazing, but i cant stand much pain haha, plus my skin can be on the sensitive side, but if it works aswell as that, then it may be worth it x

    http://tashaforrest.blogspot.com/

    • Jessica
      Posted at 16:18h, 14 November Reply

      I’d recommend the REN Flash Rinse Facial as an alternative if you’re sensitive – it uses Vitamin C to exfoliate and brighten, rather than aluminium oxide/AHAs. Still glow-boosting and renewing! X

  • Tasha
    Posted at 10:58h, 13 November Reply

    This sounds sooo up my alley! I’m obsessed with chemical exfoliants and enzymes and things! I didn’t realise this was so painful though haha, shows that it’s working though!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Jessica
      Posted at 16:18h, 14 November Reply

      I did wonder when I first tried it if I was having a bad reaction, but I’m sure most people think that. Well worth it if you can handle the pain! X

  • Ash / The Beauty Collection
    Posted at 10:43h, 13 November Reply

    I’ve been obsessed with this face mask ever since I picked it up when I was in the U.S. – you’re right, it is intense but the results, in my eyes, are totally worth it!

    Ash / The Beauty Collection

    • Jessica
      Posted at 16:19h, 14 November Reply

      I absolutely agree Ash! Thanks for the comment, have a great weekend! X

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