Peter Thomas Roth’s Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is my latest splurge at Sephora.
Hailing from a lineage of experts in the beauty field, Hungarian-born Peter Thomas Roth is no stranger to the beauty aisle and has been whipping up state of the art formulations since 1993. The Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is the newest addition to the brand’s face mask range.There are a number of reasons I decided to pick up this product. It’s a new addition! And its pumpkin! I have a weakness for all things pumpkin, but have never contemplated on smearing it on my face (dear regular readers, you know how much I love my DIY edible masks!). It also has AHA, a beauty ingredient that my dermatologist friend Dr. Hanan Taha suggested we keep a look out for.
Product Claim: Rejuvenates the appearance of a lackluster complexion.
1) The natural enzyme of pumpkin to remove dead skin cells from the surface.
2) Alpha Hydroxy Acid to peel away dull surface cells and reveal a fresh, youthful radiance. AHA treatments are highly recommended by dermatologist Dr. Hanan Taha.
3) Aluminum Oxide Crystals, the same crystals used in micro-dermabrasion treatments, to exfoliate and polish the skin.
A close look at the other ingredients:
My Experience with Peter Thomas Roth’s Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
On opening the jar, I fell in love with the scent of the product. It smells of warm pumpkin pie interspersed with generous sprinkles of cinnamon. It’s like Christmas all over again.
The product is creamy, and has a grainy texture.
As per directions, I applied a thin layer onto my cleansed face, and gently exfoliated in circular motion. This step felt good on the skin. The scent was delicious, and the skin felt pampered with the gentle exfoliation.
It says you can keep it on the face for 3 to 7 minutes depending on skin sensitivity. I have pretty normal skin, but by 3 minutes I felt a little concerned as the mask was starting to feel very warm.
I washed off the mask after about 4 minutes the first time. The second time round, I managed 5 minutes.
Upon washing the product off the face, the skin definitely looks squeaky clean and rejuvenated with all that exfoliating.
The packaging suggests using this mask 1 to 2 times per week. It also says that sun exposure should be limited for 2 to 3 days after using the product.
I have used this product once a week for the past 3 weeks, and it makes my skin feel thoroughly clean. I have been careful about the sun exposure, and have been using sunscreen religiously.
Pros: As per product claim, the mask does wonders for rejuvenating tired, lack-luster skin. The fine exfoliation pumps up the blood flow, and the active ingredients seem to work right away with the heat I felt on my skin.
Cons: I would not recommend this product to people with sensitive skin, or those prone to getting easily sun-burnt.
Price & Availability
Peter Thomas Roth’s Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is available at all Sephora stores nationwide, and retails for AED 165 for a 150 ml tub.