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Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Review
Y'know when you read about a product and just know that you need to own it?  Well a long time ago I read a rave review of this product by Nishi V (link) and I just knew I needed to have it in my possession. 
Surprisingly, it was a long time before I actually took the plunge and hit "checkout" on this one though.
You may ask why I waited so long and there was two main factors;
Number 1. 
This product normally retails for £56.00.  As a gal on a budget, I think that is pretty steep for a mask when I have cupboards full of skincare products.
Number 2. 
And this may be an unpopular one, but I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin scented products.  I know this time of year it becomes the "in thing" to buy all the pumpkin scented candles and pumpkin flavoured coffee etc but it's just one of those scents that doesn't do it for me.  I'll happily eat all the pumpkin pie you can throw at me, but the scent is usually  "no" from me.
And yet, I still wanted needed this product.
Y'see, this Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask sounded like everything I've ever wanted in a skincare product;
The formula is aimed to exfoliate the skin.  To target ageing, dull and congested complexions all the while nourishing and clarifying the skin at the same time.
The mask is listed as having "Triple Action Technology" and that intrigued me so upon further investigation this actually means that (1) the natural pumpkin enzymes exfoliate the skin and melt away the dead surface skin cells while (2) the Alpha Hydroxy Acid peels those dead exfoliated cells away to leave a fresh and youthful glow and (3) the mineral blend aluminium oxide polishes away any other impurities left on the skin to help prevent the likes of blackheads etc.
So when Beauty Bay had this product included in one of their crazy Friday discount promotions a few months ago, I managed to grab it for £19.75, with free tracked delivery.  That's even better than half price.  I just couldn't let it pass by.
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Review

There is no denying that the size of the package is impressive.  A good 150ml sized tub is going to last a very long time, especially as you only need a 10p sized amount to cover the whole face.

The product can be used in two way;
(1) Apply like a mask, leave it on for your desired time and then remove with a warm flannel
(2) Gently massage the product into the skin in circular motions with wet fingertips to polish away the bad stuff then remove with a warm flannel.

On first application the first thing to hit me was the scent; sweet, spiced pumpkin.  Although, as mentioned I'm not a fan of it, it's not so unpleasant that I couldn't bear to have it on my skin.  It's a smell I can put up with for the proposed application time of 3-7 minutes.

The second thing that hit me was the tingling. 

Oh boy, this felt odd on application.  I tried not to panic as I knew this mask was intended to do some serious resurfacing work and that is exactly what I've been looking for.  Even in my thirties I still suffer with uneven skin, breakouts and a dull complexion.  I thought best to stick to the lower end of the recommendations on my first trial and just leave the product on for 3 minutes.

As I began to massage the gel-like formula into my face I felt the AHA's working away, tingling and exfoliating my skin.  It wasn't a comfortable experience at first, but after about a minute the tingling stopped and I got used to the scent.

As I mentioned, I left the mask on for 3 minutes on first application as I was a little wary of how my skin would react - I don't have sensitive skin but I was aware of how powerful this stuff is, so I'd certainly advise if you had sensitive skin that you'd also be wary and do a test patch first if you were interested in this product.

My skin absolutely adores this product and I love how smooth it feels after use.  I suffer with blackheads around my nose and this product has to be one of the best I've ever used for clearing them. 

Overall, I can understand the price tag on this product.  It's quickly become one of my favourite at-home skincare treatments and I now make sure that I give myself a little self-care time at least twice a week with my PTRoth mask.

I'm glad I managed to pick my first pot up when it was on offer but I have no doubt that I'll happily pay full price when I need to re-stock. 

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Review

The Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is available online now from Beauty Bay or  Cult Beauty.

Have you tried any Peter Thomas Roth skincare?  What's your favourite mask right now?