Anything overlooked for too long means that when the discovery finally happens, it usually comes with a certain lack of restraint. This is how I feel about masks at the moment, I want them all, and Peter Thomas Roth is no exception. From the cult and famous Pumpkin Enzyme Mask to the lesser known Cucumber Gel oneI am talking about 3 of their masks today.

How did the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask become famous? Is it the word Pumpkin written on the little orange pot, its cinnamon, gingerbread scent or simply the way it leaves the skin? Perhaps a little bit of everything. But famous or not, lovely or not, this mask might disappoint anyone who is accustomed to resurfacing, exfoliating masks and, at the same time, frightens the sensitive skins with its physical exfoliation. This is a great mask for any skin which isn’t overly demanding and/or sensitive -like mine sometimes is-: the chemical exfoliation sits on the subtle side of things whilst the exfoliating beads -Aluminum Oxyde Crystals- are, on the contrary, too present and aggressive for my liking. A lovely, famous mask, but not one I would personally repurchase in the end.

Less spoken about yet this time truly unique and meticulous on the skin is the thick, black jelly of the Irish Moor Mud Mask. Purifying, refining, decongesting and hydrating, the mask’s claims are surprisingly diverse, but also surprisingly true. Like the deep black shade and lack of scent of the concoction foretell it, the Irish Moor Mud Mask is very serious about making the skin as clear and refined as it can be, yet the fresh gel also happens to be highly soothing, leaving the skin in its best condition. I’ve simply never seen beautifying and hydrating properties come closer than that.

Another gel and another favourite, the Cucumber Gel Mask is a lovely soothing and detoxifying treat after a long day or/and a refreshing start of the day. If it isn’t as essential as a purifying or exfoliating mask, it nonetheless allows all kinds of stress and minor irritations to leave the skin whilst the cucumber -with a hint of apple in it- scent takes care of the mind and helps it to unwind as well. As long as a generous amount is used on the skin, this mask represents 10 minutes of relaxation with a happier skin at the end of it, so naturally I have nothing to complain about…


  • The Pumpkin Enzyme Mask has been on my wishlist for so long but having read this I’m now in two minds. The Irish Moor Mud mask sounds amazing! xx


    • It’s a lovely, it just isn’t strong enough compared to my other exfoliating masks, and my sensitive skin isn’t a fan of exfoliating beads! The Irish Moor Mud Mask is incredible, though!

  • I had deluxe samples of all of the masks and I really enjoyed them. For me though it comes down to price as I feel the full sizes are a bit too steep for me to ever purchase, unless they were on some crazy discount and then I’d be happy to xxx

    • Yes, the full sizes are definitely pricey, hence why I will not repurchase the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, I think I cannot live without the Irish Moor Mud Mask, though, so I will have to buy the full size of this one!

  • The Cucumber Gel Mask sounds like an absolute dream! The scent with apple would be awesome!

    Anika |

  • I’ve never heard about this brand, but I loveeee face masks !!!
    Gros bisous

    • I think you’ll love this brand if you love face masks!! Thank you for commenting 🙂

  • Yiotou_La

    I have been wanting to try these masks for ages but they are too expensive for me. I can add them to my Christmas wishlist but I have way too many products there haha!! xx


    • This is actually a little testing kit, you get these 3 minis for a little less than 20 pounds. Yes, I know that struggle!

  • I haven’t heard of these before but they look great! Might give them a go.

    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

  • Interesting to hear your thoughts on these masks. I haven’t tried the Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask myself, but plan to in the near future. In my set I have a rose one, have you tried that one as well?

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

    • No, I haven’t, but I would like to try it, I’ve heard great things about it on several blogs!

  • I’ve heard of this brand but have never tried them. The Irish Mud Mask is calling me the most. I hope the price of the full size isn’t too steep.

    Toni | sheergloss

    • It is quite expensive, not as pricey as high end ones, but definitely more expensive than drugstore ones!

  • clare⭐

    The cucumber mask sounds really great for the end of a long day!

  • I know Dagmara love the Pumpkin mask and it is in my list to try. Now I am intrigued by the Irish Moor mask, I’ll try to get a sample to try.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • I definitely recommend the Irish Moor Mud Mask, let me know if you find one!

  • I can’t believe I’ve never tried any of their masks yet xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

    • I know I was the same, they are classics, but they are quite expensive at the same time, hence why I was quite lucky to find this set! Thank you for reading 🙂

  • Amy-Anne Williams

    These masks all sound amazing, I’m in so much need for one right now! The cucumber one looks especially interesting, like it would be relaxing and cooling on your face, and I would love to give it a go.

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    • Let me know if you do! It truly is a lovely mask, and it also forces you to unwind as well, something which seems quite important at this time of year!

  • Bernadette

    I’ve heard such good things about these face masks. They sound so lovely I definitely need to try them. x

    • Let me know if you do, if I had to recommend just one, I would say the Irish Moor Mud Mask is the one which has changed my skin the most!

  • The Irish Moor Mud Mask is one of my favorites, it’s so hydrating yet deep cleaning at the same time!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh