PETER THOMAS ROTH | 3 MASKS
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 one, I 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…