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There Are No Words for How Much I Love This Mask…

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…but I’ll try. Confession time – I’ve never had a Pumpkin Spiced Latte before and when it comes to the whole autumnal ‘pumpkin in everything’ trend it’s not something I really get behind, so when I spotted the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme MaskΒ during my recent trip(s)Β to Sephora it definitely wasn’t the name that caused me to pick it up. After spotting a few raves from US beauty gals I follow online about this newly released mask, I knew I need to give it a go and I’m so glad I did because it really, really, is all kinds of awesome.

Do you ever have moments when everything and anything you put on your face just looks wrong. Things are grey, dull and dry. It’s times like these when I realise I haven’t done a mask in yonks and really my skin just needs a good ol’ scrub. I was feeling like this when I was in New York (though the mass amounts of pancakes and French toast for breakfast weren’t helping) and after slathering this on just the once I was converted. My skin had a glow to it – even sans moisturiser – it was so smooth (even Mark commented on the texture and vowed to use it himself) makeup sat on it well again, skincare sunk in and I vowed never to not pack a mask when travelling again.

My first impression was that it smelt good enough to eat. Cinnamon-y and warm, but I resisted and instead slathered on a dollop of the orange, slightly gritty textured gel and massage it on as instructed. This point is where the Aluminium Oxide kicks in, doing its exfoliating thing. After a minute or so my skin started to feel warm so I cooled it on the massaging and left it on for the specified time (it says 3 to 7 minutes but given that I can be a bit sensitive at times I left it on for about 3). The Pumpkin Enzyme and AHA gets to work at sloughing away the dead skin cells; now I wouldn’t say it stung, but it was warming and a cool muslin coming at me after a few minutes was very much welcome. After rinsing it off there was a bit of redness (though it’s worth noting that happens to me after every mask), but it subsided after a few minutes and it felt great. I feel like if my skin could speak it would have muttered a very grateful ‘Thank you’.

The downers? Well this might not be the one for those sensitive in the skincare department (I like this AHA-based Pai Mask for something a little gentler) and as of right now it’s not something that’s currently available in the UK. Though it’s pretty new to the line and so will hopefully make its way to these shores soon and if you’re desperate you can ship it over from Sephora (just be prepared to pay some seriously hefty delivery and tax on it).

Pumpkin Spiced Lattes? Maybe I’ll give ’em a go this year…

Comments

  • Mehar Singh

    I need to give it a try for sure! Always up for a new mask! πŸ™‚

    http://www.miss-singh.blogspot.com

  • This sounds really good, great recommendation as always Anna!
    Hannah x
    Hanniemc.co.uk

  • Ugh! I hate those kinds of days when you look at the mirror and think “blah”. Horrible way to start a day!

    The mask sounds great! I haven’t seen Peter Roth in this corner of the world, but I remember seeing at least part of his line in a couple online british retailers. Might be worth checking out if they include it

  • Josette

    For anyone in the UK wanting to buy this, keep an eye out on lookfantastic.com as that’s where I bought mine from a few days ago…they’re sold out at the moment, but might be getting more in at some point.

  • lisa

    I just wondered what kind of tax charges one could expect over and above the delivery charges from Sephora? There are so many things I would love to buy but don’t want any unexpected costs added to my bill

  • It sounds amazing! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

  • Will be waiting for it to be launched in the UK!! Another Anna recommendation added to my TBP (To Be Purchased) list

    Sophie xxx
    https://bluntsbookblog.wordpress.com/

  • Jodie Vernon

    This sounds like an amazing mask, I hope it reaches the UK soon!

    Jodie // La Lune Song

  • This mask might just be worth making my very first Sephora order!
    Hayley xo | http://www.sailor-stories.blogspot.co.uk

  • Anna Blush

    Wow this sounds amazing! Can’t wait to get my hands on it x

    http://www.annablush.com

  • I’ve heard so much about this mask! I wonder if its like the Michael Todd Pumpkin one?
    Gonna have to grab a sample somehow πŸ™‚

    Allie | RainyAllie

  • Emma

    You can buy it on mankind.com, I got 20% off it aswell!

  • Oh, I would love to try this, love enzyime masks! Great post. xx S&R

    http://silverandrosy.blogspot.com/

  • I need to try it. I still haven’t found the perfect mask for my skin πŸ™

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  • janet highland

    Pumpkin spices lattes are heaven and I now make my own as I can adapt to my own taste. That face mask looks devine.

  • Sabrina

    you can order the pink one from Peter Thomas Roth on Beauty Bay..it’s really great and atm it comes with 2 other products for the same price!

  • Need to try this out! I love pumpkin spices they are heavenly!

    xox http://thewolfandme.com/

  • alice bea
  • I tried it a couple of months ago and unfortunately my skin reacted quite badly to it! I’m normally not sensitive to products what so ever, but this one didn’t do me very well so it’s just sitting in my drawer waiting to be tried again as I’m convinced it was something else- I mean, how could this possibly not be good for my skin??!
    Gabriella, Scandinavian Beauty Blog || http://www.willowjolie.com

  • This looks so natural but unfortunately from the description I can already tell it would irritate my sensitive skin πŸ™
    Daxidream x

  • I’ve seen a few pumpkin exfoliating masks and this sounds just the ticket – you’ve sold me on the smell, I love cinnamon! Would you say that Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel is similar?

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • Brazen Brunette

    Thanks for such a great review! I have sensitive skin as well so I might try sample of this before purchasing. And I will definitely try out that Pai mask!

    xoxo Nicole

    http://www.brazenbrunette.com

  • Wow I’ve never heard of this before but it sounds just so amazing!

    http://www.angerawrs.co.uk

  • I’d usually avoid the pumkin flavoured well, anything, really. But I think you’ve changed my mind!

    http://www.natalie-yasmin.blogspot.co.uk

  • This sounds amazing. I definitely have all those skin problems right now because I’m getting lazy with my skincare routine! I could use something like this.

    blushandfairydust.blogspot.com

  • I never use physical exfoliators, but this sounds amazing! Peter Thomas Roth is such a great brand too. xo.

    http://www.beautyandthebyrd.com

  • There’s that mask AGAIN! The universe is trying to tell me something…

  • Leoni

    i love pumpkin flavoured things and this sounds amazeballs! i hope it comes to england soon…

    http://lobloggs.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Ahhh, this sounds amazing though.
    I love cinnamon scented everything!

    xx
    http://www.curlsandmints.com

  • Maggie

    This is basically fall in a mask!

    http://thatsmagsforyou.com

  • Jessica (What To Style)

    I didn’t know about this mask before, it sounds amazing! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

  • thedailymiacis

    Althought my skin is sensitive at some point, I believe I’ve gotta try this one πŸ™‚

  • Ohh it sounds a good one! I’d love to try this one day! Fingers crossed it makes its way over here!

    http://www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

  • If it has cinnamon in it, I know cinnamon gives the burning, stinging effect but it’s supposed to be fantastic for your skin. This looks so great and I’m always looking for anything that’ll even and brighten my skin so may give this a go.

    thesundaywardrobe.blogspot.com

  • catherine β™‘

    This sounds so lovely, hope it comes to the UK! xx

    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

  • mmm this seems amazing, might be my next sephora purchase!

    makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

  • Ella

    I’ve heard several people raving about this lately and I am in need of a new mask – can’t wait to pick it up! My skin has gotten less sensitive over time, so I think it should be fine πŸ™‚
    http://www.youtube.com/sparklesandsuch26

  • Kat Horrocks

    Oh wow this sounds amazing! You know a products good when the BF wants to get in on the beauty action haha! x

    KatHorrocks.com

  • ayme nicole

    I bought this from Sephora when it was in a set with 2 of his other masks (the rose one and the cucumber one). While this one was the best of the 3, it still stung! I finally finished the bottle 2 weeks ago and I’m debating if I should buy it again. I’ll say that the first 2-3 times I used it I saw big results. Brighter, fresher skin. But halfway through the bottle, the results weren’t as significant. Which is probably a common thing with skin products.

  • This was my fave thing out of your New York haul, and now I want it even more!!! Sounds amazing! I’ve never had a spiced pumpkin latte either aha!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog

  • This sounds so gooD! Can’t wait for it to come over to the UK!
    http://charlottesophiaroberts.blogspot.co.uk

  • This so sounds great! I think its available in a travel/trial size too with 2 other small masks? Great post!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  • Claire Wilkinson

    This sounds amazing, I really want to give it a try πŸ™‚ Hopefully it will come to the UK soon! xx

    http://xtouchofbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

  • I’m a sucker for masks! I love doing them so much and this definitely sounds like something i need to pick up ASAP!

    http://www.beautiphoric.blogspot.com

  • The whole cinnamon-pumpkin scent had me totally sold! But with sensitive skin I might have to pass this one up and go for something that suits my skintype a bit better.

    http://glassow.com

  • Ulricha

    sounds beyond amazing !! – is it just for exfoliation or does it have cleansing/anti-blemish purposes or effects as well? πŸ™‚

  • Emma and Emily

    gorgeous looking mask. I love the idea of anything which will make my wintery complexion look a little brighter!!

    http://www.emandthem.co.uk

  • The mask looks amazing and it probably smells even better! Thanks for the tip. xx
    Lara from http://www.lara-loves.com

  • AshleighAilsa

    I really want to try this mask, I seem to want to buy and try almost everything you write about on your blog haha!

    AshleighAilsa | http://www.ashleighailsa.blogspot.com

  • emily couture

    this mask sounds amazing! πŸ˜€

    emily xx

    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

  • Sounds like such a good product πŸ™‚

    http://www.champagne-lifestyle.com/

  • Trying new things out can both be very exiting and scary..

    jeansandmacaroons.blogspot.com

  • I’ve never actually used this mask on my face because my skin is so sensitive that this is probably a bit too intense for it, but I work at a Sephora and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve picked it up and opened it just to smell it. IT SMELLS AMAZING.

  • This sounds perfect! I’m a huge fan of AHA-based masks and anything pumpkin-scented is up my alley. I’m a fan of the PAI mask too πŸ™‚

  • Katy Ferenczy

    I’m not really a fan of the whole pumpkin spice autumn thing either but I wish I was able to get that mask here as I have seen a lot of people rave about it.

    fashionablyunknown.com

  • PeonyandPeach

    Sounds lovely! Would be interested to know how ‘strong’ it is compared to Ren glycolactic and Oskia Renaissance.

    http://www.peonyandpeach.blogspot.com

  • To be completely honest, I have never used a face mask! Would love to see a post about face masks for beginners! I really just have no idea where to start! I have heard about this pumpkin one though πŸ™‚

  • Irene

    Hey there, you can buy the mask online at lookfantastic! I just did so…:)

  • Moa

    I need to try that mask but iΒ΄m not sure itΒ΄s sold where i live! *sad face*

    littlecoffeebreak.com

    • Me too!! I’m not sure where you are Moa but I always feel like I’m missing out on beauty stuff living in Australia (or have to spend ages figuring out what is comparable that I can get here). Thank god for internet shopping though haha

      Sam xx
      http://www.smart-twenties.com – how to make the most of your twenties

  • Jamie

    This looks so intriguing to me! You are making me want to purchase and I was JUST at Sephora over the weekend. What other masks do you recommend for Sensitive Skin? I live in the US.

  • Lizzie

    This sounds delightful!

    http://lux-rose.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Samantha Erin

    This is one of my favourite masks ever for exfoliating. So, so good, and you’re right about the smell!

  • Good god, it’s $58! Ouch.

    Georgina
    foxonthehunt.com

  • Kaiesha Ceryn Page

    This looks gorgeous. Worth investing in a decent quality mask and I personally really benefit from the occasional pamper night with a mask included!

    Kay, ohkay-dohkay.com xx

  • Freeman’s pineapple enzyme AHA mask is a good one too. Like $7 or something. Haven’t seen them in the UK though.
    http://www.boxytown.wordpress.com

  • Poppy’s Style

    I just ordered this the other day based on your NYC trip! Can’t wait for it to arrive!

  • Superhero Skye

    I have been using the tarte mask i need to try this one out!

    http://maggieskye.blogspot.com/

  • Auntie M

    I’ve been using this mask since last fall, and it is the most amazing mask, you are right! I want to eat it every time I open the jar, and the tingling makes you know it is really working. You don’t need much product at a time and I still have over half the jar left and I use it at least once a week. It’s worth the hefty price IMO.

  • Allison

    I tried this as a sample once and it was like I splashed my face with fire! NEVER AGAIN, I like the Juice Beauty exfoliating mask though!
    Allison from http://www.mercuteify.com

  • Zalona

    Love your blog! πŸ™‚ This post is very inspiring, keep up the great work! I’m a fan. πŸ™‚

    http://www.officialzalona.com

  • Tania

    Sounds good. I’ll put it on my wishlist for when I’m going to the us later this year

  • Emily Knott

    This does sound pretty darn nice!

    http://www.britishbeautyaddict.com

  • AHA is one of the most magical ingredients ever! It does amazing things to my hair!

  • nikki

    This totally sounds amazing, I need to try it! I’ve been looking for something exactly like this in my skincare xx
    hedgehogloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • Paula

    Sounds just like what I need at the moment! my face needs a bit of a pick me up this winter weather, just makes your skin so dull looking!

    http://paulaheartsmakeup.blogspot.com.es

  • This sounds divine! I have another exfoliator in the mix…but…can you really have too many of them?

    Tiff | AMtoPM

  • Anu

    Sounds great and I love enzyme masks… would love to try this one πŸ™‚

    http://anutipsandreviews.blogspot.com/

  • Anna Jane

    This mask looks so lovely! xx

    rosyannajane.blogspot.com // bloglovin.com/annatranter

  • truly, Addia

    i love pumpkin! the mask sounds good, will have to check it out some time

    http://trulyaddia.wordpress.com

  • Tahira Aziz

    Hi Anna, I bought this mask on your recommendation, it arrived today and I’m so excited to try it out tonight. Would love you to post a follow up to the mask, any more tips and tricks on how to use it and whether you still love it or use regularly, or what other masks you are loving right now πŸ™‚