For many years now, I've been an ardent fan of Ren's Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask - a chemical exfoliater that you apply for approximately ten minutes, and the result is skin that feels smoother and looks brighter and more radiant. Despite trying countless other products (including some great options from MyChelle) I just couldn't find anything that I preferred. At least, that was the case until I tried Peter Thomas Roth's Pumpkin Enzyme Mask (£34.50).
Like many people, I first heard of Peter Thomas Roth's Pumpkin Enzyme Mask through Vivianna Does Makeup's YouTube Channel. She has sung the praises of this face mask on more than one occasion - and after a certain point my curiosity was well and truly piqued. What delayed my purchase was the relatively costly outlay that's required, however, if you take into consideration that the mask contains a generous 150ml of product (compared to many similar masks which clock in at 75-100ml) it actually represents quite good value for money.
There are two crucial differences between this Peter Thomas Roth Mask and my old favourite from Ren. First, unlike the Ren face mask which is dispensed with a pump, the other mask has to be scooped out with your finger - or some sort of mini spatula if you have that sort of thing lying around. Secondly, Peter Thomas Roth's Pumpkin Enzyme Mask not only offers chemical exfoliation but it also contains really fine exfoliating particles. For anyone looking for an incredibly effective - skin brightening and smoothing - result, then this is the magic combination. However, if your skin reacts to manual exfoliants then you might not like this product.
In terms of results, my skin just couldn't have been happier. Honestly, I don't think I've ever seen such dramatic results after a single application. Overnight, I saw my skin transform into a much more radiant, glowing version of its previous self - even the open pores on my nose looked visibly refined. And with regular weekly use these results have not only repeated themselves, but my skin has just gone from strength to strength. The improvement in the texture of my skin has made a big difference to the confidence I've had to opt for lighter bases, such as tinted moisturisers or BB creams - which is always nice in the warmer summer weather. I think that this face mask would be a great option for anyone looking to achieve an even, smooth complexion, with more refined - and less congested - pores.
I bought Peter Thomas Roth's Pumpkin Enzyme Mask online from Look Fantastic for (£34.50), and I'd recommend checking the website for discounts because you can often get discounts of up to 20%.