Peter Thomas Roth Mask-A-Holic Review

I love wash off masks and am pleased to have been able to try out some of Peter Thomas Roth’s best selling masks, courtesy of Peter Thomas Roth and Brandbacker I have tried a couple of the Peter Thomas Roth masks before but several of these I have never tried or never had more than a small sample.  The Mask-A-Holic collection, which is exclusive to Sephora, contains four of PTR’s best selling masks plus 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches.

Skin Type/Concerns:  Oily, blemish prone skin, pores with aging concerns  ~ fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, hyper-pigmentation

PTR Mask-A-Holic set contains the following products: This set contains: 150 mL Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme De-Tox Hydrator (150 mL),  24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm ((50 mL), Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask (50 mL),  Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer (50 mL) and  24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches (30).

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Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask I’ve used this before and I didn’t have a good feeling with it in the past, as I found out that it was too much for my skin.  However, I decided to give this another try, but only as a spot treatment on my extra oily bits.  I love a good mud mask, and who doesn’t love the romantic notion of smearing Irish peat mud on their face? Come on! This mask is very rich and pudding-like in texture and is a deep dark black mud mask, containing not only peat, but charcoal, lava powder and hijiki seaweed to help detox, remove dirt and excess oil and purify all at the same time. It doesn’t have an odor and it goes on smoothly.   This also contains AHA lactic acid in it, so it will help refine your skin texture while removing dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin. 

When the mask is on, I don’t feel uncomfortable and I do not have any reactions to it. You are only supposed to leave on for a maximum of 10 minutes ~ this mask will not dry down and if you have sensitive skin, you will not want to leave it on for a long time.  I found that by just limiting where I put it (nose, part of forehead and chin), my skin did not get beet red when I rinsed it off.  This time around, I did like the effects of how it cleaned out the gunk in my pores while removing excess oil.  A little goes a long way and I didn’t need to leave on for a long time.

Description: Irish Moor Mud – The result of the natural decomposition of herbs, flowers and plants over a period of thousands of years, this mud paste has an unusually high concentration of purifying bio-minerals, trace elements, vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids. Hijiki Seaweed – This black sea vegetable grows wildly along the coasts of Japan, Korea and China and has been used abundantly for centuries. Provides nutrition and hydration and contains high levels of calcium, iron, and vitamins B1, B2, and C. Volcanic Ash and Activated Charcoal – Contains healing minerals that detoxify, revitalize, and draw out trapped impurities and toxins from clogged pores (shrinking their appearance) for cleaner, more breathable, deeply-purified skin. Irish Moor Mud Mask by Peter Thomas Roth is a purifying, decongesting and hydrating mask with odorless Irish Moor Mud that draws out dirt, oil and impurities as it infuses skin with moisture and vitamins. With the highest level of organic content in the world, 9,000 year-old black Moor Mud is harvested by hand from the Irish countryside. Rich in nutrients, essential minerals and potent anti-oxidants, it helps protect against skin damage. Black Hijiki Seaweed provides vital nutrition and hydration as volcanic ash helps revitalize and detoxify skin. Activated charcoal has a magnetic effect that draws impurities and toxins from congested pores. Helps minimize the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin looking pure, fresh, hydrated and radiant.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Peat, Charcoal Powder, Polyacrylamide, Lava Powder, Sargassum Fusiforme (Hijiki) Extract, Kaolin, Bentonite, Lactic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Isohexadecane, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 80, Laureth-7, Sorbitan Oleate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica (CI 77019)   cosDNA  

Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer  I LOVE pumpkin masks and after using this several times, I have to say this is now one of my favorite wash off pumpkin masks to use.  This is a brightening mask that will also physically and chemically resurface your skin, refining the texture and removing debris and excess oil.  The AHA will help gently exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, while aluminum oxide crystals are the physical exfoliation, polishing your skin.  Pumpkin is full of vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, nutrients and enzymes and will also exfoliate your skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and will soften skin. This orange-y product, that smells like pumpkin pie and this does start to tingle as the pumpkin enzymes start to work to dissolve dead skin cells and oil. To use, you massage gently on your face and then leave on for no more than 7 minutes and rinse off with warm water. I did notice that my skin felt smoother, my pores cleaner and my face looked more bright and healthy, once the initial pinkness went away ~ if you have sensitive skin, you will want to keep this on for about 3 minutes, not 7.   

DescriptionPumpkin Enzyme: Helps smooth the skin’s surface while providing a delicious, indulgent natural fragrance.  Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA): Chemically exfoliates to help reveal a fresher, more youthful and radiant appearance. Aluminum Oxide Crystals: Provide effective physical exfoliation to polish skin, helping to rejuvenate the appearance of a lackluster complexion.  This powerful, triple-action, manual, chemical, and enzymatic exfoliating treatment addresses a dull, aging, and congested complexion in three ways: it exfoliates with pumpkin enzyme, reveals with alpha hydroxy acid, and polishes with aluminum oxide crystals. It also helps even the appearance of skin tone, smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and clarify to reveal skin that looks smoother, younger, radiant, and revitalized.

Ingredients: Water, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Alumina, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Lactate, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, BHT, Sodium Hyaluronate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Cinnamal, Fragrance cosDNA

Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme De-Tox Hydrator  This is another favorite in this set ~ I used this mask after the Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask and Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer, as this is the soothing care that I need.  This green goo is so refreshing and hydrating, while calming my skin down ~ you can use it whenever your skin is tired, hot and just needs to be refreshed too!  This has AHA’s in it as well, so it will help remove dead skin cells, while papaya and pineapple have natural enzymes that will help smooth and soften your skin.  But the two big ingredients  are cucumber and aloe vera ~  cucumber helps to regulate the water and oil level of the skin to prevent appearance of blemishes while aloe vera contains over 200 active components including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and fatty acids. It helps repair collagen and elastin, and is packed with emollients that help soften and soothe the skin.

This doesn’t have a scent to it that I can tell, but it is very refreshing and cooling ~ I leave my jar in the frig, so it is even more cooling on my skin.  You can use it as a wash off mask ~ I apply a thick layer and let it sit on my skin for about 10 minutes and rinse off.  My skin feels very hydrated and supple when I use it that way, but I prefer to use it as an overnight skin care hydrator as well.  I just apply a thin layer on my face and leave it on overnight ~ it isn’t sticky at all and my pores look a lot smaller in the morning, any blemishes I have are lessened in appearance, my face isn’t as oily and my skin is hydrated.  Use this under your eyes as well for a nice quick depuffing trick. It is very versatile!  

Description Cucumber Extract: Helps to nourish, hydrate, comfort, soothe, calm, and de-puff the appearance of skin.  Aloe Vera: Helps calm and hydrate the appearance of skin.  Sugarcane and Sugar Maple Extracts: Help improve the look of skin dullness.  Papaya Extract: Rich in vitamins, this natural enzyme helps soften the appearance of skin. This ultra-gentle gel helps soothe, hydrate, and detoxify the look of dry, irritated skin with botanical extracts of cucumber, papaya, chamomile, pineapple, sugar maple, sugarcane, orange, lemon, bilberry, and aloe vera. It’s ideal for helping to calm and soothe the skin’s appearance after sun exposure, peels, waxing, facials, and extractions. 

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Sodium PCA, Allantoin, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090)  cosDNA 

The next two items were not that great for me…. 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask is supposed to leave my skin firmer, smoother and more radiant while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.  It has gold it in, which is “supposed” to have anti-aging benefits (firm, lift, brighten, glow) and it also has caffeine for toning and depuffing.  This doesn’t have much of a scent to it and it is very shiny and gold ~ I feel like C-3PO when I wear it ~ apply a thick layer and leave on for 20 to 30 minutes, rinse off. It is very thick, slimy and hard to wash off and I didn’t notice any benefits from this mask other than hydrating.  This might be a fantastic mask for those with thin, dry skin ~ but I have thick, oily skin, so I didn’t see any dramatic results at all.  It is great for taking a pic for the ‘gram though!   

Description24K Gold: Provides powerful anti-aging benefits, helps firm, lift, brighten, and calm the appearance of skin while providing an opulent glow. Colloidal Gold: Helps lift and firm the look of skin. Magnesium: Helps re-energize skin and minimize the look of the aging effects of stress. Caffeine: Helps tone and condition the appearance of skin.The ultimate luxurious anti-aging treatment, this rich mask is infused with pure 24K gold and colloidal gold to help improve the appearance of skin firmness and impart an opulent glow. Known from the time of Cleopatra to have powerful anti-aging benefits, 24K gold helps firm, lift, brighten, and calm the appearance of skin. Caffeine helps skin appear firmer and tighter while peridot—an exquisite gemstone rich in magnesium—re-energizes and helps reduce the look of aging and stress. Hyaluronic acid and glycerin deliver exceptional hydration for a more lifted appearance. This lavish, pampering treatment helps to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin looking silky smooth, firmer, radiant, revitalized, and youthful.

Ingredients; Glycerin, Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine, Olivine Extract, Colloidal Gold, Pentylene Glycol, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Gold (CI 77480), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)  cosDNA

24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches are supposed to help improve the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet (laugh lines) and puffiness ~ I guess I am used to the really juicy Korean eye gel patches as I found these to be quite dry; but they still slid down my face ~ lol.  I didn’t find any benefits using these ~ they didn’t depuff, didn’t hydrate, didn’t do much of anything and were a bitter disappointment for me.  Honestly, you can get better eye gel patches for $30.00 or under from Korean brands.  These are not worth $75.00 at all.   It does get rave reviews at Sephora, but I question if those reviewers ever tried an gel eye patch before.  

Description24K Gold: Provides powerful anti-aging benefits, helps firm, lift, brighten, and calm the appearance of skin while providing an opulent glow. Colloidal Gold: Helps lift and firm the look of skin. Caffeine: Helps tone and condition the appearance of skin. Hyaluronic Acid: Helps hydrate skin by attracting and retaining up to 1,000 times its weight in water.The ultimate in luxury, these anti-aging eye contour gel patches are infused with pure 24K gold and colloidal gold to help lift and firm the appearance of the delicate eye area in as little as 10 minutes. 24K gold helps firm, lift, brighten, and calm the appearance of skin while providing an opulent glow. These lavish and pampering eye gels help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet, giving the under-eye area a look of improved firmness. Hyaluronic acid and hydrolyzed collagen deliver rich hydration, while caffeine helps reduce the appearance of puffiness.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Carrageenan, Butylene Glycol, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Gum, Colloidal Gold, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Caffeine, Niacinamide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Jania Rubens Extract, Adenosine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Calcium Lactate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Tin Oxide, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Gold (CI 77480), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)  cosDNA

  

Final Thoughts

Despite 2 of the 5 products not really doing much for me, the other 3 items ~ Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme De-Tox Hydrator,  Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask and Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer  ~ make this kit a great purchase at $75.00.   I truly love the Cuc and Pumpkin masks and the Irish Moor mask grew on me once I used it appropriately for my skin type.  The Cucumber mask is full size and retails for $52.00, the Irish Moor is valued at $19.00 and the Pumpkin is valued at $19.00 as well, so right there, that is a $90.00 retail value.  Add in the the 24K items ~ mask is $27.00 and the eye gels are $37.00 and this kit is really a great deal.   PTR Mask-A-Holic set contains the following products:  150 mL Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme De-Tox Hydrator (150 mL),  24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm ((50 mL), Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask (50 mL),  Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer (50 mL) and  24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches (30) and you can purchase it at Sephora (click here

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