It’s time for another edition of My Favourite Masks. This month’s favourite is the Peter Thomas Roth Skinstant Mask Magic set, which contains 3 masks: Cucumber Gel Mask, Pumpkin Enzyme Mask and the Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask. I’ve read some great reviews of this set, and I’m a serious mask addict, so this was just too much to resist. Each mask works in a different way on the skin, and can be worked well in combination with one another.
Cucumber Gel Mask – This mask is designed to “help soothe, hydrate, and detoxify dry, irritated skin.” As my skin is often dry and irritated, I was most excited to try this mask out. Its consistency and colour is very similar to aloe gel, and it has the same cooling effect when it’s applied. It has a faint cucumber scent, but nothing too noticeable or overwhelming. I tend to favour more thick and creamy moisture masks, but this hydrates the skin just as well, and feels very cooling at the same time. I haven’t really noticed that any detoxification effects, but otherwise it’s a great mask, and has earned a place in my moisture mask rotation (definitely a mask addict!). I like to use this mask as a quick treatment before I’m applying makeup, especially if I’m going out in the evening and haven’t been wearing makeup all day. My skin drinks the mask up quickly, and it leaves a lovely matte finish on the skin.
Pumpkin Enzyme Mask – First off, this mask 100% smells like pumpkin pie, and not a gross chemically version, but a deliscious version that kind of makes you want to taste it…don’t worry I resisted. The mask is described as a “powerful and highly effective exfoliating treatment that addresses a dull, aging, and congested complexion.” This mask has both physical and chemical exfoliants, and while I tend to shy away from physical exfoliants because they I find them to be too harsh on my skin, the pieces of exfoliant in this mask are tiny and don’t irritate my skin. I really enjoy the combination of a physical and chemical exfoliant, because it gives the best of both worlds, and leaves my skin glowing and clear.
Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask – I love anything rose, so I was super excited to try this mask. “strengthens and tones, revealing silky soft, radiant, beautiful, and youthful-looking skin. ” This mask has the same consistency and texture as the Cucumber Gel Mask, but with a rose scent, which I love. I find this mask to be quite hydrating, and definitely gives a glow to my skin, I haven’t yet noticed any strengthening or toning yet, but it definitely softens and hydrates. Plus you can’t beat the rose scent.