When my inbox was hit with an update notifying me that Peter Thomas Roth products were landing on Sephora shelves in Australia (and online, for us in Perth, as we have no physical store), I was so excited to try some of the cult favourites. I have heard so much about their masks and active skincare products from beauty bloggers. Below, let me share my thoughts on the three products I managed to get my hands on this month. (Still on my wish list are the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask and Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Mask!).
As I tend to have issues with oily skin (namely around my t-zone), drawing out impurities and keeping as much of the oil production in check is vital. One thing I try to do once or ideally twice a week is to use some sort of mud, clay or charcoal mask. Beside this, particularly in winter, I use a moisturising mask once a week, twice if I have an extra night off. Peter Thomas Roth are known for having cult masks, so I was keen to try them and compare with some of my other mask favourites.
This one is the luxury mask famed for being made up with actual 24K gold. It is a brightening mask that helps soften fine lines. It adds a lot of moisture back into the skin and is both alcohol and oil-free. It contains Peridot, a gemstone rich in magnesium, that re-energises and helps reduce the ageing effects of stress. For me, this mask is all about luxury and relaxation. Taking a little bit of time out to give your skin some love and destress it in the process.
I always notice my skin to feel more soft and hydrated after each use and just a tiny bit tighter. I have used it about four times now. I am not sure how much difference I have seen in fine lines, which I tend to get around my eyes. To be completely honest with you, I have had quite a lot of personal stuff happening of late, and have probably undone some of the good work of these masks by crying. I’ll get into it in a personal post soon, but I have been dealing with loss and it’s been a sad time.
Hands up who else is a mud mask addict?! Definitely my favourite mask of choice, I am a huge fan of this one. This one has been my current go-to. Actually, as I type this, I have it slathered on to my face, which makes for fun scary face snapchats to send to my friends.
The description of this Irish Moor Mud Mask goes like this: 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 antioxidants, 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.
Aimed to minimise the pores, fine lines, and wrinkles, this mask is perfect for pre-event prep. In the lead up to fashion week, I will bump up my use of this one, and during the week opt for moisturising masks. I also love that this mask does not contain Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates.
Finally, I have been trying the Peter Thomas Roth peel pads. Due to a tiny bit of fine lines and potential wrinkles concerns, I thought I would test out these peel pads. I have tried a few brands, when it comes to a peel pad and overall probably find them pretty similar in results. Having said that, I don’t have major concerns with fine lines, so maybe I am not the best judge of this. And, I have not really remembered to use them day and night, to really see the results that are likely intended.
This one I feel I will have to try for a bit longer and get back to you. Have any of you tried these peel pads before? How did you find them? I’d love for you to let me know below.
These are formulated with alpha, beta, and gamma hydroxy acids which exfoliate, plus amino acids to leave skin softer, smoother, firmer, and more revitalised. I have certainly found them to be that little bit exfoliating, which instantly makes my skin feel softer and firmer.
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What are some of your favourite face masks? I’d love to hear from you as I am not at all kidding when I say that I am a complete face mask junkie! Please let me know what you love to use in the comments below.
Do you want me to share my top favourite masks? I have been thinking of doing a top five favourites series of skin care, would you be keen for this one? I am thinking a post on cleansers, on toners, on moisturisers… the whole bit. Any requests? Let me know!