Firstly, life has been a little head over heels, which is why I had to take an untold sabbatical from my blog. But, I’m back and in full force! So lately, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m a workaholic and in a committed relationship with my job. After having spend to many late nights past 2 AM, I feel as if, I’ve earned a looooong break and a rhythm to blog again. Now, with a tired mind but fresh ideas, I’m going to talk about my recent skincare finds and let me break it to you, they’re not just good, they’re awesome!
My skin has been yo-yoing loads lately. I can attribute it to the late nights and unnecessary stress levels, but a #MadMen life is not as glamorous as they make it look on TV. I mean sometimes I show up to work in sweats and no makeup and after spending forever in the office, this is acceptable attire, period. My point being, my skin is in a s*** state and I need help which is why I have been trying face masks like an absolute crazy woman and here’s what I have found in my search for balanced skin.
Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell BIO REPAIR Mask: The ingredients of this mask are quite spot on for cell turnover and regenerating the surface of the skin. The mask is an absolute treat and leaves behind a clean, polished surface that is instantly perked. You can use it in two ways, as a quick 10 minute rejuvenating mask that gives an instantaneous perky complexion or, my favorite way that is to use it as an over-night treatement that has been pre-cooled in the refrigerator. When you wake up, your skin is deeply nourished and pore-less.
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask: This mask on the other hand is more so targeted towards de-puffing, cooling and decreasing irritation. To be honest, out of the three masks that come in this range, this one is slightly disappointing. The effects are not very apparent and it isn’t as hydrating as the others. It’s a mask I would re-purpose as a cooling, calming, zen mask after a long summer’s day in Dubai, but that’s about all.
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask: The most potent mask of the range targeted towards exfoliating and peeling the dry patches from the skin, I am in LOVE with this one. To begin with, the mask smells like a pumpkin spiced latte, I love the texture that is slightly gritty as compared to the silky gel for the other two. The way you use this mask can differ the results it provides. Personally, I put it on as a mask so that the AHA’s can do its job with gentle exfoliation, 10 minutes later, I massage my skin and rinse thoroughly. This leaves behind a very smooth surface ready for toning and moisturisation. Beware, whilst the other two can be used as a daily moisturizer, this one should be limited to twice a week usage (for oily skin) and once a week for dry skin.
So tell me, which mask from this range have you tried so far?