When I first featured this on my blog in my rather excessive Sephora haul, some of you were very excited about the Peter Thomas Roth Skinstant Mask Magic Set and were considering to purchase this set. I mean, why wouldn't you? A cult-status, brilliant claims and proper eye candy (it literally reminds me of jelly). And the good blogger that I am, I tried it as soon as possible. Being a lover of a good 3 step mask routine (exfoliating, purifying, hydrating), this set seemed like a godsend. Although, I'm not so sure my skin agrees with this... at all.
I'm always very cautious when trying new skincare products as my skin is very acne-prone, but at the time I barely had any active blemishes anymore and my skin needed some TLC due to the stress my thesis and traineeship was giving me. I started with a generous layer of the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, which is a gentle exfoliant mask, containing Pumpkin, AHA and Aluminum Oxide, revealing sooth and revitalised skin. I follow with their cult Cucumber Gel Mask, which soothes, hydrates and detoxifies skin. It contains botanical extracts of Cucumber, Papaya, Chamomile, Pineapple, Orange, Lemon, Bilberry and Aloe Vera. The Rose Stem Cell-Bio-Repair Gel, which is the last step and which I was the most excited about due to the colour and the mask claims to reveal radiant, smooth and hydrated skin.
My skin felt soft and with a content feeling I went to bed, only to wake up with a face filled with raised under-the-skin bumps and flare ups across my face —a beauty blogger's (or anyone's) biggest nightmare. Two weeks later, when it was more or less cleared up, I gave it another go by using the masks individually over the course of 1,5 weeks and yet, my skin just didn't get on with it.
Months later, all 3 tubs are still barely touched, frankly because no one feels like adding more worries to their skin —at least in my circle. I'm truly sad that it didn't work out, as I know many people swear by Peter Thomas Roth's masks and notice great benefits afterwards. And guys, I tried... I guess eye candy sometimes is just that.