I've tried and tested all of them to see if they live up to the hype and whether they are on par with my beloved Glamglow masks.
If you’ve been around for a while you’ll already know I’m a HUGE fan of Glamglow’s facemasks. I’ve spoken openly about my struggle with problem skin and Glamglow facemasks, especially the Supermud Clearing Treatment and Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, have become products I can turn to and know I will get instant results. The more I raved about Glamglow the more people were telling me I needed to try Peter Thomas Roth, who is also known for amazing face masks.
When I spotted this set of 5 mini Peter Thomas Roth masks in Sephora I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give these face masks a whirl. I’ve tried and tested all of them to see if they live up to the hype and whether they are on par with my beloved Glamglow masks. Hopefully, this includes everything you need to know and is the ultimate Peter Thomas Roth facemasks review.
The Irish Moor Mud was the Peter Thomas Roth mask I had heard the most about. I love a mud mask as I get very congested skin and anything which helps purify is essential to my skincare routine.
This is very different to any other mud mask as it doesn’t dry and set on your face, it stays wet. One thing I love about the Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment is you can actually see it working on your skin and drawing out all the dirt and impurities from your pores. Having said that, it does mean the Peter Thomas Roth mask is much less stripping on the skin. In fact, it’s amazingly nourishing and hydrating, making it a much better option for sufferers of dry or sensitive skin.
I found this much easier to apply than the Glamglow one which is very messy and tends to get stuck under your nails. You also don’t have the issue of the contents drying out in the pot which has been known to happen with my Glamglow Supermud.
My only minor gripe with the Peter Thom Roth mask is it does smell a bit like damp which can be a little off-putting. Although this doesn’t replace my Glamglow Clearing Treatment altogether, it certainly has a place in my skincare regime and I would happily repurchase this.
This detoxifying and hydrating mask has become a holy grail product for me. It can either be washed off after 10 minutes or if you want a real boost of hydration you can leave it on overnight which is what I tend to do. It has an immediate cooling sensation and the gel is so soothing on the skin.
I find this most useful during and after a long haul flight as I always suffer from severely dry skin post flying. I slather it all over my face while I’m on the plane and reapply every 4 to 5 hours and then when I’m back on solid ground I continue to use it as an overnight mask for as long as my skin needs it.
The other place this mask is a must is when you’re on holiday somewhere hot. Although extravagant this works wonders as an aftersun on any sunburn, especially if kept in the fridge to make it extra cooling. I took this with me on my recent trip to Mykonos and even my friend fell in love with it and was using it most nights.
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I had high hopes for this mask as it appeared to offer everything I needed to get my skin looking refreshed and refined. This three-in-one mask promises to exfoliate, peel and polish to create smoother, younger and more radiant skin. As someone who’s main issue is lack lustre, congested skin this sounded like a dream.
My first impression is it smells like gingerbread men! It’s definitely the strongest mask out of the 5 and stung as soon as I applied it to my face, which did get me a little nervous. The tingling did subside after a couple of minutes but just in case I kept it on for the shortest suggested time. It’s quite tricky to wash it all off, some of the micro particles clung to my face when I tried to wash it off with a flannel.
It immediately left my skin feeling taut and dry. A week later my skin became very inflamed with angry acne like spots across my cheeks and chin. I really wanted to like this mask, so I gave it a fair shot and tried it 3-4 times but I always ended up with the same results. It was a real let down and I won’t be using this particular product again.
According to Peter Thomas Roth this mask is the ultimate luxurious lift and firm mask and helps to soothe, brighten, firm, tighten and lift. It’s lovely and very gentle which was definitely welcomed after the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask disaster!
I really like the golden glow this mask gives you when you’re wearing it. If you ever get caught wearing a facemask this is the one you want to be using, as you look like a golden goddess in it! My skin definitely felt softer and there was a trace of a glow but there wasn’t the instant results like you get with some facemasks.
Overall, I liked this mask but I probably wouldn’t shell out the £55/$80 for the full size. For this price, I think you can find better ones on the market.
This mask promises to reduce fine lines and wrinkles which is something I’m sadly starting to suffer from! First off, it smells absolutely divine. Five rose stem cells are blended with four rose extracts to help stimulate cell turnover for younger skin. Personally, I think these claims are a little farfetched. Although this doesn’t give me “younger looking skin” it does brighten and reduce redness. If you don’t like heavily fragranced masks, I wouldn’t recommend this one.
If you’re UK based I’m afraid this Mask-A-Holic selection box is exclusive to Sephora, so you do have to splurge on international shipping but honestly, it’s so worth it (click HERE to check it out)! It’s incredibly good value; it retails for $75 but has a value of $230. These masks on their own cost somewhere in the region of £30/$52 – £55/$80 each and even though you’re only getting 50ml, (the full size is 150ml), they’re big enough with plenty of product. I’ve used the Irish Moor Mud and Cucumber Gel Mask a hell of a lot and I’m still nowhere near the point of having to repurchase.
Just to let you know I have the set from last year. This year they’ve swapped out the Rose Stem Cell mask for Blue Marine Algae one. I haven’t tried the Blue Marine Algae but I’ve heard great things.