Hope everyone is having a good week. You all know that I am such a face mask addict. So much that I renewed my Glossybox subscription after they announced a Sisley Black Rose Mask in their March box! Yes that much!!
Sooo..I wanted to write about my experience with Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask. This was a mask I’d wanted to try for the longest time since I had heard such rave reviews about it, plus it is an organic product free of parabens and harmful ingredients which I am always attracted towards. So I was ecstatic when I received it in one of my beauty box subscriptions (I think it was Glossybox) and super excited to try it.
According to Michael Todd True Organics: “Rejuvenating facial treatment which uses nutrient-rich Pumpkin blended with Glycolic Acid. Contains high concentrations of Proteolytic enzymes, anti-oxidant beta carotene and over 100 other essential vitamins, minerals, phytosterols and fatty acids. Strong exfoliant to remove dead skin, impurities and toxins, moisturizes and firms, improves elasticity and pliability of the skin, unclogs pores allowing skin to breathe and facilitates movement of skin oils. Adds brightness and radiance to the skin and significantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”
Size: 3.4 fl oz / 100 ml
Price: USD 34.00
I received a sample size (30 ml / 1 fl oz) tube.
This mask is really an at-home peel with 5% Glycolic acid. An important thing to note is that this is not meant for sensitive skin.
Both the sample tube and the full size bottle come in Michael Todd’s standard colors of light purple and eggplant. The sample’s body is light purple with an eggplant cap, while the full size packaging has the colors reversed. I think the packaging is pretty enough with pleasing colors. The tube had a flip top cap and I did not experience any problems of the product leaking or otherwise being messy despite all the traveling it was subjected to.
The mask is a yellow paste that looks like pumpkin puree. I don’t mind the color at all; I actually find plain transparent or white masks very boring. I always prefer colored masks – the stranger the color, the more attractive it is for me!
The cost is very reasonable for a product that is organic and free of chemicals that are bad for the skin. Overall, it is good value for money.
If you haven’t noticed, I’m using the 4 Ps to review this mask so the section for “Smell” became “Perfume”. Anyway, considering this is a “pumpkin” mask, smelling like pumpkin was inevitable. But I did not expect it to smell only of pumpkin, and not in a pleasant way! It almost smells like a can of pumpkin puree that has been left out for a while, and I hate it. The first time I applied it, I wanted to throw up just because of how it smelt – it is that bad! Maybe if you like the smell of pumpkin, you might enjoy it.
And now the final P – Performance. This mask is supposed to be applied for about 5-10 minutes before rinsing off. Also, since it acts like a peel, it is recommended to be used only once every 1-2 weeks. When I used this, I felt a strong tingling sensation in the first couple of minutes on my face. It was kind of uncomfortable but went away pretty quickly.
Here is random picture of the mask on my face.
As for the results – my face did feel cleaner and pores appeared smaller after using this. Overall, the mask definitely does its job and exfoliates the skin gently. I would have loved to use it more, only if it didn’t smell so bad for me!