I received a sample of the Michael Todd Pumpkin Facial Mask via a box subscription. I was excited that I received this to try out because I wanted to purchase a full size prior.
I'm a fan of the color purple, so I would give the packaging an A+. I have been using the product for about a month (once a week). I cleanse my face and I leave the mask on for 10 minutes. The mask does sting for a short period of time and then it stops, I'm sure this is the glycolic acid working it's magic. I then follow it with a moisturizer as the directions suggest. If you are going out after using the mask, the directions state to put on sunscreen due to the glycolic acid that could cause sun sensitivity.
So let's get down to some facts!
-The tube reads; "For all skin types except sensitive"
This is probably due to the acid and the stinging. After you wash the mask off, there could be slight irritation and that's why they tell you to moisturize or to apply sunscreen. My skin is slightly sensitive and I've had no problems with irritation after washing it off.
-If you're a pumpkin lover, you will LOVE this mask. It's like putting a can of Libby's pumpkin puree on your face! It smells exactly like it and the texture is a little griddy. A little goes a long way! It makes me think of Fall and all of the seasonal pumpkin coffee selections. Hurry up Fall! :)
- My face always feels amazingly clean after.
-Here is what is said about the stinging (they say "tingle") on the site:
That tingle is the pumpkin enzyme combining with glycolic acid to go to town on your skin’s flaws dissolving impurities like dead skin and clogged pores. Adds brightness and radiance to the skin and significantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after a single use.
I feel that this statement is true and not at all stretched. Again, my face has never felt cleaner!
-Ingredients (taken from the site):
Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharinum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Vegetable Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Glucolactone, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Oil, Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide Gum), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Bark, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Powder, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai Fruit) Pulp Powder, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Powder, Pimenta Officinalis (Allspice) Powder, Rosmarinus Officnalis (Rosemary Oleoresin), Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Oil.
Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
*Here is a photo I took, I added a little more on my face so you can get a good look at the texture and true pumpkin color.
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment!
Always remember, true beauty starts from within. Xo