I have tried many skin care products in my day. TONS! There have been a few hits and many, many misses.
The pumpkin exfoliating mask from Makeup Artist’s Choice is one of the more recent products I have used. This post is just a little bit about it and my opinion of it!
The Pumpkin Exfoliation mask is a popular product offered by Makeup Artist’s Choice. Even at the time of this post, it is out of stock!
It is not just a regular old mask though as it contains glycolic acid in it. This means that it can not be left on for more than a few minutes as other masks can.
Some of the other ingredients in the mask include pumpkin (obviously!), oils, various extracts, vitamin c, ginger, allspice and nutmeg. Due to the benefits that these ingredients may have, the mask is said to provide an all-around rejuvenating affect for your skin.
My opinion on it
First of all, I have to say that I love the selection of products that Makeup Artist’s Choice has. There are just so many they offer which means someone is bound to find at least one “holy-grail” product from them.
I used to love doing face masks on Sundays as a part of a “spa night” routine. The homemade masks I would make always involved pumpkin and cinnamon.
I eventually stopped doing these masks because I was essentially just wasting most of the can of pumpkin as well as my money. Bummer!
A while after stopping the weekly homemade masks, I became interested in trying an already prepared one. That led me to finding the Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask. It is like the mask I made except it has extra goodies in it.
The fact that it had glycolic acid in it, sold me on it. To get my skin to change, it needs powerful ingredients and this definitely is one of them.
I purchased the 1 oz size because I wanted to be able to do at least five masks. The $22 price tag did not seem too bad to me at the time.
I love the smell of the mask! It is just like pumpkin pie. That scent is really popular this time of year so I am sure that is one thing that may attract other people to the product.
The instructions on the site say that we are supposed to do patch tests before applying the mask to our whole faces. I did not do this because I figured I would be fine (which I was).
This mask is to be left on for five minutes and then rinsed off. The first time I applied the mask, there was a little bit of tingling but nothing too bad. It definitely is not as powerful on my skin as the 65% lactic acid peel the company sells is.
Right after the first application and the next day, my skin was soft and glowing. I loved it and continued to use it every week until I finished the container (I got seven uses out of it).
In terms of hyperpigmentation, it definitely did not help. I think that is because I have such a severe case of it. Quite frankly, I do not think that anything short of setting my face on fire will remove the dark marks!
After using all of the mask up, my face went back to being dull with a not-so attractive texture. This means that for me, the mask did not change my skin for the better. I think I would have to use it weekly for a very long time to keep having that look.
Overall, I really liked this mask. I do not think I will get it again though. In the near future I want to really attack my hyperpigmentation and textural issues which means that I need something more powerful than the pumpkin mask.
Would I recommend it?
Yes! I would totally recommend it for others to try. It has a lot of great ingredients in it that are sure to be of benefit to other people. Despite it containing glycolic acid, it is still pretty light and would probably be okay for skin that is a little bit on the sensitive side.
In short, this is a great product to add to a skin care routine.
Thanks for reading!
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