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Around this time last year I started a little face mask comparison series (do I even call it a series since there were only two posts??) called “face mask face off” and to this day those are still some of my most popular posts. Basically I just took two of the same type pf face masks, compared them, broke them down into categories and then declared a “winner”. So far I have covered my favorite charcoal masks and rose masks and I still stand by my choices today!
Since it’s officially fall now and everyone is all PUMPKIN everything, myself included, I decided to compare two of my favorite pumpkin masks!! I have had both of these masks for over a year now and they are just about to expire so I thought I had better use them up and blog about them before I have to get rid of them.
First things first let’s check out the obvious…packaging, size and price. The Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask comes in a plastic jar with lots of writing on it and the Exfolikate comes in a tube. Personally I like jars better because I can see just how much product I have left but the tube is actually more sanitary. So for me, just going on looks I would choose the Peter Thomas Roth.
Size wise the Peter Thomas Roth comes in a 5 oz jar and the Exfoliate comes in a 2 oz tube (you can also purchase it in a 5 oz tube). The Peter Thomas Roth is $58/5 oz ($11.60/oz) and the Exfolikate is $85/2 ox ($42.5/oz). Yes, both are ridiculously expensive but the PTR is cheaper per ounce. So for size and price I am Peter Thomas Roth all the way!
Next up we are going to talk about texture! I have included an awkward hand pic for your viewing pleasure, HA!
The Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is actually a little bit chunky. It has bits of pumpkin in it but actually goes on super smooth. It has an amazing smell to it (smells like pumpkin pie) and is very cool when you first put it on. You leave this mask on for 3-7 minutes.
The Exfolikate is green (weird, I know) but is super smooth and also smells AMAZE. The pumpkin smell of it actually surprised me the first time I used it because I didn’t realize it had pumpkin in it, LOL! This mask is called the “Hollywood 2 minute facial” for a reason, you only leave this mask on for two minutes before rinsing it off.
My winner for this category would have to be the Exfoliate. I love the super smooth texture and the fact that it’s a quick acting mask.
Usually this is where I would stop my comparisons but with these pumpkin masks I wanted to talk about their active ingredients also. The Peter Thomas Roth mask contains Pumpkin Enzymes, Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Aluminum Oxide Crystals. The Exfolikate contains Papaya, Pineapple, and Pumpkin Enzymes, Lactic Acid, Rosewood and Cinnamon Extracts and Vitamin A. Both of these masks contain some top of the line ingredients and are both sure to give you the exfoliation you want and need!
So that’s it for my comparisons of the two pumpkin masks. If I had to pick a winner I would have to choose the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask. You get more product for your money, it contains amazing active ingredients, it smells amazing and I love the packaging.
All that being said I am still a fan of Exfolikate and will repurchase when the budget allows, it’s definitely a splurge for me!!
Have you ever tried a pumpkin mask before??
What is your favorite type of face mask??
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