Review: Michael Todd True Organics Pumpkin Nutrient Rich Facial Mask

A few months ago I discovered the Michael Todd True Organics line after watching YouTube's MissGlamorazzi review a product from the line. As a beauty junkie, I am always on the lookout for new products to try, especially when they are organic and affordable, so I was intrigued. Thanks to a 20% off coupon code, I decided to take the plunge and ordered the Acne or Oily Skin Regimen (which I will do a full review on soon), and as a surprise, received a few deluxe size samples of other products to try. One of those products was the Pumpkin Nutrient Rich Facial Mask.

Now, I don't think it's possible to tell you how much I love pumpkin ANYTHING (Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes, Trader Joes pumpkin ravioli,  pumpkin pie, etc.) , so I was thrilled to see this sample and give it a shot. I've also been trying to get myself into a routine of doing a face mask each Sunday as part of my pampering routine to continue to help my acne prone and oily skin.

So here I go, slathering on this mask, which by the way, looks and smells just like pumpkin puree (yep, it's orange with some little black seeds in it) and within about a minute or two my face is ON FIRE. What began as a subtle cooling sensation turned into a burning, itching mess. Of course, rather than immediately wash it off (which probably would have been the smart move), I run over to grab the tube and just then notice that the mask has glycolic acid in at. A quick text to my best friend to ask if she'd ever used a mask with glycolic acid and felt like her face was burning off (she replied yes), and I calmed down. Within another minute or two, the burning began to subside and I felt fine.

The tube recommends that you keep the mask on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing (not cleansing) and applying moisturizer (plus sunscreen if you're heading out for the day). In that time, the mask does harden a bit, but not uncomfortably so like you've Botoxed your face to the point of not being able to move it.

And let me tell you, when you rinse this baby off, any discomfort becomes totally and completely worth it. My skin looks more radiant, feels more smooth, my pores look smaller…voila! The best part is that when I used the mask a second time two weeks later (it says it can be used every 1-2 weeks), the burning sensation didn't last nearly as long (or maybe I was just more prepared for it so it didn't bother me as much).

The full size retails for $34, which is a bit pricey if you ask me, but given how much product I received in the 1 oz sample tube, I think I could get about 6 months worth of bi-weekly masks out of it, which means the full 3.4 oz would last you well over a year (and broken down it's then less than $1 per week).

In case you're interested, here's the full list of ingredients:
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 (5%), 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.

As far as I know, the Michael Todd True Organics page is the only place to buy this stuff, but they do offer coupon codes, sales and gifts with purchase quite often, so keep your eye out for a deal. You can find the Pumpkin mask product page here, and at that page you can also read reviews from other folks and even watch a nice video where a girl demos the product.

If you try the mask, let me know what you think of it in the comments below!


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