Review: Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque

I’ve reviewed mud masques and I’ve reviewed masques that you have to peel off. But I’ve never really used a gel masque before, and you know how I love trying new things.

The Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque is meant for up to daily use and is intended to “instantly calm and comfort your complexion with this gentle treatment, suitable for all skin types. Natural enzymes help soften skin while botanical extracts ease and help protect skin against free-radical damage.”

It’s no coincidence that this masque looks a lot like aloe gel — it has a lot of the same benefits. And in fact, this will definitely be a go-to product for me if I fail in my sun avoidance efforts. The masque is definitely soothing, and doesn’t dry up on your skin like others I’ve tried (important if you’re sunburned).

You can also read my review of PTR’s Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Crème.

Disclosure: Sample product provided for editorial consideration, but all opinions are mine.

Review: Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Crème

Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Crème…try saying that one three times fast.

Peter Thomas Roth is yet another one of those brands that I’ve walked by at Sephora a million times, but never tried. Well, I had the chance to try a few products recently, so I am no longer a PTR virgin.

The Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Crème (MRIAACC going forward, for the sake of this post), is a seriously intense moisturizer…as the name suggests.

First, here’s some of the marketing spiel: “Collagen and elastin help tone, smooth and lift skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and the severity of deep wrinkles. Skin becomes smoother, more hydrated, firmer and regains a more youthful looking appearance.”

The product is meant to be used morning and night, but as I mentioned in my last moisturizer review, I only wear moisturizer with SPF during the day, so I’ve been using the MRIAACC as a night cream. The scent is nothing to report on (which I consider a good thing) and it is one of the thickest facial moisturizers I’ve ever tried. The consistency almost reminds me of a body butter.

I’ve been using the MRIAACC for a couple of weeks, and I can definitely say that my face is nice and moisturized when I wake up in the morning. However, I think this is probably best for the colder months — when the temps went up last week, I started feeling like it was a little too heavy at times. But if you’re someone with seriously dry skin and are looking for something anti-aging, I’d highly recommend MRIAACC. I don’t know that you’ll find a richer cream out there.

At $85 for a 1.7 oz. container, this is definitely an investment (although by no means the priciest on the market). But if you have the right skin type for it, I think you’ll be very pleased with the results.

Have you tried any Peter Thomas Roth products that you love?