Albertini International Warm Love Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask – it just sounds inviting! When I got this in my Ipsy Glam Bag this week, I was really excited to try it. It didn’t disappoint! It looks, smells, and feels like pumpkin muffin batter (though maybe not as thick) with some brown sugar clusters that didn’t get fully incorporated into the mix. When it goes on, it’s smooth like a mask should be, but with those little exfoliating particles working to remove that layer of crud and dead skin. It feels warm on your skin upon application, but the heat isn’t cloying and doesn’t stick around too long. The product is luxurious and luscious. The scent of pumpkin and spices makes the experience all the more better, almost as if it is as comforting as it would be when baking something fresh — like those pumpkin muffins… mmm… now I need some muffins or pumpkin bread or pumpkin pie!!! Before I get carried away back to the moment, here’s the description of the product from Ipsy:
“This mask removes old skin cells and stimulates new cell growth. Warming and fragrant, this mask uses pumpkin, papaya and pineapple enzymes to purify exfoliate and brighten skin. You will experience improved skin smoothness and texture with your first application. Stimulates new cell growth. Purifies, exfoliates, and brightens complexion. Pumpkin, papaya, and pineapple enzymes.”
See how happy my skin looks afterward (photo to the right). 🙂 I used it on my lips too, so they’re shiny. There wasn’t the burn or tightening that I’ve felt with other products, nor the pull of the skin drying. The spices, though, may be what made me start sweating a few minutes after I rinsed it all of (it’s too cold in here to sweat normally, haha), but it’s one of those good kind of sweats, do you know what I mean? Like when you drink something that’s supposed to boost your metabolism or help burn fat, that kind of sweating. It didn’t last very long, but I find that to be a good sign.
This product costs $23 + shipping for a 5oz tube via Albertini‘s website, but if subscribed to Ipsy, you might be able to snag a 20% off code + free sample of the Divine Skin Hydrator. I’ll be taking advantage of this because I’m in LOVE with this stuff and there’s only enough left in the sample jar for one more application!
If you’re not subbed to Ipsy and plan on doing so, feel free to use my referral/invite code – clickie here!
So dear readers, what’s your favorite mask or exfoliator?