Rated 4.35 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Where has this been all my life?!
Please read this review!!! I know it's long, but I really feel like there's a lot of helpful information in this! My friend got this for her birthday, and didn't want it because she isn't in to face masks. (The perks of people whose skin you're jealous of!!) Anyway, a little bit of background info on my skin: I have severe cystic acne, and have had it literally since I was in fourth grade. My skin is very, very, oily and sensitive, and I see a dermatologist and am on a cocktail of meds for it. (Not including accutane, as unfortunately I'm allergic.) I've tried SO MANY products, prescription and over the counter, and nothing seems to ever work. I've been to the ER twice due to infected cystic acne spreading to my lymph nodes. So yeah, I don't exactly have perfect skin. I gave this a try, not expecting much. But oh my gosh...I can't begin to explain how much this has helped. First off, it's so soothing and moisturizing that I'm sure it would work for every skin type. It doesn't sting at all, even on places where there's open, wound-like acne. Also, it controls oil better than products containing high doses of active ingredients such as sacilyc acid and benzol peroxide. It moisturizes the top layer of your skin, which cuts the lifetime of pimples dramatically, as they soften and dissolve much more easily. And it feels like a hundred puppies beaming their souls onto your face. Again, I got this as a gift, and tend not to spend this much money on one product. But this is so, so worth it.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for me
I had such high hopes for this product especially since the reviews are mostly positive but I won't be purchasing again. The first time I used it my skin was fine, but since then I experienced a reaction. A few minutes after application my face felt hot and irritated and upon rinsing with cool water and not scrubbing, I actually looked sunburned. You can see in the photo where I had applied it because I'm so red. After 15 minutes or so my skin calmed down. This product may work but honestly it's too irritating (for me) to use regularly. I have oily/acne prone skin but not what I would consider sensitive so I wanted to share my experience in case someone with sensitive skin was considering this mask.
Reviewed by 159 customers I love this mask
HCornell from Pittsburgh PA
I love the thick tar consistency. I love they smell. My skin feels soft after I use it. I always have this mask on after a day at the office or a night out. It feels like every gross thing on your face is pulled out. But it doesn't harden and strip your skin off like a blackhead strip. I highly suggest a mini to try.
Best Clay Mask Ever
Kammy from Lahaina, HI
I love a clay mask for my congested pores that I feel like endlessly refill themselves. This mask has so many beneficial ingredients for overall skin health but especially for skin that needs that extra decongestion. Even if I use salicylic acid and retinol, I struggle to feel like my skin is detoxified so this product really helped to give me that sensation. The acids in it are strong yet the formula is hydrating and I LOVE the texture, especially that it is non-drying. It glides on easily and can be layered but a little bit goes a long way. It doesn't make a mess everywhere and washes off smoothly. I am enjoying many uses from the sample I got in the best of Dermstore kit and am interested to see what else this line offers as well as making this my go to clay mask.
Favorite mask will buy again!
Skincare minimalist from Houston
This is worth the money! I love this mask! I have used this after a day at the beach, during finals week, with friends for wine night, before I shower in the evenings. I have super sensitive skin and this mask leaves my skin so hydrated and has never broke me out I used the whole container and plan to buy another seriously I recommend everyone trying this. Leaves my skin so so soft
It works good with sulfur mask!
Peachy from El Monte
I have oily sensitive skin prone to acne, basically every product freaks my skin out and makes me break out that's how sensitive my skin is. I do notice this mask is not harsh oh my skin it actually soothes it and takes away the irritation, in addition it helps with oil and overall just soothes any acne you may have. It won't get rid of acne but it will certainly control it and sooth the irritation i like to combine this with their sulfur mask that actually will get rid of the acne from the root! Together these two mask have changed my skin significantly
The only mask that works for me
Dana C. from California
I have very sensitive skin, like; everything makes me break out when it comes to masks. And I've tried A LOT. But this one, it's so amazing. It makes my skin smoother, less breakouts, it's brighter, and has never given me any kind of irritation. I'm on my 3rd batch going on a couple years now. I swear by this stuff!
Bought based on reviews
kayla from Seacoast NH
I was looking for a good mask for sensitive and maturing skin and the reviews on this one were great. I like this brand, too so that was another selling point for me. I always read the ingredients along with the reviews and I like what's in this mask. I've only used it twice but so far I'm loving the results. My only picky issue with the mask is that you have to be a little careful because it can be messy. It's a thick, black cream mask (which is great and obviously the mud has to be the color it is) but the first time I used it, I tried to take it off with a washcloth and it is really hard to rinse out of the washcloth. So, I'll just go back to rinsing by hand. Not a big deal, but just wanted to point that out. Like others have said, a little goes a long way and it's a big jar, so although it seems a bit pricey, you'll see that it will last a long time!
No benefits, all breakouts
NG from Columbus
I really wanted to like this product; however, after three months of use (once or twice a week), I haven't noticed any benefits. I did start to notice that anytime I use it, I get several breakouts across my forehead. So, no benefits + breakouts + price point = won't buy again.
BEST MASK I HAVE EVER USED!
Brook from Tennessee
This mask is amazing! It keeps my skin so soft and clear. It is so luxurious when it's on your skin. It feels like you are at a spa. I have had no alergic reactions or redness from this product. I do recommned leaving in on the full 30 minutes to get the full benefits. I use it around 2-3 times per week. I got it 3 months ago and I have not even used a quarter of it yet. A little goes a LONG way.
Silky from NY
Got this as part of a holiday gift set, and it's my favorite of the bunch. My skin felt so soft and wonderful using it!
D the college student from NC
This product is amazing. It is totally worth the money. Any time I get an acne flare up or just feel that my pores need cleaned out, I use this. I'm telling you, you will feel like you have a new face. Plus, my acne is gone within a day or two after use.
One of the best!
Peach from Melbourne FL
This is one of our favorite masks. It's great for clearing up my teenagers skin and also addresses aging for me. It leaves the skin superbly clean and smooth. It's been one of my go to masks sine it first came out.
Liz from Palm Springs
One of my all time favorite masks! PTR has been in my skin care regime since 2004/2005. It's a fabulous brand that's good for any stage of life. Can't recommend enough.
LOVE THIS MASK
CMac from Philadelphia, PA
Fantastic mask - I always see results when I use it! Love PTR!
Tori from kansas city
love this mask the most from all the PTR family and I really love PTR masks. this one gives a deep clean feel with no dryness.
Kris from Texas
So far this mask is my favorite in the PTR mask gift set! It had a nice cooling feeling while it was on and it left my face looking smooth, plumped and refreshed! My pores did appear smaller, but only for 1 day after using (which seems to be the case w/ everything I've tried). I've only used it once so far but plan to use it 1-2 times per week until I run out to see if it's worth paying for the full size.
I would recommend this product.
Terry from Seattle, WA
It doesn't consume a lot of time, it only takes 10 minutes to leave-in your face. Leaves your face feeling clean and fresh after rinsed.
Rick from binghamton NY
I used this once and never will again. it left a burning/drying feel to my skin. Didnt hydrate or leave my skin feeling soft/nice at ALL.
Best mud mask ever
MiaF from Nh
I love this mud mask and everything about it. It feels really good and leaves your skin feeling so soft and smooth.
Keeps skin clear
Red Dahlia from Southern California
I love this mask! It keeps my skin clear and breakouts at bay while not drying out my skin. I wear make up every day so it's important to give my skin a deep clean a couple times a week. I leave this mask on way longer than recommended at least 1 hour while I do things around my house or watch a movie and I've never had any problems if anything I think it works better the longer you keep it on.
Okay but messy
Cadie from Delaware
Received this as a gift with purchase. Didn't see any results although my skin felt nice afterwards. Caution...it is an absolute mess to wash off. Do yourself a favor and wash off in the shower as it is not a peel off mask and can stain. In related news, my bathroom sink & vanity got a nice scrubbing today :/
Julie from CT, USA
It kinda looks like the Guinness version of a mask, right?!
This is the lighter version of PTRs Sulfur Mask. It's not as irritating and marginally more hydrating and a pain in the butt to remove and might stain your white washcloths.
Overall, an enjoyable mask with decent benefits, fun to look like Batman for a bit, but you can get better results from other PTR masks.
Love This Mud Mask
Chelsey the A student from Orem, Utah
I got this as a sample and I had lots of acne of my face especially around my chin area and this mud masked cleared it up! I love how it makes my face feel so clean and refreshed afterwards and not dry. I also can see the results in just a day! It is expensive but it defiantly worth the price. It also only takes a short amount of time to put this product on and to take it off. It also washes out of hair very easily.
Sleeping Mask is the Best Use!!
MS from Dickson City, PA
I got this mask with the cleanser a while ago. I liked the cleanser but I fell in love with this mask!! I NEVER finish products before I see something else I want to try but this is an exception. I put this mask on occasionally if my skin is having a break out but every night I put it on any troubled areas on my face as a sleeping mask. It gets messy and usually comes off on the pillow case a little, but it's worth the mess!! It washes right out in the washer and the results on your skin are amazing. I even put this on clear parts of my face as a precaution. I was so sick of waking up with pimples every day and after I started sleeping with this on my face, I would wake up to clear, blemish-free skin!! I used to break out horribly on my cheeks daily and now I don't have a single pimple on my whole face!!!!! Truly amazing results. I even save time and money on other things now too because I don't need to wear too much face makeup or concealer anymore, and getting ready in the morning doesn't take as long. I'm buying my refill of this mask right now!!
Does nothing for my skin
Jtee from United States
I bought this bcs I was in need of a mask and had a gift card to spend and came across this.. let's just say if I had not used a gift card I would not have purchased this mask, I bought it in January and used it more than a handful of time and noticed no difference to my skin.. maybe I'm not using it enough times but to me it's not worth the price and it's also a messy clean up
Causes major breakouts
Sam from Indiana
I really wanted to love this mask but the day after I used it my skin was broken out in several pimples and tons of tiny little clogged pores. I have normal skin, not acne prone. This is be only mask that has ever broken me out.