Mask Mondays – Irish Moor Mud

Happy Monday! I hope all of you had a fun weekend and especially a wonderful Father’s Day!

I have never used anything Peter Thomas Roth before but saw their 6-piece Mask-a-holic set  at Sephora and as an admitted mask addict, I thought I’d give them a try. The one mask of theirs that I am always seeing as a go-to mask is their Irish Moor Mud Mask. Apparently this product works wonders for clearing skin and I was having a bit of a breakout so it was perfect time.

The set comes with their signature mask applicator but with this specific mask, instructions say you can use your fingers. I did give the applicator a try and it is definitely a big help to ensure the mask goes on evenly but I’ll have to look more into the proper way to use the brush side.

This mask has a different texture to it. The best way I can describe it is that it applies the way cartoon oil would be like in real life. It sticks together but its not clumpy, it’s thick but also thin enough to apply smoothly. Most masks I’ve used are definitely not as dense as this but I do like it. This is not a drying mask so the texture really comes into play later.


You should leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes to get the full effect. Again, it doesn’t dry so it won’t get tight or uncomfortable. I did feel a little tingling but nothing too noticeable and as soon as I started working on a project, I completely forgot I was wearing a mask.

For the removal, it is suggested to use a washcloth and I highly recommend taking that suggestion. The texture being thicker makes it more difficult to just wash off the mask so you need the extra help to get it off. Once it’s gone it leaves behind noticeably clearer skin. The breakouts I had were reduced in size and redness and I am happy to say their lifespan was cut short by a significant amount. Also, because the mask stayed wet, my skin felt even softer and more moisturized.

I would totally buy the full size of this mask and use it regularly. Typically when a mask claims to be a purifying mask it really just dries and pulls out the current excess oils but this mask somehow managed to do what it claimed it would without having to dry. This has made me really excited to try out the four other masks that came in the set!

Have you used any PTR products? Which one is your favorite?

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