I’m all about a good pumpkin pie — I made a browned butter, caramel swirl one on a graham cracker crust a few years back that I’m still lusting after. But the Purity of Elements Pumpkin Perfecter Enzyme Mask is for your face, not your stomach, though it still delivers a velvety, rich result, as any good pumpkin pie should.

Now I know, not everyone is into the idea of using face masks and whatnot. When I think of masks I usually picture something that amounts to the Wicked Witch of the West sticking her face in a whipped cream pie. Decidedly frothy. And while not all masks are like that, the Purity of Elements Pumpkin Perfecter Enzyme Mask does have a bit of a “food on your face” look.

When you open the lid the first thing you’ll notice is that it looks exactly like pumpkin pie filling. It even smells like pumpkin pie, with a bit of the seasonally beloved pumpkin pie spice. But don’t eat this, because I’m pretty sure that’ll just be a cornucopia of unthankful.

Slather this on your face and wait for 5-10 minutes, rinse with water and a clean cloth or paper towel, and enjoy your newly radiant skin. Seriously, this will take your face from gourd to gourmand in no time, and you’ll have skin as smooth as a pumpkin. …what, too much “writing?”

OK. So let’s get real — I love this mask because it delivers results. After the first use I noticed my skin looked radiant and it felt cleaner, thanks to the clarifying and exfoliating effects of the mask. Omega fatty acids and beta-carotene help restore firmness and elasticity, while Vitamins C and E help with collagen.

I will say that when I put this on I do get a noticeable “tingling” sensation, but there wasn’t really any harm done. It was just a bit unexpected, and while not pleasant, I wasn’t having a panic attack. I left the mask on for a full 10 minutes, but if it’s too much for you, feel free to rise it off after a few.

The results, though, do speak for themselves, and I definitely noticed my skin looked super refreshed and almost airbrushed. I put a serum and a moisturizer on after I used the mask, and when I woke up my skin was glowing. Always nice to have a pleasant morning after, no?

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