So this isn't Trader Joe's first venture into the world of face masks. But this is the first seasonal variety that I've seen. So in a world where there clearly isn't enough pumpkin spiced things, now there is Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Biocellulose Face Mask on shelves.
Testing this out
A few summers ago, I did try Trader Joe's Rich Hydrating Face Mask, and other than some tingling, I liked it. I even repurchased it a few times. It seemed like a really nice summer mask between the coolness and the cucumbery scent.
However, Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Biocellulose Face Mask made me a bit more skeptical. Putting pumpkin spiced anything up to my face seems a bit questionable.
I like some aromas, but some more than others. Pumpkin is something I am on the fence about.
Now, if you did try Trader Joe's Rich Hydrating Face Mask, there are some key differences. First, this isn't a cotton mask. This is biocellulose which means when you pull it out of the package you'll be confronted by not one but two paper towel like sides holding the delicate mask together. Second is the aroma. This is going to be a deal-breaker for a lot of people. I tolerated the smell but wasn't in love with it. Perhaps if it were maple or just neutral in aroma it would have been better.
But the same similarity remained: the mask probably isn't going to fit anyone well. You'll still look absolutely terrible while wearing this.
But, despite the fact this is only meant to stay on your face for no more than 20 minutes, the end results for me were pretty good.
My face felt very well hydrated. Plus with it being slippery it forced me to stop what I was doing and chill on the couch while the timer was running. Not a bad thing in my book.
So if you can forgive the smell, this mask does what it says it will: it will moisturize. Added bonus it will force to take a quick spa 15-20 minute break.
For $2.99, this wasn't bad. But if you are sensitive to smells, I'd steer clear of this one. It is a bit on the pungent side of things.
Would I buy this again? While I'll hope for a more neutral smelling mask, the end result of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Biocellulose Face Mask was pretty good. Added points for this mask not tingling to intensely too.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
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Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Biocellulose Face Mask
Product Name: Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Biocellulose Face Mask
Product Description: Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Biocellulose Face Mask is new and seasonal
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Biocellulose Face Mask is new and seasonal
- Does what it says it will do and leave your face hydrated
- Difficult to peel off 2 layers to get to the thin mask
- Aroma is not for everyone