I Have Dry Skin, and This Is My Go-To Fall Face Mask For Brightening My Dull Complexion

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Like it or not, it's time to start transitioning your skin care from summer to fall, and right now, one of my go-to face masks for brightening the complexion is majorly discounted when you shop the QVC Big Beauty Sale through August 26 (a secret goldmine for discounted luxury brands, FYI). The Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is both an exfoliating scrub and a face mask designed with pumpkin—it’s not fall without pumpkin, am I right?—to brighten, soften, and tone the complexion while also keeping breakouts and excess oil at bay.

At full price, this brightening face mask goes for around $60 a pop, but you can actually get two 5.1-ounce jars on QVC for only $63, making it the best time to stock up and treat yourself to a little PSL for your face. 

Peter Thomas Roth, Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Set of 2 — $63.00

Originally $86, now $63

Size: 5.1 ounces

Key ingredients: Pumpkin enzyme, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), aluminum oxide crystals

Skin type: Normal, dry, combination, oily


  • It’s formulated with three exfoliants.
  • It has a multitasking formula.
  • It brightens, softens, and smooths the skin.


  • The AHAs can make skin more sensitive to sunlight.

The Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is one of the best fall face masks—not just because it includes our favorite spooky squash, but also because it can help reverse some of the side effects of summer. The mask is formulated with a potent collection of exfoliants, including pumpkin enzyme, alpha hydroxy acid, and aluminum oxide crystals, to slough away dead skin cell buildup, smooth out the complexion, and brighten a lackluster complexion. 

One of my favorite things about this mask is its multi-tasking benefits. While it is technically a mask, you apply it on the skin in circular motions like an exfoliating scrub and then allow it to sit on your complexion for a few minutes to work its brightening magic. It’s a great treatment for someone with dry, dull skin; however, it’s also formulated for combination and oily skin types, too, since it can keep excess oil at bay while also refreshing pores so they stay clean and clear without the risk of clogging. 

As someone with perpetually dry skin, I found this is one of the best face masks for keeping my dullness at bay while smoothing and softening my skin. I love it as a once-a-week deep-cleaning facial treatment, especially after the summer months when my skin tone can use some evening out. 

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