“ Brand: Montagne Jeunesse / Type: Bust Cream / Subcategory: Bust Gel / Suitable for: Bust / What it does: Firms, „
I've seen the Montagne Jeunesse range of products, with their brightly coloured sachets, in several stores before and have read many positive reviews. I saw a deal on Living Social for a basket of Montagne Jeunesse goodies at a reduced price. It sounded like a bargain, so I purchased one and got an exciting mix of stuff. Among the products was a sachet of this Dead Sea Salt Bust Firming Gel.
I can't honestly say I've felt the need for a bust firming gel in the past. I'm young, childless, and besides have a rather small bust, so I don't really need this sort of product! However, I decided to give it a go out of curiosity.
The gel comes in a white sachet, curved to loosely mimic the curves of the body. It has a picture of a woman with her arms in the air showing off her bust, which seems to be covered in the mud (but this isn't the case, as I found out later, as the mud isn't brown). The gel is described as a vitamin and mineral treatment which firms and tones for "beautiful, full breasts". I was sceptical about this claim from the beginning: nothing short of implants are going to make my breasts look "full"! Oh well. It is claimed that the natural salts and minerals in the gel are absorbed onto the skin, helping to condition and soften. The product should be used weekly for best results. It is not tested on animals and bears the BUAV cruelty-free bunny logo.
I decided to apply the product before dyeing my hair, so that the treatment could work while the dye was in my hair. I followed the instructions on the sachet, which were to apply the sachet contents generously over the breasts, using an upward massage motion. The small capsules should be broken. The product should be left on the skin for 10-20 minutes, then rinsed off.
Though the instructions stated that the entire packet should be used, I only used half - and half the following week - as there was just too much product (or not enough surface area to cover!). The gel was clear with little white beads in, which I managed to break though it was a bit tricky.
The gel didn't have much of a scent; a faint fresh scent was present though. It felt cooling to the touch and on my chest; I was a bit worried in case it stung or irritated my skin, but this wasn't the case at all. In fact the cooling sensation was very pleasant.
After the appointed time was up, I rinsed the product off in the shower. It came off easily enough, though I did spend rather a lot of time in there owing to having to remove my hair dye. Afterwards, the skin on my breasts appeared to be in very good condition. It was soft and moisturised although I can't say that a normal moisturiser wouldn't have had the same effect. I'm not convinced that it made my breasts appear firmer and more toned, although as previously mentioned I'm relatively young and have small breasts so they weren't too bad to begin with! Perhaps someone older or with larger breasts might notice more of a difference with this product. It is recommended that you use the product once a week, but personally I'm not willing to spend £1.09 on a sachet every couple of weeks and go to all that trouble for very little result.
I would hesitate to write off the product completely, as it may work for others, and does feel lovely and cooling on the skin. However, it did next to nothing for me, and it's not something I'd be buying again.
Montagne Jeunesse products are made in the UK and can be bought from places like Boots, Superdrug, Savers and Amazon (where you can currently buy 6 sachets for a fiver). Normally they are priced at £1 or less (this product currently costs £1.09 from Amazon) which makes them good value for money, particularly when each sachet can normally be used at least twice. You can find out more at www.montagnejeunesse.com.