“ Brand: Chantelle / Type: Face Mask / Subcategory: Peel / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Peels, „
I first came across Chantelle face masks on Amazon, under the list of products they were recommending for me. I'd not heard of them before, but was intrigued to see that they were made by Montagne Jeunesse who make a range of sachet face masks. It was only a few months later when I went to make an order from the Montagne Jeunesse website that I came across them again and bought several different ones to try.
The face masks actually come as two sachets joined together so you get two masks for the price of one. I decided to use the orange oil and vitamin C peel off masks first and used the first one last week and the second one this week. I love the scent of orange oil and was hoping that this would smell like the Burts Bees orange oil cleanser.
The masks say that they will 'peel away impurities and dead skin' and that the 'essential vitamins will soothe, refresh and restore the skin'. Nowhere on the packaging does it specify what skin type these are best for, so I would have to go on the assumption that they are suitable for all skin types.
The two face masks are perforated so you first need to separate them from each other, and then each has a notch on the top which makes them easy to open without the use of scissors.
When I used the first one I was instantly disappointed by the smell - instead of the strong orange oil scent I had been hoping for I got a very watered down orange fragrance that smelled to me like Fanta! I suppose given that these masks are very cheap I had perhaps been a bit too optimistic.
The mask is like a translucent gel with an orangey tint to it. It smoothes over the skin easily and there is just enough product in the sachet to cover my face. Directions on the pack are shown as diagrams with words underneath....Cleanse, Apply, Relax, Peel. The 'relax' part shows a clock with 5-10 minutes written next to it. I must admit after five minutes the mask didn't actually feel dry and obviously if it's not dry you can't peel it off. I think I probably waited closer to 15 minutes for it to fully dry. During that time it feels quite cooling on the skin but doesn't become tight or uncomfortable.
When it came to peeling the mask off, the first one I used came off pretty much in one piece, but with the second one although most of it came off there was some residue left which had to be rinsed away.
My skin did seem slightly brighter immediately after using this, although the change was not huge. It did however feel very soft and smooth for the whole day which was one big advantage.
Two sachets of this cost just 59p which is a complete bargain, working out at less than 30p per mask. I haven actually seen them in the shops but they are available online at www.montagne-jeunesse-store.com or via Amazon.
Overall I was pleasantly surprised with these masks. Obviously for the price I wasn't really expecting much, but they did leave my skin feeling nice, and I always feel pampered after using a face mask. These would be great if you're on a budget or perhaps for a girly night in. Don't be put off by the low price, I admit they are not the best face masks in the world, but for the price I think they're fairly decent.