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H & M Rich Chocolate Moisturising Mask

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Brand: H & M / Type: Face Mask / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Moisturizes, Enriches,

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      26.06.2012 02:43
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      Not a great beauty product, but a lovely treat nonetheless.

      ****The Product****
      So like many people on here, I saw this in H&M & felt compelled to buy! I also conveniently had a voucher, as it costs Euro1,95 which seems steep to me for a one-time-only product. However, other reviewers have stated that this masks retails at 99p in the UK which seems much more reasonable.

      First up, this product quite clearly calls itself a "moisturing mask" (look, there it is - right there on the front!) However, on the blurb on the back, this is not mentioned & instead the product promises to "unblock pores" & "refresh your skin", with no mention of moisturisation. Alarm bells?

      ****Using the mask****
      The application of this product is standard for a face mask: apply to clean, cleansed skin, avoiding the eyes & mouth, then leave for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with water. I used this liberally over my face & neck & still felt like there was plenty of product left, so I would bet that the product could be shared by 2 people if only applying to the face.

      The first thing about this product is the SMELL - oh my gosh, it is heaven. It genuinely smells like a delicious chocolate bar! Upon squeezing it out, all I could think of was opening up a chocolate bar & seeing that it has melted. This may seem bizarre, but I enjoyed putting it on my face & the smell, although different, is quite pleasant.

      During the 15 minutes, this mask didn't feel how I would expect a "moisturising" mask to feel. In fact, my skin felt like it was tightening, & a little warm. All the same, I waited the full time. After the 15 minutes were up, the mask was cracking (it is clay based) & I had the standard struggle to take off the clay mask (resorting to toner & cotton buds as frankly, water wasn't doing it..) This type of mask is generally difficult to take off but I felt like this one was especially so. I really didn't enjoy this process & my skin underneath was slightly red & felt taut. If anything, I felt the need to re-moisturise!

      ****My verdict****
      I am 100% sure that this mask will NOT become a part of my regular beauty routine! I don't feel like my skin has been taken care of, & the mask doesn't do what it states on the packet.
      HOWEVER - & this may sound strange - I would absolutely buy & try this again, because it is simply delicious smelling, as a treat for one or two people, & I like the novelty of the chocolate. But I would leave the mask for less time & lower my expectations of better looking skin after..

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      16.04.2012 13:46
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      chocolatey bliss!

      I've just used this little face mask from H&M for the first time whilst spending a month in Austria. It's the first time that I've used H&M face products, and on the strength of this one I'd definately try them again.

      I picked this up as a bit of an impulse buy really, there was a huge queue at the till to pay and so I was browsing around the accessories section and I spotted this. As it was close to Easter and chocolate was on my mind I decided to give it a go. It was Euro1.95 in H&M in Austria, but a quick look on the H&M UK website shows it to be just 99 pence in the UK.

      This is just a one time use sachet, and it's 15g. I did however find that it was slightly too much for one use. So I went back and got another sachet, and I found that I got 3 uses out of 2 sachets.

      I suppose if I have to be picky and find any faults with this, it's that the sachet was too big for one use, I think that 10g sachets would be better. If you are not going to use the remainder in the sachet fairly soon then it will have to go in the bin. Another alternative would be to sell this in a large tub - I'd certainly buy this.

      It says Rich Chocolate Face Mask, and oh boy is it chocolately! This smells absolutely divine, a rich sweet smelling chocolate fragrance, in fact I could probably have licked it off my face it smelt that divine!

      Now here's the bit I'm not too sure about, as I bought the face masks in Austria the instructions were in German. So I basically just did what I presumed to be the right thing! After cleansing my face with my normal cleanser I applied the face mask all over avoiding my lips and eyes, I then relaxed in the bath for half an hour, and then wiped and washed the face mask off. I'm not sure if I should have done things differently but this way worked perfectly anyway.

      My skin was left feeling soft to the touch, and felt really nourished and moisturised. I found that the dry patches that I had on my face were much better and overall my skin loooked and felt in much better condition. The divine scent of the chocolate also lingered on my skin for quite a while, yum!

      I used the face mask 3 times over a two week period, until my two sachets were finished. I would definately buy it again here now that I'm home, especially at just 99 pence per sachet, making £2.00 for 3 face masks. I've used more expensive face masks and this can definately compare with those in terms of quality.

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        10.04.2012 12:47
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        A nice chocolatey skin treat

        I don't really celebrate Easter for the intended reasons, but instead had a lovely time enjoying the commercial and modernised aspects of the festivities over this past holiday weekend. I indulged myself with a pampering day which included the use of several chocolate themed beauty products, and this H&M Chocolate Face Mask was one of the goodies that I used. The H&M beauty range is available to buy exclusively from H&M, and can be found in their high street stores or online at www.hm.com/gb/. It costs 99p for a 15g sachet.

        This item is described as a rich chocolate moisturising mask with Mediterannean clay, cocoa & shea butte to moisturise and nourish skin. H&M say: "Deep cleansing mask. A masque like no other! This deep cleansing chocolate mud masque with Dead Sea Salt, and moisturising Cocoa Butter & Shea Butter will help to unblock pores and refresh your skin."

        Recommended directions for use: Cleanse face; apply evenly over face and neck, avoiding eyes and lips. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse with water.

        I like to give myself a good pampering when I am using a face mask, and these Montagne Jeunesse face masks always feel like a nice indulgent treat. To begin with, I made sure that all traces of make-up were fully removed and I then went about applying the mask. The packaging was a little bit tricky to handle as the tear-off sections were quite hard to pull apart. In the end I had to resort to ripping the top off with my teeth which is never the best option!

        The mask itself is very thick and I had to apply a reasonable amount of pressure to get it out of the sachet. It warmed slightly as I applied it to my face and this helped to make it easy to spread over my skin and it stayed in place well. The mask is chocolate based, and as such has a rich, creamy, milky brown appearance. It also smells strongly of chocolate which is a lovely part of the experience of using the mask, and the scent stayed with me until I washed it all away.

        This should be left on for 10-15 minutes to allow it to really get to work on your skin. I left it on for the full 15 minutes and by this time the mask had dried out slightly but there was no feeling of tightness and it still felt comfortable. Because the mask was so thick I found it quite time consuming when washing it off. I had to scrub at the dried mask to soften and loosen it, and it took 3 repeats before the mask had fully come away from my face and neck. This was quite messy but afterwards my skin did feel fully cleansed and I was convinced that the deep cleansing ingredients in the mask had done a good job.

        I was also impressed that my skin felt soft, smooth and moisturised. When I applied my night cream later on it seemed to glide over the surface of my skin and my whole complexion seemed to be evened out. I have combination type skin and this made my face feel and appear more balanced. Regrettably, the only problem is that the effects only seemed to last for a temporary period. By the next morning my skin actually felt a bit on the dry side and any benefits from using the face mask seemed to have all but disappeared. This was disappointing, especially given the impressive results directly after use.

        Usually I find that face mask sachets contain far too much of the product and there is always some leftover which gets wasted if you do not store it and re-use correctly. This sachet contained 15g of product which was the perfect amount to provide full coverage over my face and my neck and I didn't have to worry about any excess or waste.

        I really enjoyed using this face mask and noticed positive results afterwards, although they did not seem to last for long. I have another H&M face mask to try so I'm curious to see what kind of results I get from that, and I would definitely recommend the Chocolate Face Mask if you like your beauty treats to be sweet!

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        23.09.2011 19:22
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        yummy chocolate for your skin

        About 3 months a go my friend had a pamper/movie night for all the girls after exams. We basically decided that the stress was too much so we should just completely relax for the rest of the summer - starting then.

        For the party we did various things such as face masks, mani/pedi, eyebrows, fake tan.. etc. As her mum is a beautician it meant we could get spray tans and manicures to the highest standards (rather than mess it up ourselves).

        For the face masks, we decided to use shop brought cheap ones as they are more fun than the actual beauty ones mainly due to colour and appearance. My friends happened to come across these in H&M for 99p a pack so she brought about £30 worth (no joke). We were all instantly over the moon because it was chocolate and looked heavenly! None of us had ever used a face mask from H&M before, so it was a new experience for us all as we covered our faces.

        The face mask is called 'Rich Chocolate' and looks exactly like the image above. There is a picture of chocolate and 'FACE MASK' is written across the front so you aren't easily misled. All ingredients and information is on the back of the pack (unfortunately it is not edible). The mask is relatively easy to open with the little tear point on the top.

        The fragrance is (obviously) chocolate. It smells like melted dairy milk and made us all so hungry we just had to get a few big bars from the fridge to nibble on. The scent doesn't stay on your face once washed off though which I liked as it may of made me crave some more chocolate which despite being tasty isn't good for my figure!

        To use the mask you need to cleanse your face and rinse to remove all make-up and face products you previously had on. Smother the cream all over your face (avoiding eyes, nostrils and mouth). Let the mask work its magic on your skin for 10-20 minutes, then remove using warm water.

        The product is thick enough for it not to run everywhere, its easy enough to smooth it easily over your face. I found that one whole packet was enough for two people, despite the fact a small amount literally did a small amount - it didn't stretch very far. I suppose for 99p this isn't very bad at all! I did like the fact that it felt so creamy as it really was like melted chocolate!

        As for results, my skin felt tighter on removal and a lot smoother than before - definite results considering it was so cheap! I did expect it to just be a bit of fun and not really do much for me, but it did a lot which I was pleased with - it lightened my mood a lot!

        H&M do a lot of face masks now in most of their stores (found with the beauty products and jewellery). They come in a few different scents such as the chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and caramel - all delicious. I would definitely recommend them over the ones you find in Boots and Superdrug as this one by far works better!

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          22.09.2011 21:31
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          Wouldnt buy again

          I bought this face mask a few months ago now from H & M for 99p. I love face masks and I'm always buying different ones, and when I saw this Rich Chocolate one I just had to buy it! I love chocolate, and it looked so nice on the front of the packet!

          I used this face mask last night, expecting it to be really nice as I have used lots of H & M face masks now and have been impressed with all of them. To use this one, you need to wash/cleanse your face as usual, and then apply this product to your face.

          The first problem I had, was when I was in the bath and about to put this face mask on, I could not open it! It has a slit at the top which you just rip open along the top, similar to bags of sweets etc. The top just wouldn't rip at all, I couldn't even get in the packet! I had to get out the bath and get some scissors to get in to it.

          The product itself came out of the packet easy enough, it wasn't runny in consistency at all. It was quite thick and came out all in one big blob in the palm of my hand, but when applying it to my face it wasn't a problem that it was thick. It went on really smoothly, although didn't spread very far, you had to apply quite a lot to each area, although I was left with loads of the product left, and really could have used the packet twice with more than enough.

          As I was in the bath I rinsed my hands in the bath water and it made it all go a horrible brown colour! The product looks just like a rich melted chocolate spread, just like nutella for example. When the product was on my face it didn't feel heavy, I couldn't even feel I had it on. You are supposed to leave it on around 10-15 minutes, I washed mine off after around 15 minutes and straight away my skin felt really tight. It didn't feel nice and soft, like other face masks leave your skin. I felt like I needed to slather on loads of moisturiser, and my skin to touch wasn't even soft. My skin was actually a bit red too and felt like it had been sunburnt slightly. Maybe I had a bit of a reaction to it, but I have never had this with any face mask before.

          This face mask did smells absolutely gorgeous, and did feel nice to apply, but it isn't worth trying again, as it made my skin feel tight and red. H & M do lots of face masks which I buy a lot now such as the vanilla fudge one, but unfortunately I wont be buying this one again!

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