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I love Montagne Jeunesse- the products are cheap and usually lovely. For 99p you get what you pay for- a bit of cloth over your face with little aloe vera to ''de-stress you''.
The product is only on for five minutes. Hardly time to de-stress! In that respect however it is good for people with busy lives but you wont feel any less stressed...
This face tonic is different to other Montagne Jeunesse face masks because it is pre-applied to white cloth. Therefore there is no mess, you just pop out the mouth piece (why would you need a mouth piece anyway?!) and put it on. The aloe vera is meant to calm your skin but it doesn't really do anything except make you look like you've seen a ghost.
I much prefer the other products that stay on longer but these will never make you feel totally de-stressed or clear your skin no matter what they promise to do! Very good for sensitive skin and other products that are tailored to your skin type- this tonic however does nothing.
-- Reasons for buying --
I have tried so many face masks and tonics, most of which have irritated and caused my skin to breakout! My skin is fairly sensitive and knowing that Aloe Vera is supposed to be good for sensitive skin, when I saw this face mask I thought I may as well give it a try. My friend had also recommended this brand to me a while ago and after reading many positive reviews I didn't see any reason not to try it.
-- The packaging --
The face mask comes in a nice vibrant coloured, leaf shaped foil packet. The packet claims that the tonic contains natural ingredients, this particular tonic contains aloe vera and also green tea, which is know for it's anti oxidant properties as well as being calming to the skin and helping to protect against oxidative damage. This particular tonic is marketed as gentle cleansing for sensitive skin, although it would suit all skin types.
-- Directions --
You simply cleanse your face with warm water and soap to get rid of any make-up and free skin from all dirt and debris. You then need to remove the sheet from the packaging, there are holes for your eyes, nose and your mouth. When applying take the piece of material from the hole made from your mouth and place it over your nose, and then place the sheet on top. Leave this on for 5-10 mins and relax, once it is ready, after removing the sheet massage any of the excess product into your skin before continuing to rinse off with warm water.
-- Pros --
It was very soothing and refreshing to my skin, as I've had many bad experiences with tonics before, I couldn't believe how great my skin felt after. Apart from a slight tingling sensation after apply, there was no irritation. My skin was very soft to the touch and my pores seemed much smaller in comparison to before applying the cloth. Another positive is the price, it was extremely cheap, especially as I got three for the price of one.
-- Cons --
The only complaint I have is about the size of the cloth, it was extremely big. But you can manipulate the shape to fit your face a bit better. At least it wasn't too small, otherwise that could of been a problem.
-- Price and Availability --
I bought two face masks and this tonic for £1. Which I thought was an absolute bargain as usually they are about £1 each. They are widely available in most supermarkets and drugstores. I got these in a cheapy store which has recently opened near where I live called 'Home bargains' its a great store full of popular products, which have been amazingly reduced in price. Its fantastic, a much better version of Pound Land in my opinion!
-- Conclusion --
Overall I absolutely loved this product, it help my skin clear up leaving it soft and smooth without any irritation. At such a cheap price, I went back to Home Bargains and stocked up! Brilliant face tonic, I recommend on giving it a try to see if it works for you, even if it doesn't it such a small amount to pay and in my opinion such a small amount for a fantastic product!
Picked up the mask for £1 in Wilkinsons, deciding I would start the week off with a nice little at home spa treatment. These masks have been around for as long as I can remember, always the staple product at sleepovers when I was a kid, so their longevity on the shelf over the years made me think they had something worth reinvestigating now in my wiser (supposedly) adult years.
The packaging boasts this aloe vera and green tea facial mask will reduce stress and leave your skin feeling refreshed and sexy (a face mask that gives you 'sexy' skin? Sounds like something Gok Wan would say!). We all know the mega skin loving properties of aloe vera and green tea, so I was sure to be onto a winner! I was also attracted to the mask because it is a cloth mask. I find those gunky cream masks to be too greasy and messy so a simple cloth soaked in the lotion to me, screamed, 'I won't make a mess of your bathroom!'.
Following the instructions on the packet, I cleansed my skin, patted dry and opened up the packaging. The mask itself was folded over a fair few times, so unfolding it without getting it screwed up and tangled was the first challenge. It also became apparent that this wasn't going to be as clean as I had hoped. The lotion the mask is soaked in was quite thick and sticky as it dried on my fingers. Once I finally unfolded the mask (VERY Michael Myers style!) the next step it to remove the mouth piece and place it over your nose. I thought it would be relatively simple, expecting the area to be perforated - well, it was only attatched at four points but because it was cloth, it didn't exactly 'pop' off so easily. Queue more faffing around with the mask, more gooey lotion all over my hands and eventually reaching for the scissors. For something that was suppose to relax me, I wasn't feeling it!
Nose piece on, mask on, smoothed down - no. I found that the best contact was made around my t-zone, eye area and cheeks, but around the edge of my face, with plenty of mask to spare, it failed to smooth down and adhere to my skin, resulting in some rather flappy bits around my face, even laying flat down, the mask area under my chin refused to stay flat! I smoothed it out best I could and laid back, ready for relaxation to hit.
The mask itself felt cool, as though you had cucumbers on your face which was nice, but where some of the lotion had hung back across my eye lids from me positioning the mask, it was starting to go really tacky and uncomfortable. The lotion from the mask felt heavy on my skin, like I had layered a thick plastering paste across it. I waited the instructed five minutes before peeling back the mask, then, as required the instructions, used the mask to massage in any excess lotion. Once rubbed in, you rinse with cold water then pat dry. I have to say this is where my skin finally felt refreshed - as I washed off the lotion from the mask.
Did my skin feel refreshed and 'sexy'? I'm going to have to say no. My T-zone especially has felt quite clogged and my nose seems to have gained some extra shine today. My chin and cheek area feel smooth, but I can't note and remarkable difference. I really cannot see any benefits of using these masks long term, and as for a tool to de-stress and relax, it failed. I'd rather just lay back with a warmed flannel on my face.
Would I recommend it? I'd say if you have £1 floating around your purse, use it to buy a lemon. Boil a kettle, add a few slices of lemon to the water and steam your face - relaxing, great deep down cleanser and your skin will feel refreshed and zingy afterwards!
I love Montagne Jeunesse and I have tried most of their products. I normally use face masks but I saw these face 'tonics' and decided to give them a go instead. Each sachet contains one face tonic sheet and costs 99p in Superdrug, Boots and most supermarkets.
The packet states that the tonic contains natural ingredients, this particular tonic contains aloe vera and also green tea, which is know for it's anti oxidant properties as well as being calming to the skin and helping to protect against oxidative damage. This particular tonic is marketed as gentle cleansing for sensitive skin, although it would suit all skin types.
The product is also gluten and paraben free.
To use this tonic you simply cleanse your face with warm water, remove the cloth sheet from the sachet and open out. There are pre cut holes for your eyes, nose and mouth. You need to deatch the piece of material from the mouth part and place over your nose then you need to apply the whole cloth sheet to your face and relax. You leave this on for 5-10 minutes. After this time has lapsed you then remove the cloth and dispose then using your fingers massage any excess product left on your face before rinsing with warm clean water.
The one thing I noticed about this face tonic in comparison to other ones in the same range is that it didn't particularly smell of much. You could smell a hint of green tea and that was it.
Normally my skin is very dry and sensitive so when I use certain products I am left with tight and uncomfortable skin. However as soon as I applied the cloth apart from a mild tingling sensation my skin felt nice. After rinsing it my skin was cleansed and looked brighter, it also felt really refreshed and tingly for a good few hours after using this cloth.
My only complaint about the product was that the cloth didn't fit my face very well, it seemed huge! luckily when it is removed from the packet it is very moist so you can manipulate it to fit your face.
I would give this 4 out of 5 stars it is a great product for skin like mine, the scent is however disappointing compared to others in the range.
This is quite a nice face mask and is good if you don't like messing with creams and mud packs as it is actually a cloth mask.
It is very simple to use you just remove the cloth from the packet and apply it over your face as the eye, nose and mouth holes are already cut out of it. You leave it on for 10 minutes so it gives you a good chance to relax.
One of things that I really liked about this face mask was that with it being aloe vera it was very cooling and refreshing and after using it my skin did feel fresh smooth and clean. The smell is very fresh and zingy and so I think this is more of an awakening mask than one to use just before bed.
I don't think it is the best face mask as with it being cloth I don't think it gets deep into your pores but it makes a nice change and left my skin tingling.
Montagne Jeunesse Aloe Vera Face Tonic
A friend bought me a couple of these face masks as a treat because she is lovely and I have been having a bit of a stressful time of late. I finally got round to using one a few days ago and I was really pleased with it.
--The face mask--
This face mask is really straight forward to use and compared to some other face masks I own this one is mess and fuss free. It isn't a cream but it is a cloth (with pre-cut holes for your eyes and nose) that you simply remove from the packing and place on your face and then relax. After five minutes or so (I left mine on for longer) you remove the mask and gently massage the excess tonic into your skin then splash your face with cool water and pat dry.
After using this my skin felt much better, it felt smooth and well hydrated. The mask itself was pleasant to use, when it went on it felt cool and smelt lovely. I used mine while I was relaxing in the bath and this really felt like a little luxury pampering. I have quite sensitive skin and I found that this didn't irritate or cause any negative reaction.
I don't this mask does anything spectacular, it just gives you the excuse to take that ten minutes out of the day to pamper yourself. Unlike some deep cleansing or moisture soak masks I doubt very much that this does anything long term for your skin other than a little bit of a pick-me up.
In my opinion the best feature of this mask is that it is in the form of a cloth rather than a paste. This makes it easy to use, but it means that I can easily enjoy using this while in the bath. After the time is up and you want to take it off there is no need to get out of the bath to wash your face, just remove and continue to enjoy the bubbles.
These are typically retailing in many stores and online in places such as Amazon for £1.49. I still have one of these left to use but I can imagine that I will purchase more in the future.
I am going to give four out of five stars, it was nice and easy to use and made my skin feel nice while I was enjoying being that bit pampered. I think this mask would get three out of two for the mask itself but it gets that extra point because I like how mess free and simple it is.