“ Brand: Montagne Jeunesse / Type: Face Mask / What it does: Cleanses, destresses, „
Montagne Jeunesse Aromatherapy Masque
Montagne Jeunesse is a British company that focuses on skin care products as for the face, feet and hair. The most famous product is the masks that sit in colorful sachets. On the front is a picture which you can see for what the mask is intended (face, hair or feet). It really was used to be a brand for woman, now they focus on men and for them there is also a special range of products to pamper their skin with a mask. The products are tested on animals.
The packaging of this mask is darker than most of Montagne Jeunesse. A little purple / dark purple like. On the front you see the name of the mask and the lady leaves on her eyes of the lavender plant.
I often use products with lavender as the ingredient works soothing and calming on the skin. The lavender should make your skin softer and more relaxed.
As with all facial masks that I use I make sure my face is completely clean. I scrub my face and then I open the sachet which is easy to tear open at the top. Then I put the mask on my palm of my hand. The mask doesn't feel that thick but also not too thin and is ideal to apply on the face. It doesn't drip. You need to spread the mask on the face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. After that you can wash off the mask with warm water. The mask is easy to rinse off.
The lavender scent was very mild and there I found a pleasant surprise. Applying the mask was also easy and the color of the mask is actually light purple / white as also the packaging shows. Furthermore the mask doesn't sting or itches when it sits on my face. After rinsing my skin immediately felt very soft, delicious. I smelled no dominant lavender scent so that was good. A fine good mask.
With winter fast approaching, my skin's been looking down in the dumps because of the harsh weather outside and the harsh heating inside! So I decided it was time to stockpile some face masks in the hope that they'd perk up my skin in time for the festive season. I was pleased to see Amazon were selling Montagne Jeunesse multipacks, which, at £5 for 6, were cheaper than buying them individually in the shops. I chose a pack which contained several 'flavours' I'd never tried before, one of which was this Aromatherapy Masque.
It sounded great, promising to relieve stress with the scent of the essential oils it contains. The ingredients list on the back of the sachet is peppered with the names of 15 different oils, including lavender, frankincense, cinnamon leaf and jasmine, so it certainly seemed to be worthy of its name. Although I'm no expert on aromatherapy, I do have several bath products which use essential oils to the same effect, and I've found them to be really relaxing, as well as smelling good. I also find putting on a face mask to be a great way of unwinding at the end of a tough day, so it sounded like a great combination.
Ripping open the usual plastic sachet, I was surprised by the colour of the mask inside- pictured on the sachet as white, it was in fact a distinctive mauve shade, and didn't look very appealing at all! I'm not sure why Montagne Jeunesse feel the need to colour most of their masks so garishly; it's bizarre that while bigging up their natural ingredients on the backs of their sachets, they seem to go out of their way to make the products inside look anything but natural! I'm guessing the mauve colour was intended to look relaxing, but instead I found it rather offputting. Still, it wasn't like I could see the mask when it was on, so I put my initial misgivings to one side and started scooping it out.
This is one of the thicker, clay-like masks from Montagne Jeunesse, so it was quite easy to squeeze out in a measured way, without slopping it all over the place. It smoothed nicely onto my skin, and I'd soon covered my face in a thick, even layer of mauveness. Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking so much about the mask's consistency as its smell. From the first tentative sniff, I was struck with how unpleasant it was, without being able to put my finger on what it reminded me of. Eventually, I settled on a not-so-delightful combination of disinfectant and granny perfume. It certainly wasn't like any essential oil I'd smelt before! Usually, I enjoy the 15 minutes' wait for the mask to dry- with this, I kept looking at my clock, impatient to get it off, and banish the offending smell from my nostrils! Not exactly the aromatically relaxing experience I'd hoped for!
At the end of the 15 minutes, I was surprised to see that the mask still looked pretty wet- with masks of this thickness, I usually find they're cracking up by the time I wash them off. Still, I went ahead and rinsed it off anyway, with the help of a flannel. My skin stang a bit, and I wasn't sure if that meant if that meant it was cleansed or just irritated! It also felt rather dry, and I had to moisturise to compensate- not the best result from a mask intended for people with dry skin.
When I use skincare products, I usually like the scent to subtly linger on my skin afterwards, and I'm sometimes disappointed that the lovely scents of the things I use have no staying power. With this mask, I had the opposite problem. I had hoped the granny/Savlon smell combo would go straight down the sink with the mask itself, but unfortunately, it lingered stubbornly on my face, and I was left to enjoy it for the rest of the evening!
I usually find that the real test of a face mask's effectiveness comes the day after- if my skin has an unusually healthy glow when I wake up, I know it's done the job. As often happens with clay masks, this one drew out a few little spots (which I don't mind- I'd rather get them out of the way with the help of a mask than have them brewing under my skin for ages!). But that aside, the only effect it had had was that my skin looked a bit red and raw. Nothing major, but still not the result I was hoping for.
So, I can only conclude that this mask is a bit of a let-down, and I'm left wondering if they put it in the multipack to try to palm it off onto unsuspecting customers like myself! I certainly won't be buying it again, as it didn't live up to any of its claims, and smelt awful to boot. I think perhaps the number of essential oils the mask contains is to blame for this- combining so many strong scents together results in the loss of the individual smells, creating a bizarre and confusing scent that's not at all pleasant. If the mask had improved my skin, it might have been worth putting up with, but as it is, I definitely won't be buying this one again.
Montagne Jeunesse is a company offering pampering treats for males and females.
They specialise in face masks and creams for those with normal through to more complex skin. The range also includes treats for your feet, hair, body and even for your tired eyes and sore lips.
Montagne Jeunesse do not test their products on animals.
~~~Product and Range~~~
The classic range of face masks includes a tempting selection. You have the option of slathering your face in chocolate or strawberry or a sweet choice. If wishing for something a tad more intense, dead sea or red hot earth is the way to go. Check which skin type your mask is for though to avoid sensitivity issues.
One face mask available is the Aromatherapy Masque (the way they spell it).
This is recommended for those with normal dry and tzone skin an is designed to provide a deep cleansing yet relaxing experience. It contains essential oils to soothe your mind. Orange oil, rose flower oil and frankincense oil blend together with lavender, cinnamon and jasmine to provide a luxurious, pampering session.
The mask is gluten free, nut free, suitable for vegetarians and contains no additional parabens.
Each face mask comes in a plastic sachet which needs to be torn open to squeeze out the contents. The Aromatherapy Masque sachet is mainly purple and provides an extensive amount of information.
The front shows the brand/product name in 2 languages.An image of a lady smothered in pink gooey stuff shines out from the front. The back offers us the product blurb, directions for use, sensitivity ifnromation, ingredients and contact details for the company in Swansea.
It is recommended that you pamper yourself with this mask in the bath. This isn't neccesary but it is a matter of personal choice.
*To use, tear or cut open the top of the sachet and squeeze contents onto your hand.
*Ensure your face is fully cleansed and apply the mask to your face and neck avoiding eyes and lips.
*Relax for 10-15mins
*Rinse with water and pat the skin dry
It is also recommended that you use this as a weekly treatment.
~~~Availability and Price~~~
Each sachet contains 20ml of face mask. The range can be purchased from supermarkets and various beauty shops for around 99p.
The company also have their own website www.montagnejeuness.co.uk. Here you can pick up any of the masks.Spend over £7.50 and get free delivery!
I am a girly girl and I love pampering myself. With a hyperactive toddler running about, the only Me time I get is on a Friday night..this is when my pampering plans come into play! I try to cleanse and moisturise my face on a daily basis but sometimes I feel that it needs an extra boost so I use a face mask. I have been using the Montagne Jeunesse range since my teens and swear by it. Cost effective and amazing pampering rolled into one little sachet.
I received this Aromatherapy Masque in a little goodie bag with some others for 50p at a carboot. Last week, I tried it out and here are my thoughts on my pampering experience.
The sachet is perfect for keeping the mask fresh and this reduces packaging. I tore open the tab but still couldn't access the mask so got the scissors out and cut it off. The aroma of lavender is immediately evident. In this instance it wasn't bad, it was rather sweet and nosetingling. The mask itself is a lilac shade and resembles thick fromage fraise. It is cool to the touch but does get a bit sticky!
I prepared my face my cleansing it with warm, soapy water and drying it. I swept my hair back into a band and relaxed infront of my mirror. I recommend applying this looking into a wall hung mirror if possible with adequate lighting but not too bright! I sat a towel undermeath on the floor to catch any potential drips but due to the thickness of the mask, it stayed put.
I used my fingertips to gently cover my face (avoiding eyes/lips) and applied a thick layer. The sachet appeared to be never ending and I do feel this could be shared with a friend or relative if used right..ideal excuse for a girly pampering night! Usually lavender gets right up my nose making me feel dizzy. The essential oils in this mask shone through but didn't overpower me. Even the parts closest to my nose didn't make me feel dizzy. The scent was relaxing yet fresh and reviving at the same time. It didn't irritate my sensitive eyes which some products can do with me just looking at them!
So, I was expected to leave this on for 10-15minutes and that is exactly what I done. I relaxed reading some stuff online and let the mask get to work on my dry and tired skin. After around 5mins, I started to feel the effects of the mask. Although the essential oils had relaxed my mind, I could feel the mask getting tighter on my face. This was a weird yet tingling experience and the harder it got the more relaxed I became (dirty minds tut tut!).
Looking in my mirror after 10mins, I could see that parts of the thick, lilac mask had began to set and dry into my skin. The mask started to become clear with the still wet parts remaining lilac. These parts were where I applied the mask thickest and took near enough the full 15mins to fully dry. By this point, my face felt like a china doll ready to be smashed into smithereens..it was time to hop off to the bathroom. I didn't want to go and protested with my relaxed mind but the face won!
When it came to washing off the mask, I discovered it wasn't the peel off kind..you know, the ones that turn into thousands of pieces! This was a straight, wash off one.I opted for a face cloth to help me and rinsed it under some tepid water. I began to sweep the mask off starting with the outside of my face. The mask came away very easily and I didn't feel the need to rub to remove it. Every few seconds, I would rinse the cloth and sweep another bit of the mask off. Once I was confident all of visible mask was off, I splashed some water off my face to clean it and searched for my results..I didn't need to search far!
Patting my face with a soft, fluffy towel, I was initially a bit peeved..my face felt dry but this was short lived and clearly the effects of me rinsing my face. After a minute, I cautiously touched my face and felt a softness like no other. My face felt like a babies bottom..soft and smooth. The skin on my forehead is often very dry but there wasn't a flake in sight and the general appearance of my skin was more supple and fresher than before. My skin also felt like it had been given a deep down clean and toxins/dirt that makeup wipes don't get!
The effects of this mask lasted for around 2days before I felt compelled to top up using a moisturiser and I believe this is amazing for a 99p sachet! The essential oils helped to relax my mind and provide a stressfree pampering experience and evening. The sweet lavender scent remained subtle on my skin throughout the evening but wasn't detectable next morning.
I love these masks and you will love them too!
I love these little sachet facemasks, I always buy them when I fancy a little pick me up or one of those rare occasions when I can actually relax in the bath without world war 3 breaking out amongst my monsters (which isn't often!) I usually do have a Lush mask on hand but due to being one legged for a couple of weeks that had run out and the other half bless him refuses to walk past Lush let alone go in! So he did agree on his shopping trip to pick me up one of these, to my surprise he not only bought me the right brand but he bought me one that I hadn't tried! So did he get full brownie points?
The only thing that puts me off these masks, I am not thick or anything but I always seem to get in a right mess with this packaging, for those of you who have never seen these it is basically a 20ml plastic sachet that has a tear strip on the side of the top. I manage the tear strip but then trying to get it all out is a nightmare! Once you start squeezing it out your hands get slippery and then I end up in a right mess but that could just be me!
All these sachets come in different colours for different ones in the range; this one is mainly black with white outlines. They all also have a picture of a poor women with leaves covering her eyes and some flowers, the instructions and directions are in 2 languages English and I think French (sorry have forgotten all my school French!).
Deeply cleansing, deeply soothing. Naturally and gently revive and cleanse your tired skin, whilst relaxing mind, body and soul with natural and calming essential oils.
So I have my peace and quiet (kids are off to my sisters!) and I can finally put 2 feet in the bath! So I run a nice bubble bath get a good book and lock the door (the other can wait if he needs the loo!)
So I first have to get the sachet open which for once was surprisingly easy this time, the tear strip actually worked, the first scent you get is lavender which to be honest I really don't like that much but it wasn't to overpowering. The colour of the mask is a lilac colour and is very easy to apply it is not to thick but also not very runny, the instructions state to cleanse your face first with just warm water. Now the tricky bit getting it all out of the sachet, which as usual I got in a mess with but hey this is my time, so I will just clean up later!
It was very easy to apply but as soon as I put it on I noticed my eyes started to water, now before you ask no I didn't get any in my eyes! I leave a nice bit around my eyes clear, I decided to persevere and thought it was just the scent making my eyes water and it would wear off. So into my nice relaxing bath and to read my book the instructions state to leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes, so I get 15 minutes to read the problem was I couldn't read because my eyes were still watering and by now stinging! This didn't wear off and I managed to last about 5 minutes before I had to take it off because the watering just got worse, it didn't die down and I couldn't even see my book let alone read!
Taking it off was very easy and quick (the fastest I have taken one off!) it hadn't hardened and I can't tell you if it ever would of once the mask was off the eye watering stopped. The instructions do tell you to take it off with warm water and then pat dry your face but I only read that after due to not being able to read the instructions because of the eye watering thing!
I must say my skin did feel very soft and looked clear even around my nose where the dreaded blackheads can lurk. Apart from the watering eyes I had no other reaction, no red blotches or over dry skin but that may only be because it was only on for 5 minutes!
Aqua (Purified Water), Kaolin, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Clyderyl stearate SE, Sodium citrate, Glucose, Sodium thiocyanate, Potassium iodide, Polysorbate 20, Citric acid, Jasminum officinale (Jasmine) oil, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Cinnamonum zeylanicum (Cinnamon) bark oil, Eugenia caryophyllus (Clove) leaf oil, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) oil, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Sweet Orange) oil, Pogostemom cablin (Patchouli) oil, Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) flower oil, Pelargonium graveolens (Geramium) flower oil, Lactoperoxidase, Glucose oxidase, Cl 60730 (Acid Violet 43), Cl 14700 (Red 4), Lomonene, Linalool
If you read the sachet properly then it does have a bit there about sensitivity and do recommend you do a skin test first on your upper arm but to be honest I don't think that would of helped with the watering eyes! They also tell you the mask is for external use (well dah!) Also because it has natural oils people can have a allergic reaction, so I would recommend the skin test. I have never had a reaction to any natural oils before and used to make my own masks with them in (before the kids when I actually had time and money!) so I don't know why this reacted the way it did.
PRICE AND RANGE
At most chemists and supermarkets they are around 99p for each sachet,
Montagne Jeunesse Face Masque, Red Hot Earth Sauna 15ml
Montagne Jeunesse Mud Pack, Dead Sea 20ml
Montagne Jeunesse Face Masque, Cucumber, Peel Off 10ml
Would I buy this again?
In a word NO! Peace and quiet in my house is a rarity and using this mask ruined the one time I got, I only wasted 99p but I still feel let down because all the others I have tried have been good. I told the other half it was ok because bless him he did try! As soon as I can drive I am off to Lush for a treat and you know its going to cost more than 99p!
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This luxurious mask from MJ naturally and gently revives and cleanses tired skin, while relaxing you with its delightful scents /