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      08.04.2011 07:51
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      Ok but I will try something else next time

      I was feeling pretty rubbish on the run up to Mother's day this year for various reasons and so the day before Mother's day a friend called me and offered to come and pick me and my son up so that we could go for a mooch around a few shops. In the Home and Bargain store I spotted that they had some of the Montagne Jeunesse face masks on a three for two pounds offer and so I decided to give them a go. One of the face masks I picked up was a cherry tonic spa fabric facial.

      ==The packaging==

      The product comes in a small tear drop shaped thin foil lined pack. The pack shows a smiling woman with the fabric facial cloth on her face. It also had the product name in both English and French. We are told that the product is vibrant and reviving for the skin and are given instructions for use on the back of the packet.

      ==Using the product==

      To begin with I removed all of my make up and then tore open the top of the foil pack. Taking the facial cloth out of the pack is very simple but opening it up is a whole other matter! The cloth is folded quite tightly to fit in the packet and so it takes some unfolding to be able to get it ready to be applied to the face. It is made from a thin cloth, almost like a baby wipe type material, and is quite wet too so I was worried about ripping it.

      When I had the product all opened out on my knee I had to remove a section for my mouth and then apply the cloth to my face. Now on the front of the packet the white cloth covered with pictures of cherries fits perfectly to the woman's face. Now maybe I have a tiny pea head but the cloth was far too large for my face but I managed to fold it around and squish it a bit in places and got it to fit my face better...I certainly looked nowhere near as fab as the woman on the front of the pack though!

      I noticed that the product felt slightly gloopy on my skin but it wasn't uncomfortable-in fact it was quite cooling really. I left the face mask on for around fifteen minutes which was slightly longer than the five minutes the packaging suggests. I did this whilst watching television and then when I was ready to pull the cloth off it came off easily and I just threw it in the bin. I rubbed the excess "gloopy stuff" left on my face and then rinsed it with cold water and patted my skin dry.

      ==The results==

      Immediately after rinsing and drying my skin I noticed that my skin felt much softer to the touch than it had before. This lasted for a couple of hours before bed but the next day my skin was just normal again and I couldn't really tell that I had treated it the night before.

      I do feel that it was a nice treat using this product but mainly because it made me sit down for fifteen minutes and do nothing at all which isn't something that happens much in my house at all! The product did not irritate my skin in any way either which is a bonus as sometimes my face can be quite sensitive.

      I wouldn't say that I would use this particular face cloth again as the results weren't overly impressive but I would certainly like to try some of the other face masks in the range.

      Thank you for reading my review!

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        04.04.2011 13:46
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        A fab product

        I have tried most Montagne Jeunesse products, I picked up one of these face tonics when they had just come out which is a number of years ago now. Each packet contains one tonic and costs 99p in Boots, Superdrug and most major supermarkets. This is a great alternative to traditional face masks, the tonic is simply a piece of cloth saturated in natural ingredients that is applied to the skin and left for 5-10 minutes to cleanse and tone.

        This particular tonic is described as being for tired and lifeless skin. It contains extract of cherry and aloe vera. It will brighten your skin while gently cleansing and the aloe vera will help soothe.

        To use this tonic you simply cleanse your face with warm water, you then need to remove the cloth from the packet and detach the mouth piece to place across your nose. You then simply place the cloth over your face and leave for 5-10 mins. The cloth is pre cut around the eopen has a diyes, nose and mouth area already. This tonic when opened has a distinct smell which reminds me of the cherry drop sweets I ate as a child. After you have relaxed for the time specified on the packet you simply remove the cloth and dispose. Any tonic left on your face should then be massaged in using the tips of your fingers and then rinsed off with cool water.

        After using this tonic my face felt really clean. I also noticed that it looked a lot brighter. As I have said in my other reivews for these face tonics, I did find that the cloth was too big for my face, luckily the cloth is so saturated with the tonic you can manipulate it to fit, but the eye holes were a little too far apart.

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        07.03.2011 22:26
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        An unusual but effective value for money face mask

        I had read lots of reviews on Dooyoo about Montagne Jeunesse face masks, but I had never tried one for myself until my friend bought me a 'survival kit' for my move to London. Inside was one of these face masks!

        The mask I was bought was the 'Cherry Tonic' face mask. It comes in a teardrop-shaped packet which is bright red with a picture of a woman wearing the mask. The mask is described as a 'spa fabric facial' and the packet states that it is "bursting with cherry and aloe vera".

        Interestingly, the mask is actually a fabric mask - the picture shows the woman wearing it, a white mask covered in cherries - very bright and colourful!

        Information on the back states, "Do you need me? - Yes, if you want to revive and refresh tired, dry or lifeless skin. What will happen? - Relax and let the zing of crushed extract of Cherry and Aloe Vera give your complexion a real lift. What will I do for you? - The invigorating and refreshing active fruit fusion will leave your skin clean, soothed and moisturised!".

        The instructions say that before use you should remove makeup and cleanse the skin (like all face masks really). Detach the material and place over your face, patting down for maximum contact. The mask should be left for 5-10 minutes before removal, after which you should massage any excess tonic into your skin before splashing your face with cool water and patting dry.

        Good news for animal lovers - the mask is vegetarian society approved and bears the BUAV logo (the trading name of the campaign to end all animal experiments) - the BUAV name was unfamiliar to me but the rabbit logo itself was recognisable and appears on lots of cruelty-free beauty products.

        I was given this mask as a gift so I'm not sure of the exact price, but I've seen them in Boots, Superdrug, Savers and various supermarkets priced at around £1.

        I decided to use the mask when I was having a bath the other night. I tore the handy perforated top and removed the mask from the inside. As shown on the picture, it was a white mask covered in cherries. It definitely smelled of cherries and felt moist to the touch.

        After cleansing my face and putting on a hairband, I applied the mask to my face. In general this was an easy process and the fact that the mask was so moist meant that it had no trouble sticking to my face. I did find that there was a section of my nose that didn't seem to have any mask on it (as shown in the picture), however I was able to rub some of the tonic over it! My nose has quite a few blackheads and can be rather oily so I really wanted to experience the effects of the face mask here!

        I left the mask on my face for around ten minutes while relaxing in the bath. The mask did feel rather odd and slightly uncomfortable - it's a strange feeling having a wet cloth covering your face! Luckily the eye and mouth holes were large enough to stop me feeling completely suffocated!

        I did notice that my face was itching slightly while using the mask, but not enough to make me remove it earlier than the stated time, and I saw no ill effects (such as redness or lasting itching) resulting from this.

        After removing the mask, I was still in the bath so I splashed my face with water and waited until I got out to tone and moisturise. I must admit I didn't immediately notice any difference in the appearance or feel of my skin.

        However, the next morning I could definitely see that my skin looked glowing, more radiant and more even-toned and even the blackheads on my nose looked less obvious. Considering I had less than the recommended amount of sleep that night, this was an unexpected result! My skin continued to look improved for the next few days, and I generally looked healthier and more alert.

        Overall, I was very impressed with this face mask especially considering the price and the sheer unusualness of it. I would consider purchasing it myself, but I'd also like to try more face masks from the Montagne Jeunesse range.

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        09.01.2011 18:19
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        Not my favourite Montagne Jenuesse product.

        Usually, I'm a huge fan of the Montagne Jenuesse range. They do an obscene variety of face masks, skin treatments and intensive hair conditioners in various appealing flavours. Also, they aren't too overpriced either - 97p for a sachet at ASDA, or they do 4 for £3. I always manage to get atleast 2 applications out of the face masks; so they're perfect for sharing with friends at sleepovers or even to treat your mum or sister! They also leave my skin radiant, smooth and fresh however this 'Cherry face tonic' was a completely different story.

        Mostly, Montange Jenuesse's face masks are a squidgy, moist consistency that you can just simply smooth onto your face evenly but this was a different format; basically, it's a sort of thin, cloth-like material made out of cotton indulged in a cherry flavored liquid. Kind of like a baby wipe feel. It has both eye and mouth slits on it, and you've got to position it onto your face and leave for about 10-15 minutes.

        Initially, what attracted me to buy this mask was the fun, cherry inspired patterning on the package. Obviously, the pack is a bright, cherry red coloured sachet with an attractive, smiling women wearing the cherry mask, which is enclosed inside the pack. To retrieve the mask, just simply tear the top off the packet and slide it out. The mask itself is a cotton material with a cherry design printed onto it doused in a clear liquid. Supposidly, it's supposed to smell of cherries but I found that it smelt more like chemicals. Moreover, the mask claims to clense and refresh dry, tired skin and replenish your complexion completely. Personally, I have quite dry skin most of the time so I was expecting the mask to live up to it's promises like the Montange Jenuesse products mostly do.

        Allergy information: the mask is gluten free; no traces of nuts; free from parabens and is also suitable for vegetarians.

        Warnings: keep out of reach of children and test irritancy before use, especially if you have sensitive skin.

        Before usage, for best results, remember to clense your skin with a mild cleanser or toner made for your skin type. I use Boot's cucumber cleanser. And, tone with a gentle toner aswell to remove any impurities. I use Clinique's mild toner and also, exfoliate. For exfoliating, I use St Ive's peach scrub; I've done a review on this previously. Most importantly, remove all traces of makeup to avoid breaking out. Personally, before using facial masks, I splash my face with luke warm water to open pores.

        Application of the mask was quite tricky. I found the mask to be rather big for my face and I just found it difficult to position it correctly, especially around my nose and eye area. However, once positioned, the mask has a mild chemical, sort of fruity scent but this soon fades after about 2 minutes. Also, the mask was far too wet, almost slimy so there was too much fluid inside the pack. I had to lay down when using this mask aswell, I couldn't walk around anywhere, or watch tv because it was prone to sliding off my face. So, when using just lay back, relax and leave for about 15 minutes.

        After useage, just wash your face in cool, icy water to close pores and to remove any unwanted residue from the fluid. Pat dry with a clean, fluffy towel and apply a light moisturizer formulated for your skin type. I use Clinique's Dramatically Different moisturiser. I have to say, my skin appeared to look brighter than it did before however I wasn't convinced that it had cleansed my skin or removed any dryness. The following day, my skin felt no different than it usually did. My skin retained it's regular dry state and unlike other Montagne Jenuesse products it didn't feel moisturized or softer. I can't say that the mask 'Lifted my complexion' like it claimed on the package.

        Overall, this cherry tonic didn't really do anything for my skin. The smell is relatively enjoyable and I liked the fact that my skin looked a little brighter after usage but of course, them results only last a couple of hours. My skin didn't appear to be cleansed or have an improved complexion and it certainly didn't cure any blemishes or moisturize my skin at all.

        It didn't give the results that other Montagne Jenuesse products do; if your looking for some masks that actually work, might I suggest Montagne Jenuesse's chocolate clay mask; the cleansing cucumber infused mask or the thermal, clay, spa mud mask. Those are my favourite products in the range and they never fail to give me an improved, smooth finish to my skin.

        I wouldn't recommend this cherry tonic mask. The results only last a limited time and it still left my skin dry and tight. 2 stars.

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          02.10.2010 19:18
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          Would buy again

          As you maybe aware from my other reviews I am a big face mask fan especially those from the Montagne Jeunesse range. Well whilst browsing my local Home Bargain Store today I came across this little treat. I have never seen this one before but I love the smell of cherrys so thought it would be worth giving ago and it only cost 79p bargain.

          The packet itself is like the one in the picture it features a women with the face mask on smiling away at you how thye managed to get it to stay like that for the photo I do not know but anyway thats what it look like.

          The front of the packet tells me that the mask will be 'Bursting with Cherry and Aloe Vera' and that it is a 'Vibrant Reviving Spa Fabric Facial'. I have never been to a spa but spa fabric to me looks and feels like a Johnsons baby wipe.

          The back of the packet says and I quote:

          'Do you need me? Yes, if you want to revive and refresh tired, dry or lifeless skin. What will happen? Relax and let the zing of crushed extract of Cherry and Aloe Vera give your complexion a real lift. What will I do for you? The invigorating and refreshing active fruit fusion will leave your skin clean, smoothed and moisturised' Well that all sounds wonderful doesn't it. The back also contains instructions on use.

          My experience...

          Well first of I didn't read the instructions or look at the picture on the back on how to use. I simply ripped it open and unfolded my mask. The mask itself smelt really strong just like cherrys and it felt really slimy not in an unpleasant way but in a moisturising way if that makes sense. I opened the mask up which as I said before felt like a baby wipe covered in slimy liquid. There were bright cherry pictures on the one side so I assumed that was the bit to face away from my face. There were 2 eye holes cut out a nose hole and then a mouth one which had a bit left in which I pushed out not really thinking much of it.

          I then balanced the mask on my face it felt nice and cool and then lay down for 5. Whilst lying down the question popped into my head - 'What about my nose?' My nose was not covered in anyway with the mask. Abit weird but I lay there for another 5 minutes and then removed the mask. The packet does say 5 but I figure another 5 wont hurt. On removing the mask there was some of the tonic left on my skin which I simply rubbed in. It is now as I come to write my review that I have realised that the bit that was attached to the mouth was supposed to go over my nose. My own fault for not reading the instructions properly. So I have put that over my nose whilst I write my review it balances just fine.

          As for my skin it does feel moisturised and softer to touch and the cherry fragrance is one I like and I felt relaxed whilst wearing it. It is a mask you have to stay still with your head back whilst wearing else it will just slip off no walking around with this one. But that in my opinion is a good thing as you have to relax whilst wearing it that the whole idea.

          I will give this mask 5 stars as I liked it and would buy it again.

          This mask according to the Montagne Jeunesse website is:
          *Gluten Free
          *Nut Derivative Free
          *No Added Parabens
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          04.08.2010 11:06
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          Don't Bother With This Face Mask

          For my birthday earlier this year my friends as they didn't know what to get me put together a big hangover pack for me that has everything I need for a hangover. Emergency money for KFC, a large jar of coffee, make-up and of course face masks most of which were Montagne Jeunesse and most of which Ive already used and reviewed by now but as I used this "Montagne Jeunesse Cherry Tonic" last Saturday and that it was my last one in the set I thought Id write about it while all the information is still fresh in my mind. Now don't get me wrong I am a huge fan of the MJ range but I find the material masks are not as good as the liquid, gel ones and sadly this was not about to prove me wrong on that score!

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          Price: Around 99p
          Stockists: Bodycare, Chemists, Supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug, Amazon ETC
          For: This particular mask is for dry, lifeless skin that is in need of a pick-me-up as this will deliver intense hydration and actually help to detox the skin. This mask is a mixture of cherry and aloe vera scents.

          I suppose one good thing about the material masks is that applying them is nowhere near as messy as the normal face masks. To use this you simply remove all make-up from your skin, fold this mask out and apply it over your face. Think of it a a damper version of a baby wipe with holes cut out for your nose, eyes and mouth. Sounds like such a great idea doesn't it? Well sadly in reality it is not so great. It doesn't bloody fit! I can never get one of these material masks to fit and this one was no different except for this one was actually too BIG for my face and covered my mouth and eyes - not so relaxing when your trying to unwind - I thought Id gone blind!

          Then you simply leave this on for around 10 mins, peel it off, rub any excess "tonic" into your skin and then wash face with cool water and pat dry. It doesn't say to moisturise afterwards but I highly recommend it because this doesn't add any hydration or moisture into my skin whatsoever once Ive washed it off my face feels as normal and boring as it did before. No healthy face mask glow, no soft, smooth skin & no positive difference in appearance of feel nothing to write home about in all honesty. I doubt Id use this again - there's no point it literally doesn't do anything!

          One thing I will say being nice about this mask is the smell is quite nice. I'm not a fan of aloe vera scents so I assumed this would be really chemical and flowery but it wasn't at all just the sweet scent of cherry which hopefully was so strong it overpowered the aloe vera but not so strong it makes your eyes water - the scent doesn't last for very long though so I guess I am slightly disappointed. I wouldn't recommend this as although it smells good that's the only thing going for this product - there's better Montagne Jeunesse face masks out there!

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            14.03.2010 19:21
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            I had bought a load of Montagne Jeunesse products from Asda as part of their multibuy offer of 4 for £3. They are also sold individually at 97p.

            The packet is an the shape of a tear drop and has a picture of a smiling lady wearing the product. The packet is pinky red and has pictures of cherries at the top. The mask is said to be vibrant reviving and bursting with cherry and aloe vera. The crushed extract of the cherry and aloe vera are meant to give your complexion a real lift according to the packet. It is meant to be anti-stress too. The product is suitable for vegetarians and is BUAV approved. It is free of gluten and nut deivatives and has no added parabens. The mask is said to be perfect for uplifting tired or lifeless skin.

            The directions for use:
            Remove make up and cleanse skin. ReTake the mask out of the packet and detach the material from the mouth section and place it over the bridge of your nose. Lean back and pat the mask down so it is in contact with as much of your skin as possible before relaxing for 5-10 mins. Remove the mask and gently massage in any excess tonic. Splash your fash with cold water before patting dry.

            After my first drinking session in over 2 years, I felt rough as rats today (I am never drinking again) so I decided to try this mask to cheer myself up. I really hoped that this mask smelt of cherries as I loved the smell and made me look less dead. I could have starred in a vampire film and not needed any make up I looked that bad (4 hours sleep is seriously not enough, how did I ever do it every weekend?).

            I opened the packed and pulled out the mask which is white and has pictures of cherries on it. It does smell of cherries but in a bitter way, not sweet. The mask was quite wet as it is coated in the tonic and I found it a bit difficult to unfold. The mouth piece was also quite difficult to pull out. It felt very refreshing as soon as I put it one my face but my fingers felt a bit sticky afterwards. The smell isn't overpowering when the mask is on but you do get a whiff of cherry every now and again which was nice. The mask is very cooling on the skin so would be lovely on a hot summers day. You do have to lean back a bit to stop it falling off but if you lay down it is fine. I left my mask on for 5 mins and my skin felt and looked much better afterwards. I had more colour in my cheeks and I felt much more alive. My skin didn't feel any softer but it did feel a bit smoother. I receommend these masks as a great hangover helper.

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            14.01.2009 20:27
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            a face tonic that doesnt really work

            I got a sachet of this Montagne Jeunesse cherry face tonic from Boots for about 99p. I was quite intrigued to try this out, as I like quite a few of their face masks and hoped that this would be similar. It was only 99p, so even if I didn't like it, I didn't have much to lose.

            This face tonic comes in a drop shaped single sachet and is brightly coloured with a picture of a lady wearing the mask. It says that it's suitable for dry skin and is meant to perk up your complexion. My skin gets quite dry, especially in winter so I was hoping this would be as nice and gentle on the skin as they claimed.

            So this is a cloth mask, drenched in cherry scented tonic, which is meant to be worn for about 5 minutes. The scent isn't bad but does have a bit of a chemical scent to it and is in my opinion quite strong smelling. I noticed this as I was wearing it, it smells quite heavy and is a bit overpowering in my opinion.

            You're meant to tear the mouth bit off the mask and place that over your nose and leave the mask on your face whilst you lie down and relax. There wasn't much relaxing on my part as it kept budging and I couldn't get over the strong scent.
            I also noticed that it got a bit irritating on certain more sensitive parts of my face, which I didn't like at all. I removed it after five minutes as it was getting a bit too uncomfortable to keep wearing it for much longer.

            I didn't notice anything different to the appearance of my skin bit it had a drying effect so I immediately had to apply some moisturiser because my skin had a dry cracking feeling.

            I don't recommend this, nor would I buy it again... Maybe if my skin wasn't as sensitive though it did state that it can be used for dry skin. This MJ product gets a thumbs down from me.

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            Cherry Tonic fabric face mask

            I have used a couple of the Montagne Jeunesse face tonics in the past, and seem to remember having quite negative results from them on the whole, so I'm not really sure why I purchased another one - their cherry tonic - to be perfectly honest. I think perhaps it was the cute cherries on the mask in the picture that did it, and the fact I am always hoping there will be a miracle product out there, and maybe I thought this would be it.

            The product is a fabric face mask - a piece of fabric soaked in the 'cherry tonic' which you place over your face to give your skin a treat.

            Like all the Montagne Jeunesse products, this comes packaged in a sachet. The sachet is red with a picture of a woman wearing the mask, and it also has a little logo claiming that this is a 'five minute miracle'.

            On the back of the pack, it states that this product is great for reviving tired, dry or lifeless skin. I would say, that at the moment my skin falls into all three of those categories! Having been ill for most of the weekend, I hadn't really been looking after my skin, and it had started to look awful, probably due to being unwell in the first place, not to mention the fact I couldn't eat and so was probably deprived of the vitamins and nutrients the skin requires to stay looking healthy.

            Using this mask is very simple, you simply remove it from the sachet, and then pull off the fabric mouth section, which should then be placed on your nose. You then put the rest of the mask onto your face and press it down a bit. The mask is soft white fabric printed with a cherry pattern, which makes it easy to tell which way up it goes. I did find the mouth section quite difficult to remove, and the mask also had a strange smell -it was like cherryade but with a little bit of a chemical edge. Once actually on my skin though, I couldn't really notice the scent which was good.

            I found that because the mask was soaked in the cherry tonic, it did cling to my skin quite easily, however it was an awkward shape and I found I had to stay quite still to keep it on.

            You can leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes and then once you remove it you should massage in any of the excess tonic left on the skin and then splash with water.

            After removing this and rinsing my face, my skin did not look or feel any different to before, which I was disappointed with, although not totally surprised. After around 20 minutes, I found that my skin was starting to feel quite dried out which was even more disappointing, especially as this product says that it is especially for dry skin.

            After around two hours, however, I found that the dryness seemed to subside and my skin actually felt quite soft, although I cant say it looked particularly different - it certainly didn't 'lift my complexion' as stated on the pack. Even so, I was glad that the dryness had been a temporary side effect, and liked the way it made my skin fee.

            A cherry tonic mask costs just 99p from Boots.

            Overall, despite the fact my skin was left feeling soft a couple of hours after using this, there were no other real benefits, and I don't think I would buy it again. I was hoping for a lovely cherry fragrance, but I got a cherry/chemical type scent instead and the results were disappointing.

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            Do you need me? Yes, if you want to revive and refresh tired, dry or lifeless skin / What will happen? Relax and let the zing of crushed extract of Cherry and Aloe Vera give your complexion a real lift / What will I do for you? The invigorating and refreshing active fruit fusion will leave your skin clean, soothed and moisturized!