Product Type: Montagne Jeunesse body care
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Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Mud Masque
Member Name: VampirePrincess
Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Mud Masque
Advantages: Great sweet chocolate scent, good price, felt nice, relaxing
Disadvantages: The removal, after effects on my skin
Montagne Jeunesse - Chocolate Masque:
'Indulge in our guilt free natural treat of creamy delights with our Chocolate Masque. We've blended Fairly Traded Cocoa Butter from the sunny islands of the Dominican, with crushed Cocoa and ultra-moisturising Shea to leave skin silky soft and deeply cleansed'
I had seen this masque a few time now and never purchased it, I had always wanted to try this masque and for Christmas I was lucky to have a pile within my Christmas present stash! Comes gluten free and no added parabens
Suitable for skin type -
To start with it is recommended that you cleanse your face with warm water only and pat dry ready for application. I followed the instructions and tested for irritancy before use like I do with all face masques. I applied a small blob of the masque to my inner side of my arm which I left for around 10 minutes. All was fine so ahead I went in putting this masque on my face; I've got a few sachets of this so I also put a packet on my partner Joe's face!
When opening the packet and having a smell it was chocolate aroma heaven, I do adore the smell of chocolate well anything to do with chocolate really! Joe did add that he found it to smell a little artificial. When smoothing it over my skin it was a nice soft feeling on my face and the chocolate aroma seem to get deeper hints to it. The masque gilded easy over my face and felt smooth and soft to touch. It was a little thick in the way of consistency, however it was still light and my skin didn't feel suffocated in anyway. Once on it was easy to lay back relax and enjoy the sweet scent of chocolate.
Removal! It is recommended that you leave this product on for 10 to 15 minutes or until dry, we left ours on for around 10 minutes. This masque needless to say was on the stubborn side, so the easier option was to run the shower on low and remove it that way. I felt my face and my skin felt really nice and soft, however when I looked into the mirror 'shock horror' my face was bright red! And the same thing happened to Joe. So we splashed our face with some more cool water to make sure the product was completely off our faces.
There was no tightness to my skin, it did feel soft but it did make mine and Joe's face warm with lot of red patches. I'm surprised we had such a re-action as I've used other chocolate masques from this brand and this has never happened before. So as you can guess I will not be purchasing this one again, shame really as it looked so appealing.
The main ingredients within this masque are - Cocoa, Dead Sea Salt, Mediterranean Clay and Shea Butter all of which I have used before in other masques so why I had a re-action really is a mystery to me, even when I tested for irritancy all was fine. I didn't leave it on longer than stated so I guess this really just didn't suit my face at all. If this masque does suit your skin it is recommended for weekly use.
In Montagne Jeunesse the packaging it bold with a photo of the masque on the front. It comes in a sachet that has a perforated edge at the top, that you rip open to obtain it contents. I slide the product up from the bottom to the top, and then it is easy to squeeze onto my finger tips or a brush ready for use.
Price and Availability:
You can purchase this masque from the likes of Asda, Superdrug, Bodycare all around the £1.00 mark. You can also purchase this masque from the Montagne Jeunesse web site for £1.09 which they have on offer with other product four for the price of three!
Although this is also an anti-stress masque it certainly started out well, then sadly went straight down hill. The sweet chocolaty scent sure was intoxicating and was really pleasant applying to my face, but sadly the after effects were defiantly not anti-stress!
Two out of five stars from me
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Montagne Jeunesse does have a rather fun looking web site where you can find out about their new product, and the rest of the Montagne Jeunesse range. They don't just do face masques they also do bath, hair, lip and massage products.
Montagne Jeunesse is Vegetarian Society Approved, BUAV Approved, Not tested on animals and has received Prima Beauty Award. You can also sign up to be on their 'Beauty Panel' and if selected, from time to time you will receive products in development and when you return the questionnaire to them they will send free goodies!
Aqua (Purified Water) , Kaolin , Illite (Mediterranean Clay) , Glycerin , Glyceryl Stearate SE , Bentonite , Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter , Ceteareth-20 , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Shell Powder , Sea Salt (Dead Sea Salt) , Aroma , Glucose , Lactoperoxidase , Citric Acid , Glucose Oxidase , CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499 (Iron Oxides
Summary: A chocolate let down for me, this masque re-acted with my skin!