Product Type: Montagne Jeunesse body care
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Can chocolate be good for your skin?
Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Mud Masque
Member Name: kirstysian
Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Mud Masque
Advantages: scent, easy to use, affordable
Disadvantages: has a bad effect on my skin
I am always looking for new ways to keep my skin in tip top condition so decided to treat myself and purchase some face masks from Montagne Jeunesse. One of the masks I purchased was the chocolate masque which is designed for normal to dry skin and provides deep pore cleansing. My skin is what would be classed as normal however I do tend to get little spots on my chin and some on my forehead so I hoped this would help to deep cleanse my pores.
**About the facemask **
"Nourish your skin with a feast of rich and creamy delights. Treat yourself to a mud masque with a difference! Rich in natural ingredients this deep cleansing chocolate mud masque will help to unblock pores, allowing impurities to be drawn out. Couples with the skin healing properties of Dead Sea salt, and the moisturising benefits of cocoa butter and shea butter, you will be left with renewed, re-hydrated and younger looking skin."
As with most of the face masks from Montagne Jeunesse this one comes in a sachet with an image of a lady on the front. This lady has her face covered in the chocolate mask with cubes of chocolate covering her eyes.
In order to open the sachet there is a "tear here" instruction. I did not get on with this whatsoever! I tore open the sachet and it just wasn't enough to squeeze out the product. In the end I opted for cutting the sachet open with scissors, this seemed to do the trick.
As soon as I had opened the sachet I was very eager to smell the mask, after all I am a lover of chocolate. And I have to say this mask smells absolutely gorgeous. It smells just like chocolate and reminds me of chocolate cake. Even though I thought it smelt nice it did make me slightly worried as I wasn't sure it would be good for my skin.
Squeezing the product out of the sachet is very easy and it comes out nice and steadily. The product itself is quite thick however it is easy to work with and spread over your face.
After I had completely covered my face there was still extra left over in the sachet. Not enough to cover your whole face again but perhaps your T-zone.
The scent of chocolate was really lovely and did make me begin to feel hungry however after a couple of minutes you get used to the smell. It is not a scent that I would particularly describe as relaxing but I like it nonetheless.
Even though I used quite a thick coat of the face mask I felt it beginning to dry after around 5-6 minutes which I was surprised with as it is recommended you leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
In order to get the best out of the product I decided to leave it on for the full 15 minutes. By this time it was definitely ready to come off as it was completely dry and my skin felt quite tight.
Despite looking like a thick coat of dirty mud this mask is surprisingly easy to wash off. I used warm water and a flannel and it came off easily.
**Results- Straight after using the mask**
After using this mask my face did look like it had a bit of an extra glow to it. My skin also felt really soft which I guess is down to the cocoa butter and sea butter.
**Results- In the morning**
When I woke up in the morning after using this product my skin felt really greasy and as though it had a coat of residue on it. It felt horrible and I had to wash it straight away. I think this mask provided too much moisture and my skin did not like it at all.
**Does it do what it says?**
I purchased this mask as it promised to deep cleanse my pores, however, I saw no difference to my pores or impurities. My skin did feel renewed but did not look any younger and if anything it was over moisturised.
**Price and Availability**
You can buy these face masks for around 99p but in some shops you will find them on offer for 4 for £3. You can buy these facemasks in a number of shops such as Boots, Wilkinson's, Superdrug and Asda as well as online.
Even though I love chocolate and would love to say that I love this mask I just don't. In the evening of using this mask I did think it had done a fairly good job but not even 12 hours later this had quickly changed. I will not be purchasing this mask again but since I like the smell I will give it 2 stars.
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Summary: A face mask scented with chocolatey goodness that will make your skin feel lovely at first but awful