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WHAT IS IT?
An exfoliating face mask from Montagne Jeunesse.
This face mask comes in a sachet like all of the Montagne Jeunesse face masks. I think the sachet does not suit the mask very good because it is pink and the face mask is minty so I think that the sachet would look better in green or a sparkly colour to match up with the mask. To remove the mask you just cut the sachet and squeeze it out, it is quite thick so you have to fold the sachet to get it all out and the sachet holds enough only for 1 application and not 2 like some of these face masks.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
You apply to your skin and use circle motions to exfoliate your skin. When you have exfoliated all of your skin you leave it on for up to 20 minutes to absorb. It dries quite tight on my skin but it is easy to rinse off and does not stick to my skin.
WHAT I THINK
I like this face mask very much because it is very refreshing to use because of the spearmint smell that is attractive and makes me feel more awake. I like that I can smell it when I have got the face mask on because it is very fresh and clean smelling.
My skin does not feel moisturised after I have used this face mask but my skin is softer and smoother because the exfoliator part is very effective. It sometimes leaves my skin a little bit red but that wears off quick and then my skin feels beautiful. I like the appearance of my skin when I have used this face mask because it looks very clear and my face looks a lot brighter.
It is easy to apply because it is creamy and it is easy to rinse also. Montagne Jeunesse say to rub and exfoliate again as you are rinsing but I do not like to do this because exfoliating twice in 20 minutes is bad for the skin and too much. I like the feel of it when it goes tight on my skin but I am glad for this effect disappearing when I rinse it off and then my skin looks and feels very healthy.
My last sachet of this face mask cost £1.20 and that is value because it is so effective for my skin.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
I have tried the Montagne Jeunesse range before and really enjoy using their face masks as they are a fun treat and the lovely descriptions on the packaging makes them sound very appealing. I like to try out all the different varieties - or "flavours", as I think of them! - and this Warm Exfoliating Honey Crystal Masque is the one I've used most recently. The face masks are available to buy in most high street beauty stores, and I bought this from Primark of all places, for just 90p.
This particular face mask contains crystallised honey and passion flower, and is supposed to smooth, soften and condition skin. Montagne Jeunesse say: "For a warm sensation sparkling with Honey and Sugar Cane crystals. Leaves skin exceptionally smooth with soothing Passion Flower, invigorating Dead Sea salts and conditioning Argan Oil."
Recommended directions for use: Warm sachet, cleanse skin, apply masque, relax for 10-15 minutes and then rinse.
Usually I like to give myself a proper pampering session when I use a face mask, and I began by making sure my skin was thoroughly cleansed. This masque is a little bit different in that it offers a heated effect, so I placed the un-opened sachet into hot water for a few minutes to allow it to warm through before I went about applying it. The packaging opens easily with a tear-away section in one corner, so you can squeeze the pouch and the contents come out of the corner through the top edge. This helps to control how much product you want to come out of the packet.
The masque did not look as I was expecting it to based upon the image on the packaging, as it had a gel-like consistency with a pink colour to it. It had lots of little exfoliating particles dispersed throughout it, and they were like small rounded beads and were very smooth, rather than the rough-edged crystals that I had thought it would contain. One of the best things about the Crystal Masque is its absolutely divine scent. I love sweet food scented beauty products, and in particular honey is one of my favourite flavours and fragrances. It smelled really strongly of honey with a sugary sweet candyfloss tone mixed in as well. It smells just delicious and certainly added an extra touch of luxury which made me enjoy using it even more.
The masque did feel nice and warm as I spread it onto my skin. I didn't really feel much of an exfoliating effect, so I rubbed the masque into my skin as I was spreading it out, to give it a bit of a gentle scrub. The sachet contained 15g of product which was enough to completely cover my face and all over my neck as well. It includes honey which is well known for being a moisturising natural ingredient, and also Argan oil which is hugely popular at the moment. This should be left on for 10-15 minutes to allow it to really get to work on your skin. I went in the middle and waited for about 12-13 minutes before washing it away. As I was sat with the masque on I felt it start to cool quite quickly, which makes me think that it is unlikely to really add any extra benefits as it lasted for such a limited time. The masque didn't really feel runny and it stayed moist the entire time it was on, but as I was waiting it did begin to drip down and I got bits running into my mouth repeatedly which was not very pleasant at all! I decided to give my face another scrub with the exfoliating bits before washing it away, and as my hands were wet it made the masque change into a nice smooth creamy texture.
After washing the masque away my skin felt in great condition. My face was smooth to the touch and felt perfectly polished thanks to the exfoliating particles. My complexion looked clear and felt much softer and moisturised. The scent stayed noticeable on my skin for a while afterwards which meant that I could still enjoy smelling sweet :) The results were obvious after I had finished using the masque, but my skin kept looking and feeling great for the following day as well, so the masque definitely gave my skin a much needed boost to help it look fuller and cared for. Overall I think this was a really great face masque that gave lovely results. It was a bit annoying that it was so drippy, and I don't think the heated effect really added anything extra, but on the whole I can thoroughly recommend it for anyone in need of a nice pampering facial treatment.
Montagne Jeunesse are against animal testing, and have been approved by BUAV and the Vegetarian Society. Keep your beauty cruelty free!
Think I have fallen in love all over again! As you wonderful people know I simple adore my face masques, my favourite brand by far is Montagne Jeunesse. Thank you to my online friend for sending me this masque.
Montagne Jeunesse - Crystal Masque:
'Add a sparkle to your skin with our warm exfoliating Crystallised Honey and Passion Flower face masque. This sensational skin treat conditions and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth.'
This masque is -
No Added Parabens
Nut Derivative Free
Wow comes to mind when I used this masque, the fragrance, how it made my skin look and feel, it just ticked all the boxes going for me really. This has now become my first time favourite one next to their skin polisher.
The masque is suitable for skin type -
To start with follow the instructions given before use you have to thoroughly cleanse face, so it free any make up/oil/dirt ect. It then states before use to place sachet in hand hot water for one minute, once one minute is up open sachet and apply evenly over face and neck with fingertips. Remember to avoid eyes and lips whilst applying the masque. Leave the masque on for around 10-15 minutes, and then it is time to lay back and relax.
When applying this masque to my face it was lovely, as I had warmed it up before hand. The gel is a medium consistency and within the masque you can free the sugar grains which are surprisingly nice and soft rubbing over my skin. It is a little sticky, however it just felt so soft and the aroma was just so scrumptious. Opening the sachet for the first time I had a wonderful sweet scent, like freshly made candyfloss from a carnival.
Once the time is up, sadly it was time to wash this masque off my face. It is recommended to remove to just rinse with water. As I splashed my face with warm water the masque came of so easy, this really has to be one of the easiest masque I've washed from my face. It just slid off with ease and within second the masque was washed off. When all was removed I just gently patted my face dry.
While this masque was working its magic on my face I noticed it does not dry like a mud masque or nor does it set like a peal masque. It stays wet on your face, which I personally really liked. It is recommended for lasting results to use this masque once a week. This is certainly one I shall do more often now. I really think this is one of the best masques ever from this brand.
Looking in the mirror once my face was dry, I was extremely happy with the results. My face looked fresh, deeply cleansed and healthy. Then to feel my face, well I have never felt it this soft before. One thing I loved also this feeling lasted a good two days, so yes a very happy me.
The helping properties of this masque are -
Honey - Which is to help keep skin hydrated preventing any further drying to the skin.
Passion Flower - This is antibacterial and healing for the skin which aids it protecting and purifying the skin. Passion Flower is also rich in vitamin A, C and potassium.
Sugar - To help exfoliate and refresh the skin.
There are many more ingredients within this masque I just listed the three main ones, if you would like more details and a full ingredient glossary please see their web site.
Like in true brand style the packaging is bright and welcoming; the sachet is easy to open. Packet is recyclable once empty.
Price and Availability:
This masque costs just £1.09 which is a great price, and also on 4 for the price of 3 on the Montagne Jeunesse web page. You can also pick these up for around the same price from the likes of Asda, Superdrug and Bodycare.
My skin has never felt so soft and refreshed from first use the difference in my skin is amazing. So as you can guess I would certainly recommend this masque, even ordered one for my mom! The smell was just like you wanted to have it on cake for icing!
Huge five out of five stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
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!
I do like to relax with a face mask on my face from time to time. I like buying single to use sachets such as this too so I can swap and change what I use depending on what I feel I need for my face. The Montagne Jeunesse range offer lots of different face masks and this one I spotted on offer a couple of weeks back in my local Savers store for 69p however I have also seen this in various supermarkets and chemists priced at around the pound mark usually (I.e Boots, Asda).
I got this this after reading on the back of the sachet that it is meant to leave skin smooth and radiant and at the time that was what I was looking for. My skin is very combination but with this cold weather we have had recently my skin, particularly around my eyes have felt dry and tight and so this one seemed a good option for me to give a whirl.
Well the sachet is pink and plastic in colour with a photograph of a woman wearing the mask on the front of it with green leaves over her eyes (optional lol!) and we are told that it is of course Montagne Jeunesse 'Warm Exfoliating' Crystal Masque 'Smoothes, softens,& conditions skin!' and that the sachet contains 15g and there is a little information given on it in foreign languages too. On the back of the sachet other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, how to use it, the ingredients are listed and we are told that it is BUAV Approved and is Vegetarian as well as lots of information given again given to us in foreign languages plus contact details for the manufacturer are listed. Nice enough, easy to tear open sachet this is and of course the sachet is highly informative too.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Sachet:
Radiant, smooth & sparkling skin for a warm sensation sparkling with Honey & Sugar Cane crystals. Leaves skin exceptionally smooth. With soothing Passion Flower, invigorating Dead Sea salts and conditioning Argan Oil.
To use this all you do is place the unopened sachet in hot water for a minute so I did and timed it so the masque wouldn't get too hot for application The other thing you have to do is to is gently wash your face with warm water and pat it dry and then you ready to apply an even layer over the face avoiding the eyes and lips and leave it on for 10-15 minutes then when done you have to rinse it off, again just with water.
My Experience Using It:
So I washed my face and dried it whilst waiting one minute for it to warm up in a sink of warm water. The sachet was easy and simple to open and when I had opened the sachet I was greeted my lots of thickish gel like pink in colour but still a transparent face masque.
Applying this was really easy and there was plenty of it as well. It smelt wonderful and like a natural sweet berry fragrance to me with salt particles within it in abundance and I gently applied it to my face and although containing those particles it didn't feel one bit scratchy on my face and the smell was just so relaxing.
There was plenty within the sachet to cover my whole face too without skimping with it and it was warm and not hot. It stayed warm for a good few minutes once on, wasn't one bit sticky and didn't set on my face so didn't feel uncomfortable on my face at all and in fact all round this was a pleasure to use and really simple.
After 15 minutes I rinsed it off, again it was simple to remove and and I just used warm water and a flannel and again the salt particles within this when being removed didn't scratch my face or anything at all adverse at all.
This left my skin feeling wonderfully but gently moisturised, not tight and usually after using any facial product like this I do feel the need to make sure it is removed with a decent toner, which I didn't after using this. My skin felt rather soft, rejuvenated and also clean and healthy. The fragrance of this lingered on my skin for ages after I had used it to and all in all for a quick and simple face mask I think this is a great, girly one. It leaves the skin glowing and feeling and looking less congested and although moisturised really not heavily so!
A great weekly face mask that I really like!
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I first saw the Montagne Jeunesse crystal masque online a while ago and it was one that I really wanted to try. I looked for this in the shops, but none of the places I looked ever seemed to stock it. Just recently I was in ASDA and spotted a display of Montagne Jeunesse face masks. I already had the crystal masque fresh in my mind as I had only just read a review of it a few days previously and couldn't believe my luck when I spotted it reduced to just 50p. Although I have a box full of face mask sachets under my bed that are waiting to be used, I couldn't resist buying one of these at that price.
The crystal mask is described as a warm exfoliating mask containing crystallised honey and passion flower, for 'radiant, smooth and sparkling skin'. It contains lots of lovely ingredients, including sweet almond oil, sugar, dead sea salt, honey, argan oil, aloe vera juice, lotus blossom extract, evening primrose extract, ginseng extract and passionflower extract.
The mask comes in a pink sachet with a small perforated tab at the top through which the mask can be squeezed when it is removed. There is lots of info on the front of the pack, and it also features a picture of a lady wearing a layer of baby pink face mask with leaves and flowers placed over her eyes.
This is a warming mask and with every other mask of this nature I've used, they have heated up when they are applied to the skin. In contrast, with this one the sachet should be placed into 'hand hot' water for one minute before application. I filled a jug with water that had cooled down from the kettle and put the sachet in.
Once the mask has been warmed, you should apply it evenly over the face and neck avoiding the eyes and lips. Rather than the thick pink opaque mask that is shown on the packs illustration, this mask was a translucent pink gel. It is not completely smooth, as it contains large sugar crystals. The mask smoothed easily onto my skin, the heat didn't feel uncomfortable and there was more than enough to cover my entire face and neck.
The smell of the mask is lovely and quite strong. I could smell it as soon as I opened the pack, yet before it had even been dispensed. The scent is absolutely beautiful. It smells very sweet and sugary and is most definitely a feminine scent. Despite the fact it's strong, I didn't find the sugary smell too strong or overpowering,
The mask should be left on the skin for 10-15 minutes. I always leave face masks on for the maximum time, as I feel that way I get the maximum benefits. During that time it does begin to set a little and go clear and thick, however doesn't feel tight or uncomfortable.
When it comes to rinsing the mask off, the directions instruct that it should be gently massaged into the skin first. I believe this is probably so you can get the best from the exfoliating crystals. To be honest I found that the crystals were so small and few and far between that they didn't really seem to be having a huge effect on my skin. The mask isn't too thick and as it's a gel formula rather than clay it washes off easily with very little effort.
I often find that it takes a while to see the benefits with face masks, but with this one I could see an instant improvement to my skin. I have quite dry skin and lately I've been quite stressed out which is causing spots and I feel causing my skin to have quite a dull appearance. Immediately after using this mask, my skin looked brighter, fresher and just generally healthier than it had done before. I was almost a little bit disappointed that I had used this on a regular weekday rather than waiting for a special occasion, as I really did think my skin looked its best.
One thing I did notice is that immediately after rinsing the mask off, my skin did look rather red, but this calmed down after around 20 minutes and my skin looked its usual colour again.
The feel of my skin improved too. I found it felt slightly firmer than it had done before and it did feel smooth, as though it had been exfoliated.
As mentioned I bought this from ASDA for a bargain 50p. The masks normally retail at between 99p and £1.20 and as well as ASDA, they can also be found in Boots, Superdrug and Wilkinson's stores amongst others.
Overall I was very pleased with this mask and I can't really think of anything negative to say about it. It smells beautiful, is as cheap as chips and most importantly left my skin looking and feeling wonderful. 100% recommended by me.
** Montagne Jeunesse Crystal Masque **
Montagne Jeunesse was quite a few different kinds of masks. They offer a wide range of different facial masks and even masks for your legs and foot. There are also a number of masks for scrubbing but you also have masks especially for men. The packaging is recognizable, clear and easy to work with. The masks come in many flavours, so there's something for everyone.
The packages of Montagne Jeunesse masks all have a special form. It is not a right forward package. Every package you see a lady (or man) who seems to enjoy the mask. With this package you can see a lady with green leaves on her eyes and cream on her face and it has a pink background. On the back you can read how to use this mask and what kind of mask this is. It also contains the ingredients.
How to use this mask? First you must make sure your skin is clean and dry and makeup free. The To open the mask there's a edge to tear the bag open which goes reasonably smooth. Squeeze the mask out of the bag just does it on your palms / fingertips and massage the mask on your face. Note that you do not use the mask around your eyes. Same goes for your lips. When I got the mask from the bag I noticed the very structure of the watery mask. Not exactly pleasant because if a mask is so watery it often doesn't remain on your face.
Furthermore there were also relatively large scrub-like granules in the mask. When I started massaging the mask was dripping from my face almost immediately and it mask felt a bit rough. This mask should stay on for about 10 to 15 minutes but you're lucky if it stays on for 1 minute.
Is there still something to say about the smell? Yes, this is okay, but nothing special. Passionflower and honey together provide a sweet mask, but not really for a sparkling fragrance sensation.
It was a huge disappointment this mask. No fine soft skin after use and certainly no fresh feeling.
I'm slowly but surely making my way through the Montagne Jeunesse range of products after winning a full set of them. Their main product is facemasks, this is one of them, although they also do things like hair masks and foot scrubs which are a bit different! There have been some really good products that I've tried but overall the whole range seems to have been quite hit and miss, just need to keep going until I find the best ones and then I'll buy them in bulk!
The packet makes various claims about what it will to do your face/skin and how it will improve it, for example it says it smoothes and softens your skin. It is honey flavour and is 'warm, exfoliating.' As is usually the case with these packets they are really quite hard to get open evenly so if you're wanting to put it on in the bath as I usually do, bring a pair of scissors to the bathroom with you!
You need to make sure that you read the instructions on the mask as they're a bit different to the normal instructions of just cleansing then leaving on for whatever amount of time - you need to place the packet in warm water for a minute before you apply it, as I was putting it on in the bath I just put it in the bath for a bit but otherwise it seems like quite a hassle and also a waste of water! After doing this you cut open the packet and apply it to your face avoiding your eyes and mouth, then take it off after about 10 minutes.
I was really totally disappointed with this facemask, not one that I'll be buying! It made claims that made me really excited to try it and then it just totally didn't live up to them at all. For example it said that it was warm and exfoliating and after having it in warm water I thought that it'd be really nice but it still didn't really have much heat coming from it, and it wasn't hard enough to exfoliate as it never actually set, just stayed runny and I was surprised it didn't fall off my face! The smell wasn't very strong but it was subtly pleasant. My skin didn't really feel any better after, but on the plus side I didn't have any bad reactions to it. If you're wanting to buy it then you'll be able to get it for around the £1 mark from supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug etc.
I buy a lot of my beauty products from online and at the Savers shops, the more expensive products I buy online as you usually get a good discount if you shop around but for the cheaper things the Savers shops are really good for cheap top named brands of beauty products and there is a Savers shop in Hereford where I go regularly to buy mine.
This Montagne Jeunesse Crystal Masque was one of my purchases and I have bought it before as I liked the end results it left in the condition of my skin.
The packaging is quite bright and the mask comes in a sachet like packet which you tear or cut the top off to use, this cost me £1 in the Savers shop so I bought a few of the same range at the same time as I like this brand.
It is suitable for sensative skin and doesn't leave your face with a bright red glow just a youthful pink healthy glow that lasts a few minutes before it goes to it's natural colour again to look nice and clean and feeling smooth.
The mask has crytalized honey as one of it's ingredients and years ago women used to use this as a skin toner and conditioner as honey has lots of healing properties, it also has passion fruit to give it a nice scent to relax you while it does it's work.
The mask itself is a clear pink gel like substance and you have to warm the sachet in hot water before using it so as to get the mask runny enough to smooth over your face. Be careful to avoid the eyes and lips as your applying it.
You can feel the crystalised honey as you smooth it over your face but it isn't large pieces or rough on your skin.
This acts like an exfoliating gel and after you have left it on for about 15 minutes you can then gently massage the gel into your face to help clean out impurities and dirt.
The mask doesn't set like some face masks but stays wet on your face but you can still feel it working as it gentley tingles the skin.
Once you've left it on for the advised time of 15 minutes you can then rinse it off with warm water.
The skin will then look radient, feel smooth and when you touch the skin on the face it feels really soft.
The poeres look clean and it really does make a difference from before using and the after look.
I have bought this before and will be buying it again as it's a really good cleaning mask which revitalises the skin to give you a youthful look.
10 out of 10 from me.
I am a big fan of Montagne Jeunesse facemasks, you can pick these up in Boots and supermarkets they normally cost a £1 per mask.
This particular mask contains passion flower and crystallised honey. It is recommended for all skin types. Personally I have dry skin with the ocasional greasy patch on my nose or chin. The mask promises to soften skin and leave it silky smooth. To use this mask you have to cleanse your skin with warm water only. You then need to place the sachet in hand hot water for about a minute. I personally leave my sachet float around the bath while I soak! One the minute has passed you then need to apply evenly to your face and neck and relax for 15 minutes. The product itself has a clear pink appearance and you can feel the honey crystals as you apply it. It smells really nice, it reminds me of almonds. I had to apply it quite thickly as a sachet seems too much for one use and it seemed a shame to waste it. After the 15 minutes has passed you then need to massage the mask gently into your skin (it doesn't dry), the crystallised honey exfoliates but feels gentle at the same time. You then rinse off and your done.
The first thing I noticed after using this was how clean my skin felt, I really felt it unblocked my pores. I also noticed I didn't need to use a moisturiser which sometimes I have too as certain masks dry my skin out. I loved this mask the ingredients are all natural and it is perfect as part of a pampering night. For the price you can use this once or twice a week. I would recommend this for all skin types.
I had never tried these montagne jeunesse face mask's ,until the other day and i was pleasently surprised by how good they are.The 'crystal masque' sounded very appealing and promised to soften and condtion your skin with soothing passion flower,invigorating dead sea salts and condtioning argan oil.
The packaging on this mask is a little bit deceptive-in the photograph,the mask looks very claylike.And it really isn't,the mask is actually like a light pink gel it doesnt set or go solid like other face mask's do,which i liked as i dont like the tight feeling on your face that other face mask's
Following the instructions,i cleansed my face with warm water and placed the sachet in hot water for a minute.Then i applyed evenly to my face,and my neck the gel felt quite sticky but it felt quite soft too and smelt very sweet and fruity.I chilled out on the sofa and waited for 15 minutes,the smell of the gel smelt good enough to eat really yummy.After waiting 15 minutes i rinsed the gel off with warm water and patted my face dry,ahhh lush.
After rinsing,my skin looked clear and fresh,it felt really smooth,and felt very moisterised just like it says on the sachet.The face mask also left a yummy fruity smell on my face that just makes you feel fresh and so clean.
Overall i was really happy with this mask,i think i am going to get a little addicted to this one now.
i will be stocking up on this mask again,5 out of 5 stars from me,give it a go the yummy smell and feeling of fresh smooth skin afterwards will have you addicted too.
You can buy this product from Asda it's 99p which i think is great value for a great product :)
Thankyou for reading
**Introduction** As I love to try new facial masks, I bought myself this Crystal Mask from Montagne Jeunesse last week and tried it today. I've tried quite a lot of Montagne Jeunesse masks in the past and will now inform you about my experience with this Crystal mask.
*About Montagne Jeunesse*
Montagne Jeunesse is a company founded in the UK, which specializes in beauty products like hair and facemasks, footscrubs and face scrubs. Montagne Jeunesse offers products which can be used for all hair and skintypes and all the Montagne Jeunesse products are recognizable because of their colorfull little sachets. Besides that, all of the products sold by this brand are not tested on animals, glutenfree and can be used by vegetarians.
*The crystal mask*So I never used this mask before, because it wasn't sold at the store I usually buy my masks from. But last week they renewed the Montagne Jeunesse assortment, giving me new testing possibilities. This mask comes in a pink cheery little sachet and made me smile because a very pink lady is printed on the front. This lady has her eyes covered with leafs and two passion flowers. The mask also has a passion flower scent. Besides that, honey was also used while creating this mask. The mask can be used by people with noraml, dry or T-zone skin. On the front of the little sachet it is printed that this mask is warm and exfoliating. The mask should smoothen my skin and soften it. Quite some promisses, so did this mask live up to my pretty high expectations?
**The use of the mask**This mask should be used when your skin is clean, dry and make-up free. While tearing open the sachet (which is easy, because a little cut on the side is made) I immediatly noticed this mask had a sweet smell. Not a honey smell, which I kind of expected, but a very strong passion flower smell that, I have to say, is a bit too much for me. I still applied the mask and was a bit surprised the mask was made of such thin substance. While I applied the mask, I noticed half of the mask sliding of my face! The mask also contains some (pretty big) crystals, that can be annoying if you have sensitive skin. These crystals are a lot bigger than regular scrub-pearls and I found them a bit too sharp as well. I wasn't cutting open my face but I was carefull massaging the mask onto my face.
So, the mask should become warm as well. It simply didn't . I guess the substance was too busy dripping on my bathroom floor....You can rinse off the mask after 10-15 minutes. This goed pretty easily but I have to say after that time, there was hardly any mask left on my face.
**In the end** I am pretty dissapointed with this fun looking mask. When I saw the bag, the mask tempted me, I like sweet smells but this one is just too much bubblegum a-like for my taste. Besides that I was annoyed by the big crystals and the mask dripping off my face before it could even "renew"my skin. So the result was bad as well. No soft skin, no smooth skin, just the same skin as before I used the mask...
I am slowly working my way through the whole Montagne Jeunesse range as I love them. I bought this mask in Asda for 97p and was intrigued at how it would work as it is not the same as a normal face mask. I really like the fact that you don't have to spend a fortune with Montagne Jeunesse products and they are just as good as much more expensive ones.
The normal odd shaped Montagne Jeunesse sachet is pink with a picture of honey comb in the top left corner. It has a picture of a smiling lady wearing a pink face mask with leaves over her eyes with passion flowers on them. The mask is meant for normal, dry and t-zone skin. It is a warm exfoliating mask that says it will smooth, soft and condition your skin. It contains crystallised honey and sugar cane crystals to smooth the skin, passion flower to soothe, Dead Sea salts to invigorate and argan oil to condition. L'Oreal use Argan in their shampoos and conditioners to soften the hair. The mask is suitable for vegetarians and is BUAV approved. As the mask contains natural ingredients, an irritancy test is recommended first. I should have tried one of them first with my boyfriend too but hopefully this mask will help take away the stress of that.
Directions for use:
Cleanse face with warm water only. Place unopened sachet in hand hot water for 1 minute. Apply evenly over face and neck with fingertips. Avoid eyes and lips, lie back, relax and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Massage gently and rinse off with water. Pat dry. Use weekly.
As the sachet is a bit big for most mugs, I put mine in a sink full of hot water for 1 minute. When I was squeezing the mask out of the packet, it smelt sweet and fruity in a pleasant way. It is not an overpowering smell. The mask is warm when you put it on but this only lasts for a couple of minutes. It is pink when you squeeze the mask out of the packet but when you put it on your face it goes see through. It is quite thick and glue like but it is easy to apply to your skin. As I put the mask on my face, I could feel the crystals of honey and sugar but they were not scratchy.
I left my mask on for the full 15 minutes and it hadn't dried out at all by that time. The massaging in bit was messy as the mask felt a bit like wall paper paste by this point. I could really feel the crystals exfoliating my skin in a gentle, non scratchy way. The mask was really easy to rinse off and even though I managed to get some in my hair, it came out easily. My skin looked clean and fresh afterwards and really smooth. It felt soft and hydrated too with no oily or dry bits.
This mask is a bit messy but good if you fancy trying something different.
I'm slowly but surely making my way through the entire Montagne Jeunesse range, and so far have only come across one dud (the cucumber peel-off masque, funnily enough, the first I tried). I've now become a little bit addicted, and have a stash in my bathroom, which I raid for the odd night in with the girls, or whenever my skin's in need of a pick-me-up.
This 'Crystal Masque' sounded particularly appealing, promising warm exfoliation and smoother skin thanks to the combination of crystallised honey and passionflower. The fact that it specifically stated it was suitable for 'dry and T-zone skin' was another plus- my skin tends towards dryness, but is also prone to slight oiliness around my T-zone, so this sounded like the mask (or masque? Looks pretentious that way!) for me.
This face mask comes in the usual MJ packaging (that's Montagne Jeunesse, by the way, in case you were expecting a Michael Jackson album cover!)- a gaudily coloured 15g sachet with a picture of a woman sprouting foliage from her eye sockets on the front. To get into the sachet, you simply rip it open and squeeze the stuff inside out. This can be more problematic than it sounds, as some masks have a tendency to ooze out all over the sachet. Unfortunately, this is one of the oozy ones, being a thick gel, and my hands and the sachet were soon covered in goo.
The packaging on this mask is actually a bit deceptive- in the photograph, the mask looks very matte and claylike. This isn't the case- the mask is actually a pink-tinted gel, that doesn't set or solidify like clay masks do. I was actually quite glad about this, as I don't particularly like the feeling of my face setting solid.
Following the instructions on the back, I placed the unopened sachet in hand-hot water for a minute, then ripped it open and applied it to damp skin. It felt pleasantly sticky, though it was hardly warm at all, so again, I think the packaging is misleading here. Still, it smelt deliciously fruity, with the underlying sweetness of the honey making me want to lick it off! I resisted, and the mask stayed put for 15 minutes until the time came to wash it off. The packaging recommended gently massaging my face for a few minutes before washing the mask off, so I did. This is where the small, crystalline lumps of honey spread throughout the gel come into their own. Unlike other exfoliators, these particles weren't scratchy or sharp- they actually felt pleasantly gentle moving over my skin, with the gel softening the whole process.
After rinsing, my skin looked bright and clear. It was super smooth, thanks to the exfoliation, but I was glad to see it was also looking and feeling moisturised. Rather than feeling dehydrated as my skin sometimes does after I've used a clay mask, the gel had worked its magic and left it soft and moisturised. The other good result was that my skin smelt great! And having used only half the sachet, the rest remained in my bathroom, filling it with fruity yumminess.
I was delighted with this mask, and its now possibly my favourite of those I've tried so far (although the chocolate one and the mud pac are very close contenders). It certainly gets the seal of approval from me, and I'll be stocking up on this one in the future. Worthy of a 5 star rating, despite the mess and the misleading info on the packet.
Oh, almost forgot- you can pick this up for 99p in Boots, although Savers usually sells them at 89p. Good value, I'd say, particularly as you can generally get 2 applications from a sachet.