“ Brand: Montagne Jeunuesse / Type: Face Care / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Anti Stress Mud Pack
Having recently been a it stressed my sister and I decided we would have a bit of a girly night, which is where this mud pac came in. I bought it in a 'single use' sachet, which is sold, as being an 'anti stress' variety, with deep pore cleansing abilities. The sachet shows a woman with a garish blue pace pac on, and the package has a small strip which easily tears off the top to allow easy access.
When I opened the top I was quite surprised as the product is in fact a pale shade of mint in colour, and it smells nice and fresh. The packet says it contains sea kelp nutrients, but to be honest it doesn't smell too much like the sea. It seems to be more of a light fragrance.
The instructions state that this should be used on a face that has been washed only in warm water to open the pores, and maximise the benefits. It should the be smoothed on, and left for 10 - 15 minutes or until dry. (As with most face pacs I have used)
I washed my face with my usual face wash which does have a light exfolient in it to ensure that I had cleansed my face as best I could, and then I spread a nice layer over face using a foundation brush, this for me only took half the pack, and as such it could have been used twice (my sister was using a cloth style mask, and had no need for the extra). Also it is important to note that I avoid my sensitive eye area, but do put it under my chin, and a little on my neck.
The scent of the product is not overpowering, as some that I have tried are, and although it feels cold, in the hot weather we have been having this was really nice. I have found the best way to benefit from the 'anti-stress' effects of a face pac it is best to well - do nothing. It may be hard to find 15 minutes to sit still, and wait for it to dry, but I have to say once in a while it feels good. In the weather we have been having it doesn't take too long to dry, at which point it becomes dry, and chalky, as well as a bit lighter in colour.
I find the best way to wash it off, is to avoid using stroking motions, and I soak it in warm water using a flannel, or muslin cloth. This then allows it to soften, and wipe off easily. It leaves my skin feeling soft, and clean. It isn't a miracle cure for all blocked pores, but it does definitely help if they were blocked to begin with making them smaller in appearance.
In my local store these are 99p each or 3 for £2.50 - I would highly recommend them, as they really do help unblock pores - but the anti-stress bit needs to come from actually sitting down, and relaxing while it is on...
5 stars from me as it really is a good product.
=Montagne Jeunesse Mud PacK=
Although all the Montagne Jeunesse Masks are designed for different skin types, as this one is designed for oily skin, but I love the range so will try as many as I can.
=Price and Availability=
Generally these masks are between £1 and £1.50, but can be found on offers such as 3 4 2, or as I brought mine from Home Bargains, 3 for £2.00
These are a single use mask, and on the front of the mask is a picture of a ladies face wearing the mask, so you can see what it looks like on, and on the reverse is the care instructions, how to use, as well as contact details for the company. I always give my packet a massage before use, to give it a mix.
This is a mud pack type mask, and dries hard on the skin.
=Here we go=
As per the instructions, I cleansed my face first with water, and then evenly applied the mask, I was expecting it to be mud coloured, but it was a bluey/green paste.
As soon as I started applying the mask, I could feel this on my skin as my skin felt like it was being cooled down, I covered my face, avoiding the eye area and the hairline.
20 minutes later, and I was cooked, the mask had set hard.
At this point my daughter came in (she'd been out playing) and saw me in the mask, she started laughing, that started me off and the mask started cracking off. I finished rinsing it off with warm water and patted my skin dry.
My skin felt so smooth and really cleansed and I had a really clear and clean skin, I could feel the difference with my skin
I liked the mask, it is not one of my top favourites, but I would buy it again.
WHAT IS IT?
A face mask that is made by Montagne Jeunesse. It is a single use sachet but contains enough of the mask to use it twice if you are careful to fold the packet over to keep out the air.
WHY I BOUGHT IT
I had a very bad cold recent and it made my skin very dull. I do not keep tubes of face mask in my home because I do not like to smother my skin so I do not use them often and the masks go off before I get to use the whole tube. I use a face mask only when my skin needs to be helped and I think that Montagne Jeunesse products are good because I can buy a sachet when I need it. I picked this one because it says it will help to solve stress and I think it was the stress of being sick that made my skin go so dull.
I think this mask smells very nice even though it is not feminine like other Montagne Jeunesse face masks. It is salty and smells of the ocean, I think it has got a very fresh smell that I like very much because it is refreshing.
It is thick to apply so that if you want to use the sachet twice you have to be wary of how much you apply the first time because it is so thick that you can easy put too much on. It spreads on easy and feels nice as I am wearing it but the mask is hard to rinse off my skin and I always miss some when I am rinsing so now I apply it before I have a shower because it is easier to take off in there.
WHAT I THINK
I like this face mask very much and think it is one of the best that Montagne Jeunesse make even though it does not smell beautiful like some of the others. It does not warm up but goes dry on my skin, I like the feeling of that and think it feels like it is helping my skin to improve straight away. My skin feels a lot smoother after I have used it and I like how soft my skin is because it is a very cheap mask and I never think it is going to be so effective.
I do not know if it is this mask that makes my skin look brighter when it has been dull because I made other changes also but I can see after I have rinsed it that the condition of my skin looks healthier. It does not moisturise my skin as good as some of the other face masks from this company but I do not care about that and I use moisturiser after to stop my skin going dry.
I think this is a very good face mask and it relaxes me because of the beautiful fresh fragrance, it is so fresh that when I inhale the smell it gives me a feeling of well being in my whole body and I feel like my stresses have been removed for a few minutes. I leave the mask on my skin for 20 minutes because that is the right timing for my skin and if I leave it on any less I think the effects are reduced.
Mud Pack costs about £1.20 for a sachet and I think that is value because of how good it is for my skin.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
I'd been feeling a bit unwell the last few weeks, quite tired, hectic running around for Christmas and still settling in at my new job. I don't know what has come over me, but I have been finding I don't get so tired and have been staying up until 2, even 3am knowing I have to get up early for work the next day! My mum advised me it's probably stress so when in Superdrug recently I decided to treat myself to a face mask...something I haven't done for ages!
The product comes in a foil sachet, which is easy to open, just tear across the top. The masque itself is a thick, creamy consistency which is like a light an off bluey aqua colour. It does look quite "muddy" but not as much as I had expected really.
- How to Use -
The instructions on the pack are really straightforward.
1. Clean the face
2. Apply the face mask
3. Leave and relax for 15-20 minutes
4. Rinse off and go!
- My Experience -
The mask was quite neutral on my face, in that it did not sting or tingle but just felt like gloop on my face lol. it did start to harden which felt like it was making my face quite taught and quenching any moisture out of my face but I assume this is a good thing and is part of the mud pack process! Getting it off was a bit annoying, as it then went quite flaky and took some good scrubbing with my wet flannel to effectively remove it all off but once it was off I did feel a bit better.
To say I was all of a sudden "de-stressed" seems very far fetched, but I did tremendously feel like my face was clearer, smoother and doing this not long before bedtime I did find it rather relaxing and soothing as I felt fresh and clean. The mud pack however, didn't leave my face looking rejuvenated or revitalised (or any other of those fancy marketing words!) but just looked clean and dry lol. I then of course had to do my usual and slap on a whole load of face cream (which no doubt counter-acts the purpose of this face mask but I really can't help it!) so my face didn't feel so dry.
- Overall -
This was a nice face mask, and I probably would use it again but not in a hurry. It's no miracle in a sachet, as if you're stressed then you're stressed, but it was a nice feeling to slap a face mask on, chillax and lay back even just for 15 minutes before bed. Removing it is a battle, and it leaves my face dry but at the same time smooth so on a balance of pros and cons I will give this 3 out of 5. I think I bought mine for about £1 or so in Superdrug, but there are often 3 for 2 deals on etc so it's worth keeping an eye out.
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 Dead Sea Mud Pac is the one I've used most recently. The face masks are available to buy in most high street beauty stores and will cost around 99p for a 20g sachet.
This particular face mask is described as a Dead Sea Mud anti-stress treatment with sea kelp nutrients, for normal, oily and T-zone skin. Montagne Jeunesse say: "We've harvested ultra deep cleansing Dead Sea Mud to draw out impurities and open blocked pores to leave skin feeling cleansed and soft."
Recommended directions for use: Thoroughly cleanse face with warm water only (not soap or detergent) to leave pores open. Apply evenly over face and neck with fingertips, avoiding eyes and lips. Lie back, relax and de-stress. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, or until dry, and rinse with warm water. Pat dry. Use weekly.
Usually I like to give myself a good pampering when I am using a face mask, and would start the process by cleansing with a rich creamy hot cloth cleanser. However I noticed that the instructions for the Mud Pac specifically state to cleanse only using warm water, so I followed this advice and then went about applying the masque. The packaging opens easily, so you can squeeze the pouch and the contents come out of the corner through the small tear. This helps to control how much product you want to come out of the packet. Unfortunately I went a bit overboard and tore a big chunk out of the sachet so it was a little messier than usual to apply because of my mistake.
The Dead Sea Mud Pac was not the most luxurious skincare treat that I've tried from the Montagne Jeunesse range, and I personally found it quite unappealing. It has a blue colour to it, which instantly reminded me of the alien vomit from Peter Jackson's movie "Bad Taste", so this immediately gave me the cringe factor. It also had a strong artificial scent which I can only associate with bathroom cleaning products, and to me it smelled like a toilet block which gave me an overall bad first impression of the mask.
The mask itself had a lovely consistency so this made it easy to apply. I was able to spread the product over my face and it went exactly where I wanted it to, and then stayed there, so there were no problems with any drips or mess. The mask is nice and smooth and had a gently cooling effect when I put it onto my skin. Usually these face masks contain far too much of the product and there is always some leftover which gets wasted if you do not store it and re-use correctly. This sachet contained 20g of product which is more than usual and I managed to get two full applications from the one packet by wrapping the open sachet in cling-film and then storing it in the fridge until I was ready to use it again. This makes it seem better value for money and is quite affordable for a skin treatment to use at home. I used this face mask twice, a couple of days before and a couple of days after my Hallowe'en night out. I was wearing heavy face paint as part of my costume and thought that the extra treatment would help to keep my skin in good condition after being smothered in face paint.
This should be left on for 10-15 minutes to allow it to really get to work on your skin. The first time I left it on for the full 15 minutes and by this time the masque was very dry and starting to crack. After I had washed it away my skin felt clean and fresh with a smooth finish. My skin type is combination (normal with oily T-zone) with a tendency to go oily or blemished, and I do get the occasional sensitive patch during the colder winter weather. I was surprised to see that after using this mask my face felt really dry and tight, and I needed to follow up with moisturiser straight away to get my complexion back into balance. The second time I used the mask I left it for a few minutes less, but it seemed to dry very quickly again and was nearly fully set by the time I went to wash it off. Again, my skin was lovely and clean, but it was also very dried out. I could see that using the face mask helped to give my skin a refreshing deep cleanse, and I did not suffer from any blemishes at all during or after the time when used it. However, I think that it was too harsh and drying so it doesn't give a good all-round result. I imagine that the instructions recommend using only water to wash your face to avoid stripping the skin further by using a cleansing product before applying the mask.
Overall I can't recommend this face mask. It was effective at giving my skin a deep clean when I needed it, but it was unpleasant to use and really dried my skin out. There are much better alternatives from Montagne Jeunesse so I'll be sticking with my favourites in the future.
Montagne Jeunesse are against animal testing, and have been approved by BUAV and the Vegetarian Society. Keep your beauty cruelty free!
I really like treating my skin with a face mask every week or so and have tried several masks in the past including those from Lush and other brands. The Lush ones are my favourites but they are expensive to buy so I was on the lookout for some cheaper alternatives
Montagne Jeunesse products are made in the UK and these face masks can be bought from places like Boots, Superdrug, Savers and Amazon (where you can currently buy 6 sachets for a fiver). Normally they are priced at £1 or less which makes them good value for money, particularly when each sachet can normally be used at least twice. You can find out more at www.montagnejeunesse.com.
I've seen the Montagne Jeunesse range of face masks, with their brightly coloured sachets, in several stores before and have read many positive reviews. I ordered a few masks from the Superdrug online store to spend over the free delivery threshold; at the time they had a "buy 3 get another free" offer on.
One of the masks I purchases was the Mud Pac Masque. The mask is designed for normal, oily and T-zone skin, and it is claimed that it is anti-stress. The masque cleanses pores deeply and is made from Dead Sea Mud that opens blocked pores. The masque sachets all have pictures of women wearing them and this is no exception: in this case the mask is bright green and the woman has what looks like lumps of clay and leaves over her eyes! Animal lovers will be pleased to know that the mask has been approved by the Vegetarian Society and bears the BUAV bunny logo to show that it has not been tested on animals.
To use, I opened the masque sachet and squeezed some into my hand. This was quite tricky as the masque was so thick. However it was smooth to the touch and was easy enough to apply to my face. I smoothed a layer over cleansed skin and waited for it to dry. The packaging states that this masque should be left on for around fifteen minutes, so that's what I did. The masque was light blue in colour and had an earthy, clay-like smell.
I left the mask to dry on my face and it felt quite hard to the touch. My face felt tight too as the mask was drying, but this wasn't too unpleasant a situation. I washed it off after the fifteen minutes were up. It took a while to remove but I find that all face masks are the same in this respect!
The mask didn't irritate my skin, which was good. I applied moisturiser after washing it off, which was necessary as my skin felt quite tight.
To be honest I didn't notice a great deal of difference after using the mask. My skin felt very clean and looked slightly brighter but it wasn't any more matte or even-toned and I didn't notice much of a difference the next day. I have had much better results with Lush face masks and even the Simple brand mask. I've also had better results with other Montagne Jeunesse face masks, so probably wouldn't purchase this one again.
On the plus side, I got three generous-sized face masks out of one sachet, so if this works for you then it's excellent value for money. Personally though, I'd rather spend my cash on something more effective!
Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea 'Anti-Stress' Mud Pac Face Mask
Another day, another face mask review! Okay, so I don't review face masks quite that frequently, but readers of my previous reviews may have noticed I have a bit of a thing for skincare products, with Montagne Jeunesse face masks being something I tend to use on a fairly regular basis.
I've been suffering a bit with my skin recently, and have had a number of unattractive, angry-looking blemishes pop up out of nowhere. I picked this mask up a while ago in Primark and felt that I might as well give it a go as it claims to 'ultra deep pore cleanse'. And here's how I got on...
This mask comes in Montagne Jeunesse's signature oval-shaped single-use sachet. The sachet is pink and purple in colour with an image on the front of a woman wearing a bright turquoise face mask and some leaves over her eyes (please note: the mask itself isn't this colour - it is more of a light bluey-green colour, as shown on the back of the packaging). The front of the sachet has text to display the product name, explaining that it is for normal, oily and T-zone skin and also advertises the mask's 'anti stress' and 'ultra deep pore cleansing' credentials.
The back of the sachet includes logos to show that the mask is BUAV (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) approved (i,e. not tested on animals) and Vegetarian Society approved. There are instructions for use in English, French and Spanish, as well as an ingredient list (with key ingredients highlighted by the use of colourful text) and a statement reading 'We've harvested ultra deep cleansing Dead Sea Mud to draw out impurities and open blocked pores to leave skin feeling cleansed and soft'. The sachet rips open easily, with a side opening that allows you to squeeze out a thin stream of the mask.
Using the Mask
As I opened up the package, I got a whiff of a nice, relaxing, summery scent. The fragrance is a little difficult to describe, but if you've used any 'deep-sea mineral' type products before it's that sort of a smell but in a subtle and fresh way. It's a nice 'clean' scent, but it doesn't smell sterile, just pleasant. The mask squeezed easily out of the packet and I built up a layer of it over my face, after cleansing my face with warm water as instructed to. Now normally I'd use the entire sachet and layer the mask on thickly but this time I decided to use less so that I'd be able to get two uses out of it. I was easily able to cover my entire face with half the packet without feeling that I wasn't using enough product to get a good result, which shows how generous the amount provided in the sachet is. Alternatively, I don't like to use face masks on my neck and just stick to putting them on my face, but there would certainly be enough in the packet for full facial and neck coverage for those who prefer to use face masks this way.
The mask has a pleasant, thick consistency and feels cool when applied. The scent stuck around after the initial application, but it was subtle rather than overpowering, and nice enough to help me relax. The instructions on the sachet recommend that users 'Lie back, relax and D-stress' for 10 to 15 minutes after applying the mask, and I certainly did so - the packaging's claims to be an 'anti stress' mask are definitely accurate!
The mask took around 25 minutes to dry (bear in mind that I only used half the sachet, so I'd imagine that if you were to use the entire sachet it'd probably take about an extra 10 minutes or so) and tightened slightly as it hardened, although I was still able to move my facial muscles a little without any pain or any of the mask flaking off my face. As it dried, most of it became slightly lighter in colour, although some areas over my T-zone became darker where the mask had drawn oil and grease from my skin. I also noticed that the mask went into small dots over my pores, which I liked as it showed that there was clearly some truth in the 'deep pore action' claims of this product.
I waited until the entire mask had dried out before removing it, and I found taking it off an easy and fuss-free task. I simply doused a flannel in warm water and held it over my face for 10 seconds or so to loosen the mask, then rinsed out the flannel, held it in warm water again and rubbed it across my face in circular motions to remove every last trace. All in all it took about a minute to transform my face from masked-up to completely clean and it was far easier to remove than some masks I've used in the past where I've really had to scrub at my skin.
Once I'd removed all traces of the mask I simply moisturised and applied make up as normal.
Immediately after removing the mask, I checked out how my skin was looking and was very impressed with the results. It had a nice matte appearance, where the mask had drawn away oil and grease, and my spots, which had been quite angry-looking prior to using the mask, appeared smaller and far less red. It had also evened out my skin tone and my skin was all one uniform colour with no redness.
The mask also scored well in the touch test I did after removing it. My skin felt very soft and also much smoother than it had done before applying the face mask.
As for the longer-term results, this mask left my skin looking and feeling soft, smooth and refreshed for a good few days after application. My skin retained its matte appearance for a day and then returned to normal (some shine but not too much and manageable with make up) and the softness and smoothness stuck around for a couple more days afterwards. I also noticed that my blemishes did not flare up again and healed quickly.
Price and Availability
I happened to pick this face mask up in my local branch of Primark, where they had a few baskets of face masks, lip balms and similar items in the area where you queue up for the tills, presumably to tempt impulsive face mask buyers like myself! I paid 90p for the sachet, which I thought was reasonable as I'd usually expect to pay around £1 for a single-use face mask sachet.
I've also seen this face mask in branches of Boots, Superdrug, Tesco and New Look, and it seems that this is one of the more popular face masks in Montagne Jeunesse's range as it is widely stocked. It is usually sold for around £1 per sachet, although I've seen Montagne Jeunesse masks on '2 for £1.50' offers in various stores so it's worth looking out for a bargain.
As I hope that readers will have established from my review already, I was thoroughly impressed with this mask and would highly recommend it to others. The scent of the product and the cooling sensation it had on my skin really helped me to relax and de-stress, and I liked that it didn't feel uncomfortably tight when it dried.
Though I am somewhat sceptical of how much good face masks can actually do for your skin, I cannot deny that the appearance and feel of my skin were dramatically improved both immediately after using this face mask and over the following few days. This product certainly lived up to its claims to leave skin feeling cleansed and soft, and I really did feel that this product did some good for my skin. As I mentioned earlier in this review, I'd been suffering with quite nasty-looking blemishes before I used it, and it certainly improved their appearance, making them less red and helping them to blend more into my skin rather than sticking out like a sore thumb as they had done previously.
I also feel that this mask was good value for money. I'm happy to pay up to £1 for a single-use face mask and having enough product left over for a second application was a bonus. I've not used the second half yet, but the packaging advises using this face mask on a weekly basis so I will be using it very soon and I'm sure I'll be equally as happy with the results second time around.
Overall I'd give this face mask a cracking score of five out of five, and I will definitely be re-purchasing it.
I have used a variety of the Montagne Jeunesse masks in the past however I'm not sure I will go for this particular one again, it is a sound enough product however there are others in the range I prefer a lot more and for that reason I would rather spend my money on them rather than this one.
This mud pacvk is meant to have an anti stress quality to it however my experience did not find this to be the case, there was nothing stress inducing about it mind, just nothing of note to rave about either. It is suitable for normal to oily skin ranges as well as combination skin so only really not suitable for dry skin.
It comes in a small plastic sachet which is brightly coloured and will do one application. Before application you need to wash your face with warm water, then I apply it evenly across my face and neck area and then leave it for 15 minutes. It has a nice fresh smell and I can feel a tightening feeling as it starts to form over my skin. Again to remove it you need to use warm water and it does take a little effort to remove it completely and I use a face cloth to make sure that everything is off.
It certainly does leave my skin feeling refreshed however for me the effect does not really last long enough, at least not in comparison to other masks from the range that I have used. My skin does feel nice and smooth to the touch and this feeling does remain for quite a while which is a positive.
I bought this one as part of a 3 for £2 deal while they normally retail for about £1.19 so it was a good price deal I got. It is a product I would recommend and there are no significant uissues with it, the only thing for me is that I prefer some of the fruit varieties a bit more.
If you read my reviews regularly you know I'm a keen fan of the products from Montagne Jeunesse. I use their face masques every week and enjoy doing so. So who is Montagne Jeunesse? They are a company that make cosmetic goodness for both males and females.
Montagne Jeunesse - Masque A La Boue Mud Pac - Anti Stress:
'We've harvested ultra-deep cleansing Dead Sea Minerals to penetrate deep into pores drawing out impurities. Our Mud Pac is Nutrient rich with Seaweed & Kelp to help restore skins vitality leaving you cleansed to the core and totally relaxed'
After working a late shift at work it can really stress me out so the days I work lates I always try and opted for a 'anti stress' masque for the day after. This one is one of my favourites, it never fails to relax me and give my face that much needed wake up call. Each Sachet will give you one application however you can now also purchase these in larger tubs.
Suitable for -
* Oily Skin
* Combination Skin
* Normal Skin
To apply this masque you need to cleanse your face with warm water only, and then apply the mud masque evenly over face and neck using your fingertips, making sure you avoid the eyes and lips. Then its time to relax for 10-15 minutes or until the masque is dry. Personally when putting this masque on my face I love the feeling of smoothing it over my skin, its cool and smells very refreshing.
To remove the masque for me is the tricky part! They recommend that you rinse off with warm water; however I find it much easier and faster to use a face flannel. I simply wet the flannel and gently rub the masque off my face. Once the entire product has been removed then you just pat dry your face and jobs done.
When I have washed the product from my face I love how my skin looks and feels. My face really does feel like it has had a new lease of life. It is soft and smooth to touch and certainly feels refreshed, then to look at my skin it appears cleansed and that dull look has disappeared.
The masque is like a light aqua colour very creamy and thick to start with as I'm applying to my face, but once the product starts to dry the colouring goes a little darker. What I also like about this masque is that when it is drying on my face I don't have that tightening feeling you can get with some other masques. Which makes the experience even more relaxing for me.
This masque is also -
* Gluten Free
* Nut Derivative Free
* No Added Parabens
The packaging I think is rather noticeable with its deep red colour then a bright aqua face smack bang in the middle. You have all the relevant information I would personally like to see all on the sachet. When it comes to opening the sachet to obtain the product you have a perforated edge you peal which makes it nice and easy to get the masque out. - still a little messy.
Even after the masque has been removed my face still feels wonderful a fresh, which then makes me feel happier as it really gets me down when my skin is feeling somewhat dull. The aroma from the masque also has a good staying power and lingers around my face for a good couple of hours. All and a very big plus in my books. They recommend for best results to use this masque weekly, so this is now my Monday morning masque routine!
Price and Availability:
You can purchase these Montagne Jeunesse sachets from supermarkets and the likes of Boots, Superdrug and Bodycare. So far I have found Bodycare to be the cheaper option at around 70p per pack. Most places retail these at the £1.09 mark. However on the Montagne Jeunesse web site you can get bumper pack deals and buy 4 for the price of 3.
I really enjoy using this masque, I love the results it gives to make skin and well my general well being in that it gives me that much needed time out and relaxation time. I would certainly recommend this masque to all that a willing to try.
Huge five out of five stars from me.
Thank you 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 masks their is also bath, hair, lip and massage products.
Montagne Jeunesse is Vegetarian Society Approved, BUAV Approved, Not tested on animals and has received Prima Beauty Award
Test for irritancy before use
Aqua (Purified water) , Kaolin , Glycerin , Alcohol Denat. , Glyceryl Stearate SE , Sodium Citrate , Polysorbate 20 , Fucus Vesiculosus (Seaweed Extract) , Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Oil) , Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot Oil) , Glucose , Parfum , Citric Acid , Methylparaben , Propyl-paraben , Glucose Oxidase , Lactoperoxidase , CI 42090 (FD & C Blue No. 1
Greg Butcher is the founder of the brand Montagne Jeunesse. He hated to see that much care products contain ingredients which were of animal origin. His goal was also to produce products without a single ingredient that would come from living things, so that vegans could also use these products. He himself is not a vegan, but vegetarian. In 1985 he began making face masks, but the range has been expanded to include products for hands and feet.
This is a mask created from mud from the Dead Sea. This mud has a composition which has a very cleansing effect on the skin. Impurities are driven out of the pores and clogged pores are opened, allowing the skin to breathe optimally.
Before you start using the mask you need to cleanse your face with warm water. Do this only with water and not with soap or other detergents. Let your skin slightly damp with warm water, so that the pores are already quite open. Then place the mask on the skin, keeping the delicate skin around the eyes and mouth free. If you want you can rub your neck with this mask. Then you relax and let it on for about ten to fifteen minutes. If the mask is already dry, you can clean your face with water to get the mask off.. Pat the skin dry. For optimal results, you use the mask once a week.
The mask is blue. There is a slight smell that you can notice especially in the beginning. I smell the scent of lavender, but that soon disappeared. The mask is easy to apply, remains on the skin (even if you're in a nice warm bath) and feels good on the skin. After removing the mask, my skin looks fresher and cleaner out. Impurities are gone and my skin feels soft and supple.
It is easy to apply and stays on even if you are in a warm bath. After the mask has dried, it is easy to remove with a wet washcloth for example. The promise of deep cleaning is absolutely fulfilled, because I see much less impurities. Also my skin feels soft and supple. The smell dissipates quickly, but that's no problem for me. I give this product five stars because it is pleasant to use and cleans the skin thoroughly.
Montagne Jeunesse are a well known brand for specializing in hair and facial products suitable for all skin types and all have a different purpose. They also do not test on animals which is a main concern for people these days and I try not to buy products that are tested on them, so the Montagne Jeunesse range is brilliant. They say about this product: When you tear open the sachet you are flooded with the fresh fragrances of Lavender, Sweet Seaweed & Dead Sea Minerals. Lavishly apply and relax as impurities are drawn out and blocked pores opened for a deep clean. Gluten and nut derivative-free with no added parabens. Thoroughly cleanse face with warm water only (no soaps or cleansers). Apply evenly over face and neck with fingertips, avoiding eyes and lips. Lay back, relax and de-stress. Leave on for 10-15 minutes or until dry. Rinse with water. Pat dry. Use weekly.
The ingredients: Aqua (Purified water), Kaolin, Glycerin, Alcohol denat., Glyceryl stearate SE, Sodium citrate, Polysorbate 20, Fucus vesiculosus (Seaweeed) extract, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) fruit oil, Sea salt (Dead Sea salt), Glucose, Parfum (fragrance), Citric acid, Lactoperoxidase, Glucose oxidase, Cl 42090 (Blue 1)
It is always best to check the ingredients because they each have different ones in there and if you know for example products with fragrance in them sets of spots then you don't wanna use this product as it doe shave this in it. This has Seaweed extract in it which is really good for combination skin as I use a full seaweed facial care range as well.
The full Montagne Jeunesse range is brightly colour each colour is for a different type of mask so you should always check which one your actually buying because they are not all the same. This one is an eye catching pink making it look very grab-able if you are looking for products for a girly pamper night, All of these are really inexpensive and will not make an indent on your money in your purse at all. You can buy these from most high street shops like boot super drug and body care, in body care it's £1.50 for two at the moment so worth going and checking out.
I think these are brilliant I've only used this one once, but there is a lot in the packet so one will actually go between two people and you should still have some left over for maybe a third person if your pushing it so if you are on a tight budget these are still great. This has a really nice fragrance that thankfully doesn't stay on your face and the cream is pink nicely textures and really think but easy to spread. I have larger pores on my cheeks near my nose and this visablly made them shrink but the effects didn't last longer than a day which is really disappointing, if it had lasted a week ready for the next application it would of be perfect. This is like a little detox for your face in a packet and it leaves your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated however does leave the skin feeling quite dry in areas like the cheeks so always remember to moisturize!
Anti-stress mud pack? Sign me up for one of those please! That's pretty much what I thought when I saw this on the shelf in Boots. The packaging is bright and eye-catching and the promise of a face mask that helped my skin and also claimed to have anti-stress properties had me reaching for a pound quicker than I could realise what was happening!
On opening the pack the product itself is thick and luxurious. It isn't drippy at all which means applying it to your face is really stress free and there's no big, colourful splotches in the sink/on the floor/down your favourite tee/on your new shoes. Definitely a big plus for me. It smoothes onto the skin really easily and it's easy to acheive a generous layer over the whole face in a very short space of time. This makes it ideal for when you've only got a short space of time available - like before a party or before the baby wakes up. The fragrance was forgettable which suprised me; I thought that the anti-stress part might be down to some aromatherapy but obviously this is not the case. Good for those who dislike strong smelling products or for those with delicate skin who break out or react to heavily perfumed lotions and potions.
The instructions advise you to leave the mask on for fifteen minutes or so, an adequate time to lie down and have a little relax. Immediately after application you start to feel the mask drying on your skin and as the 15 minute mark approaches it really dries and, to me anyway, gives the impression that it's sucking all the rubbish out of your skin. It's not an uncomfortable dryness like I've experienced with some masks however.
On returning to the bathroom I could see that particularly oily patches on my skin, nose pores especially, hadn't dried as quickly as the rest and were still a little darker in colour. I felt I'd had the mask on long enough though and decided to 'rinse with luke warm water and pat dry' or something to that effect. The dried mask took a fair deal of washing off. Patches that you don't really pay attention to when rinsing normally (above eyebrows, near ears) required a further rinse after I thought I'd washed it all off the first time. No huge endeavour though, maybe 90 seconds of rinsing in total.
After patting dry my skin looked a little flushed but definitely more glowy. The 15 minute lie down had helped de-stress but I'm not sure I could attribute this to the mask itself which was a slight let down. A few days later I was pleased to note the mask hadn't made my, normally sensitive, skin to break-out which is a major thumbs up from me! Not a bad mask for the price, I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase again but if it was on special offer I wouldn't hesitate to pick it up. I'd prefer some of the more fragrant masks in the range next time.
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.
This review concentrates on the Dead Sea Anti-Stress Mud Masque (aka mask). This face mask is designed for those with normal, oily and T-zone skin. Its aim is to draw out dirt and impurities from your pores leaving your face deeply cleansed.
The mask is created using natural ingredients and is said to be scented with lavender, sea weed and dead see minerals. It is gluten, nut derivative and paraben free and can be used on a weekly basis.
All the face masks come in single, one use sachets for convenience. The sachet is plastic on the outside with a foil like inner for freshness. The front shows a relaxed lady smothered in some blue goo and confirms the name of the face mask. The back shows a more realistic image of the mask and gives directions for use, warnings etc aswell as ingredients.
*Fully cleanse and dry the face with water to open pores. Avoid the use of soap or other cleansing products.
*Snip open the sachet and squeeze some mask onto your hand/fingertips.
*Apply the mask to your face and neck area, avoiding the eyes and mouth.
*Relax for 10-15minutes.
*Rinse with water and pat the skin dry.
===Availability and Price===
Each sachet contains 20g which is sufficient for one full application. They are available in supermarkets and beauty stores for around the 99p mark. I recommended popping onto the website www.montagnejeunesse.com for special offers and reductions.
I've had a crappy week to be honest and have barely had time to sit down let alone pamper myself! Last night, my son was staying at his grans and hubby was out so I decided to bite the bullet and turn into a different person. Well, I applied a face mask and usually do this alone to avoid funny looks! I love the Montagne Jeunesse range and have been using their face masks since my teens. There are so many options to choose from and the price is so little for a bit of pampering. I have a box full of random face masks which my sister often gives me as a treat!
Last night, I used the Anti-Stress one as it sounded exactly what I was needing as stress gives me oily skin. So I jumped into my jammies, shut the blinds, locked the door and got destressing! These little sachets are good for keeping a mask fresh and new but they are a tad fiddly. I used my scissors to snip the top off and got to it. I washed down my face with warm water and gently patted it dry. I was ready for my makeover!
I always apply my masks in front of a large mirror with plenty but not harsh lightening so I can see what I am doing! I normally scrape my hair back into a band but I couldn't find mine last night so I took a risk and put it up in a bobble the best I could. The mask once opened is pleasantly fragranced. Lavender isn't my preferred scent but they carried it off well in this mask. Light and sweet floral. It also was quite calming which is ideal for a stress head moment!
I use my fingertips to apply the mask and dig them into the sachet. The mask itself is rather thick and gloopy so squeezing it up the sachet seems impossible and therefore making more mess! It adopts a mint green colour and looks nothing like the front of the sachet which is rather disappointing! Once the mask made its contact with my skin, it was ultra cooling and refreshing. Despite its thickness, it smoothed over my skin like a thick yoghurt and covered my skin with a very adequate layer of creaminess. I managed to use the full amount of mask up by applying it liberally to my cheeks, forehead, chin and nose and a little around my neck area.
The scent of this mask did start to make my eyes water a little but this quickly changed. My eyes have felt rather dry recently and the scent which travelled upwards from my skin appeared to rejuvenate my tired eyes slightly which was quite nice. Whilst the mask got to work, I sat and did nothing. There isn't really a lot you can do with a face like this as it becomes harder! The mask began to calm down its coolness and although didn't heat up, it sort of warmed to my face and was deeply relaxing.
After around 5 minutes, I had a peek in the mirror and could see the mask thinning and becoming slightly transparent in places, mainly where I applied the mask firstly. 10 minutes pass and the mask has started to harden slightly giving a rather pleasant, tightening experience around my cheeks and forehead. I liked this as it felt tingly in a good way and I could sense it getting deep down in my dirty pores and giving them a good seeing too!
15 minutes finally pass and its time to remove the mask. Taking a further and final look in the mirror and the monster looking back appears paler than before. My face was also sporting more cracks that a dirty movie. I had fun with this and tried to move my cheekbones and my forehead and little particles of mask flaked off to the ground..looks like the hoover would be needed! I decided it was time to relocate to the bathroom.
Removing the mask is where it got annoying and stressed me out therefore overriding the proposed benefits of the mask! I first tried dipping my hand in warm water and removing it that way. This resulted in the mask going super creamy and lathering up everywhere. Next I tried dabbing a wet towel on and sweeping it off to no success as it made it even creamier! With random flakes dropping off and chunky, cubes of creamy mask dripping off in all directions, I gave up and jumped in the shower!
Using the shower head and trying to avoid my eyes or drinking the mask, I used my hand and the water to wash the mask down the plug hole. This proved a little more easier than the other methods but was still time consuming and annoying. With a peeling mask, it is so much easier to remove even if it does take a few peels to do so.
The effects of this mask were instant and made up for the hassle caused by trying to remove it. My skin was silky and soft to the touch. The oiliness on my forehead had been eradicated leaving a smooth texture and for once my skin felt quite normal. Appearance wise, the mask had left me with a healthy glow and my skin looked and felt clearer so I can only imagine this worked well at declogging the pores! The effects lasted well and my skin was still feeling fully cleansed and refreshed the next morning which is fab for me!
Although I appreciated the effects, the hassle of removing this after relaxing is too much for me to comprehend using on a regular basis. I will however consider this for when my normally dry skin, decides it wants to resemble a deep fat fryer in the future!
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This is a nice face mask and is very muddy fun.
I bought this face mask on a 3 for £4 offer which is very good value for money as there is a lot of it in the one mask and so I was able to use it twice.
It is very simple to use you just open the packet and apply the mud mask to your face with your fingertips. You leave it on for about 15 minutes and then gently wash it off.
This mask feels great to apply as it is silky and smooth and quite thick so it feels like you are applying a nice rainwater sodden mud pac. I normally really like the smell of these face masks but this one doesn't particularly smell of anything so I was a little let down with this as the smell adds to the relaxation experience for me.
One thing that I did like about it though is that while it is drying it feels like it is really helping to tighten my skin. It is a little sticky when washing it off so it does take a little while to get off. It leaves my skin feeling nice and smooth though and does feel like it has cleansed deep down into my pores and my skin definately looks brighter and helps to remove the dead skin.
I would recommend this as a treat to your face but it is not as nice as using a nice smelling mask from a relaxation point of view.
*About Montagne Jeunesse*
Montagne Jeunesse is a company founded in France, that is specialised 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.
*Ingredients* I won't be boring you with all the ingredients, but will give some information about the main ingredients this facial mask contains.
Aqua - Purified water
Alcohol denat. -there is alcohol in this mask
Fucus vesiculosus - Seaweed extract,
Lavandula angustifolia - Lavender oil
Sea salt -Dead Sea salt
All these ingredients make this mask very effective and usefull for your skin.
*How to use this Mud Pac mask* First of all, make sure you have a cleaned face. I normally use this mask while showering and start by scrubbing my face, drying my face and then applying this mask. Opening the little colorfull bag is easy, just tear it open and squeeze the mask on your finger tips. The mask is not as thick as I thought it would be, so be carefull while opening the little bag, before you know it, the fluid of the mask slips through your fingers. Then softly massage the mask on your face, be carefull around the eyes, your skin is more sensitive there. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. The mask doesn't become that hard but it does stick well to your skin.
After 10-15 minutes, rinse your face with warm water, removing the mud mask.
*What's the effect?* The mask cleans your face and the deep pores. I believe it does, after using this mask I felt my skin was smoother, more fresh and renewed. This mask is also promoted to be an anti-stress mask. I don't really believe that term, because I think you should never let your stress-rate depend on a face mask. But if you spoil yourself with such a mask on a quiet relaxing evening, you should be relaxed anyway.
* What else?* I like this mask because it does what I want it to do, and that is cleaning my face, freshning my face and giving me a renewed and relaxed feeling. There is one disadvantage to this mask, I do not like the muddy/lavender smell it has. While applying, this smell get pretty overwhelming. After use of the mask, it still smells too muddy to my opinion. But well, smell is a very personal thing of course.
Overall, I do use this mask, but not too often because of the smell. Price of the mask is around 2 pounds, so not too cheap and nice for 2 weekly use.