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I don't have a lot of money to treat myself to little luxuries but I do like to use those nice face masks that you can buy for only 99p in Superdrug from Montagne Jeunesse. They make different types but one of the better ones is the Dragon Fruit Sauna. I don't have sensitive skin and so I use anything on my face and it never bothers me. The main reason I love this face mask so much is firstly because it brightens and freshens up my complexion but secondly is the fact that it smells like you can eat it! I love it. It's fresh and very fruity and smells like a bowl of ripe fruits just waiting to be eaten.
The first time I used this I was standing up in my bathroom and it ran all over the place so I'd recommend applying it with your head back and lying in a bath, that way you're not going to get all messed up. It's easy to apply and it's got the tiniest little bumps in it, a little bit like seeds.
This mask gently heats up on the skin and this is the way it works. The heat feeling actually improves the circulation as it stimulates it and this is what gives you a rosy glow after you have washed it off. I think that if you have a really sensitive skin then I would probably be a little bit careful with this, especially as it heat up, but if your skin is like mine then I would go for it.
It's not expensive and one pack will be enough to apply to the whole of your face and neck with a little bit to spare. I sue these fortnightly and they don't cost the earth and are my little treat to myself.
I'd recommend this one.
These are sold for roughly £1 for enough for one use. I know that for some people that's nothing at all for skincare stuff, but for me it's enough that I would only buy it for an evening where I wanted to spoil myself and feel girly - maybe with a glass of wine and hot bath.
There's no prep involved in this - you spread it on straight out of the pack. There is a slight issue in that it's not easy to get every last bit out of the packet - I usually have to cut it open to the the last. You do feel a bit silly slathering it on, like you're voluntarily turning yourself into Shrek, but that's part of the of of a facemask.
You leave it on for 15-20 minutes, and in under five minutes you'll start feeling your face warm under the mask. I like that - it's like I can feel it start to work. It doesn't set hard, you just wait and rinse it off afterwards. (And then, usually, I need to wash my hair because globs of it are stuck in there).
I like this. It does make my face feel softer, and it would be a great stocking stuffer for a teenage girl.
Montagne Jeunesse Dragon Fruit Sauna
I first purchased this product from my local 'Boots' store, for around £1 which was an absolute steal considering how amazing this face mask is.
I loved the face mask so much that I when in search from the rest of the 'Montagne Jeunesse' range. I found their official website via google (www.montagne Jeunesse.com). I was surprised by the range of face masks, hair care products and bath products they have on offer. And all for a very affordable price. I think the priciest product on the website was the 'Slumber party gift pack' which is still an amazing price at only £10.
On first using the 'Montagne Jeunesse Dragon Fruit Sauna' mask I was surprised at how much product was in the sachet, on the website it says there is 15 grams but it seems like much more than that when you are applying it. The mask is very straight forward to apply and feels amazing when you do. The texture of the actual mask it quite gooey but at the same time it is really a pleasant texture. At first I found the 'self heating' feature of this mask quite strange as it began to heat up as soon as it was exposed to the air. However after a while I got used to having a warm face. I kept the mask on for ten minutes whilst I relaxed, and then simply washed it away with water. It came off my skin very easily and left it feeling amazing. My pores were clean and my skin was so smooth and had a nice glow to it.
Overall I would very highly recommend this product. It leaves your skin feeling amazing and for only 31 you really cant go wrong.
I bought a bulk load of these face masks for a discount price recently and have been slowly testing them out to see which ones I like and dislike.
This particular face mask is a dragon fruit mask which heats up as you use it. You apply it as you would most face masks - cleansing your skin with water first and then applying an even layer across your skin avoiding sensitive areas. The pack advises you leave it on for roughly 15 minutes, though I prefer to leave them on a little bit longer than recommended so used this one for 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes you simply wash the mask off with warm water.
This mask warms up and because of this is does not dry hard like other masks, this can make the removal process slightly messier though it is also easier to remove because it is still creamy in consistency. Overall, the application and removal processes were relatively trouble free and as expected given the instructions on the pack.
The mask itself has a creamy consistency and a fruity smell to it which is very pleasant. I would say the mask creates a medium warmth which is about right for sensitive skin uses, though for those with normal skin it might not make enough impact. My skin does feel soft after I have used this mask and after removal it does feel clean and smooth.
These masks retail at roughly £1 which isn't bad for a one off mask. I wouldn't say this is one of the best I've used from the range but it does the job and it only cost me around 20p so I probably have no right to complain.
Overall, an okay mask but probably better for sensitive skin.
Another one of my very favourite face masks from Montagne Jeunesse is the Dragon Fruit Sauna. This costs the same price as the other masks in this range (99p) and I buy mine from Superdrug. It's a great way to pamper myself and give my face a bit of a treat once a week or so. I think I must have tried just about all of these masks in this range and this is one I really do like to use. I liked the sound of this mask as it contains fruits such as kiwi and dragon fruit (obviously) and it sounded like a great way of freshening up my complexion as it was starting to look a little dull and lack luster due to lack of sunlight and fresh air, after being cooped up indoors all winter.
As with all of the Montagne Jeunesse masks I use, I apply this when I am in the bath. The reasons for this is simply because I find them easier to use when in the bath, they can be messy (or the way I use them can be messy) and then it's nice just to lie back and relax in the warm water and let the mask do its work. I love the colour of this mask, as it's a bright vivid pink and really eye catching. I'm sure I must look lovely lying there in the bath with my face and neck slathered in bright pink gunge but this really is a lovely mask to use. The smell is delicious too, and as soon as I rip open the little pack, I am hit with a delicious fruity fresh smell and it's so nice it actually smells like a fruit salad.
The consistency of the mask is slightly on the runny side when you use it but it's still easy to apply it to the face and neck and it doesn't go off running in all directions. I always make sure I leave out the delicate eye area and also avoid my mouth (I don't want to eat this). I lie back and wait for about fifteen to twenty minutes for this mask to work. I was surprised that it has little seeds in it, which I suppose are designed to have a mild exfoliating action when the mask is applied to the skin. There aren't a lot of seeds, and they don't hurt when I apply the mask, but I can feel them as I apply it nevertheless.
The thing that surprised me about this mask is that it heats up. I suppose that is where the dragon reference comes from. As I lie there waiting for it to cleanse my skin and close up my pores, I can feel a definite slight warming of my face and neck. It's only a very mild sensation but it is there and it actually feels quite nice.
Afterwards I rinse my face and just gently pat it dry. My skin feels wonderfully soft and smooth afterwards. I don't think it particularly does anything in terms of closing up my pores, but it does a lovely job at cleansing and I also think that the mild tingling and warming effect actually helps to stimulate the circulation of my skin, giving me a nice glow afterwards.
This is definitely one of my favourite face masks in this range and I have used this particular one lots of times now. It's my treat to myself and forms part of my weekend pampering session.
I love this mask and I really do highly recommend it if you are looking for a little cheap way to treat yourself some time.
I like to pamper myself and use lots of lovely products on my skin. I have seen the Montagne Jeunesse products in supermarkets for years but never actually bought one so I thought I would give the brand a go as it seems quite cheap and cheerful. I started with the Dragon Fruit Sauna.
What does the product do?
The product promises to give your skin a flaming good clean using crush Dragon Fruit from Central America and Kiwi Fruit. It claims that it will remove make up, oil and impurities from the pores leaving your skin fresh, clean and smooth. The product is cruelty free and vegetarian approved. The product is suitable for use on all skin types.
How do you use the product?
Before use, you are instructed to cleanse the skin with only water and to leave the skin wet. You then need to open the sachet and dispense the contents into your hands before applying the product to the face avoiding the eye and mouth area. You need to leave the product to get to work for between 15 and 20 minutes before rinsing it off with water and patting the skin dry. The product should be used weekly and no more.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a sachet which is easy to tear open. On the front there is a picture of a girl wearing the mask and she has two dragon fruits covering her eyes. At the top there are some pictures of the included fruit and on the back more information about the product is provided. The product costs only £1 per sachet and you can buy them from supermarkets, stores such as Superdrug and some online websites.
Application and Performance
The product is easy to squeeze from the sachet and the product comes full enough for one application. You can smell the product straight away and I must say it is completely fruity and delicious. It is sweet without being so sweet it becomes sickly and it is evident without being overpowering. The colour of the product is striking and it is a hot pink just like the inside of a Dragon Fruit. It's not one that you want to be answering the door when it's on your face! It is a beautiful pink colour and you can see some black seeds within the mixture.
The product has a thin consistency which makes it really easy to spread over the skin but it's not so runny that you are going to get into a mess. You can feel the little black seeds and they perform a mild exfoliating action as you massage the product into the skin. Now, maybe this is a bit of slowness on my part, but I thought the firey references where just because of the inclusion of Dragon Fruit. However, it's not. Once on the skin, the product actually starts to heat up. I panicked at first thinking my skin was having a reaction to the product but then though about it and felt silly!
It doesn't heat up a lot and just feels like a tingling warmth on the skin. The purpose is to open up the pores so that you get a really deep clean. It does feel comfortable on the skin and it is easy to leave it on the skin 15 minutes breathing in the lovely fruity scent. It is easily removed using a warm, damp flannel and then I rinsed the excess off with splashes of cold water. My skin didn't feel tight or overly dry after use but I did feel the need to use a moisturiser straight away. My skin felt really fresh and clean, and it was quite soft and smooth to the touch. I didn't develop any blemishes after use and my skin looked in a good condition although it didn't make a massive difference.
All in all, this is a fun product to use which is a bit of a novelty. It left my skin feeling fresh and clean, and also smooth to the touch. It didn't make a huge difference but it did what it promised. It smells completely delicious and looks really pretty too. I may purchase this again in the future but it didn't rock my world enough for it to become a frequent purchase. It's a lovely product but not a necessity.
WHAT IS IT?
A face mask by Montagne Jeunesse that warms up while you are wearing it. It smells very fruity and has got dragon fruit in it so that it is good for my skin.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
You clean your face and neck and then apply the mask in a layer. You leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off. It does not go dry so when you wash it off it splashes sometimes and makes a mess if you are not very careful because it is still quite creamy after 15 minutes.
WHAT I THINK
The best thing about this face mask is the smell because it has got a fruit fragrance that is sweet and it does not lose smell when I am wearing it. I do not think this face mask does very much for my skin and it is not as pleasing to use as the other heating Montagne Jeunesse masks.
I dislike the temperature that this mask reaches because it only warms up by a very small level. I use a lot of Montagne Jeunesse face masks so I know that this is very weak in heat comparing to the others. I think my skin feels best after I have used a sauna mask but this one does not get hot enough to make a difference.
My skin feels soft after I have used this face mask but it does not feel cleaner like it says it will on the sachet. The effect does not last very long either and if I use it in the morning my skin goes back to feeling like normal by the time I go to bed and I think then that I have wasted my time by using it. It has got a nice smell but it needs to have more then that for it to be an effective face mask.
It is good that it rinses off so easy because the cream is very thick and because it is pink I thought it would be harder to get it all off my skin. I think it is very easy though and if you use a motion like you are washing your face with cool water then it will come off without making too much of a mess.
This face mask cost me £1.20. I will use it again because I have got another 2 sachets but I will not buy it again because I think the other Montagne Jeunesse masks are a lot better and this does not do enough for my skin for me to spend time on it.
2 Dooyoo Stars.
I am a big fan of Montagne Jeunesse face masks as I love the variety they offer - exfoliating masks, moisturising cloth masks, peel-off masks, detox masks and self-heating masks -- in a selection of inspiring scents. In addition, I like them because they make use of natural ingredients and are cruelty free, approved by the BUAV and the Vegetarian Society. Whenever I spot a new mask, I am always curious to try it. At around £1.20 a sachet, I find them an affordable treat.
I am fortunate enough not to have any major skin issues but have noticed that just recently I've experienced some flaky patches around the side of my nose and on my chin, probably due to a few blemishes which I had covered liberally with concealer and which, as a result, had dried out my skin. Although it was clearing up okay, I thought that a face mask might speed up the process and give my skin a radiant, smooth and healthy glow.
Dragon fruit is one of the latest ingredients that the cosmetic world seem to be getting excited about for its anti-ageing properties. It is rich in antioxidants and is starting to crop up in skincare products with claims that it can stimulate collagen production, increase skin firmness and reduce age spots. It has long been used in Chinese medicine for smoothing the skin and it seems that the West is catching on to its apparent benefits. Kiwi fruit is also packed full of vitamins and minerals believed to firm, repair and heal skin, so I was interested to see that present in the mask too.
After splashing my face as instructed, I tore open the sachet. On doing so, I had expected to be hit with a waft of fragrance so I was a little surprised that only a very mild aroma was detectable. This didn't disappoint me too much because I am not overly fond of highly perfumed products on my face, but I had been expecting something more obviously fruity and tropical. If you like highly-fragranced face masks, this won't be for you. It would describe it as a hint of fruit, rather than a full-on fruity aroma. It reminded me a little of elderflower cordial.
Not to be deterred, I dipped my fingers into the sachet and began to apply what can only be described as sticky, pink goo to my face. I had expected the texture of the mask to be more 'pulpy', resembling mashed up fruit, but it wasn't like that at all. It was very runny, a kind of cross between diet yoghurt and cough mixture. I found it quite difficult to work with as the combination of runny and sticky meant that I kept having to go back over areas where the product had trickled away.
I usually manage to get two applications out of a 15g sachet of Montagne Jeunesse face mask, but I used virtually an entire sachet in one go due to the fact that I had to keep touching up thin areas where the product had dripped. The whole process was quite messy and tedious.
For me the enjoyment of using a face mask isn't just about the end result but about the whole process, which includes the process of application. I love thick, voluptuous, creamy masks because they are quite therapeutic to apply, but this just went everywhere. I didn't bother to apply it to my forehead as I didn't want to risk getting any in my hair as I was sure it would be a nightmare to wash out.
This is supposed to be a self-heating mask which opens the pores to draw out impurities. However, I was only able to detect a hint of heat for the first few seconds when I was applying the mask. This sensation was over far too soon. In fact, by the time I was ready to put my feet up and relax for 10 to 15 minutes, there was absolutely nothing to suggest it was a self-heating mask at all. This was a big anti-climax, especially in the light of Montagne Jeunesse's claims that it will make you feel "warm to the core." I couldn't imagine it generating enough heat to squeeze any gunk out of my pores at all.
Usually when I relax with a face mask on I can feel it working. With this mask I could feel absolutely nothing going on at all. I had absolutely no sense of it doing my skin good, which was rather deflating as I think a big part of the pampering experience is to actually believe that you are making a difference. There is no heat-sensation, and there isn't any satisfying tightening feeling that you get when a mask dries, making you feel as if your pores are being closed up, because this mask just stays wet and sticky throughout.
If that's not boring enough, there isn't even a nice smell to appreciate while you're relaxing. I really couldn't detect the scent at all once the mask was on. It was faint enough when I virtually shoved my nose into the sachet at the start. Although this mask didn't sting or irritate my skin, it felt a bit grubby to have all this sticky stuff on my face and I was actually counting the minutes, looking forward to washing it all away.
The runny texture of the mask was the most annoying thing about it. The product kept dripping onto my lips which meant I inevitably got some in my mouth, which wasn't pleasant. I was quite pleased I had decided not to apply it to my forehead area as I'm sure that would have resulted in some dripping in my eyes.
When the time was up I rinsed my skin with warm water first and then a splash of cold. At least the mask was easily removed, with no stubborn areas as is sometimes the case. Before rinsing, I massaged the mask into my skin a little and experienced another little burst of heat. I also noticed that the little kiwi seeds in the mask gave my skin a bit of a buff, which was the nicest part of the whole experience.
I felt a desperate need to apply moisturiser straight after, which is quite unusual for me. Sometimes after washing my face, my skin feels sufficiently soft for me to actually forget to put moisturiser on, but after using this mask I felt as if my skin had been dried out and was desperate for a drink. Although a generous application of moisturiser seemed to sort the problem out for me, I would not recommend the mask to anyone who suffers badly from dry skin.
Has it made my skin look more radiant? Well, all I can say is it is possible. The flaky skin areas I mentioned have definitely healed, although they probably would have done even without the mask. My pores look fairly clear and my skin feels soft and I would go as far as saying it has a healthy glow. I haven't noticed anything dramatic though and I have used many masks which have provided as good a result but have been more pleasant to use and nicer smelling.
Although I am always willing to give antioxidant-rich products a go, I can't help but think you might be better off making yourself a fruit salad from dragon fruit and kiwi and getting the benefits internally. As I understand, results are on-going and inconclusive in relation to the external application of these products, in spite of the skincare industry's willingness to convince us that they hold the key to younger looking skin.
With so many other Montagne Jeunesse masks to choose from, I won't be using this one again, although I can't argue with the fact that my skin has looked a little better since I used it.