Product Type: Montagne Jeunesse body care
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Two face masks for 70p? Bargain!
Montagne Jeunesse Face Food Avacado & Walnut Masque
Member Name: pink_glitter
Montagne Jeunesse Face Food Avacado & Walnut Masque
Advantages: cheap, effective
I try to apply a face mask once a week to give my skin a boost. I am not particularly fussy about which brand I use and as I like to try a variety of products, I tend to use a different mask from week to week. The latest face mask I've tried is the Face Food/Chantelle Avocado oil and Walnut Exfoliating mask which I have used two weeks in a row.
If you haven't heard of the Face Food range of face masks, you may be interested to learn that they are made by Montagne Jeunesse, who are known for their range of face masks in sachets. Before being branded Face Food they were called 'Chantelle', a name which has only been dropped fairly recently I think as some places (such as Amazon) still sell them under that name. Face Food is actually their budget line, as not only do they come in at around 30p-40p cheaper than the standard Montagne Jeunesse masks, but you get two sachets for your money rather than just one.
The Avocado oil and Walnut mask is designed to exfoliate the skin gently, whilst 'deeply moisturising' at the same time. It is gluten free, dairy free and suitable for vegans. Although I cannot see anything on the pack to indicate this, the website suggests that this mask is suitable for combination or normal skin types. I used to have very dry skin but bizarrely it seemed to improve overnight for no particular reason, so I'd say my skin at the moment is mainly normal, although I do still get some mild dryness around my nose.
The two sachets of face mask were easy to separate thanks to a perforation down the middle. There is a small notch which aids the opening of the sachet and I found it to tear open easily without the need for scissors, teeth or brute force as is often the case with sachets!
It states on the pack that the colour of the mask may vary due to the natural ingredients it contains, but I found it to be a pale green colour with beige flecks which were presumably crushed walnut.
To use, you simply need to cleanse your face, massage the face mask onto your skin and leave for between ten and fifteen minutes then rinse off. I found that the mask had a slightly fruity fragrance to it and was a fairly thick consistency, yet easy to spread across the skin. The exfoliating particles were few and far between and I could only feel a mild scratchy sensation as I massaged the creamy mask into my skin. Personally I prefer a scrub with lots of grains as I like to feel it working, but this would be ideal for those just looking for mild exfoliation.
I have used this twice now and on the first occasion I left this on slightly longer than the suggested fifteen minute maximum. I have gotten into the habit of removing my face masks with a damp flannel as I find this the easiest and least messy form of removal, however I couldn't find one. As I rummaged through drawers looking for a face cloth I could feel the mask getting tight on my skin, although not to the point it was uncomfortable. The second time I used it, I rinsed off after exactly fifteen minutes and experienced no tightening sensation at all.
The results I got from this mask were impressive to say the least. Being so cheap I was expecting the results to be OK at best, but this product far surpassed my expectations. The immediate difference on rinsing is how smooth and soft my skin felt. Those exfoliating particles may not have felt as though they were working, but they definitely had an impact!
As well as being smoother, I also thought my skin looked much better. It seemed to look brighter and clearer and I thought I looked more awake too if that makes sense. I didn't experience any excessive redness like I normally do straight after using a mask either. Another bonus for me was that my skin felt like I had just applied a moisturiser. I did worry that because it is aimed at combination skin it could be a tad drying but it wasn't at all, quite the opposite.
On a more negative note, the effects of the mask only seemed to last for around twenty four hours which was disappointing but not particularly surprising.
I think one of the best things about this mask has got to be the price. For two 6ml sachets (which sounds tiny but proved to be more than sufficient to cover my face), you will pay just 59p from Amazon or 70p if buying directly from the Montagne Jeunesse website. On the high street I have only ever seen these for sale in Wilkinson's but that was quite some time ago, so I'm not sure if they still sell them.
Overall I am extremely pleased with these face masks. Considering they are as cheap as chips I was expecting them to be pretty average, but actually I think they're fab and they feel like a real pampering treat. I will definitely be buying more of these and would be more than happy to recommend them.
Summary: I'm very happy with this product