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I quite like to use a face pack or mask on my face every week or so, finding that such products can help combat some of the problems my troublesome skin will often encounter, such as spot outbreaks, excess oil and dry skin. I have tried and tested several of the face packs from the well known "Montagne Jeunesse" range, with this review outlining my experiences of trying out the "Green Tea Peel Off Masque."
The packaging is pretty unique, and I believe that the distinctive designs and in particular the 'shape' of the Montagne Jeunesse face packs are trademarks of this particular company. The front of the package shows the image of a lady's face which is presumably covered with the product, complete with lemon slices and leaves covering her eyes. It is fair to say this image, together with the bright colours used on the package offer a rather eye-catching design that looks unique. Certainly, I find the Montagne Jeunesse products often catch my eye when I am browsing in drugstores and supermarkets.
There is quite a large range of assorted face masks (and, I believe, assorted hair mask products) available from the Montagne Jeunesse brand, which you can find in good drugstores such as Superdrug, as well as some supermarkets, chemists and discount shops. Prices vary, but you can expect to pay around £1 - £1.40, depending on where you shop. I purchased my Green Tea Peel Off Masque in a local branch of Asda, and I believe I paid around £1 which I thought represented very good value for money. It is worth noting too, I think, that some of the Montagne Jeunesse Masques are provided with enough of the product contained within their pouches to obtain two separate uses from the pouch, although this isn't always the case, and seems to depend on the consistency and thickness of the product in question.
There is a little 'tab' on top of the sachet/pouch which needs to be pulled off to open the pack. Unfortunately, due to limited mobility and weakness in my hands, I struggled to do this and had to resort to using scissors to snip off the top of the pouch instead. This is common practice with products like this one in my experience, and for those consumers with mobility issues like myself, it may well be worth noting that a little assistance might be required when opening this product.
The face masque itself resembles a sort of thin gel-type substance, although I found it had a slightly 'tacky' feel to its texture. It is a pale yellow/green colour, and is completely see through. I felt too that its consistency was thin enough to allow it to be squeezed easily from the opening at the top of the product's pouch. I noticed a rather refreshing scent was evident as I dispensed the masque from its pouch, and this became stronger as I started to apply the product to my face. To be quite honest, I am not particularly familiar with the scent of Green Tea, so I can't comment on whether the masque's scent resembled this aroma. To me, it just smelled rather 'plant-like' but with a pleasant, refreshing air to it that I quite liked.
I found it was easy to apply the masque, as it is not at all runny or overly thin in its consistency. This meant that it was rather easy to 'guide' the product around the face and over the skin's surface by smoothing it around. I found that the masque 'coated' the skin's surface easily, which meant that it only took a few minutes to apply the product to my face. This is ideal, as I have little stamina or patience for products that feel overly 'fussy' or time-consuming. I noted too that by the time I had covered my face with a thin layer of the product, there was only a small amount remaining in the sachet; so no second 'helping' from this particular offering from Montagne Jeunesse, then.
I found that the masque felt quite cool when it was being applied, and this sensation continued whilst the product 'rested' on my face too, although I have to stress here that it did not feel too cold or unpleasant at all. I found it actually felt quite refreshing and slightly 'rejuvenating' to have the masque's cool gel resting on my face. As the masque settled, I found I could still detect the 'herbal' or 'plant-like' aroma I had detected earlier, but now I found I was able to detect a hint of something slightly fruit-like within the scent's core. Examining the packaging, I discovered that the product actually contains "Squeezed Lemon" which is presumably responsible for this element of the masque's scent. This never felt harsh or 'sour', in the way that lemon scents often do, and in fact I found it allowed the product to feel pleasant and natural when I was able to experience this combination of scents. I can't say that I am overly fond of scents that are too 'chemical' or synthetic, so I quite liked the more natural feel of the Green Tea Peel Off Masque.
I found the masque was very 'tacky' during the time it was applied, and this didn't die down once it was resting on my face, either. The texture wasn't unpleasant, and I found that any residue on my hands washed off quite easily with some soap and hot water.
The instructions on the masque's packaging informed me that it should be left on for 15-20 minutes, but I decided to have a long soak in a bubble bath so my masque was allowed to settle on my skin for a little longer than this time. I did give it a bit of a test at around the 20 minute mark and found that there was one or two small 'patches' on my face where the 'gel' had not yet dried up, but this was quite minimal. I was ready to remove my masque some 30 minutes or so after first applying it, and at this point I could see that it had dried up considerably since its application, with it appearing slightly 'cracked' around some areas.
Removing the product was really quite easy and took just a few moments; I was able to peel a small section of the masque around my chin and this allowed me to grip the masque and gently peel it off. You should never pull on the masque excessively as this may cause irritation to the sensitive facial area, but in all honesty you shouldn't really need to apply too much pressure in order to remove the product from your face. In my case, I found it peeled very easily from the skin's surface and it felt quite satisfying to peel it off in small sections, I must admit! After removing the product from my face, I noticed that a little 'residual matter' was clinging stubbornly to my eyebrows and around my hairline, so it was necessary to remove this with some facial cleanser and a little hot water. Doing this took just a moment or two, and I do find that this requirement is quite commonplace with face masques, particularly those that are gel-like and have a 'Peel Off' claim, as these seem to have a tendency to 'cling' to some areas of the face more than others.
After patting my face dry, I was able to instantly detect the softening qualities of the face masque that had left my skin rather soft and surprisingly moisturised. The most recent face mask product that I have been using prior to this one was a Tea Tree offering that felt slightly harsh and with a slight 'drying' quality to it that I didn't particularly relish. This led me to use an intensive moisturiser on my face to alleviate the familiar 'tightness' that overly harsh products will often inflict on my sensitive skin. The Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peel Off Masque in comparison, felt extremely gentle and rather kind to my skin, with no unpleasant tingling or tightness being present at all. In addition, I was extremely surprised to note that my dry (and very sensitive) skin had apparently benefited considerably from the use of this product as the troublesome patches of dry skin that will flare easily seemed calmed instead, and subtly moisturised with no dryness being evident at all.
Even so, I still felt it necessary to apply my usual night time moisturiser and separate eye cream product on the same evening after applying the masque, but there is no real substitute for my nightly moisturiser as far as I am concerned at least, so this requirement should probably not be used as a measure of the Green Tea Masque's softening or moisturising properties. I was satisfied that the "Deep Cleansing" properties of the masque were up to scratch, and although I couldn't really witness any change here in my skin's appearance, I have to be honest and say that I do feel a sort of 'deep clean' has been delivered courtesy of the Montagne Jeunesse Masque. I am able to come to this conclusion based on the fact I have experienced a reduction in the amount of blackheads developing on my skin, in addition to a reduction in the amount of spot outbreaks I have been suffering from. In actual fact, I feel that the Green Tea Peel Off Masque has delivered several benefits to my skin, most notably;
* Softening/moisturising to dry skin
* Reduction in spot outbreaks and blemishes
* Provides a sort of 'detox' to the skin, albeit one without harshness or intensity, which suits my dry and sensitive skin down to the ground.
Based on the results listed above, I have only positive experiences to share within this review, with nothing negative springing to mind when considering the results achieved from the masque's use. I do feel that this Green Tea Masque is absolutely perfect for my spot-prone skin, particularly as it doesn't 'dry' the skin in the same way that many other products do. I have already repurchased the masque for myself, and it therefore comes with my full recommendation, together with top marks in the Dooyoo product rating score.
As you may have seen from my other recent reviews, I am making a concious effort at the moment to improve the condition of my skin and have started a new skin care routine. Part of this routine means giving my skin little 'extras' to further help it's appearance. One of these 'extras' is giving my skin a weekly face mask. This will help to draw out any impurities and close any pores on my face.
This week I chose to use the Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peel Off mask. I used to use these face masks years and years ago and haven't really used one since I was a teenager. This stood out to me on the shelf due to it's unique packaging, and for a pound, it's not much money to pay if it doesn't suit my skin.
The Montagne Jeunesse range look quite unique compared to the other face masks on the shelf. In a wiggly shaped foil packet, they have bright coloured scenes of nature on the front, and have a lady with a face mask on, with her eyes covered by the stand out ingredients in the mask. In this case green tea leaves, lemon, and ginger. This mask contains 10ml, and is a detox and pore cleansing mask, which you can peel off your face, rather than the clay types which you wash off (and are quite messy!). The green tea and ginger have detoxing and purifying qualities, whilst lemon (nature's cleanser) will leave the skin thoroughly clean.
How to Use
I cleansed my face then applied the product. To open the packet you need to pull a labelled circle out of the foil, I found this quite tricky to open and ended up getting the scissors out. Once open the face mask is a green gel, which you apply over your face, avoiding the eye area. The gel is not sticky and has a pleasant cooling sensation which lasts until it is dry. The smell, not over powering, is slightly perfumed but has very fresh tones to it.
I applied this to my face and left for 15-20 mins until it dried. You can tell once it is dry as it changes colour into a more solid paler green colour, and feels tight on the skin. I stretched my face and found this very easy to peel off. It doesn't break into pieces and peels off in pretty much one piece. As I used to love peeling glue off things at school I really enjoyed doing this! One thing which I did which I regretted was get some on my hair line, which really hurt when pulling off!
Afterwards, I toned and moisturised. I didn't put any make up on for the rest of the day as wanted to keep my skin as clean as the mask had left it.
Does it work?
I really liked this facemask, it didn't irritate my skin or cause any breakouts. The cooling sensation left my skin feeling really refreshed. Once removed my skin definitely looked fresher and brighter. It felt a bit firmer and was very soft and smooth. For a pound I am looking forward to trying more facemasks in the range and making this part of my weekly skin care routine.
Having recently used the Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel off mask, I was reminded of how good using a nice peel off masks can be if they are good quality. I decided to try out some others as part of my weekly skin care routine. I went to Poundworld where the masks had been on a 3 for £2 offer, and choose the Green Tea Peel Off as my next one to try. It wasn't a hard choice really, as it was the only one there! Normally the masks, or masques as MJ call them, cost around £1- £1.10 each, although some varieties do cost more - such as the two step masks which I have yet to try.
Although green tea is the "headline" ingredient, a few words running across the top of the sachet tell me that the mask also contains squeezed "lemon". If I had looked at the bottom of the packet I would have seen that it also contains ginger, a fact that would have made me hesitate before buying if I had noticed the fact before I got home. Ginger is not my favourite ingredient but as I wasn't going to eat the mask, I thought I could at least try it out.
According to MJ, the mask is suitable for weekly use and is intended to deeply clean, tone and refresh your complexion as well as offer it a detox. I am not convinced of the benefts of detox in general but I am keen to try any products that offer deep cleansing as I have troublesome large pores near my nose and an oily t-zone. The overall effect is supposed to be more radiant skin and who could argue with that? I can't see any information which suggest the mask is aimed specifically at any particular skin type - my own skin is "combination".
The packaging tells you to cleanse your face before applying the mask, which I did. There is no detailed explanation of how thickly you should apply it but I have found from experience that it is usually best to apply peel off masks quite thickly. This helps them hold together when you come to pull them off, resulting in fewer stray pieces to prise away from your face afterwards. There was enough product in the sachet to use on my face on two seperate occasions, even though I had applied it generously. The mask has a runny gel like texture but appearance wise it reminds me of washing up liquid! It is easy to apply, as it is smooth enough to cover your face without getting your hands too messy. The yellow colour also helps you to see where you have applied the mask already and how evenly. It feels lighter on my skin than a clay mask but cooler and damper. It felt especially refreshing on the second occasion that I used it when it had come out of the fridge. [I store half used packets there.] I would expect this to be a very pleasant maks to use in warmer weather in particular.
The most important thing for me when using a MJ product is being able to enjoy the scent which is usually so fresh and natural. It tends to make leaving the product on your face for the required time a pleasure even if it starts to feel tight. I was surprised that the mask didn't smell as strongly as I thought it would. I could detect no lemon scent at all, which is such a shame as it is a favourite of mine. I also couldn't smell any ginger which was less disappointing for me. The aroma that is there is pleasant, but I would not have described it as green tea myself. It seems vaguely herbal, but like it or loathe it, it disappers soon after appying it to my face. Once the mask is in place, you must leave it in on for 15-20 mins. Then comes the fun part of peeling it away.
While the mask is on, I can feel it slowly drying out and solidifying. This makes the mask feel as though it is tightening ever so slightly on my face, but it doesn't feel too constrictive. If it didn't harden, it wouldn't be possible to lift it off! After having it on for a couple of minutes I did feel that my skin was warm. This caused me concern at first as the mask isn't a self heating one, and I therefore thought it maybe didn't agree with my skin. The warm feeling vanished after another minute though. I touched my face lightly when the time was up - it felt quite dry and looked extremely shiny. Thankfully this is the mask itself, not my skin underneath. I managed to get it off largely in one piece by lifting it away from my face and upwards. That is always the best part of using a peel off product for me, providing it doesn't leave too many bits behind. I washed my face after use, and noticed that my skin looked pink. This soon settles down, and gives you the chance to examine...
The first thing I noticed, even when I was washing my face, was how soft my skin felt. It looked lovely and smooth too. I had cleansed my face before using the mask so I expected my skin to look clean. I didn't expect it to look so glowing though. This mask definitely gives you a radiant appearance. I would have been satisfied with that, but I was delighted to see that the masks claims to be deep cleansing was also correct. My nasty nose pores, as I like to call them, were completely cleared, and they stayed that way for the best part of the week. Overall my skin felt and looked great. I would definitely recommend this mask. I would say it is also worth trying even if you have previously tried other peel off and did not like them. This one is easy to use and remove, and didn't leave any residue behind. It doesn't have my favourite scent amongst the MJ masks but I would happily use it again because the results are so good.
Montagne Jeunesse masks are not tested on animals and they are vegan.
[This review is also on Ciao under the same user name.]
I like to treat myself to a Montagne Jeunesse face pack every now and again as there are so many appealing varieties to choose from and I would get very bored if I used the same skincare products all the time. At approximately £1 for a 10 ml sachet, you can sample a wide range of Montagne Jeunesse treats without breaking the bank. Green Tea Peel off is suitable for combination, oily and normal skin and, according to the manufacturer, will deep cleanse your pores and give you a toned, radiant complexion.
I won't detail the entire list of ingredients, but I shall comment on the most significant ones and their role in skincare. Green tea is becoming a popular ingredient in skin products because it is rich in antioxidants and is believed to combat skin damage caused by free radicals. I think the jury is still out on whether green tea can slow down the visible signs of ageing and at 45 years of age I am somewhat sceptical about any such claims. However, I have been a regular green tea drinker for many years and I think I have decent skin for someone of my age, without too many wrinkles yet. Whether green tea has had anything to do with this, I don't know, but I am happy to take the chance and incorporate it into my skincare routines as well as my diet.
The astringent properties of lemon juice make this mask particularly suitable for those with oily skin. Lemon juice is also believed to lighten age spots and brighten the complexion, removing dead skin cells. Ginger root is another antioxidant so potentially useful in the fight to reverse the effects of skin damage. It also fights inflammation which means that it is useful to clear up blemishes. Aloe Vera leaf juice aids skin healing and soothes inflammation and redness. Ginseng root is valued for its toning and revitalizing qualities and its ability to balance oil production. I thought the mask sounded promising. As is always the case with Montagne Jeunesse, I was impressed by the blend of natural, trusted ingredients.
I cleansed with a facial scrub first then patted my skin dry before applying the mask. Usually when you tear open the sachet of a Montagne Jeunesse mask, the scent hits you straightaway. I was therefore a little disappointed to find that the scent from this product was quite weak. I had to put my nose right inside the sachet to detect anything at all. I could not pick up the lemon at all, which was a big let-down for me as I love zesty citrus aromas. All I was really aware of was a faint, grassy scent with only the mildest hint of ginger. It wasn't unpleasant though. It was fresh and kind of comforting, but not something I would want to sniff over and over again. If you don't like highly perfumed products for your face, this might suit you. However, if you enjoy invigorating scents, this may seem rather dull.
Unlike many face masks which have a rich, creamy texture, this product is pale green and has a consistency and appearance that reminds me of cough medicine. It is extremely sticky and gluey and I can't say that it feels particularly pleasant to stick your fingers into this sachet. I would certainly recommend that you put on a shower cap before applying this mask, so that you can avoid getting any in your hair as it has the potential to make a bit of a mess. I usually enjoy plastering a thick, voluptuous layer of creamy mask over my face, but this one is not so therapeutic to apply. Once you have applied it, however, it does start to feel pleasantly cooling and refreshing on your skin.
With some masks I have used, I've found it difficult to leave the product for the recommended time because as the mask dries, it makes my skin feel uncomfortably tight and even a bit itchy. With Green Tea Peel Off, however, I can easily leave it for the recommended 15 to 20 minutes.
I always like to get the very best out of a cheap face mask by doing all I can to re-create a kind of 'home spa' experience. I light candles, play relaxing music and lie back and relax as the mask (hopefully) gets to work. As I am relaxing, I focus on the sensation of the mask getting drier and drier and do a bit of meditation, imagining that my skin is being lifted and tightened. I focus on the pleasant tingling sensation and imagine that the natural ingredients are stimulating my skin and drawing out all those horrible toxins.
In the past, when I have used a face mask, I have just slapped it on and sat in front of the television, or have got on with household chores while it dries. It is infinitely more enjoyable to use those 15-20 minutes of waiting for the mask to dry to make a little haven for yourself and completely relax. What I like about the Montagne Jeunesse brand is that they actively encourage you to do this. The pictures on the front of the sachets of a woman with pieces of exotic-looking fruit over her eyes may seem a bit ridiculous to some but I personally find them quite inspiring. They always make me want to get the best out of my pampering session and to see it as a fun experience, rather than a chore. So I think these are great masks to choose if you need a bit of motivation to stick to a good skincare routine. I bought some for a workaholic friend this Christmas in the hope that they might just persuade her to take some time out.
The important thing with this mask is to leave it until it has dried completely before you try to remove it. It will only peel off easily if it is absolutely dry, so don't get impatient. When the mask has dried, just loosen it around the edges with your finger, then you should be able to lift it, give it a little tug and it will pull away, almost as if you were peeling off a thin layer of Clingfilm. I must admit, I love peeling off this mask. If you get a sense of satisfaction from pulling off a really big sheet of wallpaper from the wall without tearing it, you will appreciate why it is such fun to remove this mask. (Of course you can't rip this mask off your face as roughly as you would rip wallpaper off the wall. You need to do it gently, but you get the same weird, therapeutic pleasure from doing so.) It's even more important with this type of mask that you avoid applying it to the delicate areas of skin around the eyes and mouth, as it would really hurt if you tugged it there. It can be tempting sometimes to tug it a bit too enthusiastically, so take it easy! I also recommend that you avoid getting it anywhere near your eyebrows as it can be rather painful to peel off in those areas.
I was very pleased how easily this mask came off for me. There was just one stubborn area on one of my cheeks were the mask didn't dry completely and couldn't be peeled cleanly. A quick rinse of my face in warm water got rid of any of the debris. I then splashed my face with cold water, patted dry with a towel and applied serum and moisturiser as normal.
Straight after using this mask my skin certainly felt well cleansed and was extremely smooth to touch. I think it's a great mask to use when your skin is looking a bit tired, for instance if you're getting over a cold, or if you've been stuck inside with the central heating on and haven't been able to get out in the fresh air much. I find it gives my skin a bit of a healthy glow, as if I have been exercising vigorously or been out for a brisk walk out in the open. The mask seems to be quite effective at unclogging my pores and making them look less noticeable. Overall my skin feels toned and healthy for a few days after use. In my experience it does help to dry up the odd pimple, which may be a reflection of the astringent and antibacterial qualities of the lemon juice and ginger.
Of course, it is always difficult to reach a definite conclusion about the effectiveness of a face mask. It's not as if we can conduct a scientific experiment, which eliminates all other variables and leads to an objective view. I can safely say that my skin did feel clean and fresh and my pores looked clearer in the days that followed me using the mask. However, that might have been due to me eating more healthily, drinking more water, getting plenty of sleep, more fresh air, or having some time off work. Perhaps the most positive thing about a face mask is that it makes a woman stop and take some time out to pamper herself. Masks like this can kick start a healthier routine in general, which is no doubt more beneficial than the ingredients in the mask itself.
I would certainly use this mask again. I think the mask is a bargain because a 10ml sachet contains enough for two applications. I put mine in a freezer bag to keep it from drying up and it was fine a week later.
One thing I do appreciate is that the peel off mask does not make a mess of the sink in the way that the creamier masks do, which can splash all over the tiles and and taps and discolour them. You just peel it off and throw it away and there is no messy clean-up job to do in the bathroom afterwards (which, let's face it, rather negates the benefits of a pampering session.)
I would recommend this as an inexpensive treat. I am also pleased to see that it is approved by the BUAV, as I disagree with animal testing. It is also paraben-free and suitable for vegans to use.
This mask is good value for money and in my experience, it brings good results, albeit not particularly long-lasting ones. You probably need to use the mask on a weekly basis if you want to hold on to that toned, revitalized quality.
I've seen the Montagne Jeunesse range of products, with their brightly coloured sachets, in several stores before and have read many positive reviews. I saw a deal on Living Social for a basket of Montagne Jeunesse goodies at a reduced price. It sounded like a bargain, so I purchased one and got an exciting mix of stuff. Among the products were a number of face masks, including this Green Tea Peel-Off Masque.
Like the Cucumber Peel-Off Masque, which I have tried previously, the mask is designed for normal, oily and T-zone skin, and it is claimed that it is anti-stress. 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.
The masque comes in a green sachet with a picture of a meadow and a woman wearing a green-coloured mask with lemon slices over her eyes. The sachet is bright and eye-catching and in line with the rest of the range. The masque contains uplifting green tea, healing root ginger, reviving lemon and natural minerals to leave a deep cleansed, toned and radiant complexion.
In order to use the masque, you should cleanse your face, apply the masque, leave for 15-20 minutes and peel off. It was clear in colour - not the green it appears on the packet - and had a clean, fresh, slightly citrus scent. My face felt a bit tight after a while but I had expected this from this kind of masque.
After the allotted period, it was time to remove the masque. I didn't manage to get it all off in one go, but it was very satisfying to pull large pieces of masque from my skin. This meant that removal was a much less messy process than usual - I just put the peeled-off masque in the bin and used cotton wool soaked in toner to remove any last traces. I followed with my usual moisturiser.
My skin felt very clean and fresh after using the masque. I didn't experience any skin irritation at all and my skin looked glowing - it did look and feel as though the masque had pulled away the rubbish from my skin. I could see the effects for a few days after using the masque. My skin tone appeared more even, radiant rather than tired, while my oily T-zone was much less shiny, even my nose, on which the pores appeared much less noticeable.
I was able to get three uses out of this masque, one per week, which was impressive and shows what good value for money it is.
I've tried several masks from Montagne Jeunesse, with varying results. The peel-off ones are probably my favourites so far, as both this Green Tea masque and the Cucumber one made a real and positive difference to my skin. This is a masque that I will certainly be repurchasing in the future, and I recommend it particularly for oily and combination skin.
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 have discovered a new found love for the Montagne Jeunesse range of face masks. I am constantly picking them up as I purchase them on offer. Having tried out some of their peel off masks before and being impressed, I decided to try out their Green Tea version and see if it would leave my skin with good results.
The price of these masks is very good for a nice little treat. I have seen them ranging from around 70p to £1.30 depending on where you purchase them. They are widely stocked throughout supermarkets, bargain stores and places such as Boots. I get mine from Home Bargains where they are on offer at 3 for £2.00. I think this is a fantastic saving, and I always stock up on them. The price of this as far as I'm concerned is great.
As shown in the image, the mask comes in a sachet. You just need to peel it open at the side and dispense the product on to the palm of your hand or fingertips. Then apply all over the face. I love applying these face masks, and this one did not disappoint. It comes out in an almost gel format, and it is almost clear in colour, with a slight green tinge to it. When applied on to the face, it rubs in nicely and there is plenty in the sachet to cover the whole face. When applying, be sure not to get your eyebrows, lips or hairline to make it easier to remove. I found the application process very easy and not too messy so I was impressed.
As this is the Green Tea and Ginger scented face mask, I was quite intrigued as to the scent. Normally, I opted for extremely fruity or sweet scents, so this was quite a change for me. The main ingredients within this mask are green tea, ginger and lemon which combine to make such a lovely, fresh fragrance. It is a very subtle fragrance, which I found nice to help relax and unwind. It is difficult to describe the scent exactly, but the best word to use would definitely be 'fresh'.
Personally, I suffer from quite oily/combination skin. The best thing about this mask is that it is targeted for people with combination skin, oily skin and normal skin so is perfect for everybody. I could already feel it starting to work within minutes of application. The time suggested to wear this face mask is 15 - 20 minutes. I personally like to leave it just a little over 20 minutes to ensure it is all dry. I did feel my face starting to tighten, and it was lovely to just relax a little. As my skin is oily, the tight feeling made a nice change, and I could really feel the mask starting to work on the skin.
One thing I prefer about these peel off masks is that I find them much easier to remove than your typical wash off one. Not just this, but they are much more fun! Once all my face had completely dried, I simply peeled off the mask. It did not peel off in one go unfortunately, but it was all off within a few peels. I did find that a bit got stuck around my hairline, but this soon washed out in the shower. I love peeling off these masks, I find something really fun and addictive about them which reminds me of when you used to peel off glue from everything as a child!
The results of my skin after peeling were fantastic. Instead of my usual oily skin, it had firmed and tightened much more and was feeling much softer to touch. I was really impressed with how well my skin looked after use. It had a much more glowing look about it, and I would give the results 10/10.
The only negative I can point out about this product is that the peeling off can get quite messy if it has not dried properly. I personally enjoy peeling off the mask, but when you have loads of little bits everywhere I know it could get annoying for other people. Other than this, the face mask has no faults at all.
Overall, I am extremely impressed with this green tea and ginger peel off face mask from Montagne Jeunesse. It is easy to use, and a nice treat for your skin. The results of my skin were fantastic after use, and I will definitely be going back to purchase another one of these. Thanks for reading and hope it helps.
Ever since my teenage years I have taken good care of my skin where I will routinely cleanse, tone and moisturise. My skin was oily when I was younger, which is something I absolutely hated, but it has been to my benefit as I have grown older and I am now fast approaching 45 with soft and smooth skin and only a few fine lines situated at the corners of my eyes.
My skin can now be described as T-zone where I experience oily patches on my forehead and nose and dry patches on my cheeks and neck. I adore the Swansea based company, Montagne Jeunesse, as their quirky products contain natural ingredients and are generally a joy to use. My family and friends are well aware of my passion for beautiful toiletries and as a result, I was delighted to receive a large selection of face masques for Christmas with this review discussing Green Tea Peel Off.
I adore using all types of face masques, but those that I find most favourable are the ones that can be peeled off or those that offer a warming sauna sensation. Green Tea Peel Off is presented to us in a single use 10ml sachet and if you are familiar with this range you will be aware of the colourful image of a smiling female who tends to wear certain items on her eyes to depict the main ingredients contained within the mask.
I prepared my skin in readiness for my mask where I thoroughly cleansed then carefully pinned back my hair as I frequently find loose strands have embedded themselves into the drying product. I have considerable experience with the products within this range and I noticed that the usual tear section was missing although the sachet was easily opened. Montagne Jeunesse always provide a disclaimer on the reverse of the sachets where they state that the contents may differ from the image shown. Whilst the beaming female has a face plastered in thick bright green the appearance of the mask was a pale lemon/lime gel. I was unsure of what fragrance to expect as I'm unfamiliar with the aroma of green tea and due to the appearance of the product I had expected it to be considerably zesty.
The reverse of the packaging states that the mask contains uplifting green tea together with root ginger and squeezed lemon, which will subsequently, deeply cleanse and tone the skin. However, I find the aroma rather difficult to describe, as whilst it is extremely pleasant I could barely detect anything specific, which I found a little disappointing. The mask was easily applied although my skin initially stung ever so slightly, but the sensation soon vanished. I often find the 10 ml sachets a little too much for a single application, so I keep the remainder for use at a later date, but I only had enough for one use in respect of Green Tea.
We are advised to relax for 15 - 20 minutes as the mask works its magic and within about 5 minutes I could feel my cheeks and chin beginning to tighten due to the mask drying. I love this sensation as I feel that the ingredients are ironing out my fine lines, but of course, that's all in my mind! Although the mask isn't marketed as delivering a warming sensation, I felt my cheeks heating slighting due to the tightness; a feeling I found very comforting and relaxing. I'm unsure why the packaging shows the female wearing a green mask as the appearance of mine was totally different and as it dried it became clearer and looked as if I had plastered my face in UHU glue!
The mask fully dried within the given timescale and I always begin to peel from my neck upwards to prevent any wrinkles. It's always somewhat of a challenge for me as I try my hardest to remove it in one piece, but I always get caught out with my eyebrows and end up picking out small pieces. However, I battled with this one as it kept breaking and I ended up having to try and remove very small pieces, which I found extremely frustrating. Whilst we are not advised to do so I always rinse my face afterwards with a little warm water followed by a splash of cold to close the pores.
The mask left my skin feeling wonderfully clean, fresh and cleansed, but I always tend to experience a little dryness with peel off masks, particularly around my chin and neck area, so I need to apply some moisturiser. Whenever I use masks my skin gives a radiant and healthy appearance and I feel confident that they are doing some good, particularly due to their natural ingredients. I would definitely recommend Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peel Off although it loses a star from me due to the fact that it was a nightmare to remove.
I do not intend listing the ingredients, but would advise that the majority of them are natural. Montagne Jeunesse do not test any of their products on animals and they are BUAV approved. The empty sachet can be recycled once empty. Montagne Jeunesse masks are available in stores such as Asda, Superdrug, Boots and Home Bargains and tend to retail at £1.10 each. However, I will always wait until they are on offer when I can normally obtain three for the price of two.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
I have tried the Montagne Jeunesse range before and really enjoy using their face masks as they are fun and the lovely descriptions on the packaging makes them sound very appealing. I was lucky enough to receive a whole bunch of different masques through a Facebook competition, and this Green Tea & Ginger Peel Off is the one I've used most recently. The masques are available to buy in most high street beauty stores and will cost around 99p for a 10ml sachet.
This item is described as a detox and pore cleansing masque with squeezed lemon. Montagne Jeunesse say: "Re-energise your skin with natural minerals, uplifting Green Tea, healing root Ginger and reviving properties of squeezed lemon, to reveal a deep cleansed, toned and radiant complexion. Detox with this treat weekly."
Recommended directions for use: Cleanse, apply, relax for 15-20 minutes, peel off.
I like to give myself a good pampering when I am using a face mask, and these Montagne Jeunesse face masks always feel like a nice indulgent treat. To begin with, I made sure that all traces of make-up were fully removed and I then went about applying the masque. The packaging opens easily with a small tear-off section in the corner, but this masque is a different formulation than usual, being designed to peel off, and it is very runny and messy. I found that it dripped out of the packaging and made quite a mess when I was applying it.
Usually these face masques 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 masque came in a slightly smaller 10ml size pouch, and it covered fully over my face and neck. There was not any excess left over, but there was a small amount of waste where it had dripped out of the packaging when I opened the pouch.
The mask itself is clear with a slight hint of yellow colour to it. There is a medicinal sort of scent that was tolerable but not enjoyable, although this disappears as soon as the masque is removed. It has a thin and runny gel-like consistency, which is easy to spread around but required quick fingers to avoid drips. It has a cooling effect upon the skin and my face did feel a little cold while the masque was still moist. It did not give me that nice relaxing, pampered feeling that I like to get when using a facial treatment, because it just feels slimy, cold, and drippy. It changes in texture as it starts to dry out, and as it dried on my skin I began to experience some tightness. It forms a filmy layer which when fully dry can then be lifted at the edges and peeled away.
This should be left on for 15-20 minutes. In some areas, particularly around my mouth and jawline, the masque was dry and ready to be peeled after 15 minutes. Annoyingly, there were other areas, including my cheeks and underneath my chin, where the masque took a lot longer to dry, so I kept it on for a full 25 minutes before I could start peeling. It comes away easily and is quite a fun process - if you enjoyed peeling spilled PVA glue off your hands as a child, then this is the grown-up beauty regime equivalent! It's sort of a novelty and it does look strange seeing the resulting layer of face mask once its removed.
I actually had two of these Green Tea Peel Off masques, and used one per week for two successive weeks. The first time I used the masque I wondered why I had bothered, as it did not seem to do a single thing for my skin. I did not notice any deep cleansing results, and my skin did not feel smoother, softer, moisturised...or any other effect that I would expect after using a face mask. When I used the masque the following week, it was a different story. Unlike the previous week when my skin had been in fairly good condition anyway and I didn't get any visible results, this time my skin had rapidly transformed into an awful, deprived mess. I'd had a bout of food poisoning and along with not getting enough good nutrients and neglecting my skincare routine my skin was looking pretty bad. After using the masque for the second time I was a lot more impressed. My skin felt cleansed, renewed, smoothed and softened - much more like what I was expecting in the first place! Based on my experience it seems like this masque is better used as a rescue treatment when my skin is in a bad state to begin with, rather than a boosting treatment for normal skin as it doesn't give anything extra. I'd use this again if my skin was in a bad way and needed some TLC, but I don't think it's one that I'd use frequently as part of my normal routine.
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I love my skincare products and like to apply a face-mask every week or so when my skin's not feeling in tip-top condition. I really like peel-off masks as they feel like they're getting rid of all the gunk from my face and giving it a good clean.
I purchased this face mask in Superdrug for 99 pence, and at the time there was an offer running on the various Montagne Jeunesse face masks where five could be bought for £4. The mask comes in a single-use sachet, containing 10mls of the product.
It is very easy to apply - you simply cleanse your face and spread it in an even layer over your face, avoiding your eyes. The sachet contains a generous amount of the product, with more than enough to cover my face pretty thickly, and I ended up with quite a bit of product left over. I wanted to save some for another use but the sachet made this unpractical - one criticism I have of this mask is that I'd rather buy it in a bottle or dispenser that would allow me to use the amount I need and save the rest for later uses to prevent wastage. Once applied, you leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes and simply relax whilst it's doing its work.
The mask is transparent in appearance, with a slight yellowish tint. It has a pleasant, subtle, citrusy smell and you can certainly detect the notes of lemon and ginger. It makes your face look very shiny when applied and tightens up as it dries, making it awkward to move your face - I wouldn't recommend talking or eating with the mask on!
After 20 minutes or so the mask is ready to peel off - my favourite part! As long as you don't apply too thick a layer, the mask peels off easily, usually with the majority of it coming off in one go. If, like me, you've accidentally applied some over your eyebrows or over stray hairs, you may have to remove little bits separately but on the whole it's quick and simple to remove.
The mask leaves my skin feeling smooth, supple and soft. Peeling it off makes my face feel squeaky clean and my skin appears bright and refreshed. I wouldn't say it has a dramatic effect on the appearance of my skin, but I certainly notice an improvement in the texture of my skin.
For 99p, this mask provides a cheap, relaxing deep cleaning experience for your facial skin, leaving skin feeling well cared for. I'd highly recommend this product.
I was pleasantly surprised in using this mask. It left my skin feeling refreshed and calm, also left me feeling a little bit more relaxed and calm after a stressful week of exams at university.
I am a big fan of Green Tea in general, whether I'm drinking it or using it in products, there is a certain freshness to it I love, and its thankfully included in the mask.
The mask was easy to apply, if not a bit sticky and gloopy, but there was more than enough for my face and neck and it washed off my hands pretty easily, so there were no worries there.
I used the mask right after scrubbing then cleansing my face, so it became a part of my routine, ensuring my skin looked a bit healthier after use, which it did. It felt fresh and rinsed like the build up and use of so many types of product had literally just peeled away.
It may sound slightly sadistic and disgusting, but peeling of this mask has a curious satisfaction, as you feel your face become immediately fresher and feeling healthier, its like your pulling all of the rubbish you have ever thrown on it away.
Five out of five from me. A decent mask with lovely refreshing finish.
Every now and again, I like to pamper myself - and a must when pampering is a face mask! I have tried the Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peel Off a number of times - mostly because I see it when I'm walking round Tesco's and, as its only around £1, I tend to think "Ohhh, why not....I deserve it!".
The face pack comes in a foil packet which is attractively decorated (as above) with bright colours which stands out on the shelf. Each foil packet / sachet contains 10 mls which is enough mixture for one generous application of the face pack. Because it is foil packed I find that the mixture is always fresh and remains nice and cool - which feels great when it is applied to my face because the cooling sensation is actually really soothing, especially in the summer months!
The mixture itself is transparent but with a hint of cucumber-green infused in it. It is fairly thin and smooth in consistency - and kind of like the consistency of slightly beaten egg whites. Because the mixture is quite thin, I do actually find that application can be a little sloppy and messy when applied with my fingers. For that reason, I have taken to tipping the mixture into a ramekin dish and using a blusher brush to apply it to my skin - and that actually makes it a lot easier and less messy (although it does tickle my face a little!).
The aroma of the face pack is very pleasant - and ultimately smells deliciously fresh. The smell of the green tea is fairly strong, although not overpowering, but the smell of the lemon and ginger (which are also listed in the ingredients) is very much less evident. When the face pack is first applied to my face, it feels very cool and refreshing - but as the face pack dries, I find that the drying effect makes the mask feel quite tight, and that is a sensation I actually don't like very much. For that reason, although the pack instructs me to leave the mask on for twenty minutes, I have to say that I never let it stay on for that long and usually remove it after about ten to fifteen minutes.
To remove the mask it simply peels off....which is actually quite fun and is removed easily. I like to rinse my face afterwards also. I do have to say that afterwards my skin does feel really nice.....cleansed, moisturised and given a new lease of life. The only disappointing thing is that I don't feel that this feeling lasts very long. If I put it on in the evening, by morning my skin feels back to how it did before - and so its really not very long lasting. Having said that, if I'm preparing to go out for the evening then this is great to use as a preparative tool!
Yep I think I definately have a Montagne Jeunesse facial mask problem now, I honestly did not realise I had tried so many and lucky me there are still lots more to try!
So here is another one of my Sunday night mask treats again it costs 89p from Home bargains or 99p from other chemists. It comes in a 10ml sachet the same as other ones. This one is designed to re-energize my skin by using natural minerals, green tea, ginger even a bit of squeezed lemon.
I use it the same as the others:
Tie my hair up and clip fly away bits out of the way.
Wash my face so it's clean to begin with.
Tear the sachet and squeeze out in this case the light green sticky liquid which does not look like the icing on the face lady on the picture lol. Make sure I avoid my eyebrows!
Sit back relax for 15-20 minutes.
Wait til I can feel the mask drying.
Pull some funny faces in the mirror to release the dry mask.
Then pull the mask off.
Use a wet flannel to remove any sticky bits which maybe left behind.
Dry face and thats it done.
This mask is another great one I like the peel off ones because they do leave my skin feeling like a layer a dead skin has been lifted which is what I like.
This mask is designed for use once a week as I have so many I change to a different one each week so I get a different treat each week.
My only tip for these is to not use them in the bath because the heat tends to stop the face mask from drying properly.
So here are the ingredients for this one just incase you are allergic to to anything in it best to know before hand so here they are:
Aqua(Purified water), Polyvinyl alcohol, PPG-1-PEG-9 lauryl glycol ether, Sodium citrate, Propylene glycol, Parfum(Fragrance), Fresh lemon, Glycerin, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice, Camellia sinensis (Green tea) leaf extract, Panax ginseng root extract, Oenothera biennis(Evening primrose)flower extract, Zingiber officinale (Ginger) root extract, Algae, Fucus vesiculosus, Maris sal, Citric acid, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Benzyl salicylate, Benzyl alcohol, Dehydroacetic acid, CI 19140 (Yellow 5)
5 stars another great face mask for a relaxing Sunday night.