I have used quite a few of the Montagne Face masks and one of my favourites has to be their Hydrating Gel Masque. It was the bright pink packaging of this hydrating gel mask that first appealed to me as it really stood out from the others in the large basket they had in Superdrug. I actually bought a selection of different types as it was five for only £1 so it was a bargain I could not resist.
This face mask is a bit different from any other types I have used in that it is not a gel that you simply smother over your face. This mask comes in two parts – a bit for the top of your face and another bit for the bottom half of your face. It is rather like a little mask with holes for the eyes and another one with a hole for the mouth. It is like applying two damp and very fragile pieces of tissue paper to your face. As this is damp when it is applied, there is no fear of of it slipping down your face, even if you walk around with it on and it adheres quite well at least it did for me.
I have used this same mask a few times now and every time I have been well impressed with the results in terms of it making my face feel fresher, softer and smoother after I have used it. II always tend to use my facemasks whilst I am lying down in the bath and this one I leave on for the recommended fifteen minutes and then the mask just simply pulls off from the face in two parts. I rinse my face in very cool water afterwards and I am pleased to report that it does not make my skin feel tight after use as some facemasks can do.
It does smooth lines and wrinkles as it claims to, but most of all it just makes my skin feel so delightfully clean and fresh and I adore the smell which is light and fresh and mildly scented.
I really recommend it.
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 Hydrating Gel Masque.
The packaging for this face mask was a bit different: it was a rectangular sachet, coloured bright pink, with a picture of a woman wearing the mask on the front. The product is described as a rich moisturiser with collagen, and 50p from each purchase goes to Cancer Research in the UK. Montagne Jeunesse products are not tested on animals and carry the BUAV Approved bunny logo. The packaging states that the mask contains plant extracts, which have Omega 3 and vitamins, in order to protect and hydrate skin. Moisturising ingredients soften and smooth skin, while fine lines and wrinkles seem smoother.
I decided to apply the face mask while in the bath, and followed the instructions on the sachet. I cleansed and dried my face, then tore open the sachet and removed the masque pieces. I needed to unfold the two plastic pieces, which were a bit wet and claggy, peel the masque from them, and put them on my face.
The masque is light pink and comes in two pieces. One has eye holes, and I placed this over the top of my face. The other has a hole for the mouth, and I put this on the bottom. It felt rather strange having all this stuff over my face, and I wasn't sure I liked it. The masque had a pleasant faint fresh scent, and felt gentle on my skin with no irritation. However I felt slightly smothered with this on my face, although the sensation wore off and I was able to leave the masque on for the full 15 minute recommended time. It didn't fall off or slip at all, which I put down to the slightly sticky covering.
After use, I removed the masque and threw it away - this is definitely a single use product. I used some toner to clean my skin and then applied moisturiser as usual. I noticed that the masque had made some difference to my skin, which looked brighter, more radiant and even toned. My skin looked, and felt, incredibly soft and smooth. I can't comment on the claim that the product smoothens fine lines and wrinkles, as I don't really have any.
The next day, though I was tired, I noticed that the masque's effects were still evident, as my skin looked bright, even and healthy. This was impressive as I hadn't had much sleep and my skin normally looks a bit dull in that situation.
Overall I like and recommend this face mask. It would be ideal for dry skin as it is very moisturising, yet it worked effectively on my combination skin. It took a while to get used to the sensation of it on my face, but the end result was worth it.
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.