“ Brand: Montagne Jeunesse / Type: Face Mask / Texture: Gel / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Hydrates, „
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.