Knowing how much I love all things pampering related, my husband rather kindly bought me a selection of Montagne face masks as one of the presents in my Christmas stocking. Having a night out over the weekend I thought it would be nice to treat my skin before hand and the face mask I opted for was this dead sea mud pack option. On the sachet this mask promises to provide deep cleansing properties which draw out impurities in the pores and I was certain that this was just the pick me up that my rather pale and tired looking skin was in need of.
I have to admit that I really like the packaging for these face masks regardless of which one I choose. This particular option is very brightly coloured with its red and pink packaging and the front of the pack shows a lady with a rather turquoise looking mask on her skin. The presentation certainly stands out from a crowded shelf and is a nice change to the more standard whites and blues that you often see in my opinion. Each face mask is presented in a neat little sachet which provides enough product for one treatment and the sachet opens easily via a notched section at the top with which to tear the sachet open.
Before I used this face mask I did ensure that my face was clean and dry and that I had put on a hair band to scrape the hair off my face. Once I was feeling relaxed and ready to go I opened the sachet ready to start applying. The first thing that struck me when I opened my sachet was that the colour of the mud mask was not nearly as turquoise as the picture on the front but was rather a pale blue shade. This wasn't a problem of course, it just meant that my face looked less bright than that of the illustration. The clay like formula inside the sachet smelt lovely with quite a strong smell which was predominantly of lavender with hints of a fresh and clean fragrance which I attributed to the sea salt and seaweed ingredients. Since becoming pregnant I have found that a lot of smells leave me feeling sick and in need of fresh air, however this particular fragrance was pleasant and I was more than happy to breathe it in.
I began by applying this mask to my forehead and working my way downwards until my whole face was covered in a thick paste. This face mask was easy to spread on with my fingers and during application I found that the clay felt incredibly cooling on my skin which was very relaxing and enjoyable. It is worth noting at this point that I didn't use all of the mud within the sachet at the weekend and therefore believe it possible to use half and store half for next time should you apply a thinner layer. Once covered, I left the mask on my skin for 15 minutes (Montagne advise between 10-15) and then rinsed it off using a sink full of warm water and a wet flannel. I found that whilst drying, my skin began to feel a little itchy underneath the mask although it was amusing to do facial expressions and watch the clay crack. The mask rinsed off my skin quite easily although I did find traces of it afterwards around my hairline so it is well worth having a shower or bath afterwards in my opinion to ensure every trace is removed.
Once removed from my skin I found that my face felt fresh and clean and that my skin had a slight glow which hadn't been there before. It also felt incredibly soft to the touch which I attributed to the fact that it had been well cleansed. Now, two days after applying my skin still feels soft and glowing and has not erupted in spots which I often find is the case when I use purifying face masks.
When I have seen these masks in my local supermarket they are generally priced at around £1 which I consider a great investment particularly as a little pick me up once a week. Montagne advise that this particular mask is used once a week, but personally they have so many great masks to choose from that I just use which ever one I fancy at the time.
This is a great little mask and one which I would certainly buy again and as a result it does come recommended. As a result of my review this mud mask earns an excellent five stars from me.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
This is yet another discount bundle face mask that I purchased recently for roughly 20p. I tend to use a face mask 1-2 times a month but generally opt for a larger bottle/tube rather than these individual ones. Seeing such a big discount though I decided to give these a go and am working my way through the collection.
This particular mask is designed for oily skin and in particular t target the t-zone. I don't have especially oily skin but I do like more intensive face masks so I was keen to give this one a go. As instructed I cleansed my face with water first and then evenly applied the product all over my face, avoiding my eyes. I left the on for 20 mins, a little over the recommended time, until it was completely dry and then rinsed off with warm water.
The mask was a bluey greeny creamy coloured paste, it had a clay like feel to it and had a light fresh scent to it. The mask gives an immediate cooling sensation when applied which is lovely and it is easily applied. The mask took around 10 minutes to begin to dry and then around 20 to fully dry. I love the sensation of having a dry face mask on as it gives my skin a tightness I like and it helps me to feel that it is really working.
Once removed my skin felt very smooth and soft and had a lovely clean and clear complexion all over. My skin felt very clean afterwards and even better once I had applied some of my regular moisturiser. I do have to say I didn't find this as intensive as the sachet suggested which is disappointing as I have used other intensive masks in the range that were better. That said, it did get good results.
Overall, this is a nice mask but perhaps not as intensive as suggested.
I've used a load of the face asks in the Montagne Jeunesse range and one of the first ones I ever tried was their Mud Pac one. This mask comes in a two pack so that there are enough applications for two goes and it's great value for money as they cots only a fraction more than the one-pack sachets. This pack costs £1.10 and the one packs cost 99p.
This mask is easy to apply and I have even applied it by candlelight as it's a blue colour I can see exactly where I'm putting it. I use it over a freshly cleansed skin which I like to leave slightly damp, as I feel that this helps the mask to adhere to my skin much better. It's quite thick in consistency but I prefer this as it means it doesn't get splattered all over the place whilst I am trying to slather it on.
I like the lovely cooling sensation this mask gives to my skin almost as soon as I first apply it. I wasn't really expecting this so it came as a rather pleasant surprise. I can also detect just the slightest mildest tingling sensation as I lie back in the bath and wait for it to work.
Fragrance wise, it's a little difficult to tell where this one is going. Each time I have used it I swear I have detected a different fragrance. There is definitely a fresh seaweed type of smell to this mask but there is also the slight fragrance of lavender oil, which is quite relaxing and soothing.
I wait usually for about fifteen to twenty minutes before I remove this mask with warm water. I comes off easily and then I just gently pat my face dry. Afterwards my skin looks and feels lovely and soft and smooth and certainly feels exceptionally clean.
This is perhaps not one of my favourite masks in this range as I prefer the fruity ones best, but it certainly makes a pleasant change and it even has the ability to close up some of those annoying open pores I have around my nose.
Overall, it's certainly good value for money, it's widely available (I buy mine from Superdrug) and I do recommend this one too.
WHAT IS IT?
A face mask from Montagne Jeunesse that comes in a sachet containing 2 applications.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Wash your face using a gentle cleanser and rinse. Leave your skin damp and apply the Mud Pac, you should leave it on for 10 - 20 minutes. It is quite a thick face mask and like clay so it feels quite sticky on my fingers and my face straight after I have applied it but that feeling doesn't last for very long.
WHAT DOES IT SMELL LIKE?
This Mud Pac has got kelp and seaweed in it so it smells quite salty and there is a fresh seaside smell. It doesn't smell very strong and after I have applied it I can't smell it at all. I think this is good because a lot of the Montagne Jeunesse face masks smell very sweet and that makes them unsuitable for a lot of people who do not like strong or chocolate smells.
WHAT I THINK
I think this face mask is not very luxurious to use but it makes my skin very soft and my face feels clean after I have used it. I have never had a bad reaction from using it so it suits my skin. It feels nice while I'm wearing it and it is quite invigorating so I use it in the morning or during the day.
It is easy to rinse off with warm water but it is very bright in colour when it splashes so I am always careful to use wiping motions first. It sticks in some places and then I use damp cotton wool to remove it instead of rubbing with my fingers.
My skin always feels smooth and clean when I use this face mask and I can tell that it is cleaner than when I first used the cleanser. I like the feel of the skin on my cheeks when I have used Mud Pac because they go smooth and powdery but it is effective over the whole of my face. My skin does not feel very moisturised bur it feels cleaner and very soft.
These Mud Pac sachet face masks cost £1.10 and you can get 2 applications out of a sachet or use a thick layer for it to feel more special. I always get 2 out of this one because the benefits aren't any better by layering the mask thicker, but the sweet and chocolate ones I use a whole sachet because they feel more luxurious when they are thick on my skin.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
I have been using these facemasks in sachets for about a year now, once a week. My skin is very important to me and Montagne Jeunesse face masks have never let me down. I have used other products that come in sachets before and there doesnt ever seem to be enough. The first time i brought this product, i brought 2 so i can prevent the same thing happening but i found that when i used enough for my face there was enough left for another treatment. The price is very good as well for what you get. When the mask is on, this particular one (mud pac) gives your skin the cold, tingling, clean sensation. It is not irritant and has not brought me up in spots, thats very good going. I will continue to use this product as i cannot see that there is any other masks on the market which can compare to the quality of this mask. Again i must mention the price, for a spa style treatment which you would pay £50-£100 for i think around about £1 (the most i have paid for one) this is very good. Also very easily accessible because this is available in most supermarkets as well as beauty shops.
I love enjoying a little "me time", which I feel is important to us all and something I'm definitely in need of following a busy and stressful week in work. My "me time" normally consists of one hour of peace and quiet every Sunday where hubby knows that he should not disturb me and it is during this period of peace and quiet that I spoil myself with some beauty products. I own a rather large stash of items as I tend to bulk buy my favourites when they're on offer and in amongst my face packs was Montagne Jeunesse's Mud Pac with this review discussing my experience with using it.
We are provided with 20g of product contained within a curvy shaped sachet and as with the entire range there is a colourful image of a smiling female displayed on the front. She always seems to enjoy wearing a few bright green leaves, which are strategically positioned on each of her eyes with Mud Pac showing a few blobs of fancy looking mud and some pieces of seaweed delicately resting on top. The masque is intended to anti-stress, which is perfect for me, as I seem to become stressed rather too often, so anything that is alleged to help always sounds good to me. The image on the packet displays the face mask as vivid blue, but as natural ingredients are used for all of their products Montagne Jeunesse advise us that the colour of the contents might slightly differ. There are a few masks contained within their range that I have been rather disappointed with, but the deciding factor of this one for me was the Dead Sea mud content, which is known for its benefits to the skin.
As directed I thoroughly cleansed my face with warm water to ensure that the pores remain open and tore open the sachet along the perforations. The pale blue mask was of a fairly thick and creamy consistency and as I applied it to my skin I was immediately able to witness the authentic and calming lavender aroma, which is one of my favourite fragrances, particularly for relaxation. I would describe this face mask as wonderfully fresh as it offered coolness to my skin as I lay back and relaxed for the required 10 - 15 minutes. As a result, this would be perfect for using during the warmer weather as it definitely made my face feel cool and fresh as soon as I applied it to my skin. I was pleasantly surprised with the cool sensation, particularly as I've used a large number of this brand's face masks and never before have I experienced one like this. I would describe the feeling as similar to that of drinking a cold glass of water directly after cleaning your teeth when you experience that wow factor.
I cannot admit to witnessing the aroma of fruit oils, but I'm sure I was able to detect the seaweed, particularly as I've used The Body Shop facial products containing this ingredient. I find that the 20g sachets often provide too much product for one use and as my husband didn't want to partake in using the remaining mask I decided to slap it thickly onto my face. As I lay back and allowed the face mask to work its magic I inhaled the beautiful vapours and could feel the lavender aroma sending me to a very calming and relaxing place. A problem I sometimes experience with face masks is that I experience a slight stinging sensation, particularly on my cheeks, but using this was totally problem free and it dried in approx fifteen minutes. I would have left the mask on for longer, but an unbearable itch on my forehead meant I had to remove it with warm water, which was a relatively easy task. The only problem I find with these masks is that due to their thick consistency they tend to gather under my long fingernails.
I always complete my face mask regime with a splash of cold water to close the pores and gently pat my face dry with a towel. My skin felt fully cleansed and rid of any grime and impurities as well as being incredibly soft and smooth and what I loved is that a delicate lavender aroma was evident for a good hour after removal. Although my skin felt moisturised I chose to apply a moisturising product, particularly as I frequently suffer with dry patches on my cheeks and chin. I suffered no adverse reactions when using this mask, which has since become another firm favourite of mine and as a result, I have made further purchases. As a result, Mud Pac receives my full recommendation together with five stars.
There is a rather lengthy list of ingredients and whilst I do not intend listing them all I would advise that the mask contains seaweed extracts, lavender oil, fruit oils and Dead Sea salt. The product has not been tested on animals and Montagne Jeunesse products carry the little rabbit logo to evidence that they are BUAV approved. The sachet can be recycled once empty.
Montagne Jeunesse face masks tend to retail at around £1.10 - £1.20 per sachet and are available in stores such as Boots, Home Bargains, Superdrug and Asda. However, they are frequently available on a 3 for 2 offer.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
As you may have seen from my other reviews I am a huge fan of Montagne Jeunesse face masks. This particular mask is one of the first ones I ever tried. It is one of the original ones they made before all the new and exciting ones came out.
This particular mask is for normal to oily skin. It contains clay, seaweed and dead sea salt. It doesn't smell particularly nice, it reminds me of soil. You need to cleanse your skin with warm water only and then spread evenly over your face and neck. This mask has a thick consistency and is bright blue in colour. As I have said on my other reviews I found that a sachet contained too much and I kept half to use again. This mask unlike some others does dry on the skin and if you spread it too thickly you have to leave it for longer than the 10-15 minutes recommended.
I tried to relax after I had applied this mask as it says it's anti stress. However I really struggled too as it burnt my skin a little. I thought it may be the natural ingredients getting to work. I do have sensitive skin which can get dry at times. As the mask dried it became quite uncomfortable. My skin felt itchy and tight. I decided to rinse it off immediately. The mask was a pain to get off, I ended up splashing blue water all over my bathroom, I would recommend going in the shower to rinse it off or using an old flannel.
After rinsing it my skin felt really tight and I noticed that where the mask had been my skin was red. It took a few hours to settle down. Over the next few days I broke out in spots. This didn't agree with me at all!
I personally wouldn't recommend this, I am not allergic to anything as far as I know I just think it was too intense for my skin. My mum had a similar experience and she has very oily skin. If you have senstive skin your better off sticking to the masks that don't dry as they are more moisturising to the skin.
On a recent trip to Boots, I popped a handful of Montagne Jeunesse face masks into my basket. This particular one was a new entity to me as I'd never tried it before but I was intrigued by the fact that it contained Dead Sea Mud and promised a deep cleanse. As someone with very oily skin that regularly suffers from blemishes, blackheads and large pores (and someone who can't resist the temptation to buy yet another 'miracle' product that might help with those!), I figured I may as well give it a whirl. I've liked the vast majority of Montagne Jeunesse masks that I've previously used butiIf nothing else, I figured that it was only £1 (slightly less) down the drain if it did nothing useful for my skin.
THE LOOK AND SMELL
The mask is a light blue-green shade that doesn't bear much resemblance to the bright blue mask on the sachet. On opening the sachet, I was immediately hit with the smell of the Dead Sea Mud, which smelt rather strongly of sea salt. This smell was powerful at the start and I wondered if I'd be able to cope with it until the mask was fully dry but thankfully it faded and was barely noticeable by the time I washed the mask off. I don't know if it was just my nose getting used to the smell though. I wouldn't say that the smell is particularly unpleasant; I just found it a tad strong in the beginning but that may just be because I'd never used the mask before.
In comparison to other face masks from the Montagne Jeunesse range that I've also used, this one seemed to take longer to start feeling 'tight' as it was drying. I would say that it took around 20 minutes to feel fully dry, which is longer than the 10-15 minutes stated on the back of the sachet but given that this is supposed to be a deep-cleansing face masks that opens up pores and deals with impurities, I was reluctant to remove it before it had had chance to work properly. When it did eventually start to dry, it did so more quickly in some areas than others so I found that it was 'tight' down the sides of my face and across my chin before the same became true on my nose, cheeks and forehead. The 'tight' feeling was mildly uncomfortable at first (especially as it happened more quickly in some areas and the rest of my face had to play catch up) but at the same time, I felt reassured that it was drawing excess oil out of my pores as a result. So, was this actually the case?
My pores definitely looked less enlarged after I washed the face masks off. For the most part, my oily skin is very prone to large, open pores and this was one of the reasons why I picked up this particular option. It did this do this in the short term but I've also had this effect from several other face masks (notably The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask that I recently reviewed) and at first, I didn't feel that this face mask did anything more than anything else that I've used despite supposedly being deep cleansing. On the plus side, it didn't dry out my skin as much as The Body Shop face mask and I didn't feel the need to apply some moisturiser afterwards so the Dead Sea Mud must be kinder to the skin than tea tree.
I was more impressed with what happened the next morning. When I had my usual look in the mirror after getting up, I noticed that a few rather stubborn blackheads around my nose and on my chin had either shrunk or disappeared. Absolutely nothing I'd previously tried had done anything to temper these so that was very pleasing. My spots also looked less fiery, which I was also quite surprised about as I'd forgotten to use my night lotion and was expecting to see that a) at least one spot would have reared its ugly head and/or b) the existing ones would look as bad as normal or worse.
To sum things up, I was only mildly pleased with the results straight after using it and had decided not to bother buying it again but after seeing some positive effects the next morning, I think I'll buy a few sachets, use it on an intermittent basis when I've got stubborn blackheads (that aren't on my nose as I use blackhead removal strips for those) and continue using my tea tree mask the rest of the time.
I was going through the Montagne Jeunesse website to see which of their products I haven't tried yet and I found this one for 99p. I am working my way through the range so I can compile my must haves.
I did end up buying quite a few products from the website but my skin has been particularly greasy this week and I have had an outbreak of some spectacular spots so I decided I would see what this mask would do to help. It is meant for normal, oily and t-zone skin to ultra deep pore cleanse. The mask contains deep cleaning Dead Sea mud and sea kelp nutrients to draw out impurities and open blocked pores.
The mask is suitable for vegetarians and is BUAV approved. It is gluten and nut derivative free and contains no added parabens. It has anti-stress aromatherapy oils so a skin sensitivity test is recommended before using the mask.
Directions for use:
Thoroughly cleanse face with warm water only to leave pores open. Apply evenly to face and neck with fingertips, avoiding the eyes and lips. Lie back, relax and destress. Leave on for 10-15 minutes or until dry and rinse with water before patting dry. Use weekly.
The mask is a pale bluey green and is a bit runnier than some of the other Montagne Jeunesse range. It smells like the sea and I would call the scent sea breeze if I had to give it a name. It is not a feminine smell so the mask is unisex in my opinion. It really does smell nice though and I found it very relaxing. The mask is easy to apply to your skin as the consistancy allows it to spread easily over your skin. I had more than enough of the mask in the sachet to get a thick coating on my face. I found the mask very cooling on my skin and it didn't sting when I put it over my spots. The mask continued to feeling cooling on my skin for about 5 minutes but which point it had started to dry.
My mask had totally dried after 15 minutes and as it dries the smell fades a litlle bit. The mask does tighten on your skin as it dries but this is not an unpleasant feeling. I foudn the mask easy to remove and was amazed by the results. My skin looked really clean and was grease free. My blackheads had gone from my nose and my pores were definitely a lot smaller. My skin was soft to the touch and very smooth. My spots looked less red. This mask definitely does what it says it will do and I will be buy another one today. I certainly recommend it.
The third and latest Montagne Jeunesse facial treatment I have tried is the anti-stress Mud Pac, which claims to 'ultra deep pore cleanse', and is designed for normal, oily and T-zone skin.
What the company say: 'We've harvested ultra deep cleansing Dead Sea Mud to draw out impurities and open blocked pores to leave skin feeling cleansed and soft'.
I bought mine from Boots for 99p, but I have also bought Montagne Jeunesse products from Tesco and Asda in the past, and they are often on a 4 for £3 offer. A full list of retailers can be found on the Montagne Jeunesse website.
~~ Packaging ~~
The product comes in a 20g bright pink foil sachet which shows a woman with the mud pac on her face. As with all Montagne Jeunesse masks, the sachet is very brightly coloured, making it stand out amongst similar products, which tend to be more clinical looking. The picture on the sachet shows the product as being a very bright turquoise colour, and spread very thickly over the woman's face.
It is Vegetarian Society Approved, as well as being BUAV approved (meaning that the manufacturers are against animal testing).
~~ Application ~~
The instructions tell you to cleanse your face with warm water only, to leave pores open. You then apply the pac evenly over your face and neck with your fingertips, and leave on for 10-15 minutes or until it is dry.
I found that it was much runnier than I had expected from the picture on the sachet, which had indicated that it had a consistency similar to that of a thick icing. This wasn't a bad thing though, as it wasn't too runny to stay put once applied, and not too thick to spread over my face evenly. The sachet contains enough of the product to achieve a good, even, fairly thick layer over the whole face and some of the neck.
The colour of the product is more of a duck egg blue, rather than the bright blue portrayed on the front of the sachet. The reverse of the sachet shows a more realistic representation, with photos of the mud pac in use.
The fragrance is lovely. It's a very clean, refreshing scent, and is a bit like a mild aftershave, though not overly masculine. It does contain lavender and bergamot oil, but I wouldn't say that these are the fragrances I could identify. It is the kind of fragrance that I would love to find in a bath foam or shower gel.
Whilst I was relaxing as it dried, I felt that it produced a very slight tingling on my skin, and had a cooling effect. This, combined with breathing in the lovely refreshing fragrance, made the experience all the more relaxing, as a pampering session should be.
I did leave this one on longer than the stated time as it did take a little longer to dry fully (around 20-25 mins), and when it had completely hardened and was beginning to crack I rinsed it off with warm water and a flannel.
~~ Results ~~
My face felt extremely clean and refreshed afterwards, without feeling tight or dry. I could still smell the lovely fragrance after I had patted my face dry, and my skin felt very soft.
I will definitely be buying this one again, as it is my favourite from the range so far. Of all the Montagne Jeunesse facial treatments I have tried, this was by far the most pleasant and relaxing experience, and the results are a very close second (I have yet to find one that beats the chocolate mask).
My skin felt in need of a pick-me-up last night, so I figured it was time to crack open the last of the Montagne Jeunesse face masks I'd got for Christmas. The 'Fudge Sauna' had been a hit, the 'Cucumber Peel Off' a miss, so I wasn't sure what to expect from the 'Dead Sea Mud Pac'. Certainly the picture didn't look too enticing- a woman's face covered in bright turquoise goo, with leaves and coral where her eyes should be. Yikes! Plus it is recommended for normal, oily and T-zone skin, whereas my skin tends to be dry.
Tearing open the plastic sachet, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the soft clay that came oozing out was in fact very pale green and not the luminous blue I was expecting. It looked much more natural and altogether more inviting! Usually, getting a Montagne Jeunesse mask out of its gaudy sachet is a messy business- you tear, you squeeze, and the goo oozes out all over the place and you have to scrape it up. This mask was much better- being so thick and clay-like, oozing was minimal and I was able to catch it in my fingers as it came out.
It smelt lovely- that clean, fresh smell that you always associate with the sea, despite the fact it smells nothing like sea water! It does in fact contain seaweed extract and dead sea salt (in amongst a list of chemicals), but I think the scent was down to a combination of lavender and bergamot oils with the added 'fragrance'.
The packet recommended cleansing the face with warm water before applying the mask, in order to open the pores. This done, I began slathering it on. I loved the clayish coolness of it, and the thickness was just right- enough to generously coat my skin whilst being easy to spread on. I could feel my skin tingling as I applied it, and the fresh scent certainly woke my nostrils up!
After leaving it on for the recommended 10-15 minutes, it was mostly dry and cracked when I smiled. Wiping it off with a wet flannel, I was pleased to see my skin didn't look red or irritated at all. And it had a pleasantly tight feeling, although this did turn to a dry feeling after 15 minutes or so. But it was fine after a lick of moisturiser, and I didn't feel it had aggravated my dry skin too much.
Looking in the mirror this morning, I was pleased to see my skin looking fresher and brighter than before, and the two spots that had been brewing on my chin had subsided a bit. It certainly felt like my skin had been given the 'ultra deep pore cleanse' promised on the packet. Best of all, the sachet was generously filled so I've got some of this mask left. I will certainly be using it again, and would recommend it to anyone who wants to give their skin a refreshing boost! For around £1 per sachet, it's well worth it.
This stuff comes in very attractive,luxurious packaging this is initially what swayed me into buying it and now i am glad to say i will be purchasing it on a regular basis. I am usually not one to spend money on things like this because quite frankly i just never believed they would do what they claimed to do. I have bought expensive products before and wound up being rather disappointed and not to mention broke from splashing out on them and only to find there no better than other ones of the same idea which have more reasonable price tags anyway.
I do believe this is slightly expensive it wont break the bank off course but i previously just couldn't bring myself to part with the money for them because they are almost two pounds where i usually shop and i wasn't aware that there was so much supplied in the sachets either . I always wanted to try them though because the packaging of these products does draw you in especially for this particular product its very eye catching with its red and pink background coloring and picture of a woman with her face covered in blue mud and various other things including leafs on her eyes, she appears very relaxed and after all who doesn't like the fought of some time to relax? Who doesn't want to pamper themselves? This seems to offer that with its claims of anti stress wrote in vivid ice blue colored writing and for that reason its very appealing and the fact that one of its main ingredients is dead sea minerals only makes it more appealing as i have heard good things about it.
WHAT DOES IT CLAIM TO DO?
It claims to be relaxing and to have benefits of anti stress and also that it provides deep pore cleansing and that it will be revitalizing and leave your skin feeling toned and smooth.
ARE THESE CLAIMS TRUE?
OK well first thing i will say and probably the only negative thing i can say about it is that as with many things the picture you are shown on the front is nothing like how the stuff actually appears when it is on your face. I expected quite thick easily spreadable creamy bubblegum blue mud on my face and the reality of it is a powder blue almost on the white side colored mud that is not quite what the cover of the product leads you to believe but then what ever is? The claim of deep pore cleansing is indeed justified. It certainly did what it promised there. It may not look like it does on the cover but it is still lovely and after you have used it your face feels very soft and smooth but what about its claims that your skin will be revitalized and toned? Well revitalizing means restoring something to new life which i would interpret as meaning that it causes your skin to be in better condition than it was prior to your use of it. Does it do this? Yes in my opinion it certainly did my skin felt lovely after using it and it did appear more toned , healthy and even glowing and this effect lasted a long while too. It still feels nicer and softer today after having used it and an added bonus is that it smells quite pleasant too.
HOW DOES IT FEEL AND IS IT EASY TO APPLY?
It has a light creamy feel to it it certainly is not a thick substance which it leads you to believe when you look on the front of the packaging it appears as easily spreadable and thick as nutella chocolate spread which i use as a example because on the cover you see it on her face and it looks like it has the same sort of thickness but it unfortunately is far from it due to this It takes more than a few layers to get real good coverage but luckily there is a very generous amount supplied meaning i still had some over after i was finished. I was slightly disappointed because i did want a nice thick mask to relax in and also for the humor value because i think they look rather odd on and i fought it was funny when i wandered downstairs and was met by the rather curious expressions of my other family members who weren't aware i was putting it on.
As i am writing this i suddenly remember miss doubtfire when she pushes her face into the cake in her fridge and pops her head up and says oh hello dear even the cake she uses gives a thicker mask than this does. This sort of freezes your face and causes it to go stiff which is a rather peculiar feeling but overall it feels very relaxing and comfortable and its very enjoyable to use.
WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW?
This mask should be applied avoiding the eyes and mouth so it should only be applied to the surrounding areas. It did not sting or irritate my skin at all although i still advice those with allergy s to be careful and make sure all of its ingredients agree with you because it does warn you to first test your sensitivity to natural oils by applying a small amount to the inside of your upper arm and it also advices you to leave it at least 5 minutes and if a allergic reaction occurs then it advises that you should discontinue use of it. It also warns that its not to be used on babies or younger children.
HOW LONG DO YOU KEEP THE MASK ON.
The mask should be applied and left on for 10 to 15 minutes.
I found it was not as easy to remove as i previously assumed it would be. It takes a lot of water and scrubbing to fully remove it as it is quite stubborn and really sticks to your face which is a good thing for it to work but not quite so good when your trying to get it off lol.
Even though some things weren't quite what they appeared to be it is still something i highly recommend for several reasons. One of them being that it actually does do what it tells you that it will and i was very satisfied with the results. So many other products claim to do what this does and have no effect whatsoever. This does Its fun to use even though its not quite so fun to remove lol but its more than worth putting up with that because after applying it my skin felt a lot better and another reason why it is great is the fun fabulous sachets they come in they are very colorful,pretty to look at and they make you feel like you really have got your moneys worth and also in each sachet there is quite a lot of the product supplied.
Montague Jeunesse Mud Pac - Mer Morte Masque a la Boue (that translates as Dead Sea Sediment Mask- so no wonder they put it in French), is, in my opinion one of those special treatment day masks. You know the days I mean when you are going to do a top to toe "me" session.
It feels and looks as if it is doing your skin good. It is great for use on normal skin with an oily T Zone to achieve an ultra deep pore clean.
The mask contains de nutrients de kelp marin- that's seaweed to you and me, and we have all heard of the nutrient benefits of seaweed.
I met a lady in Eire, who came down to the shore a couple of times a week to collect seaweed to bathe in, she admitted to being no spring chicken- but her appearance said otherwise - her skin was amazing.
To open your pores and thus benefit from this deep cleanse, you should first clean your face with warm water- (just warm water mind- nothing else allowed). Then, as with all masks avoiding the eye area, apply the mask all over your face and neck using your fingertips. I like to apply this when I am soaking in a hot bath- makes me feels extra pampered. Lay back and relax for 10-15 minutes until the mask has dried and rinse off with water.
Now the rinsing off will take a few minutes- but underneath you will reveal a clean healthy looking skin, that also feels soft, (that must be the seaweed), the fifteen minutes rest will have done you no harm either.
They recommend you use this product once a week- but I am sure that for most of us finding the time to spoil ourselves is not a weekly agenda item.
As soon as I use my mask, I put the need for another on my shopping list, so that as and when I can next take time to chill, it is ready and waiting.
The mask costs 99p and I bought mine fom Superdrug, but they are available in most chemists.
The product is approved by The Vegetarian Society, which is what drew my attention to it in the first place. It also bears the no testing on animals logo.
So looking forward to the next time I get to use it already.
Try it and feel the difference- or should I say " Vive la difference"?
The Montagne Jeunesse Mud Pack is exactly how you would expect a "Face Pack" to be- it is bright blue, thick like mud and it does actually make your skin feel refreshed, firmer and slightly less stressed.
These sell in most supermarkets, wilkinsons, suerdrug, Boots- most toilettries stockists will sell this for around 97p per pack. You can get around 2 uses out of each pack, if you smooth out the top of the pack and fold it over it will keep for a short while. I found there was just too much to use it all in one go.- so it is a good product for you to share too- if your boyfriend or husband laughs at you with this on, get him wearing it too (you know he secretly wants to).
Apparently it contains ultra deep cleansing dead sea mud to draw out impurities. It does certainly make yuor skin feel smoother and refreshed. The application time is apply then leave on for 10-15 minutes. Some of it will dry, some of it will not. Like any clay looking face mask, you will need to rinse and rub to get this off. Using a wet flannel can help if you get bored of the removal time! But of all the face packs I've tried over the years, this is a good one.
I bought this face mask at boots and it was only 99p so even if I didn't like it, I wouldn't have wasted much money at all.
This product comes in a very colourful and oddly shaped sachet. There's a picture of a lady wearing the mask (in a very, very thick layer) with leaves and sea shells over her eyes. The packaging is definitely eye-catching as it's so bright and colourful.
The Montagne Jeunesse website describes this product as follows: "Deeply cleanse your skin. When you tear open the sachet you are flooded with the fresh fragrances of Lavender, Sweet Seaweed & Dead Sea Minerals. Lavishly apply and relax as impurities are drawn out and blocked pores opened for a deep clean".
So on the back of the sachet it read that I should apply the product in an even layer over my face, avoiding my eyes and lips and then just leave it to dry for about 15 minutes or just when it's clear that the mud mask had dried throughout.
The sachet was quite tricky to open and I ended up tearing a big piece from the top. There are marks where you can open it, which should make it easy to do, but that didn't work for me. Anyway, I didn't end up getting the contents everywhere, which was good.
The product was a very pale blue colour and no where near as vibrant as on the picture. The consistency of the mask was not very runny and kind of like a smooth paste, which was good, because if it had been more of a liquid, it would have gone everywhere when I tore open the packet.
The scent was quite pleasant; it did remind me of the sea. So I spread it with my fingers onto my face, as evenly as I possibly could, avoiding my eye and lip area. I then let it dry and luckily my skin didn't get sensitive or irritated like it does with some other products I've tried. On the sachet it said that it was suitable for oily and t-zone skin and so I figured it would be ok for me to use too. If I got irritated, I could just rinse it off right away.
So this mask dries to a hard clay and you can tell which parts have dried as they're lighter than the rest of the face. I let this dry until every bit of the mask was the same pale blue colour and then went to rinse it off. It said on the packet to rinse off with lukewarm water, which is what I did.
I found that it rinsed off easily and left my skin feeling smooth and soft.
I found that this mask really did make a noticeable difference and my skin feels softer and smoother than before I used it.
I would highly recommend this face mask as it is very cheap, ideal to take on holiday as it comes in separate sachets, you can get up to 3 uses from each sachet and this mask really does work.