Product Type: Montagne Jeunesse body care
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A powerful berry peel off masque
Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off
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Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off
Date: 16/03/12, updated on 16/03/12 (86 review reads)
Advantages: fun to peel off, gives a deep clean and smoothens skin, nice scent
Disadvantages: messy to apply, feels cold
This item is described as a deep cleansing masque. Montagne Jeunesse say: "Pulped pomegranate, passion flower, raspberry, grape, cranberry & vitamin E are anti-oxidants that help protect skin, while pores get a deep clean peel-off!"
Recommended directions for use: Cleanse face and dry. Apply thinly and evenly over face and neck with fingertips, avoiding eyes, lips and hair. Relax for 10-20 minutes or when totally dry gently peel off masque (never pull). Wash off dry stuck bits with water. Pat dry. Use weekly.
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 my face but there was not enough for my neck as well. There was a small amount wasted where it had dripped out of the packaging when I opened the pouch.
The mask itself was not like the vibrant purple colour depicted on the packaging, but was more of a bright red colour when I applied it. The packet states that there may be variations in colour due to the natural ingredients used, so I wasn't too bothered by this, I was more worried that it looked like I had been in some sort of Face/Off scenario once the red stuff was covering my face! It has a very strong fragrance that was noticeable the whole time the masque was on, and it was a nice fresh and fruity berry scent. It has a gel-like consistency and was not quite as smooth as the peel offs that I've used before - this one was more like rubbing jam onto my face! 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 10-20 minutes. In some areas, particularly around my mouth and nose, the masque was dry and ready to be peeled after the 20 minutes. Annoyingly, there were other areas, mainly my cheeks, centre forehead and chin, where the masque took a lot longer to dry, so I kept it on for a full 30 minutes before I could finish the 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 masque once its removed.
I decided to use this particular face masque as I was in need of its promise of providing a deep cleanse. I'd had a fairly hectic weekend away, and my post-party skin was starting to show a couple of blemishes forming. After using the masque my skin was given a pure clean feeling and felt really refreshed. It was also much smoother to the touch and looked healthier. It did help to clean up my complexion, and drew the impurities out from my couple of blemishes, and they cleared up around a day after so this was a great quick fix. It also really seemed to prepare my skin for the moisturiser I used afterwards, and this sank easily into my skin with a better absorption than usual. I was really impressed with the results that I got from using this Passion Peel Off face masque and think it is another high quality, good value for money skin treatment from Montagne Jeunesse.
Montagne Jeunesse are against animal testing, and have been approved by BUAV and the Vegetarian Society. Keep your beauty cruelty free!
Summary: A refreshing and cleansing post-party skin treatment