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Montagne Jeunesse Peach Kernel & Walnut Exfoliating Masque

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Brand: Montagne Jeunesse / Type: Exfoliator / Subcategory: Mask / What it does: Cleanses, Exfoliates,

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      31.05.2010 19:12
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      A great scrub

      As many of you know I love the Montagne Jeunesse range of products as they are affordable, easy to find in most shops and the majority of them work really well. I bought this mask from the Montagne Jeunesse website for 99p. If you spend over £7.50 on the website you get free P&P.

      The exfoliating masque with peach kernel and walnut is suitable for normal, oily and T-zone skin. I have T-zone skin so I hoped that this product would remove some of the oil. The mask contains walnut shell powder to gently exfoliate your skin to leave is clean and smooth. As it contains lots of natural oils and extracts, the packet recommends that you do a sensitivity test before using it on your face, just to make sure there are no allergic reactions. This mask is suitable for vegetarians and is BUAV approved. It is also gluten free.

      Directions for use: Thoroughly cleanse face and evenly apply mask with fingertips. Massage for a minute, avoiding eyes and lips. Leave on for 10 minutes. Massage once more for a minute and rince with water. Pat dry. Use fortnightly.

      My skin was looking really dull before I used the mask as it was the work pay day party on Friday and I over indulged. When I opened the packet, my first thought was of the lovely fruity smell that emerged. The mask is a pale yellow in colour with load of small brown specks of walnut shell. You would be forgiven for thinking that you had just squirted St Ives Apricot scrub from the sachet. I found it easy to apply to my skin and the consistancy was just right. It was thick enough to stay on your skin without dripping off but still easy to massage in. You can feel the walnut shell pieces doing their job but the mask feels really thick, creamy and rich and this prevents the walnut pieces being scratchy on your skin.

      I found the mask comfortable on my skin while I was waiting for it to clean my skin. I was able to play games on my laptop without any of the mask falling off on to my keyboard. It didn't dry out at all on my skin so I was able to move my face without worrying about the mask cracking. The fruity smell stayed with the mask for the entire time too which was lovely. I found it a really relaxing process.

      After the 10 minute waiting time, I found that I only had about half the mask on my face still as the rest had soaked into my skin. I was still able to massage the remainder of the product into my skin without it feeling rough or scratchy. I used a flannel to help get the mask off and found this process easy too. My flannel was also easy to rinse clean afterwards. I gave my face a final rinse with cold water just to get rid of the last few pieces of walnut shell.

      I was very pleased with the results, my skin looked plump and glowing. My cheeks normally get quite dry but after the mask my skin felt even all over with no dry or oily patches. My complexion looked really fresh. My skin was soft to the touch and the mask had removed the last bits of spot that I had left. I was still able to smell the fruitiness on my skin for over an hour after removing the mask. The slight bits of redness I had before using the mask from a few spots had gone and I looked my brighter than before. I would definitely recommend this mask.

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        08.02.2010 20:50
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        Montagne Jeunesse Peach Kernel & Walnut Exfoliating Masque

        Me and my mom are feeling ill again today so we decided to give ourselves a pampering day treat. Glass of wine (un-alcoholic for the pregnant mother lol), some good-bad TV and best of all a face mask. This is the last but one of my moms Montagne Juenesse set and Ive been wanting to try it out for ages so I was chuffed that I got to today. So we settled down, out on Jeremy Kyle and started to apply one of these masks each.

        A Bit About The Product [According To The Packet]:
        This mask is packed with exfoliating beads that are said to leave your skin feeling silky and smooth. The mask is supposed to feel so creamy and glossy that when you apply it to your skin along with the subtle scents it will perk not only your skin up but also your mind!
        The smell of this mask is also meant to linger on your skin for hours afterwards which is better than most Montagne masks.
        For normal to dry skin and specifically designed for your t-zone area.

        This mask is suitable for vegans and is dairy and gluten free.

        Application:
        This can be a messy process because it is contained in a tiny sliver of plastic and you have to scoop it out with your fingers. You just scoop out generous amounts of this cream and start to apply it all over your face and neck trying to cover every part of the skin evenly.

        Then I think your meant to leave it on for about 15 minutes but I usually sit there for at least half an hour with one of these masks on.

        Me and my mom both got a full mask each out of this packet to Id say there are at least 2 if not 3 applications out of this one 20ml packet.

        The Mask:
        Unlike the last mask I used this had a really creamy texture to it. As soon as I opened the packet I was greeted by a really gorgeous smell (more on that in a minute) which made me even more certain that this mask was going to work really well. As the mask is so creamy it goes on your face really evenly and thick which is great because you dont have to keep doing more layers on your face. The texture is a lot like thick yogurt and is a slight peach colour which is very soothing and calm.

        The little beads that are contained within the mask are actually a little larger than I had imagined but when your applying it you can feel it exfoliating your face already. Now as this is an exfoliating mask its best if you really rub it into your skin when your applying it because then it will work better and not only will it leave your skin fresh and clean it should remove any dirt or dead skin you have on your face.

        The Smell:
        Now I was about to start writing about how nice the smell of this was when my mom put in her opinion. I really liked this scent and rather than any walnut scent (even though I cant exactly remember what walnuts smell like) I could just smell a really subtle peach scent which in my opinion smelt gorgeous and really fresh.

        My mom on the other hand just told me she wasnt keen on the smell (thought it was too strong) and preferred other Montagne masks to this one. So I guess its all down to the individual, some like me will love it and others like my mom will detest it.

        Getting It Off:
        This only take about 1 minute tops and all you do is rinse your face with warm water and then towel dry. Some people like to apply some moisturiser after washing it off but if Im honest I dont really think you need to.

        The Results:
        I think the results I got from this mask were amazing. My skin felt firm, fresh and really clean. It actually felt a lot softer as well which I think had a lot to do with the little beads in the mask so they do make a lot of difference I reckon. Even looking at my skin in the mirror it looked a lot brighter and more awake and because I used this before applying my make up I think it gave me a great, smooth and best of all clean base to work on.

        When I read the packaging and it said that the smell would linger I didnt really think it would and I really wasnt expecting it to, but in this case I was pleasantly surprised. Even after I had washed this off my face and applied my make-up I could still smell the really light, fresh smell of peaches and it lasted a good few hours after that so I was dead chuffed.

        Price & Stockists:
        This mask is around 79p from Bodycare stores, I think it is stocked in shops like Boots & Superdrug but not as cheaply.

        Overall Opinion:
        Im definately going to be using this mask again as it has very quickly become one of my favourites out of the entire range! This mask made an astounding difference in not only the feel of my skin but the appearance as well so for me its an all round winner. The fact that the smell lingered for ages afterwards only made this an even bigger success for me and I highly recommend this to women or men of any age!

        Thanks For Reading

        x0 Salz 0x

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        17.07.2009 14:47
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        An active and pleasant face masque, but no miracle.

        Montagne Jeunesse has a very simple premise of natural face care. They haven't diversified like other companies with the same basis but have stuck very much to the vast range of face masks.

        It comes in a rip open 1 use packet for about a pound. This contains 20ml of masque which is far far more than you need!!! I find with any of these products you are best to put them on over a sink or when in the bath as I do find I get loads of the fluid dropping off my face!!!!

        This masque itself is a sort of pain peach colour!!! The smell does have a sweet tint, but reminds me of porridge, more than anything else!!!! It is not unpleasant though and due to the ingredients is a non chemical scent.

        The beads were not painful and were fairly sparse within the cream. The instructions said to rub them in for 1 minute and then leave for ten. Although I could feel the beads on my skin they didn't hurt, but also didnt seem to do too much with regard to removing dead skin, however as I left the mask I could feel that my skin did feel tighter and felt warmed and freshened. When I took the mask off my skin was slightly red but felt soft to the touch.

        The morning after the facemask, my skin was awful!!! All red and the spots looked HUGE. However since, this has improved rapidly - hopefully the mask was dragging all the stuff out of my skin. I wouldn't want to do this as a regular product, but it does seem to help, and although my complexion is not great, this does seem to destroy some of the spots!!! It left my skin softer and after a few days more even and a few less spots.

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        08.10.2008 18:02
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        give it a go, could work for you, smells lovely

        I've only tried this masque once, because I didn't get on with it as well as I had hoped. I normally love, love, love these masques and got on with most of them brilliantly! However, I think my skin might be a bit too sensitive for this one? Not sure. It reads on the packet that it can be used on combination and t-zone skin, which mine is. I wouldn't say I'm particularly sensitive, though at times, especially in winter, my skin needs extra moisturiser to look "normal".
        I found that this masque smelt very nice but was a bit sticky when applied to my face and that was one of the reasons why I couldn't keep it on for the recommended time. Then when I tried to rub it in to exfoliate, my skin didn't feel very comfortable, so I rinsed it off right away.
        I usually love Montagne Jeunesse masques but this one didn't really do it for me. I might try again in a few months, as I still have a sachet of it... maybe the results will turn out differently. We'll have to wait and see.
        I'd recommend that you try this, as it's only 90p or so. It could work for you and if it hasn't, it won't be loads of money wasted.

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        23.08.2008 19:30
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        a great feel to my skin

        As a lot of people will have heard a couple of months ago ethel austins went into liquidation and had a massive stock clearance when they were brought out by there new owners who wanted to make the store more trendy, this face mask usually retails at £1 in ethel austins but i got mine for 20p in there sale,

        The packet says it is designed for normal to oily skin with oily t zones which my skin definately has, parts of my skin are very dry and flakey wholst others look like a oil slick,

        The main two ingredients in this mask are peach and walnut, the peach is designed to soften and revive the skin wholst the walnut exfoliates removing any dead skin cells.

        There is a very strong smell of peach when you first open the packet which is harder to do than i expected, me being lazy took the face mask in the bath with me so that i could lie there and relax with it on but when i came to tear off the little corner to open the mask i had to use my teeth as i couldnt grip it.

        To use this mask you apply it to the skin rubbing it on in a circular motion, leave for ten minutes then rub again for a further 1 minute before attempting to wash it off, the mask itself seems to dry a little and there is a lot in the packet so you get a very thick layer which is very stubborn to remove as it is very thick and the bits in it stick to your skin and are hard to remove, i also wish i hadnt used it in the bath as it made the bath all gritty too but i was definately happy with the results, it left my skin a nice soft smooth texture, it had gotten rid of all the dry patches and cleared up my oily areas for a few days.

        its not the best or the easiest to use mask i have ever brought but even at its full price of £1 it is still great value for money and would be ideal for sharing with a friend as there is way too much in one pack for 1 person.

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        23.08.2008 19:12
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        A lovely budget face mask

        The other night, I looked in the mirror and realised my skin was in need of a pick-me-up. I wanted to use a face mask, but had come to the end of my Boots one, and although I'd ordered two more - one from Avon, one from Lush (yes, I've bought more Lush stuff!) neither of them had arrived yet. Rooting through my dressing table drawer I came across a Montagne Jeunesse Exfoliating Masque, and decided that it might kill two birds with one stone and get rid of some of the flaky skin on my forehead at the same time.

        The mask, like all Montagne Jeunesse masks, this comes in a sachet. The sachet is dark blue and has a picture of a woman using the mask on the front, and she has peach halves on each eye.

        The mask states it is best for normal, oily and T-zone skin. It contains peach kernel and walnut to softly exfoliate the skin. It is vegetarian society approved and was made in the UK.

        There is a little tear out section on the mask, which when removed creates an opening from which the product is dispensed. I found that the opening was a little bit too small, and it took quite a bit of time and effort to get all the product out of the sachet.

        The mask itself is a pale peachy pink colour, with lots of little brown grains running through it which I guess are the peach kernels. It smells of peaches too - a fragrance I love - and is sweet and fruity.

        To use the mask, you need to first massage into clean skin for around 1 minute. I guess it is this action that exfoliates the skin. The grains do feel a little harsh on the skin at first, but you get used to it.

        You then need to leave the mask on the skin for 10 minutes. During this ten minutes - although I could obviously feel that the mask was on my skin, because it was wet - it didn't feel hot or tight as some other masks I've used have. The peach smell envelopes you as well - it's really fresh and sweet - and I think the strong aroma makes it relaxing too.

        Once the ten minutes are up, you need to massage the product into the skin for another minute. It's slightly harder to do this at first because the mask has set slightly. I must admit, I do wonder if it's the massaging this stuff in that's doing all the work, and if it would make any difference if I didn't leave it on for ten minutes, but who knows?

        Once you're done massaging, rinse away, which is easier than it sounds as this stuff is quite thick and I found that the little grains seemed to stick to me!

        I could tell almost immediately after rinsing that my skin felt different. It was a lot smoother and all the dry patches were gone, so my skin was definitely exfoliated. It did look a lot brighter as well, possibly because all that dead skin had been sloughed away.

        My skin sometimes feels dry and tight after exfoliating, but this time it felt really nice - just smooth and clean.

        This costs just 99p - I got mine from Wilkinsons, but the Montagne Jeunesse range is quite widely available and I believe you can get them in Boots too.

        Overall, I was quite impressed with this mask. It left my skin looking and feeling bright and fresh, which I must admit, I wasn't really expecting from a product this cheap. I would definitely use it again, and would recommend it to others too.

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          18.10.2007 13:41
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          An exfoliating face mask.

          What is a girl to do when Lush doesn’t have her favourite face mask in stock? Well I have to admit I was rather annoyed at Lush as I was looking forward to pampering myself whilst I was home alone and instead of being surround my Lush goodies I instead went to Superdrug as it is nearer to home to find a Facemask which would be a cheaper alternative.

          The Montagne Jeunesse range has been around in the high street shops for quite a long time now and they do cater for a lot of different skin needs with their facemask range, whether it is an anti-stress mask, Dry skin nourishing masks, aromatherapy masks, mud masks, exfoliating masks and many more and they come in an array of smells.

          I decided to settle for the Peach Kernal and Walnut exfoliating mask which stated it would "Gently exfoliates & deep cleanses skin. Unclogs pores" and because my face was in need of a good deep cleanse whilst at the same time something was needed to revive my tired looking skin and when you are travelling around London for a few hours a day there is nothing worse than being battered by smoke chugging buses, tubes and vehicles.

          Each facemask comes in a 20ml sachet which has an easy tear tab on the side of the sachet. The instructions on the back state that your face should be cleansed before using to ensure that your face is clean, so I promptly washed and dried my face and then opened the sachet. The first thing to notice is that the peachy smell is really evident once the sachet is open and as you squeeze the contents on to your fingers the cream inside is like a really smooth creamy paste with small exfoliating beads contained within the cream.

          When applying the mask to your face you gently rub the cream onto your skin to being the exfoliating technique and you should ensure that you cover your entire face, excluding your eyes and mouth and there is enough cream to cover your throat and neck too. As the cream is not of a thick consistency it does allow you to spread the cream a little extra way to exfoliate the skin around your neck which is one of the most common places to not exfoliate. Now once you have massaged the cream into your skin for approximately 1 minute, you are then tasked to leave it upon your face for up to ten further minutes to allow the cream to rejuvenate your skin whilst the microbeads are left on your skin to further exfoliate, please note that this mask does not dry hard on your skin.

          After your ten minutes it up you are then asked to again massage your face carefully whilst using warm water to gently exfoliate and at the same time remove any excess cream. Whilst I was doing this I did notice that there wasn’t a lot of excess cream which I was pleased about and once I had removed and washed it entirely from my face and then patted my skin dry the first thing I noticed was the faint peachy smell was still very evident and quite strong and secondly my skin was very smooth and soft to the touch.

          Now the two ingredients peach kernel and walnut are found in a lot of beauty products. Both of the ingredients are used to help maintain healthy skin and the peach kernel is especially noted for its ability to absorb itself easily into the skin to help moisturise and nourish especially dry skin and it is known to increase the suppleness and elasticity of the skin.

          This was the first time I had used anything from the Montagne Jeunesse range. I have seen their products in my local supermarket and local chemist but had never tried them because I had always had a Lush facemask about the house to use as and when I felt it was necessary. I do tend to exfoliate my skin every week to ten days to ensure that my skin is kept as clean as possible and in between then I use a Sauna mask, although not from this range, to open up my pores to de-clog them of dirt and grime. Having now used this product I have to say that I am really impressed with how easy it is to use, the smell which I thought was divine and the results after using it, since I only paid 89p for my mask I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting it to actually do what it stated it would do. I am a great believer in the saying “you get what you pay for” and in this instance I think I generally got a lot more than I paid for because even now 4 days after using it my skin is still soft and supple and there isn’t a hint of dry skin on my face, despite the weather being ever changing, so I will definitely be buying this product again and I may even attempt to try some of their other face masks and highly recommend them.

          I also have extremely sensitive skin which is why when I usually find a product that works I tend to stick with it and not try some newer things and since using this mask I haven’t had any adverse reactions.

          Each of the masks within the Montagne Jeunesse range is Suitable for Vegans, Gluten Free and Dairy Free. Their website also claims that they use only natural ingredients derived from plant and mineral sources and that they do not test their products on animals nor do they contain chemicals or anything nasty. They can be found in all of your high street stores such as Superdrug, Boots, Wilkinsons and they can be found in your local supermarkets such as Morrisons and Asda.

          These products also range in price from 79p to £1.09p per sachet. Each Sachet is designed to last for a single treatment and should be used once every two weeks to maintain younger looking, soft and smooth skin.

          For more information on any of the facemasks in this range then you could visit the Montagne Jeunesse website at http://www.montagnejeunesse.com.

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          Fresh Peach Kernel & Walnut combined to gently exfoliate & deep cleanse your skin / Unclog those pores so your skin can breathe, leaving your face feeling softer and looking fresher & younger / Designed for a single, intensive treatment /