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Montagne Jeunesse Red Hot Earth Sauna Masque is a self-heating volcanic clay mask designed to open pores and draw out impurities. It's priced at £1 for a single use sachet.
The mask comes in a large foil sachet which is easy to open due to the 'easy-tear' tab near the top of the sachet. It doesn't always tear neatly or in the right direction though, so you can end up with some of the mask getting loose if you're not careful.
The mask is a red colour and has quite a runny consistency for a clay-based mask. To use it, it needs to be applied to wet skin and left on for 5 minutes. I found the consistency of the mask made it easy to spread across my face and get an even layer, though sometimes it seemed to dilute in certain areas of my face due to them being more wet than others. As the mask touches the water on your skin you can feel the heating action, though this last a mere few seconds so I don't think it really has any great effect on the skin.
I like the fact that you only need to leave this mask on for 5 minutes, it means you can much more easily fit it into a busy day than most masks which generally take anything from 10 to 30 minutes to go to work. It feels nice on my skin and I find it a relaxing experience if I choose to just chill with this mask on. I don't notice any scent coming from it.
As it comes towards the end of the 5 minutes I can feel the mask starting to drip off the end of my nose and chin if I've not been laid down while I've had it on. The thin consistency and the fact that it's mixed with water mean it is very prone to dripping. It doesn't dry on the face which means it's very easy to remove in comparison to most clay based masks.
After using this my skin feels really soft and smooth, but other than that I don't feel it has much of an effect. I haven't seen any evidence that it opens or clears the pores, and I don't think using it has helped keep my skin clearer.
Yes, I would recommend this if you're looking for a quick face mask to give you baby-soft skin. However, if you're looking for a deep-cleansing experience I wouldn't bother.
The past few months have been great for me, I've finally got over a nervous breakdown and feeling good about myself. I hugely regret the pain and pressure I caused people I love. Some whoever had to talk away as they could no longer deal with it all. I understand that it couldn't have been at all easy.
I now try to use a face mask at least once a week to help my oily t zone and give my pores a good cleanse. I started using these a few months ago, now have become a creature of habit as one would say.
Comes in a colourful plastic packet with a picture of a lady wearing the face mask. This is montagne Jeunesse masque sauna. It aids relaxation. It contains aromatherapy oils for anti stress..
I am please to see that this product is vegan and vegetarian approved, so therefore has not been tested on animals.
It is made from red clay and contains plant extracts. The heat in the mask opens your pores to draw out all impurities in your skin.
As with all beauty products keep out of the reach of children. If any of the product gets into your eyes wash it out with clean water straight away.
I apply this when I have a bath as I find it more relaxing. I wash my face with warm water first. Then I apply the mask to my face and neck. Be extremely careful not to get it in the eyes. Once applied it feels warm and tingly, I am disappointed because after just five minutes the heat went away. Be nice to last longer. It smells fruity to me with citrus undertones. It is pink on colour and feels sticky when applying.
Not my favorite from this range but it is o.k.
Available from all good super markets and chemists for around £1.00 a packet.
This review is also posted on ciao under the same user name.
Writing articles doesn't half stress the life out of me, with an upcoming wedding I'm amazingly stressed. So any little thing that offers me a chance to de stress, I'll take.
What I wanted this...
I have always loved face masks they make me feel feminine and my face does feel nice afterwards. I wanted this one as I seen it had a warming effect and I liked that.
What it is supposed to so....
The face mask is intended to de stress you by opening pores and allowing dirt and impurities to get drawn out. It is supposed to leave you with a nice clean smooth face and clean pores.
The product comes in a little sachet that you have to rip the top off. It's basically a pink and red packet that has the face of a woman on the front, what the product does and offers. On the back are instructions on how to use and ingredients.
How to use....
Cleanse your face well.
Keep your face wet
Apply the product with your finger tips evenly
Avoid the eye and the lip area
Leave for 5 mins, enjoying the de stressing properties
Rinse well and pat dry
Do not expect the face mask to harden, that's not it's purpose
I have only ever found this product in supermarkets and online..
They are around £1 each but very often they have offers on such as 3 for 2.
I cleaned my face and applied the product, as soon as I put my fingers on it, I felt it warming straight away, the next thing I noticed was the smell, it's a beautiful sweet smell, I can't really put my finger on what it smells like but it's very nice. As I applied it I felt it warming on my face I also loved the colour of it, it's like a pink colour so it is easy to see where you need to put it. When I finished applying it I relaxed, unfortunately it did not de stress me as soon as I stopped rubbing it into my skin the warming feeling went. So I wasn't too happy about that. Another thing I noticed was that, it didn't really make my skin any clearer, my face was just the same.
The price is good.
The packet lasts me for about 2/3 goes.
I love the smell and the look of the product.
The warming sensation is good until it wears off.
It's not really the face mask that de stresses you, it's taking 5 minutes out of your day to relax.
Suitable for vegans, and gluten free.
It does not warm all the time.
It does not really de stress you.
Would I recommend....
It has occurred to me lately that I have been indulging on Dooyoo, reviewing products that I have thoroughly enjoyed and consequently have wanted to share with you good people. There's a lot of 5-star ratings amongst my recent reviews! But, as we all know, life isn't all 5 stars and glittering appraisals. Life, quite often, sucks. So, as my recent hatchet job of the thoroughly disgusting Yankee Apple & Pine Needle tart may have indicated, I am getting the knives out for some of the less successful occasions on which, to paraphrase that modern philosopher Homer Simspson, I have exchanged money for goods and services.
So, just as I was bitterly disappointed by Yankee recently, I have to report another institution of the Dooyoo realm has gone and let me down. Step forward, Montagne Jeunesse.
***ALRIGHT, WHAT'S GONE WRONG NOW?***
If you read my reviews regularly you might have noticed a few references to my not being overly happy, suffering from a bit of stress. So, after reminding myself that I am in fact a girl and having had a pampering session in the bathroom and realising that it actually did make me relax, I have been making a point of repeating this indulgence as often as my schedule allows since. The usual routine involves bubbles, wine, music and a face mask, and as I seem to have been brainwashed against buying any product other than Montagne Jeunesse for the last purpose, I recently whipped open a sachet of their Sauna Masque.
***SO HOW DID THIS WANDER INTO YOUR LIFE?***
Okay, the background. If you are, in fact, on holiday from where you live under a rock, Montagne Jeunesse produce a wide range of beauty products for both men and women. Probably best known for their facemasks, which continually get strong reviews across the board on here from the female Dooyoo army. Typically you can pick these up for around £1 in a variety of stores and supermarkets, although to buy direct from the website (free delivery over £10, 75p first class) they are £1.09 each. I recently spotted 4-for-3 at Wilkinsons and snapped up a few I hadn't used before.
MJ are BUAV approved, with the happy bunny proudly hopping around their packaging.
If you're keen to learn more, get your bimbling shoes on and head over to www.montagnejeunesse.com.
My product, as stated, was the Sauna Masque, the usual beaming female mug on the front of the sachet boasting a bright pink mask covering her skin and pink flowers and green leaves covering her eyes. I can't find something plainly labelled "Sauna Masque" on the website but the same image is used to represent the Red, Hot Earth Sauna Face Mask, so I am taking it that this is the new name for the product.
"Release the earth's stored up energy with our self-heating Volcanic Clay sauna masque. Cleanse to the core & let calming Ginseng & Plant Extracts relax you as impurities are drawn out & pores opened."
This mask is suitable for vegans, is gluten and dairy free, and has no added parabens.
So far, so good, right? The mask instructions are to wash your skin with warm water, and apply this and allow its self-heating properties work for five minutes. The front of the sachet boasts the words "anti-stress" under the title. Frankly, given that I am currently stuffed to rattling with Kalms tablets, anything making that claim has a good chance of finding its way into my shopping basket, so hoping that it would deliver on that front, I used this first of my little Wilkinsons haul.
***SO...WHY NO HAPPY?***
Because this is rubbish, that's why.
Allow me to elaborate. First of all, a backhanded compliment. This product does, in the self-heating sense, work. But it works too well.
I washed my skin as directed and cut the top off this sachet - they do have little round perforations but for ease of use I always cut the top off facemask sachets now.
Squeezing the product to the top of the sachet, I found a looser-than-normal substance that was a light-ish, plastic-looking pink and smelt quite fruity, reminding me of raspberries. The product is supposed to have Evening Primrose and Jasmine, so clearly my mind was fabricating that ingredient. It smells fairly pleasant but the range have got better sensory offerings.
I squeezed the product onto my hand ready to apply. Instantly the product started to warm, a pleasing, not-to-hot but very notably warm sensation spreading over my skin. Great - except it wasn't anywhere near my face yet!
Also, this is when the mask made a break for it. Trying to get this on my face whilst it was still in the first flushes of warming decadence was a nightmare - it tried to run between my fingers and, as the heat grew, the product loosened further in consistency, so as I got it on my face it started to drip off. I ended up with this on my shoulders and chest, it dripped off my nose into the bath, and I had to stop what I had applied to my forehead running over my eyebrows dangerously close to my eyes. I don't think that applying self-heating products directly to your eyeballs is ever going to be a good idea and I wasn't about to find out if that theory had any credibility!
So, by the time I had finally got this product in place and thin enough to not run away, the heat had gone, two of my supposed stress-relieving five minutes had been and gone, and I was covered in pink goo oddly reminiscent of the ooze featured heavily in Ghostbusters II. If you're familiar with that particular piece of 80s celluloid daftness, you'll remember that particular pink goo feeding off people's negative feelings and causing chaos afterwards - just as well this doesn't have the same capabilities because I was most hacked off at this stage!
My remaining three minutes of using this...well let's call it two-and-a-half before I cut my losses and washed this off - were not particularly enjoyable. My skin was not warmed, most of that effect instead having occurred on my hands, the bathroom was a mess and I was basically sat there with cold, constantly moving pink goo on my face that was basically winding me up.
***SO...NOT A HAPPY BUNNY?***
No, in this case the only happy bunny was indeed the one bouncing about on the BUAV logo. I was most hacked off. I hadn't enjoyed the mask at all and all of the qualities it boasted failed. Yes, it did warm very pleasantly - but this is completely irrelevant when it is meant to happen once this is on your FACE, not making a break for it between your fingers. It heats too quickly, the scent, whilst nice enough, isn't decadent enough to rescue the mask from a 1-star fate by making up for the other shortcomings, and it most certainly did NOT make me less stressed - quite the opposite! In fact, once the first flush of heat occurred in the first minute of this being opened, I found this unpleasantly cool on my skin, which wasn't a nice sensation when it was still slowly oozing its way along in happy harmony with gravity.
So overall I think this product was a massive let down. I certainly will not be repurchasing, sticking instead to the 10-15 minute mask treatments, and I would definitely hesitate before buying any of their other sauna products. The only consolation I have is that I can tell myself that this was "the free one" in my offer, and chalk it up to experience.
Thanks for reading.
One of my thoughtful friends sent me a Montagne Jeunesse sauna face mask with my Christmas card this year and in all honestly it couldn't have come at a better time. I have had a rubbish time the past couple of weeks with having to have my eleven year old dog put to sleep and have been feeling quite low and not really in the mood to look after myself. The other night though I decided to pamper myself a little and so ran a hot bubble bath and got out this face mask to use. This is my review of my experiences using this mask.
The Montagne Jeunesse sauna mask comes packed in a foil lined packet which to me is immediately recognisable as their product as I have tried quite a few of the masks over the past couple of years. This one features a picture of a woman with a red face mask on and her eyes covered by leaves. The packaging is quite red really in general to give the impression of heat which is obviously appropriate as this mask is made from a self heating clay and so will be warm on your face. This one tells us that it is for normal, oily and T zone skin and that it is deep pore cleansing. I would put my skin at the normal to slightly oily range and so this one sounded perfect for my needs really and the fact that is also mentions the words "anti stress" on the packaging meant I couldn't wait to try this one.
To use the product you need to first remove your entire make up should you be wearing any and cleanse your face. This one asks that you leave your face a little damp for application of the mask. The packaging is easy enough to open as you just need to tear the top of the packet but this is more difficult should you have wet hands as I have found on occasions where I try to apply a mask whilst in the bath! I would advise you apply before getting in to the bath!
The product was easily squeezed out of the packet and it was a pinky red colour which although doesn't look as red as the image on the front of the packaging it was still quite vibrant and stand out looking! When I was applying the face mask it felt as though it had an almost gel consistency rather than the usual clay type masks and I would liken this one to the peel off masks in terms of texture. I found the mask spread easily on my face and that I only used around half of the sachet and so I have saved the other half of it for subsequent use.
When the mask was fully applied on my face I did notice the warming sensation starting and I have to say it felt wonderful on my neglected skin. The heat from the mask wasn't uncomfortable at all but it was quite an odd sensation I have to say. I found it incredibly relaxing as it gained warmth and although the warmth soon subsided, after around a minute or two, it was actually really lovely just to lie back with my eyes closed and feel the mask warm my face. This mask didn't really set on my face like some clay masks do but it wasn't an issue for me at all as I enjoyed the warming sensation more than I enjoy having a hard face anyway!
I removed the mask from my face after around five minutes as recommended on the packaging and I used a flannel to wash it all off. It was easy enough to remove and when I had removed it all I noted that my skin felt soft, smooth and well treated. After I dried my face I noticed that my skin looked a little brighter and just like it had been cared for. I really liked the effect this mask had on my skin but in particular I loved how it made me feel really sleepy and relaxed as it felt warm on my face and that is the reason why I would totally buy this product again as I feel it just allows me a bit of "me" time. Considering that this sachet will do me two masks I feel that the price tag of around £1 to £1.10 is more than reasonable and I would certainly recommend this one.
Thank you for reading my review!
Montagne Jeunesse's Sauna Masque Red Hot Earth is another fabulous product. The packaging of all Montagne Jeunesse products is always colourful and fun and this masque is no exception!As the name suggests, this masque is a sauna masque; meaning that it warms up on contact with the skin. Due to this warming action, it opens up the pores and deep cleans them so you are left with beautiful-looking & clean skin. One of the main ingredients in this masque is actually clay which when combined with the right ingredients, helps combat stress and therefore promotes relaxation. With regards texture, this masque is not as thick as the other ones but it still delivers optimal results. It looks a bit like it is sticky and gooey when you open the pack but in reality it is very easy to apply and subsequently remove it. I managed to get 3 applications out of this pack. The colour of the masque is actually fun as well a kind of reddish-pink! As for scent, I cannot really say there is a strong scent to this masque at least while it is on your face.
I was given this masque last year as part of my birthday but I didn't get around to using it until recently as I don't use face masques on a regular basis even though I have a fair few in the drawer for whenever the mood takes me. However this is available from many retailers from supermarkets to drug stores for around the £1 mark. So there is wide availability and it's around the average price for a face masque these days.
The masque comes in a plastic foil pack. The design on the front is typical of Montagne Jeunesse with a picture of a woman with the masque over her face. It's busy and bright and rather appealing but none more so than any other masque I have used. To open you simply rip off the top of the packet and this reveals the red product inside. This particular masque is designed for normal and oily skin and claims to be self heating and stress relieving. I wasn't sure if it would actually do as it said it would but I was willing to give it a try. This is not tested on animals which I am pleased about as some other masques for the same price out there are tested on animals.
I had had a shower so my skin was clean and fresh with no make up or anything else lurking. I squeezed some of the masque onto my fingers, it's a very deep pink almost red colour which is very thick and feels almost like clay or an extremely thick cream yet it is smooth with no clumping. I applied this liberally to my face and almost instantly I could feel the heating sensation rippling over my skin. I did find this was a little too hot and it almost felt like I was sweating underneath the masque. It wasn't a particularly hot day so I can only attribute the sensation to the masque itself, I would have preferred is it wasn't so hot but some may find it the right temperature. I did find that the masque felt heavy on my face whilst I was using this, I didn't use the whole pack as there was just far too much and my skin had plenty on as it was so I hadn't overused but it did have some weight to it.
After around 5 or so minutes I removed this and I found it incredibly difficult, it was so thick and gunky that it took an age to remove all traces, I think it would probably be better getting under the shower to wash this off as it does take quite a while to remove. I didn't feel that my skin was tight or dry but it did feel very hot and my face was slightly red for a while after use. I applied my moisturiser which was instantly cooling on the hotness of my skin and left it to skin in over a period of time. My skin did feel soft and smooth after use but not any more so than using my general skincare routine. I also didn't feel that it had given a deep cleanse, I get a much better result using the honey and oat mask from The Body Shop and it feels much cleaner and definitely a better deep down clean that his masque just doesn't achieve. I didn't feel my skin was brighter than normal so I don't believe the claims that this cleans the purities out of your skin giving it a sauna feeling. I can do the exact same with a hot towel over my face.
I got a masque out of this and I could have got two but by the time I would have gotten round to it it would have been dried out so I binned it. I'm not very impressed with this masque and I wouldn't buy it for myself, it's too heavy on the skin and it's a bit too hot. I don't think it cleanses the skin or makes it any brighter so I personally wouldn't recommend it unless you like having a hot face.
I use face masks as part of my normal weekly skin care routine. There are a couple of deep cleansing clay masks that I regard as my staples, but I also like to experiment with different products when I see them. I recently tried a Montagne Jeunesse self heating mask in the hot chocolate orange variety and I was really impressed with the scent. It was out of stock in my local Boots, so I picked up another self heating alternative - the brand's "Sauna Masque - Red Hot Clay". I wish I had waited for the other one to come back in stock!
WHAT THE MASK IS SUPPOSED TO DO, AND WHO IT IS SUITABLE FOR.
The sachet that I bought is a 15g one and it cost £1.01. The packaging says the mask is suitable for normal, oily and t-zone skin. [My skin is combination so the oily t-zone definitely applies.] It is supposed to be deep cleansing and anti stress. The heating action helps to open the pores and aid the removal of deeper down dirt and "impurities". Lastly it is said the mask will leave your skin smooth, and that while excess oil will be removed, the skin will not be dryed out. This last part is important for someone like me with combination skin as some products that deal with oily areas are too harsh on my dry patches. The clay helps with the cleansing, and aromatherapy oils such as evening primose and jasmine flower have been added to make cover the relaxing element. Like all MJ products, this mask is not tested on animals, and it is suitable for vegetarains.
Like all Montagne Jeunesse products, the mask comes in a foiled sachet, which you can cut or tear open at the corner. I normally squeeze a mask out through a narrow gap, so it is easier to control. When I tried to do that with this one nothing happened and I ended up cutting off the whole top. The reason is that, unusually for this companies products, the sachet isn't very well filled. I did wonder whether there would actually be enough to treat my whole face but in fact there was some to spare. The mask looks thinner than some clay ones I have used in the past, but this means that it spreads on easily. It doesn't look as dark red as it does in the picture on the packet, more of a light dusky pink. I thought that with all of the lovely aromatherapy oils included that the product would be more aromatic. It does have a scent above the familiar one of clay, but it isn't as strong as I would have liked. I can detect citrus scents mainly. One of main reasons I like MJ products is the fact that they often smell fantastic as well as natural, so this was a bit disappointing. I don't even normally like highly scented facial products, but I was willing to make the exception for this brand because of the quality of their scent.
It is recommended that you clean your face with plain water, and then apply the mask to the wet skin. It feels a bit sticky but it didn't make my hands too messy as I smoothed it down. The first layer looked pale so I added more to ensure I had a good depth of coverage. The self heating action was apparent as soon as I had some on my fingers. It felt quite hot as I was applying it, more so than other similar masks. It didn't get to the point of being uncomfortable, but I wouldn't have wanted it any hotter. You are instructed to leave the mask on for 5 minutes which makes it one of the fastest to use. By the end of that time, the heating action had disappeared for me. The mask doesn't dry out much so I didn't feel my skin was tightening. I sometimes find that sensation unpleasant so I was pleased about that. Overall, the experience of using it was fairly pleasant but I didn't find it as relaxing as using other masks. At first I was wondering how much hotter it was going to get, and after that I was thinking that I couldn't smell the usua lovely aromas.
DOES IT WORK?
I managed to wash the mask off without too much difficulty. Afterwards, my skin did feel refreshed and clean. A close look at the open pores around my nose though, revealed that they had not been completely deep cleansed. Some were clearly blocked. Less troublesome parts of my face faired better, included my prone-to-shine forehead, which had a perfect matte appearance. What I liked the most though, was how my skin felt. It felt baby soft and smooth. In fact, it still felt this a good 4 days. I didn't even feel that I needed to use my normal daily facial moisturiser on my dry cheeks during that time. I certainly did not feel de-stressed or relaxed after using this mask though.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THE MASK?
I did not enjoy using this mask as much as others in the range because it didn't smell as good to me. It felt as though it was heating up my face more than other similiar masks, and therefore opening the pores more in theory, so it is odd that it proved to be a less effective deep cleanser. As the two main claims of the mask, as they appear on the front of the packaging, are that it offers both de-stressing and pore cleansing, I have to rate it down for proving disappointing in both those areas. I did love the soft skin I ended up with, and I would use the mask again solely for this benefit if my cheeks were going through a bad dry spell. I won't use it more often because deep cleaning is the main benefit I hope to achieve when using a mask. I would recommend it if you have dry skin, and want to achieve a long lasting facial softness and smoothness. For everyone else, I would say there are better masks available for deep cleansing in my opinion.
The mask is widely available in the usual places such as Superdrug, Boots, Savers and online retailers.
[This review also appears on Ciao, under my user name.]
I paid £1.01 for this mask from Boots as I wanted something for a girly night in.
The mask comes in the usual pack from Montagne and as usual it's a little fiddly to open. There is a corner that's already prepared for opening but the pack doesn't rip easily so I end up opening mine with scissors. The mask itself is a hot pink colour and it's quite thick and creamy in consistency. I would say that it's the more "pasty" mask from Montagne. The mask has a pleasant uplifting aroma that smells quite feminine and floral.
I find the mask easy to apply to the skin, although it is quite thick so it does take a bit of rubbing in. However, once the mask has been applied to the skin it heats up pretty much straight away. It is like a sauna effect but it's not as hot as the feeling of being in a "real" sauna. The effect isn't unpleasant but it does feel a little weird at first. It's great used during the winter when your skin needs a little warming up though!
After use my skin is left feeling soft and cleansed but the mask doesn't really do anything for spots or blemishes. I was a little disappointed as I expected better results from the mask. It does leave your skin looking bright and radiant but the effect isn't as long lasting as the other masks from the Montagne range.
To me this is an average facial mask.
Would I recommend it? Maybe.
I really like treating my skin with a face mask every week or so and have tried several masks in the past including those from Lush and other brands. The Lush ones are my favourites but they are expensive to buy so I was on the lookout for some cheaper alternatives
I've seen the Montagne Jeunesse range of face masks, with their brightly coloured sachets, in several stores before and have read many positive reviews. I ordered a few masks from the Superdrug online store to spend over the free delivery threshold; at the time they had a "buy 3 get another free" offer on.
One of the masks I purchases was the Sauna Masque. The mask is designed for normal, oily and T-zone skin, and it is claimed that it is a self-heating therapy masque that is anti-stress. This sauna masque opens and cleanses pores, cleansing deeply with rich red clay and plant extracts. It allows impurities to be drawn out, clearing excess oils without dryness, so skin is left smooth and clean.
The masque sachets all have pictures of women wearing them and this is no exception: in this case the mask is bright red and the woman has what looks like lumps of clay and leaves over her eyes!
Animal lovers will be pleased to know that the mask has been approved by the Vegetarian Society and bears the BUAV bunny logo to show that it has not been tested on animals.
I decided to use the mask for the first time one Sunday afternoon. I cleansed my face thoroughly and twisted the opening of the mask, removing it easily. I squeezed the mask into my hand. It was a deep pinkish-red colour, like clay, but the texture was different: it was very smooth although quite thick and difficult to get out. As I smoothed it over my face, I could feel the heat warming my skin. I'm not sure how they managed to achieve this effect, but I was impressed. The warmth felt comforting and it wasn't too hot. I wonder if it was the mask's connection with water that produced this effect, as I also felt this warmth when I washed off the mask.
I didn't experience any redness or irritation while using the mask, and my skin didn't feel particularly dry or tight. In fact except for the warmth I couldn't tell I was wearing the mask at all.
After five minutes I washed off the mask and applied moisturiser. My skin felt smooth and soft and looked a bit brighter. The next day I could still tell a slight difference in my skin, though the effect wasn't as dramatic as with a Lush face mask.
After use, my skin continued to feel a bit dry, even after I applied moisturiser. However it did feel cleansed and incredibly soft and smooth. For the next couple of days, I noticed that my skin did seem a bit brighter and more even-toned. The effect was nothing like I get with a Lush fresh face mask, but it was pretty decent for the price.
It is claimed that this mask is anti-stress, and I can agree with this claim as I felt generally more relaxed after using it, which I put down to the heating action which is very soothing. The mask is meant to remove excess oils without dryness, cleansing deeply. I found that the mask made my skin feel cleansed without drying it out. I have combination skin and sometimes experience dryness on parts of it, so was impressed that my skin didn't look or feel dry at all. It also felt cleansed and looked brighter and fresher than normal.
I got two masks out of this sachet and could have probably got three if I had been a bit more careful. This makes the mask excellent value for money. I think I would buy it again - I enjoyed using it and, while I didn't find it made as much of a difference as Lush face masks, it was much cheaper.
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.
I picked this face mask up from Superdrug at the beginning of the week, mainly because of how cheap it was - at £1.01 or 4 for the price of 3, I figured that even if it was useless, it wouldn't be a huge waste of money. The Montagne Jeunesse masks are probably the cheapest face masks around, they have different types such as chocolate, passion fruit, sea salt etc and cater for both men and women, and I have tried most of the different masks for women and have found them to pretty good. This one, however, isn't good to say the least!
The face mask simply comes in a colourful foil packet (I have included a picture, so I will not go into too much detail on the packaging) which has directions for use etc on the back of it. It also states all of the usual warnings that anyone with common sense would already know, such as to avoid contact with the eyes, keep out of reach of children, and it also advises to test for irritancy before use. The manufacturers of this face mask claim that the product 'opens and cleanses pores' which allows impuritie such as blackheads and excess oil to be drawn out which results in soft and cleansed skin. They also make it clear that the mask is designed not to be drying on the skin, so it is left smooth and refreshed. It is a sauna mask which means that when it meets with damp skin it warms up.
The main ingredients in this face mask is actually clay, which apparently aids in relieving stress when mixed with the right ingredients. It also contains flower extracts and lime peel extract. The mask is suitable for both normal and oily skin. I have quite dry and sensetive skin but I wasn't worried as my skin is probably more normal than dry if that makes sense lol. Directions for use are presented on the back in a clear manner. It reccomends to cleanse your face with warm water, then leave the skin wet and apply the mask evenly to your face and neck, avoiding your eyes and lips. Leave on for 5 minutes to experience the immediate warming effect and let the aromatherapy oils relax and de-stress you, rinse with water and pat dry.
I actually used this in the bath earlier today in an attempt to relax. As I had wet hands I noticed it warming up straight away and so by time it was on my face the warming sensation had stopped. It also started to dry on my hands within a few seconds so it was a bit of a rush trying to get it on! I decided to dry my hands and apply to my damp face which worked better, the warm feeling on my face was very unusual and relaxing but it only lasted for a few seconds, which I wasn't very impressed with!
The texture of the mask was pretty horrible. A bit like wall paper paste mixed with melted plastic, making it quite awkward to spread onto my skin evenly and it almost felt like it was dragging on my skin as it was drying so quickly. It was light pink in colour which I didn't like either but that wasn't a huge issue. The smell wasn't very noticeable but it smelt quite bizzare, a bit like flower petals mixed with a somewhat fake, chemically sweet smelling undertone. It did not smell relaxing and didn't remind me much of aromatherapy oil at all, in fact I barely noticed it. I was expecting it to fill the room with a gorgeous relaxing scent, but nope.
I washed the mask off after 5 minutes which didn't take too long as it didn't dry hard, it didn't make my face feel stiff or anything like that. My skin felt no different and looked no different and while drying my face with a towel a bit of the mask got onto my lips and it tastes disgusting! It also got near my eye and 3 hours after using it my eye still feels very sore. Overall not reccomended, it didn't do anything!!
I have tried a few different kinds of Montagne Jeunesse Masque whenever I am in the supermarket one always seems to make its way into my basket but at 99p each they're a cheap pick me up treat. By far and away Montagne Jeunesse Sauna Masque is my favourite so far.
Montagne Jeunesse Sauna Masque promises to cleanse your skin using volcanic clay to open up your pores and draw out any impurities in your skin. The masque is a wet masque that warms up upon application clearing out excessive oils leaving your skin clear and smooth. The masque also contains aromatherapy anti stress oils to relax you as it cleanses. The masque is suitable for normal, oily and t-zone skin.
Suitable For Vegans
No Added Parabens
Before applying the masque be sure to clean your face with warm water. Apply the creamy masque direct to your skin avoiding eyes and mouth whilst it is still wet. The just sit back and relax for 15 minutes. After the time is up wash off the masque and pat dry your face.
I use Montagne Jeunesse Sauna Masque as a Sunday bath night treat and I absolutely love it. The cream itself it bright red which makes you look a bit scary but never mind. When I first tried it I was sceptical how good a 99p masque would warm but I was pleasantly surprised as it worked fine - it is a weird but pleasant sensation and just when you think it is going to get too hot it stops heating. The masque smells really nice and I do feel that the aromatherapy oils it contains are great addition to a relaxing bath - I have used warming mud masques before but non have smelled this good. After use my skin feels wonderfully clean and really soft.
Montagne Jeunesse Masques are only 99p from most supermarkets and chemists so this is a great cheap treat - you are sure to find one to suit you.
** Montagne Jeunesse Sauna Masque**
Montagne Jeunesse was quite a few different kind of masks. They offer a wide range of different facial masks and even masks for your legs and foot. There are also a number of masks for scrubbing but you also have masks especially for men. The packaging is recognizable, clear and easy to work with. The masks come in many flavours, so there's something for everyone.
The packages of Montagne Jeunesse masks all have a special form. It is not a right forward package. Every package you see a lady (or man) who seems to enjoy the mask. With this package you can see a lady with green leaves on her eyes, and red kind of cream on her fac. On the back you can read how to use this mask and what kind of mask this is. It also contains the ingredients.
According to the packaging this involves a sauna mask based on hot red soil which naturally warms up. For use you must thoroughly clean the face but only with hot water. Then let your face moist and apply this mask. Because of the heat it will relax and open the pores and therefore offering a deep cleansing effect. It is also a mask that works quickly apparently because it only needs five minutes. Then you clean you face with water. It is recommended that you use the mask twice a week.
When I opened the package I immediately see a pink substance that is fairly thin. I apply it on a damp clean skin and instantly feel the warmth that is promised. But the feeling don't last long because straight after I don't feel anything. It's just as if the fire is extinguished immediately. Too bad because I found the heat really nice. The mask itself has a rather thin structure and it's more a cream mask. The mask quickly starts to almost drip off my face. I had to have a wash cloth ready to catch any dripping. Apart from the first moment of application the mask really does not do much and you can't really relax.
I bought this version because I actually was really curious about this mask. The heat seemed to me something that makes sure that the pores will open and that the skin is thoroughly cleansed. Immediately after applying I felt warmth on my skin but that feeling quickly disappears and it becomes a disappointment. I wouldn't buy this one again.
What do you think the words "passion", "chocolate", "tonic", "sauna" and "strawberry soufflé" all have in common? Well, I'm unsure how your mind is actually operating, but I would advise that they are all names for Montagne Jeunesse Face Masques and as I am sure you are aware from reading my previous reviews, this is a favourite brand of mine. I tend to bulk buy these gorgeous masques, which are manufactured in Swansea, South Wales, so that I always have a wide variety from which to choose. I would love nothing more than to be employed as a product tester for this company who sell a huge range of gorgeous beauty products for every part of the body and I can only speak favourably of the majority of their products that I've used time and time again. Whilst they sell masques that will scrub, cleanse and polish, they also offer a sauna variety, which heat your skin and this review discusses my experience of using Sauna Masque.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT
Whilst a number of their masques are presented to us in tubes, I would advise that I have always purchased the 15g sachets due to the fact that only a few varieties are available in a tube format. If you are familiar with Montagne Jeunesse facial products you will be aware of the extremely eye-catching curvy sachets, which measure approximately 16 cm in length and 9 cm in width. The company's logo is located in the upper left hand section and situated on the upper right hand side is the skin type for which the masque is best suited, which always tends to be for normal, oily and T-zone. We are advised that this masque, which is marketed as "anti-stress" and "red hot earth" will deep cleanse your pores.
A deep cerise colour has been used for the background of the packaging, which gives the impression of warmth and as usual we are able to witness an image of a female who isn't smiling as much on this one. Her face is laden with dark cerise coloured masque and her eyes have some strategically placed leaves with blobs of dark pink matter on top. I say "dark pink matter", as I haven't a clue what they actually are, as normally, if the masque contains raspberries or strawberries, then we would see the appropriate fruit balancing on her eyes.
In all honestly, when I arrived home with the masque I was having second thoughts, particularly as my biggest grumble with using face masques is the mess when attempting to remove them from my face. The last thing I want is to be totally calm and relaxed from using the product only to have the need to reach for my spray cleaner and cloth to wipe down my bathroom sink and taps!
MY EXPERIENCE OF USING SAUNA MASQUE
As I have long hair it is essential that I tie it into a tight ponytail at the back of my head and clip my fringe away from my forehead. There is nothing worse than applying my masque and having stray hairs attach themselves to the drying product, which I have previously tried to move out of the way with a cotton bud. Another point I would state here is that why is it that each time I apply a relaxing face that an area of my face starts to itch like mad and the more I try to ignore it the worse it becomes! I guess this is just one of life's annoying little mysteries!
It is important to read the directions for use each time you are using a different variety of face masque, particularly as some are applied to dampened skin and some to dry. We are advised that to enable us to get the full benefit of Sauna Masque we should thoroughly cleanse our skin with warm water only and leave wet when the masque should then be evenly applied to the face and neck. Obviously, care should be taken to avoid both the lip and eye areas. I would point out here that the reverse of the sachet advises that the colour of the contents may differ to that shown on the image on the front and this is due to the fact that natural ingredients are used when making the product. I was a little surprised that the front shows a female in a dark cerise masque yet the reverse shows a female in a light pink masque so I was somewhat curious to ascertain the masque's actual colour.
I couldn't wait to try this for the first time, particularly as I'm a real fan of OLAY's Regeneraist Daily Thermal Skin Polisher, which heats the minute it makes contact with your wet skin. The sachets are normally easily opened along the small length of perforations, but for some unknown reason, Montagne Jeunesse had failed to include a perforated area on my sachet, so I accidentally ripped the sachet straight down the middle, so my advice would be to use a pair of scissors.
The colour of the masque was a lighter pink than that displayed on the front of the sachet and darker than that on the rear and its' texture was a little gooey. However, the moment it made contact with my fingers I could feel its' instant heat, which was simply delightful as I applied it to my skin. The directions for use are that you relax for five minutes whilst the essential oils work their magic, so I trotted along to the bedroom and relaxed on my comfy bed to enable the masque to turn me into a supermodel!
Whilst the masque felt lovely on my skin I cannot state that I recognised any familiar aroma, which was a little disappointing. When I initially applied it I'm sure I could smell a very delicate rose fragrance, but this soon vanished. Another grumble I have is that the heating sensation only lasted for the length of time that it took me to apply all of the masque to my face and neck and I had hoped that it would last for the entire five minutes. As this is a sauna masque I was a little unsure if this would actually dry on my face and there is no information on the sachet to advise, as we are simply informed to rinse off after five minutes. Consequently, I returned to the bathroom and rinsed off the masque, which had not dried and this was relatively easy with minimal mess to the sink and taps!
Unfortunately, I felt Sauna Masque was neither here nor there, as I cannot state that I felt relaxed and there were a few grumbles I have with the product with the first being that Montagne Jeunesse have omitted to include the perforations to easily open the sachet, the barely there aroma, the fact that the masque should remain on the skin for only five minutes is not what I was class as "de-stressing" and my skin felt no different after using the product. As I had purchased two of these masques and do not believe in waste I used the second sachet the following week with Montagne Jeunesse recommending this product be used twice weekly. Whilst the initial sensation to the skin was gorgeous, particularly as it instantly heated, I feel this is a rather dull and boring product and it really was not the quality I was expecting from this company. Consequently, I cannot give it my recommendation, as it is not something I would choose to purchase again and as a result it receives only 2 stars from me. However, I would point out that my skin did not feel dry or tight after using, which is something I experience with some brands of face masques.
As with all of Montagne Jeunesse's products, this masque has been BUAV approved, which informs us that Montagne Jeunesse are a member of the Abolition of Vivisection and the Vegetarian Standard means that the products are not tested on animals. We are advised that the masque should be kept out of reach of children and that an irritancy test should be carried out prior to use, although I admit that this is not something that I have ever done, as I simply apply it to my skin and hope for the best! We are also informed that this product is for external use only although I cannot quite grasp the concept of trying it anywhere else! The empty sachet can be recycled once empty, although it is sometimes very difficult to remove the entire contents; something I found quite difficult with this one, particularly as it's fairly gooey.
I do not believe in copying long lists of ingredients into my reviews unless I feel there is anything that can cause specific problems. I can confirm that I suffered no adverse reactions when using this product and would advise that this masque contains natural ingredients, such as the extract from cactus, evening primrose and jasmine. I also note that there is walnut shelf extract, so I am of the opinion that this product is not suited for those with nut allergies. I have to say that I find it a little alarming that the details of the walnut shelf extract are provided in tiny letters on the reverse of the sachet and I am of the opinion that Montagne Jeunesse should clearly indicate this on the front to clearly alert the consumer, particularly as this could have serious consequences if accidentally used by someone suffering with this allergy.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Montagne Jeunesse Face Masques are widely available in stores such as Asda, Superdrug and Home Bargains and tend to retail from £1.00 - £1.10, but you will frequently find them on offer whereby you can purchase three for the price of two. Montagne Jeunesse have an extremely quirky and easy to use website where they offer free delivery if you spend over £7.50.
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You can't beat a good face mask on a Sunday night nice and relaxing before returning back to work. I picked this one up in Home Bargains for 89p though it can be found in Superdrug for 99p so not much of a saving there. I was quite drawn to the package with its 'self heating therapy clay' logo, interesting I tought something different from my usual peel off face masks I will give it ago.
Right so before I used it I wash my face make sure its clean then apply the sachet contains 15g of the 'sauna masque' there is an easy tear corner to squeeze the clay out through. I tie and clip my hair back first so as not to get it in my hair. I then rub it over my face avoiding my eye and mouth area. The clay is a red colour suppose because its a heating mask red for hot and all that.
The mask works by heating your skin which apparently opens pores and draws out grese and grime from your skin. You leave the mask for 5 minutes before rinsing it off and patting your skin dry.
The mask is made of the following ingredients I will list them so you can have a lok incase you are allergic to any of them:
Propylene Glycol, Zeolite, Kaolin, Glycerin, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit Oil), Parfum (Fragrance), Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus Flowers), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primerose), Parux Ginseng (Ginseng), Lasminum Officinal (Jasmine), Ctirus Auranhtolia (Lime Flowers), Junglers Nigra (Walnut Kernel), Propylparaben, CI 26100 (D & C Red No.171), CI 60725 (D & C Violet No. 2).
Ok so here is what I thought....
After putting the face mask on I felt the warming of the masque almost immediately I found it quite nice and different to other masks I have used before. The warming effect lasts for a couple of minutes whilst I have a 5 minute relax. Once the 5 minutes is up I washed the mask off and my skin did feel smooth and I felt relaxed. The 5 minutes is the only down side usually you can leave masks for a good 15 minutes, but because of the sauna effect of this one I did not want to leave it on too long incase my skin reacted badly so 5 minutes is a quick fix for me.
4 stars because it made my skin feel nice but 5 minutes isn't very long to relax.
A self-heating, red clay Sauna Mask that warms on contact with damp skin / By removing deep-rooted impurities and cleansing excess oils and pores your skin will be left feeling soft, smooth and radiant /