Product Type: Montagne Jeunesse body care
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Things are heating up!
Montagne Jeunesse Sauna Masque
Member Name: pink_glitter
Montagne Jeunesse Sauna Masque
Advantages: Leaves skin feeling smooth, cheap
Disadvantages: heat effect doesnt last
I buy lots of beauty products and as a result my house is overflowing with them. I am trying to get everything used up to clear some space and give me a good excuse to buy more stuff! Sorting through my dressing table recently I came across a few Montagne Jeunesse products, including this Sauna Masque.
~What is it?~
This is a face mask made of self-heating 'therapy clay'. The idea is, that when you apply it to your skin it heats up opening and cleansing pores. It is made of natural ingredients - and contains Ginseng root extract, Cactus Flower, Evening Primrose extract, Jasmine extract, Grapefruit peel oil and Walnut shell extract amongst others.
This comes in a sachet containing 15g of the product. On the front there is a picture of a woman with a thick red face mask on, and for some reason she has leaves over her eyes!! The sachet has a small perforated part at the top corner, which means it is easy to open - no searching around for scissors!
To use this you need to first cleanse your face and they recommend that you do this with water only. I guess this is in case residues from other products react with the mask. You should then apply this to your face while your skin is still wet (avoiding the eye and mouth area, of course) and leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing.
As I squeezed this into my hand, I was quite surprised by the colour of it. I had expected it to be a deep red like the front of the packet, but it was in fact baby pink. There was enough of the product to cover my whole face, but not enough to apply a thick layer like the picture. Considering it contains so many different oils and ingredients, it does not have a very strong smell either.
As soon as the product touched my face I could feel it heat up - it was fairly warm - like standing in front of a fire or similar, but after around 30 seconds it was no longer hot. I also noticed that the product turned a slightly deeper shade of pink the longer I had it on - in fact when I caught myself in the mirror I looked like I'd been sunburned!
Immediately after removing this my skin looked a bit on the red side. I was always told that if you have a big night out you should use a mask a few days beforehand, rather than on the actual day itself because the mask draws impurities to the surface of the skin, causing spots. I have to say that I thought that was going to be the case with this too, due to the redness and also I thought my skin looked like it was going to breakout. I think this must have been a temporary effect though, because my skin soon settled down, and looked quite clear. It also felt lovely and smooth, but unfortunately was slightly on the dry side.
These sachets cost around 99p and are available from several retailers including Boots and Wilkinsons.
Summary: Self-heating face mask