“ Brand: Montagne Jeunesse / Type: Face Mask / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
I am a big fan of Montage Jeunesse face masques, so when I saw a pamper set containing 5 sachets for £2.99 in my local B&M I quickly snapped up the bargain. I have been really busy over the last few weeks but yesterday I had the house to myself so decided to partake in some much needed R & R, I decided to finish my book, with a glass of wine and this Very Berry Montagne Jeunesse face masque.
Montagne Jeunesse Very Berry masque comes presented in their unique 10ml sachet style packaging. The front of the sachet shows the brand logo along with the fact that this is a "ultra moisturising and cleansing" masque containing pressed blueberries and cranberries.There is also a picture of a girl wearing the purple masque with blueberries covering her eyes, an array of juicy looking blueberries and cranberries are also displayed around the edges. The packaging makes the product look very appealing it is bright and fun.
General information is given on the back of the sachet including ingredients, warnings and directions for use. The product proudly carries the BUAV approved logo and it is also suitable for vegetarians.
Montagne Jeunesse claim the crushed blueberries and cranberries are crammed with antioxidants which will leave skin moisturise and cleanse, whilst the peach kernel oil and Aloe will nourish, smooth and refresh the skin.
I began by cleansing my face with plain warm water as advised on the instructions, I then tore open the sachet, dipped my fingers in and spread the sticky purple masque all over my face - avoiding my delicate eye area. Then I kicked back and waited for the the masque to do its work. I felt the masque begin to dry on my face and the initial sticky feeling began to disappear and was replaced by a slightly tightening feeling, which was actually rather relaxing and enjoyable.
This is one of the nicest scents I have experienced from a Montage Jeunesse masque, it had an incredibly fruity berry like fragrance that was fresh rather than artificial. It wasn't too over the top or over powering either, so I was able to enjoy the delicious aroma without it becoming over bearing or headache inducing.
As advised, I left the masque on for fifteen minutes, I filled the bathroom sink with some warm water and set to work rinsing the product from my face. This was easy enough to do and no vigorous scrubbing was required to remove it.
After using the Very Berry masque my skin looked and felt soft and clean, I also felt it gave my skin a healthy glow. My skin did feel a little tight, so I needed to apply some moisturiser to my face. In my experience face mask can temporarily leave my face a little pinkish, but I did not experience this problem whilst using this product, actually I felt it was quite gentle. I was a little disappointed that the fragrance did not stick around, once the product had been rinsed from my face it was completely unnoticeable.
I found Montagne Jeunesses Very Berry masque to be a nice enough pamper product, but perhaps not the best that the brand has to offer. That being said, I still thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would certainly recommend it to others.
A Montagne Jeunesse sachet will generally cost between 80p - £1.15, they are available from a variety of retailers.
I always like to stock up on face masks as a little treat to myself. I am a huge fan of the Montagne Jeunesse face masks, as I feel that they are always of a good quality, and they stocked some of the yummiest smelling masks for low prices. When I treat myself to a little pamper session, I always have a nice bubble bath, paint my nails and finish it all off with a face mask - the perfect treat. I had never tried this Very Berry mask until recently, and now it is one of my firm favourites!
To start off, I purchased my face mask from Home Bargains where they were on offer at three masks for £2.00. The retail price of this mask is around £1.00 and it is stocked in most supermarkets and good health and beauty shops such as Boots. I feel that these are really affordable when compared to more luxury face masks, and the company offers a wide range of masks with different scents and benefits.
When it comes to skincare products, I have to be quite careful. Having oily to combination skin, I need to be sure that the products I use as suitable for my skin type, otherwise I end up with spots and blemishes. Also, sometimes my skin can be quite sensitive to harsh ingredients, but I have had no problems with this mask for my skin type. In fact, this mask is suitable for a wide range of skin types, so it is bound to be suitable for you. Montagne Jeunesse recommend this very berry face mask to those with the following skin types:
The mask comes out in a thick creamy consistency. It is a lilac colour which is quite pretty, and helps with application as you can distribute it evenly. I found that I did not need to use the whole sachet to get good results, and I actually ended up with a lot left over. I choose not to apply the mask to my neck, but there is certainly enough left over to cover the whole face and neck. Be sure not to get this in your hairline or eye brows as it could get a little messy! It applies really smooth and evenly all over the face, and is mess free upon application.
One of my favourite things aout this mask is its fruity scent. As you can imagine by the name 'very berry', it is extremely fruity and fresh in its fragrance. Although the predominant scent is blueberry, this mask also contains aloe vera, peach, cranberry and grape. A really nice scent which is perfect for the summer months.
It is recommended that you leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. I left mine a little longer for about 20 minutes until it had dried up. I then used warm water to splash and rinse it off my face. Although it came off easier than most face masks, it still required a bit of muscle. I ended up using a towel to dab off the remaining bits, so I would recommend having a wet flannel ready for after using this. I do not feel that it deserves a star knocking off due to this, as most face masks are awkward to remove - and it does not put me off buying this again.
After use, I have to admit that I felt overall much more relaxed. This was a perfect way to chill out and have some me time. My skin felt tighter after using this, and my pores seemed visibly reduced. My cheeks in particular felt much softer and were smooth to touch. Not only did my skin feel much better, but it also looked much better which is great considering not many products work on my oily skin. I was really impressed with the results of this, and I'll happily repurchase this.
Overall, I can not fault this very berry mask one bit. It smells great, works well on many skin types and leaves me feeling relaxed. Although I have tried a fair few of this brands face masks, I would definitely say that this is one of my favourite ones to date. For £1.00 it is worth treating yourself! Thanks for reading.
I am fast becoming a fan of the Montagne Jeunesse range because they offer fun product with natural ingredients which nourish and condition the skin. One of my latest choices was the Very Berry Face Masque.
What does the product do?
The product promises to nourish the skin with the vitamins and minerals of a whole host of fruit including Cranberries, Peach, Blueberry and Grape. It contains Aloe Vera which soothes the skin as well as helping to leave it feeling cleansed and refreshed. The product contains antioxidants which eliminate toxins from the skin which would have otherwise caused premature aging of the skin. It is suitable for use on any skin type.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied to cleansed skin that has been dry. It needs to be applied all over the face, carefully avoiding the eye and mouth are, and then you leave it to get to work for between 10 and 15 minutes. You then need to rinse the product back off again with a warm flannel or warm water and then pat the skin dry. You can then follow it up with your usual moisturiser.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within the usual Montagne Jeunesse packaging with is a sachet. On the front there is a picture of a lady's face who is wearing the purple mask and her eyes are covered by some leaves and some blueberries. There is some more information about the product on the back of the sachet. Each one of these masques will cost you around £1 and it can be bought from stores such as Superdrug, large supermarkets and a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product is a beautiful pale purple colour which looks really pretty and almost matches the one on the lady's face of the packaging. It smells delicious fruity as you would expect from the name and it is a real treat to leave on the face near the nose making this a particularly summery masque. It has a thick consistency, even thicket than that of a night lotion and so you need to tear the top of the sachet wide open in order to get all of it out.
Despite its thick consistency, it is still easy to apply the product to the face and it glides over the skin without any pulling or dragging. It feel refreshing on the face immediately and it instantly removes feeling of tightness or dryness. It feels completely comfortable on the skin and didn't cause any irritations or discomfort. It smells delicious the whole time that it is on the skin and it is very easy to leave the product on the face for the whole 15 minutes. The mask doesn't harden on the face and it's a bit like leaving a thick cream on the face.
The product is a bit troublesome to remove and I found that using warm water alone takes ages. It is easier to get the majority off with a damp warm flannel and then splashing away the excess with warm water. After patting my skin dry, I noticed that my skin feel a lot smoother and softer before so this is really hydrating. It would be a good one to use after a summer holiday to get some moisture back into the skin. It leaves my complexion looking brighter and healthier, and it removes all signs of dull or flaky skin. My face feels fresh and clean after use and it didn't cause me to develop any blemishes.
All in all, this is lovely fruity face masque which contains lots of natural ingredients which hydrate and soften the skin. It leaves my face feeling fresh and nourished, and my complexion looking brighter and healthier. It looks pretty and smells completely delicious and I will definitely be buying this one again.
Very Berry face pack
We like to have "pamper nights" in our house and so Little Miss has quite an extensive collection of face masks and the like. This s the one we used most recently.
This promises to be full of antioxidants including blueberries and cranberries. The face mask also contains Peach Kernel Oil to nourish and Aloe to refresh and cleanse skin.
With all of these ingredients, it will apparently leave skin feeling moisturised and cleansed; I like the idea of this as we were specifically after a moisturising face masque.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The face mask comes in a plastic packet with a picture of a face covered in fruits on the front not a picture which appeals to me) and all of the information and instructions on the back. It has one of those apparently peel off corners, with a small cut out part which lulls me into a false sense of security and actually think I am actually going to manage to open this with only my fingers. Not true. The plastic of the packet is really thick and for us, we do need scissors to get the corner of the packet opened.
Once a corner of the packet is opened then the product can be squeezed out. Given that skin has to cleansed before applying the face mask a good tip is to make sure that hands are dry because if they are wet and you try to squeeze out the product, the packet just slips all over the place. Anyway, when the product is squeezed out, the first thing I notice is the fruity smell- very nice. One thing I'm not so keen on is the very pink colour- when applied to my skin, it looks as though I have some skin disorder. However, it's all to do with taste and Little Miss loves the colour.
The product itself feels quite creamy but not overly thick and so it does apply easily and smoothly to damp skin.
The product should be applied to clean skin and then left for 15 minutes before rinsing off completely. We find that one packet of the stuff is more than enough for the two of us, and that's with us both applying a good layer of the stuff and not skimping at all.
It goes onto the skin nicely but not prettily! When it is left on the skin for the 15 minutes, I find it does feel as though it is tightening up a little bit but not so that it is uncomfortable. Certainly when I come to rinse it off, its not dried out and all and because its still a cream it rinses off easily.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The product is widely available online and at chemists and costs around the £1 mark.
I like this face masque. It' easy to use, and after use makes my skin feel nicely clean and moisturised. Great smell, nice and creamy and cheap.
I couldn't ask for more- recommended.
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Every Sunday I will enjoy an hour of "me time" where I will shut myself away and pamper myself with various beauty products. Part of my weekly routine is the use of face masques where I can lie down and close my eyes whilst the product works its magic. I've been a fan of the Swansea based company Montagne Jeunesse for many years and as a result, I have considerable experience with using their face masques; the majority of which I would describe as wonderfully luxurious and well suited for a relaxing pampering experience. I am always tempted by newly launched products, so was intrigued when I discovered Montagne Jeunesse had introduced Very Berry with this review discussing my experience with using it on my T-zone skin.
If you are familiar with Montagne Jeunesse you will be aware of the quirky and unique appearance of the packaging of their face masques, which are presented in 15g curvy and brightly coloured foil sachets. The front of the packaging always displays an image of an extremely happy female who wears the face masque together with a number of its ingredients, which are laden upon her eyes. A point I favour with this brand is that they use a host of natural ingredients and as the name Very Berry would suggest, the product contains the juice of pressed blueberries together with crushed cranberries. Opening the mask is easy by way of the small curved perforated area, which is located on the upper section of the packaging.
As directed by the small diagrams situated on the reverse of the packet, I cleansed my face and gently squeezed the sachet to remove some of the grape coloured masque, which offered the consistency of a face cream. It was easily applied and spread over my skin, but I must admit that I was a little disappointed with the aroma, as I had anticipated a slight sharpness due to the combination of berries. Whilst a fresh aroma was evident, I was able to detect a hint of what I believed to be clay although it is not listed within the ingredients. The masque stung a little once it made contact with my skin and although it wasn't an uncomfortable sensation, I was apprehensive as to whether it suited my skin type. However, determined not to waste my masque I continued to apply it to the remainder of my face.
A minor niggle I have with this range of face masques is that there is nearly always too much in the sachet for a single use. As a result, I nagged my husband to join me in my pampering experience, but he politely refused and informed me that face masques are "women's stuff!". As I had made somewhat of a mess with the foil packaging, I decided against placing the remainder of the masque into a clean plastic bag for a future use and plastered it all over my skin. As directed, I lay back and relaxed for the allotted fifteen minutes whilst I waited for the masque to transform me into a supermodel! The stinging sensation continued for a further five minutes or so after which I was able to witness a comforting cooling sensation. When I was nearing around ten minutes I was able to feel a slight tightness around my chin and cheeks, so despite me layering it on quick thickly, its drying properties were considerably rapid.
After the fifteen minutes I began to wash off the masque, which just as I had anticipated, was a totally messy process and despite being extremely careful, I ended up with blobs of masque all over the floor, the sink, the taps and the window cill! A few areas such as my neck and chin required a little extra pressure as the masque seemed to have embedded itself into my skin, so a quick wipe with a damp flannel was necessary. Whilst my skin appeared a little flush, I felt assured that the masque had thoroughly cleansed my skin and drawn out any dirt and impurities. I love the texture of my skin after applying masques, particularly as its surface was left feeling soft and wonderfully smooth. Whilst I did not experience any dryness or adverse reaction, I always apply a thin layer of moisturiser to assist in settling the skin. Once the slight redness had calmed down, my skin offered a healthy and fresh appearance, which are the results I expect when using these types of products.
If you are familiar with Montagne Jeunesse you will be aware that they are an animal friendly brand and I had to laugh at the information contained on their new face masques where they advise "We're vegetarian and animals are our friends - that's why we don't bash bunnies or add bits of animals!". Their principles are reinforced with some animal paw prints together with the familiar BUAV and Vegetarian Standard logos. There is a fairly lengthy list of ingredients with the majority being natural fruit extracts, so I had the reassurance that I wasn't plonking loads of chemicals onto my skin.
This is a face masque that I will definitely repurchase to join me in my weekly hour of me time and due to the reasons discussed above, it Very Berry receives a full recommendation from me together with five stars. I obtained this masque from Asda and I believe I paid 99p although stores such as Superdrug and Boots also stock the Montagne Jeunesse range. My purchase was part of a three for two promotion and it is on these occasions that I tend to stock up.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading
Now, I enjoy trying out new beauty products as it is, like most of us trying to find those wonder products that could have been designed with us and only us in mind and enjoying treating myself trying to track them down in the process. However, as I've already alluded to in my "5 Reasons I Think I'm Strange" write-up, I don't necessarily do feminism any favours and am even keener to try to look and feel my best when there's a romantic interest in my life - and, by some amazingly unexpected twist of fate, some poor, unsuspecting male has recently wandered into my life and, be it through bad luck or bad judgement, decided he thinks I'm rather nice. I'm sure he'll soon come to his senses but in the meantime it gives me even more incentive to pamper myself and indulge in even more cosmetic products to try to extend the shelf-life of his current deluded state, as I really quite like him.
So it was that I found myself deviating from a simple grocery shop to the beauty section of the local supermarket and perusing the selection of the popular Montagne Jeunesse face masks. I have used these and other face masks before on an irregular basis if I really fancied a treat, but have never managed to factor them into my skin care regime regularly. But, I was feeling indulgent and wanted something that would give my skin a fully moisturising, healthy treatment.
Any female who regularly uses face masks will probably know of this range; they have bold, playful and eyecatching packaging featuring happy, smiley women using their products (and indeed men for their male range). The text is in English as well as translated form on both the front and back.
As I said, I was after moisture in my skin treat but I got even luckier than that when I saw Very Berry - this one is "ultra moisturising and cleansing", so we are told. Brilliant!
The package features another smiling female, this time with a pinky-lilac coloured treatment on her face and blueberries and leaves superimposed over her eyes. These, should you desire to walk into things and stick foliage on your face, would have to be bought separately!
The mixture is blueberry and cranberry, two of my favourites to eat although, as the packaging playfully reminds us on the reverse, you really are NOT meant to eat this, however nice it smells and looks!
To use, you cleanse, apply, kick back for 10-15 minutes and then rinse.
You can find more about Montagne Jenuesse at their website here: www.montagnejeunesse.com. They have started to offer online shopping so indulging in your favourite treats is even easier. Their most common way of producing face masks is in individual treatment packages which retail at roughly £1 each with some degree of variation depending on where you shop - I've frequently seen these on offer in discount stores although sometimes with a reduced range. A sachet of this treatment is £1.09 on their website.
I'm going to take this point to give the company a thorough slap on the back for their ethical stance: on the sachet we are told the following:
"We are vegetarian and animals are our friends - that's why we don't bash bunnies or add bits of animals!"
In short, their products are backed by BUAV and Peta as well as being vegetarian standard. So you can indulge in these knowing that you are not in any way ethically compromised and they even suit the more hardcore vegetarians out there!
If you have time then take a look at the "About Us" section of their website for more information on their environmental and ethical efforts.
Right, let's crack on. So, with a day off and the house to myself, I decided to finally indulge in this little treat. I washed my face, towel dried and applied.
On peeling back the perforated rip-open (which split down the packet but as I was already in the back any spillage wouldn't have ruined my day!) I was greated by a vibrant, fruity scent and a bright pink sachet of what can only be described as goo - which is what I was expecting, so, good! The consistency was such that when the package split it did not run out, and when squeezed out of the opening in the sachet it was pliable and easy to smooth on to my skin.
I often find with the mud masks that there is too much in a sachet but as this is not a drying formula I found that I could slap on the whole lot before chilling with a book. Upon application I felt a bit of a tingle but that soon stopped and my skin felt comfortable and warmed slightly by having a layer of this smothered on it, although it is not advertised as a warming mask as such. Common sense dictates that, if you are going to slap a layer of gloop on your skin, it might get a bit warm after ten minutes, surely?!
Anyway, I enjoyed my fifteen minutes of chilling out and this product had not started to dry in the process so my skin didn't feel in any way tight. This formula was a bit "plasticy" to wash off, in the sense that it doesn't dissolve when you apply water so you have to make sure you do the job properly and I'm afraid that yes, it does also mean you'll have to clean the bath! But is it worth that effort?
In short, yes. I can still lightly smell the berry scent as I type this and that is about two hours after using the mask. I applied my usual moisturizer and foundation after use and I have to say that my skin feels plump, smooth and happy. For £1.09 this is not going to be a miracle cure that removes all your fine lines and turns you into an air brushed hypermodel in ten minutes but for me it does what it had to and what it claimed to - it cleansed, it moisturized and it was an indulgent treat that makes me look a bit better and therefore feel indulged and happy. It's fruity, fun, affordable and there was no bunny bashing involved whatsoever.
Now they just need to invent one that will ensure certain Nice Young Men never come to their senses and realize they could probably do better!
Thanks for reading. This review may also appear on Ciao under the same name.
As you know from my reviews I like to look after my skin and I'm a huge fan of face masques. I like having that 'me' time and relaxing. Face masques are very easy to do at home nowadays and much cheaper than going to a beauty salon. A big thank you goes out to the team at Montagne Jeunesse for sending me this masque to review.
Montagne Jeunesse - Very Berry Ultra Moisturising and Cleansing Masque:
'Bursting with the juice of pressed Blueberries and crushed Cranberries our fruity beauty is packed with antioxidants. Nourishing Peach Kernel oil and soothing Aloe will leave your skin refreshed and cleansed.'
Wow soon as you open the sachet you're instantly hit with a yummy berry fragrance, blueberry being the strongest in my opinion over the cranberry. The masque is a medium consistency a little thinner than some of there other masques from this brand and is a lovely shade of lilac. This for me is certainly one girly masque.
Suitable for skin type -
To start with following the instructions I cleansed my face and patted dry. Next stage was to apply the masque evenly over my face and neck with fingertips, avoiding eyes and lips. Once that was done it was time to lie back and relax for 10-15 minutes, or until the masque dries. I waited for 15 minutes and during that time I could smell the refreshingly sweet aroma from the product, which made the whole relaxing experience that much nicer. To wash the masque off I just rinsed my face off with warm water, and then gently patted dry.
When I washed this masque off (easily done too) feeling my skin it felt wonderfully soft and moisturised, however when I looked in the mirror my face was covered in glitter! Not a look I was going for as within a couple of hours I would have been off to work. So I splashed my face a few times with water, it took and good few splashes to remove the glitter. I went and read the packet again to see if it said anything about glitter; as if it did I wouldn't have put it on before work! However on the sachet it doesn't say anything about glitter.
Glitter aside, this is a rather pleasant masque one I think would go down a treat at a teenage sleep over/slumber party. For me I'm just not overly keen on glitter! The benefits I found from this masque were that it cleansed my face well and left it feeling soft. However after the masque had been washed completely from my face I did start to get a slight tight/dry feel. This could have been down to me rinsing my face several times in order to get glitter free. So I just used from simple vitamin E moisturiser and the tightness soon disappeared.
Packaging is set in true Montagne Jeunesse style with its bright appearance and a model showing the masque off in a blown up size in all its glory. The sachet itself is easy to open; there is a perforated edge at the top of the sachet you just pull open to obtain the contents.
Main ingredients within this masque are-
Blueberries - This contains vitamins B and C that helps reduce any inflammation and aids to reduce appearance of spots.
Cranberries - Rich in omega 3, 6 and 9, anti-oxidant properties and the natural oils absorbed by the skin help to avoid premature aging.
Aloe Vera - A lot of people will know just how good this is for your skin, in this case it is added to the masque cool, soothe and soften the skin.
Obviously there are many more ingredients within this masque I just listed the three main ones, if you would like more details and a full ingredient glossary please see their web site.
Price and Availability:
This masque costs just £1.09 which is a great price, and also on 4 for the price of 3 on the Montagne Jeunesse web page. You can also pick these up for around the same price from the likes of Asda, Superdrug and Bodycare. These masques are also on offer in Boots, only £1.00 each and part of there 3 for 2 at the moment.
I did rather like this masque however now put off by the glitter, nevertheless was left with a fresh and soft face so not all bad at the end of the day. The refreshed feeling I'm pleased to state also stayed with me for the duration of the day, which was wonderful.
I personally think these masques are excellent value for money and cheaper than going to get a facial which minimum price these days seems to be around the £25/£30 mark. I would recommend giving this brand a go as they have a huge array of masques to suit all needs.
Four out of five stars from me.
Thank you for reading.
Montagne Jeunesse does have a rather fun looking web site where you can find out about their new product, and the rest of the Montagne Jeunesse range. They don't just do face masques they also do bath, hair, lip and massage products.
Montagne Jeunesse is Vegetarian Society Approved, BUAV Approved, Not tested on animals and has received Prima Beauty Award. You can also sign up to be on their 'Beauty Panel' and if selected, from time to time you will receive products in development and when you return the questionnaire to them they will send free goodies!
Aqua (Purified water), Glyceryl stearate SE (Plant origin), Stearic acid (Plant origin), Glycol stearate (Plant origin), Glycerin (Plant origin), Bentonite (Natural clay), Cl 77891 (Titanium dioxide), Glyceryl stearate (Plant origin), Coco-glucoside (Sugar origin), Prunus persica (Peach) kernel oil, PEG-100 stearate, Xanthan gum (Natural thickener), Propylene glycol, Caprylyl glycol, Mica (Natural mineral), Parfum (Fragrance), Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) fruit extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice, Vaccinium angustifolium (Blueberry) fruit extract, Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry) fruit extract, Vitis vinifera (Grape) extract, Phenoxyethanol, Cl 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Cl 42090 (Blue 1 Lake)