Product Type: Montagne Jeunesse body care
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A very sweet, if not slightly sickly face mask
Montagne Jeunesse White Chocolate Masque
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Montagne Jeunesse White Chocolate Masque
Advantages: Left skin feeling and looking deeply cleansed, fresher and brighter
Disadvantages: Left skin a bit dry
My first amazon voucher, courtesy of Dooyoo, was spent on a few Crayola bits and bobs for the kids as well as a pack of 6 pick and mix Montgane Jeneusse face masks. Last night I decided to try the white chocolate one, which is an ultra deep cleansing mask.
The Montagne Jeunesse white chocolate mask comes in a foil sachet that contains 17 grams and is perforated for ease of use. On the front there is a picture of a smiling lady with the mask on, leaves and chunks of white chocolate over her eyes. In the background there are also further pieces of white chocolate. The packaging is quite fun and attractive.
The ingredients of this masque include natural clay, sea salt (which have cleansing properties) and cocoa seed butter, carrot seed oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba seed oil and vitamin e (which have moisturising properties). Montagne Jeneusse claim that this mask will leave your skin deeply cleansed and as smooth as the softest cream.
Before using the mask I cleansed my skin and then proceeded to applying it. The mask itself is a light cream colour and quite thick in consistency. I found it very easy to spread it all over my face with my fingers, and there was a nice cool sensation to begin with. I found that the sachet contained much more than what I needed just for one application, but certainly not enough for a second one, so I ended up using about two thirds of it, and ended up with quite a thick layer of it on my face. The scent of this mask in my opinion is not necessarily that of white chocolate but a cross between shea and cocoa butter, but very very sweet and resembling that of something you would eat for dessert! It is certainly not for those that are not keen on sweet, if not slightly sickly scents! Also beware, it lingers on for a couple of hours after use.
After about 5 minutes of having it on, the mask began to dry up. Apart from the typical tight sensation that comes with all clay masks, there were no itching, tingling or stinging, that I sometimes experience when using other face masks. I left it on for 15 minutes (the scent was starting to make me feel a bit sick to be quite honest) and than made my way back to the bathroom ready to take it off and expecting a lot of mess! However, it was easily removed with a warm wet face cloth; the mask returned to its creamy consistency as soon as it came into contact with it, so it was easily wiped off.
My first impressions of my face were that it definitely looked and felt deeply cleansed, refreshed, brighter and more even than before. However it did not feel particularly moisturised, but it was in fact left drier than prior to application. This was not a problem as I immediately applied my night time cream and my face certainly felt and looked better than before using the mask. I was quite pleased with the results until this morning when I woke up to find 4 or 5 little white spots (looked like milk spots) on my chin! I very rarely get spots so I assume that these were in fact the result of having used this mask the night before.
I am not sure if this is a reaction to the mask or it means that the mask has simply brought up all the crap from under my skin to the surface, which might be a good thing!
Despite this, I will try the rest of the Montagne Jeneusse face masks which I purchased and will also review these in time. All in all, the white chocolate face mask was a reasonably ok face treatment, but I don't think I would purchase this particular one again, simply because I found the fragrance a bit too sickly for my liking (even though I do usually love sweet scents) and because I am still not sure about those little spots. I have therefore awarded this mask 3 out of 5 doyoo stars, thank you for reading my review!
Summary: This mask is excellent for cleansing and refreshing your face, but beware of the overly sweet scent