Tuesday 13 May 2014

Montagne Jeunesse Mask Roundup*

*Press Samples

Montagne Jeunesse Masks Roundup review

While the other CBB girls were pitting mask against mask (beauty, it’s a cruel world…) I was slowly making my way through the Montagne Jeunesse Masks ($2-3CDN) as well. Though the packaging images scare me (no… I don’t really want olives coming out of my eyes…), and the names are lengthy, the contents of each pouch are worth a few mentions.

Dead Sea Mud Spa Mask review (Extraordinary Cleansing Experience) montagne jeunesse

Dead Sea Mud Spa Mask (Extraordinary Cleansing Experience)
(Pressed Sea Kelp)
The very strong perfume/cologne scent is overpowering. It also has a very strong minty feel when applied to the face. These two factors disallowed me from wearing the mask for the required 10 mins since my eyes started water. The mask also does not have cuts in the fabric to fold around your face. A slight rinse of the face after removal, reveals clean and bright skin. A light layer of moisturizer was a good way to finish this one off.

montagne jeunesse Virgin Olive Mask (Ultra Deep Cleansing Masque) review

Virgin Olive Mask (Ultra Deep Cleansing Masque)
(Olive Oil and Shea Butter)
As this masked dried, I could see the oil being pulled from my pores, much like the Glam Glow masks.  After washing, my pores seemed cleaner but you definitely had to moisturize afterwards. This had a magazine perfume smell to it which was bearable but not preferred.

montagne jeunesse Apricot Scrub Mask (Deep Exfoliating and Ultra Cleansing) review

Apricot Scrub Mask (Deep Exfoliating and Ultra Cleansing)
(Apricot and Mango)

This has an incredible mango scent that lifts you up and makes you envision big bowls of the yellow-orange fruit. The kernels are slightly larger than those of the St Ives Apricot Scrub. Since you can’t massaging the kernels after dry-down, exfoliate first and wait for the mask to set. This washes off easily though getting each kernel off your face is tricky but is the case for all masks of this kind. My skin was very smooth and soft afterwards.

montagne jeunesse Clean-Up Mud Mask review

Clean-Up Mud Mask (Deep Cleansing with Aloe Juice for Blemish Prone Skin)
(Aloe Vera and Willow)
This had a nice tiger balm, eucalyptus-y smell to it. It spreads easily and dries at a good rate. You don’t see the oil being pulled as in the Virgin Olive Mask but it does still clean up your pores. A good basic option.

montagne jeunesse Hot Chocolate Mask (Pore Cleansing Sauna Masque) review

Hot Chocolate Mask (Pore Cleansing Sauna Masque)
(Cocoa and Orange)
If you're a fan of orange chocolate, this is the mask for you. The scent is exactly that of orange chocolate and the thick mask spreads easily over the face with lots of product to spare. It warms up upon application and stays warm for the duration of the wear. Though the mask doesn't harden upon drying, washing off produces smooth skin and my pores seemed a little cleaner.

montagne jeunesse green tea peel off mask review

Green Tea Peel Off Mask (Detox and Pore Cleansing Masque)

(Green Tea and Ginger)
The had a vicious consistancy, almost like dish soap and a lighter magazine perfume sample type smell which faded away. It smoothed on nicely and tightened as it dried. I was worried it would hurt when I was going to peel it off but it didn't tug at my skin or cause any pain. Most of it peeled off together but I had to go back for some bits. I didn't feel like this did much for my skin.

In general...
there is lots of product in each pouch to allow for a really nice thick layer to be applied onto the skin. The packaging makes for very messy retrieval of the mask and no way to save product if you want to apply a thin layer but its nice to have so much product in on pouch. Mostly, they all do the job and are comparable to most masks I have tried. 

Least Favorite: Dead Sea Mud Spa Mask

Most Favorite: Apricot Scrub

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