Being a total hermit over the opening weekend of the Olympics does have it’s advantages. Number One, I’ve watched some incredible sport and Number Two, it has been the perfect opportunity to give my skin a little TLC after such a busy week at work. Yesterday I decided to treat myself to a little face mask as the weather has been playing havoc on my skin.
I reached towards the Montagne Jennesse ‘Pressed Sea Kelp Dead Sea Mud Spa’ mask*. I love Montagne Jennesse products. I remember being in my teens and using these all the time because they were reasonably priced and easily accessible skin care products that I loved to use.
What makes Montagne Jennesse masks different to your average face mask out of a bottle is that they are bamboo fabric sheets coated and infused with the mud and clay. Each sachet contains one mask that you can use once and the idea is that you lay the sheet across your face, relax for 15 minutes, peel it off, massage it in and finally rinse off.
As you can see from my photo the mask is WAY to big for my face! It’s not a problem though as the sheet will easily manipulate your face shape. I just had to fold it a bit at the top and around my eye area and it was the perfect fit. Better for it to be too big than too small! I gave my mum and the dog a bit of a laugh when I came down the stairs with it on.
The mask was really cold and very refreshing on my face. I could feel it tingling and that always makes you think that it is really doing something on your face. The smell was fresh and I just lay back and almost fell asleep with it on because I was just that relaxed!
After 15 minutes I pulled the mask off in one piece and spent five minutes massaging the mud into my skin and then used a flannel to wipe it all off. I was left with a little bit of dry mud on my fingers but this came off easily with warm water. After towel drying my face it felt squeaky clean and unsurprisingly the mask hadn’t dried my face out like some can.
Overall I really enjoyed using this mask. It was quick, easy and mess free. I have the ‘Glacial Clay Spa’ mask to test as well later on in the week so look out for that. Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas are £1.49 and available from Boots (Mid-August), ASDA (September) and now available at www.montagnejeunesse.com All their products are vegetarian-approved, made from natural ingredients and paraben-free. In their own words ‘Montagne Jeunesse is proud of its uncompromising natural credentials and ethos for ‘Conservation of Energy, Protection of Animals and the Environment’ and that earns a massive kudos from me!
What’s your favourite Montagne Jeunesse Mask?