Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea 'Anti-Stress' Mud Pac Face Mask
Another day, another face mask review! Okay, so I don't review face masks quite that frequently, but readers of my previous reviews may have noticed I have a bit of a thing for skincare products, with Montagne Jeunesse face masks being something I tend to use on a fairly regular basis.
I've been suffering a bit with my skin recently, and have had a number of unattractive, angry-looking blemishes pop up out of nowhere. I picked this mask up a while ago in Primark and felt that I might as well give it a go as it claims to 'ultra deep pore cleanse'. And here's how I got on...
This mask comes in Montagne Jeunesse's signature oval-shaped single-use sachet. The sachet is pink and purple in colour with an image on the front of a woman wearing a bright turquoise face mask and some leaves over her eyes (please note: the mask itself isn't this colour - it is more of a light bluey-green colour, as shown on the back of the packaging). The front of the sachet has text to display the product name, explaining that it is for normal, oily and T-zone skin and also advertises the mask's 'anti stress' and 'ultra deep pore cleansing' credentials.
The back of the sachet includes logos to show that the mask is BUAV (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) approved (i,e. not tested on animals) and Vegetarian Society approved. There are instructions for use in English, French and Spanish, as well as an ingredient list (with key ingredients highlighted by the use of colourful text) and a statement reading 'We've harvested ultra deep cleansing Dead Sea Mud to draw out impurities and open blocked pores to leave skin feeling cleansed and soft'. The sachet rips open easily, with a side opening that allows you to squeeze out a thin stream of the mask.
Using the Mask
As I opened up the package, I got a whiff of a nice, relaxing, summery scent. The fragrance is a little difficult to describe, but if you've used any 'deep-sea mineral' type products before it's that sort of a smell but in a subtle and fresh way. It's a nice 'clean' scent, but it doesn't smell sterile, just pleasant. The mask squeezed easily out of the packet and I built up a layer of it over my face, after cleansing my face with warm water as instructed to. Now normally I'd use the entire sachet and layer the mask on thickly but this time I decided to use less so that I'd be able to get two uses out of it. I was easily able to cover my entire face with half the packet without feeling that I wasn't using enough product to get a good result, which shows how generous the amount provided in the sachet is. Alternatively, I don't like to use face masks on my neck and just stick to putting them on my face, but there would certainly be enough in the packet for full facial and neck coverage for those who prefer to use face masks this way.
The mask has a pleasant, thick consistency and feels cool when applied. The scent stuck around after the initial application, but it was subtle rather than overpowering, and nice enough to help me relax.