On my most recent visit to Boots, I discovered these Montagne Jeunesse face masks. They’re vegetarian, animal-cruelty free, and contain lots of beneficial natural ingredients. If all that sounds good, they’re super cheap: costing from £1 to £1.50 for each sachet. And they were on 3 for 2, so I bought 6!
It’s recommended that you use them once a week, so with that in mind, I’ve decided to start a blogging mini-series about them. Every Sunday, for 6 weeks (starting today!), I’ll do a review of the face mask I’ve used that week, starting with….
The Super Fruit Mud Mask – £1
- Kaolin: also known as China Clay. A naturally occurring soft clay. Deep cleansing; draws out any impurities; exfoliates dead skin cells and debris from the skins surface. Popular ingredient in natural mud masks.
- Dead Sea Salt: has been used for skin care for thousands of years. Effective at treating skin conditions like dry skin, eczema, stress, skin allergies etc.
- Acai Fruit Extract: Acai berries one of the planets highest sources of antioxidants (1 berry has 10x the amount a grape and 2x the amount of a blueberry). Anti-aging and anti-inflammatory. Contain fatty acids to support structure and firmness of skin. Source of Vitamin C, B, E and minerals.
- Pomegranite Fruit Extract: contains vitamins A, C and E, iron and other antioxidants (such as tannins). Help protect again cellular damage and ageing.
- Goji Berry Extract: have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Excellent source of antioxidants and Vitamin C. Contains beta-carotene (a pigment found in plants and fruits) which helps to promote healthy skin.
I removed my make-up and washed my face with my normal cleanser, before patting dry and applying the mask. The first thing I noticed was the gorgeous scent – you can really smell all the tropical berries. Each sachet is one-application only, which you’d expect for the price. However, unlike most one-use products I’ve used, these packets contain a lot of product! There was enough in there for a thick layer of mask all over my face, with some to spare.
You’re meant to leave the masks on for 15-20 minutes, but I got distracted in the bath and left mine on for 30. I didn’t get any irritation from the mask, but I have seen reviews from people that have, so bear that in mind if you have very sensitive skin.
When I removed the mask, my skin felt super soft and moisturised but unfortunately it hadn’t cleared out my pores and blackheads like I was expecting it to. However, I didn’t remove it properly with a muslin cloth and hot water, so that might help next time. Although I wasn’t overly impressed with the results on the night I used it, I definitely noticed a reduction in the amount of spots I was getting in the days after and it helped with some of my wintry dry-skin patches.
Overall, for £1, this mask is excellent value for money. If you’re on a budget but still want a bit of luxury, or if you’ve got a bit of spare change knocking around your purse, I would definitely recommend this mask! It’s not the best face mask I’ve ever used, but it’s also not the worst!
Panda Eyes xx