Over the past few weeks the Canadian Beauty Bloggers have been testing out Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks in order to determine which type of mask is the best. You’ll find links to the summary posts about each mask on our website, but I have decided to round up my reviews into two posts, each featuring three different masks. The first three ones I have to share are the Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks in Hot Chocolate Self Heating*, Manuka Honey Peel Off* and Nut Oil*. All three masks cost under $3 and are available at Walmart as well as Lawtons which is were I regularly see them. They all contain a generous amount of product, but the packaging isn’t great for storage, however if you had a friend around you could probably get two uses out of them.
Montagne Jeunesse Hot Chocolate Self Heating Face Mask smells and looks exactly like what you would expect–chocolate. To me it’s actually very chocolate orange, like those Terry oranges you get at Christmas. It is very messy to both apply and rinse off and will stain your sink if you’re not careful to rinse well. The self-heating bit happens for a couple minutes, although I would have been happy if it lasted even longer as it was pretty cool. The mask itself never dries. After I rinsed it off my skin felt smooth but a bit dry, so if you already have dry skin this mask is probably a poor choice. However, it definitely tightened up my pores and helped make my skin look better.
Montagne Jeunesse Manuka Honey Peel Off Face Mask had one of my very favourite scents, real honey. It’s amazing. There’s also a hint of jasmine, and it’s the kind of scent I prefer to the chocolate mask. The texture is also quite similar to honey. Peel off masks have to be applied pretty thin or not all of it will dry, however knowing that I didn’t have any issues and it peeled off very easily in one large piece with the exception of a tiny bit that was rinsed off afterwards. When it dries it gets really tight which makes it hard to talk, and afterwards it leaves the skin feeling tight but smooth. Although I always love the clean smooth feeling of my skin after a peel-off mask, it wasn’t so incredibly amazing that I have never felt anything like it before. However the scent and easy clean up and fun component to it makes this a definite winner for me.
Montagne Jeunesse Nut Oil Face Mask had quite a strong scent, but it was nutty so I loved it and once it’s on your face it’s less powerful, however I would still not recommend it for those that are extremely sensitive to scent. There’s loads of product and it applies quite easily and smoothly, starting to tighten and dry after about 5 minutes. It does harden quite tight and makes your face difficult to move in a way that became uncomfortable for me after 15 minutes, when the suggested time is 15-20 minutes. Rinsing it off took a little while but wasn’t too bad. It did feel very cleansing and purifying, and although the oils are supposed to help with moisture it took a little while for my skin to no longer feel tight from having the mud on it.
So how is the Montagne Jeunesse Mask Off going so far? Three great masks, any of which I would recommend. They all smell amazing! I think the Nut Oil is my favourite so far as long as I don’t leave it on for too long. I really like the Hot Chocolate as well but I prefer a bit of an easier cleanup, and the Manuka Honey Peel Off is a great choice for a peel off mask. I’ll be back in a couple weeks with the rest of the masks!
What kind of mask do you prefer?