Montagne Jeunesse Blemish Mud Mask – Aloe And Willow

Another mask day rewiew!

I actually used this on Saturday, but I always try to leave it a few days, in case any side effects happen a few days afterwards (like the excessive oil production with one of the other masks).

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This was a mud mask sent to me by Mystic. Gosh, she sent me so much stuff!

I was already in the shower when I decided to use a mask, so I pretty much just grabbed a random one. I had no specific need that morning. I opened it and noticed it smelled overwhelmingly ‘green’, of trees and plants, the way they smell after the rain when they have been mushed up a bit – just green. It wasn’t pleasant, but it wasn’t super horrid, so I went with it.

Just over ten minutes (or, in actual fact, two and a half Aerosmith songs) later, I rinsed it away. This was much easier in the shower than it is when i’m not in it!

My face was a little red, probably caused a bit the warm sponge, and a little from the product itself, but after it calmed down, I took a good look in the mirror.

My face was lovelt and clean. Smooth, shint (maybe a little too much), and no residue at all. I used my Garnier moisturiser and went about my day. By Saturday night, no breakouts had happened, and my face is still behaving, my skin still felt great.

Comments on new Garnier moisturiser to come!

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Tiny Pamper Session

Today was a miserable day, weather wise. I set out to work at 08.40 in the cold, and came back at just before 17.00 in the rain. So, I decided i’d eat some scones with jam (no cream, it went off so I had to throw it away), and declared the day ‘face pack day’.

This was the choice –

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Montagne Jeunesse Ultra Deep Cleansing Masque

It came out really thick, parts of it as if it was made of chunks of chocolate. It went on pretty thick, with enough left over for my neck too. It smelled like white chocolate, but in the same way as the Options hot chocolate, a gentle smell rather than a strong, overpowering one.

I left it on for the set time. It dried and cracked, pulled a little as usual, but no itching or burning. Great!

When it came to taking it off, it was pretty difficult. I started with makeup remover pads, quickly moving on to a damp towel, as the mask was not budging. I had to scrub quite hard, which felt a bit harsh as the masque had made my skin soft.

Once it had been removed, I had a look and my face looked much smoother and pores slightly less noticeable. It did not, however, fix the massive spot near the edge of my jawbone. I did not expect it would.

This masque did make my skin feel soft tovthe touch, but a bit dry and tight. I followed it up with this for moisturising –

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Caudalie Divine Oil

I will do a proper review on the Caudalie later.

My face feels (and kind of looks) lovely now. But we shall see tomorrow if my face objects to this combination of products. So far so good!

Montagne Jeunesse Pawpaw Peel Off Pore Blast

A week or so ago I used this –

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Now, I know it seems a bit slack to leave it a week to post up a review, but see, I wanted to see how it was going to go. I’ll explain a bit further down…

This smelled LOVELY. It was fruity, tropical, I assume it smelled of pawpaw. I don’t think i’ve ever had one. Is it another name for papaya? I really liked the scent. The consistency was as you would expect, clear, sticky, gets between your fingers a bit.

I put it on my face and went back to watch television. It felt good, no stinging or dripping, and I felt it start to peel itself off round the edges as I opened my mouth after it dried. It came off fairly well, quite large pieces (except for the bits from my eyebrows, as usual). My face was left clearer, smoother and the pores were indeed a little less noticeable.

Now, this is why I left it a week to review. Nothing else in my routine has changed.  Yet, within a few hoirs of using this, my face got really oily. And it’s fairly oily as it is. I can only assume it was this masque that created the oily breakout, which in the coming days resulted in a terrible spot coming out on my jawline.

Probably not for me.

So, it smells great, but made my face

Montagne Jeunesse Hot Chocolate Mask

I’ve just finished washing this off my face –

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II was really naughty though.  I habe no idea how long it was on my face.  I was enjoying the smell too much as it surrounded my face in loveliness.

This mask is a self heating mask, with the texture, appropriately, of the scent it is attempting to imitate.  It felt like I had pasted my face with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, which for anyone not familiar is an orange oil infused milk chocolate ball, roughly fist sized.  You should try one. 

The mask was heavenly.  The heat didn’t last as long as I would have liked, probably as long as it took from me to walk from the bathroom to the bedroom and sit down, but it was a pleasant heat, rather than a more intense heat that other brands give.

I think it was on for about twenty minutes.  I think.  I wouldn’t like to put money on it.  As ever, I got it in my hair, and struggled to wash it off properly, but now I have, my face feels soft.  My pores are meant to be cleansed, and looking in the mirror I must admit, I think the job has been done.  They are visible, but there is nothing in them.  Lovely and clean.  With no tightness, which I get from a lot of products.

I rate this one highly.  Very highly indeed, on both effect and fragrance.