Years back, when I was a teenager (don't I feel old!), there was little I loved more than kicking back at a sleepover with the girls, my face plastered in a deliciously fruity-smelling Montagne Jeunesse face mask and a couple of slices of cucumber on my eyes.
Fast forward a few years, and I haven't tried one of these sachets of goodness in years, so imagine my joy when I found this Glacial Clay Spa Mask in a giveaway prize parcel from the lovely Suzy.
The Glacial Clay Spa mask is a rather unbecoming cloth mask with holes for all your vital facial features (eyes, nose and mouth), and boasts the benefits of real clay, arctic cloudberry and red grape. It's quite easy to get your hands covered in clay dust when pressing this onto your face, so you will definitely need to give them a quick rinse afterwards. The mask is ready to use, and simply has to be pressed onto the skin and left to dry for ten minutes. Personally, I found this something of a challenge, as due to my weirdly small face it seemed to be a little bit on the large side. But, after some experimentation, the mask was in place and I was ready to relax.
Now, you might expect this mask to have something of a fruity aroma, what with the berries and grapes, but it doesn't - nor does it smell like your average clay mask. In actual fact, I felt as though I had spritzed my face with men's aftershave, which to be honest is not what I really want from a facemask, but hey - I don't judge on smell alone.
Luckily, the results were worth the wait, and the mask left my skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed. It's not a miracle mask, and I probably wouldn't go for this particular variety again, just because I think that Montagne Jeunesse do some better smelling ones, but at the same time I wouldn't say no if I found myself with another sachet.
I do like that these masks come in sachets, as it's a great way to stock up on a few different varieties and try them all out. Most of the face masks I buy nowadays (mainly from Origins and Ren at the moment) are expensive and can only be bought in full-size tubes - great if you love it, but sometimes I want a bit of variety - isn't that the spice of life?
What is your favourite face mask? Any recommendations?