Friday, February 15, 2013

Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Clay Spa Mask




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?

xx

16 comments:

  1. I haven't tried this one but really love Montagne Jenusse masks :) I also love that they're in sachets rather than the full tubes the more expensive ones come in because I'm much less likely to get bored. Will have to keep an eye out for this x

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    1. Yes, same here, although I do like to have some higher-end ones on hand if I know that they are effective, as I think they tend to work better than the sachets. I love sachets for when I don't have any particular skin concern and just fancy a pamper :)xx

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  2. I have the peel-off montague jenusse mask, it feels very average compared to others, wonder if I'll get this one here.

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    1. I haven't tried that one, I do like their fruity/chocolatey ones, for the smell if nothing else! Ha xx

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  3. Yum, I love Montagne Jeunesse. My favourite is the Dark Chocolate deep cleansing mud mask. I love it so much, I stopped buying sachets and bought a tottle of it! It's good for 10 uses.
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    1. Ooh, that sounds lovely, didn't know they did bottles either. Do you find it effective or is it just that it's really pleasant to use?xx

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  4. I always want to try face masks but just never get round to it! I might try one now :)

    good post!

    xxx
    Hannah

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    1. Once you do, you'll never go back, they're so addictive! Ha xx

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  5. I'm a sucker for masks in sachets too! It's so convenient and appealing in the store - Boho Vanity

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    1. Yeah, they're great for a quick pick-me-up and there's lots of variety :)xx

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  6. Ahhh this looks lovely, I'd Love to try them out but when I was about 10 me and a friend put on one and the next day our cheeks where BRIGHT red from a weird reaction never tried one again lol, I might do though never know! Great review :)

    Jazz x

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    1. Haha, oops! Maybe your skin was too young for it? I think it can be quite sensitive at that age. But there are lots of different ones available now anyway so maybe there's one to suit you :)
      If you're worried then you could always go a bit more high-end, or get one for any specific skin concerns you have xx

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  7. I picked up a couple of these masks to try recently, I haven't used them in years. x

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    1. I know, bit of a blast from the past! Ha xx

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  8. I love the idea of face masks, but I'm scared they will damage/burn my skin because I have really sensitive skin. I love the Simple sensitive skin range, so maybe I should have a shot at their face mask.

    A little off topic, but where did you get your floral duvet cover from? its soo quirky

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    xxx

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    1. It's actually not a duvet cover hun, it's a silk harem jumpsuit type thing I thought would make a pretty background :) I bought it in Brazil, but it came from Thailand, so it might be a bit hard to get hold of one :(
      Urban Outfitters have got some really beautiful bedding in at the moment though, and one or two of them are that kind of material/print if that's any use.
      I hope you find a mask that suits you as they are such a treat, it's such a shame your skin is so sensitive but there must be something out there for you. I'm not sure if Avene do face masks, but they have a great skincare range for sensitive skin, so I'm told xxx

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