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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Review: Montagne Jeunesse Break-Out Mask

You may have noticed I've been on a bit of a face mask rampage recently, so when Montagne Jeunesse contacted me asking if I'd like to try out their new Skin Heroes range, I was more than happy to say yes!
The range consists of four two-step face masks, each aimed at addressing a specific skin complaint, plus a de-clog nose pore strip.

Given that my skin has been truly awful recently, I decided to start with the Break-Out Mask, designed for "problem skin, prone to eruptions" - that's me unfortunately at the moment! The premise of these masks is simple - you get a mask, designed to treat whatever complaint you have, but it comes with a moisturiser to complement it. Obviously you should always moisturise after using a face mask, but this way you (theoretically) continue the benefits. Sounds good to me!
The Break-Out Mask contains Tea Tree Oil to calm, Canadian Willowherb to sooth, and Witch Hazel to treat blemishes.

As always, I apply to clean, steamed skin (ta-dah!) and leave for fifteen minutes or so. This smells strongly of Tea Tree, which personally I love, but if you're not so keen this might put you off. It feels cool and tingly on the skin as it dries.

While we wait for the mask to do it's magic, here are my thoughts so far:

  • I'd like it if the mask and moisturiser sections of the sachet were perforated so you could separate them. I don't know about anyone else but I tend to get the sachet covered in mask whilst applying it so I like to put it straight in the bin once I'm done. Thankfully I thought of this in advance, so I carefully cut the two apart to avoid this problem.
  • This is just me, but I always ignore the 'tear to open' thingy on packets and use scissors instead - so much less mess!
  • These face masks seem to contain a little less than the regular Montagne Jeunesse range. I usually make a sachet do two applications but these are just right for one.
  • I wish Montagne Jeunesse would do larger containers, like a squeezy tube or something, of their face masks. Sachets are great for trying things out but they're not recyclable and they're not the most economical way of buying things, I for one like to buy in bulk!

    I rinsed with lots of warm water and a face cloth, even before moisturising this left my face feeling really soft and smooth, and the wannabe volcano on my forehead was looking distinctly less red.

    I then applied the moisturiser which, again, contains Tea Tree Oil and Canadian Willowherb to calm and sooth your face. Like the mask, it feels cool and tingly and you can definitely smell the Tea Tree! This took a little while to work into the skin but there is loads in the sachet so it'll last three or four applications. Overall, I really like this mask and will definitely be re-purchasing. The Skin Heroes range retails at £1.49 each and is available from all the usual places or from the Montagne Jeunesse website!


    PS, It's May! When did that happen!?
    (This item was provided by PR for a review. As always, all opinions are honest.)

    1. I always have issues with the packets that want you to tear them open. They always get jammed midway so I have to always use the scissors. Is it bad that I'm 25 and never used a face mask?!


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