Review: Montagne Jeunesse Black Seaweed Peel Off Masque*
I was recently sent a couple of Montagne Jeunesse's new face masks to try out, one of which was their Black Seaweed Peel Off Masque with Laver Seaweed and Sea Buckthorn. I have to admit I was pretty keen to try this one out almost entirely because it's black; it definitely appealed to my inner goth!! This interest was compounded by the peel-off nature of the mask, as peel-offs are definitely my favourite kind of face mask; everyone knows they're the most satisfying! Montagne Jeunesse say, "Our chopped black Laver Seaweed (from the Welsh seaside) and crushed Sea Buckthorn berries are pressed together to make our black peel off mask. A seaside detox to cleanse deeply and peel off dirt and grease weekly. Ultra deep cleansing straight from the sea."
I followed the instructions on the sachet, cleansing my face before applying in an even layer, avoiding my eye areas. The mask is quite a thick, black gel-like liquid which kind of made me feel like I was rubbing tar onto my face; nonetheless, it spread quite easily and didn't sting at all as I applied it. As it dried, I could feel the mask growing tighter around my nose and mouth, which is always the sign of a good peel-off in my book! The mask did seem to 'run' slightly on my face, hence the drips you can see below. After about twenty minutes I began peeling off from these areas first, followed by the rest of the mask. As it lifted away from my skin, I could see it pulling gunk from my pores, and all the dead skin cells were visible on the "inside" of the mask - gross but satisfying to know it's doing its job so well! The mask peeled off really easily with the exception of a patch on either cheek where the dripping had made it slightly too thick, but another ten minutes drying time saw that peel off, too. I followed this up with a shower as I invariably get bits of peel-off stuck in my hair and eyebrows... Once I was done, my skin was left looking much brighter and feeling smoother and softer than previously; I also had noticeably fewer blocked pores, particularly on and around my nose. These results have lasted a good few days which makes this mask a winner for me!
Montagne Jeunesse's Black Seaweed Peel Off Masque is available directly from the Montagne Jeunesse website, priced at just £1 for a 10ml sachet, which I think makes it really good value and definitely puts it in the 'affordable weekly treat' category! I'd recommend this for those who need a good pore clear-out or are after a little bit of brightening; I'll definitely be repurchasing. Have you tried a black peel-off mask? How often do you use face masks? What's your favourite Montagne Jeunesse Mask?
[*Please note this product was provided for review purposes; this does not affect my review, as always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.]