13 January 2011

Review: Montagne Jeunesse Sauna masque

I've tried a few masks from Montagne Jeunesse already and I was really curious about this one cause I had never tried a self heating sauna mask before. This mask is for normal, oily (t-zone) skin.  

Sauna masque
Cleanse to the core with rich red clay & plant extracts; feel the heat help open pores allowing impurities to be drawn out, clearing excess oils without the mask drying, so your skin is left smooth & deep pore clean. You can only use this mask once.

Price: The mask is around €1,80. I bought it for €1.-, since it was on sale at a Dutch drugstore.

How to use?
Thoroughly cleanse your face with warm water only and leave it wet. Apply the mask evenly to face and neck, avoiding eyes & lips. Leave it on for 5 minutes to experience the immediate warming effect and let the aromatherapy oils relax and d-stress you. Rinse it with water after those 5 minutes and pat your face dry. Use twice weekly.

Scent and texture
I don't like the scent of the mask it smells a bit chemical =/. On the packaging it says that it's clay but the texture is very creamy/watery and it is very thin. You can see that it's almost dripping off my brush and it really was dripping off my face during the 5 minutes when I had the mask on x_x".
There is only 15g, 0.5 oz in this packaging and I only had a THIN layer on my face >.<" usually there is plenty of mask in it.. Such a pity =/.

Packaging and color
I had to tear the packaging open and squeeze the mask out. I didn't like the packaging of this mask cause it was dripping, I made such a mess in the bathroom because of this =.=". The color of the mask is pink while it says that it's a red mask on the packaging hmmm o__O'.

Propylene glycol, Zeolite, Kaolin, Glycerin, Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) peel oil, Panax ginseng root extract, Cereus grandiflorus (Cactus) flower extract, Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) flower extract, Jasminum officinale (Jasmine) flower extract, Citrus aurantifolia (Lime) peel extract, Juglans nigra (Black Walnut) shell extract, Cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose, Parfum (fragrance), Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Isopropyl myristate, Limonene, CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake)

My opinion
Repurchase? NO!
When I applied it, I directly felt the self heating effect, it was warm o_o" but quite relaxing though~ I only had to apply it on for 5 minutes, which was very short, you can't really relax in 5 minutes right? Besides, the mask was dripping off my face =/, the texture was way too thin, it had a chemical scent and there isn't much in one packaging. It's not worth the money. My skin did feel soft after I rinsed my face, but it didn't clean my pores =.=".

My rate: ♥♥♥ 0.5/5 (Only because of the self heating effect)


    I wanted to try it out but thank goodness that I didn't <3 xox

  2. Jammer. Nee deze koop ik niet!

  3. Hello~
    I just read your comment on my Blog(´・ω・`)
    And i wanted to say thank you so much~ and sorry for late answer.. :(

    Your blog is very cute and i will follow you♥ :)
    and i love the colour of the masque !! :)

  4. yeah >.<" I really don't recommend this mask =/

  5. :O It was DRIPPING?! The mask you gave me was like a muddy texture like how it is supposed to be. It had a strong asian minty smell to it. LOL I don't know how to explain it. It took me forever to take it off. I even scared my brother with the mask on LOLOL

  6. Aw jammer dat het niet werkte.. het roze goedje ziet er wel erg vet uit haha
    Ik ben dol op maskers trouwens, alleen de laatste tijd (al een half jaar ondertussen) heb ik er geen tijd meer voor, maar toen ik in je blog las "relaxing" toen dacht ik oohh~ moet weer aan een maskertje :3
    Nog een goeie tip?

    Trouwens ik heb je een award gegeven ^^
    Hope you like it :)

  7. Reply to Michelle and Tasjs,

    @michelle, that mask which I gave you has a lavender scent, I haven't tried that one yet, so I don't know how that one is xD lol.. did you like it or did it suck? hahahah I always scare my dad with a mask on in the middle of the night lol so much fun =p

    @Tasja, Ik ben zelf ook dol op maskers, probeer echt allerlei soorten uit xD. Maar mijn favoriet blijft toch wel facial masks/ sheet masks, die zijn echt relaxed en verfrissend :). En op 2e plaats maskers van Dr. van der hoog, zoals de framboos masker, die vind ik ook erg lekker =D

  8. Sorry to hear it didn't work for you... I've seen this brand in number of countries and places but never used it and this self heating one seems really tempting but after reaing your blog it doesn't seem that tempting at all... But luckily it was cheap... Love the fact that it is self heating but not so much about the drippy part :(
    Great review!!

  9. Ben ik ff blij dat ik je review nu lees, want ik wou deze kopen :P

  10. mmm I don't like masks that drip, it gets so messy! thanks for doing this review, it was informative

  11. Deze mot ik nog probieren *-*

  12. @Lene, je gaat 'm ook freaky vinden die heat effect.. maar best cool =P lol.. maar was echt een irritante masker dit door al die andere dingen =.= BAD!

  13. wow great review! i have oily skin so i think this would be suitable, but the chemical smell might turn me off a bit ><


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