I received my first Montagne Jeunesse face mask (Glacial Clay Spa) via Beauty Box 5; a monthly beauty box subscription service in which I paid $12 per month to receive a handful of surprise beauty-related products.
I was actually lucky enough to score the second mask (Strawberry Soufflé) FREE by being a member of PINCHme. PINCHme is fun site that promotes brands by offering their members free samples every other Tuesday. All you have to do to receive the samples is: sign up and be hawk-like on sample day… literally, be at your computer precisely at 9am PST to claim any available samples. Shipping and handling is free and all they ask that you to do is review the product after you try it out; great deal!
Side Note: Although I refer to the masks as “samples”, they were actually full size, one-time use masks.
Before writing this review, I decided to investigate the Montagne Jeunesse company more; staring with their unusual name. I had a feeling it was “Frenchy,” so I turned to Google Translate; the French translation is: youth mountain. When digging deeper into this company, the name actually made sense! I won’t bore you with all of the details, but if you’re extremely interested, click here.
Essentially, the company was established in the mid-80’s by a vegetarian. They make wholesome, eco-friendly, veggie friendly, and animal cruelty free cosmetic products. I was actually blown away by their story and all that they’ve done for the environment. My only criticism is to possibly review their packaging; perhaps, make it appear more up-scale and appeal to a larger non-foreign educated (like myself) market. I also wish that their masks (the cream versions) came in larger bottles instead of the one-time use packages… but maybe that’s not eco-friendly?
Okay, enough banter… onto the review!
Glacial Clay Spa
Give your skin the ride of its life and feel the natural rush of cooling Glacial Clay cleanse your pores to the core. Anti-oxidant rich Red Grape and Arctic Cloudberry juices from the glacial heights of Scandinavia work their magic to help maintain skins natural barrier. – Taken directly from their website.
This “mask,” was literally that! Prior to opening the package, I was expecting a cream-like substance to rub onto my face; that was not the case! It was a cloth-like mask that you were to apply to a wet / cleansed face…. Such a weird experience! I know that most face masks make women look frightening, but can you imagine this beautimous face coming up to your door at night?!
After getting over the shock of my appearance, the mask was actually quite relaxing. It provided a nice cooling sensation and was perfect to use while in the tub. After waiting the required 10-15 minutes for the mask to work its magic, it actually began to semi-harden onto my face (but only slightly). Once the time was up, I gently removed the mask, rinsed my face, and patted dry. These were the results!
Cleanse your skin with [the] Strawberry Soufflé face masque as part of your regime for a purified, toned smooth complexion. Loaded with natural goodness which leaves skin hydrated and refreshed allow your skin to breathe with soothing Aloe Vera and calming Vanilla. Experience the sensation of sheer Strawberry delight and enjoy deep cleansed, healthier skin. – Taken directly from their website.
This mask was exactly what I thought it was going to be, a creamy-like substance that you apply to your neck and face. I ensured that my face was cleansed prior to using the mask; as the instructions stated. If used sparingly, you may be able to get two uses out of one packet, but I lathered this puppy on my entire neck and face area.
As soon as I opened the package, I could smell the delicious scent of strawberries and cream. The scent was so intense (but a good intense) that my man-friend could smell it from the hallway. It smelled as if I scooped strawberry ice cream all over my face. Needless to say, the aroma during my mask session was impeccably delicious!
After the 10-15 minute magic session, I rinsed my face and patted dry. I felt hydrated, toned, and extremely smooth. Check out the results!
Last, but not least, I was able to find a pretty schweet bundle deal on MontagneJeunesse face products! For only $15, you can score 10 of their most popular “fruity facial products”.
Have you tried any Montagne Jeunesse products? What did you think? Am I the only one who thinks their packaging could be improved upon?