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Brand: Montagne Jeunesse / Type: Face Care / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / Type: Anti-Blemish / What it does: blemish control

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      17.03.2014 13:33
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      Another great mask from Montagne Jeunesse

      I had got a few Montagne Jeunesse face masks in a recent Glossybox. After having a rough few days, I was wanting to have a pampering afternoon, so I decided to use this mask while I had a long soak in the bath. As I have blemish prone, oily skin, I am always looking for miracle products to make my skin look and feel better, and as I have been relying on wipes to cleanse my face as last two weeks, my skin could do with a boost, so I decided to try this mask.

      === The Company ===

      Montagne Jeunesse have grown from a small kitchen business to a global brand. However, the brand still remains true to the core values of providing natural products that pamper, are cruelty free and natural where possible.

      === What does this mask contain? ===

      Montagne Jeunesse describe this as a mask that helps to "Enliven your skin and help combat unsightly blemishes with our Aloe Vera and Willow Blemish Mud. Our special blend of nature's remedies naturally targets your problem areas for a clear and clean complexion". The mask contains the following ingredients:
      Aloe Vera - which is one of my favourites to have in the house 'just in case' as I find it soothes skin Evening Primrose, - known for it's hydration, rejuvenation, repairing and anti-aging properties
      Mediterranean Clay - removes toxins and hydrates tired skin
      Rosemary - reduces puffiness and swelling, resulting in firmer skin and better skin tone
      Willow - helps stimulate the skin and cell growth
      Witch Hazel - contains Tannin which aids skin repair. It's another ingredient that I trust on blemished skin.
      As you can see from the ingredient list above, this mask is packed with lots of skin friendly ingredients that when combined should leave my skin looking fresh and clear.

      === Packaging ===

      This mask has the familiar Montagne Jeunesse packaging - with a female with flowers for eyes, with this mask on her face. It also has lots of information about the mask and what it contains. I find that sometimes the packaging can look slightly chaotic, but it's what's inside that counts!

      === In use ===

      I first cleansed my skin to get rid of any dirt and grease on my skin. I then tore open the packet, and squeezed out the off-grey coloured mask. I know some people use scissors, but I am rarely organised enough in the bathroom, so I tear everything open! Unlike some other masks from the range, this one doesn't have a nice smell, and actually smells slightly clinical. Oddly, I could detect a slight earthy smell in this, but thankfully, this does seem to disappear once you put the mask onto your skin. The mud mask isn't too thick, and is easy to apply to the skin, but it's not so thin that it feels like it will slide off. Within a minute or so, I feel this start to tighten as it dries, and while it never gets uncomfortable, within a few minutes, you can feel it getting very dry on the skin. Leaving it for around 15 minutes, it was very easy to wash off. In fact, as soon as water hit it, it seemed to become liquid once again, so I easily removed this using a washcloth.

      === The effects ===

      After I came out of the bath, I checked my skin, which looked brighter and clearer than it did before I used the mask. After two weeks of not being able to have a proper skincare routine due to my injuries, I needed something that would bring my skin back to it's normal look, and this mask exceeded my expectations. My blemishes looked smaller and less visible and my skin looked radiant. I did notice the following day that a few small spots had come to the surface, but it was nothing much, and my skin still looked fresher than before I used the mask.
      My thoughts

      I really liked this mask. While there were a few blemishes visible the next day, I loved the effect that I got after using this mask, it left my skin looking clear and radiant. My only issue with this mask is the same issue that I have with most masks, that there is just too much in the sachets, so there is some wastage. Even making sure that my whole face and nexk is covered, I still had some left over of this mask, which I had to throw out, as the mask dries out once in contact with air.
      For around £1 for the mask, it is great value and I will definitely use this mask again, although there are a few others in the range that I also want to try, as my experiences with this company's masks have all been positive.

      These face masks are suitable for vegetarians, BUAV approved and not tested on animals. They are also gluten free and have no added parabens.

      === Price and availability ===

      This mask usually costs around £1 for a 10g sachet from various retailers. As I said, I got this mask from Glossybox, but they are available in a lot of chemists and supermarkets, and I have also seem them for a few pence less in discount stores such as B&M and Primark. They are also available to buy directly from Montagne Jeunesse at www.montagnejeunesse.com/face-masks Unlike some others in the range, there isn't a larger tube of this mask available, just the sachets.

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        13.03.2014 20:10
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        CHEAP AND CHEERFUL MASK.DEFINETLY RECOMMENDED!

        I bought 4 packs of the Montagne Jeunesse Aloe Vera & Willow Blemish Mud a month ago from Primark and I am down to my last pack. The three packets I have already used gave really good results and left my skin feeling soft and cleansed. And now all I have left is the 4th and last packet. As I was applying this on my face I suddenly had a fun idea! Why not review the mask while actually using it! So I have just put the mask on and am writing this review as it does its magic on my face. My reviews are always longish, so I will, of course have to get up and wash it off half way through my review. But then I can put down what it feels straight after using. So this review is kind of like a LIVE review, where I am putting down my view of the product as and when I am using it. (So stay tuned for the live transmission!)


        ****PRICE AND AVAILABILITY****
        Montagne Jeunesse do a large range of face masks and face tonics that mostly contain natural ingredients and are really good for the skin. Some of their masks are wash off, while some are peel off. I bought my packs of Montagne Jeunesse masks form Primark for just 90 p each. These are also available in Boot, Tesco, Super drug and several other stores mostly costing £1 or less.

        ****PACKAGING****
        The Montagne Jeunesse face masks all come in very thin long packs with very colorful pictures on top. These pictures usually have the face of a woman with a Montagne Jeunesse mask on her face. The Montagne Jeunesse Aloe Vera & Willow Blemish Mud also has the similar colorful theme. The most dominant color of the packet is a bright yellow. The girl in the picture is wearing a bright green mask and is very cheerful (rather too cheerful if you ask me). Her eyes are covered with yellow flowers and green leaves, which I am guessing represent the ingredients in the mask. On top of the packaging you can read what type of mask it is and what it's more important ingredients are. At the back of the packet you get a detailed list of ingredients in the mask. The packet does not have very detailed instructions about how to use the mask. Instead the different stages of using the mask are depicted by four pictures, in which a girl is shown while she goes through the 4 different steps of using the mask. The packet contains 20 g of the mask. The packet dos not say whether the amount of product in it is just for one use or more. But I think they have designed it for one application only.


        ****WHAT DOES IT LOOK, FEEL AND SMELL LIKE****
        (I AM WRITING THIS PART OF THE REVIEW WHILE WEARING THE MASK ON MY FACE AND WAITING FOR IT TO DRY)
        The Montagne Jeunesse Aloe Vera & Willow Blemish Mud is a wash off mask. It is mud based and very smooth (I take a bit of it and feel it between my fingers finding it very smooth and creamy).It's consistency is well balanced. It is neither too thick nor too thin. It's consistency makes it very easy to apply on the face and it is not runny at all. Although the picture on the mask shows the girl wearing a bright green mask my packet has a very light coffee color mask it in, with may be a slight hint of green (I check date thinking maybe I have ended up with an outdated piece, but it is well within its best before date).The mask smells a bit weird. It reminds me of Vicks Vapor rub! It's smell is a bit medicinal and not very feminine. The directions on the packet are rather vague. It just has a picture of a girl who's cleansing her face first, then massaging the mask on it, leaving it on for 10-15 minutes and then washing it off. So I follow the directions and after cleansing, apply the mask on my face. I massage it a bit (since the directions give no clue as to how long am I supposed to massage, I massage a bit more for extra measure).After applying the mask on all of my face I notice that there is still enough product left in the packet for another use. So I thriftily seal the packet and put it away for next week. Now all we need to do is to wait for 15 minutes and I spend that time writing this review. After 5 minutes of use the masks start to grow drier and starts feeling hard. The color of the mask is becoming whiter and the smell of the mask is becoming lighter. I don't feel any itching, burning or tingling. Although my face feels quite cold and refreshed. After 10 minutes my face is quite hard and the mask is totally dry. But the feeling is not uncomfortable. The mask stays on the face even after its fully dry and does not go flaky, or fall off my face. It has been 15 minutes since I applied the mask on my face and now I am going to wash it off. Let's see what results I get from it.

        (I AM WRITING THIS PART OF THE REVIEW STRAIGHT AFTER WASHING THE MASK OFF MY FACE)
        Washing off the mask is a bit tricky. Most of the mask washes off pretty easily, but like always I get bits stuck on my hair line and eye brows, that require further washing. This is one of the reasons why I like peel off masks bettter because they are so easy to take off after use. After a few more attempts the mask is finally off my face (except for a few bits stuck in my hair).Looking in the mirror I can already see a slight glow in my skin. My pores look clean and my face looks refreshed. After pat drying my face I notice that my skin feels very soft and smooth. The mask leaves no residue or extra moisture on my face, nor does it over dry my skin. I don't feel any tightening or discomfort on my face. My face feels cleansed, soft and pampered. I love the luxurious pampered feeling the mask has given me.As far as blemish control is concerned I know I would need to keep using the masks for at least another 2 months to decide if it is any good in that department.

        ****WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS MASK****
        The mask is of a perfect consistency. It is neither runny nor too thick to apply on the face. It feels very smooth and can easily be applied on the face with fingers.

        The mask does not have any exfoliating beads or harsher ingredients in it. It is smooth and plain. This gives me a lot of peace of mind when I am massaging it around the delicate eye area or around any acne on my face.
        The masks consist of natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, Evening Primrose, Mediterranean Clay, Rosemary, Willow and Witch Hazel. This is one of the main reasons I bought it. I have problem skin, that is prone to open pores and pimples. I want to cleanse it but am wary of using harsher ingredients and chemicals on it. So natural ingredients are the best for me, as they don't have any side effects and they have no chance of damaging my skin or activating my acne.

        While wearing the mast I don't feel any discomfort, stinging or irritation. It gives you a very soothing and pampered feeling. I use the masks when I want to relax and give myself a treat. It cleanses and soothes my face as well as help me relax when I am enjoying a bit of ME TIME.
        These masks are not very pricey. This is one of the best features of Montagne Jeunesse masks. You can buy a packed for a just around a pound and check whether it suits you or not. Even if it is not the one for you,It doesn't feel that you have wasted a lot of money. I think 1 pound is not a very bad price for that special ME TIME at home.

        The mask is easy to rinse off. It leaves the skin very soft, clean and glowing. Even after all the cleansing it does not dry out the skin and there is no tightening or discomfort after use.

        ****WHAT I DON'T LIKE ABOUT THIS MASK****
        The main issue I have with the mask is that the packaging does not have a lot of information about the usage of the mask. Firstly it does not state whether the amount of product in a pack is for one use or more. Also there are no detailed instructions written on the back about using the mask. There are the pictures as I mention before but they just advise you to cleanse, massage, leave on for 10-15 minute and rinse. There is no detailed information like how long should I massage? Can I do the sensitive area around my eyes? Should I just wash it after 10-15 minutes even if it is not completely dry? Should I use cold or warm water for washing it off? Furthermore the packet does not state how often the mask should be used for better results?I had to resort to Google in order to understand how to get the best results out of the mask.So I think that the manufacturers should add more detailed instructions about the usage of the mask on it's packet.

        The smell of the mask is not very feminine.It smells more like Vicks Vapo Rub.I think a mask made especially for relaxing should have a soothing aroma to help relax while the it works on your face.

        ****Conclusion****
        I think that the mask is fantastic. It is cheap and cheerful. From now on I will be treating myself to one of these masks every week. After using it my skin feels smooth, soft and pampered.


        *MY RATING OF THE MONTAGNE JEUNESSE ALOE VERA AND WILLOW BLEMISH MUD IS 4.5 OUT OF 5*
        ***************THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR READING MY REVIEW*********************

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          09.09.2013 13:36
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          A good face mask for blemished skin

          I am a big fan of the Montagne Jeunesse range and really enjoy using their face masks as they are a fun treat and the lovely descriptions on the packaging makes them sound very appealing. I like to try out all the different varieties - or "flavours", as I think of them! - and this Aloe Vera & Willow Blemish Mud is one that I've used recently. The face masks are available to buy in most high street beauty stores, and I bought this from Primark of all places, for just 90p.

          This particular face mask is a deep cleansing blemish mud with aloe juice, and is recommended for blemish prone skin. Montagne Jeunesse say: "Our special mud blend of Aloe Vera, Willow, Rosemary and Witch Hazel naturally target your problem areas for a clean complexion."

          Recommended directions for use: Cleanse skin, apply mask, relax for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse.

          Usually I like to give myself a proper pampering session when I use a face mask, and I began by making sure my skin was thoroughly cleansed. The packaging opens easily with a tear-away section in one corner, so you can squeeze the pouch and the contents come out of the corner through the top edge. This helps to control how much product you want to come out of the packet. The mask itself had a bright green colour which I thought was fun, and it had a nice smooth consistency which was easy to spread over my skin so I could build up an even layer of coverage. It gave off a very strong scent with a harsh tone to it which I thought was like antiseptic fluid.

          I left the face mask on for around 15 minutes as recommended, and found that the mask dried out in some areas even with a thick application. After washing it away I was left with deeply cleaned, smooth skin. The natural ingredients really seem to work effectively to tackle blemishes, and it helped to clear up my complexion after I had a bit of a breakout from being neglectful about removing my make-up over the weekend. This sachet contained 20g of product which was more than enough to give me two full applications from the one packet. By wrapping the open sachet in cling-film until I was ready to use it again, I was able to stop it from drying out and use the leftover amount (which was practically half the sachet). This makes it seem better value for money as each application cost only 45p, and this is very cheap for a skin treatment to use at home.

          I found that the strong medicinal scent of this face mask was a bit unpleasant, but I can't deny that it works effectively to help purify blemished skin, and I would use this Aloe Vera & Willow Blemish Mud again as it has helped to improve the overall condition of my skin.

          Montagne Jeunesse are against animal testing, and have been approved by BUAV and the Vegetarian Society. Keep your beauty cruelty free!

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          05.05.2013 20:15
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          Nice but not long lasting

          My husband bought me a selection of face masks as part of my Christmas present from my daughters as he knows I love all sorts of different face masks to try and pamper myself with, the masks are generally about £1 each in discount type stores and you can sometimes get them on 3 for £2 offers in supermarkets.

          The mask comes packaged in a plastic sachet which is brightly coloured and pictures a ladies face covered in green what looks like butter icing to me and flowers with leaves over her eyes. It states on the packet that it has soothing Aloe juice, and that it clears and cleans as well as combating blemishes. On the back of the packet you are told that the mask contains Aloe Vera, Willow, Rosemary and Witch Hazel which naturally target your problem areas for a clean complexion.

          To use the mask you are instructed to cleanse your skin with warm water only so I used a damp warm flannel over my face for a few seconds before using the mask, to tear the packet open there is a tiny little snip on the left hand side which tears the packet open easily. Inside the packet you find a pale green mixture which smells quite minty but has a tea tree type smell to it too, the smell is not exactly lovely but it's fine for the purpose, I put the mixture on my face with my fingertips are instructed.

          Once I had the mixture on my face I laid back and relaxed for about 12 minutes ( the packet advises 10-15 minutes o until dry) the mixture makes your face feel really cold and then there is a little tingling effect too, I quite liked the feeling of the mask as I felt I could feel it working. Once I was ready to remove the mask I simply used a warm wet flannel and washed the mask away, it did take a few times of washing my face to remove the full mask but didn't take very long.

          I found that after using the mask my skin felt really clean and fresh after using it and I did feel that the pores across my nose which I always hate seemed a little smaller than usual, I found that the effects of the mask only lasted a day or so and you are only meant to use it once a week. I think it's a decent mask especially for the price you pay although I would really like to see the effects last longer or be able to use it more often to keep up the effects. I would give this 4 stars simply because it has no lasting effects.

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          A great facial 'Mud' Mask product that I will continue using...

          I have tried a few of the face packs from the well-known "Montagne Jeunesse" range now, and find the products are of a good quality, whilst offering affordable prices. This review will focus on my experiences of using the "Blemish Mud with Aloe Vera & Willow" mask, which is widely available in retailers such as Boots and Superdrug.

          You can expect to pay anywhere from £1 - £1.20 for the 20g sachet of Blemish Mud. I find the price of the Montagne Jeunesse face pack/face mask sachets will vary slightly at times, and they are often subject to promotional offers too. I do think that the purchase price is generally very reasonable, particularly as some sachets offer enough product contained within to offer two separate treatments, dependent on the product in question.

          The Blemish Mud's packaging is pretty unique, and I believe that the distinctive designs and in particular the 'shape' of the Montagne Jeunesse face packs are trademarks of this particular company. The front of the package shows the image of a lady's face which is covered with the product, complete with bright flowers and leaves covering her eyes. It is fair to say this image, together with the bright colours which include bright orange and green that are used on the package offer a rather eye-catching design that looks unique.

          There is a little indent at the top of the Mud's pouch which is designed to be pulled along the top of the pouch to open it. Unfortunately, due to limited mobility and weakness in my hands, I struggled to do this and had to resort to using scissors to snip off the top of the pouch instead. This is common practice with products like this one in my experience, and for those consumers with mobility issues like myself, it may well be worth noting that a little assistance might be required when opening this product. The pouch itself is foil-lined, to keep its contents entirely fresh and hygienic prior to use.

          The Sachet informs me that the Blemish Mud has been designed to "Target your problem areas for a clean complexion." I can see on the front of the pouch too there is a claim that the product is for "Blemish Prone Skin." These claims appealed to me as my skin is prone to spot outbreaks and blemishes, and I was hopeful that the blemish-clearing properties obtained from the Mud's use would help clear up my complexion a little.

          The Blemish Mud is a sort of greyish colour, with its texture and consistency being quite thick. Indeed, I found the thick consistency of the Mud allowed a little to go a surprisingly long way when it came to the application of the product. This meant that I only needed to use half the sachet for my first application, allowing the remaining half of the sachet to be used at a later date. This adds to the economical feel of the product and makes its purchase price feel like excellent value, in my opinion.

          **(As a side note, I would advise that obtaining two uses from one sachet of Montagne Jeunesse product is really only possible with SOME of the ranges' products, in my experience. Indeed, some sachets really only provide enough product for a single use. Other products are very thin in their consistency, meaning they dry out rather more quickly and easily than others from the same range. The ability to obtain more than one use from a Montagne Jeunesse Sachet is most definitely NOT always possible.)**

          The Mud dries quite quickly, both on the skin's surface and around the opening of the foil-lined sachet itself during use. If obtaining two uses from a sachet, I must take care to secure the sachet properly or the remainder of the Mud left inside will undoubtedly dry out and become unusable. Thankfully, I find that folding the top of the sachet over a few times and securing it with a clothes peg or other 'clip' type item will keep the Mud product inside from perishing or spoiling until it is required.

          Even as the Blemish Mud is squeezed from its foil sachet, I find I am aware of its scent. Unfortunately, I don't find this is particularly appealing, but neither is it highly off-putting or particularly over-whelming. I guess the best word to describe the scent would be 'medicinal' as I find there is something within the scent's core that is faintly reminiscent of some cold and flu remedies, those that have a sort of 'menthol' aroma contained within. That is not to say that the whole product smells mint-based or with a strong menthol edge, even, but I did find that the smell felt slightly more 'clinical' than I would have liked. The other 'half' of the aroma if you like, is made up of something quite 'earthy' or herbal-based, I find, with this balancing the sort of clinical-type smell somewhat. I can't say that the product's scent is its most redeeming feature, which is a bit of a shame as it is quite strong, being easily detectable throughout the time the mask is being applied, worn and, ultimately, rinsed from the skin.

          There is a wonderful cooling sensation present as the Mud is smoothed over my skin, which I feel occurs as a result of the Aloe Vera contained within the product's ingredients. I do favour using face mask/mud type products that include this useful ingredient as I find it offers a wonderfully 'cooling' sensation on my face, which often feels dry with an unpleasant 'tightness' as a result of sensitivity and dryness. The product feels surprisingly light as it is spread over my face too, surprising only because of the thick texture of the Mud. I don't find the thick texture causes any sort of difficulty or hindrance during application, which would most definitely see me grumbling about the product feeling less convenient than others I have tried from elsewhere in the same range. Thankfully, there is nothing difficult or tiresome to be found during application, and I am able to smear the thick Mud over my face in a jiffy, taking care to avoid the delicate eye and lip areas, of course.

          The packaging informs me that once the product is applied, it should be left on for 10-15 minutes. I find, however, that after ten minutes the Mud is nowhere near dry, and I actually tend to leave it for at least 20 minutes to allow it to 'solidify' enough for my liking on my skin. After this time, I find that the Mud has now paled to a paler, whiter shade than it was previously, and it feels heavy and 'set' on my face, although this doesn't feel unpleasant or uncomfortable. The tell-tale signs of some light 'cracking' around the mouth and eye area in particular is a sure-fire way to tell that the Mud has dried out and is ready for removal.

          To remove the Mud from my face, I only ever use clean, warm tap water. I don't use soaps or cleanser products, fearing that they might interfere with the Mud's natural ingredients. I find that applying a small amount of warm water to a 'patch' of Blemish Mud on my face will allow it to become rather creamy and watered-down, of course. I tend to massage my face slightly before concentrating on actually removing the Mud, allowing the warm water to first 'mix' with the set Mud and loosen off. After a minute or two, I will add more and more water to my face which breaks the Mud down and it will start to wash off quite easily at this point. I do usually find that one or two small patches will 'cling' to my face during rinsing, but these will come off with a gentle rub and some more water.

          After rinsing, I find that my face feels wonderfully soft and I am left with a 'fresh' looking complexion. I do feel that the Blemish Mud does something to the skin's surface in that I feel it helps remove any 'build-up' that may have been lurking as a result of make-up residue or dead skin cells. With this stripped away and rinsed, I feel my pores are cleansed thoroughly, with skin being refreshed and with a softened feel.

          I don't find my skin is softened enough to warrant my 'skipping' the use of my daily moisturiser, but certainly it is noticeably softer than it was prior to the use of the Blemish Mud. This result may vary slightly from consumer to consumer, but certainly for my own very dry, sensitive skin, I still need to apply a good-quality moisturising cream to achieve ample moisturisation.

          In addition, I find that my blemishes look clearer, but more importantly, I do feel that continued, regular use of the Blemish Mud acts as a sort of 'preventative' measure towards future outbreaks. In recent times, I have found that my skin seems to appreciate the Mud's blemish-busting properties, and so I have opted to use it on my face every 7-10 days or so. Doing so seems to have helped reduce the amount of spot outbreaks I suffer from, in addition to helping clear up existing blemishes.

          Based on these impressive results, I have continued to apply the Blemish Mud regularly, and will continue to do so as long as I can achieve this same result. I also do feel that the product more than lives up to its claims, in terms of being suitable for "Blemish Prone Skin."

          In summary, I do feel the Blemish Mud is a worthwhile product, and I really like the feeling - and appearance - of my skin after use. I don't feel that it is the best product from the Montagne Jeunesse range that I have ever used, but it is certainly one of the nicest..... chemical-type smell aside.

          Taking everything into account, I feel that full marks in the Dooyoo product rating score are appropriate, and the Mud product does come with my full recommendation, particularly for consumers who, like me, have blemish-prone skin.

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            Not a miracle instant cure for blemishes but worth a try - providing you like scent

            Back in the summer, I was unlucky enough to have a a series of spots. I had probably been a bit neglectful of my skin and I had got out of the habit of regular facial steamings and weekly usage of face masks. This led me to visit Boots in pursuit of the sort of spot zapping products I have rarely bought since I was a teenager. In the end I noticed a face mask from Montagne Jeunesse called "Blemish Mud" that promised to "help combat unsightly blemishes" and enliven my skin. That sounded perfect, so I paid £1.01 and took one home to try. I have an oily t zone and dry cheeks, so classic combination skin under normal circumstances.


            THE MASK

            As you can tell from the product name, it is a mud based mask. It comes in a sachet, which in theory contains just one use but in reality there is plenty for two. On the front of the cheerfully coloured packet, is the information that the mask contains aloe vera and willow, while the back information adds rosemary to the list of main ingredients. I thought that this was an intriguing mix, but I couldn't quite imagine what it would smell like. I soon had my answer!

            Like all MJ products, the mask hasn't been tested on animals and this product is also animal free in it's ingredients.


            MUD ON MY FACE

            I have used many clay based masks before, so I was not surprised that this one was a bit thick and sticky to apply. It is no worse than any other though. I like the fact it isn't in any way drippy, even when freshly applied so you can stand up and walk around once you are wearing it. Of course, I would rather lie back and relax but sometimes "life gets in the way" of my "me time"! The mask can still be potentially messy because the clay can temporarily mark fabrics, as I have disovered, if you miss washing a bit off your hands after application. The clay stain comes off in the wash though. What did surprise me was the scent. I think the first delicious whiff of the masks is one of the pleasures of the MJ products. I was therefore surprised to recoil at the scent of this one. I could not smell aloe vera or willow, but I could definitely detect the rather astringent aroma of rosemary, which mixed with the earthy base of clay, did not appeal to me. However, I wasn't going to let the product go to waste so I applied it anyway. I am glad that I did, because as I was spreading it on to my skin, the rosemary scent overpowered the clay and became much more pleasant to me. I was then happy to leave the mask in place for the recommended 10-15 minutes, even if I did not relish the scent as much as that of other products.

            The mask began to dry and harden quickly, which means that it feels tight on your face. I felt it had a greater tightening affect than similar mud masks, which made it in turn less comfortable. When I smiled, my face felt like it was cracking and I didn't really want to open my mouth! It was bearable, if not the most relaxing experience. If you don't like the sort of masks that dry especially hard, avoid this one though. When the time was up, the scent had faded almost entirely, which as not a bad point for me but may be if you enjoy it more. The mask washed away quite easily although it took a bit longer to be rid of than a peel off or gel like mask for example. Again, I would say that it is no worse than other clay based masks in this respect.


            THE REVEAL

            Whe I first washed this off, my face had that zingy fresh feeling that you get after coming inside after a walk on a cold day. It was a really refreshing mask, and my skin felt thoroughly clean. When I looked at it closely, I did notice that not all of my pores looked fuly cleansed - but I do have especially deep and troublesome ones near my nose so you may fare better if you aren't so afflicted! From a distance though, my skin looked clear and definitely more radiant. It also felt extremely soft, just as though I had freshly applied a nice deep moisturiser. I have very occasionally felt clay masks to be drying but this one was not for me.

            As for the spots, well, I didn't find they disappeared overnight and neither did I expect them to. They did not look any different when I rinsed the mask off, but I did feel that they looked less red the next morning. There was no precise recommendation on the packet as to how often to apply the mask, so I used it twice a week for 3 weeks. I know that over this time the number of spots I got dwindled to nothing. As to how much the mask contributed, I am not sure. As I mentioned above, I do not normally suffer from spots but I had a run over around a month that I sufered them on a regular basis. They have not come back bar the occasional one, but as I ceased using the Blemish Mud mask after the main attack was over, I can't credit the mask with that. One thing is for sure, using the mask on blemished skin didn't make the problem any worse, and made me feel a lot better.


            WOULD I RECOMMEND THE MASK?

            I think the scent is so distinctive, and quite unusual, that it is bound to divide people. If you like it, or can put up with it at least, the mask would be worth trying if you have blemishes to sort out. I am sure that the deep cleaning ability must have contributed to getting my skin back to normal and at worst, you are left with a mask that leaves your skin baby soft and feeling fresh as a daisy. I have since used a great many more MJ masks, and I have discovered plenty whose scent that I prefer, and also some that suit my deep pores better. For that reason I have not re-purchased the Blemish Mud, but I still think it is worth a try if you don't need something quite as deep cleansing. If you don't like mask that dry quite tight, you may however still wish to avoid this one.

            You can buy it in Superdrug, and Boots, plus many other places online and off. Price is around £1-1.10.

            [This review is also on Ciao under my user name.]

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              Definitely not my favourite face mask!

              As I'm sure I've mentioned in a few of my other reviews, I'm currently trying to work my way through the large quantity of face and beauty products that I've amassed over the years, which has led to me trying out a fair few products that I've never tested before. I had a few sachets of Montagne Jeunesse face masks lying around (including my favourite, the green tea peel-off mask) and I thought I might as well test out the aloe vera and willow 'blemish mud', which claims to combat imperfections.

              The Sachet Design

              This mask comes in an oval-shaped sachet which holds 20g of product. The sachet has a picture of a woman wearing the mask on the front of it, along with text showing the brand, the key ingredients and a few of the mask's features (e.g. 'clear and clean, combats blemishes', 'soothing aloe juice'). The back of the sachet includes instructions for use in three languages (English, French and Spanish), along with an ingredient list (with key ingredients highlighted in various colours, which I thought was a nice touch) and a small banner stating that this mask is for normal, greasy and t-zone skin.

              The Scent

              Upon opening the sachet, this mask gives off quite a strong - and not particularly pleasant - scent. The fragrance is almost medical and definitely not as pleasant as those of other Montagne Jeunesse face masks in the past. I usually like to relax once I've applied a face mask, but I found the pungent scent of this one quite off-putting and it definitely didn't help me to relax, unfortunately.

              Applying the mask

              The back of the sachet includes clear instructions for using this product: it recommends cleansing the face with warm water then applying an even layer to the face and neck using the fingertips. You are then instructed to 'lie back and relax' for 10-15 minutes, before rinsing off with warm water.

              The mask has a thick consistency and spreads easily across the skin. It has a nice cooling effect when initially applied; I assume that this is caused by the inclusion of aloe extracts. As the mask dries, it tightens quite substantially, leaving you unable to move your face very much. I wouldn't recommend applying this mask if you will need to talk to anybody whilst wearing it, as I was unable to move my cheek muscles very much at all, and found it a little bit painful when I attempted to talk with it on!

              The instructions provided on the sachet recommend leaving the mask on for 10 - 15 minutes or until dry, but as there was quite a large quantity of this mask in the sachet I applied it in a thick layer and found that parts were still not completely dry half an hour later. I gave up waiting for it to dry after 45 minutes (by this time, it was largely dry and had cracked in various areas across my face) and soaked a flannel in warm water to rinse it off. Five minutes later, I was still scrubbing! I think this is quite possibly the most difficult-to-remove face mask I've ever used in my life - it took at least ten attempts at soaking my flannel and scrubbing my face before I was satisfied that I had removed all traces of it from my skin. I've had problems removing peel-off masks before, but I've never had such problems with a clay-based, wipe-off mask, so I found the amount of effort needed to remove it surprising, and it definitely made me think twice about buying another sachet of this product.

              Results

              Due to the elbow grease required to remove all traces of this mask from my skin, my face looked a little red immediately after cleaning it off. However, once the redness had gone down, I noticed that my complexion looked refreshed and that my skin had a nice matte appearance (this is a clay-based mask, which seems to absorb grease and shine). I could also tell that my skin felt noticeably softer and smoother than it had done prior to applying the face mask.

              Over the following few days my skin remained smooth, and didn't break out. I'm never entirely convinced that face masks actually do that much, but I can't deny that my skin remained soft, even and spot-free for a good couple of days after using this product.

              Price, Availability and Value for Money

              I bought this mask from Boots, where they had a wide range of Montagne Jeunesse face masks priced at £1 each. I've also seen them being sold in Superdrug and even in larger branches of New Look. I had a quick look on the Boots website to see if it was still being sold online and couldn't see this particular mask, but I did see that it was in stock in my local (large) branch of Boots a few days ago.

              I'm happy to pay up to £1 for a single-use sachet of face mask, even though I know that I'd get better value for money if I were to buy a tub or bottle with enough product for multiple uses. There was certainly enough of the mask in the sachet to cover my face easily, and I was able to build up a thick layer with quite a bit left over. I did feel bad about throwing the sachet away without finishing it, but the small amount that was left over meant that it was not worth keeping the excess.

              My conclusions

              Overall, I'd say that this is a decent quality face mask which is let down, unfortunately, by its scent and the amount of effort that it takes to remove from the skin. I did find that the scent interfered with the relaxing experience I'd usually associate with this type of product, as I was constantly aware of it, although it did become less unpleasant over time as I got used to it. I also much prefer face masks that can be rinsed, peeled or soaked from skin with minimal effort.

              Nonetheless, I can't deny that this mask left me with softer, smoother skin that remained largely blemish-free in subsequent days after I used it. I also felt that at £1 for a good quantity of product, this mask wasn't bad value for money. Overall, I'd describe it as average, so I'm giving it a score of three out of five.

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              A great little face mask to give your skin a boost!

              As much as I would love to be able to nip to the salon on a regular basis to have facials this is not something that my current budget will stretch too. So I tend to buy face masks and have DIY pamper nights at home. One brands of facemasks that I regularly by is the Montagne Jeunesse range these can be found in quite a lot of stores including Wilkinson's where I usually buy mine from.

              The Montagne Jeunesse masks come in a huge range containing masks for all different skin types, results, and also different masks specifically designed for men. The masks are available in individually sachets which contain one treatment. Recently I have noticed that some of the most popular masks are now available in larger tubes too. I paid just £0.99 for the last mask that I purchased which was the Blemish Mud Mask from Asda.

              The mask came in a foil lined packet which has a small cut at the top which allows you to just tear the sachet open. I did try and tear the sachet but found it just would not budge so took a pair of scissors to it instead to snip the corner off.

              I will say that this is not the best fragranced face mask that I have tried in the range as it smells quite clinical. You can certainly notice the Aloe Vera and witch hazel fragrance that seems to overpower the more subtle willow and Rosemary. This particular mask is meant to target blemish prone skin for a clean complexion.

              On the back of the sachet there are the instructions for use of the mask. This is put into four clear steps with pictures as well as written instructions. The four stage application process is as follows:
              - Cleanse face
              - Apply mask
              - Relax for 10 - 15 minutes
              - Rinse mask off

              The mask itself when I squeezed it out of the sachet was very thick and a very pale green colour. I found it very easy to apply the mask to my skin it smoothed on evenly and easily. I did find that I only needed to use half the amount contained in the sachet as you do get quite a lot. This makes the masks even better value for money as if you only snip a small corner of the sachet off to open it then you can easily keep the rest for a few days and use again for another application.

              Although I was not overly impressed with the initial fragrance of the mask when it was on I didn't really notice it that much. I left the mask on for around 15 minutes and by this time the mask had almost fully dried and had a dry green clay like appearance. I washed the mask off with a cotton flannel and warm water, it was much easier to get off then I expected it to be and I was very impressed with the results. My skin looked much fresher and smoother. I do have some areas of enlarged pores on my cheeks and chin and these appeared much smaller after using the mask. This mask is meant to help prevent blemishes, I would not say that I got any less blemishes than usual after using this mask but it did certainly help my skin to feel smoother and fresher. I would certainly purchase this mask again and would recommend anyone to try it as for the price it is a great mask which gives your skin a nice boost.

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              04.12.2011 11:51
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              A super mud face mask :o)

              If you are a regular reader of my reviews you will know I adore face masks. While I like them best in the salon (as I don't have to do anything!) I still enjoy them just as much at home. Normally I will use face masks around four/five times a week sometimes more depending on what type of mask there are.

              Montagne Jeunesse Blemish Mud:

              "Enliven your skin and help combat unsightly blemishes with our Aloe Vera and Willow Blemish Mud. Our special blend of nature's remedies naturally targets your problem areas for a clear and clean complexion."

              Suitable for -

              Sensitive Skin
              Normal Skin
              Oily Skin
              Combination Skin

              My Findings:

              As I have been ill a lot lately it has really showed on my skin, which for me is something else to bring me down. Around the side of my cheeks I have a few break outs, my lovely friend from here sent me a few face masks and this was one of them.

              In the sachet there was enough to cover my whole face, even though the break out is only on my cheeks I decided to apply to all of my face. It felt cool and soothing as I was spreading the cream over my face, once I have covered my face it was time to relax for ten to fifteen minutes for the mask to work its magic.

              Magic indeed! When it was time to remove the mask being a mud one you can see the mixture is paler to when you first applied and also for me there's normally lots of little cracks from where I have been talking. It is rather messy to remove and what I find works best is using a damp face flannel, but it does take a few minutes to remove completely.

              What I really liked about this mask is that I noticed the results straight away the redness in the blemishes had certainly gone done. The side of my cheek didn't feel as sore anymore and my skin felt wonderfully clean and soft. I would use this every day if I couldn't however it is only recommend for once a week use only.

              When applying this mask I certainly noticed its fragrance and personally I found it rather clinical which I didn't mind, but do prefer the fruitier of aromas. The fragrance does tend to linger on your skin for a few hours afterwards. When the sachet is empty it can be recycled, so please remember to do your bit!

              Price and Availability:

              Most places now I've noticed that the price has gone up to £1.09 per packet however I personally recommend going to Bodycare if you have one near as they are only 79p. In Asda and sometimes Superdrug you normally can get those for £3.00 for 4 packets or another kind of offer.

              Overall:

              Well I haven't been let down by this is and shall most defiantly be purchasing more. I noticed results straight away, my skin felt great for the rest of the day and it didn't dry it out in any way.
              Five out of five stars from me.

              Thank you for reading.

              Additional Information:

              Montagne Jeunesse does have a rather fun looking web site where you can find out about their new product, and the rest of the Montagne Jeunesse range. There are also chances to win their products and registration is free!

              Montagne Jeunesse is Vegetarian Society Approved, BUAV Approved, Not tested on animals and has received Prima Beauty Award.

              Ingredients:
              Aqua (Purified water) , Kaolin , Hamamelis Virginiana (Distilled Witch Hazel) , Glycerin , Illite (Mediterranean Clay) , Bentonite , Magnesium Aluminium Silicate , Sea Salt (Dead Sea Salt) , Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract , Glucose , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil , Xanthan Gum , Allantoin , Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice , Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract , Panax Ginseng Root Extract , Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract , Citric Acid , Lactoperoxidase , Glucose Oxidase , Limonene .

              www.montagnejeunesse.com/face-masks/mud-​face-mask/blemish-mud-face-masque

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                07.09.2011 21:16
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                a wonderful face mask which i feel really benefits my skin

                Being a single mother of 3 year old twins, with family who work all the time and me being extremely considerate to their own lives I don't go out often, however I do like to have my treats - otherwise I'd never feel sane!

                Trying to lose weight my treats are no longer chocolate and takeaways in front of the Tv in the evenings instead on a friday or saturday night when the twins go to bed, I like to pamper my body a lot more than I usually do, so instead of just the usual quick shower or bath and a bit of baby lotion, I really cream and moisturise every part of my body and I even throw in a face mask.

                The facemasks I tend to use are the Montagne Jeunesse, as these are not that expensive at just 99p usually for a pack, or even on offer sometimes such as four for £3. I find these are brilliant for girly nights together too.

                Each of their masks boast their own purpose but I don't buy them for their 'purpose' instead I just buy them because I like the look of them.

                My most recent one I used was Blemish mud with Aloe Vera and Willow. It comes in a bright yellow/lime green pack, so extremely eyecatching and vibrant looking to begin with. A blonde lady is on the front of the pack, wearing a thick greeny coloured mask with flowers and leaves covering her eyes. It clearly tells us it is blemish mud with aloe vera and willow and it clears and cleans and combats blemishes. On the bottom of the packet it also tells us it contains soothing aloe juice. The back of the packet provides instructions on how to use the mask, and offers an explanation on how this particular mask is going to help combat your blemishes. It also informs us that it is for normal, greasy and t-zone skin - my skin is actually quite dry most of the time.

                Opening the 20g packet from the tear area provided my nose was instantly greeted by a revitalising and refreshing scent, almost as uplifting as a citrusy lemon scent, however it's not lemons at all. It is extremely fresh and clean and a pleasure to smooth all over my face. The colour of the mask is quite creamy/beige, nothing like the green on the lady on the front of the packet, but I find this seems to be the case with a lot of the masks.

                It is very thick to smear on your face however it does smooth with ease, It is so thick though I found I only used half the pack so a bit of it was wasted. As it was quite thick I found all of it took quite a while to completely dry on my face. Whilst some of my face began to feel stiff almost immediately other parts such as my chubby cheeks remained quite creamy and wet a while longer.

                Removing the mask took a little while as the mask is fairly thick, so using warm water I splashed and wiped my face to ensure it had all gone and tapped it dry with a towel. My face felt so clean, fresh and airy it felt fabulous! It certainly removed any tension and stress from my face and left my face feeling dirt free, and smooth and soft to the touch! I definitely feel it benefits my skin as my skin feels wonderful after using this particular mask, I'd certainly reccomend it!

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                  26.08.2011 17:30
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                  A nice nourishing product for your skin

                  Got a free sample from their official website and got sent this 'Blemish Mud'. It doesn't tell you much on the packet, apart from that it helps with blemishes and that it contains Aloe Vera, Willow and witch hazel mud.

                  It also instructs you to Cleanse, apply, relax, rinse but without any other instructions with what to follow it with.

                  ~~~SKIN TYPE~~~
                  My skin type is oily to combination and from the name of the product I am apparently looking to reduce my blemishes. The blemishes I have from my face are due to acne though I don't have too many of those so it will be interesting how this product works.

                  ~~~APPEARANCE, SMELL, TEXTURE AND USING THE PRODUCT~~~
                  The mask is a pale green colour, is smooth and is a nice thin consistency, spreads easily on the skin and doesn't stick to your fingers so you don't waste any of it. The sample size is extremely generous and has enough to cover your face, though not nearly enough to slap on like you see in the picture on the packet.

                  I only applied a thin layer on the skin and despite the pack saying it takes 10-15 minutes for it to dry, it only took about 5. Skin feels tight and you can see little circles where the pores are 'breathing'.

                  Once dried, I rinsed it off with lukewarm water and pat dry.

                  ~~~AFTER USE~~~
                  After use, skin definitely feels softer and smoother around the nose and supple at the cheeks. I noticed that my face is producing a bit more oil than with other masks, though it isn't persistent.

                  I wouldn't say I've noticed a reduction in blemishes though perhaps it helps speeds up the healing process, who knows. Maybe it needs to be used regularly (though it doesn't specify it on the packet).

                  ~~~PRICE~~~
                  The product usually costs around £1 and with the free trial I was given a 20% discount code with any order on their website! I will definitely be looking to stock up on their products with this offer!

                  ~~~OVERALL~~~
                  'Blemish Mud' is a simply packaged face mask with natural goodness which is both enjoyable to use and effective. What's more is that the brand Montagne Jeunesse promises to be good to animals (animal testing free) and they're also vegetarian!

                  ~~~SIMILAR PRODUCTS I'VE TRIED~
                  -Boots Essentials Cucumber 3 minute mask £2.09 (very similar mask texture and results)

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                  06.08.2011 15:02
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                  great little pack to make your skin feel ace

                  For anyone who reads my reviews regularly you'll know by now I always try products for blemish's and I never get any changed results to the actual blemish's and I give up to easily. Every week I like to have a Montagne Jeunesse face pack whether it be for stress, relaxing or to try to shift these blemish's. Montagne Jeunesse say: Enliven your skin and help combat unsightly blemishes with our Aloe Vera and Willow Blemish Mud. Our special blend of nature's remedies naturally targets your problem areas for a clear and clean complexion. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Derivative Free, No Added Parabens. This is suitable for Combination Skin, Normal Skin, Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin. To apply Cleanse face with warm water only. Apply evenly over face and neck with fingertips, avoiding eyes and lips. Lie back & relax for 10-15 minutes, or until dry. Rinse off with warm water. Pat dry. Use weekly. Warning: Natural ingredients may vary in colour. Like all toiletries, these masques are best kept out of reach of children. Avoid eyes. Test for irritancy before use. For external use only.

                  The ingredients :Aloe Vera, Aloe Vera has been used for more than 6000 years to treat different skin issues and contains a gel packed with active ingredients to help cool, soothe and soften the skin. Willow
                  Willow bark extract will help to stimulate the skin and cell growth. Witch Hazel Good for use with oily/combination skin as a cleanser and toner.

                  Like all of their other packs this is a bright coloured eye catching green, when ever I walk into Body care it's usually the fist area I go to even if I don't need to because its so bright and pretty! This is available on Montagne Jeunesse's own website at just £1.09 and currently have 4 for 3 offers on their products with free postage if you spend over £7.50 so if you stock up monthly or even 3 monthly on these you'll be better off buying from here, but in body care there is currently an offer of any two face packs for £1.50 you can also find this super drug and boots for 99p each.

                  I have a massive problem with blemish's on my face and I give up on products I don't start seeing a difference quickly as i'm really desperate to make them fade at least. I used to use this whenever I had one spare because I just go into the shops and grab any because I want them all! But after a girly night a few weeks back I realized I should use one of these specifically each week or twice a week because I washed my face with my seaweed products, then applied this, then my seaweed moisturizer and I haven't had softer skin than that since I was about 15! Which I really miss, although it of course didn't make any difference to my blemish's I'm going to give this a go for a few months twice a week with a bit of me time and hopefully de-stress and de-blemish myself, again you get lots in these packets so if using twice a week to yourself, just roll the packet up after using once and it should be ready for your second use and you don't need to waste this. Because you need to let it dry for about 15 minutes it goes quite crusty on your face and i find it a little hard to rinse off around my nose, so use slightly hot water in places to get this off.

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                  Good mud mask for skin prone to blemishes.

                  I recently bought a selection of these Montagne Jeunesse face mask treatments to treat myself. They cost around £1 each sachet or you can get multipacks of 6 for under five pounds. I find that one sachet can be used several times as there is quite a lot of product inside.

                  These products offer specific remedies for skin problems and this particular Aloe Vera and Willow 'blemish mud' offers a skin clearing effect. It cleans and clears and also 'combats blemishes'. I don't actually have any skin problems but I usually buy these based on how cute the picture is on the front of the packet. This one shows a very green mud smeared all over a smiling lady's face who has a leaf and flower eye mask! In the past I have also bought these to use with friends as part of a girly night and it's a good giggle to look at the pictures on the packaging then to try a copycat look!

                  I was a bit dissapointed that the mud inside the sachet is not pistacchio green as illustrated but is actually a fawn brown clay colour. The packets are designed so that the corner tears off easily and then you just squeeze up the mud. It's a thick and creamy substance and it makes you want to smear the stuff all over your hands just to feel the softness!

                  I noticed immediately when first using this that it has a very strong smell. It's like a Dettol kind of smell or like Pears soap, a bit medicinal and a bit like antiseptic cream. I couldn't say that I like the fragrance at all. It doesn't make me want to breathe the smell in but it's also not too strong either. I suspect the aroma is caused by the ingredient of witch hazel which is in there to help target facial spots.

                  You have to apply the mud to your face and neck in a layer and leave for 10-15 minutes. If you want less mess at the end then avoid the neck area, just stop at the jawline. You should avoid your eyes and lips. I accidentally got some mud on my lips and it starts to throb and burn a bit. The skin there is too sensitive so be careful.

                  The clay semi-dries and you begin to look like a stone carving, cracks appear in the mask and it's hard to talk and move your facial muscles. It's not uncomfortable, rather more it's an odd sensation.

                  I find the mud quite difficult to wash off. You need to have quite warm water and to be honest just standing under a shower head is the easiest option. Trying to get this off over a basin takes ages and when you imagine you've got it all off you wipe your face again and more white substance washes off onto your hands. You have to rub the mud a bit when washing off to re-wet it so that it will wash off.

                  The results of having this on my face for 15 minutes is quite nice. My skin feels refreshed and is softer to the touch. I don't normally suffer from blemish problems but after using this I felt my pores looked a little cleaner, especially around my nose area.

                  The mud is BUAV approved which means it's not tested on animals and it's also suitable for vegetarians. It contains many special ingredients to ignite it's anti-blemish formula. These include kaolin, witch hazel, Mediterranean Clay, sea salt, willow bark extract, rosemary leaf oil, aloe vera, green tea leaf extract, Panax ginseng root exract and evening primrose flower extract.

                  This is not my favourite Montagne Jeunesse mud mask but it has a cooling, soothing effect which is lovely. It also leaves skin soft and feeling and looking cleaner. I am currently still using a sachet of this and am enjoying the me time whilst doing so. I'd recommend these masks to anyone whose skin needs particular attention or to those who need a bit of relaxation time. These masks are fun and contain high quality, effective ingredients.

                  You can usually get these at supermarkets like Asda and chemist stores.

                  http://www.montagnejeunesse.com/

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                    11.04.2011 15:37
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                    A big disappointment!

                    I love Montagne Jeunesse products and this is one of the few masks I hadn't tried. I bought this particular one in Wilkinsons for a £1. You can also get them in supermarkets and at Boots. I like to use a face mask at least once a week as a treat for my face.

                    This particular mask is described as being for normal, greasy and T-zone skin. It contains aloe vera and willow extract which helps to clean and clear skin of oil and help prevent blemishes. It also contains the spot fighting ingredient of witch hazel which helps to tighten pores, it also has aloe vera extracts which helps soothe and moisturise the skin.

                    To use this mask you have to cleanse your skin with warm water only then apply and leave to dry for 15 minutes. The mask itself comes out a greyish colour not green like on the packet, it also has a horrible smell of menthol which I didn't like. As I have found with all Montagne Jeunesse masks I found that a whole packet was too much for me, so now I always use half, fold the top of the packet over and use the other half later in the week.

                    When I applied this mask to my skin it felt cool and fresh. However as it started to dry my skin felt really tight and itchy. I could only manage to keep this on my face for 5 minutes after which I rushed to the bathroom to remove it asap! After removing it my skin looked like I had sunburn! I have used other masks in the range with no problem so I can only assume that this mask did not suit my skin.

                    I wouldn't buy this one again after my experience it smells awful and really stung my skin!

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                    07.02.2011 18:01
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                    A good face mask.

                    After reading a fair few reviews on face masks recently, I found myself lurking around the "Montagne Jeunesse" display stand in my local Asda, and after much deliberation decided that I would treat myself, even if they do normally extract all the bad stuff from my skin and leave me looking like a a teenager, covered in spots!

                    The mask I will review is - "Bemish mud - aloe vera & willow".

                    As with all the other masks in this range his comes within a foil packet, with an easy to open "tear" section.

                    There is all the usual information to be found on the packet, brand name, product name and description, directions for use and rather strange looking picture of a woman wearing the mask with two large flowers covering each eye, though the colour of the mask is slightly misleading as on the picture it is a lovely apple green colour, but the mask itself is actually a rather dull looking grey colour when applied to the face.

                    To use you simply cleanse your face with tepid water, which I assume is to start opening the pores ready to draw any rubbish out of the skin once the mask has been applied, then smooth the mud over your face being careful around your eye's, and hairline too, it took me ages to remove the dried mud from my hair!

                    You should then leave it on for a while or until it has dried, so I applied mine before I was going to wallow in a hot bath, and even with how hot I had it (my skin is usually purple when I come out!), the mask still managed to dry, well set is probably the better word for it, after a few minutes I felt lie my face belonged to someone else as I had no control over it, not even being able to smile very much due to how solid this was (though my husband said if they started selling one that froze the muscles that work the mouth too he would be quite happy to make a regular purchase of it for me....cheeky!).

                    When on my skin I really didn't feel like it was doing anything other than drying, there was no tingling or any other sensation, with the only thing I did notice being the strong herbal scent of the ingredients, which are willow, aloe vera, rosemary and witch hazel, all of which have soothing properties for sore and damaged skin, which I am afraid mine is, due to having suffered with spots for so many years.

                    To remove you have to rinse off, though this is easier said than done, so I used a flannel soaked in warm water, and gently rubbed the mask away, this did take a little while, though at least my skin was getting a good scrub too!

                    Once removed my skin had a healthy glow to it (this is due to the mask and the rubbing with the flannel!) but that was all, so I applied a good rich face cream to put back a little moisture that may have been lost with the mask and thought nothing more about it.

                    After an hour I got out of the bath and glanced in the mirror and was actually really pleased with the result.

                    The glow had gone down sufficiently and my skin just looked really healthy and felt incredibly smooth and soft, so good in fact that I didn't feel the need to apply any make up afterwards (something unheard of in my house!).

                    A couple of days later I did notice that I was a little spottier than normal, though I can cope with this as my skin still feels very smooth, I rate this so highly that I fully intend on treating myself the next time I go shopping, and at only 99p a sachet I may get a few different "flavours" too!

                    This is a lovely little treat that, even though in-expensive, makes you feel that you have a little pampering and improved my well being, albeit for as long as it took the kids to work out where I had hidden myself, recommended!

                    Thanks for reading x

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