Friday, December 30, 2011

Review: Montagne Jeunesse Strawberry Souffle Face Mask


OVERALL RATING:  10/10

PROS:  Creamy consistency, goes on smooth, feels great on skin, smells wonderful, easy to use, stress-relieving, vegetarian friendly (PETA approved)

CONS:  None that I can think of!


I found out a while ago that I would be receiving this product for free to test out in my Holiday VoxBox from Influenster, and I almost jumped out of my seat.  Years ago, when I was probably only about twelve years old, I had used a Cucumber Peel-Off Mask that I absolutely adored.  It had made my skin so smooth and radiant, and I've wanted for a long time to get another one, but I couldn't remember the name of the company that made it to save my life.  When this product was announced as part of the Holiday VoxBox, I recognized the packaging immediately.  Montagne Jeunesse!  That was the company that I had been searching for.  Needless to say, I was thrilled that I would be getting another product from a company that I had adored such a long time ago.  I was not disappointed!

I have literally nothing negative to say about my experience with this product, so let's dive right into the positives.

The mask is easily used in four simple steps, which are clearly demonstrated on the back of the packaging.  First, you need to cleanse your face.  I just used my usual Olay Daily Facial Cloth (that I use as a makeup remover and to clean my face nightly) to quickly scrub my skin, rinsed, and patted my face dry with a towel, leaving it just a bit damp.  Next, you smooth the mask onto your face, making sure to cover all of your skin (don't apply too close to your eyes, and don't put it on your lips). Relax for 15-20 minutes, then rinse off with a washcloth and warm water.


The first thing I noticed about this mask is that it smells heavenly.  I would describe the scent like a pile of strawberries smothered in whipped cream.  If you like strawberries and whipped cream like I do, this is obviously a plus.  I had a really hard time not tasting this mask, to be honest.  I would recommend resisting the temptation (if I can do it, you can too!).

The consistency of the mask is extremely creamy.  As you can see from the picture on the right, it looks and feels a bit like a thick lotion or a body butter.  It has a tiny bit of grit to it that you can only feel as you apply it to your face, which I assume is for an exfoliating purpose.  It spreads very easily, and the trial size that I was sent included more than enough product to cover my entire face.

The picture to the left shows what the mask looks like when it's on the skin.  That particular patch was applied a bit thick, and it isn't necessary to put that much all over your face.  You'll notice that the mask starts to stiffen a bit after it's on for about 5 minutes.  This is not uncomfortable at all, and you just need to keep your face still to avoid having the mask crack (if this happens, it's no big deal, it'll still work).  You get to just relax and let the mask do it's job for the next 15-20 minutes.  Having the mask on my face while I waited for my time to be up was actually really enjoyable.  The scent was still lingering, but it wasn't overpowering;  it was just a light fragrance that kept me happy.  Having this on my face made me feel like I was at the spa... It really is a very relaxing and stress-relieving experience.

Rinsing off the mask was easy, although a little part of me missed the ease of Montagne Jeunesse's peel-off masques.  For this one, I just had to use a warm, wet washcloth to wipe the product off.  After the mask was off, I noticed that my skin was noticeably softer, and looked much fresher and cleaner that it had before I used the mask.

Now that I've rediscovered Montagne Jeunesse, I definitely plan on buying more of their masks.  They make all sorts of different masks in plenty of different scents;  some of their masks are even self-heating for a warming sensation!  They also make different masks for different skin types, so be sure to read up on the masks on their website to find the one that's best for you. The Cucumber Peel-Off Mask that I used years ago and the Strawberry Souffle Mask are both fantastic products, and I can't wait to try more from the Montagne Jeunesse line.

In the U.S., Montagne Jeunesse masks can be purchased at ULTA Beauty, Walgreen's, Claires, Walmart, Kroger, and CVS Pharmacies.  You can also purchase directly from their site at www.montagnejeunesse.com.

With such great prices, I see absolutely no reason not to pick up a few Montagne Jeunesse products and enjoy an at-home spa experience for yourself!

5 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic. I am definitely going to try this in the future!

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  2. I have this on my face at the moment! It smells gorgeous!

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  3. I swear by this brand of face masks and I have been using them for years now. I would have to say this and the 'Very Berry Face Masque' are my favourite ones. I expected them to be heaver but there surprisingly light and leave you're skin with a healthy glow.

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  4. Mmmm im using one of their fabric facials right now, Aloe vera. I want to hug the wonderful people who make these its done wonders for my skin. :)

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  5. I have this mask on right now! Only brand I'll use.

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