Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Pore blasting - Is it?

The Montagne Jeunesse range has been around in the high street shops for quite a long time now and they do cater for a lot of different skin needs with their facemask range, whether it is an anti-stress mask, Dry skin nourishing masks, aromatherapy masks, mud masks, exfoliating masks and many more and they come in an array of smells.

I decided to settle for the Paw-Paw Peel off masque which as well as being a ’Phenomenal Pore blaster’  it describes itself as:

'Picked from the Tropics of South America the Pawpaw aka Papaya (known as 'Fruit of Angels') and Noni Fruit naturally help protect. This duo work harmoniously, revealing clean sensational skin, sent from the heavens...'

I love masks that peel off your face, there is something quite satisfying about doing this and I love it.  Just sitting there with a mirror, peeling away your face - perfect.  Each facemask comes in a 20ml sachet which has an easy tear tab on the side of the sachet. The directions of use are -

Cleanse face and dry. Apply thinly and evenly over face and neck with fingertips, avoiding eyes, lips and hair. Relax for 15-20 minutes or when totally dry gently peel off masque (never pull) wash off any stuck bits with water. Pat dry. Use weekly. 

The mask
As soon as you open the sachet, the first thing I noticed was how fruity it smelled, the main two ingredients being Mango and Noni Fruit (A what??) it isn’t too much of a surprise that it does smell fruity.  When applying the mask to your face, I always find it much easier to put the masque onto the top of my hand, grab a mirror and then apply it liberally around my face ensuring that I avoid my eyes, mouth and nostrils.  This masque ha a gel like consistency so it sticks to your skin really easily and it is a bright peachy colour until you apply it to your face, then it makes you look as though you have been sat in a sauna for half an hour with the sweaty look.

Noni Fruit
Once you have relaxed in the bath and your 20 minutes are up, the masque should have dried on your face.  Well it did in parts, but in others it was still wet.  So I decided I would lay back for another 10 minutes, finish reading the chapter of my book and try again.  Still wet… now getting a bit miffed.  Oddly it stayed wet under my nose and in patches around my mouth and forehead and after 30 minutes you would expect it to have dried.  By this point I had, had enough and decided it was time to starting peeling it off or what I could peel off anyway.  Then once I had removed and washed it entirely from my face and then patted my skin dry the first thing I noticed was the faint peachy smell was still very evident and quite strong and secondly my skin was very smooth and soft to the touch, though pore blasting? Not sure I noticed the difference to be honest.

The entire contents of the mask that I managed to peel off my face - disappointed!
Now the two ingredients.  Mango is used because it helps rid skin of scars and blemishes. It’s rich vitamin C pulp is an effective treatment for pimples and acne and Noni Fruit  is used because it helps to heal wounds on the skin and is especially good for the treatment of acne helping to reduce the appearance of scarring and inflammation.

I have used quite a few masks from the Montagne Jeunesse range and whilst this one isn’t my favourite and not one I would choose to purchase again, it hasn’t put me off trying anything else from the range.

Each of the masks within the Montagne Jeunesse range is Suitable for Vegans, Gluten Free and Dairy Free. Their website also claims that they use only natural ingredients derived from plant and mineral sources and that they do not test their products on animals nor do they contain chemicals or anything nasty. They can be found in all of your high street stores such as Superdrug, Boots, Wilkinsons and they can be found in your local supermarkets such as Morrisons and Asda.

These products also range in price from 79p to £1.09p per sachet. Each Sachet is designed to last for a single treatment and should be used once every two weeks to maintain younger looking, soft and smooth skin.   For more information on any of the facemasks in this range then you could visit the Montagne Jeunesse website at http://www.montagnejeunesse.com


  1. I'm not a fan of peel off face masks as they never peel off properly, I prefer the clay based ones that set more on your face and draw out impurities, good review :) xx

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  2. Fab review! I agree with you - the peel off one I tried from them was a different one but equally rubbish at drying lol.

    I like the ones they used to do which were a kind of paper mask soaked in product, that you placed on your face - haven't seen them for aaaaages though!


  3. I have seen these before! I kind of want to try them out :) x

  4. Great review! I always see these in store and always wanted to try it out!


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  6. I love this range, especially the Chocolate Mud mask, it's a rinse-off mask that smells great and suits my oily skin. I'm not one for peel-offs, though - I get this feeling they stretch the skin when you pull them off.
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  7. I love this range, too! Ahh, so wish I had one right now lol. xx

  8. I remember buying these masks when I was a teenager and one time I got the 'warming' one. It burned like hell! I have tried other ones afterwards, but they never really make a huge impression on me.

  9. I've been curious about this range for a while now. I think I need to try it out!
    Thanks for the review by the way :)

  10. Did you use all of the sachet? I tend to share one sachet with a friend or something as I find one whole sachet takes too long to dry. I did one over the weekend, whole sachet of the Vanilla Fudge one and I left it on for the whole duration of a film, it still hadn't fully dried because I had caked it on because my friend didn't want any and I couldn't throw it away haha! Maybe the tottles would be better... I still love them though, but some are definitely better than others...

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