Name: Creamy Coconut & Super Fruit Mud Masks
Brand: Montagne Jeunesse
From Montagne Jeunesse’s website:
Creamy Coconut Mask: We’ve harnessed the hydrating goodness of fresh Coconut Water and added lots of lovely ingredients to moisturise and hydrate, including super smoothing Shea Butter.
Super Fruit Mud Mask: Goji Berries are one of the most powerful super fruits around so this mud packs a punch when it comes to protecting against the drying effects of environmental stresses. We’ve added nutrient rich Pomegranates too – POW!
What I liked:
– both masks leave skin clean, soft and smooth
– both masks smell pleasant; scents aren’t too strong
– neither mask irritated nor dried my skin
– Creamy Coconut Mask feels fresh and comfortable on the skin
– Creamy Coconut Mask is easy to remove
– both satchets contains a lot of product that lasts for 2 or 3 uses
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– if, like me, you dislike the scent of coconut, you won’t find the Creamy Coconut Mask that pleasant to use
– Super Fruit Mud Mask stings the skin for a few minutes
– Super Fruit Mud Mask feels very tight on
– Super Fruit Mud Mask is messy to remove
Some people go nuts for the scent of coconuts (I know, terrible pun, sorry!). I’m not one of those people. The milky quality in that soothing, exotic scent has, for some reason, always bothered my nose. And that’s a shame, cos it prevented me from enjoying Montagne Jeunesse Creamy Coconut Mask to the full.
Although, once applied, the scent is quite subtle, you can still smell it for the whole time you have the mask on (10-15 minutes). So, you’d better like coconut if you’re interested in trying this mask! White in colour, the mask has a creamyt, but not runny, consistency that makes it easy to apply.
At first, the Creamy Coconut Mask feels very refreshing on. Soon, though, it starts to feel a bit tight, but not uncomfortably so. The tightness is due to the two types of clay this mask contains: Kaolin and Bentonite. Both are very good at absorbing excess oil, which is why I was surprised to find them in a mask designed for dry skin. The mask also contains glycerin, an humectant that can draw moisture from the environment into the skin. This one is actually very good for dry skin instead.
Still, because of the clay content, I was a bit hesitant to apply the mask on my dry patches (my cheeks; my t-zone is oily). But I did and, although the mask felt tighter on my cheeks while I had it on, once removed, my whole skin was very soft and smooth. The clay hadn’t dried out my cheeks even more as I had feared at all. I’m not sure I would recommend it to those with super dry skin though.
Much more to my taste, instead, was the fruity and somewhat sweet scent of the Super Fruit Mud Mask. It’s so pleasant that I was actually tempted to eat it, but, of course, I didn’t. Less pleasant, instead, was the stinging sensation this thick, yellowish mask, gave my skin for the first five minutes I had it on. Although it was bearable, it made me wonder if it was doing something nasty to my skin and for a moment, I thought of removing it straight away.
But it didn’t contain anything I hadn’t used a thousand times before, so I kept it on for the required 15 minutes. During that time, the mask became very tight, which meant that I couldn’t really speak nor move my facial muscles. This was due to kaolin clay too. This mask is designed for those with oily and combination skin, so kaolin is, this time, a great choice. It helps absorb excess oil and so keep the pores clean.
Although the Super Fruit Mud Mask isn’t that pleasant to use, and quite messy to remove too, I loved the results. This mask too made my skin very smooth and super soft. My face looked clean and polished. Despite the stinging feeling, no area of my skin was left red, dry, or irritated. And, just like the Creamy Coconut Mask, it can be used two or three more times. The satchets contain A LOT of product!
Creamy Coconut Mask Ingredients:
Aqua (purified waer), Kaolin (Natural clay), Bentonite (Natural clay), Glycerin (Plant origin), Cetearyl olivate (Plant origin), Sorbitan olivate (Plant origin), Butryrospermum parkii (Shea butter). Cetyl palmitate (Plant origin), Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) water, Sorbitan palmitate (Plant origin), Glucose (Sugar), Parfum (Fragrance), Citric acid, *Coumarin, Glucose oxidase (Sugar origin), Lactoperoxidase (Milk origin) *Naturally found in fragrance
Superfruit Mud Mask Ingredients:
Aqua (Purified water), Kaolin (Natural clay), Glycerin (Plant origin), Glyceryl stearate SE (Plant origin), Polysorbate 20, Sea salt (Dead Sea salt), Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene glycol, Caprylyl glycol, Xanthan gum (Natural thickener), *Linalool, *Hexyl cinnamal, *Gerniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, Euterpe oleracea (Acai) fruit extract, Punica granatum (Pomegranate) fruit extract, Lycium chinese (Gojiberry) fruit extract, Citric acid, Phenoxyethanol, Cl 15985 (Yellow 6), Cl 14700 (Red 4) *Naturally found in fragrance
Both Montagne Jeunesse Creamy Coconut & Super Fruit Mud Masks leave skin soft, smooth, and clean. But while the coconut mask is a pleasure to use (unless you dislike the scent of coconut), the Superfruit Mud mask stings a little, feels tight, and is messy to remove.
Rating: Creamy Coconut Mask 4/5; Super Fruit Mud Mask 3.5/5
Montagne Jeunesse is having a giveaway on its FB page. To win one of the 50 masks available, all you have to do is follow the link, fill out the form and enter. Winners will be announced at the end of July. Good luck everyone!