Friday, 1 February 2013

Face Mask Fridays: Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off Facemask

Aloha my lovelies! Hope you've all had a fabulous week (^__^) Today I have a face mask from a brand I'm sure everyone has heard of, and that is Montagne Jeunesse. Am I the only one who can't say the name properly? Anyone? Okay just me then.. xD

As you can tell from the title, I shall be reviewing the Passion Peel Off Facemask.

Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off Facemask

Everyone loves their masks, so I thought why not? I'll give them a whirl too! They're only a quid or so, so I picked a few up to try. Claiming to be gluten free, nut derivative free and having no added parabens, it seems to be that they're trying to make it suitable for just about everyone on the planet.

'Gently peel away dead skin with our amazing Passion Peel Off deep cleansing masque. Our Pomegranate and Passion Flower formula cleans, purifies and protects leaving your skin feeling fresh and radiant.'

This masks ingredients include passion flower - rich in Potassium, and the vitamins C & A, is antibacterial, and has healing properties; and pomegranate - which has anti-aging benefits, antioxidants, vitamins A, C & E which protect  skin from free-radicals.

It also contains raspberry, grape and cranberry, all of which are also packed to the brim with antioxidants! The website says its suitable for normal to oily skin, and seeing as I have a combination of both, I decided to pick this one up out of the others ^^

Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off Facemask

When I opened this, the first thing that hit me was the smell.. oh it made me DROOL. I mean, you all know that I love fruity scents. I could definitely smell the pomegranate and cranberry.

Texture-wise, it had a gloopy-gel-like feel to it but it wasn't too hard to apply. When I saw it I was confused as to why it wasn't purple like the girls on the packagings mask. Why would you not show the real thing?! I found that really weird. I know it says on the packet that it'll vary due to it being natural ingredients and blah blah blah but the actual thing is quite different from the picture!

Anyway, I'd say the amount given was just enough for a full face, but that's about it.

Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off Facemask

Sigh. Here comes my least favourite part. When I put it on all over my face, my eyes started stinging like mad. Even though I had not put it anywhere near my eyes. It was so heavily scented that it stung my eyes. *flips table* I remember so looking forward to using it, and here it goes stinging my eyes.

The stinging diminished after a few minutes however, after it had started to dry. It made my face feel tight (which is what is supposed to happen) and I waited about 7/8 minutes before peeling it off.

Despite it only being a short time, it felt like ages, because well.. I wasn't really relaxing, what with my eyes stinging from the fumes and all that. Then I realised my face was stuck in this bored expression. LOL xD So I started to open my mouth and it started peeling off around the mouth. It felt so weird.I felt like a snake shedding its skin O.o Lmao I apologise for the terrible similes.

Aaaaaaanyhoo. When I peeled it off, it hurt :/ even though I was doing it slowly and trying to be gentle. My skin didn't feel too much different after using it either. I really will not be repurchasing this. I'm actually a little scared of using my other peel off masks of theirs now.. I don't want my eyes to sting again!! *sobs* (;_____;)

Yeah.. so that was a bit of a fail. Have you tried these masks? Did your eyes sting too?

Disclaimer: All products were bought with my own money unless stated otherwise. All opinions are my own. I promise ^^

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  1. Ooh, I haven't tried this one yet. :O Hope it doesn't sting for me!

    1. Eep, I hope it doesn't sting for you too hun! xx

  2. I just tried this and it was pretty good for me! I think the peel
    off masks contain as ingredient that make it sting but only for a minute on me. I love the smell!!
    hareem x

  3. I'm using this as we speak and it's making my entire face sting!! I've used the aloe one before and loved it. So, I thought why not try another one? I just can't wait for this horror of a thing to dry!