I was so excited when Montagne Jeunesse asked me to review their new Skin Heroes range for Facekitt, not just because it meant chilling out with face masks for a few weeks, but because the first ever face mask I bought was a Montagne Jeunesse one and I’ve been a complete convert ever since!
Montagne Jeunesse say this about their new range on their website:
‘Are you having a skin problem? Do you need help? Do you always ask yourself ‘which mask shall I use for my Oily/Dry/Spot Prone/Blackheads or T-Zone Skin? Fear not our NEW Skin Hero Range has landed and are raring & ready to fight for your right to clear, healthy skin the natural way; it’s your weekly essential for healthy, gorgeous, problem free skin.’
The range consists of four face masks (one being a peel off face mask, the rest being mud masks) and a pack of pore strips. Each product in this range (except the pore strips) comes with a 1st stage (the mask):
and a 2nd stage (a moisturiser designed to compliment the mask):
Montagne Jeunesse strive to use natural ingredients in their products so I was pretty confident to try these masks on my very awkward skin, especially having used this brand before.
The first mask I tried was the T-Zone Peel Off Mask, which contains tea tree and witch hazel and is designed to calm and soothe ‘bothersome bits’.
The mask was a little tricky to apply just because it was so sticky (I assume this is the texture needed for a peel off mask!) so definitely make sure all of your hair is pulled away from your face if you try this one! It smells very strongly of tea tree which didn’t bother me too much as I am aware of the great qualities of tea tree for trouble skin! The mask ‘set’ on my skin nicely and was fairly easy to peel off – which I wasn’t expecting for some reason!
I’m not sure if the result I experienced was the desired effect (considering the mask is supposed to be calming) but my skin felt so refreshed! It was crazy! The only was I can describe it is that this mask is like mouthwash for the skin. My skin felt cool and just like it had had a really deep clean. The feeling was quite surprising and really welcome (I have had awkward skin recently!). I also have a lot of trouble around my nose (greasy, dry and flaky… You name it my nose has it!) and I feel like this mask helped with the greasy aspect of this.
The only negative I have about this particular mask is that I’m really not keen on the strong tea tree scent in the moisturiser, but that is a personal thing (I don’t like citrus smelling moisturisers either – anything that smells like it should irritate my skin, even if it doesn’t). After such a freshing face mask I think the moisturiser could have had a more soothing scent, although again I appreciate the great properties tea tree has.
Next I tried the Break-Out Mask, which also contains tea tree and Canadian Willowherb. This is designed to flush out blocked pores and is a mud mask with an absolutely brilliant shocking green colour.
I actually had an argument with my boyfriend whilst wearing this mask. Note to self, there is no way you can be taken seriously in an argument while wearing a bright green face mask. Especially as it starts to set and you can’t form proper sentences…. Oh dear.
I think this might be my favourite mask out of the collection. The tea tree scent wasn’t as strong in this mask and it was also really easy to apply and remove. I feel that this had the best effect on my skin, as it made more of a difference with the trouble I have on my nose than the T-Zone Mask, but also really helped with the spots around my chin area (my skin is shocking at the moment – I blame exam stress!). I genuinely felt that my skin looked clearer and it felt better for days after doing this mask. Again, I’m a bit put off by the tea tree in the moisturiser but that certainly wouldn’t put me off purchasing this mask myself!
I asked my boyfriend’s sister Lauren to try the Dry Skin Mask as she suffers from dry areas on her skin and as my skin is currently a little oily I was a bit adverse to giving this a go at the moment. This contains raspberries, blueberries and red grapes and is designed to ‘protect and replenish’.
I know that Lauren uses a lot of high-end products so I was pretty excited when she gave this mask and moisturiser a big thumbs up. She said it left her skin feeling very soft and moisturised, she loved the moisturiser included and when I asked what the scent was like (sometimes berry scents can be a little sickly) she replied that is was lovely. So a definite recommendation from her! When my skin starts behaving itself I will be purchasing this mask to use on my dry areas – raspberries, blueberries and red grapes sound delicious.
The final mask I tried was the Shine Control Mask, designed to balance oily areas (so perfect for me then!!). This is the most recent mask I’ve tried so I can’t say how long the effects last yet, but so far I’m really liking it.
The smell is the best. It reminds me of being on holiday (I’m not really sure why, but holidays make me happy!!). Easy to apply and remove and after removing my skin felt incredibly soft – before I’d even applied the moisturiser! Not oily, just really healthy and soft. My skin rarely feels that way.
The moisturiser contains acai berries and has light reflecting particles to help control shine. My skin wasn’t particularly shiny after doing this mask so I can’t comment on the effects of the moisturiser, but I have kept some to try when the effects wear off a little. I think this mask would be brilliant for teens or younger girls who don’t wear much makeup to school etc but suffer with oily skin.
I was most excited about receiving the pore strips in this collection as I find it so hard to get affordable pore strips in the UK!
These smell really fresh and although they do contain natural citrus (which I would usually be put off by) the scent really isn’t a strong citrus-y smell. It just smells fresh and light. Incredibly strange and difficult to describe but I loved it. I think these pore strips work well for the price, I would definitely purchase them again. As might my boyfriend who disappeared with one! Apparently he also gives them a thumbs up!
All the packets in this range are £1.49, which I think is amazing. Perfect for the younger market, but also suitable for those on a bit of a budget as I think the quality is great too. I’m sure readers of Facekitt are aware that I like to be honest in my reviews and would never say I liked a product if I didn’t, and I can honestly say I think Montagne Jeunesse have done really well with this range. I’m not sure if/when it will be released outside of the UK, however I really hope it is. UK readers can find these skin care products at Asda, or on the Montagne Jeunesse website here, where they also have live chat online skin help, which I have never used but find the concept brilliant!
I should also mention that these products are suitable for vegetarians.
I would definitely recommend this range for younger skin, especially for those who have trouble defining their skin types or getting a moisturiser to suit their skin as Montagne Jeunesse have tried to make this range as easy as possible to use (the step by step instructions on the back of the packet are also a great addition and simple to follow).
I really hope this post has been useful. If you have any questions just leave a comment below and I will get back to you!