Thursday, 2 August 2012

Montagne Jeunesse Skin Heroes Review*

I have used Montagne Jeunesse masks in the past, my favourite being the blemish mask, but they have recently released new Skin Heroes two-stage masks.

The main bulk of the sachet at the bottom contains the face mask, and at the top of the sachet is a separate section which contains a moisturiser to use after the mask. Each moisturiser is specially formulated to help aid the effects of the mask. The Skin Heroes masks contain only natural ingredients, and as ever they do not test on animals. Though sadly the ingredients aren't vegan, as most contain an ingredient derived from milk.

I was sent a few of their masks to review a while back, and after trying them out I thought I'd let you know how I got on with them!

Dry Skin Mask

First up is the Dry Skin mask, which contains Blueberries and Raspberries

I love blueberries, so I definitely loved the scent of this mask. Unlike in the photo on the packet, this mask comes out white. I don't know about you, but I much prefer masks that show up when they're applied, rather than clear ones that look like slime. Mostly because I've had to answer the door to a delivery man whilst wearing a clear mask, and could see him trying to work out what was wrong with my face! At least with these kinds of masks its not too embarrassing if you get caught out using it.

After using this mask my skin was feeling soft, but a little tight. Which seems strange to me as this is supposed to moisturise dry skin. The moisturiser supplied with it may counteract this tight feeling and add more moisture, but it was hard to tell as it contains an ingredient that comes from milk, so I couldn't use it.
I did also test the mask on my hand so I could test the moisturiser that way too, and the moisturiser was a nice consistency (not too light, but not rich either), but as I don't suffer with dry skin on my hands it was too hard to judge. I think this would be good for dry skin as long as you used the moisturiser after. Though I can't see it being that effective on really dry skin if I'm honest.

Shine Control Mask

The Shine Control mask contains Acai and Argon.

Both the shine control mask and moisturiser contain an ingredient which comes from milk, and as I'm allergic to dairy I didn't want to risk using it on my face in case it broke me out like crazy. So I tested it out on my hand instead. Again, the colour of this mask is different to the one displayed on the packet, I don't really understand why. The scent is quite unusual, though I've never used Acai or Argon before so that's most likely why it's so unusual to me. I did really like it though, and its not overpowering at all.

Although I can't comment on how it removes shine, as my hand isn't particularly oily, it did leave my skin feeling quite soft, especially after applying the moisturiser. And the moisturiser didn't feel at all greasy. 

T-Zone Peel Off Mask

The T-Zone Peel Off mask contains Tea Tree and Witch Hazel.

I don't want to give you all nightmares by showing you my makeup-free face covered in green 'slime'. So instead I thought I'd show you its consistency on my hand. Again I left this on for the time indicated, and peeled the mask off. this is probably my favourite of the face masks, especially when it comes to removing it.
One of my favourite things to do as a kid in art classes was to completely cover my hand in PVA glue and wait for it to dry so I could peel it all off. This mask definitely satisfies that kid in me!

Seeing as it has tea tree and witch hazel in it, the scents of the two combined is a little odd to me, but not in a bad way. The mask felt very cooling when applied, which I liked, and I was left with soft matte skin.You don't want to apply too thick a layer with this mask otherwise it wont dry in time, and you wont be able to peel it all off. 
Luckily this time I could use the moisturiser for this mask! To be honest, it just felt like a regular moisturiser, nothing too special, though it didn't leave me feeling greasy or shiny, so I guess that's worth mentioning! 
All in all this mask is a winner for me.

Deep Cleansing Nose Pore Strips

You may have spotted this is not a mask! This sachet contains Nose Pore Strips, I genuinely haven't used these in years!

I remember using them years ago, and when I saw these I wondered why I never used them anymore. 
But when I did use them I remembered why - because they're so painful to rip off! I'll admit I have a low pain threshold, but I had to slowly peel this off because Im a wimp, and it made my eyes water like crazy because it hurt so much. But having said that, the best part is looking at all the grossness it pulled out at the end. Grim I know, but you know I'm right! Though from looking in the mirror I couldn't see much of a difference. 
I'm on the fence about nose strips as I've heard a lot of arguments for and against. If you like to use them in your regime, or are looking for some to try, then I'd recommend these. Though I don't think my nose can handle me adding them to my regime just yet!

If you're interested in trying anything from this new range, you can get them online here.
Have you tried anything from this line?

*These products were sent to me for review purposes, but all views are honest and my own.


  1. The Shine Control mask is my absolute fav of the range! pore strips don't seem to work well on me, but they work on my fella and omg looked so gross. XD

  2. Ah I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks so!
    Haha, to be honest I would only ever want to look at my own pore strip after! xx

  3. Tbf I wouldn't wanna see anyone elses either, but we're virtually married. Like, walk in the bathroom to brush teeth while the other is pooping comfortable, or share a bath or go pee while I'm in the bath comfortable. XD Not even phased by it. (Though sometimes I'm like LOL PEE LOUDER FOR MY AMUSEMENT) ..yeah.. *shifty eyes* so a pore strip is nothing. xD


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