As important as having a proper moisturising routine is dedicating an evening a week to a face mask. By taking a few minutes to seriously treat your skin and get rid of the nasty build up, you can really see a difference in your complexion. I love deep cleansing clay masks and delicate scrubs, which are even better at getting rid of blemishes and breakouts, so trying this minty fresh facemask from Montagne Jeunesse was a bit of an ‘out of the box’ moment. It contains spearmint and dead sea salt to cleanse and exfoliate, but basically feels like you’re putting a Mentos paste all over your face.
The mask is clear with a hint of blue/green and teeny pieces of salt. It’s more of a gel than a clay based mask and looks absolutely nothing like the photo – surely that’s false representation or something?! It’s also supposed to be cooling, but you don’t really get any sensation other than the fact you put a room temperature gel on your face; there’s no cold feeling, no tightening or drying, it just sits there until you wash it off. I like to feel like something is happening when I use a mask so I can believe it’s doing some good, whereas with this there was no real benefit during or after application. One you wash it off you’re left with a clean feeling face, but there’s certainly no deep cleansing going on. It smells nice and it’s an interesting texture, but I’m just not sold.
Now I know these sachets only come in at £1.09 and are meant for a quick treat rather than a full blown ‘pick me up,’ but I was really disappointed. In the bluntest of terms, it did bugger all. You’re better off using a cleanser to get deep into the skin and lift out unwanted dirt and grime, as at least you’d feel the difference. With this I felt like I wanted to put another face mask on straight away. Oh well, minty freshness just isn’t meant for the face.
Available from all major retailers and online. There are loads of others to choose from, which I’m sure are better!