Sunday 15 April 2012

Montagne Jeunesse - Skin Heroes

Ah, I love a good face mask. Every week I set aside 'pamper' time where I will run a bath, grab a mag, slap a face mask on and just chill for an hour or so. Hence why I like to have a variety of different face masks stashed away for every eventuality.

Being a fan of Montagne Jeunesse masks in a packet I was interested to hear that they had just launched their 'Skin Heroes'* range of face masks. I have used this brand for years, in fact for a long time they were a big part of the going out ritual back in my party heyday. This new range is a carefully selected range of masks dedicated to solving a variety of skin problems, so whether it is oily, dry or combo skin you suffer from there is a mask for you. Having oily/combo skin means that I tend to use a plethora of different masks dependent on how my skin is behaving that week so when these little gems landed on my doorstep this week I was desperate to try them out.


What Montagne Jeunesse says about the range -

Are you having a skin problem? Do you need help? The Montagne Jeunesse Skin Heroes* have landed and are ready to fight for your right to clear, healthy skin the natural way. Montagne Jeunesse face masques are your weekly essential for healthy, gorgeous skin. The new Skin Heroes range is packed with natural, beneficial ingredients to help solve & combat everyday concerns and work wonders for your complexion. 

I have to admit that when I first saw these land on my doorstep,  what jumped out instantly were the pore strips. I bloomin' love these little things. These are no different to any others you see on the market - wet nose, let harden and pull off, simples. For some crazy juvenile reasoning I get such satisfaction from this process! And regardless of there being no instantaneous results (for me anyway), it feels like you are doing your little nose some good. I used these whilst laying in the bath and they worked a treat, some brands refuse to dry when in contact with steam, not these however, they were as stiff as a board by the time I had finished but still removed painlessly and effortlessly despite leaving on a tad over the 15 recommended minutes. Onto the masks, the one which distinctively made eyes at me was the breakout mask. I don't tend to suffer from breakouts as such but being a lady and being that time of the month etc I am sure you can all empathise with the side effects so this came at the perfect time. Infused with tea tree and lavender oil, this felt amazing on my skin, in fact I almost fell asleep with it on due to the strong lavender aromas. This particular one is your typical clay mask which hardens and you pray no one makes you laugh once it has dried. Removing can be a tad messy so I use a muslin cloth to remove it all. Afterwards my skin felt immediately noticeably brighter and thoroughly cleansed without feeling dry which can be a problem with some products containing tea tree or other blemish fighting ingredients.

L - De-clog pores strips R - Break-out mask

All of the masks are separated into 2 sections, with one being the mask and the second being a moisturiser to compliment the mask which is a nice touch for achieving a spa like treatment at home without breaking the bank. You do get a generous amount in both sections which would last you a couple of applications but me being me I like to slather the entire contents on my face,  more so on the problem areas and then sit back and allow it to dry for 15-20 minutes. What I love about these masks is the fact that they do come in sachets, so they are perfect for me to throw in my bag if I am going away or take on hol' without worrying about taking up too much space. It also means that you get to try a variety of different types depending on the condition of your skin that week for such a small cost.

The good news is that this range covers all skin types and problems so whether it is dry skin, oily skin or a problematic T zone then there is a mask for you. The shine control mask looks very interesting which I shall be intrigued to try as I do tend to get shiny skin as the day wears on and the T zone one well a peel off mask and tea tree is my dream combo, as for the moisture mask this has been kindly donated to my mum as I tend to steer clear of anything too moisturising as it can make my complexion a tad on the grease ball side.


Montagne Jeunesse Skin Heroes range is suitable for vegetarians and is now available from ASDA and can be purchased online at for £1.49.

Have you tried these and what did you think? 

*PR Sample