So it’s safe to say that I have a fair few face masks saved up. In a bid to stop being a hoarder I thought I would start a mini-series reviewing them. As the above photo suggests, it’ll mostly be the Montagne Jeunesse masks, although there will be a few other kinds thrown in there too. I’m hoping that this series will also help me identify which one works best for my skin, instead of what I just like the smell of.
First up is Montagne Jeunesse’s Passion Peel Off Face Masque. This is the £1 sachet that is readily available in Boots and Superdrug as well as most supermarkets. You only need a thin layer so I find that there is enough product in this sachet for two faces – I recommend sharing with a pal at the same time over saving it as there’s no way to re-seal these.
The mask is a very thin, runny red gel (not purple like the packaging suggests) which is very messy. Be warned! Once on the face, you leave it to dry and then peel off. A thin layer is very important otherwise you might end up with it dripping off your face and not drying. I also don’t recommend using peel off masks in a hot bath as the steam will stop it from drying (learnt that one the hard way!).
I don’t think that peel off masks are suited to my face. They peel away dead skin but don’t replace it with any moisture and as I have dry skin this is a bit of a problem. Also, as satisfying as it is to peel the mask away, it can get a bit sore when it’s also pulling out downy-like hair, which I have. Ouch!
On the plus side, this smells incredible – a fruity combination of pomegranate and passion flower. If you’re a fan of peel-off masks and you have normal or oily skin this would be great for you, although I’m not a fan. Boo, no snake-like shedding fun for me!
I hope you’ll enjoy this series. Which face mask do you recommend I try next?