I’ve always been big on face masks, especially the DIY home- styled ones – simply because they beat the hell out of taking the trouble of going to spas and all the fuss involved, not to mention the exorbitant service at salons. But the problem with DIY masks from the kitchen is that it usually takes quite a few applications and a lot of patience to work. Luckily, I’ve discovered the perfect balance- the amazing Montagne Jeunesse face masks! Made from natural ingredients and powered with the expertise of beauty gurus, these masks have literally come to my rescue.
Here are the ones I used:
Very Berry Face Masque –
Suitable for dry and combination skin, this mask proved to be super hydrating and soothing. It worked to visibly refreshed and soft to touch- not just for a day but for days on end. This creamy, lilac concoction has now become my go-to remedy for an instant pick-me-up for my skin. Aloe vera, cranberry, peach, blueberry and grape make it an exceptionally delish and nourishing choice for the face. I’d use this one before a big day ahead or a party or even before date night.
Virgin Olive Face Masque-
Cold pressed Virgin Olive Oil is the main ingredient in this stimulating and soothing mud masque, designed to make the skin ultra supple. The use of ultra-moisturizing Shea & Cocoa butter have a deep cleansing and soothing action that worked out perfectly for my sun affected irritable skin.
Hot Earth Sauna Face Masque-
I was pretty excited about using this one, as I’d never used a hot sauna mask before. Initially skeptical, I took it on as a challenge – “Would it ‘burn’ since it’s hot sauna?” was my main concern but it was actually quite the opposite! While the mask did have a warming effect, it wasn’t drastic so was really nothing to worry about. I loved how the ingredients- volcanic clay, ginseng, evening primrose and jasmine worked together to create a fantastic effect- even toned skin, improved texture and silky soft to touch.
The masks have left a lasting impression and going forward, I’m definitely going to look up more masks from the UK based 25 year old brand. Here’s to more delicious treats and happy summer skin!
Available at drugstores in the UAE. Try the cute sachets first- affordable and adorable!