I have a dirty confession to make: I have never used a face mask before now! This is embarrassing for a beauty editor and blogger, haha. Anyway, the reason I'm not into face masks is because they require a lot of time (25 minutes at the least) to put on and remove. I also thought they were unnecessary and redundant. In any case, there's always a first time!
I've had this Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Masque pack for more than a month. Now that I've finally used it, I regret that I didn't get around to it sooner.
What I like about the product:
- It has a heavy milk chocolate aroma. I love it! Several bloggers have sworn that it smells deceptively good enough to eat. I heartily agree. The yummy smell stays on your skin for a long time.
- It has a thick, creamy texture that's easy to spread all over your face. It feels very luxurious once applied.
- A pack has a lot of product (20g); you can slather it on generously without feeling stingy.
- Super cheap! It's only P78/pack at Watson's. It's skincare that's right up my alley.
What I love about the product:
- It delivers its promise to moisturize since it has shea butter. Aside from that, there's an instant skin-brightening effect because of its deep-cleansing, purifying properties (kaolin clay, Mediterranean clay, Dead Sea salt).
- It's also true to its word about being "anti-stress". I found the sweet chocolate smell very soothing, and I had so much fun looking silly in it. Case in point:
Why so serious?
Okay, not anymore!
Top of the morning, guv'nr!
My favorite chocolate in the whole wide world, with a convincingly-chocolate-y face mask. Perfect set-up!
You get the drift. The product is marketed towards working women who find spas too expensive, or too busy to visit anyway. If you fit the profile, this is a nice face mask to relax in by yourself or with friends.
What I don't like:
- Messy! I washed it off over a white formica sink and I was careless enough to get it everywhere - water-dissolved drops of it, as well as glops of it. Had to wipe the sink down.
- It has ingredients that may not agree with sensitive skin. Notables are glycerin, kaolin clay, and bentotite. Check out Nikki's review, where she spoke of getting a rash the first time she used the product. I personally didn't have any bad reaction with the product though, because my skin isn't sensitive.
Verdict? This is a good product that delivers what it promises for an affordable price. However, be careful when applying it to avoid a mess and DO NOT leave it on your skin for more than the prescribed 10-15 minutes.
So, tried a new face mask lately? How was it? Answer in the comments!