Today I am going to write about face pack for oily skin. Now there are so many face packs available in the market by cosmetic companies and then there are home made face packs. Since I cannot cover all possibilities in one article I am going to break it up. So starting today beauty-mantra.com will cover face packs regularly. We will try to cover face pack by skin type and companies. We are starting with Face Pack for Oily Skin by Montagne Jeunesse.
What Makes Montagne Jeunesse Great?
Montagne Jeunesse is an amazing company. The first Montagne Jeunesse pack I used was Fruit Smoothie Face Masque and have fallen in love with this brand ever since. The face masks come in little fun looking sachet. They cost about Rs 150 in India. Face packs come in an amazing wide variety from strawberry souffle to amore rose to chocolate. Shopping for a Montagne Jeunesse face masque feels like exploring the unknown. You never know what you are going to buy!!!
What makes Montagne Jeunesse Great is 100% natural products. Yes absolutely, completely, totally natural products. No also, but, small print, asterix symbol. 100% natural preservative free products which are cruelty free. So no cute bunnies or guinea pigs were harmed during R&D. And the range is not limited to face packs. You can go to their website to explore the complete range.
OK enough of introduction let me now come to the real topic – Montagne Jeunesse face masks for oily skin.
Face Pack for Oily Skin
Face mask for oily skin must have the following two benefits:
- Apart from all the good stuff it does to the skin (like removing dead skin cells etc) it should clean oil secreting pores. Folks with oily skin have very active oil secreting pores. Dust, pollution, and bacteria can get trapped inside the pores to give you acne, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Nightmare!
- It should reduce oiliness. I am not expecting much here, even one day is enough. (if you think I am missing something please point it out in the comments section:-) )
So here is what ladies at beauty mantra think about Montagne Jeunesse face masks. The masks were sent to us by my cousin sister-in-law who lives in UK. In India MJ products are available on-line via the following 4 e-commerce sites.
- The company rep said the products are also available on flipkat.com. But when we searched flipkart.com for MJ products we did not find any.
Montagne Jeunesse T-Zone Peel Off Face Mask Review
T zone products are good for combination skin type. People who have otherwise dry skin but the forehead, nose, and chin areas are oily. This is a 2-in-1 mask and comes with a quick absorbing hydrating moisturizer.
Tea tree and Witch Hazel. Tea tree extract has anti-microbial properties which helps keep skin bacteria-fungi free. It is also very soothing to the skin. BTW tea tree oil is Dia Mirza’s favourite. Which Hazel works as a toner and cleanser and aids in skin repair.
How to Apply?
Cleanse your face gently with lukewarm water. Dry with a soft towel. Take out the masque and pour out the desired amount of the liquid. T-Zone Peel Off is a translucent green gel like liquid. The color and feel of the peel off itself is very soothing. Apply gently on the t-Zone of your face with smooth circular motion. Leave it on for about 30 minutes. The Tea Tree smell of mask is very soothing. It also feels very cool on skin and is a delight to use during Indian summers. peel-off the masque gently. Wash with water.
Then apply the moisturizer. Massage gently with fingertips until it is absorbed by skin.
Amazing. This masque works. Skin feels younger softer and suppler. Poke cheek and it bounces right back Moisturizer is also very amazing. Hydrates skin very quickly. I applied this masque for a Friday night dinner with my family and stepped out right after applying the moisturizer. The price of a typical MJ product in India is about Rs 150 which is easy on the pocket. This pack has enough peel-off gel and moisturizer for 2-3 applications.
Amazing product from a great company. We give it full marks – well actually as close as we can get to full marks.
Final Score: 9/10
(This product was reviewed by Mrs Chandra who has oily/ combination skin)
Montagne Jeunesse Break Out Mud Face Mask Review
This is a 2-in-1 product, face mask and a moisturizer. The ingredients of the face mask are Tea Tree, Canadian Willowherb and Witch Hazel. The moisturizer contains Tea Tree and Canadian Willowherb. This face mask is suitable for oily and combination skin types.
How to Apply?
The same as before. Wash face, dry with soft towel, pour out desired amount into your palm. With finger-tips apply on the entire face. Wait for about 30 minutes and then gently peel-off and wash with water. Then apply the moisturizer.
The face mask is a mud like substance in feeling. But I do not think it is actual mud like Fuller’s earth (multani mitti) or MJ Dead Sea Mud Face Mask (Which has actual dead sea mud in it). Tea Tree gives nice soothing smell and cool feel. The tingling is intense to begin with and I had to control myself from washing it off right away. But the tingling sensation subsides rather quickly and the overall feeling is soothing and calming. Plus I found the smell amazing – It lifted my spirits. One can also use this mask when feeling low
After peeling off skin looked visibly lighter (fairer). The skin tone was more even. Oil was gone from my face which was a delight. If I have to recommend face pack for oily skin it would be MJ Break-out mud. I have been using this face mask weekly in last 15 days and my faithful pimples have reduced and initial out-breaks have been killed in their infancy
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS? (Shouting from the top of the roof) – This face mask works and prevents break-outs. I hope I have said bye-bye to them at last. I used the moisturizer and found it to be no non sense to the point. It is absorbed quickly and does the job of moisturizing the skin perfectly.
Delivers what it promises (so rare these days!!!). Ta-ta breakouts!
Final Score 9/10
(This product was reviewed by Kokila. Kokila is a second year law student and lives in Rajasthan. She has very oily face which is prone to pimples and breakouts.)
We will be reviewing more Montagne Jeunesse. MJ is now available in India so we will pick what is available in India for our reviews.