It's the final week of the CBB Mask Off challenge! It feels like I've been doing this challenge for a long time, yet now that it's over, I'm a little sad to see it end. It's been really interesting to see everyone's differing results and I've realized that it really is true how everyone's skin is different!
For the last mask, I'll be reviewing the Dead Sea Mud Spa mask. This mask is very unique as it is a sheet mask designed to deep cleanse and revitalize your skin. As always, you can purchase Montage Jeunesse masks at various drugstores like London Drugs, Select Pharmasave and Walmart.
The primary ingredients are:
- Aqua (water)
- Kaolin clay: a natural deep cleansing agent that sucks out dirt and excess oil from pores
- Glucose: a natural water-binding ingredient that helps lock in moisture
Other fun ingredients in this mask are: seaweed and sea kelp extracts (tons of vitamins to help nourish skin), Dead Sea mud (draws out impurities), and Dead Sea salt (soothes and heals skin).
Aroma & Texture
The texture of this mask is very similar to other clay masks as it is cool and creamy. The aroma of this mask, like all other MJ masks, is quite strong. I didn't mind the scent at first as it was very refreshing and a nice mix of fruity and oceanic notes, but after a couple of minutes my eyes started watering and stinging! I managed to keep the mask on for the entire recommended 10 minutes, but due to my stinging eyes, the experience wasn't very pleasant.
EffectivenessThe mask rinsed off easily with a washcloth and warm water. I quite enjoyed using this as a sheet mask as it made application a breeze. My skin felt a teeny bit tight, but seemed very clean. I didn't notice whether it was any softer as my skin started tingling and became itchy right after removal. In a couple of minutes, I noticed a couple of red blotches sprouting around my nose. Quickly, I slathered on some blemish cream and a thick moisturizer to try to soothe my aching skin and by the morning things had calmed down. I suspect that my skin is pretty sensitive to either the seaweed or sea kelp extract, as I've had similar reactions to products with sea algae before. I probably would not repurchase this mask for that reason, but I think if your skin is less sensitive, it might be okay.
Buy or Ditch
Come back next week as I'll post a final recap of all the Montagne Jeunesse masks!