Monday, January 6, 2014 at night I play spa in the bathtub. A review of the Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas 'Glacial Clay Spa' Mask.

I've been meaning to make this post for a couple of weeks now but due to some complications with my medication, I haven't done much but cry and mope. Thankfully I'm feeling better now!

So here's the deal. As you can probably tell by now, I am part of the Influenster program. Which is an awesome program, if you didn't know. They recently did a campaign called the Violet VoxBox and I got one. In the box was the Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Clay Spa face mask. This post is about that mask.

First off: I love this mask. I'm usually a user of the Mint Julep clay mask but this one is much better. It's not just a bunch of clay that you squeeze out into your hand and make a huge mess out of. The Montagne Jeunesse mask is a fabric backed mask. Which means all you do is open the package, spread the fabric open so it looks like a creepy little peeled off face, and lay it over your face. A little adjustment so you can see, breathe, and your mouth isn't covered and you're ready to relax.

A couple of things to remember. This is still a clay mask. Clay masks dry and they tighten. Sometimes they sting. A little stinging is normal, a lot of stinging is not. If you feel a little tingle but it's bearable just go with it. If it starts to burn, sting a lot, or becomes very uncomfortable WASH IT OFF ASAP. Not everyone's skin is going to react well with every product. Know your body.

Ok, let's get technical for a second. One thing I love about Montagne Jeunesse is their products come in nice little single use packets. If you don't like it, you're not stuck with a whole tube full of product you'll never use. All ingredients are listed on the back of the package. Please check the ingredients to see if there's anything you know your skin just doesn't like! Also, no animal testing and no animal ingredients.

I decided to use my mask as part of a pretend spa night. After the kids went to bed I filled the tub up, grabbed a drink and my phone so I could read and listen to music and shut the bathroom door for the first time in who knows when.The directions say to wash your face before you apply the mask so I did that at the sink before I got into the tub. I didn't want soap or anything in the water. The mask was ridiculously easy to apply; it's a good thing the kids were asleep though, if they had seen me nightmares would have been had! Remember how in old movies kids always freaked out when they saw their mothers in their green face masks or their cold cream masks? That's how I felt LOL. A very horror movie, I stole someone's skin and am wearing it on my face, kind of look.

The mask was cold but I liked it. The smell is hard to describe. It made me miss my boyfriend. That's not a bad thing, my boyfriend smells great. After a few minutes I could feel the mask begin to do its thing. Like I said, clay masks will tighten up and they will tingle. It was nowhere near as bad as some previous clay masks I've used though. It was actually quite nice. I left the mask on a little longer than the directions said to but I didn't have any bad reactions. When I was ready, I simply peeled the mask off and tossed it. A quick rinse with some water to make sure all of the clay was off and I was ready to go. My skin was so soft and smooth. I have shiny, oily skin and it was just beautifully matte. I couldn't keep my hands off of my skin, which is awesome but BAD! I kept having to tell myself that the more I touch it, the mask will just have been a waste. Needless to say, my skin was awesome.

So, if you can't tell: I. Love. This. Mask. It has officially replaced all clay masks I used to use. Seriously, give it a try. Make sure to check the ingredients, follow the directions and relax. It's worth it.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for free as part of the Influenster VoxBox program in exchange for my review of said product. My review is just that, mine. Everything stated in this post is my opinion and mine only.