I go through bouts of insomnia. There are weeks where I do not sleep a wink, and for some reason the new year rang in with insomnia. When I don’t sleep my body can still function, but my face takes a toll. I get dark circles, my skin looks dull and sleepy, and actually feels stressed.
When I came across a bunch of products by Montagne Jeunesse at my local KMart, I was drawn to the word calming, and anti-stress. The product was called Dead Sea Anti-stress Face Tonic with Dead Sea Minerals.
The packaging was flashy, convincing, and I felt as if I needed it. I read closer, and according to the package, this face tonic would whip up a skin miracle in only 5 minutes. I liked that, because most facial masques or treatments call for a half hour of time.
In 5 minutes time it also promised to re-hydrate and moisturize skin. The face tonic is also gluten free, dairy free, and vegan, Why that is important is beyond me… but for those who look for this sort of stuff, it’s free of it. Tee-hee.
What Is It?
Although it is called Face Tonic with Dead Sea Minerals, they fail to mention one thing….what it is. It’s actually a cloth facial masque. You simply rip open the package, and apply the soaked masque to your face.
The packaging is what drew me in. Basically the masque comes in a tear drop shaped aluminum package. Inside there is one masque. The package itself is done up to resemble a spa like atmosphere, with glistening water in the background, and a lady on the cover wearing this pretty blue and white masque. The masque on her face is colored blue with white waves throughout. It’s supposed to look like water.
The Montagne Jeunesse: Dead Sea Anti-stress Face Tonic with Dead Sea Minerals did not quite look like the masque that the woman on the cover package wore.
Instead I got a very thin large masque made of very thin, easily torn cloth. The cloth had the same pretty image on it, which I was actually surprised to see, however the masque was a hell of a lot larger then the cover displayed.
First I had to rip a small piece of cloth from the mouth area. I was to place this small strip on my nose, and then apply the masque.
The masque was drenched in the face tonic, dead sea minerals, what have you…
The scent was rather calming, which was a plus. It reminded me of the way a beach would smell before a thunder storm. Calming, relaxing, and exciting all the same.
I applied the nose strip, and then placed the masque on my face. It was too large, and the edges hit the my hairline. I closed my eyes and tried relaxing.
After about a minute of the masque being on, I felt nothing. However just as I was about to write it off in my mind bank as crap, the masque began to activate. I felt a cooling and tingling sensation that was actually really nice.
After feeling that sensation it actually felt like millions of micro-bubbles were cleaning my skin. I could feel something going on, and it was unique and different. Almost as if there were some sort of active foaming going on under there.
After enjoying the feeling of micro-bubble scrubbing my skin, the 5 minutes were up. Honestly I could of kept it on for longer, but I feared that if I didn’t follow directions it would dry my skin out.
Next I removed the Montagne Jeunesse: Dead Sea Anti-stress Face Tonic with Dead Sea Minerals and threw it away. My skin still felt very tingly, clean, and refreshed.
The package recommended that I splash some water on my face, an towel dry. After splashing the water on my face, the tingly sensation went away. That sort of pissed me off, seeing how I liked the feeling.
I have 2 issues with the Montagne Jeunesse: Dead Sea Anti-stress Face Tonic with Dead Sea Minerals. The first issues is that it is meant to calm and relax you. However after the 5 minute treatment you can’t just roll over and go to sleep. You have to get up and rinse your face off. That sort of defeats the whole ‘calming/relaxing’ aspect of the masque.
Secondly after rinsing off, and towel drying, my skin was shining like a star. I hate when my skin looks greasy. Although the masque didn’t leave behind any sort of greasy substance, it looked greasy. I know my skin was most likely super clean and this is why it looked shiny, but the shine seemed to last for the entire day and into the next. I don’t know what it did to my skin, but I certainly didn’t enjoy the 48 hours of shine face.
Setting the shiny face and lack of relaxation aside, my face did in fact feel 90% better. The dark circles under my eyes were still present, but my eyes did not feel as tired ad weighed down. My skin was no longer dull, and I enjoyed the 5 minutes that I got out of the masque.
Although the Montagne Jeunesse: Dead Sea Anti-stress Face Tonic with Dead Sea Minerals left my face shiny for 2 days, I really loved the results. My skin felt rejuvenated. The tired skin around my eyes felt re-newed, and overall for $1.26 it was well worth it. I do wish though that I didn’t have to rinse the tonic off after applying the masque.
I however am in no rush to test out what would happen if I left it on for longer than 5 minutes like recommended.
Where To Buy:
You can find this, and other Montagne Jeunesse facial tonics at KMart, and Walmart. You can also purchase them in bulk online, or at the Montagne-Jeunesse.com website.