Welcome to week 2 of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers’ Montagne Jeunesse Mask Challenge! This week’s theme is peel off masks.
Before I get into more details on this one check out the recap of week 1: self-heating.
And now back to week 2… I was sent the Manuka Honey Peel Off Masque and this is the first time I try a peeling mask. Keep on reading to find out what I thought of it!
Busy bees have collected nectar from the Manuka Bushes of New Zealand creating Manuka Honey – a natural anti-bacterial cleanser. They source pollen and we add the flower power of fragrant Jasmine.
I find the scent had equal parts honey and floral in it, it was like a honey flower and I really liked it.
The formula of this mask looked like real honey and was quite liquid so it was a bit tricky to apply. I would only apply a small amount at a time so it took a few minutes to get it all on my face.
Once applied it kind of gives you a jaundiced look.
Feeling #1 (with mask on)
It felt funny when the mask was “hardening”, I’m not used to that. Once the mask has set you can barely move your facial muscles because you will feel the tightness and pulling of the mask on your skin.
To start off the peeling I scratched off a little patch on my forehead, and once I got going it came off in one big piece – except for a few bits around the edges.
I then removed what was left with a damp wash cloth and it came off easily.
I have a bit of peach fuzz down my sideburns and underneath my jaw and when I was peeling the mask off those areas OMG IT HURT!!! It’s not like waxing where it removes the hairs so it just pulls on them instead. ouchie 🙁
Feeling #2 (after removal)
The mask took away all the dead and dried up skin cells so my face was all smooth, just like a baby’s bottom! My face did feel a bit dry, but I have dry skin at the moment and this mask is intended for combo and oily skin types. It was nothing that a good application of moisturiser couldn’t handle.
It did seem like it left a yellow tint on my face though, but that didn’t last.
I really liked the smell of this mask, and I found the smell lingered a bit too afterwards which was nice.
Having dry skin I tend to get some flakiness going on so this mask removed all of that, which I really liked. This mask is not intended for dry skin though so if I was to try one again I would go for one made for my skin type.
However, it was really painful to peel off where I have tiny facial hairs – it actually made my eyes water. 🙁
So for that reason I don’t see myself using a peeling mask again.
Do you like peel off masks? Do you have a favourite?
Check out more reviews on this mask! Some of the ladies got the Green Tea Peel Off Masque instead of the Manuka Honey Peel Off Masque.
– Chantal 🙂