Sunday, April 13, 2014

CBB Montagne Jeunesse Challenge: Peel-Off Mask Review

It's time for the Canadian Beauty Bloggers Montagne Jeunesse Mask Challenge! Over the next 4 weeks me and my fellow CBB members will be partaking in this challenge thanks to Farley Co Beauty. Every week we will be trying and reviewing a different mask. At the end we will tally up the results and see which mask is the winner! Make sure to follow the hashtag #CBBMJMASKOFF to see all of our crazy face mask pictures.

Week 2 is peel-off masks, and we are trying and reviewing the Manuka Honey Peel Off Mask.
"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."
This mask looked liked honey, it was a thicker, gooey consistency. Unlike, the Chocolate Mask last week, however, this mask smelt absolutely terrible. I had no inclination to taste it, and spent the whole 15 minutes anxiously waiting for when I could take it off.

I applied this mask with a brush, like the last one. It went on smoothly, despite its stickiness. I ended up using quite a thick layer of product, so it took more than the 15 minutes to fully dry. In fact after 20 minutes there were still some areas that weren't completely dry and peal-able.

Removal was fairly easy. In the areas where it was dry it peeled off in one piece with minimal tearing. I got some along my hair line, near my temples, and it hurt really bad trying to peel it off there. Overall, though it wasn't uncomfortable to remove, and I used a hot cloth after to remove any remaining product.

I was left with super smooth, cleansed, and soft skin. I found though that this mask did dry my skin out, and my skin felt tight after removal. I had to slather my face in moisturizer afterwards.

Comfort 5/5
Aroma 1/5 - It smelt nothing like honey, it was a very herbal aroma, that made my stomach churn.
Results 2/5 - Left my skin cleansed and smooth, but also left me very dry.
Ease of Use 3/5 - Mask was slightly sticky when applying, and removal was difficult and painful around some areas of my face.
Total Score 11/20

To get your own Honey Peel Off Mask visit Farley Co Beauty or the following retailers: Familiprix, Lawtons Drugs, Value Drug Mart, or Walmart. This mask retails for $2.

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Disclaimer: Product(s) in this post were provided for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own.


  1. That's too bad it dried out your skin! I had a pretty different experience; my skin felt quite soft after while the chocolate one dried me out.

  2. Sorry this one wasn't quite as impressive! Thanks for the thorough review, though! :)

  3. Oh no! That's too bad that it made you feel sick!

  4. Cheryl Thornton13 April 2014 at 18:37

    hey - you didn't use any of the pictures I took...why??? LOL - MOM

  5. This mask dried out my skin too, but it peeled away all the dry bits so I didn't have any flakiness.

  6. That's too bad you didn't like the scent! :(


  7. It's too bad you didn't like the smell, I thought that was pretty much the only positive part of the mask.

  8. I love the face mask selfie lol Somehow you managed to look totally cute! Sorry you didn't like the scent :(

  9. Thanks Megan! Not my most glamorous mask selfie lol

  10. Just shows how different everybody is. Not everyone is going to like every mask. I'm glad you liked the smell!

  11. I was dry for days afterwards!


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