True indeed that it doesn't hurt at all to have a lil bit of chocolate now and then *lol*. May it be dark chocolate, milk chocolate or even white chocolate, mmmm... just the thought of it is making me crave for a slice of chocolate cake!
Well, there are those chocolate for eating, and then there are those that you slab on to your face
WHITE CHOCOLATE ULTRA DEEP CLEANSING MASQUE
by MONTAGNE JEUNESSE
Yes, you read me right, a nice creamy chocolate face mask to smear all over your face.
The package is very attractive, especially those chocolate lovers who will be wondering what is a chocolate item doing on a beauty aisle. Definitely attention-grabbing!
When I open the package to take a whiff, the chocolatey scent was G - double-o - D GOOD!.[Note : There is a very explicit warning on the back of the mask packet; "looks and smells delicious, but please DON'T EAT!" So no matter how tempted you are, this creamy mud pack is NOT SAFE for consumption!]
The instruction says to apply the face mask on a clean face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes or so before rinsing it off.
So I started off with a freshly cleansed face, spread a dollop (about a generous 50 cents size) onto my palm, and start spreading it evenly across my face with my index finger & middle finger. [for those who are not used to using their bare fingers to apply, you may opt for a brush or whatever applicator that tickles your fancy!] I notice that there are still some leftovers in the packet, it's either I spread it too thin or it has generous portions so you can get like 3-4 use from one packet of mask!
Smile for the camera!
I left in on for a whole good 20 minutes (while reading a nice novel) and when the alarm of my handphone rang, I went to rinse my face. The mask washes off pretty quick and well with water and there was no need for abrasive rubs to get rid of sticky bits and bobs here and there (which is good coz my skin can get really aggravated if I rub it too much). When I ran my fingers across my towel dried face, my skin did felt cleaner and smoother after the wash, but it was not as moisturizing as I would like it to be. But then again, rule of thumb is that mud/clay mask (like White Chocolate Ultra Deep Cleaning Masque) is for absorbing oil and impurities, whereas peel-off facial mask is for refreshing and rehydrating.
I took a before and after picture to compare, and realise that after one use, there isn't much difference really. But of course, you have my word that the skin does feel smoother and cleaner, and a lil bit more taut.
Black points are not moles, but merely a referral point to compare the same spot
Already a brownie point for it's chocolatey smell (still have some after wash chocolatey smell lingering on my face now *joys!*) Usually it's hard to gauge a long term effect of using a brand of mask after only one use, but I notice my skin smoother after one use. It's only retail price of RM5.90, hence definitely value for money (if the accountant says it VFM, it IS VFM!). Oh, and also it is animal friendly (not tested on animals or contain any bits of animals!) so good news to vegans! :) Don't expect miracles like smaller pores or extremely clean skin after, perhaps if I continue to use once a week (as the instruction at the back of the pack suggested) there would be a noticeable difference.
Should you be interested in purchasing this face mask, it is available at any pharmacies or beauty counters in shopping malls. Alternatively, you can check out their website here for more info.