I bought this 20g sachet of Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac, as I wanted to compare this to the Freeman Beauty Dead Sea Minerals Anti-Stress mask.
I like to decant my sachets into a small pot with a screw top lid, as I find I usually get 3-4 masks out of a sachet, especially when I apply them fairly thinly with a flat foundation brush. Using a brush also allows me to get a nice even layer that dries within 15 minutes, and using the tub makes it easy to simply use as much as I need and close the tub, ready for use the next time.
The first difference I noticed between the two, was the colour. Freeman’s Dead Sea Mask is a beautiful turquoise blue, while this Dead Sea Mud Pac is closer in colour to Freeman’s Mint & Lemon Clay Mask; it’s more of a pale green colour. Both Dead Sea masks smell very similar, as both contain Lavender and Bergamot.
Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac is suitable for use on Combination and Oily Skin, while the Freeman Dead Sea Minerals says it’s suitable for all skin types. Both are paraben free and cruelty free.
The nutrient rich minerals in the kaolin clay-based mask help to draw out impurities and open blocked pores, leaving skin feeling clean and soft. For best results, it’s recommended that this mask be used weekly.
After leaving the 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac on my face for 15 minutes, I added a little warm water on my fingertips and gently massaged the mask off, slowly adding more water to loosen the clay. A mild cleanser is listed in the ingredients, and this helps to cleanse skin and pores, leaving a clean fresh feeling after rinsing.
Once the mud pac had been rinsed off completely, I applied a rich moisturiser, and my skin looked clear and felt really soft and smooth. Hopefully, with weekly use, the rest of this mask will help clear up the breakout that has popped up on one side of my face over the last few weeks!
Overall, to compare the two masks, I found the Freeman mask to be a bit more drying; although, in saying that, the Freeman mask seems to work a little better on my very oily skin (it seems to absorb more oil), but the Montagne mask is also good and works very well.
If I had to choose between the two, I’d definitely buy the Freeman Beauty Dead Sea Minerals Anti-Stress mask again, purely because I felt it suited my skin type better.
Montagne Jeunesse products are available from The Warehouse, selected pharmacies and online.