Archives: November 2012
Our Clays and Muds – Why do we use so many different types?
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Here at Montagne Jeunesse we are constantly looking for clays and muds from around the world

Clays and muds come in many different forms and are the result of the natural weathering of rocks over thousands of years. The most common forms that we use are kaolinites, illites and montmorillonites which we blend with selected fruits, herbs and essential oils to give the best combination for each individual product in our range.

The clays and muds work deep into the pores, cleansing the skin by absorbing excess sebum and removing dead skin cells and dirt. If you haven’t tried them you will be amazed at how smooth your skin feels after using them.

The natural clays give us many challenges as their different layered structures mean that each one has its own unique characteristic and texture. They also vary in colour due to their mineral content which we capitalise on to reduce the need for synthetic dyes. Amongst the many types of clay we use is Illite clay from the Mediterranean, Dead Sea mud from the Middle East, Cornish clay from England, Rhassoul clay from Morocco and Glacial clay from Alaska.

By Heather


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Montagne Jeunesse scoop two awards!
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Yesterday afternoon, myself and Mark attended the Swansea Bay Business awards for the Top 100 companies in South West Wales. An excellent achievement for MJI to make this Top 100 list which between them employ over 24,000 people in SW Wales and have a combined turnover of nearly £5 billion.

Montagne Jeunesse were in the final three nominees for two awards. The first of these being for Corporate Social Responsibility and although we didn’t win that particular one it was quite an accolade to have made the final three out of the 100 firms involved.

Our second nomination was for the Go Green award and that brought much better news as we won. This award is in recognition of all that we do environmentally which has covered many areas of the business. For example, the use of the two office printers instead of individual desktop ones, the baling and recycling of the cardboard and plastic carried out by the warehouse to the use of the recycling bins in the offices and outside the canteen. It’s been a real team effort. It is also in recognition of the work we have done from the early days in the Eco Factory with the grass roof, solar panels and wind turbine and onto what you can see outside now with our meadow and the work put in to turn what was once the site of a chemical plant into an area very rich in biodiversity and a haven for species such as the endangered Small Blue Butterfly.

To triumph in this area, against all manner of other firms, such as Admiral Insurance and large financial institutions is an accolade of which each and every one of us can be very proud. I know opinion has been divided regarding the appearance of the Meadow but I think this award vindicates everything we have done with it so far and I’m sure the butterflies, bee orchids and the many other species now enjoying life on the Green Barn site would agree.

We have also recently won a supplier award from Superdrug, Terry our UK sales director picked up the award, we’re chuffed to bits. Hard work does pay off. Keep ‘em rolling…

Montagne Jeunesse - Go Green Award

Superdrug Conference - Montagne Jeunesse


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