Wednesday 21 September 2011

If you have not tried this mask...

OK so as you all know I am a product junkie and with this I am constantly looking on YouTube for reviews on new and existing products.  So when I heard all the beauty gurus raving on about a facial mask that actually worked I was not only excited however a little sceptical at the same time.  I mean a majority of these gurus get paid in sponsorship and sent free products so of course they will say it worked, right?

The mask I am referring to is called the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque.  As far as I am aware this is not available in the UK much to my disappointment so I purchased this on eBay from a trusted seller for approximately £6.50.  I know in the USA it is sold for approximately $3.  

The mask claims to help clear up acne pimples, rinse away blackheads and shrink enlarged pores.  It is recommended that you apply after cleansing and leave for 20 mins before rinsing off with warm water and a wash cloth. 

I did this after my bath. I had been suffering from a break out so it was ideal time to test this and I must say I am hooked.  

The mask is of a thick consistency more like a clay mask however personally I like the thicker types so this suited me well.  It was easy to apply which I did with an old foundation brush as I do with all my masks. It allows youth use less product than you would with your hands and the mask goes on a lot smoother and evenly so I highly recommend using a brush if you have one.  

The mask smells of mint - very much like toothpaste although not an unpleasant smell.  After 20 minutes it had gone hard and cracked slightly...I then rinsed it off. And my skin felt incredibly clean and smooth and I definitely had a reduction in the redness of the breakout.  

I read on YouTube that you can apply this to spots and leave overnight which I did with one and by the morning it was almost gone and could not be seen after applying my make up.  

I am going to use this again tonight however I would not suggest using this too much perhaps once or twice a week as I suspect it can be drying over time but I am yet to experience that.  At the moment I am in love with this product and it goes to show that there are cheaper items out there that do just as good a job if not better than the higher end products.  

Thanks for listening...


  1. I have that mask and absolutely love it! Queen Helene has great stuff. They have an amazing pomegranate and raspberry facial scrub that I use all the time.

  2. It's a shame as it is not sold in the UK and it really is great stuff at a great price! X

  3. I did abit of googling and you can get this off Amazon too for a price similar to what you paid. I'll probably get one now. Their Oatmeal N Honey facial scrub looks good too (and sounds like it would smell yummy).

    Thanks for mentioning this product to me. I'm excited to try. x

  4. I was a little sceptical at first but having tried this I am in love - its great for leaving on overnight on blemishes and then washing off in the morning. x