Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Queen Helene Mint Julep masque review

Price: $3.99 from

What they say: Mint Julep Masque is the original natural home treatment developed by a dermatologist that helps dry up acne pimples, rinse away blackheads and shrink enlarged pores. Simply apply Mint Julep Masque to your clean face and neck. Within minutes it firms and hardens, drawing out impurities from your pores. After the masque is removed, your skin will feel clean, refreshed and smooth. Even for individuals who are fortunately free of skin problems, Mint Julep Masque is a refreshing facial treatment that helps relaxed tired muscles and ease tension lines on the face and neck. No animal testing. No animal ingredients.

What to do: Cleanse face and neck thoroughly. Apply masque generously and allow to dry for about 15 minutes. Leave on problem areas overnight, if desired. Remove with warm water and a washcloth.

Ingredients: Water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Propylene Glycol, Sulfur, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI#77288), Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben

The good stuff:

  • Cheap!
  • Lots of product
  • Easy to apply
  • Refreshing
  • Leaves skin feeling clean
  • Smooths skin and improves tone/complexion
  • Minimizes pores
  • Seemed to have a whitening effect on my skin?

The low-down:

  • It's kind of like applying toothpaste on your face xD
  • Did not seem to help with pimples
  • Did not help reduce oil (not that it said it was supposed to but...)
  • Made my skin a little itchy in places I did not remove well

My take: I've been using this mask every night for about 5 days now and I'm pretty much loving it =) It's kind of weird applying it though since it really feels like you're smearing toothpaste all over your face! It's green, thick, minty and sticky xD It dries up fast and tightens the skin quickly. After 15 minutes, I'd wipe it off with warm water and a cloth and the results are immediately apparent. My skin was smoothed, soft, and glowy (did get itchy spots in places that I was careless to wipe off good... so be thorough!) After a few days of using it, I think I notice a whitening effect . . . maybe it's in my head but my skin looks lighter to me xP probably cause my tone and complexion is really improved as well! Also minimized my pores some.

I did have one irritating pimple though, and it did not really dry it out or minimize it at all. Also, since it's a clay based mask, I was hoping it would help with my new oilyness, but it didnt =( So I'm still on the hunt for a better oil-reducing mask! Besides that, my skin seems to be improving daily =) It's veeeery smooth. I think after awhile though I won't use it as much since my skin will probably start to tolerate its effects.

Would I repurchase: YES! It's so cheap but I won't have to repurchase for a long time since there's so much product!

Looks, feels & smells like toothpaste :P

Dries quickly (sorry blurry)

My skin after:


  1. i cant imagine toothpaste all over my face but ur skin looks flawless!!

  2. I wear mine so much thicker, LOL. Am I doing it wrong? >.<

    Yea, it's not as remarkable as I've heard it to be but I like the therapeutic minty scent and tingle. And I was thinking toothpaste, too LOL!! I think it does kind of help with the blackheads on my nose.

    Is the turn of seasons making you oily? Happens to me :/

    Guess what! They're opening up Eugene's first Sephora at the JC Penney and I'm going to the opening event :D I'm thinking of getting a non-silicone primer. Any recommendations??

  3. nice review, i will have to look for this next time i'm at the store :)

  4. good to know that the texture is like toothpaste ;p seems like mint julep mask works really well! so far, ive heard only good things about it and ur skin looks super soft :)

  5. Only 4 dollars?? That's ridiculous...;p

  6. Aw, you're so lucky that this worked for you. It dried my skin out. *cries*

  7. Great review! I slather on so much of this stuff when I use it. haha Glad to hear it's working for you and your skin is so nice. :)

  8. RYC: omg, that's how the guy was when he called me too. He used to call me in intermediate school and high school, saying he saw me at wrestling meets and stuff. He had kind of a..."soft" voice? Not very masculine, but he knew lots of stuff about me and my friends too!! And the very first time he called me, he told me he was from Waiakea, but then he said he was from Honokaa another time he called me and...bleh, whatever. lol. I couldn't figure out who he was so I just eventually told him to stop calling me. lol.

  9. great review I tried that other one with mud pack the brown one and its ok :D great for its price for sure :)

  10. aw i really want to try this so bad! but it's not available in the uk and costs quite a bit for shipping if i get it from somewhere else...=(

    oh yeah, how is your springit thing? (pink hair removal thing?) i want to get one for mum off ebay too, cos she is a hair removal fiend!

  11. I had a question about the packaging of this, when you purchased it did it have a certain seal or anything to prevent the product from being open? or did you just twist the cap and there was product? I purchased mine in a beauty store and noticed that the product is just open as soon as you open it.. I was wondering if thats for everyone or just mine?


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