A good mask but not my favourite of the Queen Helene range because I prefer clay masks - but it does leave your skin feeling very fresh and soft.
I find that it is kind of difficult to peel off unless you slather quite a lot on.
Still worth the buy though because of the price. This is my boyfriend's fave out of all of the Queen Helene masks!
I really don't use masks. I am one of those hoarder people who buys something and I think, "If I use it now, I won't have it to use later." So I just don't use the masks.
However, I was bored and saw this on my counter and thought "peel-off, HOW FUN" and slathered it all over. After it dried I gently peeled it off, with a little stinging, and very heavily moisturized. Later in the day when normally my skin is dry and the lines in my forehead are more prominent, they were not nearly as visible. Kind of remarkable. It prompted me to go out and buy one that wasn't expired and sitting in my cabinet for like 4 years.
It not only made the lines less visible, it also made my skin look much dewier. Normally my cheeks look very matte and dry by the end of the day, but today they still had that nice sheen to them (I wasn't wearing highlighter). I really like this! I don't have issues with clogged pores so I can't really comment on that aspect, but my skin definitely felt much nicer than it normally does.
Get your self some rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball, cheaper way to get the effects of this mask. I would only use this as a spot treatment since it is extremely drying to the skin.
My Ulta FINALLY had this in stock, after months of waiting I finally got it! The mask made my skin look brighter and more refreshed, and I could see a difference in how clean my pores were.
There are a couple of downsides to this product, first of all it smells like Fabreeze!!! Literally smells like you are smearing Fabreeze all over your face. The smell fades gradually as the mask dries, but I would steer clear if you are not a fragrance person. its also super thick and hard to spread all over your face. Its definitely a good mask to have on rotation (I have all the QH masks), but approach with caution.
I have been using this mask on and off for a number of years and keep coming back to it. This is a basic,peel-of mask meant for clearing pores and gently exfoliating. I does it's job rather well.
Super cheap. The most I have every seen this mask for is $5, and I can usually find it online for around $2.99.
Dries quickly and actually peels off, all in one piece, without leaving a mess.
Removes the top, dry and flaky, layer of dead skin off face (if applicable).
Cleans pores gently, not as much as pore strips, but since you can spread it wherever needed, I prefer it over pre-shaped strips (I have enlarged and/or clogged pores everywhere, not just my nose).
Doesn't break my super acne-prone skin out.
HIGHLY fragranced. My eyes water and nose itches while I have this on. It really smells like I sprayed strong perfume on my face - to be safe I always wash my face with my usual cleanser after using this mask as I don't want to risk leaving unknown "fragrance" on my skin.
A bit too gentle if your aim is to thoroughly cleanse pores - it doesn't really pull all the "gunk" out, just a bit so deep cleaning takes multiple uses.
OVERALL: I will continue to buy this mask until I find a better substitute. For the price, I haven't found anything to beat it. Although I would be willing to spend more if I could find something that got stuff out of my pores as well as the strongest pore strips, but with more natural ingredients and less waste. A functional mask, with some downfalls, but worth using.
UPDATE: Couldn't get passed the fragrance AND this mask started irritating my face. I don't have particularly sensitive skin but something in here just didn't work for me after regular use. Won't buy again myself, but if the ingredients and small agree with you, it's still a worthwhile product to try, especially considering the low price.
I don't notice any effect at all from using this. Maybe it makes my skin a little brighter? But not a large effect. I have used it about three times now. I had much better results from Boscia's black luminizing mask. Shame, I loved the price.
First time trying it just then, love the smell and the cool feeling on my skin.. peel it off was fun! the only downside is that it's a bit on the thick side, making it a bit harder to put out a smooth layer. I'll be using this as directed to see whether it'll make my skin 'glow'
omg do not buy this if you have sensitive skin... i used the product,, yes it is sticky and does brighten your face..but a day later i broke out in all little pimples. My cheecks are covered ..I am all red and blotchy.. i would never reccomend this product!
Honestly, I just love peeling it off.
I'm not a big mask user. I've only owned two in my lifetime - a clay mask and this, so I don't have anything to compare it to. It's not going to do any miracles, it isn't extraordinary, but for the beating my skin gets, this fellow is like giving grape candy to my skin.
It's extremely goopy and sticky, but it rinses off hands fairly easily. The alcohol scent fades away quickly and leaves you with the vague idea that all the grape-flavored vitamins and lollipops that children snubbed are recycled into this mask. In a good way. If it gets in your hair, you'll probably find it eventually... Just stay indoors until you do.
This was not that great. Didnt notice much when i peeled it off. I was hoping it would help with my black heads and big pores but it really didnt do much. It didnt break me out luckily. Its really messy too. Wouldnt waste your time trying it.