After reading the reviews on Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque, it seems to me that most people were pretty impressed with the results but I was a bit skeptical. I decided to try it out so I bought one from Walgreens which was only $5.00 (very affordable!)
I'm 27 and for some reason my face started growing these little bumps all over my forehead, cheeks, and jawline. It started early this year with a few on my face and now they're taking over my face. It's so embarrassing!!! I needed help so I started researching and stumbled upon this product. I never really had pimples growing up just the few break outs. I've tried Proactive but I think it just makes those little bumps look worse and dries my skin.
After trying it once, I was surprised to see that my bumps had reduced in size!!! My face looked smoother than before. It also made my face feel softer. i'm very impressed with the immediate results. Overall, this is an awesome product!
I love this stuff! It really gets the gunk out of my pores. As soon as I wash it off, I notice a huge difference in my skin. My pores are clean and small. It's even helped me keep my acne under control and will dry up a zit.
The bottom line: An absolutely wonderful product for teenage girls struggling with blackheads, clogged pores and acne. Especially pimples.
I bought this quite recently over the Internet since Singapore doesn't have this in stock. Oh, it was the best S$7 I ever spent.
The tube is huge, and though it came a wee bit dry and difficult to squeeze, I simply dripped a bit of tap water down the nozzle and voila, it's moist enough to squeeze through the nozzle and emerge as smooth cream. I take about a 5 cent coin measure of this and dab it on my chin, forehead and cheeks before spreading out evenly, concentrating on areas which have more zits. I then leave it to dry for 10-15 minutes, depending on how absorbed I get in the novel I read. By the 6 minute mark, normally it is dried upon my face. You roughly know when it is dry - it turns a little white and cakey, and when you smile or stretch your skin in any way you can feel the tug of the mask and little lines appearing on the smooth clay surface.
This product definitely lives up to its hype of being an astringent (closing up pores, a problem I have) and drying up pimples. However, it does its job a little too well - the kaolin clay is so excellent at sucking up all the gunk from my pores, it leaves my skin 'tight' after washing it off. Actually, I could tell from the very beginning when I washed the mask off my fingertips - it left my skin feeling dry.
So to circumvent the dryness and maximise on its acne-clearing magic, I normally use this as part of my night routine weekly: cleanse, then exfoliate (I use the Face Shop's White Jewel peeling gel), then apply mask and bum around. Wash off. You don't have to use facial soap, but I like to wash using facial soap again because I notice there will be bits and bobs stuck in pores and your face really has that 'earthy' smell. Apply toner, followed by a super moisturising mask (Laneige sleeping pack). Go to bed. This way, my pimples get the attention they need and they will shrink overnight, my skin will be sufficiently moisturised and glowing, and I am happy because who wouldn't be from shrinking pimples???
As other reviewers mentioned, this also works marvelously as spot treatment. Simply apply to that angry zit and leave overnight. Wake up to a flattened zit. Wonderful stuff.
The only issue I have with this is that my face does look a bit green after using this, so I'm knocking off a lippie for this. I suspect the strong colouring. Oh well, take consolation in its blemish-defeating properties and the fact that the greenish cast does kind of make you look more radiant in certain lighting :)
It's not as fantastic as people rave about it .It didn't leave my skin as soft as the freeman avocado clay mask.It's an okay product.I'm one of the unlucky few that did nothing on my face.
I live in Canada and I we t to Florida on vacation and I was so excited to get my hands on this because I heared so many great things about it, but I really don't understand the hype. It didn't really do anything for my skin it helps make it soft after but it does not help to get rid of any blemish's or reduce my pore size like it says
- smells good (nice and minty)
-makes skin soft
-it doesn't do what it says it will (reduce pores or gets rid of pimples)
Wow! Can't believe I waited this long to try this product. I've always seen it on the shelf but never really paid much attention to it. Then one day, I decided to pick it up and try it. And I'm glad I did. I have oily skin in my T zone and especially around my chin. I did break out at times only around my jaw line and chin and this product does a great job at keeping the breakouts at bay. I try to do a full mask about once a week and if I have no time this works great at being a spot treatment as well. It has a slight tingle to it but it does not bother me much. And the smell is great and refreshing. Highly recommended!
This mask leaves your face looking really bright and it just helps your skin with all of its problems. I usually get breakouts on my chin or in my t-zone, and this mask really did help dry out the pimples.
I have just started using this and I can see some slight improvements already! I can't say much from the small amount of time I have been using this but hopefully this will be my magic cure! I have been battling acne especially cystic pimples (yuck!) since I was around 12 years old. My condition goes up and down throughout the years and I've always had a million small bumps all over my face along with big red pimples especially near my period. This masque does a great job getting rid of the dirty stuff on my face and it feels very refreshing as it is minty! Will definitely update my review in a few months time. I got this from www.iherb.com and I used coupon code PVS246 to get $10 off for first time customers on their first order. I am sharing my coupon code because I do get rewarded with discounts from people using the code so you can tell that this is a legitimate review/offering!
For almost 15 years this has been a mainstay in my beauty line up i use it particularly in the warmer months to keep my skin clear and help with the oil. It works and its so cheap. I use a very light layer and let it dry wash it off. You can choose to steam your face before using this and it works even better.
Plus I just love the color.
I've used this for years. It does a really great job pulling all the gunk from my pores and shrinking them quite a bit. All the little blackheads on my nose disappear. I also really like to use this as a spot treatment...it does a great job reducing swelling and redness of zit.
I do dislike the packaging. The mask sometimes comes out like an explosion, when trying to get it out of the squeeze tube.