I really like how refreshing this mask feels after I use it. Really feels like a new layer of skin that nice and clean. I have acne-prone skin and I try to use this mask twice a week. It makes a difference in the number and severity of the blemishes I get. It does a great job of drying up the pimples I do have and sucks gunk out of my pores to prevent the ones that I don't. For the price, I say it's great!
this worked well on getting rid of some of the excess oiliness on my nose, but did not do anything for blemishes. Did not feel like it did anything to regulate or normalize my complexion. It does smell much better and is MUCH cheaper than the Biologique Recherche masque I found which does work on my face. Will not repurchase.
I've been using this product for several years now and for the price and the results, I'd say it's a good product. I have oily/combination/blemished skin and really like how it absorbs all the impurities when the mask is drying. I also really like the soothing effect this has. It does dry out your skin though like most acne/oily skin masks. I recently purchased the Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil Mask for $14 and after using it several times....it's going back to the store tomorrow. After reading the ingredients and what the sales lady told me how it's a miracle worker, I was really disappointed with the results I got from it. So, if you have skin similar to mine and currently using the Mint Julep Masque, stick with it if it's giving you okay results. And don't waste your money on the Body Shop Mask.
It's not a miracle mask.
but for the price and what it does, it's definitely a must have in your cabinet.
I bought one two weeks ago and have been using it like crazy. the smell is like mint toothpaste, which I totally like. it does contain useful ingredients like clay and I have sensitive/acne prone skin so I'm usually picky about ingredients.
as far as I am concerned, the only ingredient that might cause sensitive skin problem is the parfum(the fragrant), but so far I have no problem using it whatsoever.
after each application, I do see visible difference in pore sizes and I guess because my T-zone is so oily that i can see the sucked out oil mixed into the dry clay surface. but the mask does nothing to the already-clogged pores because i still have to take the pain to prick them.
I also put some onto pimples with cotton swap and leave it there overnight, so far does not do much for visibly diminishing pimples but i do enjoy the cooling sensations.
overall, a nice product for the price and what it does but poor packaging quality, so clean gap is what i do each time after using it to prevent contamination.
This is an okay masque, but It did not do much for me as far as tightening my pores, but after the first mask, my pimples seemed to dry up just a bit. Its got a slight tingle to it which feels refreshing and its a nice, cheap way to relax. Try not to move your facial muscles around when its dry or it flakes up though. Good product for the price, It wouldn't hurt to try it because it isn't that expensive.
It does make your skin look great after using it, but beauty is pain! LOL The mask is really tingly so brace yourself before applying it. Also, It did make my face a bit itchy but really cleaned up my pores. Its not something I would use as a weekly basis, (It was very tingly for me lol) and its not a miracle mask either. Not sure if I will repurchase-too harsh.
I am glad this product works well for others, but it just further irritated my skin and didn't help at all with a small breakout. I would generally give it another chance as I know skin products take a while to work, but this smelled so awful (to me), I just couldn't take using it again. I did like the very affordable price and sanitary tube packaging though, so I am giving it two lippies, as I don't feel guilty about spending a few dollars on it.
After reading great things about this product, I picked it up on my next shopping trip. I was anxious to try it but honestly, it really hasn't been anything special for my skin. I have tried it as an all-over mask and spot treatment and both ways, it is way too drying for my skin and didn't seem to reduce breakouts much at all. Now, I don't have oily skin, and if I did, my review might be different. The smell is terrific though!
I've seen this mask in magazines numerous times so I decided it was time to give it a try. It smells good. That's about the only thing I liked about it. About 10 seconds after applying it my skin started tingling. Not a pleasant tingle, almost like a stinging. I think it's supposed to do that because I don't have sensitive skin. I decided to stick it out because it was 'so good'. So after taking it off, I noticed my skin was red and blotchy. I figured it was just because I rubbed my skin hard when taking it off. So, whatever. I went to bed. I woke up the next morning with pimples on my chin and cheeks. I rarely have pimples so I knew it was the mask. Also, my skin was even more dry than before. I waited a couple of weeks and tried it again, same thing. I just threw it out.
This mask has become part of my skincare regimen. I have combination/oily skin that is prone to breakouts. To prevent pimples I try to wash, tone and moisturize twice daily, but sometimes that is not enough. When I began using the Queen Helene mask twice a week, it helped clear up my skin, reduce the appearance of my gaping pores and decrease breakouts. If I diligently scrub my blackheads with a washcloth while I rinse, they will usually come off. Unfortunately it is so thick that the packaging- a tube- is terrible since you won't be able to remove all the product. In addition, it takes about 10-15 minutes to dry. That aside, I find it affordable and effective.