The number one "cheap" skin care product I can't live w/o. As good for pimples as it is for blackheads.
If I could give this product a +5 stars, I would without any hesitation! I want to say that this product (hands down) has improved my skin in the last 3 weeks. This can be purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply for around 7$ CAN for a giant tub of 12 oz.! Unfortunately, you can not buy the smaller jar of 3 oz (apparently Sally's does not carry them.) I have the one that is packaged in a small plastic jar, which I prefer over the tube because I will be able to use all of the product! (This is usually rare, because most masks I own come in a squeezable tube which can be really irritating when trying to get that last bit of product out!) I actually bought this product in Mexico, but I know for a fact you can also buy in Canada and the USA exclusively at Sally's Beauty stores.
The reason I picked this up was because of all the great raves I have read on MUA, on blogs and even Youtube. Usually these hyped up products tend to disappoint me since it puts my expectations substantially high, however I must say; this product is a winner!
I have skin that is "on the road to recovery", I get occasional [small] breakouts, but mostly acne scars are what cover my face. This product has definitely helped me fight my breakouts in the last month and kept my oily skin in check. It has a smooth, easy to apply formula that dries in around 15 minutes tops. To remove, the quickest method is to use a damp soft face cloth and gently wipe the clay mask off.
I have noticed a huge different in my skin, and I can honestly say that it's has been a worthwhile product. I use this every day after my shower, and it leaves my skin feeling moisturized, smooth and glowing! In the product description, it also mentions how this could be used as an over night treatment and I've only tried this twice so far. The results haven't been life changing, but I do see a difference and I would think that after consistent use, the mask could help troubled areas clear up.
This mask is pretty easy to apply and to spread on your face, be generous when applying this! Unlike other masks I've tried, this one has a more "wet" touch, and will need the full 10-15 minutes to dry. Once you have it on, there might be some tingly sensations; but that is just the mask drying.
This product has exceeded my expectations (this usually very rare) and has earned its place in my everyday skincare routine! I will be recommending this to everyone I know and will be making a trip to Sally's the moment I am running out! Queen Helene also has a mud mask, which has caught my attention; so I may eventually get around to trying that as well!
EDIT - 11/15/2013
Due to a busy school schedule, I have kind of slaked on my routine and started using this product around 2-3 times a week instead of everyday. My conclusion about this product is that it keep my oily skin under control, and there is a notable difference when I forget to use this mask. I've also tried this mask as an overnight treatment as suggested on the package; it works but it's no magical miracle worker. I've noticed that if you have a developing pimple (head has not emerged and not popped), this treatment can reduce it in size. If you aren't a peaceful sleeper, this stuff does rub off in flakes on your pillow.
I bought a large jar when I wrote this review, it's now a few months later and I still have 3/4 left!
Still waging war with adult acne. I have found that Queen Helene Mint Julep does a good job of helping me control oil and acne on my face. It's not a miracle worker, but I like that it shrinks my pores. Some of the blackheads come out, but on occasion, they need extra help to come out. Try steaming with a washcloth.
Sometimes, I will spot treat with this and leave on over night. It has a strong sulfur smell, but i can live with it. I do well with sulfur-based products. This is one of the cheapest sulfur-based product there is on the market. (Also, you may want to try Clearasil Daily Clear Adult Acne Treatment Cream). The only negative thing I have to say is that there are parabens. Final verdict, yes, I would repurchase this product. Many expensive lines such as Peter Thomas Roth contains parabens. Specifically for this product, I would not let this deter me from repurchasing.
This definitely sucked all the gunk out of face. However, it is a bit overly drying and can make one's face a bit oily after absorbing out not only the bacteria from my face, but the natural oils as well. I like it better for spot acne treatment. Also it makes your sink look gross.
I have usedd this for many years in my younger days when my skin was oily. Now I use it much less but still love the refreshing feeling. Great product for the money.
I'm on my 3rd tube of this and it really draws out the oil in my pores. I can even see them being sucked dry (gross but rewarding). That being said, this is a once a week or less mask because its pretty drying. But I love the minty feel and scent. I will repurchase this and if I have a daughter, I'm going to show her the wonders of this mask!
I bought this a week ago while I was browsing Sally's Beauty Supply and after reading all these positive reviews, I wasted no time in buying my own tub for $7. After inviting two of my friends over for a sleepover, we all used this masque and it the results were pretty disappointing. A week later, I tried the it out again and although it was a little better, it was simply just an alright product for me.
The smell of this masque is a strong (and I mean STRONG) mint scent that won't last after you wash the product off. The texture is thick and sort of goopy (LOL???) and should probably be applied using two fingers. When I put the masque on my face, for some reason it felt kind of itchy for a few seconds. Once I applied the masque, I instantly felt a cooling sensation, which have been really relaxing if the smell of mint weren't so strong.
After washing the masque off, although my face felt a little... cleaner, the blackheads on my nose were still there. It was either that none of them were "rinsed away" or that too few were washed off for me to notice. The masque did a good job at absorbing oil, but its job at minimizing pores is another story. The difference was that it cleaned my pores out, but they definitely did not minimize them (which is fine).
Although this product didn't amaze me, it's still a good masque! I would probably buy this product again but maybe in a smaller size.. ^_^
I use this product for a week straight and noticed my face look WAY BETTER but then I stopped using it and tried a homemade mask witch didn't do anything.. I actually think it made my skin worse. But then I used this mask again for a day the next morning my face look better that the past week. And I'm just saying this is a must have product!!! IT WORKS WONDERS. What I do first is clean my face with a baby wipe then put this on, then I take it off when it's all dry and go wash my face with my oatmeal aveeno soap bar with is for dry skin (so my skin doesn't become flaky) and put aloe on my face after and then go to sleep. I think everyone should use it.
This mask worked wonders for me! It helped dry up all of my blackheads and excess oils. Will definitely be repurchasing.
After about 6 or 7 uses, it's still doesn't really show any results. Surely masques are supposed to do more than dry out my skin.
This is my first time using a face masque, so I don't really have any comparison to draw against this one.
The masque had almost completely dried less than 5 minutes in. I applied some more to my hotspot zones (cheeks, nose and chin), which left green patches over a backdrop of white. My expectation was, as one reviewer put it, that it would quite literally extract the sebum from my pores and leave my skin baby soft (but most importantly, blackhead-free).
I guess I also hoped it'd dissolve the sebum.
After I washed it off, the smaller pores (about 95% of total) had sebum plugs. The larger blackheads (the veterans) had remained pretty much intact. In other words, the sebum seemed to have been extracted... but now I just had a faceful of sebum sticking out. I finished squeezing some out by hand, wiped some off by hand. Then I grabbed my face brush, moistened it, and tried gently scrubbing them off.
Upon rinsing/drying my face, it looks nearly the same. It does *feel* softer. Not really much of a glow, just a slightly ashy matte look. I don't know if this is the best that a masque can do. I will try it again tomorrow, and then I'll maybe leave it on overnight.