Product Review: Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

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Everybody wants nice clear skin, and therefore, we all invest in products that we hope will solve all our skin issues and cast those imperfections away. I have never used a masque before and I decided that I wanted to test out just how well masques perform and what benefits they would bring to my skin without spending a hefty price tag. I always read people rave about the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque and I decided to give it a whirl.

My skin is oily, dry and acne-prone. My biggest pet peeve about my skin are the blackheads on my nose...boy are they gross! Imagine my excitement when I read on the Mint Julep bottle that the masque "helps dry up acne pimples,rinse away blackheads, and shrink enlarged pores". All sounds good huh? it also says that, the masque draws out impurities from the pores as it hardens. Mint Julep is also a "refreshing facial treatment that helps relax tires muscles and ease tension lines on the face and neck."

I applied the mask to a dry face, and I made sure to spread it all around my face. The smell of the mask is not overpowering to me, it actually smells like mint and when I put it on my face, it felt very cool and refreshing. I left the mask on for 15 minutes and sure enough it had hardened. I rinsed off the mask with warm water and patted my face dry.
My face felt really soft afterwords, and my pores and blackheads really did shrink! I was very amazed. I don't think this masque has done anything to help out with my acne, so I can not comment about that effect. The disappointment I have with this product is that while it removes my blackhead and shrinks my pores, it does not keep my blackheads at bay. The blackheads would return after about 2 days. I use this mask about once a week. I don't want to use it more than that because I don't want my face to dry up too much.

Overall, I think this masque is just average for me. While it does make my face soft and temporarily takes away my blackheads and shrinks my pores a bit, I believe that there are better masques out there that I have yet to try! I recommend this masque for all skin types. It is a nice and relaxing treatment for the face...we can all use any form of relaxation these days. :)

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque is readily available in any drugstore for about $3.99, and it comes in an 8 oz squeeze tube.

Happy Masking loves!

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