REVIEW: Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

6:19:00 PM

Finally, after using this product for over a month I'm now ready to make a review on the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque.  After all the raves I've seen about this product, I was so happy when I found it at "Healthy Options" SM City Cebu Northwing branch.

Product Info from Queen Helene
Mint Julep Masque is the original natural home treatment to help dry up pimples, rinse away blackheads and shrink enlarged pores. Simply apply Mint Julep Masque to your clean face and neck. As it firms and hardens within minutes, it draws out impurities from your pores. After the masque is removed, your skin will feel clean, refreshed and smooth. Even for individuals who are fortunate to be free of skin problems, Mint Julep Masque is a refreshing facial treatment that helps relax tired muscles and ease tension lines on the face and neck.

Retail Price: Php 329.00, retails around $4.00 in the US


I had a terrible breakout last month and I just happen to see this product in one of xteener's videos on Youtube.  I wasn't really looking for it, because I simply thought that this isn't available locally.  But when I made a visit to Healthy Options, I saw this on the skin care shelf.  Just imagine how surprised  I was to see this! So, I quickly picked it up, checked the price, and headed straight to the cashier.

What I like about it...
* inexpensive
* spearmint scent
* has a lot of product, 8 oz.
* gives a minty tingling sensation
* feels squeaky clean and refreshing after use
* it really does a good job of drying out pimples
* my face feels so smooth and relaxed after using
* no allergic reactions or irritation experienced
* squeeze type tube packaging is awesome, unlike other masques that comes in a jar.

What I don't like...
* I have to rinse more than once to completely remove the product
* takes about 15 minutes for the product to complete dry up
* doesn't completely remove pimples, it only shrinks and dries it up
* it would have been better if the cap was a flip type so that it won't fall off every time I open it.
* can be drying, (for reference I have normal to dry skin, I don't have enlarged pores, and I don't have noticeable blackheads)

My rating: 3 / 5

 

I used this every night during the first week. That was when I noticed that my breakouts have really dried up and the bumps have flattened. Since then, I have been applying this masque once or twice a week, and has kept me from having occasional bumps.

Will I repurchase? Maybe. I just don't feel that I really need this.  However, If you have large pores and have oily skin, I would highly recommend for you to try out this product.

This is it for now.

Cheerios!
***Hollie***

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18 Comments

  1. I use the brown one - Mud Pack Masque and I like it a lot. I only wish it wasn't scented. I remember getting a pimple from Mint Julep though I am loving the Mint Julep Scrub. Nice review, Hollie Hollie. :P

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  2. cgro it would work great for oily skin din. would check this out nga. :D dami ko na kcng tiny pimples because of puyat. :|

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  3. aww sorry it didn't work out for you. that's too bad that it's drying on your skin. on the bright side I love your blog :D

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  4. it's like putting toothpaste on ur face right hehe!:))

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  5. i think my comment disappeared. :/ anyway i think i need to try this. great review as always dear! :)

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  6. Wow it's really green and thick itnlooks like toothpaste hahaha. Sorry it didn't work for you :(

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  7. I've heard about this from a lot of people, but your review is the only one I've ever read haha! The minty tingling sensation sounds really refreshing!

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  8. I read so many about this too!! But I couldn't find it here locally in my place.

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  9. i think i'll need this i have oily and larger pores :((

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  10. I have oily skin yay! This should work for me :) I wanted to try this out because I heard many good things and it's very cheap.

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  11. @Dee, thanks for reading my review. really appreciate it.

    @Slowbrogal, aw, too bad, I bet you can find this online.

    @Hazel, try this sis, it might work well for you.

    @EveryDay Makeup blog, yeah, try this out, you might find how interesting it is for such an affordable and simple product to work.

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  12. hollie! i am intrigued! will give this a shot, though i still have a full tube of my mary kay mask, but wth! ill go to healthy options! hehehe

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  13. @DamnVixen, You should try it. It's really good. Mine's almost empty. I'm planning to try the other variant. :D

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  14. Hello Hollie. I want to try this product for my big pores. but is it available within manila?

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  15. Hello.. do you think it is available in watsons?

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    1. @nix, this is only available at Healthy Options... Watsons doesn't Whave this.

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  16. I bought it at the local dollar general store for $2.00....

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  17. I just got this today and tried it when I got home. I have combination normal/oily skin. I instantly loved this mask! No stinging or burning sensation on my first try as to what others felt when they tried it. my skin feels soft, smooth and my pores are less visible unlike before. Hope to do a review on this soon!

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