There will come a moment in every beauty enthusiast’s life when she will allow herself to look like an alien — all for the sake of beauty. That moment for me was a few months ago when I first started using Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque. I should have taken a picture of my family’s expression when they saw me with this mask on walking around the house. Haha! I deserve an applause for this milestone fulfilled. All I needed were cucumber slices and I would have graced my niece’s instagram account for being a sight to behold.
Anyway, green alien or not, I jumped at the chance to try out this masque when I saw this at Healthy Options. I’ve been hearing good reviews on Youtube about this, and this being targeted to oily skin gals, I think it’s just the product for me.
I’ve tried other types of masks before – peel off and sheets, but I’ve got to say that I enjoy the wash-off type best. It’s easy to apply because the consistency is like paste, and it dries up fast so I can go walk around and do chores even with this on.
Washing up is easy too. It doesn’t take up too much time unlike with peel-offs which doesn’t peel in one go so you have to spend time peeling each piece.
The scent when you first put this on is like toothpaste. But after a while it smells like swamp. It took me a while to figure out the scent. Mud… Clay… Until it hits me – a swamp. And the scent lasts too, even after you rinse off. That is the only thing I don’t like about this mask.
It says on the label to leave this on for 5-10 minutes. I usually go beyond that. Other reviews online says they do so too. I don’t apply this regularly though. Once every two weeks or once a month, because I forget. 🙂 Sometimes when I feel like I have gunk on my face – clogged pores, whiteheads, oil – I put this on to suck out most of it then use a gentle scrub afterwards on the nose and cheeks to really get all the gunk out. That pretty much makes it smooth again. 🙂
And yeah, don’t forget to moisturize afterwards because that combo can be so drying.
Overall, I am happy to have tried this mint julep mask from Queen Helene. It serves its purpose of removing excess oil and drawing out impurities.
Would I buy this again? Definitely.
That’s all for my review. Thanks for taking the time to read it. 🙂 Let me know in the comments if you have tried this mask before and your thoughts about it. 🙂
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