Monday, April 13, 2009

Product Review: Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque



At a Glance:
Price: US$3.99 (i bought mine for RM31 (approx. US$8.61))
Website: Queenhelene.com
Weight: 226.9g / 8 Oz.
Made in: USA
Likes: Heals pimples quickly, skin feels really smooth after! :)
Gripes: The hard texture makes it a little difficult to squeeze it out from the tube
Repurchase: Yes!!
Jenn's Rating: 4.5 Stars! Me Likey! :D


Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Propylene Glycol, Sulfur, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI#77288), Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben.


Product Description:
Mint Julep Masque is the original natural home treatment developed by a dermatologist that helps dry up acne pimples, rinse away blackheads and shrink ehlarged pores. Simply apply Mint Julep Masque to your clean face and neck. Within minutes it firms and hardens, drawing out impurities from your pores. After the masque is removed, your skin will feel clean, refreshed and smooth. Even for individuals who are fortunately free of skin problems, Mint Julep Masque is a refreshing facial treatment that helps relax tired muscles and ease tention lines on the face and neck.


Actual Product Pic:


Texture & Scent:


This clay mask is thicker than your usual clay mask, making it quite difficult to squeeze out from the tube! Once on, it gives a slightly cooling sensation to your face! It has a minty earthy scent which i don't really like! Bweh!!



Packaging:


This mask comes in a squeeze tube with a twist off cap which is quite practical!

I like that this mask has a huge dispensing hole since it is so hard to squeeze out:



Time Test:
This mask takes about 10-15 minutes to dry completely, which is alright.

Price & Availability:
This mask is really cheap in the US at $3.99. You can get this from Drugstore.com or Cosmeticssolutions.biz. I got mine at RM31 through Sgdrugstore in Lowyat.net.

Usage:
I use this as a deep cleansing mask once a week, or as a spot treatment for my pimples!


My $0.02:

I have been reading raves about this product for YEARS in forums and Makeupalley.com, so naturally i HAD to get a tube for myself when i had the chance to! :D

True to what it claims, after using this mask, i noticed that my pores were definitely smaller and my skin felt really smooth and clean! I know some of you find this a little drying, but it's alright for my combi-dry skin. I like how it smoothes out the "horny" skin on my chin after every use:



That's not all! The part i like most about this is that it makes an excellent acne treatment! Remember my recent huge pimple? This flattened that huge zit out within 3 uses!! Amazing!!


The green stuff in Day 2 is not pus, but this mask that has gotten underneath the zit skin! lol!



As you can see by Day 3 (2nd use), the spot has been flattened already, though the skin is still peeling. And by the next day, i think i can dab on a little concealer and nobody would notice it already!! It's really great! :D

I'm so glad that i've found this product!! I'll definitely repurchase this when i run out! :)


Credits: Product photo from Queenhelene.com.

32 comments:

  1. wow! you are like the nth person who says this is a great facial mask! thanks for the photos to prove :)

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  2. I was using a sample that my friend gave me and looks like I need to get a full tube! Great review and it's definitely an excellent product. Now I'm searching for a good hydrating mask that's not in sheetmask form. any suggestions? :-/

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  3. I want! I want! After seeing your before and after photo! But I think can get at cheaper price in LYN. Like RM18?

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  4. Nikki: yesss... i know!! lol!! I read so many raves about this too... that i HAD to jump at the chance to own this!! hahaha!! :P

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  5. Connie: yes you should get a full tube!! :D :D

    Hydrating mask huh?? Hmmm... maybe you can try the TFS Raspberry Root sleeping mask, i heard that one's great (though it contains Alcohol Denat). Another one that i've personally used before is the TBS Honey & Oat scrub mask... its a 3-in-one mask that scrubs, cleanses and moisturizes in one step! This one may sting a little though, so i'm not sure if your sensitive skin can take it!!

    HTHs! :D

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  6. Lisa: OMG... RM18 only??? Mind sharing the seller? :D

    ps: yah you should just go get it already! hahaha!! :P

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  7. lol..i bought one from LYN for rm16. but it is small tube. only 56.7g! i tried this on and it stings my cheeks like crazy! T_T

    i googled for review on this product n hence explains why am i here! xD

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  8. Heya, it's me again. :)

    I went to LYN to search for the seller and found out that the RM18 one is only 56.7g like Miss Hazel said! So your one is much, much cheaper. Sorry for the mix up.

    Now I wanna buy from sgdrugstore too! How long is the wait?

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  9. miss hazel: omg!! are you allergic to sulfur? That could be one of the causes la! :(

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  10. Hi again Lisa! :D no problem at all!! Ryan from SgDrugstore is really efficient... if he has ready stocks i think you'll get it within days of making payment!! :D

    HTHs! :D

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  11. Thanks for the suggestions! I'm quite eager to try those sleeping masks. they seems like the kind that I'm looking for but yeah, I'm worried about allergies.

    *sighs*

    The Laneige Strawberry yogurt pack looks cool too but it's kinda off my budget. lol.

    this one looks ok...: http://lotuspalace.blogspot.com/2008/05/skin-food-banana-yogurt-mask-wash-off.html

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  12. I've heard about the Laneige strawberry one too!! Too bad there's no counter in Penang!! :(

    Ahhh... the skin food one looks cool!! I've never tried any of their products before, so this may very well be my first! :D

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  13. Ok, from your pictures, I think I am piling the mask on too thickly. I love like green faced monster with a 0.5cm thick green goo on me. Haha. I should cut down on the portions and not take the instructions 'spread generously' too literally. I am a hoot sometimes.
    But wow! Very effective for your pimple indeed. You used it 3 days in a row?

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  14. Ahaha... i think I AM the one putting on too little, since i can't wait for the damn thing to dry! ahaha!! :P

    yah i used this mask 3 days in a row!! quite drying la but i don't care as long as it got rid of the zit asap! lol! :D

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  15. I'd love to get this from the lowyat forum too, but I just can't seem to understand how it works.
    If only I could just place an order and paypal straightaway without the whole complicating url and long thread there.
    Oh I want the mask too!

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  16. jane: its really simple actually. if you want to buy this mask from Ryan at SgDrugstore, goto his Ready stock thread and leave him a message stating which items you want. Ryan will then reply you with the availability and amount due. One he confirms that he has the stock, you just bank in the money into his Maybank account (could be via Maybank2u.com.my or cash deposit). Once the money is banked in, head on over to his Livejournal site to leave your contact info.

    After this, just wait a few days and you'll receive the package already!! Ryan is usually very prompt in sending out his packages! :)

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  17. Oh yes, as an acne treatment, did you leave it overnight on the spots?
    Btw, I got mine today too. *giddy with joy* :P

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  18. Congrats girl on getting your tube!!! :D Lemme know how you like it k!

    Yeah, i leave it on overnight! :)

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  19. the LYN sellers that sells taiwanese products have this too at a cheaper price but smaller tube.
    i really wanna buy it after reading your review but im scared that its not genuine :(

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  20. icic... maybe you can buy from SgDrugstore? His is definitely genuine! :)

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  21. This is an awesome mask, I've used it for a while now and it has definetly clear my skin, although it hasnt prevent it from breaking out.. but it does work, i've never used it overnight though... i thought it was a little bit too dryin, BUT! i might do this tonight to see how it works because I have a HUGE pimple on my face and this is my second day using it :)

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  22. Yes it is Marisol!! :D Do let me know how you find it as a spot treatment k!! It hope it works as well for you as it did for me! :D

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  23. Hi! I know this is kind of an old post but I stumbled across it while searching for aspirin mask reviews. Saw yours and ended up spending a lot of time reading through your older posts. :D Really like your reviews, very informative!

    I just got this masque from Walgreens (in California) tonight and am trying it on... Hopefully will see some positive results! ^.^

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  24. Hi huinee!! I'm glad that my reviews are helpful for you!! :D

    Hope this works beautifully for you too!! Do lemme know k! :D

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  25. Hmm so I used this as spot treatment for twice and as a mask once. I realize it's too early to make a judgement yet, but my impression so far is that I really like it as a mask. I have super oily face so I like how it made my face feel tight and clean afterwards. As a spot treatment...meh...I'm not impressed yet as I've seen no difference.

    Thanks for introducing me to this mask! I think it'll be a weekly staple for me! :)

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  26. how long do you have to wait before washing it off? and if you use it as a spot treatment for pimples, is it okay to leave it overnight?

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  27. where can you get this queen helene mint julep masque cheap in the UK?

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  28. Does it works for oily skin? I have this I have no idea what (pimples/acne/scars) for half a year and im dying to find the right product to get rid of these.

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  29. haha you're such a cutie
    i love how you post up all your pictures of pimples just to prove that the product works/doesnt
    I recently wrote a comment on another post of yours as momo renjai but I'm gonna log into my google now for this one :)

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  30. Is it true ? we can get RM18 for helena mint mask ?

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