Product Review: Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

Before I delve any further into this post, I have to admit that I am a self confessed anti-acne enthusiast. If there’s any method to be tried or a new scrub, cream or treatment to recently have hit the market I’m all over it quicker than you can say “prevention is better than cure” and I’m sure I can’t be the only one who feels this way, whether you’re blemish prone, subject to the occasional spot or sport an enviably clear and even complexion.

This all brings me to the mint julep masque by Queen Helene, designed to dry up and draw out impurities and shrink pores. Normally I’m not a big consumer of face masks seeing as I already have a ridiculously strict and lengthy skincare regime, but this one made me look twice – and for several reasons. To begin with the price is borderline ridiculous, currently stocking on health and wellbeing website iHerb.com for a mere $3.83 USD per 226 grams (normally it is $32.95). As well as this, it claimed to cater to a host of skin types – not just problem skin – easing tension lines and relaxing muscles.

Keen to at least give it a test run, I parted with my $3.83 and waited patiently for the masque to appear in my mailbox. When it did, I didn’t hesitate to test it out. I’m not a huge fan of heavy clay-like masks (and this one certainly goes on thick…and swamp monster green), but the pleasant and fresh mint scent compensated for this. Immediately I could feel my skin tightening and tingling as it got to work, but not in an unpleasant or uncomfortable way. It took around fifteen minutes to dry and came off surprisingly easily for thicker based mask. When I woke up the next morning I couldn’t believe how soft my skin felt! I found my hand creeping up to my face every few seconds, hardly believing my own sense of touch. My pores were noticeably refined as well and I strutted about the place with no makeup for the first time in a long while. The only downside I could find was that it didn’t really make an impact on the few spots I had hanging around on my nose.

To summarise; my guess is that while I love it and use it nearly every week, the mint julep masque might not be everybody’s cup of tea. It certainly did make a noticeable difference on the smoothness and evenness of my complexion, but some online reviews suggest that it’s not the go-to product to banish those unsightly spots forever. However, if you want a refreshing mask for those sweaty summer days that are looming, or simply think that four dollars is worth the risk I would recommend you give this little beauty a try. Shop it online here.

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39 Comments

  • Reply midnightstarfish Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I am ready to try this out!! So cheap 😉

  • Reply nphan Wednesday 14th December, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I really want to try this product now

  • Reply sappheire Monday 12th December, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Mint products are the most refreshing of all leaving that overly fresh feeling

  • erinlyndal
    Reply erinlyndal Sunday 11th December, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Keen to give this a try!

  • Reply KNY Sunday 11th December, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    this sounds great, and at such an affordable price – wish it was readily available in the shops

  • Reply tina_cats Sunday 11th December, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Oh imagine the smell

  • Reply tina_cats Sunday 11th December, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Oh i love mint!

  • Reply Vicki Friday 9th December, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Sound nice and I like mint julep drinks

  • Reply buonarrotischisel Friday 9th December, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Ooh, I’ve seen this but never bought it!

  • Reply candi_lee Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Thanks for the review xx

  • Reply Whatthe Wednesday 7th December, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Sounds really refreshing!

  • Reply doogs Wednesday 7th December, 2011 at 7:20 am

    would love to try

  • Reply ethereal Tuesday 6th December, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Sounds great! I think I might go and buy one!

  • Reply holly vals Tuesday 6th December, 2011 at 9:39 am

    OOh i want to try!

  • Reply jenniekellett Tuesday 6th December, 2011 at 8:34 am

    looks like its worth giving a go 🙂

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Tuesday 6th December, 2011 at 8:31 am

    You mentioned that it “caters to a host of skin types” but did not say which. I’m wondering if this is suitable for sensitive skin. I have big problems finding masks that don’t make my skin react badly 🙁

    • Tash Williams
      Reply Tash Williams Tuesday 6th December, 2011 at 9:21 am

      I’ll ask our beauty gal and get back to you! xx

  • Reply bardie Tuesday 6th December, 2011 at 7:15 am

    would love to try

  • Reply juliew Tuesday 6th December, 2011 at 7:04 am

    I definately want to try this

  • Reply chris Tuesday 6th December, 2011 at 6:54 am

    on the shopping list

  • Reply chrystal Tuesday 6th December, 2011 at 6:50 am

    sounds worth trying, thanks

  • huangyuyu
    Reply huangyuyu Tuesday 6th December, 2011 at 4:03 am

    wow so cheap! .. Will try it out, awesome thanks.

  • Reply maydaymaydayy Tuesday 6th December, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Can u get it shipped to oz?

  • ppennylane
    Reply ppennylane Monday 5th December, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Would really love to try this !

  • Reply UNoPoo Monday 5th December, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    This sounds really good!

  • Reply livi Monday 5th December, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Sounds great 🙂

  • Reply lizzie77 Monday 5th December, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Wow I hope to try this one out!

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Monday 5th December, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Certainly worth a try for the amazing price

  • jazlovestoskate
    Reply jazlovestoskate Monday 5th December, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    oh…not in australia though… 🙁

    • Tash Williams
      Reply Tash Williams Tuesday 6th December, 2011 at 9:20 am

      The website ships to Australia lovely! xx

  • jazlovestoskate
    Reply jazlovestoskate Monday 5th December, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    sounds amazing!

  • Reply traanster Monday 5th December, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Why is it so cheap, my goodness!

  • Reply daysofourlives123 Monday 5th December, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Oh, please make this available in the audrey shop! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease! 🙂

  • sbooth29
    Reply sbooth29 Monday 5th December, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    would love to try this!

  • Reply saymx Monday 5th December, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I’ve heard of this but never found it in shops

  • Reply Sarahh Monday 5th December, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Ooh definately keen to try it!

  • Reply chocolatelace Monday 5th December, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    its not readily available in Australia 🙁

  • Reply Whatthe Monday 5th December, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Oooooh great article!

  • Reply ichigolove01 Monday 5th December, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I’ve heard a lot about this mask – but the problem is that sometimes it’s hard to find here and is a lot more expensive. With only $4 I think I’m going to try this one out!

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