Friday, September 9, 2011

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque Review

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I have been suffering from terrible skin the past 3 weeks. As i am not a "pimply" person, the sudden appearance of 1, 2 and then 4 pimples all at once is definitely reason for a panic attack. I later found out the culprit of this sudden pimple attack - Avon Ideal Shade Tinted Makeup Base. I have been using this for the past weeks as i ran out of my Missha BB Boomer. I had initially thought the reason for the sudden sprout of pimples was due to my dirty makeup brushes, so for a while there, i was like an obsessive compulsive person religiously cleaning my brushes and sponges every night. 

All throughout this "pimply" phase, i found a best friend in Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque. This masque and I go a long way back, and for the past 2 years, we've had an on and off relationship. 

At times when I have good skin and virtually have no pimples, this masque is forgotten and safely tucked in my drawer. When i need a "bad-skin rescue", or during "red" days when i have monthly hormonal changes, i reach for this old trusted friend and it never fails me. As a masque, this should be applied regularly, about once or twice a week. But because I am too lazy to do so, this has become more of a treatment masque to me - I only use this whenever i feel my skin needs some fixing. 

This is a very refreshing masque. It has a strong peppermint smell, almost smells exactly like toothpaste. The texture is very thick, and a bit grainy. 

When applied, you fell a very slight sting on your face which instantly goes away. If you have sensitive skin, it may be best to do a skin test first. You need to wait for the mask to dry before rinsing it off, which is about 10-15 minutes. After rinsing, your skin feels refreshed, tighter, super soft and squeaky clean. A bit of warning though, this tends to leave the skin very dry so for those with naturally dry skin, always moisturize after use. 

Despite my high praises for this masque, please manage your expectations. This is not a miracle masque. So don't expect an overwhelming change in your skin right after use. If there's one thing this masque is able to excel at, it's that it dries up pimples fast. I even use this sometimes as a spot treatment for matured or even impending pimples. 

You can buy this at Healthy Options for about P329.00, but this is sold waaay cheaper in the US, about $3.76 only. This is why i tend to hoard whenever i buy something from Here's me with the green clay on: 

What the Label Says

Mint Julep Masque is the original natural home treatment developed by a dermatologist that helps dry up acne pimples, rinse away blackheads and shrink enlarged 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 relaxed tired muscles and ease tension lines on the face and neck.

Net Weight:
8 oz (226.8g)

P 329.00 at Healthy Options

Water, Kaolin, Bentonite (CI 77004), Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Propylene Glycol, Sulfur, Chromium Oxide Green (CI#77288), Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben.

Directions for use: 
Cleanse face and neck thoroughly. Apply masque generously and allow to dry for about 15 minutes. Leave on problem areas overnight, if desired. Remove with warm water and a washcloth

The Good
- this mask promises to: 
Dry up acne pimples - CHECK
rinse away blackheads - CHECK
shrink enlarged pores - NO OBVIOUS RESULTS SEEN
- inexpensive (especially when you have a relative from the US buy this for you)
- great to be used also as spot treatment for pimples
- refreshing and relaxing
- i love the peppermint smell! 
- leaves skin feeling clean and smooth
The Bad
- tends to be drying to the skin
- those with very sensitive skin may not be comfortable with the slight sting upon application

Final Verdict
I love this masque! 



  1. Thanks for the great review! I've always wanted to try this but I never knew it's available here in the Philippines. XD

  2. @Joana: you should try this out! i only knew very recently that this is available in the country. i used to only get this from pabilis abroad.

  3. I've read lots of good review about this mask. I'm very excited to buy one but I'm really having a hard time finding this product. is it only available at wish I could find this in watsons or any in our local drugstore here.

    1. Hi! My sis was able to buy one at Healthy Options for P300+. You may want to check with a Healthy Options branch near you.

  4. I'm always hearing great reviews 'bout this mask, thanks to you..I never would've known this was available here in the Philippines. I'll definitely try it out!!


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