Thursday, March 31, 2011

Review: Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

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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.
This is a popular Holy Grail deep cleansing mask for many, scoring high points on makeupalley. I bought this at one of the shops at People's Park Complex, I think. I am not very familiar with the chinatown area. But I think this is available online as well. The price was around $13+, but I remember I bought it at a discount so it was around $11.

I think this is quite value for money, with 226g. The tube I purchased had a bonus of 33% more mask. So it makes it a cheap and good deep cleansing mask. The mask is light green in colour, paste-like in texture. It can be difficult to spread the first one or two times you use it but the trick is to apply a thin layer by spreading the mask out evenly over a wide area. I don't think there is a need to apply a thick layer as it just takes longer to dry up, dehydrating the skin even more. It dries up quite quickly.

This reminds me of the Niu Er BeautyDIY Dead Sea Mud Mask, they function in the same way. Both dry up and suck the oil out of my pores. When the mask is dry, you can actually see the oil spots that were secreted from the pores. I prefer this Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque as it is less harsh on the skin and my skin does not feel overly dry after washing it off. My skin feels very clean after masking. I will still follow up with a hydrating mask.

The mask contains sulphur, which is good for drying up pimples. I sometimes use this Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque to spot treat my pimples. I apply directly on the pimple then leave it on overnight. The pimple doesn't disappear overnight, but it helps it become less inflamed.

But because Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque contains sulphur, I smell the sulphur more than the mint. I read reviews saying it smells of mint but to me, the sulphur smell is more significant and I sometimes can still smell it the next day, even after washing the mask off the night before. I don't really like this smell but it does remind me of some pimple cream I used when I was much younger.

All in all, great mask for the price. It does help dry up pimples, draw out impurities and make your skin feel very clean, but there was no difference in my blackheads and pores, contrary to the product description.

1 comment:

  1. hi, do you still remember which shop you get this from people's park complex?!


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