Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

This is another good mask for oily skin: Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque. This works properly in controlling extra oil on your face. Besides, it gives you refreshing mint scent when you are smearing the mask on. After reading many good raves on this classic masque, I decided to buy one for myself.

Queen Helene seems like a good brand in US. It claims to contain vegetarian ingredients only, no parabens, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates, Mineral Oil, Lanolin or petrolatum.

Product Description
This is an original natural home treatment which is developed by a dermatologist that will actually dry up acne pimples, rinse away blackheads and even help shrink enlarged pores.

Purified Water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Propylene Glycol, Sulfur, Chromium Oxide Greens, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben

It comes in big fat tube. The masque’s texture is thick, green, and looks as clay mud type mask. It is easy to spread and leaves cool feeling. Besides, the fresh mint smelling is really awake. As other clay mud facial mask, I apply it to my face, leave for 15 minutes to dry and then rinsed away the residue with warm water. The paste tightens up my face as it dries. It smells like toothpaste and feels cool.

Ensure to properly cleanse the face before put the masque on so that it can work properly to pull out the embedded impurities, not the grime layer on your skin.

I love to use it. It does a good job for making my skin feels smooth, clean, comfortable, and my complexion looks clearer. I did experience redness once. I bet it was caused by my too diligent usage. At the first days, I used it almost everyday. Now I adjust my routine to fewer days per week and everything goes better. I find my face goes a bit dryer than it used to. Be sure to apply moisturizer afterwards.

In case of heavy acne, I tried to apply the masque on the bumps and leave it over night. I heard that it works to some girls, but in my case, I find nothing. The acne doesn’t turn smaller or anything else.

I often wonder whether I should tone my face before applying the masque or not. I used to apply toner at my last step of cleansing regime to ensure that I have cleansed the residue thoroughly. Thus I think that toning before applying masque can be skipped. What do you think about it?


twinsouls888 said...

hi girl, I've heard good reviews about this product but I haven't tried any other mask yet except my Aspirin mask. In my opinion I think you should apply the mask first before you tone it ^_^

By the way about Skin MD, it's my turn now to do a giveaway ahaha ;)

Ceecile ~Priscilla Clara~ ^^ said...

hmm.. it has mint in it! mint hurts my eyes and making my skin kinda tingling.. :(

I've tried using one of my mask on the pimple and left it overnight, but nothing happened too, haha.. "Too diligent" is a perfect word for it, mwahahaha..

Anonymous said...

I dont know if this mask is available here in our country, I'm still searching for a mask that will help to shrink my pores, well, I'm happy coz it works on you girl=).. We have the same question, I'm wondering too whether to skip toner or not,i find it very drying if we use toner before mask then use toner again after washing off the mask, I'm confused too hahaha,ooh before i forgot, my Skin MD finally arrived sis, will post about it tonight,,thank you=)

rental mobil said...

nice produk
ada diskonnya ga?

twinsouls888 said...

Halo girl ^_^. You are very much welcome to join the Skin MD Giveaway. I myself am joining other Skin MD Giveaways coz I really love the product ;).

I'm not using any BB Creams for now ^_^. I stopped using L'egere, it gave me bumps. I will do a proper review on it and give my honest to goodness opinion hehe.

Thanks for the visit, have a happy weekend ^_^

Diaz said...

Hi sis, where did u bought this stuff? I'd like to get one. :)

mapple said...

@Diaz .. I was joining preorder in http://onikchan.multiply.com
just send her message^^

Norma said...

you shouldn't apply toner after using the mask. i did & it irritated my face:/