Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Queen Helene "Mint Julep Masque" Review

Recently, I have been taking increasingly better care of my skin, and in doing so, I decided to add a weekly face mask to my routine. After trying out the 99p mask sachets, I enjoyed them so much it seemed time to invest in a bigger bottle, and reading such great reviews from so many online Beauty Gurus, Queen Helene's Mint Julep masque sounded a perfect first choice! .


Accordingly, this mask "helps dry up acne pimples, rinse away blackheads and shrink enlarged pores", and I was excited to put this to the test. Now after a few uses, I can admit I love it.

Application: To apply this mask, I squirt a generous amount onto my fingers and smooth it onto my face and neck. After this I look a bit like Shrek, my face is completely green! I keep the mask on for approximately 20 minutes, at which time the mask has hardened and turned from dark Green to pale Green. This change in colour indicates that the mask has dried, so I tend to keep it on till all the patches have turned from Green to White. Then, taking a flannel, I simply wash away the mask, which is very easy to remove. After, I tone and moisturise as normal!



From the first use, I immediately noticed the lovely mint smell. I also noticed that the mint caused a tingling sensation for the first couple of minutes, which soon subsides. Don't worry, it's nothing severe, it feels like it is really getting deep into your pores, drawing out any impurities. Very refreshing!

As for the consistency of the mask, it is very creamy and very thick, as you can see in the picture. I can spread it onto my face with ease, a little going a long way. Not forgetting a  huge bonus: it doesn't cover my bathroom in mess like some previous masks I tried have done.


Overall, I find that this mask deeply cleanses and visibly smoothes out my skin, without leaving my face dry in the slightest, but very soft to touch. It soaks up any oil I may have on my face, considerably reducing redness from spots and rinsing out large pores that I battle with around my nose. The day after using this mask my skin looks fresher with a nice glow, and my make up applies easier.


The only thing that I would say is, if you happen to have dry skin, this product may be a tad aggressive, so do not overuse. Perhaps only use every other week, whereas those with oily skin, as mine can be, should ideally use it once a week.  Otherwise, I strongly recommend this product if you are like me, and trying out face masks for the first time but cannot afford to go to salons! It is not only cheap, but really sticks to its word. Wonderful product and a new staple in my skin care routine! 

I'd love to hear any other face mask recommendations, and I hope everyone is well!

Catriona
x x x

61 comments:

  1. Cool! I will try some of these masks types too. Mostly I try the ones not in gel form hehe, just the easy ones to put straight to the face. LOL.

    ~Chai
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    1. I'm not a fan of the gel ones either, but this is more creamy =) I tried a gel type and it felt very strange, it didn't spread on my face very well, but that may have just been that brand!

      Yours sounds nice and easy, always a good thing =)
      Thanks for commenting Chai!

      Catriona
      x x x

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  2. I will really have to find the time for more face masks, I love them! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! :-)
    www.whatwillshewear.blogspot.com

    Danie B x

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    1. Yes it really is finding the time that's difficult!

      No problem at all, thanks for commenting =)!

      Catriona
      x x x

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  3. Thanks Catriona! Following you back :)

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    1. No problem! Thanks so much =)

      Catriona
      x x x

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  4. I need something like this ! I love the feeling of mint in products. The smell alone wakes me up.

    xo Amy,
    would you like to stay connected through Bloglovin and GFC?
    http://stylechocolatechip.blogspot.com/

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    1. I agree, it's so refreshing! You would definitely enjoy this if you like mint =)

      Yes I'd love that! I'm following you now on both =)

      Catriona
      x x x

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  5. Hey lovely! Thanks for stopping by! I'm following you now too :)
    Looking forward to reading more from you!

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    1. That's ok lovely =) ahh thank you very much!

      And you too! Keep in touch =)
      Catriona
      x x x

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  6. wow! great post, helped me alot ;) keep on posting dear! you have so much potential in you. can't wait to read more of your posts!! anyway, would you like to follow each otehr? just let me know. i swear i follow back. <3

    stay sassy! x

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely message!

      I'd love to follow each other =)Following you now!

      Keep in touch!
      Catriona
      x x x

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  7. I use this mask and i love it! it really refreshes my skin! your review was fantastic!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much! It really is refreshing isn't it! So minty =)

      Catriona
      x x x

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  8. sound like a nice mask!
    thank you for your comment! I follow you back :)
    have a lovely day :)

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    1. No problem at all! Thanks very much =) and you too!

      Catriona
      x x x

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  9. Thank you for following! I have followed back.
    Have a nice day!

    http://www.beautyandthemist.com/

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    1. That's ok =) thanks for following!

      Keep in touch!
      Catriona
      x x x

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  10. sounds very informative and useful! thanks for your work!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S>great work and great blog! following you now

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    1. I really want to give as much information as possible =)

      Thanks so much for following!

      Catriona
      x x x

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  11. thanks so much for your lovely comment!
    now following :)
    xx

    follow back? eye_spy

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    1. That's ok =) thanks for following it means a lot!

      I'm following you =)

      Catriona
      x x x

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  12. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, I'm following you back :)
    This mask looks good, I don't have any recommendations but my skin has been a little crazy recently so I've asked for the clarisonic for my birthday, I hope it helps :)x
    http://shewearsthetrouser.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much =)

      Ooh I have been eyeing up Clarisonics for a good while now, they're supposed to be amazing! Thanks for the recommendation =)

      Catriona
      x x x

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    1. It's a keeper =)

      Will do! Keep in touch =)

      Catriona
      x x x

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  14. done! thankyou
    what a lovely blog :)

    bellionducky.

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    1. Thank you =)

      I'm glad you like! Stay in touch.

      Catriona
      x x x

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  15. of course following u now!!! kisses , keep in touch ♥

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    1. Thanks so much =)

      Definitely will do!

      Catriona
      x x x

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  16. It seems to be a great mask!

    Thank you for your comment on my blog!

    Followed you!

    http://laceandchiffonblog.blogspot.co.il/

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    1. I really love it =)

      That's ok, and thanks so much!

      Have a nice day!
      Catriona
      x x x

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  17. Yeah! I'm following you too!
    New post, have a look! :)
    kiss

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    1. Aw thank you for following me back =)

      Will definitely check it out!

      Catriona
      x x x

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  18. Facemasks are so lovely everyday luxuries that are easy to use and make such a difference to the skin! This was a great post!! <3

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    1. I agree, I didn't realise how great they are until I really got into them!

      Thanks so much for commenting =)

      Catriona
      x x x

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  19. I'm following you now =)

    http://lepetitplastique.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks very much =)
      Have a nice day!

      Catriona
      x x x

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  20. Thank you so much for the comment and for following my blog!! I'm following you back!!
    Would you also like to follow each other on Bloglovin? Please let me know!
    Nice post and blog i love it!

    Have a nice day!
    www.honnejihen.blogspot.com

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    1. That's ok! Thank you for following back =)

      Sure I'd like that! I'm following you now on Bloglovin' =)

      Catriona
      x x x

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  21. This is just so lovely <3

    Thank you so much for that lovely comment! :)

    I follow you now !!!

    Let's stay in touch ;)
    RUNWAY JUICE

    xoxo

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    1. That's ok lovely! Thanks so much for following =)

      Yes definitely stay in touch!
      Catriona
      x x x

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  22. Thanks for your sweet comment, dear! You have amazing blog!
    I am following you now too :)
    Keep in touch :)

    http://gamesoffashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. My pleasure =) Thanks so much!

      Will do! Hope you're well!

      Catriona
      x x x

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  23. Hey there :)
    Thank you for popping by on my blog and following!
    Now following you back :D xx

    www.cosmeticallycreative.blogspot.com

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  24. Thx for youre comment on my blog!
    I'm following now!!!
    Check my blog you can win a hole post about youre style and blog.
    xx chloechante.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I'll definitely check it out =)

      Catriona
      x x x

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  25. Amazing pics!!!!
    Amazing post! :)
    Would you like to follow each other?!

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    xoxo

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    1. I'd love to follow each other =)

      Following you now!

      Catriona
      x x x

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    1. Thanks so much =)

      Stay in touch!
      Catriona
      x x x

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  27. Cool!)
    Follow your blog) Follow me, if you want)
    http://karinamalinana.blogspot.ru

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    1. Thanks for following =) Just checked out your blog and following you now!

      Catriona
      x x x

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  28. nice blog! want to follow each other dear ? :)

    http://choccopost.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you =) Sure I'd like that!

      Following you now =)

      Catriona
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  29. I was thinking about this product and could not decide if I should buy it but it looks pretty cool so maybe I will give it a try. Thanks for the information. Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

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