American’s No. 1 Face Mask: Queen Helene Mint Julep Review

I have heard so much about Queen Helen’s Mint Julep face mask – good things – that I was happy to finally purchase this to try. (I bought it as part of this order from Pak Cosmetics!).

Queen Helene is like a giant donner kebab – always looks so good and seems like a good idea until you see the ingredients. (Don’t know why that kebab has to be giant – but let’s just say I have food on the brain).

These days we are so ingredient savvy – I know I check things all the time for mineral oil, parabens, dyes etc. etc.

Anyway, Mint Julep. Mint Julep should be an ice cream, no?


As always Queen Helene is good value – tons of products for a few pounds.

This is an old school mask, apply, and leave to harden. Wait for someone to make you laugh so your face cracks and little crumbs of mask fall all over the bed. Shake a fist at that person.

This mask is very minty and is an interesting shade of pea green. It is most definitely for those with oily and pimpled complexions:


They say:

Mint Julep Masque is the original natural home treatment to help dry up pimples, rinse away blackheads and shrink enlarged pores. After the masque is removed, your skin will feel clean, refreshed and smoothThis mask, in a nutshell, was too much for my skin.

It’s not playing ball at the moment, being dry, sensitive and tired looking and as lovely and tingly as this mask it, it was one way to allergy city for me.

Again, I tried this on my mama, and with her oily skin, it sucked up the excess grease and tightened up her pores temporarily.

As for zits, it does seem to dry them up that little bit quicker.



I can see why this mask is popular – it dries up spots, it controls oil but it’s too much for dry and sensitive skin. However I would keep this and use it on my t-zone and treat my cheeks with something more soothing.

It’s quite a nice mask for the boys too, it works well on Mr C’s greasy mug.

This was only £2.49 from Paks…I’m sure it was about £3.99 in Sally’s (but its generally out of stock there anyhoo) – but don’t make me link to Pak’s, please.

Related Posts with Thumbnails


  1. says

    YES! I adore this masque =)

    It works quite well and it feels really nice after you wash it off…it almost feels like your face getting the after dentist fresh mouth feeling if that makes ANY sense at all haha

  2. Wendy says

    I used to love this mask and then I left it on too much and it burned my skin like really bad sunburn so after that I started using the Origins Charcoal Mask and the Mint Julep only on my nose.
    XO from Mexico.