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Would I Repurchase? Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque


I'm sure I've seen the Queen Helene products around for years before I purchased anything from the line. One day at Stacey's house I noticed she had the Mud Pack Masque and I asked her what she thought of it. She loves the stuff. That surely tipped me over the edge.

As seen in Caribbean Queen, Bridge Street

I purchased a tub of the Mint Julep Masque from Caribbean Queen about two years ago and have used it intermittently until this week. I stored it in the refrigerator to boost that cooling sensation you get from mint products. Y'all remember that St. Ives mint hair treatment? That also meant that I forgot to use it frequently. Pity.
From the site: "Mint Julep Masque is the original natural home treatment to absorb excess oil, and help minimize appearance of 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".

See me outchea embarrassing myself for you?

My skin most definitely feels clean, refreshed and smooth after I use this. With regular use I can see it assisting with the reduction of oil secretion because of its clay properties. To top it off, we just feel better when we pamper ourselves and this is a good start for a 'Me Time' session.
Like most people, my pores are most prevalent above my cheek bones. Foundations don't emphasize this but overly shimmering highlighters do. While this mask is on you see every pore in your face. Errrrrrrrrrrrrr one. So I hope that it's drawing the impurities out cause it sure knows how to find them.

As seen in Caribbean Queen

There's a scrub too!
As seen in Collins

As seen in Diamond Girl

As seen in Diamond Girl

For the price and the length of time this product lasts, I would most certainly repurchase. I also like the fact that it doesn't have a lot of ingredients in it. I'm going to try it in the tube the next time though cause the product hardens in the tub as you're approaching the end and that makes it more difficult to use. I ended up throwing it away.



Have you had any success with the Queen Helene line?

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