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QUEEN HELENE MINT JULEP FACE MASK


"All time favourite green masque that instantly absorbs excess oils, extracts impurities and helps minimise the appearance of pores. After use, skin is deeply clean with a fresh oil-free feel and healthy looking complexion".

I would definitely call this mask a 'bloggers mask' because it's so popular in the blogosphere - nearly every blogger I come across would have already reviewed this and recommend it. So I jumped on the Mint Julep bandwagon to see what the fuss was all about. After my first use a few weeks ago, I noticed my skin appearing much much clearer and my pores have totally shrunk. Mind you, not wearing foundation daily and drinking lots of water plays a huge part too.

The mask comes in a huge tube, it smells like toothpaste and looks like it too. Even when applying it on my face, it felt like I was applying toothpaste. It has a strong spearmint scent and reminds me a lot of Lush's Fresh Mask of Magnaminty - so if that's a favourite of yours then this is a perfect cheaper alternative because you get SO much more product in the tube as opposed to the Lush pots.

I apply the mask with my flat No7 Foundation brush that I use to apply all my masks. It's very creamy which makes an easy application. I let it set which takes about 3-4 minutes and I leave it on for 15-20 minutes until it looks like it's about the crack. I wash it off with a muslin cloth soaked in warm water. The mask will feel like it isn't doing much as it sets but it's stronger than it feels. It's quite refreshing and the tightening feeling on the face is quite soothing (like it's doing it's job).

The mask does a fabulous job of soaking in all the excess oils and it leaves the skin with a tad healthy glow. For those with dry combination skin like mine, it's important not to overuse the mask - once a week or once a fortnight is enough depending on how dry your face is as it does slightly dry out the areas of the face more. For my dry skin girls, you can still use this mask as long as you moisturise thoroughly afterwards. 

The mask is perfect for applying just on spots and let it set overnight to dry them out by morning. It also reduces blackheads and after a couple of uses, it totally banishes the blackheads (a friend of mine swears by this mask for this exact reason). 

WHERE TO PURCHASE
Amazon - 227g/8oz (click here) | £3.22 please note: prices on Amazon always change