Review: Queen Helene The Original Mint Julep Masque

Mint Julep Masque

Summer is rapidly approaching and New York City Summers are the worse. With the extreme heat and humidity to match, I am constantly sweaty and sticky, and my face feels like a dirt magnet.  I always end up with clogged pores and blackheads. No bueno. When I get like this and need  a thorough cleansing, Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque comes to the rescue!

The claim: Helps dry up pimples, rinse away blackheads and shrink enlarged pores.

I have been using this mask since high school and absolutely love it. It never fails me. Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque is a Kaolin clay mask, mint green in color with a strong mint fragrance.  After cleansing your face with your normal cleanser, you apply this mask all over your face and neck. You will feel a tingling sensation upon application, this is normal. Just think of it as the mask doing it’s job. Let it dry for about 15 minutes or until the mask hardens, and then gently remove it with a washcloth and warm water.

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque  does exactly what it claims. After I remove the mask my skin feels squeaky clean and rejuvenated. When I wake up the next day any blemishes that I had are gone and even full blown pimples are almost completely gone. I even use this mask as a spot treatment and it works wonders. Dries out pimples over night! Warning: If you have extemely dry skin this mask may be a little too drying and you will need to follow it with a light moisturizer. This mask is very inexpensive and costs about $3.99 USD for 8 ounces.


  • does what it claims
  • easy to use
  • inexpensive


  • Can be drying

Bottom line, the Queen Helene Original Mint Julep Masque is a staple in my skincare arsenal. I’m never without it and get nervous when I am running low. If you are looking for a good, make that a great facial mask and don’t want to spend a fortune, try this out. For the price you have nothing to lose.

Check out a few more staples in my arsenal,  Queen Helene Oatmeal & Honey Scrub and St. Ives Apricot Scrub.

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was purchased with my own money.


When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.



  1. 06.17.2010 / 7:08 am

    I used to use this but I can't anymore. My skin is too sensitive. It makes my skin too tight.

    • Mz. More
      06.17.2010 / 7:50 am

      I hear you hon… It is definitely not for sensitive or extra dry skin.

  2. 06.23.2010 / 2:30 am

    I love this stuff. Been using it since I was 16 so over 20 years. I always recommend this to people.

    • Mz. More
      06.23.2010 / 12:07 pm

      Yes it works wonders. As long as they keep making it I will continue to use it!

  3. 07.27.2010 / 4:18 pm

    I really like it for the standard reasons you wrote about. I just wanted to corroborate you on the smell… soooo good. I love the aroma of mint, so this is a great choice for me or any other mint-lovers.

    • Mz. More
      07.28.2010 / 5:12 am

      I love the aroma of mint as well. It is so refreshing.

  4. Stephanie
    07.30.2010 / 8:54 pm

    i looove this stuff! how often do you use it? everynight?

    • Mz. More
      07.31.2010 / 1:53 pm

      I use it about 2-3 times a week. It’s working wonders with my horrid summer skin!

  5. 09.25.2010 / 12:55 pm

    Wonderful!!! Bookmarked this page that has this striking guidance. Will come back to see if there are any updates. You, the author, are a master. Thanks

  6. marieli
    12.21.2010 / 2:53 pm

    well i had lots of pimples i try that on and it gave me more pimples dont now why so never used it again but my sister used and it washed of all her pimples i guess it just didnt work on me but it did make my skin soft

    • mzmore
      12.21.2010 / 5:01 pm

      You\’re right. Everything is not for everyone. It may be a bit too strong for your skin.

  7. prettyskin
    06.30.2012 / 10:11 pm

    I only use a light soap on my face, so I use the mask every night. I use olay hydrating beauty fluid after and I have not had any problems. I have almost flawless skin

    • Erica
      07.02.2012 / 10:15 am

      You just reminded me that I need to restock this. I love it. I also use Olay beauty fluid. I will have a skincare post coming soon.

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