Review: Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque – a staple in your skin care routine?

This is a review for the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque. This is a very popular drugstore mask in the US, and seems to be a staple in a lot of people’s skin care routines.

What it does: (from
Mint Julep Masque is the original natural home treatment to help dry up pimples, rinse away blackheads and shrink enlarged 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.

Price: will vary, depending on where you buy it.  According to, it was $4.29


  • Dries up pimples. I saw a significant reduction in swelling and redness
  • Cheap and easy to find (in the US)


  • This product is very minty, and contains kaolin (clay).  It may be too drying for people with sensitive skin.
  • If you move your face after the product dries, it will flake off
  • The product is very thick and hard to apply or wash off

Because this product is very drying, I like to apply it only to my pimples, not to my entire face.  I don’t like to use this product regularly, but I like to have a tube on hand in case of breakouts!

Would I repurchase?  Yes, this is a cheap product and great to have in case of pimples

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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20 thoughts on “Review: Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque – a staple in your skin care routine?”

  1. This is masque is so sooooooo popular here and I can’t believe I haven’t tried it yet. I think I’d be like you and only use it for pimples. Fantastic review!

  2. i agree with you. it is perfect to dry up those occasional pimples but too drying for the entire face.
    i like kaolin masks and tried a lot, but this mask is one of the strongest in my book. lol

  3. This was my favorite product when I was pregnant and couldn’t use any acne products. Love it!

  4. I have heard so many great reviews on this but haven’t tried it myself. I’ll have to pick one up next time at the drugstore 🙂

  5. I’m interested in trying this product but haven’t got my hands on it yet. Thanks for the review this seems to be super popular.

  6. I bought this when I was in the US – haven’t used it yet though but my chin has got loads of spots on it at the mo so I think I’ll be trying it this weekend – thanks for the reminder! 

  7. Great review!  Omg it’s super popular and it is really easy to find here, but I’ve never tried it.  I guess I always had some reserve that it might be too drying for me, but now that you’ve mentioned it, I could probably use it only on spots and not my entire face! Genius. =)

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