A few months ago, I decided to make a conscious effort to save money on beauty products by investigating what gems might lie on the bottom shelf of the drugstore. Thanks to my thrifty decision, I no longer spend hundreds of dollars on moisturizer, shampoo and deep conditioning treatments. Any my newest find has me trading in my Bliss Steep Clean for something a lot more wallet friendly.
Queen Helene products have been around forever, and it’s rumored that during the golden years of Hollywood all the starlets, including Marilyn Monroe, were fans of the brand. A longtime fan of their Oatmeal and Honey scrub, I decided to give the Mint Julep Mask ($4) a try and I was floored by the results.
I fight my acne with a whip and a chair, and while this product may not be a miracle cure, it certainly helps. More than that, it left my skin feeling so soft that I reduced my Clarisonic use from every day to every third day. And most importantly, it helped shrink the pores around my nose which are a constant source of frustration.
Compared to the other masques that I have used to shrink pores, exfoliate skin and reduce acne, this is by far the best. However, I would caution you to use the product sparingly (once per week at most) and to limit the use of other products that might dry the skin. Simply remove the masque, spot treat your acne and slather on the moisturizer.
Queen Helene’s Mint Julep Masque is yet another low budget wonder discovered below eye level.