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Queen Helene Facial Masque, Mint Julep, 8 Ounce [Packaging May Vary]

Queen Helene has been a leader in quality beauty products for professional and personal use since 1930. Our products are inspired by nature’s finest ingredients because they are safer, and often more effective, than harsh chemicals and unnecessary additives. We use natural elements like cocoa butter that are rich with vitamins and natural emollient properties to moisturize, soften and nurture your skin and hair. We use pomegranate oil for its antioxidant protection against the skin-aging effects of the environment and essential oils to help relax tired muscles and ease tension. Many of our products take advantage of the unique qualities of nature’s finest ingredients to keep you looking your best. For over 80 years, our commitment to excellence has made many of our products among the leaders in the personal care category, and we are proud to continue our dedication to providing the most effective products your body needs from head to toe.

Key features

  • Absorbs excess oil and helps minimize appearance of pores
  • Apply to face and neck for visibly clearer skin
  • Firms and hardens within minutes, drawing impurities from your pores
  • Once removed, your skin will feel clean, refreshed and smooth
  • Cruelty-free

Honest reviews


Not a safe priduct

I used this once before.. it dried out my face quite a bit.. And Look at the ingredients this item contains methylparaben! All paraben’s are bad for your skin and are known to cause cancer. Its is in many makeups and its slowly being taken out of the products we use. try to find something with more natural ingredients that WONT give you skin cancer.

Ivy Anthony, NM

Toxic ingredients

Check the ingredients, do your research. One of them is Methyl paraben combines benzoic acid with the methyl group of chemicals… Highly toxic, you don’t want to be letting parabens absorb in your face! And anything with unnatural coloring and fragrance is really not good for your face.

Lauren Norristown, GA


Didn’t really do much to clear my skin. I have pretty clear skin but occasionally breakout; I tried this on a breakout and it didn’t really have any effect at all. It feels and smells nice but that’s pretty much all I can say.

Ola Pine Village, IN


I don’t get the hype. I have sensitive and dry skin, maybe it’s not good for my skin type. This thing burns and then I see no results. I’ve used this mask about 4 or 5 times. Boooo!

Mari Ancram, NY

Minty and refreshing, but…

I waited an entire month to finally post my review for this face masque. I bought it because of all the positive reviews.Immediately, I was impressed by the smell. I know some people don’t like it, but the minty smell was something I wasn’t used to for a facial masque. Before I tell you how well the product worked, I must first tell you, that I have the most difficult to tame acne a person could have. Doctors’ prescriptions, and various attempts to cure it has all been for naught. I HAVE tried everything possible.I used the masque as specified once a night for an entire month, and here is what I have to say about the results.The mask is like any other mask, but after washing it off, your face feels super refreshed. I figured I’d see some awesome results because it made me feel awesome, or even just smaller pores..but I wasn’t so lucky. My acne had not decreased, nor did my pores shrink anywhere on my face. The only benefit I achieved from a month of using the masque, was healthier feeling skin. The problem is my skin is still plagues with acne, and this masque is supposed to reduce it.I can’t be super harsh on it, because I’m a special case, and I’m sure people with average acne love this product, but it is not any more powerful than other products around.ProsMinty SmellImproved Skin HealthConNot Effective against severe acneUPDATE*After months of treatment with solodyn pills and retin-a, I’ve improved dramatically. If your acne is really bad go to a dermatologist and have these prescribed. This facial masque is nice and all, but it is no substitute for medical treatment.

Gina Castalia, OH

great product

Ive been using this since like the 6th grade (Im 26 now). I use it probably 1-2x a week and its amazing. It helps minimize pores and kill current pimples. Its very easy to use. I just put it on, go do the dishwasher or something and then take a shower and get it off. I take it off in the shower with water/soap and then follow it up with the mint julep facial scrub. When I get out of the shower my face is smooth, pores are reduced and my skin is glowing.The bottle lasts forever too!

Patti Smithfield, IL

doesnt do anything, keep looking

i had high expectations for this mask after i heard so many good things about it. i was disappointed to find out it really is no miracle solution, at least not for my skin. i have normal skin, a bit dry in the winter, slightly (not really) oily in the summer. i have never had acne before this year as a 25 year adult so maybe this mask didnt do anything because adult acne is usually hormonal? i dont know i am not saying dont try it because very skin is different but it might not work for you. definitely didnt do any of the magic in decreasing the size of pores ( my pores are small but visible on my nose and they were same size after the mask) or getting rid of blackheads and drawing the impurities to the surface. just didnt do anything in particular so still looking for that miracle solution but to those who found it, congrats

Effie Benson, MN


it’s okay i bought this off of a youtube review lets just say not everyone has the same skin type

Selma Hamptonville, NC


This is an ok mask. I love the smell. I recommend Aztec mud though, which you can buy for $6 at Whole Foods.

Brooke Hepler, KS


I’ve used this for several years now, probably bordering 6 years. The formula hasn’t changed and if it did, I have felt no difference. For the price, this is amazing stuff. You can almost feel the crap being taken out of your pores. When you first apply it, there’s a nice tingly, non-painful minty feeling.I use this as both a cleanser and a mask. Works fine either way. My only suggestion is that they find some way for the mask to roll off smoother. I would pay double for that. Right now, using it as a mask and washing it off is a pain.

Kerri Valencia, CA


I’ve had adult acne for quite a few years now, and have been given just about everything except Roaccutane (which I’m very hesitant to try after reading on all the side effects), with no success. However, a couple years ago I decided to start taking various Vitamins by themself (rather than a multivitamin), so took Biotin, B12, Super B Complex, Vit E, C, Beta Carotene and Omega 3-6-9 and had clear skin from last year February until now. However, recently have been having some serious breakouts in my chin area (due to stress I think) and my Dermatologist has put me on Ketoconazole antibiotics, Triamcinolone cream and Clindamycin spray for the past 2 months (also have eczema), but I just keep breaking out more!In desperation I decided to ditch the cream and look for a masque. The lady at the Beauty Store suggested Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque..never heard of it before, but she said it worked wonders for her. Decided to try it the same evening (a week ago Saturday). The next morning the pimples had all dried up considerably, but by mid-day I broke out with new comedones (whiteheads)!! I nearly freaked out, but decided to check Amazon where I read others saying the same thing. However, I decided to try applying the masque every day for a week as someone suggested and so far it has actually worked. I do still break out with new ones the day after, but not as often, and it is that time of month, so that may explain why too. I’ve therefore decided to try this for a couple more weeks and see what happens before I call it quits, so will give an update then.

Lea Healdton, OK

Affordable price & great value

I use the mint mask once per week to clean out my pores and give my face a deep clean “at the spa” feeling. Super affordable price and one tube lasts months! Love the minty smell too

Natalia Elkhart Lake, WI

Still the Best, so far

Starting with the bad: This mask can stain your wash cloths when you remove it. It’s an intense mint that may be pretty uncomfortable to some people. If you have super sensitive skin you may not want to smear it over your entire face until you’ve gotten used to the sensation. No, it’s not a miracle in a tube.The good: It’s cheap. It’s effective. Works quickly. There’s no “purging” break out phase. (which I don’t believe there should ever be with any product, anyway)Best case scenario: If you use it as a spot treatment over night, your break out will be gone the next day. Does this happen every single time? No. Most of the time? No. Typically, you will just see a very noticeable reduction in the size of a break out. It certainly speeds up the healing process. It does not make a pimple bigger or bring it to a head as some masks do… which can lead to scaring! Instead, this mask dries it out and shrinks the size till it’s gone.Like with most masks, this is most effective when you steam your face first. At the very least, use a warm towel on your face for a few minutes before applying the mask.I decided to venture out seeing as this has been my staple mask since high school. It’s a drug store masque, and I thought it might be in the best interest of my now older skin to upgrade. I wanted to see if maybe I’m missing out on something better. I tried Origins and Ahava, and quickly went back to my trusty Mint Julep. Both broke me out, and the Ahava also irritated my skin leaving me with red blotches. Queen Helene definitely doesn’t fit into the “you get what you pay for” realm. Yes, it’s even better than Proactiv’s *current* sulfur mask (the original was actually good).

Jenny Tyler, MN

Magical acne killer! Great price!

I purchased this item a month ago when I got facial acne which I hasn’t been getting for a while. I started with Ole Henriksen blemish serum (costs $45!), which didn’t do anything on my acne after 3 weeks of use. I had to search online, and eventually found this magical mask. I have combination skin and I used it as a spot treatment overnight. My acne retreated after only a few days of use. I also used it as a mask once a week. My face is clean and acne free now. This product is so effective plus great price! Who says you need to pay more to get the job done?! Very happy with it! I wish I had known about it in the first place!

Eunice Emporium, PA

Works well

I’ve been using this product for a few years now… at first I was completely confused on how to use it because the directions are very minimum. Here’s what I do:1.) Wash face2.) Exfoliate3.) Apply a thin layer all over face & wait for it to dry4.) Wash off and apply toner5.) Lightly moisturizeA big problem I had was not knowing that I should physically exfoliate before applying the mask. I realized just how much of a difference it made… now that I exfoliate, I notice way more oil being extracted into the mask.However, my pores do not shrink nor do they magically disappear. They do appear to be smaller since a lot of dirt had been lifted but by the end of the day, the dirt is back into my pores and I have to start this process all over again. (I wear makeup almost everyday)I’ll still keep using this product even though there isn’t permanent changes. And I also believe that using this is better than not using a facial mask at all.About my skin:As far as the stinging, that only happened to me the first few times and now I don’t feel anything but a cooling sensation. The mask use to gag me because it smells like a muddy mint smell but I’ve grown use to it. I typically do not have sensitive skin. I have oily to combo skin (oily on my T-zone, combo everywhere else) and I have a occasional break-outs. I do not think this product alone helps with acne.Overall I think it’s a good quality mask to treat your face to. I’m also trying to do what I can to prevent wrinkles and hopefully using this can slow the process.I also agree with some of the reviews about the bottle. This mask is very thick and can be a hassle to get out (especially after the bottle is half empty) so if you can, look for it in a jar.

Patty Amelia, OH

Works Well

This mask works really well. I just wish it didn’t have parabens in it. My skin has become very sensitive lately, and I have to be very careful with some of the ingredients in products. So I would say if your skin is not sensitive, this would probably work well for you.

Diann Darien, GA

Not as good as any other store bought brand.

While I was waiting to get this product me (being impatient) went out and bought a knock off brand from a local store. I’d have to say so far the knock off brand worked better than this. I did not feel the face tightening effect other viewers had described with this product (though i did with the store bought brand) and this has caused me to break out in the most unpleasent of places on my face. Weird places like in between my eyes and eyebrows and forehead. Perhaps I will try again in the future but I am dissapointed in this product right now.

Lacy Berwyn, PA


I’ve bought all kinds of products looking for something to help my acne prone skin. It’s hard to believe this gem was hiding right up the street for literally a fraction of the price I’ve paid for less effective products.I bought this after reading the reviews here. I knew something good was happening as soon as I put it on. It tingles in a pleasant way and you can actually feel it working. It took about 30 minutes to dry completely. I rinsed it off and my face feels CLEAN. There’s no other word to describe it. It really feels like my pores are breathing a sigh of relief. I don’t know that my face has ever felt this unclogged. A lot of the gunk in my pores and on the surface of my skin has been sucked up and rinsed off. My skin feels smooth and soft. It is a little dry and tight, but I know my skin will eventually adjust to that and the dryness will lessen after a few uses.It’s a little tough to rinse this stuff off because it’s thick and clings a bit. I recommend using it before you shower. That’ll be the fastest and easiest way to get it off.The smell is also quite strong and minty. Some people will be turned off and/or simply unable to stand it. I started getting a headache after a while from the smell, but it was well worth suffering through. (At least it’s not as bad as Mario Badescu drying mask, which smells like tires. I actually had to shove balls of tissue up my nostrils with that one.)All in all, read the reviews and believe them. I hope the effects continue and that it doesn’t stop working after a while. We’ll see. I’m already looking at other Queen Helene products, which you’ll notice also have stellar reviews.

Agnes Pottsville, TX


The mask is very very thick but is fairly smooth. It definitely dries up the excess oil and is great on blackheads. I would recommend this for people with oily to very oily skin. Don’t use if you have dry skin.

Trina Wills Point, TX

Irritated & didn’t do anything for my acne

I have used this clay mask several times and it never helped me. It didn’t do anything for my face or my acne. I have oily, sensitive acne prone skin and all it did was burn the hell out of my face and turn it red. It may work for some, but didn’t work for me.

Deidre East Millsboro, PA

Not Paraben Free.

Heard great things about this product, but it is very drying (combination skin) and it has paraben.So I will not be using this. They should re-formulate and take out the paraben, it stuff has been banned in Europe.

Kerri Sharon, TN

It’s a Miracle!

I bought the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque after I couldn’t find my St. Ives clay masque anymore. Since this product had good reviews, I thought I would give it a try. Well, I wish I had found this years ago! My skin has never looked so good!At 26 years old, I still have issues with breakouts, even when I am extremely diligent about my skin care. I started using this masque several (3-4) times per week for the last two weeks, and I have not had any more acne pop up, and in fact, my chin (which is my main “problem area”) looks so much better! The bumps are gone, skin is smoother, pores are smaller, and since I’m not getting any new breakouts, my old acne scars are beginning to fade!At the same time I ordered this masque, I also ordered Burts Bees Repair Serum. So, after I wash the masque off, I put a dab of my St. Ives Collagen moisturizer in my hand, several drops of the Burt’s Bees repari serum and about 5-6 drops of tea tree oil, rub it all together and slather it on my skin. I think I’ve finally found a skin care routine that works! My skin is clear, my pores are smaller, and my skin is so soft and smooth!I’m so pleased with this product and I would recommend that anyone with troubled skin try this. I think you will be amazed!

Mai Earlville, PA


i have tried a lot of sulfur masks ever since i started to get acne at 11 yrs old (i know sad lol) and this is by far one that i can see improvements on the size of my acne in days. i use it as a mask and leave it on for a while or as a spot treatment an leave it overnight and i get great results. the price is unbeatable and its smell minty (like spearmint gum or toothpaste. there is little tightening feel (unless you put a thick layer) and very little tingling sensation. once i rinse off, my skin doesn’t feel dry (like the ddf sulfur mask) and i put a serum and moisturizer and my skin feels no means does it completely get rid of my acne, but it has made it more manageable and i wear less makeup because of it.

Lila Ackworth, IA

Good mask for acne prone skin

I’ve used many many different masks for my acne prone skin and this one is definitely one of the top ones on my list. I apply it to my face twice a week in the evening and leave it for 45 minutes before washing it off then apply a thin layer of balancing moisturizer (for acne skin). I didn’t even need to use any medication afterwards. It’s noticeable that mask helps the skin to heal from broken pimples or those that were about to develop into big ones. One of the big plus that come with this product is that it’s not too expensive so I strongly recommend it!!

Doris Marion, AR


Product is very nice. It cleans my pores and makes my skin feel smooth and look much healthier. Its a must have.

Vicky Tifton, GA

Worth the price

This product is a miracle ! I suffer from Cystic Acne and when I feel one coming on, I place a small amount on the pimple and by the next day it has either reduced or never made it’s way out. The size for the price is great. It does tingle a bit when you first apply it but goes away after a few seconds.

Ursula Fort Totten, ND

AMAZING! Shrunk pores to nearly invisible

I have been using this mask for a week. The results have been so impressive that I’ve been using it at least once per day and sometimes 2. My pores were not huge but they definitely made my skin look older. I can’t believe it, the pores on my cheeks are almost completely gone. On top of that even the redness around my nose where I have broken capillaries looks much clearer. It has removed blackheads around my nose that I didn’t realize were even there. My entire face looks better and discolorations have diminished. I feel like I’ve taken a couple years off my face in one week. It’s amazing such a fantastic product is so reasonably priced. I will continue to use the product indefinitely. I highly recommend it to anyone with oily skin.

Corinne Holcomb, MO

Affordable Facial – Pick Me Up!

Does a great job of brightening up complexion. I use the mask once a week to rid my face of dead skin, tighten pores and clear up any blemishes. The cool mint is refreshing and rejuvenating. Love this stuff.

Lucinda Brookpark, OH

Pretty good

It helped made my pores smaller and make my face looked more clean. The mask does really dries out my face so I would have to use a good amount of moisturizer after. Another con is that it leaves a weird smell. It lingers for a couple of hours but you get use to it. I would recommend this mask to anyone who wants to have a clearer face and would use it maybe once per 1-2 weeks depending on how dry your skin easily gets. My skin is combination and once per week is enough for me. I don’t really use it frequently as before now because it takes a while to squeeze it out of the tube and slather over your face evenly.

Lori Bonnots Mill, MO

Smells very good

I love the smell of this product. Very minty and fresh. I use this more for clearing blackheads instead of clearing up acne. It leaves my face feeling refreshed and soft, but doesn’t do much for the blackheads.

Virginia Desha, AR