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Mint Julep Mask Review

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I was looking for a mask that is great for summer time on my combination to normal skin. I have been wanting to try the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask and instantly bought it. This is the first time I am using this and read below to know my thoughts.

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Price: $4 approximately

Quantity: 8 Oz/ 227 gms

Ingredients:

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Claims:

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My thoughts on the product:

When I applied it, the first thought that came to my mind was ‘is it a toothpaste’? The moment you apply this light green colored mask, there is a cool feeling on your skin and it also has a faint minty smell to it that makes you think it’s a version of toothpaste. But as it begins to dry up you can smell sulphur which is not overpowering and doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable in any way. I think it is this ingredient that actually helps in treating acne. The best thing about this product is it doesn’t have a tingly cold feeling on your skin that some mint products have which almost numbs your skin. I steer clear from those kind of products. Mint Julep mask just cools down your skin especially if you have been out in that sweltering heat. This mask has definitely contributed in clearing up my acne as it helps treat acne by controlling the skin’s oiliness and shrinking the pores. I usually leave this on my skin for more than 15 minutes. And it doesn’t dry up my skin or anything of that sort. I feel it works better when I leave it for about 30 to 45 minutes. I sometimes apply it on my acne spots and leave it overnight. It does a great job in clearing up those acne spots as it aids in drying them up and drawing out the impurities that causes acne. All in all, wearing this mask is a treat as it leaves you rejuvenated. All you girls out there with normal to combination skin and acne should definitely give this a try. Girls with dry skin and acne can try spot treating acne with this mask. It’s a basic mask that does what it claims to do.

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Likes:

  1. Comes in a squeeze tube – hygienic and prevents from drying up
  2. Affordable
  3. Availability is not an issue
  4. Easy to use
  5. Great for acne skin
  6. No tingling or cold sensation on skin although it contains mint
  7. A lot of product for the price

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Dislikes:

Nothing at all as I absolutely love this!!

Will you repurchase? Yes, I will. I am also interested in trying the mud pack after this.

Ratings: 5/5..

 

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Equate oil free acne face wash

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I have access to a lot of Walmart products and I am currently on a tight budget. I am about to finish the product and here I am, reviewing the oil free acne face wash from equate.

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Comparable to: Neutrogena oil free acne face wash (around $6)

Price: around $3

Quantity: 6oz

Ingredients: Listed below on the back of the product. Salicylic acid (2%) is the active ingredient.

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My take on the product: This product looks like the Neutrogena one and is also packaged in a same kind of pump bottle and also has the same kind of ingredients. The only thing that is different is the fragrance. This a gel based face wash which has a very soothing and mild fragrance that I like. You don’t need a full pump of the product. Just a dime size amount should do the job. This 6oz bottle will last you for a very long time.

What I like about this product is it lathers very nicely and your face feels fresh and doesn’t feel dry and stretchy. The good thing about equate acne face wash is it keeps my face from getting oily. I have used the Neutrogena one and that made my face oily after a while. My skin is a lot more combination types these days and not oily anymore. I think this would work well on the combination and oily skin. I don’t know if this is meant for people with dry skin. With a travel friendly packaging, this would be an ideal acne free face wash as compared to the Neutrogena one.

Here’s a closer look of how much is left and what the product looks like. I also bought a bunch of other equate products here.

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Likes:

  1. Non drying
  2. Face doesn’t get oily
  3. Cleans the oil and grime from face
  4. Pleasant fragrance
  5. Lathers nicely

 

Dislikes:

  1. Not a travel friendly packaging

Will I repurchase? Yes, down the line I will. I like this more than the Neutrogena one. Right now I am trying different face washes.

Rating: 4/5