I've read many many good reviews about the masks from Queen Helene, like the Mint Julep Masque and the Mud Pack Masque. They didn't sell the mint julep masque in the store where I was, so I decided to try the mud pack masque.
Mud Pack Masque with Natural English Clay
Mud Pack Masque is the original old-fashioned, time-tested earth facial treatment with imported natural English Clay that works wonders for your skin. It's not only an effective pore cleanser, but also helps tighten loose, sagging skin on your face and neck and relaxes tired facial muscles to soften lines and wrinkles. The Mud Pack Masque facial helps you look your best when you're preparing to go out for an evening or helps you relax before going to bed. No matter when you use it, your complexion will have a clearer, smoother, more youthful looking appearance. Source: http://www.queenhelene.com
I bought it for €4.95 at an African store (Afro shop) in Amsterdam. It's a large tube, so you can use it for a long time. It's quite inexpensive for such a large tube. There is 226.8 g - 8 oz. in it.
It's in a tube where you have to squeeze the mask out. I don't really like the opening of it, because the mask will stick at the opening, see picture below.
Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Propylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI#77492), Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben. No animal ingredients, not tested on animals.
How to use?
Cleanse your face and neck thoroughly. Apply the mask generously and wait about 15 minutes to allow the mask harden. I waited till my mask was completely harden which was about 20 minutes and I had put a thick layer on my face. When it was time, I removed the mask with warm water and a washcloth.
When I applied the mask, it started to sparkle a little bit, but that feeling was gone after a few seconds. It's a really GOOD mask which does what it claims. My pores were very clean after I washed the mask off. It did tighten my skin, but it also felt a little bit dry. This product is definitely worth buying, it's inexpensive for such a large tube and it works! The only large con of this mask is the smell. I really couldn't stand the scent of it when I opened the mask, but I'm happy that the scent is less bad when you have the mask on. I really want to try the Mint Julep mask from Queen Helene, I've read tons of good reviews about that mask as well ^_^.
My rate: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5/5 (only because of the smell)