Beauty bloggers (and I more than include myself within this demographic) are guilty of proclaiming various products to be the best thing sliced bread. However how many really last the pace? Urban Decay Naked palettes come and go and what exactly happened to Rimmel Apocalips? Phased out and that is utterly fine - our tastes and needs change but a firm and most likely life time favourite of mine is Queen Helene Mint Julep Face Mask and the best part is it costs less than £4. Yes really!
Basically the Mint Julep Face Mask by Queen Helene both smells and looks like toothpaste and I guess to some degree it does behave similar, the ol' dab a blob of toothpaste on a blemish to dry it up routine. However unlike toothpaste this thick green tinted minty mask is in no way sticky and it actually works - I never had any luck with toothpaste (did anyone?)!
I bought Queen Helene Mint Julep Face Mask on whim after reading so many rave reviews on various US based blogs and put it to use as a last chance solution after a breakout. To cut a long story short a lovely cluster of teeny tiny white heads were all but obliterated after one use and I have never really looked back since. Essentially this mask dries out blemishes, helps mop up excess oil and deeply cleanses - all you'd want and expect from a clay based face mask. In my experience nothing clears my skin up quite like it and for that reason alone I will not be without it again. A word of warning is that this does dry up the skin - nothing a good night cream or hydrating face treatment (mask, serum, etc) can't solve but naturally drier skin types may want to avoid. I should also mention that it isn't paraben free (neither is a lot of skin care products) but it is cruelty free.
One of if not the best face mask I own, I return to it regularly and at less than £4 everyone should try it least once.
You can find the Queen Helene Mint Julep Face Mask via Amazon for £3.60 (that includes p&p) - link.