In my latest post I promised to review the GlamGlow Brightmud Eye Treatment and the GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, however I’ve only tried out the Brightmud Eye Treatment once so far and will therefore write about two other masks I’ve been using lately, the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque and JorgÓbe Peel Off Mask. These masks are a lot cheaper compared with the masks from GlamGlow and one of them is actually one of the best masks I’ve tried so far.
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque is one of the best masks I’ve found so far and also the most affordable one. In my opinion it’s a great substitute for the GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment since they both give me the same result. I’m even starting to believe that the Mint Julep Masque might be better!
This mask not only makes your pores look smaller but it also leaves your skin with that velvet feeling throughout the day. It gets rid of dry flaky dead skin and makes your skin feel smooth and fresh. Any pimples appear smaller because it extracts the fluid that builds up in them. It doesn’t dry my face out which is amazing since, as you probably know by now, I have very sensitive and dry skin. I’ve noticed that it’s easier to apply it more evenly and sparingly on a moist face since you don’t need a thick layer for it to work. The fact that it comes in a huge tube for a very low price makes it a product worth trying. The minty smell is not bad either. I normally wear it between 10 to 30 minutes. As with the GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment, it takes time to wash it off so if you are in a hurry you might want to consider to skip the masque. – Click here to read my review on the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Night Cream. This mask doesn’t actually contain any mint which is great because mint is a skin irritant that can cause inflammation.
The only thing that worries me is the light tingling and cooling sensation it gives me. I’ve actually spent a lot of time searching for information about this sensation because I’ve been slightly worried that it might not be good for your skin. My next post will actually be about this sensation and the truth behind it.
JorgÓbe Peel Off Mask
JorgÓbe Peel Off Mask is a black, thick, difficult to apply, peel off mask. You have to let it dry on your face for approximately 20 minutes before you peel it off. You also have to be very generous with the product to make sure that the application is thick enough for it to work. I’ve used it several times and each time I use it I get disappointed. Let me explain why.
The mask is really difficult to apply. I’ve tried applying it with my hands, a brush and even a plastic spoon. It sticks to everything it comes in contact with to the point that I struggle getting it on my face! When drying on my face, it gives me a very high tingling sensation which makes the whole experience very uncomfortable.
When it finally has dried (about 20 minutes) it’s really hard to get it off! – Especially on those areas that are more hairy such as my forehead, above my lips etc. And yes it hurts taking it off. The pain is bearable but if you do have a lot of small hair on your face I wouldn’t recommend because the hair will follow with the mask when pulling it off. I guess you could use it as an alternative facial waxing if you’re into multitasking 😉
Since it was created for cleaning pores by extracting dirt and oil, it should be great at this. Well, it is not. I do have small clogged pores but somehow it doesn’t pull out anything except dead skin and hair. I’ve tried everything from scrubbing, steaming and even putting other exfoliating masks such as GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment and Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque before applying JorgÓbe Peel Off Mask but nothing seems to work for me. It doesn’t clean my pores. The only type of pore I can imagine it to work with would be a big pore that is very easy to clean by just adding a little pressure around it. To add even more to it, I also get tomato red after pulling it off and I stay red for at least one hour. This is probably because it pulls out my hair. I usually feel extremely dry afterwards and my face gets itchy which means that a moisturizer is a must directly after getting the mask off.
You might think that the JÓrgobe Peel Off Mask comes in a generous tube size (100ml) but that’s not the case since you need a thick layer of the product every time you apply it – You soon run out of it.
Have you tried any of the masks I’ve reviewed so far? Are you planning on buying one? I will review the promised GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment and the GlamGlow Brightmud Eye Treatment in my next “review” post.
Summary & Verdict
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque Pros & Cons: Makes skin feel smooth and tight. It gets rid of dry flaky dead skin and makes pimples appear smaller. Works with sensitive and dry skin. Takes time to wash off.
JorgÓbe Peel Off Mask Pros & Cons: Difficult to apply. Gives an uncomfortable tingling sensation. Irritates skin. Not suitable for sensitive skin. Does not clean pores. Leaves skin feeling sore.