I don’t know about you, but in the summertime my skin goes ka-razy.
I find myself almost constantly plagued by acne and excess oil. Lucky me – being a beauty blogger I have the privilege of reviewing quite the variety of skin care products, some of which are insanely pricey. I’ll do a review on the latest and greatest soon! But when my skin’s at its most unpredictable, I find myself reaching for the tried and tested, and super affordable. That means good ol’ Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque, which retails for $3.99 online.
It calms down my frazzled face with green kaolin clay goodness, and makes a great overnight spot treatment if I have an especially hellacious zit. Plus, the minty scent and cooling clay make it an ideal summer skin savior.
I kind of can’t believe I’ve never reviewed this product before. But at the same time I can — how often do you really think about your standby beauty favorites? The products your mom used, that sit there patiently at the back of your bathroom cabinet until you realize they’re exactly the thing you’ve been needing all along? I’d also include St. Ives Apricot Scrub and Pond’s Cold Cream.
Queen Helene’s been producing the same goodness for 75 years now, but looky here! A new line of fair trade certified cocoa butter products! I’m gonna have to check em out.
What are your stand-by never fail beauty faves? Do you have any special summertime skin saviors?