By Mary N. DiZazzo

"Queene Helene" -- going strong since the 1930s

Ciao bella,

There are a zillion face remedies out there. You must find the one that's right for you for whatever complexion malady you may face. One standby for over 75 years strong is Queene Helene Mint Julep Face Masque. I'm sure most of my audience has heard of it and may even use it. The Mint Julep Masque is one of those stand by products that lives up to its name and reputation.

In the 1940s my Nana and Mom's salon not only used the product on their customers but also retailed it. I remember it always around. The all time favorite green masque helps to extract purities, absorb excess oil and minimize pores. Just one time after use your skin is purified and oil free with a velvety touch complexion. It works so well on normal skin although great for oily and acne prone complexions. The best news is its quite inexpensive. I've been educating gals for years that you don't have to break the bank for good skin care.

The founder of Queene Helene, Richard Estrin, expanded his knowledge of the beauty industry by obtaining a degree in Chemistry. In New York he became a partner in Para Laboratories a cosmetics lab. This is where Mr. Estrin launched his hair and skin line of Queene Helene proudly named after his daughter when a fellow sales rep referred to his baby as "Queen Helene!"

So for soft clear skin go green today!

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

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