Freeman Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask review
Today I am reviewing another product from the Freeman which is the charcoal & black sugar polishing mask. You can read the reviews of other Freeman products which I have already reviewed here, here & here.
$4.29 (≈₹ 290) for 175 mL
Ingredients & About the Product:
Read the complete ingredient list here.
When I was planning to get Freeman products to try out, I came across few good reviews on this product and thought to buy it as I can use it as a mask, scrub and it has activated charcoal which helps in pulling our impurities from the skin and black sugar that help in exfoliating. The product comes in a plastic tube packaging that feels bulky and has an attached cap that shuts properly. The mask is grayish black in color made of large sugar granules and has a smell which is not my favorite though quite bearable and do not bother me much when I use it. This polishing mask makes an excellent body scrub, it is a moist sugar based scrub with sugar particles which are not very fine. The sugar particles dissolve when mixed with water, so the scrubbing will not be very effective. The best way to use this scrub or any sugar based scrubs is to use the scrub on the moist skin is without mixing it water. This way the scrub spreads easily, the scrubbing action is effective and if the scrub has oils, then the oils moisturize the skin. The product gives a warm sensation when applied to the skin, I think it is due to the presence of activated charcoal that subsides in few seconds. This scrub leaves the skin smooth, supple, washes off easily, helps in removing ingrown body hair and does not leave any residue. The polishing mask is affordable and will come for 8-10 months if you use it once per week as a body scrub.
Now, coming to its use as a face mask and scrub, I was initially reluctant to try the scrub particles were comparatively large than the scrubs like the St.Ives blackhead clearing green tea scrub or Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic coffee bean scrub. So, I first spread it on my face as a mask left it for few minutes as mentioned in the pack, had the same warming sensation that subsided in few seconds and after few minutes, scrubbed the face gently and washed it off. The scrubbing action should be quite mild as this feels harsh on skin and might not suit people with sensitive skin. But, it leaves the skin super soft which I liked and I still use it a lot as body scrub but use it only rarely as a face mask or scrub due to its harshness though I liked the soft skin if left behind. It indeed is a good polishing mask but would have preferred to be more gentle on facial skin.
Affordable price for the quantity provided
Widely available in the USA and couple of other countries
Ingredient list looks good with many skin friendly substances
Makes an excellent body scrub due to the sugar particles that exfoliate effectively
Makes a good polishing mask cum scrub for face giving super soft skin after gentle exfoliation
Helps to reduce ingrown hair when used as body scrub
Washes off easily without leaving any residue
Doesn’t dry out the skin
Small amount is required and the big tube will last almost a year depending on the usage
Personally I am not a huge fan of the fragrance
Scrub feels harsh to be used on face often, I use it once per month
Might not suit people who have sensitive skin on face
Availability is an issue depending on the countries
Prettykooll rating for use as body scrub: 4.5/5
Prettykooll rating for use as face mask cum scrub: 3.5/5
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