Freeman Skin Care: Dead Sea Minerals Mask and Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask

As part of a regular skin care ritual, you should do a deep cleaning mask and scrubs. It really depends on what type of skin you have as to how often you do a mask and use scrubs, though. There are plenty of how-tos in beauty blog land, so that’s a good place to start and then tweek it as you see fit for your skin.

My skin has become drier over the past 5 years but it has become very dry since moving from humid Florida to arid Colorado. So, the skin care routine I had just 2 years ago isn’t moisturizing enough for my skin. Also, I find that I need to use a scrub more often to keep my pores clean and my skin from being flakey. Masks are done less often but, I follow up with lots of moisturizing because they will dry my skin out too much.

Here are a couple of new products I have added to my twice a month mask and twice a week scrub routine…

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Both products are made by Freeman, which make lots of different skin care masks, scrubs, foot scrubs, foot lotions and more. I got these two at Albertsons grocery but they are sold at Walgreens, CVS, Big Lots, and many other mass, grocery and drug stores.

If you don’t know it, your skin is your largest organ. It protects your insides, regulates your temperature, is waterproof so we don’t get too soggy or too dry and, is a protective barrier against harmful pathogens. Β Your skin tries to be self-managing but, it doesn’t always do a good enough job. Putting on makeup, our hormones and the aging process can put skin into a tailspin. Thus, the creation of an entire giant industry of taking care of this organ called our skin.

Most facial masks are drying. They are meant to soak up the excess oil and whisk away the environmental toxins that your skin protects your insides from. If you are like me, I still want to remove the old oil and dirt from my face but, have to keep it all in balance with moisturizers because my skin doesn’t make enough.

Freeman’s ‘Anti-Stress Dead Sea Minerals Mask’ works at absorbing oils and removing grime from my face …

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As we get older, most of us find that our pores get larger. Since they are larger, we should be more conscious of cleaning those crevices out! Dead Sea minerals are very good at sucking up the excess oil and grabbing ahold of toxins so we can wash them away. At the same time, the Dead Sea minerals can soothe and nourish the skin…

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This mask is thick and it works hard! I just smear some on my face and neck, wait about 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it away. This mask is a very pretty color…

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After washing off the mask, I put on my night time moisturizer and enjoy soft, silky skin. As I mentioned, I do a mask such as this only twice a month. Anything more than that and I end up way too dry.

But with scrubs, I will use them about twice a week. Anything more and I will aggravate my face and end up with contact dermatitis which hurts! Freeman has a scrub that is a mask as well…

 

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The ‘Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing Mask’ doesn’t dry up hard like the Dead Sea Minerals mask does. The Polishing Mask stays soft. Per the instructions, you leave it on your face for 7 minutes and then gently scrub to remove dirt and dead skin cells…

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This scrub has a more moisturizing feel to it but it is not short on making my skin feel smooth as silk. Nevertheless, I still follow up with a moisturizer after a scrub.

My preference is to do masks at night after I wash my face. My night time moisturizer is much heavier than my daytime one so, it feels better for my skin to do the mask at that time. Plus, I’m not rushing around like I do in the morning, getting ready for work; I can enjoy the process. With most scrubs, however, I do them in the morning when I am in the shower. With Freeman’s ‘Charcoal and Black Sugar Scrub’, I slather it one right before I brush my teeth, then when I’m done, I run the shower and by the time I get in, the 7 minutes have passed and I can scrub away on my face. Oh, and I use my skin care products all the way down my neck too. If you do this, you will THANK me when you get into your late 40’s and into the 50’s!!!!

Albertson’s had these on sale 2 for $7. That’s what prompted me to give them a try. Neither one of them have a remarkable scent. They both work exactly as stated on their tubes. The Vanity recommends these both for our beautiful skin care needs and, the price is right!

Have you tried any Freeman products before? I know I have a couple of beauty blogger friends that love Freeman products.

  • Rebecca Russell

    I love Freeman products! I love using masks but I don’t do them as often as I’d like. I would really love to try this scrub though; I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for it.

    • Of the two, I do like the Black Sugar scrub the best. I also use it on my rough elbows. πŸ™‚

  • I love the chocolate strawberry one! haha I’m awful – I don’t pay attention to what the masque does…. I just like the scent haha!

    • It’s perfectly fine to enjoy the olfactory part of makeup!! πŸ™‚

  • Nidia Doherty

    The black sugar scrub looks pretty cool! I think I would like both of these products. I love dead sea minerals, too. Great find!

    • They really are good products.

  • I want a blue mask! My kids will think I’m a smurf and I’ll be instantly popular in this house wooooo!

    • And finish off beautiful as well!

  • I love freeman masks! They’re great!

    • Nice to know that I’m not the only one. πŸ™‚

  • Noelle

    Freeman masks are amazing!

  • Anastasia

    I tried that charcoal mask and it made my skin feel so sticky and gross. I think it’s the only Freeman mask that I didn’t like, because all other ones are fabulous πŸ™‚

    • Oh, rats! Sticky and gross does NOT work!

  • I have a sample of the charcoal & black sugar scrub that I’ve been meaning to use!

  • I have both of these and LOVE them! πŸ™‚ I was lucky to be able to try them all and Freeman really amazes me because they are so affordable.

    • That’s true. Their affordability sinches the deal!

  • WOW, that scrub looks funky!!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I like Freeman masks! I have the cucumber and lemon. Now you’ve convinced me to try mineral and charcoal!

    • I think you’ll like it! And, I will have to try the cucumber and lemon.

  • Pammy Blogs Beauty

    I love Freeman’s masks but funny enough I have not tried either of these. I must check these out! πŸ™‚ Their strawberry mask is one of my faves! πŸ™‚

    • I think they may have been new ones. At least, they are new to me.

  • MyNewestAddiction

    I love the charcoal+sugar scrub! My new fav Freeman scrub actually!

  • Jessica InTruBeauty

    I’ve loved all the freeman masks I’ve tried before, but I haven’t tried either of these. The charcoal one looks intriguing.

    • Both my husband and I are enjoying using it. It has the ‘current favorite’ location right now.

  • I want to try both of those, but especially the blue one.

  • Betzy Carmona

    Freeman has some of my favorite mask πŸ™‚

  • Justina

    I love Freeman’s masks.

    • Freeman’s knows their stuff!

  • myCosmeticBag

    i’ve never tried this brand but now i’m definitely curious

    • I recommend it and, it is so affordable.

  • Wow – great deal! I have samples of these masks at home and need to start using them!

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    I haven’t tried these but they definitely look worth it. Anything with Dead Sea minerals is usually pretty awesome.

  • Those both are amazing masks. I’m using the sugar scrub one right now! πŸ˜€