Freeman’s Beauty: Honeydew & Chamomile Sleeping Mask

The Facial Mask Monday product is a different type of mask. This is one that is a cream, you put it on before bedtime and sleep with it on. I think I picked up this Freeman’s Honeydew & Chamomile Sleeping Mask at Walmart. They usually run about $1.37 or so.DSCF0022

I had only read other reviews about these types of masks so, when I found this one, I thought I’d give it a go. When a product says that it ‘deeply hydrates’, I feel they are talking to me…

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I was worried about getting my pillow and sheets messy. But, I figured it out by not putting it on as thick as an apply and wipe off 15 minutes later mask. That left about 4 applications from this one packet.

If you love cantaloupes, you’ll love the fragrance of this mask. I wish I had some in the refrigerator right now! It smelled just like the melon!  That, along with the chamomile set the stage for a very relaxing experience. There are lots and lots of ingredients in this mask. Wow! A lot of them are from plant and fruit oil that are recognizable…

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How well did this one work? It worked so well I wish my skin would feel like this all the time. But, that was the next morning. I had a hard time keeping myself from rubbing in the product. And, it did sting my cheeks and nose for about 7 minutes when I first put it on. Maybe the facial wipe I used caused it? I don’t know. I don’t have sensitive skin so, I can’t recommend it to those that have any sensitivity issues.

The mask is a very heavy cream. When I applied it, it became opaque, however…

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The entire time I prepped for this post, all I could think about was Mrs. Kravitz. How many of you are old enough to know her and her put-upon husband, Abner?

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What sleeping masks do you recommend?

Freeman Beauty: Anti-Stress Dead Sea Minerals Mask

Using a facial mask and kicking back for a few minutes is about as close as I can get to feeling like I’m at a spa while at home. I make the simple threat request to be left alone for a few minutes while I enjoy a moment resting and letting the facial mask do its thing. It’s a good time to do some meditating.

One particular mask I have enjoyed using has been Freeman Beauty’s Anti-Stress Dead Sea Minerals Mask…

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This Dead Sea Mineral mask doesn’t really have any anti-stress in it, though. I had to ‘add’ that ingredient myself! Nevertheless, I enjoyed using this mask and love the effects afterwards. Plus, as I have found with all Freeman Beauty products I have tried, there are good ingredients already in the product…

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When I see the following ingredients listed, I KNOW this is a mask that is going to do some serious work on my pores: Bentonite (clay), Kaolin and Algae Extract. These guys help pull out the impurities, aka blackheads and stuff, right out of the pores. This mask is going to get hard and feel tight or, like it is pulling on your skin. But, only in the nicest of ways!

There’s also a touch of lavender and forms of menthol that make this mask smell relaxing (there’s the anti-stress ingredients, for real!) and cool to the skin…

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Also a plus, Freeman Beauty doesn’t test on animals and is made in the USA…

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So, I can start off feeling a bit stressed, frazzled or irritated…

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And, after laying down on the bed for 10 to 15 minutes, letting the Anti-Stress Dead Sea Minerals mask do its work, thinking happy and peaceful thoughts…

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When I give my face a good wash and rinse, afterwards, I can easily wind down my evening knowing that my face is clean and ready to take on tomorrow.

I purchased this product from the Freeman Beauty website.

Can you believe how teal this mask is!! Which do you prefer, clay masks or the moist kind?

Freeman Beauty: Bare Foot Peppermint and Plum Foot Lotion

I took up running about four years ago when I over-strained my shoulder and had to lay off my regular workouts of weights and kickboxing. Me, a runner. I never would have guested! But, one thing that comes with running 3 to 4 times a week is calluses on the feet. Time to bring out the big guns…

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I hadn’t really paid much attention that Freeman Beauty had foot lotions until I found a bunch of these envelope packages accidentally shelved with the Freeman face masks at a Walmart.

Since I love Freeman Beauty’s wide array of facial masks, it was a no-brainer for me to pick up a few of their Bare Foot lotions. And, I was intrigued by a peppermint & plum combination…

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Also, it has tea tree oil in it that promises to soothe my tired feet…

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And, of course, it’s loaded with lots of other good for the skin ingredients too…

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I did a bit of detective work and found that Freeman Beauty Foot Lotions are merchandised at Walmart in the pharmacy area where they sell shoe inserts and other foot products. When I finish up the several packages I got of these foot lotions and, am ready to purchase a larger tube, I know where to look. Also, I am signed up with the Freeman Beauty website and get sales newsletters often for even better deals.

As far as the plum and peppermint fragrance, it wasn’t overly strong yet created a nice olfactory experience to add to my bedtime routine. I like using it as a last bit of pampering before turning in.

As a side note: My goal this year is to run 10 5K races. I have one down and my second one coming up March 22. These foot lotions are a nice way for me to give back to the hard work I’m putting my feet through.

Freeman Beauty: Facial Hydrating Paper Mask Blue Agave

This happened last night…

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No, I haven’t become a Jason from Friday the 13th groupie. I have really dry skin during this time of the year and I needed moisture PDQ.

A month ago, I purchased a bunch of Freeman single use masks. Because the skin under my eyes and on top of my cheeks feel so dry, I was looking for a moisture treatment to soothe my skin. This is the one I picked to use…

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Yes, my skin IS thirsty. The humidity is super low in the early Spring in Colorado. Last year, my first Spring here, my lips got so chapped. My hair was beyond parched. And, even my sinuses were dry and hurt. I’m doing better this year because I started my ‘stay moisturized’ regimen early and, I have vamped it up, overall, as well. However, my face still needs extra and Freeman’s Facial Hydrating Paper Mask was just the ticket.

This paper mask was so easy to use. There’s nothing to it, really. The serum on the mask is thick but not tacky and the minute I had the mask on and in place, it was immediately cooling and I could feel my skin drinking in the hydration…

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Hooray for Freeman Beauty not testing on animals!!!

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This is what the mask looks like coming out of the envelope…

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I open it up and separate the mask from the backing…

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Then it is just positioning it on and letting it sit for 10 minutes. After the time is up, I throw away the mask and massage in the serum that is left on my skin. Again, it isn’t sticky, it doesn’t smell at all and my skin felt ‘ahhhhhh’. About 2 hours later, right before bedtime, I did put on some extra moisturizer under my eyes and on my cheeks where it had felt dry and tight before using the mask. I did that just as an extra measure.

What a treat this was! If you are experiencing dry skin any time of the year, I recommend Freeman’s hydrating mask. I got this one at Walmart for around $1.50 and, it is one that I definitely will get again.

Have you tried any of Freeman Beauty’s paper masks? How do you combat seasonal dry facial skin?

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.  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.