I've used Freeman's Mint and Lemon mask for awhile with good results, but found it to be hard and not as effective on the dryer areas of my combination skin. I liked that this had both the kaolin and bentonite I like for unclogging pores, as well as a moisturizing agent, so picked it up to try.
This is definitely a more slippery product than the Mint and Lemon clay mask. I found it much easier to spread on my skin but also a little harder to get off of my hands after application. The scent is less "lavender and bergamot" than blueberries; it's mild and I found it very pleasant. The mask is BRIGHT aqua, which I found off-putting.
The bottle instructs that users leave this mask on the face until it is fully dried. Like other clay masks, that took about 10-15 minutes for me. While the mask was drying, it did irritate my eyes. The Mint and Lemon mask also did this, and I attributed that to the scent; however, since the scent in this mask is so mild, I think it's something in the product instead. It wasn't debilitating, but it did sting.
I took this mask off easily with a washcloth soaked in hot water. When I stepped out of the shower I was alarmed as the drier areas of my skin were quite red. I have sensitive skin that breaks out in rashes with some heavily scented or strong products, so I thought "here we go again," but I was in a rush so I just put on makeup and left. When I returned several hours later and took my makeup off, I was extremely and very pleasantly surprised to discover that the near-cystic bumpy patch of acne on my left cheek- which had been resistant to cleanser and the Mint and Lemon mask- was almost completely GONE! My skin also felt nice to the touch and the redness had completely faded. The next morning my skin still felt softer than it usually does after a clay mask.
This mask did an exceptional job of unclogging pores on the drier areas of my skin without overdrying, but it was not as impressive at clearing up the oil in my T-zone. The redness after application was concerning, but it seems no harm done. Overall, this product seems to be a good value for the price ($3.99 at Ulta) and I'd buy it again.
I'm long (8+ years) time user of Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask. There is nothing better. End of story. However, today I was in the grocery store getting a new tube of Queen Helene and saw this and decided to try it out (on days I don't feel like dealing with the thick paste that is Queen Helene's mask) in the spur of the moment. As everyone has has mentioned, the scent is light and lovely. And it is very easy to spread. The bright color struck me as odd too -more like one from the school children's painting kits. But anyhow. What prompted me to write this review quickly is this - the moment I started spreading this on my face, my eyes started stinging & watering non-stop. And before I could get used to the watering (I was hoping it would get better as the mask dries up?), my nose started watering too - like I was eating spicy food (ironically I can handle my spicy food very well). Not sure what is in this stuff that is causing this reaction in me. I just thought I'd share and hope someone will find it helpful. continued >>
i only bought the little packet/ travel size one in fear of breaking out afterwards; &still dont know b/c i just washed it off.
but from washing it off, it made my skin reaaal soft and cool.
no stinging feeling when i applied it; it was a pretty bright blue colour & it smelled sooo nice..refreshing, quite subtle..
anywho; will keep updated to see if i break out heavily (: continued >>
if you, like me, are one of those people that can't help but want to extract all of those pesky blackheads as soon as you see them, this mask is awesome. it has a good slippery texture to it, so it is really easy to spread around the face... other masks can dry really quickly and be difficult to get around the face(so product is wasted). the scent is not very significant so the fragrance in this didn't bother my really sensitive skin. the tube packaging is awesome(20 points for good hygiene!!). was less than $5 at CVS and seems like it will last for a long time...
This mask is a decent product. It contaIns some sort of massive dose of colorant/dye, which is I could do without, to be honest. Apart from that, it's a good, cheap, basic mud mask. You apply it to dry skin, wait until it dries and then rinse it away. The texture is thick but also a bit slippery. It doesn't irritate the skin. It does take a while to dry, maybe about 20-30 minutes. It is a bit difficult to rinse off, but I always remove it in the shower. It does absorb excess oil from my clogged or enlarged pores, particularly on my nose. I don't find it does much more than that... But I think that's ok for an inexpensive mud mask to use when needed.
I would suggest applying this mask to your problem areas about 10 minutes prior to everywhere else.
I bought the small, one use packet of Freeman's Dead Sea mineral mask and to be honest I was abit disappointed. I have never used a product by Freeman's before but I had heard great things...
Sadly I found that this mask dried out my skin (I do have drier skin to begin with though) and left my skin feeling rough, even after moisturizing. However it did brighten up my skin and make my skin LOOK nicer. If only it made it feel as nice as it looked. Also, it does take alittle bit more effort to cleanse off, but the bright blue really made it easy to find any spots that are still on your face!
I will probably not buy this mask again but will continue to try other Freeman products
I usually love Freeman products, I've been very happy with their products in the past. I do like this mask, it smells great and is moisturizing and leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh. However, this mask contains dye. As soon as I squeezed the mask into my hand I thought - Wow! Gorgeous color! Hmm wait a minute...what exactly makes it so bright blue? A natural ingredient? Nope. Dye. It's the last ingredient. I'm very disappointed with this product now. I don't feel comfortable putting dye on my face. In the future I will check all of the ingredients on any Freeman products BEFORE buying. I can easily find a great face mask that uses all natural ingredients.
Love this mask it's relaxing this obsorbs the oil and reduces pimples and help prevent pimples!! Your skin feels soo smooth you can kinda feel your skin feel tight feels like all the oils has been removed from the skin I use this 1-2 a week to prevent build up and pimples this mask does not leave my skin feeling dry LOVE this mask
LOVE! The color is a gorgeous blue (as others have pointed out) and the smell is fresh like the ocean (as others have pointed out)....why am I writing a review? I just wanted to chime in and say the same...it is a fresh mask that is easy to spread and is definitely something I will use over and over again.
The Queen Helene is too thick for my liking. Too hard to get out of the package. I've always felt like Freeman makes quality products at affordable prices and this helps to solidify my case. :)
I love the smell of this mask! It smells like the ocean to me and it smells so good, omg.
I love applying this on my face because it's so creamy and smooth. After washing it off, my face feels smooth and soft and I love it. :)