This product was OK. Nothing fantastic but OK. It's inexpensive so that's a plus but I really didn't notice much of a difference in my skin.
I have pretty annoying blackheads all over my nose, the type that cannot be pulled out with pore strips and just appear as black oily spots, which interfere with bb cream like crazy. I bought this at the drugstore in the plastic pockets for $3.39 and tried it for the first time yesterday after facial steaming. Majority of the the oily pockets and blackness are GONE and I am now left with slight indentations that I can now use pore shrinking strategies with!
All in all, gets rid of tough, deep blackheads chemically, loving it so far!
It made my skin soft and smooth and gave me a nice glow. the texture of the mask feels like a gel and it smells really good. The mask doesnt really dry though like the other ones I've used
I am sooo hoping to get my hands on more of that original formula, that's what i've been using recently and has done wonders for my skin. I tried something similar by PTR not so long back. Here in subtropical-land one needs to exfoliate and keep skin fresh using AHA's etc, otherwise it clogs easily. The double-edges sword being you then have to use plenty of sunscreen to keep the exfoliated skin protected. Who says we get the best of the weather here!?
Anyhow, the product itself is all good, like most of the previous reviewers have said. I don't mind the smell or consistency, it does a great job, doesn't cost too much and really tackles those pesky little bumps i see every now and again, specially when i forget to cleanse/exfoliate! Just hope the new formula isn't as bad as the review below and if so will be on a hunt for the original!
this does not necessarily clear acne up OVERNIGHT, but makes your skin beautiful like a week in the future (idk how it does that!) so i use like 2x a week for healthy skin and no more cystic acne! yay. the only reason i only gave it 4 lippies is cuz it burns my eyes really badly while im using it. maybe its just me, but im literally crying while i have it on haha.
I am so disappointed in Freeman. This mask used to be my favorite for AHA's. It was cheap, effective, had an amazing slightly gritty texture, and smelled delicious. Now? It's far less effective (my skin doesn't feel as soft and smooth after anymore), the texture is much more watery and less gritty, and smells unlike fresh fruit and more like some herbal based chemical...thing. The only plus is that it's still cheap (although since you're paying for an inferior product, the overall cost should be considered to have risen as well).
This was the original ingredients list: Water, bromalin, papain, ananas sativus (pineapple fruit) extract, glycolic acid, lactic acid, camomilla recutita (chamomile) extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, butylene glycol, glycerin, cocamidopropyl betaine, sorbitol, pvp/dimethlaminethylmethacrylate, co-polymer, polyethylene, ppg-5-cethet-20, carbomer, potassium hydroxide, hydroxethylcellulose, dmdm hydantoin, ethylparaben, methylparaben,, fragrance (parfum)
Here's the new ingredients list: Water, polyethylene, glycerin, ppg-5-cetheth-20, carbomer, vinyl vaprolactim/pvp/dimethylaminoethyl, methacrylate copolymer, hydroxethylcellulose, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, propylene glycol, sorbitol, cocamidpropyl betaine, glycolic acid, lactic acid, panthenol, ananas sativus (pineapple fruit) extract, carica papaya fruit extract (papaya), cocos nucifera extract (coconut), macrocystis pyrifera extract (sea kelp), mangfera indica fruit extract (mango), citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, citrus noblis (mandarin orange) peel oil, lavandula angusifolia (lavender) oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, melaleuca alternfolia leaf oil (tea tree), phospholipids, tocopheryl acetate (vit. e), ascorbyl palmitate, retinyl palmitate (vit. a), triethanolamine, methylparaben, propylparaben, dmdm hydantoin, fragrance (parfum), yellow 5 (CI 19140), yellow 6 (CI 15986), green 5 (CI 61570)
Note how the original first 6 ingredients (after water) were all derived from plants or had acid to help exfoliate? (Bromelain is derived from the stem of pineapples). And how the first 7 ingredients (after water) in the new list are basically fillers? Never mind that the new ingredients list tries to tempt you with a wide array of fruit derived extracts further down, we all know that the main ingredients are those found at the top. The extracts and oils below are just for show. Probably found in quantities so small as to have little to no effect on the skin overall.
I guess if the new mask works for you, keep on purchasing. Personally, I notice a huge difference and won't buy again.
I would have bought the old version of this product. however, im assuming due to materials expenses, the quality of the product has gone down significantly. I've attached a photo of the INGREDIENTS LIST of the old pineapple mask (left) and the new one (right) and I would like someone to complain to freeman because the old version had better quality ingredients and real pineapple extracts listed in the top 3rd of ingredients. Instead of putting great quality ingredients (old version) into your skin, you are now putting harsh chemicals (new version). WOW.
I have tried many different Freeman facial products (scrubs, clay masks, peel-off masks) and this pineapple mask is my absolute favorite. It makes my skin more radiant and younger looking like it promises. I also love the microbeads in it, they help me exfoliate my skin more efficiently when I feel I need it. I will most definitely buy again!
- makes skin more radient
- exfoliates more gently than a regular scrub
- cheap price
- doesn't dry skin
- moisturizes lightly
- evens skin tone
- feels nice on skin
When I was looking for another Freeman mask, this one caught my eye. I figured I would try it and since Freeman products are usually really good, I didn't hesitate to buy.
Well, this mask irritated my skin and left a weird rough texture on my skin. I followed directions as stated on the package but I found that leaving this on my dry, fairly sensitive skin was too much! I'm not sure if it's the AHAs or what but my skin is not a big fan of this product.
Since the consistency is gel-like and rather thin, I decided to try it as a scrub and then rinse immediately which worked pretty well for me. I don't like to try products once and then toss them even if they cost me less than $5 so, I'm glad I didn't give up on this product totally.
If you purchase this Pineapple Enzyme mask and find that it's a tad too strong for your skin, try it as a scrub!
This is my first mask from freeman. I love the feeling when i put this on my face eventhough it just lasts for a minute. What does this do is just moisturize my skin. I have oily skin, though. but overall its not a bad product. would like to try the clay mask that fits oily skin.