My continuous search for quality drugstore brands led me to these huge packs of decent products that I am happy with... In fact, I've written before (here) how I've tried two products from the Freeman range and on a visit to the Isetan Food Market of KLCC, I squealed with excitement when I saw the broad choices they have on Freeman masks and priced at less than RM20, if I am not mistaken.
these, I grabbed not all at one time...
In fact, there was also a chocolate mask, which didn't quite appeal to me and after 3 separate trips in a span of months, I've accumulated the 4 masks, L-R: Facial Peel-Off Mask Cucumber; Facial Hydration Mask Goji Berry; Facial Enzyme Mask Pineapple (which I've used before) and the Facial Clay Mask Avocado & Oatmeal. I was quite attracted to their new packaging too hence why I picked them up.
The difference between the Cucumber mask and the rest of them is that this is a peel-off mask. Many of you who may have tried peel-off masks like this one may attest to the hassle of waiting for it to dry thoroughly or peeling it off would be a real chore. I've used similar masks from Eversoft in my teen years and I hated it so much when I am in a haste to wash it off my face... I mean, if you don't wait for it to dry thoroughly, you'd be left with some icky sticky gel-like substance which is even more difficult to wash off with water. So, for this to work, I must make sure I have the time for it to dry.
Notice too that I've placed the image of the ingredients first before description and instruction? Well, I think that is what attracted me to buying it in the first place... the wealth of beneficial properties in it. Aloe Barbadensis content most often would be the attention grabber. I love anything with aloe vera, though I know for a fact that a cheap product may not have that much of a percentage. Oh well, at just below RM20, I am willing to part with that amount and try it for myself.
Below was how the Cucumber peel-off mask looked like after drying thoroughly on my skin and peeled off effectively.
You may not see any whiteheads or blackheads pulled together with it, unlike many quality peel-off masks. But I must say that I am happy with the results because my skin will always look brighter immediately after using this. That, is similar to any masks that claim to rid your skin of impurities on the skin surface.
I have my usual go-to hydration mask but when I feel like scrimping on masks especially if it had been an extremely challenging week, this is something which I would use in between. In a stressful week at this age where hormones are normally to be blamed all the time, I'd slather on hydration mask every single night before bedtime so that my skin remains looking fresh and youthful. And that, would be a too expensive habit. Seeing this on the shelf, is somewhat a life support tool haha...
This one smells really pleasant, I don't have to scrimp on the amount I use on my face and though it may not give any miraculous results, it does leave my skin cool and fresh once I rinse it off. And, I do notice my pores instantly shrink because the gel-cream formulation is just so cooling on the skin.
This one I probably do not have to re-mention the review I once did, here. I love it. It's such value for money unless you have highly sensitive skin that may not tolerate well to mild peeling. Notice the Aloe Barbadensis content here too? I love AHA/enzyme masks with Aloe Vera content because it kinda assure me that hey, ya... I will scrub your topmost layer off clean but I shall not leave your skin dehydrated and sensitised. So far, this would be one of my favourite scrub masks of all time. And instead of using it 3 times a week like my review in 2010, I only use this once a week now.
This clay mask was bought on a whim. And the star-content that pulled me was Oatmeal. I love oatmeal masks because they usually calms my oily dehydrated skin and I love its smell too.
But... when I tried it, I didn't really fall in love with it, though. It really did not meet my expectations but how could I have expected so much out of a drugstore clay mask, right? I didn't really notice it purging my clogged pores but it is rich and creamy, as stated on its pack.
Have you tried any of these? Do you like any of the products by Freeman? For me, these are definitely a must have in the bathroom for alternative/maintenance. Well, at least the Pineapple and Goji Berry ones.