Thursday, October 3, 2013

Freeman Star Fruit Facial Purifying Paper Mask

Hey y'all!  During a recent trip to Wal-Mart I discovered a much larger than normal section for the Freeman travel size facial masks.  I haven't tried the brand in ages & the selection in the past was just kinda "meh".  There are actually several that I want to try, but instead of going hog wild on everything I grabbed two. 

Today it's all about the Purifying Paper Mask.  I have extremely oily skin and it is somewhat sensitive.  I put it off for a few days then when I had some free time I gave it a try. 

What the website says:

"Breakouts? Irritation? Skin needs serious soothing. This serum-infused paper facial mask with Star Fruit helps calm skin stressed by flare-ups. Lavender and Niacinamide help balance oil production. Tea Tree soothes breakout-stressed skin. Witch Hazel refreshes and minimizes the appearance of pores. Lift the paper and press serum into skin to prep for moisturizer and prime for make-up. Perfect for combination to oily skin types."

1. Use after cleansing.
2. Take out and unfold mask. Apply mask on the face. Smooth the mask gently to ensure contact with skin.
3. Wear the mask for 5-10 minutes. Remove the mask by gently peeling off slowly from the edges.
4. Gently press excess serum into skin. Do not rinse off. Discard paper mask after use.

Scary huh?
So, I think I may have done this completely wrong.  I'll admit.  I did wash my face, but waited a few hours after before applying this.  I think I may have benefited more if maybe I had used steam to ensure my pores were open to absorb the product.

I pulled my hair back with a bandana headband.  I opened the package & pulled it out.  There was serum dripping off of it and all over the place.  The mask itself is somewhat sticking to a plastic-like piece of paper & it slid right off.  However, the mask was all folded up still.  I couldn't unfold before removing the paper due to the amount of serum.  Also, there was still a ton of serum left inside the packaging.

The eye holes were strange and didn't go right, but they didn't really hinder me from seeing anything either.  I put it on and smoothed it out.  Then of course I started getting 1000 questions from the kid about what I was doing.  I'm trying not to talk in case it messes up the mask itself.  5-10 minutes go by and my face is still wet.  I'm expecting the mask to be dry before peeling off so I left it on another 5-10.  Still not drying up, I went ahead and peeled it off. 

My face looked like I had applied a bunch of gel to it, so I pressed the leftover serum into my skin as directed.  I then washed my hands and went to hang out with the neighbors.  For the rest of the evening my skin felt kinda tacky.  Like the product was just sitting on top and not absorbing into the skin.  I didn't rinse at all. 

Basically, either I did something wrong by not making sure my pores were open or this was a total bust.  That being said, since they are less than $1.50($1.99 on the brand website) at Wal-Mart, I will give it another try. 

Have you had any success with Freeman skincare products?  What do you suggest for oily skin?


  1. Hahaha!! That was a funny experience you had with the mask. Tacky, dripping, serum...ewww!!!! I think I'll pass on this one.

  2. It's given me an idea for a really creepy Hallowe'en costume!

  3. I use mine while I'm soaking in the bathtub and it seems to work fairly well. Not a miracle product by any means but it's not too bad then!


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