Thursday, 15 September 2016

UNBOXING AND REVIEWING FREEMAN BEAUTY UK BAREFOOT & FACE MASK PRODUCTS...



This morning's delivery was a wonderful pampering box of goodies from Freeman Beauty UK. As soon as I unboxed the products, I was wowed by their photogenic packaging and delicious scents. As you can see from the above images, I got sent a mix of various face masks, and two products from their foot range. Straight away, I gave one of the face masks a try...


 

Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask
 15ml sachet £1.50, 175ml tube £5.99

Having tried various face masks previously from alternate companies, I am always interested in testing out new ones and seeing how they work on my skin. I've heard great things about this particular face mask before and I have been dying to try it out. The Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask had to be the first one for me to try! The product also comes in a full-size tube, but for now, if you're trying a product out for the first time, these sachets are ideal and will get you between 2-4 uses. I would personally put my skin as a dry-combination skin type because depending on different factors it can vary some days more than others, however, this face mask is for "all skin types" which is fantastic as none of us are restricted! If you would rather try a mask that is more specific to your skin type, then do head to their website to check out the great range they have! All of the face masks from Freeman Beauty UK are paraben free, which I was particularly pleased about as I don't like to use too many products containing the preservative. The products are not tested on animals and are microbead-free, which are also great positives!

Trying out the mask! (Before it's suggested, I am wearing a bandeau top. I am not naked.)
Before I applied this mask, I prepped my skin by ensuring its surface was clean with a quick wash and dry. I then applied the mask and left it on for 6 minutes (enough time to take a selfie). The directions note that the mask can be left on for 5-7 minutes, so I decided to just go for the route of going bang in the middle of that time. It is then instructed that you gently massage your face for 1-2 minutes, before rinsing the mask off with warm water. On the packaging, the mask reads: "This unique mask and scrub works double time to detox skin. First, naturally purifying Activated Charcoal helps absorb oil and impurities without over-drying. Then, Black Sugar helps exfoliate away dulling skin cells for softness and clarity.". After using the mask myself, I found that my skin did feel exfoliated and dry dead skin cells felt removed. My face felt a lot softer than pre-mask, however, I did not feel that there was a lot of difference in regards to it cleaning out my pores. In terms of consistency and texture, it wasn't too rough on my face but the exfoliating element (the sugar) definitely had effect on the texture of the product. I liked knowing that the sugar exfoliator was present, despite it feeling odd applying what felt like wet sugar to my face. For me, I would use the Charcoal & Black Sugar face mask again, but I would use it more in times where my skin had dryness and not as a cleansing product to clean my pores. 


Bare Foot Peppermint & Plum Foot Scrub, and Foot Balm
 15ml sachet £1.50, 175ml tube £4.25

Whilst slothing in front of Sex and the City this afternoon, I decided to take the opportunity to give my tootsies a little pampering! My Chiropodist would be so proud. I feel odd writing about feet on my blog as they're such an issue for some people, but they are a body part everyone has and these are beauty products in their own right that deserve a write-up. I'm not a fan of dry skin on the balls and heels of my feet, but I also HATE wearing socks when I'm not wearing shoes. Barefoot is how I like to be, so I expected good things from the Bare Foot products. 

To begin, I washed my feet in warm water because normally, you would use the products after a shower. I then applied the Bare Foot Peppermint & Plum Foot Scrub - it smells incredible! The tube instructs that this product can be applied by hand, with a loofah, or a pumice focusing on rough areas. I used my hands for the first application because my feet aren't overly seeking desperate attention at the moment, and the product still worked just fine. I focused on massaging the product into my heels and the pressure points of my feet as they are the areas that need the most loving! On the packaging, it reads: "Extracts of Plum and Peppermint invigorate feet while exfoliating the rough, dry patches on soles and heels. Tea Tree Oil helps soothe and relax tired feet. Use daily to revive and soften feet!". After use, my feet felt immediately less tired. It was obvious that the dryness and dead skin cells had been reduced already. 


The next step was to use the Bare Foot Peppermint & Plum Foot Balm to moisturize the skin and soothe. Like the foot scrub, with its strong plum scent, the product smelt fruity and edible. I also used my hand to massage the product into my feet which worked best for this type of product. The product claims: "This rich balm, with Shea Butter and extracts of Plum and Peppermint, relieves and moisturizes dry callused skin and cracked heels for softer feet everyday! Tea Tree Oil helps soothe for every day relief of tired feet.". As mentioned previously, I don't exactly have feet that are seeking lots of attention at the moment. I don't have cracked heels and if I did have a lot of dry skin, I would get it removed by a professional as I feel that is the best way to do deal with it. However, these products are great for prevention and keeping your feet happy on a daily basis! I don't believe that the products would completely save anyone's feet that suffered from dryness and were cracked straight away, but as a prevention tool and for good upkeeping, I think the product would be great for everyday use. By looking at the above image of the product swatches, you can see the balm (right) is of a much softer texture compared to the scrub (both as they should be!). The balm has a great consistency for massaging during application, and I did find the foot balm very soothing. Partnered together, I can already see myself using them after a day on my feet when I am aching and need to give my feet a little TLC. My feet feel evidently softer than before use, and I am very pleasantly surprised with the results. Did I mention how gorgeous they smell?! Amazing!


As a finishing note, I would like to thank freemanbeauty.co.uk for my gifts. I have loved pampering myself with them, and I am still yet to try out the other various face masks. If you loved this post and would like to know more about the other face masks that I received in this package, then please let me know if you think individual review posts of each mask after I try them out would be a good idea and something that you'd like to see on my blog!

Where can I buy Freeman Beauty UK?

TESCO stock the face mask sachets
BOOTS (new this September!) & Superdrug stock the Bare Foot products

Or of course, just give their website a visit at freemanbeauty.co.uk!



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