Friday, July 9, 2010

Reviews: Freeman Chocolate & Strawberry Detoxifying Mask and Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask

I want to finish my reviews on Freeman mask packs and do a lil comparison between the three that I've bought.
First off is the chocolate and strawberry one.
Ingredients: water ( aqua), kaolin, bentonite, titanium tioxide, propylene glycol, magnesium aluminum silicate, theobroma cacao (cocoa) extract, fragaria vesca (strawberry) fruit Extract, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, tocopherol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, montmorillonite, disodium EDTA, sodium polyacrylate, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, fragrance (parfum), yellow 5, red 4, red 33, blue 4, iron oxides/dimethicone copolyol
Experience: I was initially not expecting much from the mask. Beauty products that center around food themes always tend to be more about the food gimmick than the actual effectiveness of the product. But the ingredients looked good to me. They actually use real strawberries and chocolate! I'm always disappointed if the advertised bit is not actually in the composition, like when something is called "green tea" and then it's nowhere to be found in the ingredients, but it's just green tea scented. Happily, Freeman doesn't do that.
It also smelled diviine, like chocolate mousse with a hint of strawberries. The mask dried quickly with no irritation. My face was moisturized and the excess oil on my face absorbed by the clays in the mask. I had no major breakouts at the time, so I'm not sure what it might do for acne.
It's a wonderful mask, but I like the Dead Sea Minerals one better.
Cost Effectiveness: All Freeman mask packs cost $1.99. That's cheap for a once-in-a-while treat, but if you want to use this as regular mask, it's a bit much. A pro that DSM doesn't have is that this mask is available in tube form (6 oz.), which gets you more for your money.
Availability: the mask pack type can be found at Rite-Aid, and the tube form on the Freeman site.

I am also reviewing the avocado and oatmeal one.
They use and photoshop the same picture for all the mask packs, lol.
Ingredients: water (aqua), kaolin, bentonite, titanium dioxide, propylene glycol, magnesium aluminum silcate, colloidal oatmeal, tocopherol, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, montmorillonite, disodium EDTA, sodium polyacrylate, diazoidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, fragrance (parfum), yellow 5.
Ingredient ♥ Ingredient :(
Experience: It has the same clay texture as the previous two Freeman clay masks. The mask is a light green color with a lotion-y scent. I found it to be gentle, though for some reason, my eyes watered when I first put on the mask. The irritating feeling soon disappeared but I am not sure why that happened, if it was because of the fragrance or something else. I found it to be moisturizing but the effects weren't as good as it was with the other two masks. However, this is a good choice, if you're just interested in something that moisturizes.
Cost-effectiveness: same as Chocolate & Strawberry, see above.
Availability: The pack form is only available at Rite-Aid, though Freeman online, Rite-Aid, CVS, and other drugstores carry the tube form.


  1. Dead Sea Minerals seemed most effective at getting rid of and reducing whiteheads. My skin had the best reaction to it.
  2. Chocolate & Strawberry
  3. Avocado & Oatmeal
  1. Chocolate & Strawberry and Avocado are tied for first, as they both have a tube version.

  2. Dead Sea Minerals
  1. Avocado & Oatmeal wins, since it's available at multiple drugstores. It's nice to be able to break the monopoly of Rite-Aid in Freeman products. :)
  2. Dead Sea Minerals and Chocolate & Strawberry tie, as it's only available at Rite-Aid or online.
Best Overall: Chocolate & Strawberry


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