Review: Freeman Beauty Charcoal & Black Sugar Mask And Facial Polishing Mask

Review: Freeman Beauty Charcoal & Black Sugar Mask And Facial Polishing Mask

Freeman Beauty was founded in 1976 in Los Angeles with a vision to create a line of fun, nature inspired products and has become an expert in facial masks and dry shampoo. But in 1979, Freeman Feeling Beautiful facial masks were launched and I’m obsessed!

Two of my favorites from this line are the Charcoal & Black Sugar Mask (a mud mask retailing at $4.29) and Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask (a gel mask and scrub retailing for $4.29). They work perfectly on my sensitive, combination, and acne prone skin.

Using these two products are like being in a spa in my own home. But the best part is, it’s affordable! As seen in the opening paragraph, both of these retail for just $4.29 at Ulta. Not to mention that there are sometimes sales on these products, where you can buy 1 and get 1 for 50% off.

How I use them:

So I’m sure everyone has their favorite time and way to use any mask. But this is how I use these two specifically. Before getting into the shower, I cleanse my face and then put the Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask on my face in order to exfoliate my skin. This mask says to leave it on for about 5-7 minutes, so I go into the shower with this on my face because by the time I’m done, it’s time to wash this mask off. I love taking this off in the shower because the steam from a hot shower makes the black sugar a little less intense and more comfortable to scrub off.

After getting out of the shower, I like to steam my face by heating up water in a bowl to open my pores. You can technically skip this step if you feel your shower did a good job at this, but sometimes I feel like the water in the shower can sometimes not be hot enough to open my pores enough.

Once I steam my face, I use the Charcoal & Black Sugar Mask directly after and leave it on for about 20 minutes. The instructions recommend about 7-10 minutes though. After washing this off my face feels extremely smooth and clean. And seriously, who doesn’t love a clean and smooth face?!

The only thing you might have to be careful with is the black that falls into the sink as you’re cleaning off your face. But this comes off simply by washing it off with a wet paper towel, or whatever else you use to clean off a surface. Just keep note it will make whatever it is you clean it with black.

I like to use these every other day, or everyday, since I love these masks so much. The best part about these masks are that the affordable price of them are what makes using it often possible.

Cruelty Free:

The best part about Freeman Beauty is that all of their products are cruelty free!

“We are committed to ensuring our products are cruelty free and not tested on animals. We use nature-inspired, efficacious and good-for-you ingredients. Our formulas are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and mineral oil.” – Freeman Beauty


Next up on my list to try is the Freeman Cleansing Charcoal & Probiotics Clay Mask that retails for $8.99 at Sally Beauty. Since it’s clay based rather than mud, I feel like this mask might give me that extra cleanse that I’m looking for in order to clear any blackheads from my face. But I’ll have to try it out and see! (Seen below.)

Please note that I am not a skincare or beauty professional. This is just my opinion and how I use these products.

Header photo by Melanie Gomez

Have you tried any of these products or another Freeman Beauty product? Would you like us to try something else from their line? Let us know your thoughts on our Twitter!

Written by Melanie Gomez

Hey! My name is Melanie Gomez and you can find any cruelty-free beauty and/or makeup related articles written by me here on Fuzzable. You will also find articles about vegetarian/vegan food that I enjoy! Let's hang out on Twitter: @melaniexgomez or Instagram: @MelanieGomezPhotography.

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