Masking has become more of a rejuvenation process weekly versus a skin repair session and I am most definitely not complaining. But I am complaining about this odd skin phase and I would rather not get into it but it is definitely limiting my chance of being the best that I can be.

Stumbling across this brand in Dischem, I was amazed at how much there was in the range. My husband who struggles with acne and extremely oily skin suggested we try it out. For R99,90 – I was impressed with their 175ml bottle. The brand is cruelty-free, paraben-free and affordable. It’s an all-around, feel-good range.

The Polishing charcoal + black sugar gel mask + scrub is an absolute delight to use. Claiming to instantly detoxify pores and exfoliates to smooth out skin, I can happily say that my skin did feel lighter after use. Absorbing excess oil, while tightening pores. My dry patches remained, but this was an exfoliating mask so it is understandable. I have introduced this into my weekly regimen, twice a week in fact. And I do know that masking too much, dries out skin but this in conjunction with my The Body Shop Tea Tree Mask regularly seems to have calmed down my recent bout of flare-ups.

Apply for 15 to 20 minutes and enjoy the tingling sensation of the activated charcoal, the sugar is just an added bonus that is gentle but a pore-cleansing fanatic. But the true result lied in my husband’s verdict:

“Exfoliates well, takes off dead skin and reduced my oiliness.  The convenience of applying the mask was impressive with the no-fuss application and no excess residue left after washing the mask off.”

Overall, happy with our purchase and it’s been a month of use and we still are nowhere close to finishing off the tube. We are definitely excited to try the other products in the Freeman Beauty range. Have you tried any products from the range? Let me know. But for now, sipping on my chai and enjoying the mini-spa vibe with my charcoal mask on.