Since already reviewing two Freeman products, I looked in my bathroom pantry to see I actually had a Freeman face mask I bought some time ago. This is one of the first and most popular of their face masks, a peel-off variety infused with cucumber. We’ve long seen the image of women applying cool cucumber slices to their eyes as a staple of beauty self-care, but why? Well, apparently cucumbers are chock-full of antioxidants and silica, which can reduce dark circles and puffiness. It also benefits the rest of your skin as these ingredients are said to improve your overall complexion by tightening up your pores.
As for this product, it’s quite unusual in the sense that it is similar to the experience of applying glue to your face, letting it dry, and then peeling it off. As you can see above, it’s very thick and sticky, but applies in a pretty even, thin coat. You can feel the coolness of the cucumber, but doesn’t tighten as much as you would think.
One thing I don’t like about Freeman masks is how long they can take to dry. Their directions indicate 5-15 minutes at most, but I find sections of my face still tacky and wet after some 20 minutes or more. This mask is pretty notorious for that.
The thing about this mask is that I can never actually tell if it does anything? There’s no definitive sensation to let you know it’s working, and I don’t notice much of a difference in my skin after using it. Sometimes I think just the act of peeling something off your skin kind of tricks you into thinking it must be doing something, but I’m not so sure it does. In that case, I’d only give it a 4 out of 10 (if only because, lets be honest, it’s fun to peel things)