I was actually looking for the Freeman Peel off cucumber mask which I couldn’t get hold of even after my second visit to the store. I think that mask is among the top hits right now thus disappears from isles very quickly. I love trying on clay masks mainly because I have extremely oily skin with lots of break outs specially during the summer days. Therefore, I decided on picking this one.
Oatmeal is said to be very effective for keeping oily skin healthy & nourished without making breakouts. Anyone with acne prone skin would agree that its actually very hard to find a product that would NOT cause you a breakout. The mask basically claims that it draws out excess oils and dirt, purging clogged pores and leaves skin clean and soft.
I applied this mask twice in last week. The first time I was in a rush so I applied a very thin layer & washed after few minutes. Since I couldn’t experience it properly, I applied it again two days later, this time after cleansing with my usual once a week deep cleanser & scrubbing with my usual scrub. I applied a fairly thick layer, leaving no skin showing through & left it on for about 30 minutes even though the mask dried very quickly within minutes.
Colour: The mask is in clay form, in soothing bluish green colour.
Smell: I find the smell more pleasant than a fuller’s clay mask.
How I applied: I cleansed my face with a mild cleanser I use once a week, scrubbed with my usual scrub for few minutes & then applied this mask after patting the face dry & applied in a thick layer, not letting any part of skin showing on both face & neck.I left it on for 30 minutes & washed with normal temperature water even though the direction say to wash it with warm water. The mask is extremely easy to wash off as compared to fuller’s mud clay masks. Unlike the fuller’s clay mask it doesn’t leave the skin dry but I still applied thin layer of moisturizer after washing it off.
Results: Okay here is the part why I wrote this post. I have extremely oily skin & if I put on make up at 7am, my foundation is all gone & only oil is left in the T-zone by 2pm. However, one clear difference I have noticed after using this mask ONCE, is that my T-zone doesn’t get as oily as it used to. If previously my face turned oily about 9 from 0-10, now its dropped down to 1, no bragging. The make up stays (because obviously lesser oil to dissolve the make up off) & the skin still appears fresh till 2pm which is a great achievement specially in 37 degrees Celsius.
I have also been using this mask as over night spot treatment for one spot I currently have on my face. Just by two overnight applications, the inflammation and redness is down by great extent. However it does not draw the impurities out of a zit as fast & effectively as fuller’s clay mask. It helps better with inflammation & redness.
Rating for this product:
- Price: 3 out of 5 (Rs. 390 PKR for 150mL)
- Application: 4.5 out of 5
- Packaging: 4 out of 5
- Oil Control: 5 out of 5
- Cleaning pores: 4 out of 5
Will I buy this product again: In summers when oily face & keeping the make up on face is my major problem, yes definitely.