In case you were wondering, teenage Kim was the worst. She turned her nose up at everything her mom bought because it wasn’t the “right brand”. Jokes on you, angsty Kim, Mom was on to something. The older I get, the wiser more financial responsibilities I take on, which makes me cautious of where I spend all my hard earned cash. I’m still not convinced that face masks are a necessity, but the beauty industry has ingrained it into society’s brain that we need one more step to our skincare routine. While I’m all for investing in skincare (you’re stuck wearing it for the rest of your life), I’m always down to save money on something I literally wash down the drain. If you’re looking for a drugstore face mask that’ll give you clear pores and buttery smooth skin, girl, do I have a treat for you.
Why Freeman’s Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing mask is the best drugstore face mask.
Let me break it down for you, step by step.
You can buy it for less than $5 at almost any drugstore in America.
Face masks are ridiculously expensive, that’s why a lot of people look for drugstore options. You can find this guy at Ulta, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, and even Amazon. A lot of places also sell a sample size (2-3 wears) for less than $2, in case you’re on the hunt for your favorite Freeman mask.
Great for dry skin.
This may not be moisturizing, but it’s perfect for dry winter skin. You know the kind that likes to flake and make your makeup look caked on even if you’re using a BB cream? Yeah. The charcoal clears the impurities out of your pores and the sugar exfoliates like no other. It’s gentle enough to use every few days and leaves me with the smoothest foundation for my makeup. You might even break out because you won’t be able to stop touching your face. It’s that good.
It takes less than 10 minutes to transform your skin.
My medicine cabinet has almost a dozen different face masks because your girl likes variety. I have sheet masks for the days I know I can lay in bed until it’s time to take it off. I also have a handful of clay masks that take 30+ minutes to dry, which is perfect when I want to do chores or write a post. But sometimes you don’t have the luxury of time but your skin needs some desperate attention. This charcoal sugar scrub takes seconds to apply and you only need to wear it for 5-7 minutes. A lot of times I put it on right before I hop into the shower. The timing is right and helps fix my only complaint about this product – it makes the baby hairs around your face feel gross, so I always wash my hair after using. The first ingredient is sugar, so it makes sense.
A tube will last you a loooooong time.
When I buy clothes, I calculate the cost per wear. Now I do the same thing for beauty products. There are some expensive masks out there that cost $50+ dollars for a tiny tub. Sure, you might only use a pea size, but that’s still insane. I usually use about a quarter to half dollar dollop of this mask, and that’s usually enough to do the job. You get 6 oz. in a standard tube, which might not sound like a lot but the packaging is bigger than your head.
It hops onto the charcoal beauty trend.
If you’ve used the internet in the past few months, you know that charcoal is everywhere. First it was in our artwork, next in beauty products, and now it’s even finding its way onto our plates. I’m not sure why anyone would eat charcoal ice cream…they use charcoal in the emergency room to make people vomit. Not something I want to do with my dessert. But one thing is for sure, it does help your body purge impurities. Benefits of activated charcoal include:
- Absorbs toxins and heavy metals (aka unclogs your pores)
- Reduces inflammation
- Eliminates oily skin
This mask is rated 4+ stars out of hundreds of reviews on the top beauty websites.
Freeman’s Charcoal & Black Sugar mask might not have a cult following like a few other masks out there, but it’s a tried and true product by the beauty community. On every website I searched while writing this post, I saw nothing but rave reviews. No matter your skin type, give this guy a shot. If you don’t like it, you’re only out $5. Or you can be creative and use it as an exfoliating scrub for your body. Been there, done that. 10/10 recommend.
P.S. Shout out to my mom for introducing me to Freeman’s products 10 years ago. I could have saved myself from some embarrassing breakouts if I just listened to her.
Note: This post is not sponsored in any way, shape or form. I genuinely love this face mask and think people should know that they don’t have to splurge for beautiful skin. The drugstore has been stepping up its game, so you should try it out.
- Are face masks part of your beauty routine?
- What your favorite drugstore face mask?
- Have you ever tried Freeman’s products? What do you think?