The Beauty ReviewJust In: A Freeman Beauty Infusion Charcoal Mask by Alyson July 26, 2017Instantly boost purity, restore balance and clean pores. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Freeman Beauty. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve had a lifelong affair with masks to help my problematic skin and one of the first masks that I reached for in my adolescent years was Freeman Beauty. It was affordable, effective, easily accessible at the drugstore, and a staple when I had at-home spa dates with my friends. Who remembers those peel off masks? Fast forward over 15 years later and I’m reminded just how good these drugstore masks are. The Beauty Infusion Cleansing Clay Mask Charcoal & Probiotics landed on my desk last week and I had to try it immediately in an effort to fight my battle with hormonal acne (keep reading for my thoughts below). If you haven’t tried Freeman Beauty Infusion yet, their masks are serum-infused to give your skin an extra boost of goodness while you have your mask on. The brand doesn’t test on animals and does NOT contain any parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or mineral oil. Also for sensitive skin types, the products are dermatologist tested as well. BENEFITS Deep cleanses your skin. Charcoal gently draws out oils & toxins without being over-drying. Probiotics help to clear complexion. HOW TO USE Apply to face & neck, avoiding contact with eyes. Leave on skin for least 10 minutes or until dry. Rinse well with warm water. Use 2x a week or as often as needed. PRICE 7.99 for 4 fl oz. BUY AT Buy at ULTA Buy on Amazon THOUGHTS The first thing I noticed about this mask was the texture. It’s silky smooth, so easy to apply, and it really reminds me of some department store products that are at least 3x more expensive. After comparing the Freeman Beauty Infusion mask to the others, I’d say it’s just as good, if not better. Like other clay masks, you can feel it tighten up as the mask dries. It’s quite fun to see the mask in action – as it dries, you can see the mask pulling out toxins and oil out of your pores. I left the mask on for at least 15 minutes so I really got to see the oil from my pores seeping through the mask. There’s something really satisfying about seeing your skin getting deeply cleansed from the charcoal and I did notice that my current pimples felt slightly drier after. After rinsing it off, I was left with brighter and smoother skin. For my skin type, I didn’t experience any irritation – no itchiness or burning. GOOD FOR Budget shoppers – it’s a great drugstore alternative to department store clay masks. The ingredient conscious – does NOT contain any parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or mineral oil and is dermatologist tested. Animal lovers – Freeman Beauty doesn’t test on animals. Learn more about Freeman Beauty here.