Charcoal Goals: Freeman Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing Mask Review

One surefire way to improve your week: try a new face mask! These past few months I’ve been trying out the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing mask. It’s a dual action exfoliating and purifying mask that retails for $4.29 on Ulta. Essentially, it’s a two-for-one deal for under $5. Sign me up!


So here are the claims for this mask via Ulta:

Polution, debris, it’s a wonder skin can breathe! This unique mask and scrub works double time to detox skin. First, naturally purifying Activated Charcoal helps absorb oil and impurities without over-drying. Then, Black Sugar helps exfoliate away dulling skin cells for softness and clarity. Perfect for all skin types.

Detox + Purify: Apparently, charcoal has absorbent properties that allows it to clean out your skin.For that reason, I’m willing to believe in the purifying effects of this mask, especially since it can be a huge boost following my sub par facial cleansing routine.

Not Over-Drying: Most of my masks that help absorb oil are pretty moisture stripping, which I’m usually fine dealing with. This definitely is more forgiving in that respect and has never left me ashy. I still follow up with a moisturizer, but that’s just my post-mask policy.

Exfoliation: I have combination skin which can be pretty irritating, since my skin gets dry patches and oil buildup at the same time. It’s all around a gross feeling, but this has definitely helped buff these skin troubles away. I also appreciate the use of the sugar as the exfoliant, because it dissolves in water. I don’t have to worry about the product staying in the environment forever, and it’s a little more gentle on the skin, because you don’t actually exfoliate with it until you’ve exposed it to warm water and softened the grain!


Extras: This is my second charcoal mask (my first was a bubble clay one), and once again it graced my face with some interesting feelings! You put it on, and it’s actually not that spreadable, so you’re never getting a thick layer on your face. Then, about 30 seconds into wear time, your face feels a little warm. It’s like you’re wrapped in a nice sugary and pleasantly scented blanket.


Ultimately, this is a great mask for under $5. It hasn’t been life changing, but it does live up to it’s claims (primarily because it doesn’t make that many). Plus, its super quick to use. You only leave it on for about 5 minutes. Slap it on your face, chill with a short YouTube video, and then exfoliate away!

Thanks for reading!

Until next time, have an awesome rest of your day and an amazing rest of your week!

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