Skin Type- Combination to Oily.
Sensitive Skin: No
Summers are already here and cooling masks are something I look forward to during this time of the year. Well, it is more or less always summer in Chennai but I love the cooling masks and hence got this from Freeman. Read on to know more about Banana-Oat Instant Smoothing Mask.
Price – Rs 650/-
Smells delish, feels amazing! Super-smoothing mask exfoliates, calms and nourishes for a more radiant complexion in an instant.
Whip up a little skin nourishment with our sensational facial smoothie! Deliciously-fragrant Banana-Oat blend smacks of softening ingredients for gorgeous skin. Highly active Alpha Hydroxy Acids rapidly exfoliate dull skin cells and reveal a softer, smoother, more radiant complexion. Antioxidant-rich Bananas nourish freshly exfoliated skin with minerals and antioxidants to keep bumpy skin issues away. Soothing Oat works double-time to nourish and keep skin calm, cool and collected. Perfect for all skin types.
My Experience with Freeman Banana-Oat Instant Smoothing Mask:
As you can see the mask comes in a bright yellow tube with a flip top cap. The quantity for the price is good enough. There is a lot of information about the product at the back of the tube. I find the packaging really fun and it screams summer.
The texture of the mask is unlike most masks that we come across. It is like translucent gel that spreads easily on the skin. A little goes a long way, so the tube is going to last me for a very long time. There a comfortable cooling sensation to the face for the first 2-3 minutes. But after that, it starts warming up like the self warming masks. I could sense the light tingling as the mask was drying up on my face but I wanted to keep it for 7 minutes as suggested.
On washing off the mask my face was showing some redness mostly near the inner cheeks and forehead. But it settled after a while and I could really see the glow on my face. The great thing about the mask is, the glow stayed on my face for almost 3 days which is huge! But the product in general is impractical in my opinion. It is not possible to avoid going out in the sun for a week. Also the redness might be a concern for people with sensitive skin as they are more prone to bumps or itchiness as a side effect.
Overall I like the effectiveness of the product but not the formulation. So I am in two minds about the product as I like easy to use products that do not come with lots of terms and conditions. I am going to use it up but will definitely not pick up again. This had a good potential of being my HG mask but sadly the warnings are little too much for me.
Pros of Freeman Banana-Oat Instant Smoothing Mask:
• Nice packaging.
• No parabens.
• Spreads easily.
• Cooling sensation.
• Effectively smoothens out skin.
Cons of Freeman Banana-Oat Instant Smoothing Mask:
• Sensitivity felt after few minutes.
• Noticed some redness.
• You should avoid going out in the sun for a week (like really??).
IMBB Rating – 2.5/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Freeman Banana-Oat Instant Smoothing Mask?
Repurchase – I really like the effectiveness of the mask but this is not a practical product in my opinion; so I won’t be buying it again.
Recommend – if you stay at home all day through the week, it is a nice effective mask but again not a very user-friendly formula in my opinion. You are the judge here, so think twice and then go ahead.
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