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Freeman Apple Cider Vinegar Mask Review

This product doubles as a face mask and a scrub, but I like to use it as a mask.

When I was at Ricky’s the other day, a store associate happened to be passing by while I was studying the ingredients label of the Freeman mask. She said, “Not gonna lie—that mask is awesome.” Something about the way she said it made me believe her (or maybe I just wanted to buy something). Anyway, I ended up purchasing it and using it that very night. Yes, I’m heavily swayed by in-person recommendations from strangers (at least when they appear to be genuine). Today,…

Aztec Clay Face Mask Review: A quick detox for oily skin, on the cheap

This jar of 100% bentonite clay can be mixed with water or apple cider vinegar to combat acne.

A few years ago, I bought a tub of Aztec Clay, because I heard it was great for fighting acne. Every now and then, when I feel like going into detox mode, I pull it off the shelf and mix up a clay mask for myself. If you look at the jar, you’ll see that the marketing copy is reminiscent of Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap—it’s unapologetically wordy and boastful about itself. The long name for this product is: Aztec Secret: Indian Healing Clay. If you have acne, you’ve…

Freeman Face Mask Review: Treat yo'self without going broke

These 10-minute face masks provide a relaxing at-home spa experience (without the accompanying $$$ price tag).

Like Trader Joe’s specialty snacks, face masks are inexpensive little purchases that can quickly add up and leave your wallet empty and sad. But there’s just something so luxurious about applying a mask to your face and then rinsing (or peeling) it off. Your skin feels so refreshed after it’s over. I recently discovered Freeman Beauty, a company that creates various types of face masks that are designed to address various skin-related woes. Today, I’m reviewing two masks…