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Since coming off my pill I have been plagued with spots, spots and more spots. At the age of 29, it just seems cruel to still be suffering with them, but that seems to be life!
In a fit of desperation I scoured the internet for new ideas, and Freederm kept popping up. I noticed it was on offer at Boots (£2 for £7) and off I went. I got the Freederm Exfoliating Facial Wash and the Fast Track gel. These are priced between £6 and £6.89, so Boots' offer is great!
I got home and started my usual skincare routine. After Cleansing, I steamed my face for 20 minutes then used the facial wash. It has a odd smell, I can't quite place it, but it isn't a bad smell, just a little clinical. The facial wash has small beads that exfoliate the skin to remove excess oil and the wash claims to unblock pores. I massaged into my face as directed then gently washed off.
Afte patting my face dry my skin didn't feel exfoliated. I have used exfoliators before and the Freederm didnt appear to give the same fresh feeling and baby soft skin. My face felt dry if anything.
As the night wore on my face felt more and more dry and before bed I popped on my usual moisturiser. As I looked in the mirror I did notice that my pores on my nose looked more clear, so I was pleased it had a least had some effect.
When I woke the next morning my face was bright red and dry, I was horrified! I careful cleansed and toned my face and dolloped the mosituriser on. I had to put a lot of foundation on just to cover the redness for they work day. As the day wore on my skin calmed down but was still dry. When I got home I took all my makeup off and mositurised my skin again. The following day I was amazed, the redness was gone and my skin looked cleared. I hardy had any blocked pores and there was no new spots emerging.
I have since looked the freederm range on the web and it does warn not to use on sensitive skin, so the redness was my own fault, I think i went in too heavy handed! Since then I use it just twice a week as it is still drying on your skin, which is great for my oily forehead. I have been using it twice a week for a month and my skin does look better. It hasn't completely cleared my spots, but it has improved them a lot!!
What I would say is that if you do have sensitive skin be very careful! Freederm do say to do a skin test before and I would say my experience just shows the value of that. If you have got sensitive skin you can still use it like me. Just use once/twice a week not every day, and apply moisturiser before bed
Recently in a magazine, I received a free sample pack of Freederm Exfoliating Facial Wash. Like most people, I like to receive things for free, and I decided to give this a go as I do have some problems with my skin. I have been to known to have breakouts once in a while, and my skin can be a bit dry and flaky at times.
Freederm is a range of skincare products for teenagers and young adults that have acne and other skin problems of this type. I had tried many different types of face scrubs and washes for acne and spots, which I didn't get a lot of luck with, so I was dubious as to how well this work. I was also wondering if there was enough of the product in the sample pack for me to use long enough to notice if the product works.
Upon opening the sample I found that there was actually quite a lot of product, and in the end I managed to wash my face 2 times a day for 6 days with this sample pack. The face wash itself is a creamy, almost clear colour and it has small, blue particles in it, which are what exfoliates your skin when you use it. The face wash is quite thick, but is easy to lather up with water and only a small amount is needed as it spreads quite far, and there is quite a lot of exfoliating particles in a small amount, so you get a good scrub and cleanse even from a small amount.
There is not much of a scent to the product, which I think is a good thing as having a strongly scented face wash can sometimes cause my skin to break out and dry out worse than before I washed it. The face wash feels quite softening when I scrub my face with it, and it feels quite gentle to use too, which is something I very rarely find with an exfoliating product.
The face wash rinses off quite easily, and I have never found there to be any residue left on my face after use of this, so I know it won't add to my skin problems. I was not expecting quick results, if any at all, from this product, but immediatley after the first use, I found my skin to be soft, glowing and it looked very clean. My face continued to look like this through most of the day, and I was quite pleased with the results. After a couple of days, my spots looked much better, my skin was beatifully clean and soft.
I was really pleased with the results of this, and once the sample pack ran out, I went out and bought a full size pack to use. You can buy this facial wash in a few places, I got mine in Boots, but you can also buy it in Superdrug and Wilkinsons. It costs around £4 a tube, depending on where you buy it from. The tube lasts me around 3 months at a time, so it really is worth the money you pay for it.
I totally recommend this to anyone who suffers from spots and blemishes, as it really does work and it makes your skin look wonderful. I give this facial wash a 5 out of 5 stars.
*this review is also on Ciao under the username of Hailee*