Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Trialling some skincare products from Freedom Makeup

Freedom Makeup, the sister brand of Makeup Revolution, has recently launched lots of new products (check my review of their contour kit) including some skincare. When I was kindly sent a few samples I was excited to try them but also a bit apprehensive because very affordable skincare products don't seem to work well for my 36 years old skin. But I was pleasantly surprised, so after trialling these products for over 3 weeks I'm ready to share with you my thoughts on them.

Freedom Makeup Glycolic Glow Tonic

Let's start with the one which I like the least, it's the Pro Studio Eye Makeup Remover, 30ml, £5, suitable for sensitive eyes, it claims to remove even waterproof eye makeup with an ease without irritating the eye area. As I never wear waterproof mascara I can't comment how effective it is at removing it but I can confirm that it does remove even heavy makeup quite easily and it doesn't irritate my eyes in any way. The Eye Makeup Remover comes in a plastic bottle with a pump which makes it look quite high end and considering it's only 30ml it isn't actually a good value for money. It's a cross between cleansing milk and gel and while it doesn't leave any greasy residue I'm not a fan of this kind of formula. I much prefer my Garnier Micellar Water which not only is a better value for money but also removes all my makeup as easy as this Freedom Makeup offering. I'm not saying that the Pro Studio Eye Makeup Remover is bad, because it's actually good, it's just not my favourite.
Freedom Makeup Glycolic Glow Tonic
Pro Studio Moisture Cream, 50ml, £7 - this was one of these products that I was almost scared to use in case it would mess up with my skin but I was pleasantly surprised. It has a very lightweight formula which sinks in to the skin almost immediately leaving it super soft and supple. It contains olive derived Squalane and Shea Butter to firm, protect, rejuvenate and nourish. It has a nice, comforting, delicate scent. My skin is combination/oily but during colder months gets dehydrated so finding the right day cream that will deeply hydrate my skin without overloading it it's quite a challenge. Some creams are not hydrating, nourishing enough and my skin feels tight and uncomfortable, others are too heavy for day time leaving my skin greasy. The Freedom Makeup Moisture Cream is the perfect 'in between' and I've been enjoying using it every morning since I got it. It didn't break me out and it's the perfect base under the makeup. I am using my more expensive and fancier skincare in the evening routine but this lightweight yet nourishing cream is all I need for the day time.
Freedom Makeup Glycolic Glow Tonic

Lastly let me tell you about the product that seems to be the most intriguing from the bunch, the Pro Studio Glycolic Glow Tonic, 200ml, £6 which seems to be very much inspired by the cult Glow Tonic by Pixi. I've not tried the Pixi offering so unfortunately can't tell you if these two work the same way on my skin but comparing the ingredients they are definitely similar. The Freedom Makeup Glycolic Glow Tonic is enriched with Glycolic Acid, Ginseng and Aloe Vera, to help to remove dead skin cells in order to reveal smoother, softer and more radiant skin. The toner has a nice scent, similar to the Moisture Cream, it leaves my skin feeling clean, soft and hydrated. By the time I started using this toner I finished my super heroes products with Glycolic Acid so in my skincare routine I relied only on this to gently exfoliate my skin on daily basis (I do use 2-3 times a week a deep exfoliating products though) and I have to say that it helped to smooth out any bumps I had on my forehead and it's helping to keep my skin in a good condition. While I haven't tried the Pixi Glow Tonic I did try the Mario Badescu Glycolic Toner and La Roche-Posay Exfoliating Toner before and I like the Freedom Makeup one the best. If you always wanted to try the original Glow Tonic but can't justify the price I highly recommend giving the Freedom Makeup Glycolic Glow Tonic a go instead.
Have you tried any of the new skincare products from Freedom Makeup? Which product are you tempted to buy?
Disclaimer: these products were sent to me for a review, all opinions are my own.
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1 comment

  1. Awesome review Dagmara. I am currently using Nip+Fab Extreme Night Glycolic pads but once I'm done, I think I give Glow Tonic a go :) I was scared to order anything based on reviews I'very read so far, people complaining on bad skin after using new products etc but I think, as with anything Glycolic based, it's just a sign of drawing out impurities. I wouldn't fully remove my current moisturising toner from my regime but add this as a step afterwards and before serum, just as I use my pads now :) great review. I will definitely pass on a cream as I require something 'heavier' moisture wise and you are absolutely right about value for money on the eye makeup remover. I will stick to my duo phased Garnier or Nivea :)


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