Before I start MY review, I want to point out some bloggers who did reviews on these products. I DO NOT know them. I have never read their blogs. I merely found their reviews online. Jennifer from the blog Occasionally Jane had a reaction to the cleanser (read here), Kelly from Kell's DIY Nails blog had mixed reviews regarding these products and is going back to her original skincare system (read here), and Marlie from Marlie and Me loved all the products (read here). I thought that was a nice mix! Let's get started! I'll keep it simple. For the record, I have dry/sensitive skin.
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues) not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
Freeman Eclos am+pm Skin Prep Cleanser
Not SweetIt's a gel, that foams when water is applied. For some reason, my skin reacts horribly to gels (it's happened before). It has a distinct and significant lemon scent. I personally don't like medium to heavy scented cleansers. So if scent is a factor, this product maybe a problem for you. It removes dirt and makeup really well. For me, the problems started after I cleansed my face and then dried off. My skin felt tight. It felt dry. After a couple of days of using it, my skin felt very dry, then irritated, itchy, raised with a rash, and pimply. I stopped! I was definitely experiencing a reaction. I started this program on July 30th and stopped by August 2nd. There was no way I was going to continue for 2 weeks. I think this cleanser is too harsh for dry/sensitive skin. Jennifer from the blog Occasionally Jane (link above) has combination skin and also experienced a reaction. I DO NOT recommend this product. If you want a good inexpensive drugstore facial cleanser, let me recommend Cetaphil. My dermatologist recommended it for me a long time ago and I used it for years. I gave Cetaphil a break to try other cleansers this year. I'm still using Jurlique and SkinFood's Tea Tree Foam Cleanser (look under my BEAUTY and ASIAN columns for reviews)
Freeman Eclos am+pm Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream
Not SweetI thought this cream would help alleviate the dryness that I experienced from the cleanser but it didn't. It was creamy, but felt waxy once I applied it to my skin. After application, it felt like the cream was just laying on top of my skin like a light film. It didn't moisturize enough for me. The scent is lemon and is very pronounced. I DO NOT recommend this product.
Freeman Eclos Daily HydraPrimer SPF 30 Broad Spectrum
Not SweetI wouldn't even call this a primer! I've used Benefit's Porefessional (it's good). I've used Smashbox's Primer (if's fab). I went back into my blog archives for pictures. I only have one for Smashbox. Take a look at the pictures below! Which primer would you use? The eclos brand (bottom right picture) was chalky, didn't apply well and HELLO did NOT reduce fine lines or wrinkles. IT EMPHASIZED THEM! It's also tinted, so I don't see how it's going to work for some skin tones. I DO NOT recommend this product.
Freeman execs are probably cursing me out right now, but those were my experiences. Klout sent me a perk to receive MORE Freeman skincare products, but I turned them down because of this experience. Before this review, I did purchase some of their masks & foot care products (so I'll see how those go and report back to you guys). This was a really negative review. I hate writing these, but I know someone will appreciate it (just as I appreciated finding out I wasn't the only one who had problems with these products). Don't worry about my face/skin, its looking much better (almost back to normal) now. I went back to the Tea Tree Cleanser that had my skin looking beautiful before. Thank God I stopped when I did.
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DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product or sample because I'm a Klout influencer. I am under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company. All opinions are 100% my own.