Freeman Cosmetics is a family company with a long history in the beauty industry. The company is a joint collaboration of Larry Freeman and his children, Mark and Jill. Larry Freeman’s great uncle began the venture in 1915 with the Standard Beauty Supply Company that distributed beauty products to salons across the Eastern U.S. His brother, Larry’s father, moved to Los Angeles to start a beauty supply brokerage on the West coast.
Larry started his career with Clairol and later joined his father. In 1976, Freeman Cosmetics was born as the first mass merchandise line to incorporate amino acids and proteins. In 1979 he started incorporating ingredients such as avocado, cucumber, orange, papaya, apple, oatmeal, and baking soda. His son Mark joined the company in 1985, followed shortly by his daughter Jill in 1988. The family branched out in more directions to improve and complete the company ideals; the introduction of pH Beauty Labs, a skin and hair care products company offering mass merchandise lines such as Totally Juicy, Totally Nutty, Binge and Botopical. More information and their products can be found at www.freemanbeauty.com.
Freeman Cosmetics brings salon quality products to the public at an affordable cost. The packaging is bilingual, bright, fun-shaped, portable, and priced nicely. The products are not tested on animals, but some do contain parabens, artificial colors, and fragrances, making them rate higher on the toxicity scale of the EWG SKIN DEEP Cosmetic Safety Database.
Given the opportunity to try Bare Foot soothing liquid foot powder and Bare Hands hand & cuticle renewal scrub, I found that both products deliver exactly what they promise. They are pleasant, refreshing, and they definitely pamper.
Bare Foot soothing liquid foot powder starts as a lotion to soften skin, then transforms into a light powder. Peppermint oil helps keep your feet dry while tea tree oil relaxes tired feet. Arginine helps improve circulation. Peppermint and plum extracts produce a lovely scent. After working 8-10 hour shifts on my feet, my feet were still tired, but they did feel soft and dry.
Foot odor was also controlled, which my husband and children appreciate. Fair warning though: it is a powder, so you need to wear socks and wash your hands unless you want to leave ghost prints on everything you touch. My boys are delighted that they can leave footprints on the carpet.
Bare Hands hand & cuticle renewal scrub is an exfoliating sugar scrub designed to eliminate rough patches and dry skin on hands, elbows, and cuticles. Tangerine and basil soothe the skin, improving texture, while the natural oils hydrate and nourish, leaving skin smooth.
The scrub starts as a thick gel packed with sugar to massage away rough skin and excess cuticles. It smells like ripe tangerines and is the same color as the fruit. As you scrub, the sugar melts into a gel that washes away clean. With regular use, hands and elbows feel smoother with an improved texture. It’s a great pick me up and a nice way to celebrate being a girl. Enjoy home manicures with your favorite princess.
Editor’s Note: I also received a Freeman Foot Scrub product for the purpose of review. Here are my thoughts:
If you’ve ever had dry winter feet, then you can really appreciate the wonderful feeling of smooth, soft feet. Some products are designed to really soften and exfoliate feet in a matter of moments while other foot care products help to smooth feet over time. What I love about Freeman Bare Foot Creamy Pumice Foot Scrub (Peppermint and Plum) is that it feels great, smells amazing, and gives me soft, smooth feet just as soon as I step out of the shower.
I received a few products from Freeman for the purpose of review, including the Bare Foot scrub, which had been a longtime favorite of mine dating as far back as a decade ago or more if I’m not mistaken. Old favorites die hard, I suppose, as I feel this product has only gotten better since I’ve last used it. The fresh aroma of plum is captivating. I absolutely adore it, as it reminds me of fragrant berries on a warm summer day.
The product is so easy to use, making it an easy part of your shower routine. Simply dispense a small amount of foot scrub from the tube and massage onto your tired, rough, or dry feet. The creamy pumice scrub evenly and smoothly glides over your skin and gently yet effectively softens your feet – toes, arches, heels, and all.
If you are interested in trying Freeman Bare Foot Creamy Pumice Foot Scrub (Peppermint and Plum) for yourself, you can usually find it at your favorite drugstores and mass market retailers, as well as online at Amazon.com.