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Origins ‘Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask’ Review, Swatches!

Origins ‘Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask’
Origins ‘Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask’

If you have been with me long enough, you’d know about my love for face masks. I have to have a mask session twice a week & at one point of time, I have 5-6 in my stash. I mostly love my Queen Helene one but the TBS ones fare well too. I recently splurged a bit on Origins & Fresh skincare on my birthday. And so far, no regrets. IMO, Clay masks  really help oily acne prone skin.

Origins says : Activated Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins, Lecithin dissolves impurities. Without all that “stuff” down there, skin “breathes a sigh of relief.”

Origins ‘Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask’
Origins ‘Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask’

Application:   Create a smooth even layer over face and leave until dry to wash off.  (Approximately 15-20 minutes).

Cost : 3.4 fl. oz./100 ml US$24.00

Origins ‘Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask’
Origins ‘Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask’

My experience with the mask :  It is really thick, creamy  & goopy in texture & feels really rich when I apply. I hate runny masks as it is. This settles & sits on the skin perfectly. I did notice a nice tingly sensation (kinda minty) but nothing irritating. Also, you can smell the charcoal which is really faint & it goes away as I apply. I usually apply this when I’m feeling really greasy & can feel all the cheeky gunk on the face. It really pulls all the impurities out from the skin & when I’m all washed up , I really feel squeaky clean.  It hardens as it dries so I try not to smile or talk.

My routine : I either steam up my face or put a warm washcloth for a few seconds, use my Clarisonic(or a scrub) & then apply this mask. Specially a lot on the nose.   

Origins ‘Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask’
Origins ‘Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask’
Origins ‘Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask’
Origins ‘Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask’

Cons : It is really difficult to take off. it takes more time than other masks. It’s best to shower after this session 😉  Also, it stains clothes , so be careful!

Verdict : if you have an oily skin that acts up, get it. It a bit expensive but the quantity is great too! totally recommended!

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