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Put a stop to pimples before they start with ORIGINS Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask.

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A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but thanks to this fast-acting acne treatment gel, we can get rid of ours in a hurry. The naturally-derived formula kills pimples at their source, eliminating bacteria and speeding up the healing process. Calming ingredients soothe away any lingering redness.

How it Works

If Superman were a pimple, then salicylic acid would be kryptonite. This powerful ingredient cleans up all the bacteria, debris, and oil from even your worst breakouts. Caffeine and red algae—two of nature’s best skin soothers—wipe away any irritation or redness.

How to Use

Dab a tiny amount on breakouts as soon as you see them pop up.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Sadly, not impressed.
Purchased

I like to think that I am the lone victim of adult acne, that the world is out to get me, but I know that I'm not. However, with the bazillion people out there suffering from breakouts, how come there isn't a miracle product to fix our faces?!
Is that too hard to ask?! Apparently... I had high hopes (maybe therein lies my dissappointment) with the Origins acne treatment set that it would at least help. I used it for 3 months and didn't notice a difference. For the price, I'm left wanting. Things didn't get worse though, so that's good.
I do love the smell!

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Works fast, great price

Don't be fooled by the small size of the bottle, a little bit goes a long way. If I put this gel on a pimple at night, I see a difference by the time I wake up in the morning. I have sensitive skin, but this is gentle enough I can put it all over my problem area (my chin) and I don't have any of the redness issues that I get with some other acne treatments. I wouldn't recommend this product to wear during the day because it creates a film over the skin you apply it to and can look flaky after a few hours. Great emergency pimple treatment!

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Happy with the results

This product works! I have tried many acne products and most don't work and even hurt my skin. So I was very happily surprised with this worked on my breakouts.

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Wow
Purchased

I ordered this for myself, but my 16 year old was in dire need for help, so I gave it to her. the next morning she called it a miracle worker, and I haven't gotten it back.

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it works!

This stuff definitely works to keep breakouts under control. I just started using it recently and have been super impressed with the results. Much better than other spot treatments I have tried.

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Super remover!

I get really bad pimples, but what pimples aren't bad. This gel is amazing! It comes in a tiny bottle but it packs a big punch. I put it on a blemish before bed & in the morning I can tell a huge difference. Sometimes the pimple is almost totally gone. I do not recommend this for in the mornings. It creates a little film over the pimple & when I have tried putting makeup on top of it, you can sort of tell & I am pretty picky about things like that showing. I will continue using this product & I recommend it to everyone. I have sensitive skin, this does not irritate it at all. I have even used it on blemishes I get on my neck which we all know is super embarrassing.

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Strong, potent, not for sensitive skin

I like this when I have severe issues with my skin, but it is a spot treatment and should definitely be used sparingly.

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Good product
Purchased

I put a teeny amount of this product whenever I break out, and it takes care of the problem overnight. My only warning would be to not use it multiple nights in a row, because it will quickly dry out skin. Also, I would not suggest using it during the day because it dries a little shiny, which looked weird when I tried to apply makeup over it. Overall though, it's a great product!

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Pretty darn good!

Works overnight magic! I put this along my jawline where I have a constant breakout of cystic pimples and by the next day they are dried out and much smaller. Love it. A little goes a long way.

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Great product

I suffer from hormonal acne around my chin, and this product really helps blemishes heal. I find it's particular effective for spots that you catch early, when you first feel some pressure and a lump forming. I put a dollop on the spot at night and by morning it's looking less angry.

The one thing I don't like about this product is it's not suitable for daytime wear with makeup. Makeup does not sit well on top of this spot creme, rather gets very flakey and sometimes peels off.

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