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ORIGINS Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores

Unlike the charcoal you toss in a grill, activated charcoal (aka activated carbon) has been treated with oxygen to remove dirt, debris, and pollution deep beneath the skin's surface. And that's just the magical ingredient in this hard-working mask. Harnessing the purifying power of natural bamboo charcoal, white China clay, and lecithin, it gets rids of pore cloggers, environmental toxins, and impurities for smoother, clearer skin.

ORIGINS Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores
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I have acne-prone skin, even still at 28 years-old. (Genetics are swell.) Anyway, I'm always on the lookout for any skincare product that will improve my acne without drying my skin out. (It's just a cruel joke to have acne and forehead wrinkles at the same time.) Anyway, I put this bad boy on last night and the first thing I noticed was the intense tingle. It feel like someone was blowing their Listerine breath on my face. (That was meant to sound more pleasant than it probably did.) It got a little intense, but once the product started to dry the intensity came down a notch. And after the rinse, I could SEE the tiny blackheads between my eyebrows had vanished. Long story short, this works. Be sure to throw a good moisturizer on overnight. You will wake up with brand new(ish) skin. You're welcome.

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Made me break out--worked better as spot treatment
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I feel like I was one of the unlucky few for whom this product just did not agree.

I started using this mask a few times in one week and in a couple days I started seeing way more new breakouts than before (and my skin had been pretty clear for a while). I took a break and waited for it to clear up and then several weeks later when I saw the beginnings of a new breakout, I gave this product another shot BUT as a spot-treatment tool (so not all over my face) and it did a really good job for treating that one area.

For people with sensitive skin, I would recommend trying it out first before buying the full product. Also, if a full face mask doesn't work, use this for spot treatment.

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Great mask
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I really liked this mask. I applied it after washing my face with a mild cleanser. Did some laundry while the mask dried then wiped my face clean. Applied and was removed very easily. Left my oily skin smooth and soft :)

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Oh My
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This product initally worked well but then my breakouts started. I normally have very small blemishs or blackheads. After I used the Orgins mask, I have 4 cystic pimples.

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I bought this full size without sampling it first due to the rave reviews. So much regret. I've tried using it three times and each time it makes me break out SO BADLY which is very rare for me. Right after washing it off, your skin is really soft. 12 hours later, pimples everywhere. I have pretty normal to dry skin so I was surprised by these results.

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Broke me out

Not a fan of this stuff. I tried it three times and each time I broke out. My skin is sensitive to this brand

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Amazing mask
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I was obsessed with this face mask. Gentle, nice scent, and it made my face feel so great afterwards. Origins is an awesome brand, but I’d never tried their face products. I’m really eager to try their other masks, too, now.

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Feels nice

I only use this one on my nose as i have dry sensitive skin. Once a week helps keep pores clear without harsh chemicals or extensive scrubbing. One bottle lasts a long time.

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Best purifying mask I’ve used

I’ve been using Clear Improvement for over 20 years. It clears up breakouts by bringing them to the surface. Doesn’t dry me out like clay masks sometimes do. I’ve tried others out of boredom, but this is my favorite.

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Pore minimizing
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I love anything that gets rid of pores and this mask makes skin feel really nice after

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