ORIGINS Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask

2016 InStyle Best Beauty Buys winner!

Unlike the charcoal you toss in a grill, activated charcoal—also known as 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 charcoal, it gets rids of pore-clogging impurities revealing a more radiant complexion. Still not totally convinced? Read more about its good-for-you benefits people have been using for ages.

ORIGINS Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask
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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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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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Long time user!
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Reviews who are saying that this product makes you break out have to understand that charcoal will clarify your pores so anything hiding under the surface will rise! So those pimples were already probably there and the charcoal is attempting to clear them out! With long time use this mask works wonders especially for black heads!

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Love it
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This mask is great!!! I noticed a huge difference in the decrease of oil on my face as well as the moisture.. definitely hydrated by skin and brightened it up!!

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Pore no more
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I was at the phase of pimples where they were about to go away but still had a few more days of healing. I put this mask on for 15 minutes, rinsed off, went to sleep, and woke up with a refreshed face! My pimples healed so fast and it made my skin have an even tone. It reduced the size of my pores so much.

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Love!
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I love this mask. I feel beyond clean after I wash it off. I've been using it for years and have super sensitive skin. It's a must.

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It was ok
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There is another brand I was wanting to purchase but it cost so much more than this one. You get more product for less money with this one. I was told you would have the same results. That was not the case with me. Although I have only been using it for 3 weeks it still hasn't done one time what the most expensive product did with one use. I will keep trying though. So I was kind of disappointed.

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