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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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Didn't work :(
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I'm not sure if I used it right or not, but it didn't really work for me. My skin gets oily and it is very shiny even after I wash my face thoroughly, and I thought this might help in addition to getting rid of my blackheads and clear my pores. It didn't do either, but the mask felt good anyways! I don't especially recommend this, but then again, I might have done it wrong. I don't know~ Give it a try, though :)

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Not my favorite
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I didnt like this much; I have tried many others that I prefer like Kiehls or Lush love lettuce. I just didnt think this was as effective as many others.

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Not Overly Impressed
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I tried this mask, and don't have any reason to jump up and down about it. My face felt clean after wearing it, but there was nothing special, and I wouldn't wear it over my current mask.

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Just ik
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This product works super well for some people but it didn't really make a difference in my skin. I think it just depends on skin type. For the price, give it a try! It does feel amazing.

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Not in love with this

First, I had to apply so many times before it covered my face as dark as it did on the models. Then This product hurt my face a lot. It was burning very unpleasantly. It made my face feel softer, but not enough for me to do it again.

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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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Breaks Me Out
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I really wanted to like this stuff, but I would use and saw no difference in my skin. In most cases, I found that I would have small breakouts a day or two after using instead. Could just be my skin, but won't be using again.

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Love it
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I love using this as a mask. It soaks up oil without being overly drying. It is one of the best masks I've tried in a long time.

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smooth skin
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Skin feels smooth and soft after use. Maybe blackheads look a little smaller?? Not as noticeable of a change in blackhead status as I wanted... I'll still use it though...

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No noticeable difference
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I have used this twice now and haven't noticed that it made much of a difference. My pores still look the same and it dries my face out quite a bit. It does make my skin feel smoother that's the only thing I've noticed so far.

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