I wanted to jump on the charcoal mask bandwagon but was hesitant to spend $$ on a 'premium' mask without know if it was for me or not. I decided to try Origins charcoal mask based on the brand and price.
All I can say is WOW! The mask was cool and tingly on my face and felt good as it dried. It left my skin soft and smooth.
The 2 things I noticed, aside from my soft skin, was that the mask left the skin on my cheeks a little tight and dry. I plan to use it weekly on my T-zone and less frequently on my cheeks.
I also found that some of the charcoal was hard to get out of my pores, but I think a little extra care in washing the mask off will take care of that.