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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really liked this product

My face felt so smooth after using this product. I am definitely considering buying the full size version of this product. I was also impressed that the sample size lasted for three uses.

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Not too visible a difference

Maybe over time with more frequent use, this has more noticeable results. Post-mask always feels good, but not sure how long that lasts

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Good Mask

I have always loved Origins products but was not that satisfied with this mask. I have used it several times and can not tell a difference after use.

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not bad

I like the mask, I feel refreshed after I use it. I just don't know how much it is really improving my skin....

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Not what I expected

Wasn't something I really needed but I tried it anyway. Worked similar to other mask I have used but could not see any real results.

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Fresh and clean!

I really liked this mask. I received a small sample in my birchbox which I was surprised will last maybe 2 1/2 applications. I used a thin layer on my face and once I wiped it off my face felt very smooth and clean. I will definitely try it again- was glad to see the product page mentioned to use it after applying a hot towel to the face. It didn't mention that on the product card I received so I will definitely try that again!

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Loved the idea,

Although I loved the idea behind this face mask, the product itself fell short of my expectations. I don't have sensitive skin whatsoever, but for some reason the second time I used the mask I broke out all over and felt like I had wind burn all over my face.

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Just ok

I did not get this in my birchbox, but I did go out an get a sample somewhere else. I had a bad breakout after using the mask, but then I achieved clear skin. I will give this a few more tries to see if I still like it.

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eh- pores tightened
Sampled

it was ok- will try again on my face- felt my pores tighten. still had to purge them though

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I really do not enjoy purchasing masks. I only ever use them when I get a sample... I do like Origins as a brand but do not think that they really do too much for my skin needs. I have mild acne that occurs once a month and this mask should be perfect but... I used it a few times and noticed no difference. For me to spend money on this I need to see something special in my skin. Otherwise it's just another product to spend money on that doesn't do anything.

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