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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charcoal is not baloney
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I just recently got into actual skin care now that I'm officially 30 and starting to see/feel the repercussions of early aging.... my pores are bigger, my skin isn't as smooth or evenly toned, and pimples are coming easier than even in my teens! Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask is exactly what I've been looking for. My pores are smaller and unclogged. Slather a nice moisturizer on after applying the mask, and my face feels great!

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Miracle worker!

I bought this spontaneously after reading a bunch of great reviews. It really works! My pores are sooo much smaller and my blackheads seem to get sucked right out. I did break out after I first used it, but that was due to the charcoal sucking everything up to the surface. I got complimented on my skin after the FIRST use! Even my boyfriend loves it!

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So far so good.
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After the first use, my pores were visibly smaller and my skin smoother. The smell is subtle but quite pleasant.

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Wonderful mask to add to your weekly routine
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Feels great on your skin while wearing it and works like a charm in clearing up blackheads. Excited to continue using this each week. Already looking forward to next Monday...

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MIRACLE FACE MASK
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Literally THE best thing I have ever done for my skin. For some reason this year my face started breaking out horrendously. I tried everything to get it back to normal--different cleansers, spot treatments, etc.--and nothing was working for me. My friend recommended this and after reading some reviews I had to buy it. My expectations were met and exceeded: my skin cleared up in a matter of days and feels smoother and softer than I've ever remembered. We'll see if it keeps it up over the next month or so, but right now I have never been more enthusiastic about a product.

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Favorite Mask
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This product helps me with my occasion breakouts and honestly, it just feels amazing!
I try to use this mask every few weeks to help clean my pores and skin.
The feeling is amazing. After you put it on your can feel the mask starting to work and clean your pores. I have even used this a spot treatment when my face is breaking out. I will put the mask on the area where I am having issues and let it work its magic!

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"Cooling" Sensation a Bit Much
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To get the most out of a charcoal mask, I like to exfoliate and/or soak in a salt bath. This mask is more than just charcoal, so it kind of stings if I do all that. It's good though.

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Go-to mask

I use this charcoal mask regularly. You can FEEL it cleaning your skin. Both during and after--I love the way my skin feels after rinsing.

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It's OK
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I am iffy about this mask. It is Ok but it isn't really as thick as I would want it to be when applying. When I wash it off, it doesn't leave my face as smooth as with some other masks I have used. I won't be buying it again.

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Feels like it's working
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I really enjoyed this mask. I felt a slight tingle when first applied, but it dried quickly and did it's job. I have large pores, and I noticed my pores were clearer after using. I had a few breakouts over the next few days, but I think that was because all the dirt and oils were pulled to the surface of my skin. One thing I found is that it was a bit difficult to rinse off. I had to use a lot of water and gently rub my skin to get it all off. I'll probably use a washcloth the help wipe it off next time.

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