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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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Great Product - I've purchased several times
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I really love using charcoal masks because they really help with blackheads. I have larger pores on my chin and cheeks, and I tend to get blackheads in these areas.

This product goes on like a thick lotion and dries within a couple of minutes. After about 10 minutes, I remove with a warm washcloth. There isn't a blackhead on my face afterword! I use about once a week, and this is my go-to mask.

The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because a) I would love a better fragrance - it isn't bad but isn't delightful either, and 2) I wish the product was a little thicker - it goes on like a lotion, but it takes several applications to get a thick, even coat on my face.

Even so, I really really like this charcoal mask and use it regularly!

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effective mask
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This mask does well at removing dirt from clogged pores. I also have a healthy glow after washing it off.

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I liked the end result
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It did seem to clear my face. Leaving it soft & with less pore clogged goodness. My only complaint is that it's a bit hard to wash off. The stuff really sticks!

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Great for acne

This is one of the best all-around masks for sensitive skin with acne. It sucks out blackheads and makes my skin feel clean but without missing anything. The wipes are awesome, too!!

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Great Mask!
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I easily get blemishes. My face was breaking out and I used this. The next morning there was a drastic difference. Very minimal redness and little to no inflammation. I highly recommend this.

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Suggested to me by my skin lady
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My wonderful skin lady, Shawna, suggested I use a charcoal mask to help clear my skin . I chose this Origins product, because I knew it was a good brand and I liked the ingredients. My face was badly broke out the first time I used this mask. Afterwards, my skin felt squeaky clean and blemishes did seem to be minimized. The directions say use it once a week, or as needed. I am going to ask Shawna how often I should use it.

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Great product!
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Love this mask so much! It's my ritual each Sunday!!! I wish I could put pics of my before and after using this amazing product! I totally love origins!

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Good product
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Before I purchased the product I read the reviews and that's what ultimately convinced me to try it. The mask is amazing and it isn't painful. There is a slight tingle after you first put it on but nothing unbearable. I've only used the product 3 times so I won't comment on the effectiveness yet.

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Great !!!

Not sure what made me purchase this product but I love it! The Origins active charcoal mask truly does clean your pores. I normally have so many clogged pores, especially on my nose-it's gross. But only after using this 2 x's, once ever week, I can see a significant difference. I'm so happy i found this.

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Clean pores ftw

I did not receive this as a Birchbox sample, but rather just went for the full-size purchase because I read a lot of beauty articles praising this stuff. Used it once weekly for five months now. Verdict: largely does live up to the hype!

I feel like this mask cleans up blackheads and whiteheads more quickly than my skin does on its own.

Only reason for 4 stars, not 5: I'm not convinced it's the *miracle* product people make it out to be. I use it as part of a diligent regimen of other masks and skincare products. It's effective, but I doubt it is single-handedly responsible for my good skin days; that's definitely a tag-team effort from ALL the products I use.

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