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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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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Love this mask!
Purchased

This is my second time applying any face mask in my life. And my first using this particular one! Wow it was amazing the feeling of it u can feel how is actually working on your skin. When I washed it off I notice my blackheads from my nose were gone that was really nice I wasent expecting for it to really show results after first use. I don't regret buying this product and I love how I got the free trio for purchasing this item. After using this mask and the anti aging cream from the trio my face has a nice nit usable glow can't wait to see the long term results. This is a pretty good size product I feel it would last me long time if I plan to use it once a week, God's willing.

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Bought on blind faith, loved it!
Purchased

I bought the full-size bottle after reading positive reviews. After one use, I definitely noticed smoother skin and fewer visible impurities on my face. Would definitely recommend!

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funny to use but actually works!
Purchased

Used it twice on myself and my boyfriend and both of us love it. This product is very gentle, too.

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Best Pore-Clearing Mask Ever

This is by far my favorite pore-clearing mask. It pulls out all impurities without drying out your skin. You can tell a major difference after just one use. I HIGHLY recommend this mask.

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Very effective!

This is a good product for someone who wants to deep clean their pores without drying out their skin.

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One of my staples

I have suffered with acne prone skin for years. This mask is in my Arsenal when I feel my pores clogging. I have combination skin and it does not dry me out. I prefer to use out of trouble for a spot treatment though. And be wary of using before a big event. For me it pulls the toxins to the surface so right after use I can sometimes have breakouts but a few days later I start to clear up.

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Instant Glow

This is one of my favorite masks because it is reasonably priced and does a very good job of cleaning my pores.

The consistency is paste/mud and I put an 1mm thick layer on the skin. It takes 20-30 minutes to dry. I find it takes longer to fully dry than some other masks I've used. A mini fan speeds up the process otherwise if I'm in a rush, otherwise I just do some work while I wait for it to dry.

It dries to a hard clay-like finish and then I use warm water to wash it off. Little bits are tenacious, especially around the brow area and crevices. I recommend using a wet and warm wash cloth to remove the mask.

After every mask treatment, my skin is instantly glowing, it really produces a radiant effect that lasts about 1-2 hours with noticeable improvement in pores.

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I think that this is an alright face mask, however I did not see really much significant improvement in my pores and skin.

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