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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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i didn't receive this in a sample but had been looking for a cleansing mask and decided on this because of all the good reviews. it absolutely cleans out the pores, leaves your skin feeling very clean, and does not dry you out

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Makes my face smoother than anything else I've tried
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This is the best mask I've tried. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is I'm not sure if it will help my skin in the long run. However, it does leave my skin feeling super smooth and soft. I almost couldn't believe it was my skin the first time I used it. My face feels clean after using it. I still see blackheads but I can tell there are fewer.

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Pore-clearing wonder
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I have combination skin and large pores and feel like I'm constantly battling blackheads. Using this once a week clears up my skin, refines my pores, and doesn't leave me with overly dry or oily skin. It's been a great addition to my skin care regimen and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a masque that will balance their skin and leave it healthy and refreshed.

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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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