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
4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 1,242 Reviews 1,242 Reviews
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Amazing!!
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I love this mask. It's like the skin on my face is brand new after I use it. It's also fun to snapchat really gorgeous charcoal-covered selfies to my friends while I'm waiting for the mask to dry. Will definitely purchase again once I run out!

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Great product
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This has really helped my pores clear up and become smaller. It is also gentle on my skin which is very senstive.

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Great mask!

This is a great mask. You can definitely feel it working. I used it mostly for acne and it cleared everything. I would buy it again!

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To strong for sensitive skin

I have sensitive skin and found this product too abrasive for me. While I do not mind some tingling, I found the product to be uncomfortable.

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Can't really tell if it works
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I've used this product a few times now, once a week and can't tell if it works. I wash my face twice daily and my skin isn't too challenging, but I live in a city and commute on foot, so I was hoping for some visible improvement. It's not so ineffective that I'm ready to quit and return, but I'd say it doesn't win on "wow" factor.

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Clear skin
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I've really enjoyed using this product. My only complaint is about the burning sensation that's present for the first five minutes. Otherwise this product left my skin soft and clear.

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A simple mask that works well

I have fairly normal skin, but every now and then I'll get a bad breakout that needs to be nipped in the bud. This is my secret weapon: I wash my face with hot water to get the pores opened up, and then (without drying my face off) put a liberal amount of this mask on and let it dry. It helps me clear up my breakouts in no time, and it doesn't get overly tight and uncomfortable. It's the only mask I need!

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Great basic face mask

I really like this mask. It is soothing and leaves my skin feeling clean and smooth. Although it doesn't clear out pores in an intense way (as others have noted), it is a good basic mask that goes on easy and comes off easily as well. Not super messy which is always appreciated.

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Love this Mask

This charcoal mask by origins, is amazing. It was the first one I used. I have found better ones but this is one that I do keep in my shower. It really does soak up all the impurities and dead skin and leave your skin looking more radiant.

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Love

I use this at least two times a week & it leaves my skin feeling wonderful & clean but not to dry.

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