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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
4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 1,248 Reviews 1,248 Reviews
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Origins has done it again! This is a great mask because it works quickly and effectively. You apply it just as you do with a facial wash and wait for it to dry to start clearing your skin. It makes you skin feel tight, especially the cheek area, and looks like it is cracking when dried, but you can feel it working. After I rinsed it off, my skin felt incredibly clean and smooth. I can't wait to keep using this.

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Detox
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I LOVE THIS STUFF. I'm kind of a junky for face masks.. It's like cleaning the carpet.. the weird satisfaction of getting all the dirty out and purging all the bad stuff. This is my favorite mask I've ever used (even more than that expensive mud brand that tingles!). This is reasonably priced, does a great job and lasts a long time. My boyfriend and I both use it weekly to clean out our skin. I always notice that the days after, my skin is soft and looks more supple. When I've got a bad spot, I'll put some of this on a sleep with it on my skin to really pull it all out.

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Awesome Product!
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This product works miracles! My skin is so much clearer and the amount of blackheads I have is significantly less! Definitely recommended!

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LOVE! My favorite mask
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I cannot say enough good things about this mask. I love the brand, Origins, in general but the mask exceeded my expectations. The mask is priced at a reasonable price for one but more importantly, my face feels smoother and my pores appear a little smaller. I love this product and can see myself purchasing this item again.

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Major help for acne

I love this product. I've gone through two full tubes of it because it's a stable of my regimen. I did initially experience a break out the first couple of times I used it because of how the charcoal draws buildup out of the skin, but because of that quality it's great for when you have those lurker pimples that won't come to a head. It's wonderful for detoxing the skin without being overly-drying. Love love love.

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Okay for a mask
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I have only used this a couple of times but I think it does an okay job of getting everything out of my clogged pores. But I think there are other products that are more effective. For example, I used it yesterday and had a pimple today which is highly unlikely for my skin after I have used a mask.

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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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