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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.
Possibly the worst product (for me) I've ever used on my skin. I carefully followed the directions and applied the mask. When I started to remove it my skin felt instantly raw. I figured that it was just being sensitive to a new product and didn't think much more about it until the next few days. My face broke out into scores of tiny white heads for two weeks from my forehead to my chin. It's easily the worst break out I'd ever experienced (even from my teen years) and two weeks later, it's still continuing but thankfully fading away. Never, ever again.1
I love this! It has help clear my skin up so much. I can not rave about it more. I use this with the spot treatment from Origins, and my skin couldn't look better!5
First, a lot of the reviewers are complaining that their Acne got worse. I use this mask on clogged pores (and mine were huge! gross I know). It definitely helps clean out all of the clogged pores. That's what it's designed for - a nice detox. I think a lot of people are expecting this to act as an acne treatment but that's not what this is. I feel refreshed and my pores are definitely smaller and cleaner after using this product.5
I use this once a week and it does the job every time. Love it! Best charcoal mask I have used.5
To start, I didn't have overly high expectations of this product after reading the various reviews ranging from wonderful to a break-out of disappointment. Also, I have a very oily t-zone with extremely large and noticeable pores on my nose and many small visible ones on my chin.
I was very excited when this arrived in the mail and I used it the very night I got it. I started by steaming my face (took a very hot shower and let the steam open up my pores) and then immediately I put the mask on. I didn't time it, just let it dry to where it wouldn't rub off when I touched it.
I then washed it off with warm water, pat dry my face and immediately noticed my skin felt tighter but moist at the same time. You know sometimes masks make your skin so tight it feels like plastic, not this one.
A few days later I decided to use it again and the next day, I actually looked closely at my skin and noticed that the pores on my chin and my nose (which are very large and dense) seemed smaller and I noticed less oil on my t-zone.
I have used the mask twice and I must say, this is by far the most beneficial mask that I have every used. I will buy this mask again along with other Origins products.
I love facial masks and this is one of the best I have ever tried ~ so of course had to buy the full size. My husband hesitantly agreed to try it out. Now he reminds me it is time for his mask. One word of caution ~ use it before showering as it can be messy rinsing it off.5
I was very happy with this product. Almost immediately I felt the mask cleaning my skin, and after I washed off the mask I had never had my face feel so clean and refreshed. My pores were instantly shrinking and my face looked cleaner and smoother, and my face was a lot softer as well. I was a little worried that I might break out a day or two after because my face is very sensitive, but I have not had any blemishes since using the mask. I would definitely recommend this product and once I finish the bottle I would not hesitate to purchase it again.5
I've never met a mask that's as good as this one. It's like going to the spa only you're at home. It helps get the dirt and oil out of my combination skin.5
I'm 25 and I still break out despite a strict cleansing and oil free moisturizing routine. I've added this to my routine and my skin is finally starting to clear up. I use it twice a week in addition to my am/pm face wash and light moisture routine.5
The ORIGINS Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask really does a great job cleaning out clogged pores. You can literally see it working.5