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 1,245 Reviews 1,245 Reviews
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Great mask!
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The mask tingles and feels great! This product took a while to dry, but I loved the results afterwards. I would recommend the product to my family and friends!

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fave!
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leaves my face feeling so smooth and fresh! noticeably smaller pores

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Didn't quite work
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This is supposed to unclog pores, but it made my oily skin break out. Won't be repurchasing

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Great product
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I've been using this product for about a year now and I love it! I have always had really oily skin that is prone to breakouts and this helps clear my skin from all of that. The product itself is really thick and it feels good once you put it on your face. It takes a few minutes to dry out and tighten up and once it does all you have to do is rinse it off. Afterwards it'll leave your skin feeling really soft. I usually use this after my cleanser and before my toner. It's best if you open up your pores before using this with warm/hot water rinse or with a warm moist towel that you put on your face for a minute or two.

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I am a slave to mud masks - I've tried every product under the sun. I really liked how this one tingled a bit as it dried. For some reason, I always feel like that's cleaning my skin better. No idea if it's true or not, but hey, I like it.

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Average product
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Didn't notice much after I took the mask off... didn't really stand out for me.

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So Happy!
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I was ecstatic to get this product in the June 2013 Birchbox. I had heard a lot about this product at my local Macy's and it didn't disappoint! It leaves my skin feeling great and nourished!

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Squeeky Clean!
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I love face masks, especially ones that have charcoal in them. Weird- I know. After taking a shower one night, I felt like giving this a try. it is a very dark gray color when applied- once dried it is a super light gray; oh and don't forget the REALLY tight feeling on your face. Washes off super smooth and face looks awesome. My pores were significantly smaller and my face felt very smooth. Would say it is somewhat like Glam Glow but for a WAY better price.

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It was ok
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It was okay. I dont feel like it was truly effective for me. I wish the texture was more grainy, like an exfoliant as well.

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Really enjoyed this product!
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I was really excited to try this product and liked the results. I used it before a shower and my face looked refreshed afterward.

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