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
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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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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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great mask
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good quality mask - skin felt very smooth after - i didn't wash or put on a moisturizer.

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GREAT!
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This was such a great product, and the sample size was perfect (enough for two masques). I loved the way this made my skin look and feel, and it cleared out my pores in no time. I never knew they could look so small and clean. Especially great for blackheads on the nose.

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Great Mask
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This mask leaves your face feeling clean and refreshed.

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didn't notice any change
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I typically love Origins products, but this charcoal mask was not as effective as I wanted it to be. The texture didn't facilitate absorption into my pores the way I was expecting. It was a little too runny for a mask; I like thicker ones that soak in over a (usually) longer period of time.

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great product
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I have pretty sensitive skin, and this stuff does not irritate it. My skin feels so clean and smooth after using the mask.

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