Clean Your Face with Dirt? Surprising Success with Origins Charcoal Mask

origins charcoal mask
Santa Claus put me on the naughty list and all I got was this coal mask.

Do you ever get the sense that, despite your best efforts with a washcloth and some soap, your skin still isn’t clean? And even if you use a Clarisonic and one of Sephora’s top rated cleansers, you can still see tiny clogged pores? Step away from the magnifying mirror (no good will come of it), and get yourself Origins Clear Improvements Active Charcoal Mask.

The mask has a thick consistency, and applies to the skin very smoothly. Origins’ activated charcoal is made out of bamboo, which acts like a magnet to draw out impurities. Origins’ mask is also packed with White China Clay (aka kaolin), which increases localized circulation, reducing skin’s inflammation.

Read on to see my skin after the mask.

origins active charcoal mask
Warning: mask may make you act especially silly.

As you can see from my expression of barely contained joy, I’m a big fan of this mask. Origins recommends this mask for all skin types, and a friend of mine with drier skin than mine recommends it, despite the drying action of the clay. It’s similar to the cult favorite Queen Helene’s Mint Julep Mask, but I found Origins to be less drying and more effective (also more expensive, but that’s often how it works).

Have you tried this mask? Do you have another one to recommend? Masks like this make a fun weekly ritual, and I’m always looking for popular products to try.

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2 thoughts on “Clean Your Face with Dirt? Surprising Success with Origins Charcoal Mask

  1. Pingback: Inexpensive, Easy and Fun At-Home Facial (for when you don’t have the $ to go to a spa) | Nath Attack

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