I am a little bit, no, a lot late to the Charcoal mask movement or just masks in general. It is the one part of my beauty routine that I always forget about; and yet it is the most therapeutic and enjoyable. I have been wanting to try an origins mask for a while now, so when I was kindly gifted with a voucher from work I decided to make the Clear Improvements Mask one of my purchases. A lot of people in the beauty blogging world have raved about this mask so I couldn’t wait to give it a try.
The last few months my skin has been desperate for some help and the clear improvements mask has done wonders. The mask is an Active Charcoal mask which is designed to unclog pores of dirt and debris. The Charcoal is also paired with White Clay which absorbs toxins from the skin helping to clear the skin.
After each use my skin looks visibly clearer and decongested. To use the product I will cleanse my skin as normal and then use a flannel in warm water and just press it over my face for about 30 seconds to open up the pores. The mask comes in a squeeze tube which I can see I will be getting my scissors into at some point to get ALL the product out!
This product does smell, however it is not overpowering or unpleasant just something to be aware of. The thing I was most impressed and shocked about was the way it hardens on the skin. As it dry’s it becomes extremely hard and tight on the skin making it almost impossible to move your face without it feeling uncomfortable, for a non mask user this has taken some getting used to, but it really does a good job. Because of the hardening it is very stubborn to remove so needs a lot of water and a good scrub! But this effect does mean that it really gets into all the pores and really deep cleans which is exactly what we want!
Afterwards my skin feels fresh, clean and rejuvenated. I have combination skin and this works perfectly!
Have you tried out any Origins masks? Let me know in the comments below.
Until Next Time,
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