Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
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Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores


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4.41 / 5 based on 12,927 Reviews


Nature's complexion clean-up crew clears the way for skin to act its best. Bamboo Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins, Lecithin dissolves impurities. Skin looks clear, feels perfectly pure.

How To Use:
1. Once a week, open pores with warm water
2. Apply mask, and allow to dry.
3. Rinse well.


Water\Aqua\Eau; Myrtus Communis (Myrtle) Leaf Water , Kaolin , Bentonite , Butylene Glycol , Montmorillonite , Polysorbate 20 , Peg-100 Stearate , Charcoal Powder , Xanthan Gum , Lecithin , Peg-150 Distearate , Propylene Glycol Stearate , Sorbitan Laurate , Glycerin , Propylene Glycol Laurate , Simethicone , Caprylyl Glycol , Ethylhexylglycerin , Hexylene Glycol , Trisodium Edta , Dehydroacetic Acid , Phenoxyethanol <ILNILN33435>

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  • It's amazing, I need it. Is it a good product?17 Answers
  • What is a good charcoal mask? Or is it better to do a diy...3 Answers
  • Where can I buy this product?33 Answers
Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
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  • "I have used this to help with trouble spots and enlarged pores. It always helps after using each week. It makes my skin/face nice and soft. I have sensitive skin at times and it has never irritated me or caused my skin to become inflamed. It does wonders! I recommend it to others!" in 669 reviews
Ellen O.
San Francisco, CA
8 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This review is for the Origins Clear Improvements charcoal mask. Overall, I generally keep coming back to this mask. It feels really thick and premium, and a little bit goes a long way. I typically apply this after a shower while my pores are open. Unlike Boscia or other black masks, this isn't a peel off mask, which I feel are too rough on skin. It does make your face feel really tight while it's drying but overall does not irritate my skin. I can't say this is my HG mask product but I feel like when I use it regularly, I see a difference. 
Heather B.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I received a deluxe sized sample of this mask in one of my Play by Sephora boxes. I have combination skin, but I get really oily in my T-zone. I used this about once a week and it really works to clean up my skin. Whenever I had a huge breakout, I would put it on as a spot treatment and leave it on overnight. My pimple would dry out and dramatically reduce in size! It's fast, easy, and a little bit of product goes a long way! It took me six months to use up my deluxe sample bottle. I love this product and will be purchasing the large bottle soon!
Alexis H.
Seattle, WA
6 reviews
Over the years I have used a lot of Origins face products. This is definitely one of my favorites. I like this mask because It doesn't feel harsh on my skin, it is oddly moisturizing after, and it really keeps breakouts at bay. When I first used it I noticed that it did a purge effect on my skin and I had a rough few days after. Now that it is a part of my weekly routine, I see much better results and it is more like maintaining than purging. I also like the price point as this is a thick mask and I feel like it lasts a long long time. 
Justine A.
Everett, WA
121 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I'm not a huge fan of the origins charcoal mask! I bought it during the holidays with three other origins mini masks at Sephora for $26 and this mask was waaaaay too harsh on my skin. It made me breakout and caused my skin to feel extremely dry. It dried out my skin and I hated that about this mask. I didn't like the smell of it either. Lucky that I only received this mask in a mini size. I won't be purchasing the full size ever. I have sensitive skin and am combination so maybe this product will work better with people who have normal skin.
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Love this face mask!!♥️ I have combination skin and I struggle with adult acne and scarring. This face mask helps to reduce the look and size of my pores/blemishes.
Arya O.
Providence, RI
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I absolutely love this product. I will say, if you have dry skin, you might want to stay clear as I have fairly oily skin and this product was able to make my face completely dry. I will say that I've had issues with it making my skin overly dry a few times, but given the number of times I've used this product and the fact that I've had astronomically more great experiences, I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking to tame their oily skin or struggling with a lot of break outs. I especially like to use this mask when I'm PMSing.
Ashley C.
Schertz, TX
8 reviews
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I suffer from dry skin, blackheads, and frequent breakouts. I wanted to add something to my skincare routine that could help all of this, without being too harsh. Origins Activated Charcoal Mask does exactly what I was hoping. I let it sit on my skin for 15 minutes, gently eash it off and my skin immediately feels more hydrated, tighter, smooth, soft, and my pores looked a lot smaller. Long-term I noticed that my pores stayed small, my blackheads disappearing, breakouts less frequent and lasting for shorter periods of time. I also find it significantly easier to get rid of stubborn blackheads after using this. I barely press on my skin with my Comedone extractor and everything releases from my pores. I have been using this for 2 weeks and already have most of my pores on my nose completely clean and are the smallest I've ever seen them. These results are only with using the product 3x week. I will update at 1mo with more pictures.
Ijaabo A.
Saint Paul, MN
3 reviews
This mask is a must have for me. It's honestly one of my holy grail items and I keep it on hand at all times. The price point is perfect for me - it retails for about $26 and for the amount of uses you get, I think it's great! It's super simple, doesn't irritate my skin, and leaves my skin feeling really clean and clear. It's great with removing all the gunk and impurities off your face. I do find though, that I have to use it a couple times a week to see results, so don't give up on it if you don't see any changes right away.
Trina G.
W Hollywood, CA
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
A great introduction to Origins products, overall. I'd read a bit about charcoal masks, uses, benefits and which ones were highly recommended and Origins was always mentions. Tried it; not disappointed. Easy application and after rinsing it off, even the skin's texture feels changed for the better. I've already purchased a full size.
*I received this product free for testing/review purposes; all opinions are my own*

Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
Lauren-Elizabeth O.
Newark, NJ
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is an oldschool classic Origins was way ahead of their time and always on point with their skincare! I used to work in their flagship store in soho (nyc) like a decade and a half ago but I remember this always being a best seller and alot of times Estee Lauder brands like Mac and Origins discontinue really loved products, but this has stood the test of time and was like the pioneer of the charcoal craze
Nicolette A.
Miami, FL
45 reviews
Where can I buy this product?
Jill H.
Winnipeg, WY
42 reviews
How many people experience breakouts after their first use? Were you scared to try it again? That's my only concern! I don't typically break out and I don't want to start, but I do want to try this masque.
Vilma Judith C.
Doral, FL
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Does this work well with sensitive skin?
Leslie F.
Boston, MA
110 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
It's amazing, I need it. Is it a good product?
Heledd H.
12 reviews
How easily removed is this product? Seen a lot of charcoal activated masks that irritate the skin when removed

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