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By Niti Arya
Hello fellow IMBBian’s!! Finally after much hesitation, I am writing my first review. A little background, I am a 28-year-old mother of a toddler. I always had pretty good skin but during and after my pregnancy, I had pretty bad acne. It took around 6 months after delivery for my acne reaction to calm down. Anyway, a lot of things have changed including my skin and skin care, etc. Now, it is combination skin type. I have always followed a good skin care routine. However, now I go that extra mile to take care of my skin as I can see in the mirror it needs more care. I was always intrigued by the Origins brand, so when I got a chance to buy some of the products from Origins, I indulged and that is how I bought this Origins Active Charcoal Mask.
Product Description (from website):
Active Charcoal Mask Clear Pores. When environmental toxins, dirt and debris get under your skin, its waste-filtering system gets jammed, pores get clogged, skin looks cloudy. Nature’s complexion clean-up crew gets to the bottom of skins overcast condition and clears the way for it to act its best. Activated Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins, Lecithin dissolves impurities. Without all that “stuff” down there, skin “breathes a sigh of relief.” It is for all skin types.
Directions For Use:
Once a week or as often as needed, open pores with warm, moist towel and layer mask on. Allow to dry, rinse well. Watch your skin shake off the shroud of dullness and take on a new clarity.
US$24.00 for 100 ml.
My Experience with Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask:
As the name suggests, it has a typical charcoal color. This product is smooth as butter on your face. Its consistency is pretty thick but that does not make it difficult to apply. I have had bad experience in the past with such clarifying masks. Most of them used to irritate my skin or strip my skin’s natural pH. After use, I had to immediately apply a moisturizer or it would itch. However, none of those issues have occurred after using this product. It does what it claims. It clears pores effectively and does give my skin a smooth texture. I follow this mask with a moisturizer, but my skin feels normal and not dry. My skin does not breakout after use.
I apply this mask once in a week. I spread it evenly on my face (little scary :P), then I keep it on for 10-15 minutes.
As the mask dries, it tightens the skin. I try not to speak or laugh, just to avoid wrinkles. Then, once it completely dries, I wash my face and remove it by massaging with wet hands. Then, I splash a lot of water to take it off. My skin feels clearer and smoother. Lastly, like most of the Origins products, this too has a strong but lovely fragrance.
Pros of Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask:
- Clearer pores.
- Skin feels a lot smoother.
- Does not make your skin dry or irritated.
- Very easy to apply.
- Good value for money as a little goes a long way.
- No breakouts.
Cons of Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask:
- As far as the product is concerned, I would say NONE; however, the price could be an issue, but if you have skin like mine, then you would not mind buying this.
Do I Recommend Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask?
Yes, of course!! But as it is a higher-end product, I would also suggest ask for a sample first as these companies are pretty generous when it comes to the samples.
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