Origins: Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask

Origins active charcoal face mask

Clear Improvement
Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores

Masking once a week keeps the acne away or so I like to think. My skin has been acting out so badly the last couple of weeks that I was starting to get frustrated with it. I’ve been eyeing this face mask for a while now because it was rumored to be amazing.
This face mask has activated charcoal that acts like a magnet that will deep clean your pores.  The white china clay in this mask is great for absorbing the environmental toxins that may be on your skin. Plus, lecithin dissolves the impurities that may still be on your face. Honestly my face feels a lot smoother, cleaner and looks more clear.
I’ve been using this mask twice a week for the past month and I’m loving it. The mask pulls everything out and I mean everything.  It is important to open up your pores with warm water so the mask is able to fully do its job. Make sure you don’t get this near the eye area because it will hurt.

Origins active charcoal face mask

This mask takes a good 15-20 minutes to fully dry but make sure you only apply a thin layer of it.  Once it starts to dry you won’t be able to move your face because it will super stiff. Removing the mask is quite difficult but if you use warm water and do circular motions you should be fine. I’m sure if you use a muslin cloth it would be easier to remove without any hassle.
The packaging is very convenient because it is in a squeeze tube. So this means that applying this mask won’t be messy and it can be stored more efficiently.
This mask has to be in my top 5 face masks. I would rate this mask at a 4.7 out of 5. I would pick this Origins Charcoal Mask over my favorite L’Oreal charcoal mask.
I would recommend it if you have oily skin but if you have super sensitive skin then be cautious.

Retail: $27
Size: 3.4 fl. oz.

Skin Types:
Dry, Normally, Oil Skin for Acne & Oil Control

Check out my most recent skincare post L'Oreal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care.

Have you tried this face mask or any other Origins face masks? How about any other Origins products?


  1. I have never tried any Origins product, but this mask seems like a great deal for sure! x
    Lauraconteur ♥

    1. You should give it a go if you haven't tried anything from them yet. Let me know what yo end up trying out...
      xx Maria