Sunday, March 24, 2013
Origins: Clear Improvements Mask
How much: Origins, Clear Improvements. Active Charcoal mask to clear pores. $21
Product Claim: Active 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.”
Directions: Use once a week or as often as needed. Open pores with warm, moist towel and layer on. Allow drying. Rinse well.
Application: A little goes a long way, which is a plus to my “cheap-skate” ways. If you want to really make it go a long way you can apply to your most-needed/oiliest areas.
Texture/Color: Thick, rich, and creamy.
Smell: Refreshing, clay-like smell. It doesn’t smell bad per-say, it just isn’t the best smelling mask I’ve used, but if that means having a more effective outcome then I’m okay with that.
Aftermath: Made my skin look completely refreshed with a healthy glow. It sucked every piece of dirt, grime, and oil out of my pores like it was latest version of the Dyson vacuum cleaner. It was non-drying and refreshing.
Cons: the smell
Overall Rating (1-10): 8
**Especially recommended during the HOT humid months.