Origins is quickly becoming one of my favorite skincare brands. Apart from their products working phenomenally on my skin, they're also free of parabens, mineral oils and animal ingredients. When I use Origins I know I'm not exposing my skin to harmful chemicals and their philanthropic endeavors make me feel better about shelling out a pretty penny on their products. This mask in particular is priced conservatively.
1.7 fl. oz. - $16
3.4 fl. oz. - $23
If you follow me on Instagram you might have already seen this hideous picture of me. A friend of mine kindly told me I looked like Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder. Thanks Sergio :)
Ok, ok...on with the review!
I have been using this mask for about 3 months now and I've noticed a dramatic change in my skin. It's an active charcoal mask which means it does tingle a bit, nothing unbearable.
At first I thought it was making me breakout but quickly realized it was purging my skin. After applying once a week for about a month, the breakouts gradually diminished. I take about a quarter size amount on my finger tips and I spread, after applying a warm compress on my face. This helps open up the pores and allows for the mask to do its work, avoiding the delicate eye area. I leave it on for about 15 minutes and remove with a warm soaked cloth. My face looks and feels squeaky clean after each use!
Do I recommend this mask? 100% to anyone who is looking for a mask that will clarify and clear out their pores. I wear liquid foundation on a daily basis and I find the matte formulas (ideal for my oily skin) can really clog my pores. Yes, it's a con but it keeps my oil production at bay throughout the day.
Has anyone used this mask before? What are your thoughts?