If you’re looking for a more natural skincare brand at Sephora, one of the best is Origins. I’ve tried a lot of their products and I’ve liked most of them. I’m definitely a sucker for face masks, so I was excited to try the Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask. A 3.4 oz container of this product costs $27 at Sephora and similar retailers.
I find that my acne-prone skin typically responds well to charcoal, but I ended up not really liking this one. It felt fine on the skin and the scent was not overpowering or bad. It smelled faintly like charcoal, but mostly it didn’t smell like anything. It doesn’t dry down completely, but it does dry a little. It’s still pretty easy to wash off afterwards. I left this mask on for about 20 minutes, and I didn’t experience any burning or skin irritation.
Afterwards, my skin felt clean and more pores felt clearer. Unfortunately, the next morning, I woke up with lots of new blemishes. Each time I tried this mask, the same thing happened. I do understand that there is a chance that the mask is pulling out toxins, but there are plenty of masks on the market that don’t make my skin worse before making it better.
I have to give this one a pass because of the after effects on my skin. I was disappointed since I usually respond so well to charcoal.
Have you had any disappointing mask experiences lately? Or have you had a great one? Be sure to let me know in the comments section!
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