One of my Christmas presents this last Christmas was a set of three Origins face masks. One of the masks in the set was the Origins Clear Improvement mask, a mask I have seen absolute rave reviews about. I have used this mask once a week or so for the past couple of months, giving it a good chance before sharing my thoughts on it with you all!
"When environmental pollutants, 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 pore-cloggers. White China clay absorbs environmental pollutants, Lecithin dissolves impurities. Without all that 'stuff' down there, skin "breaths a sigh of relief"."
Whenever I put this mask on, I can't help but laugh. I think coal masks, especially dark ones, make everyone look rather comical and I always give my boyfriend a shock when he sees me in it. I use this mask when I feel like my pores are really in need of a proper deep cleanse, and it works an absolute treat. Once applied all over my face and neck, I leave it on for 15-20 minutes until it is dry all over before rinsing off with warm water. It leaves my skin looking clean and clear, and although after just one use I didn't see much of a difference, after using this several times I have noticed more and more benefits to my skin after each use. I've loved using this mask and would really recommend it to anyone who has difficulties with clogged pores! You can find it on the Origins website here and a 100ml tube costs £20.