17 January 2016

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

Hi everyone! On my blog I rarely ever focus on skincare and that's definitely because I am the first to admit that I have neglected my skin in the past, I just never saw the point in it and I thought that having to buy skincare was such a chore and it led to my skin being in poor condition. I finally decided to sort my skincare routine out when I realised I was buying all these really cool make up products but they didn't look at all how I wanted them to look on myself because my skin was so bad. I just felt like my make up didn't look good on my skin at all and it led to me investing a lot more into a better skincare routine. Whilst my biggest problem is dry, dull skin I also have a problem with pores and blackheads on my nose so I felt like I needed to get some products to help, I was in London recently and Selfridges had an Origins counter and I have recently seen Zoella talking about how much she loves their Active Charcoal Mask and the sales assistant was telling me it was their most popular mask so I thought why not try it out and see if it works for me!


"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 "breaths a sigh of relief"". 

I'd always just used face masks for fun in the past and never part of a skincare routine so I was actually quite excited to try this and see how it felt. I do have a problem with my skin rarely feeling fresh and clean, especially as some days when I have university 9-4 and then work 6-10 I will be wearing make up all day and my skin feels so cakey and gross by the end of it so I absolutely love that this claims to get rid of all that and make your skin really clean.


I was definitely a bit intimidated by this product as first as the colour of it is a bit scary! You do look a bit like the moon face emoji when you're wearing it but it washes off absolutely fine, it didn't stain my skin like I was worried it would. The consistency of it is so nice, I think sometimes face masks actually can feel like clay, but this is quite light and creamy for a mask and I found that it didn't feel too heavy once you had applied it. There is a slight scent to this product, nothing overpowering though, I was a bit indifferent to it really it didn't have a scent I loved but it didn't have a scent I hated which is a bonus because I was also scared it would have a weird smell!

When I applied it I didn't have to use a lot of product at all, it's so good because I've used it a few times and it still looks like I've hardly used any so you get really good value for money. It dried very quickly, it did dry quite firm so your face did feel quite tight but I always like that because it makes me think it's actually working! I don't know if anyone found this but I felt like it was heating up slightly when it was drying, I'm unsure if this is just me because I hadn't seen anything about it heating up anywhere before so I'd love to know if anyone else has tried this and found the same thing. I left it on for about 10 minutes while I was in the bath and just rinsed it off, thankfully as I mentioned before it didn't stain which I was so worried it would and that I'd be looking like the moon face emoji for a couple of days! The first thing I notice when I wash it off is how much fresher my skin feels, it really does feel so clean and I completely understand what it means when the packaging says your skin will breathe a sigh of relief because that's exactly how it feels! In terms of blackheads after using the blackheads on my nose did look slightly reduced, it definitely wasn't a miracle worker that got rid of them in one go but I did see an improvement so I'm excited to keep using it and seeing how it works.

I really would recommend this product, the only issue is that it is quite expensive, I bought mine for £23 however you get 100ml of product and I think it will last you a really long time, it is recommended that you use it once a week or as often as needed so I think I will have this product for a while. It is also a really good investment if you are wanting to see and feel a change in your skin which really was a must for me, I'm definitely more willing now to spend money on skincare because my skin really does need sorting! Let me know in the comments if you've tried this or any other face masks from Origin!
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  1. Might try this!
    -Morgs x
    http://justmorgs.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Ooo they sound amazing! you're making me want to try them HAHA:) thanks for sharing. Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)

    xoxo
    www.theclosetelf.com

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  3. I LOVE this face mask! It's seriously amazing! You totally do look like the moon emoji when you wear it haha! I use this stuff at least once a week!

    Shannon Sage

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    1. I'm going to use it at least once a week as well it felt like it made such a difference!x

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  4. This sounds really good and because you get so much product in it I think it might even work out the same as buying individual masks for £1. I do want to try some more Origins products now, maybe one of their hydrating masks :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. They have a really good range of masks you should get one!x

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  5. I always wanted to try this mask from Origins, heard good reviews on it xoxo


    http://thefurthestthingfromperfect.blogspot.com/

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  6. I've seen this facemask used by so many people recently! I really want some!

    Darriyan x

    http://darriyancateland.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's really good it lives up to all the hype!x

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  7. I've got a mask which does this sort of thing except mine never removes black heads but then again mines much cheaper haha!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. I can't wait to use it more and see the difference it makes!x

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  8. I have been looking for a new mask to try, I will have to give this a go

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  9. I have heard sooo many amazing things about this mask, hon. It's really great to read this thoroughly written review and confirming it in my mind - I need this product (my skin needs it, 100%). Even though it's a bit on the pricey side, it sounds like it's worth it. My skin needs sorting as well so I will be getting it as soon as I can. Thanks for this great review, lovely!
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com/

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    1. Thank you, I know I need get my skincare routine together now, I'm so desperate to see an improvement!xx

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  10. I might have to try it out! Weekly face masks have been a part of my routine for about a year, but maybe I should try a new one. Thanks!

    ivyholly.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm definitely going to make it a weekly thing it makes such a difference!x

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  11. This sounds amazing!! It sounds like we have the same type of skin problems, so hopefully this will work for me just as well as it does for you. I'll have to test it out! :)
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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    1. You should try it I'm sure you'll love it!xx

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  12. I've been wanting to try a new mask... thanks for sharing this! Looks like it's worth a try! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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    1. I'd really recommend this one it works so well!x

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  13. I am so keen on trying out this face mask.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  14. Definitley giving this a go. I feel like it'll suck all the bad suck stuff out of my skin ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. That's how I felt haha my skin felt so clean!x

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  15. I managed to get this in a set in the Boots sale and have to say I really do quite like it, though I agree it will be pricey when I have to repurchase! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I'm glad it will last a long time because I feel the same!xx

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