Hi guys! I’m finally back to blogging, after finishing a little work project that took up all my spare time! So, todays blog post is a bit related to my past 3-4 weeks.
I have been a bit stressed at work and working long days in an effort to finish a project and so it happened, my skin started to show stress as well. I do have problematic skin, but I’ve always somehow managed to stay kind of on the top of it. Until now. So I did a bit of research on the Internet to find out what my options are.
I used to use clay masks when I was younger and I know they are usually very good. That was the first thing that captured my attention about Origins mask, as well as mostly positive reviews.
What Origins say about this product:
The Origins Clear Improvement mask is full of Activated Charcoal. Origins says that this charcoal acts like a magnet to pull pores out, White China Clay absorbs environmental pollutants,
Lecithin dissolves impurities. It allows the skin to start breathing again.
I got my mask from Origins stall in Boots. You can check out Orogin’s mask range when you click here: Origins Skin Care.
Price per 50ml tub: £10
Price per 100ml tub: £22
Now, can someone explain to me, why double the amount is actually more expensive?!?!?
50+50=100 now 10+10 is not 22, is it… If anything, it should be cheaper so customers will get the bigger one? Not sure about their pricing policy.
What do I think about Origins Clear Improvement Mask:
This active charcoal mask is for all types of skin. It is recommended
to use it once a week, but if needed be, you can use it more often. If you have a dry skin you might want to try using it less often, as it can dry your skin too much. As my
skin is combination/oily and was already suffering with breakouts, I was using it every two days for the
first two weeks . Now I only use it twice a week at most.
Before you put the mask on, you should remove all your make up. I also warm up the skin before I actually apply the mask. This is to open up the pores a bit more. I do this with a warm towel (soaked in hot water). After I apply the charcoal mask in a thin layer I leave it to dry. It usually takes about 20 minutes. When applying, avoid eyes and lips area. Rinse with warm water.
After every use of any mask it is important to hydrate your skin! The point of the charcoal mask is to cleanse, but it dries up your skin as well. What happens if you don’t hydrate? It actually can worsen your skin. When you wash away the mask, skin is left dry as it has been striped of oils. The natural behaviour of our skin is to start greasing/lubricating; it’s protecting itself. So you might end up with even more greased skin than you did before applying the mask.So go and grab that moisturising cream that you have on the shelf and put it on ladies (and gents)!
Now, I did expect quick results. Or maybe I was expecting too much. Who knows? It took about two weeks for my skin to go back to normal (that’s when I started using it less often).
The texture of this mask is quite unique. If you’ve tried other clay masks before you might know that they can dry your skin too much. The mask feels more “oily” but it still works.
The packaging is likeable for a simple reason. It’s clear so you know how
much you have left. Why don’t we have more products like this 🙂
CONS – The breakouts were reduced (whoop whoop) but the mask didn’t do one thing it promises. It didn’t help me with black heads…at all 🙁
PROS – My skin complexion is looking brighter and seems more even. The general clarity of my skin has improved.
So if you’re going through a bad patch with
your skin, I would recommend buying this Origins Clear Improvement Mask.
Maybe I would just buy 2 tubs of 50ml, as it’s cheaper than one 100ml
That’s my experience, but I’m interested in yours as well. Have you tried it as well? What is your perfect match mask?
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