Hey :) I have been wanting to review this very popular mask for a long time now, and just haven’t got round to it. I guess that is actually a good thing, because it has given me more time to actually use it and form more of an opinion on it.
Lately my skin has gone a bit mad and reverted back to how it was when I was a hormonal teenager – not acne but annoying under-the-skin spots and little clusters of pimples around my chin. I’m not really sure what has caused it, I have a sneaky suspicion that it started around the same time that I began using Origins A Perfect World Moisturiser, which I really loved but in hindsight it was a little rich and oily for my combination skin. I have stopped using it now and have reverted back to my trusty No.7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream which I love, but something still isn’t right so the investigation continues..
Well you obviously don’t want to hear my skin life story so I’ll cut to the actual product now..! In a desperate attempt to clear my skin a little, I invested in the highly praised Origins Clear Improvement Mask which retails at £22. It is an ‘active charcoal mask’ that is designed to clear the skin of any crap basically. The consistency is nice and thick, and it dries within 15 minutes when you was hit off again. I have to say that after my first use I already noticed a difference, not as in my spots had vanished (I wish), but my skin generally looked like it had had a deep clean right into the pores. I noticed it particularly around my nose, which is the worst place for blocked pores for me, and right now the area looks better than it has done in a very long time! I am so impressed with it, I have been using the mask weekly when my skin is almost back to normal, and twice weekly when the more stubborn spots are hanging around. It is obviously not a miracle worker, it does not clear up my spots but what it does does is help hurry up the healing process by clearing out the skin and leaving it clean and free of excess oil that aggravates spots etc.
I would really recommend this mask, it is on the pricey side but I have used it about 9 times already and as you can see from the photo I still have loads left, so I’m definitely getting my money’s worth I think. Plus there is the fact that I think it actually works!
Have you tried this mask before? What do you think of it? xx