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Does This Cleanse Pores?
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Is it good for sensitive skin?


Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores

What it is: A mask with activated charcoal to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers. What it is formulated to do: When environmental toxins, dirt, and debris get under your skin, its waste-filtering system gets jammed, pores get clogged, and skin looks cloudy. Nature's complexion clean-up crew gets to the bottom of skin's overcast condition and clears the way for it to act its best. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know: Activated charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers. White China clay absorbs environmental toxins, and lecithin dissolves impurities. Without all that stuff down there, skin breathes a sigh of relief. Best for all skin types.
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Questions & Answers for Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores

Question
How long does the bottle last?
I was just wondering how many masks you can generally get out of this package? Rough estimates are fine, I just want to know if you get more like 5 uses or 20. Thanks!
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
burk0282
(Minneapolis, MN)
on Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
8 answers
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answer 1
Mine has lasted about 5-6 months. I absolutely use this mask 1x per week, but there were also weeks when I would use it 2-3x. Additionally, I layer the product so no white shows through.
answered 9 months ago
bellag2107
(Tampa, FL)
answer 2
I apply the mask every Sunday and it lasted me approx. 5-6 months. I spread a thin layer over the T zone, where the larger pores are located.
Great stuff.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
rosser
(Austin, Texas)
answer 3
You should get many more than 5....I'm sure it depends on how often the product is used & how much you apply at each use. It comes in a nice size plastic bottle so it should last a while.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
1sungirl
answer 4
I've used mind 3 times already and it still looks like I haven't even used it!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
LauraKFP23
answer 5
I'm thinking 25-35. There's quite a bit of product, and you don't have to use a ton every time.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
AnnehyphenMarie
(Greensboro, NC)
answer 6
Like 30! Awesome bang for your buck!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
coolcitychick
(nyc. ny)
answer 7
I would say appx 20 masks. I have used this 4 times and not even 1/4 through the bottle as of yet.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
jess3r
(Calgary, AB)
answer 8
I would say that it lasts for about 7-10 times. And I use a lot each time because I make sure that I can't see any white skin through the mask.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Des Moines, Iowa)
Question
does this product dry my skin?
I 've had acne skin for soooo long, but i've been finding that clay masks seem to be the best solution for my skin, gels or thinks that treat pimples seem to just irritate my skin more does this product dry out your face? I have very sensitive skin
asked 3 years ago
sweetgirl111
(motreal, canada)
on Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
my skin felt younger after i used it. i even forgot to put on moisturizer after b/c i was too busy admiring how smooth my skin was. :P didn't dry me out at all and my jaw line gets really dry in the winter
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
puhf
(New York, NY)
answer 2
My skin isn't sensitive at all, so I don't know if this will be problem for you or not. But I don't find it drying at all. It's very refreshing. It really cleans out your pores and gets your skin into shape.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
george88110
(Racine,WI)
answer 3
I have very oily skin and have never known this product to dry my face out. If you have sensitive skin, I would suggest only using it once or twice a week. I don't think it's good to use deep cleaning products like this any more than that. It's also very important to use an oil-free moisturizer when you have oily or acne prone skin. That will help with any drying you may experience from certain products.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
glamgyrlnc
(Wilmington, NC)
answer 4
This is not bad like the other clay masks out there, it is china white clay. So it is a lot more gentler. After anything that treats your skin from oil, bacteria, or acne, they do dry your skin out. So any treatments like so, use a good hydrating moisturizer or serum.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
phayanaga
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 5
I didn't feel really dry after using it. With a clay mask you will get alot more oil absorbed so it is normal I think to feel a little dry. I always apply my moisturizer right after I use it.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
hobartbride
(Colorado Springs, CO)
answer 6
I do find that this product drys out my skin and my sister has the same problem with it and she has acne pron skin. What works for her is using a nice oil free serum in the evening to help with dry patches and using a thin oil free sunscreen during the day. But over all the mask has been help a bit, but not an kind of marical as of yet.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
gabby88
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 7
I don't recommend it for very sensitive skin. I have norm/combo and it tingles. My guess is it might irritate yours.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
socal05
(Buena Park, CA)
Question
How long to see results?
I have the most stubborn blackheads. I've tried other masks (peel and rinse), Biore strips and exfoliants and it seems like nothing works. I don't want to get my hopes up with this. How many uses before I notice a difference? I don't want to give up on it too soon either.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
mariesap
on Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
7 answers
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answer 1
I see results the same evening.

For blemish removal it takes me 3 days to see results.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
lolita18
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
I know that the hotter I can stand the wash cloth on my face prior to application (to open my pores) the better it works.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
mickpurr
(Montgomery, AL)
answer 3
Have you really not seen results from this mask yet? I'm sorry, that stinks.
Try placing a warm, damp face towel over your face for about 5 minutes before applying this mask, that will help open your pores.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Olivvy
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
i have oily skin and a lot of black heads and with this i saw a difference after the first use ... it is mode effective if you put a small towel in really hot water and then on your face ... it will open your pores more and the product will go deeper
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
bjilka
(Montreal, Qc, Canada)
answer 5
I have the same issue and I also have very visible pores. I actually returned this product because it did clean my pores, but blackheads and large pores remained visible.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
nory
(White Plains, NY)
answer 6
I used this mask to draw out the gunk from my pores, which only took one time. Any deep seated black heads left I was able to use the loop tool to easily push it out.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
ccatss
(Toronto, ON)
answer 7
I have huge pores and awful blackheads. This cleaned it all in one go. But the very next day it all looked awful again. In short, the product definitely works, my skin just happens to suck.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
inpaperclouds
(Seattle, WA)
Question
Is this okay on sensitive skin?
I have sensitive skin, i get allergic rashes from some skincare products (usually stronger ones) but have never had problems with facial makeup having negative effects on my skin, is this gentle enough?
asked 1 year ago
RainK
(Toronto, ON)
on Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
7 answers
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answer 1
I have to say it definitely irritated my skin and I have dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin. I only tried it once and have enough in my sample to do a second application though I'm not sure that I will.
answered 6 months ago
Hippopotamuslee
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
It's rather harsh on skin. If you have dry, sensitive skin I think it would irritate you. I have oily skin and I still need tons of moisturizer afterwards!
answered 10 months ago
brianaaureate
(Aurora, CO)
answer 3
I have mildly sensitive skin where few products are way too harsh, but most are okay if in moderation. With this mask, my skin didn't get red or irritated at all. In fact, I noticed a radiant glow after using. I'd say give it a try and return if you really don't like it.
answered 10 months ago
RachelC1122
(Poughkeepsie, NY)
answer 4
This is great for sensitive skin. I too have sensitive skin which can easily cause me to break out and I have had no issues with this product.
answered 10 months ago
freshfaced
(Beaverton, OR)
answer 5
I had some minor tingling in drier areas at first, but I haven't experienced any actual redness or irritation once it's removed... and my skin is very pale and very sensitive, making irritation GLARINGLY obvious when it's present. Hope this helps!
answered 11 months ago
Leilamonster
answer 6
Yes. It works great on sensitive skin. I love this product.
answered 11 months ago
thorne4303
(Oaktown, CA)
answer 7
This is definitely gentle enough for sensitive skin and will not irritate.
answered 11 months ago
katia1
(Chicago, IL)
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no diff
how long should i wait to see an improvement? coz i bought this a month back and ive used it every other week only.. should i use it more frequent to see the difference?? or should i just return it?
i have extremely dry skin with a T-zone and huge pores
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
meghna
(Towson, MD)
on Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
6 answers
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answer 1
Def need to use it at least once a week to see any change in your face. It is not strong and doesn't strip good things out of skin so you wouldn't hurt your skin by using it more frequently.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
worthystyle
(Richmond, VA)
answer 2
This mask isn't as drying as most, but since you have dry skin with a problem T-zone, I would suggest only using it on your T-zone. There's no need to risk over-drying your skin on areas of your face that aren't too much of an issue. Also, this mask won't be able to do much for your pores if you use it only every other week. Your pores would clog back up given too much time. I suggest trying 1-2 times a week on your T-zone ONLY. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
danielp9595
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 3
I use the product 1-2x a week. Try to use it at least once a week and see if you notice a difference. It's the first pore minimizer I've actually liked.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
tashi830
(Princeton, NJ)
answer 4
I think you should be using it it once a week to see any kind of results
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Casper, WY)
answer 5
I use it 3 times a week and it helps clear my t-zone! (my main problem with my skin.) I also have large pores and this seems to do the job.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
aliinicole
(Lakewood, WA)
answer 6
Because of your dry skin, I would not use it more than once a week. I think if you look closely at your pores before using and then right after using - you will see the difference. Be sure to let it completely dry and start to tug at your skin before washing off.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
retire4me
(Red Bluff, Calif.)
Question
how to use it?
so i just bought it after everyone raving about it. but how do i use it?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
on Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
6 answers
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answer 1
*Make sure you are laying a warm rag over your clean skin for about a minute to open pores before smoothing on the mask.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
chrisy221
(Houston, Texas)
answer 2
This face mask works just like any other. First you have to cleanse your face to remove any surface dirt and grime (which would lessen the efficacy of the mask if left behind), and then apply the mask evenly on the parts of your face where you need it. Don't apply it to parts of your face where there aren't any issues. I usually wait 15-20 minutes for it to dry (it usually says to leave it on for 10 but there's no harm in a few more minutes since this is a natural product). Then when it's dry and you feel like you've waited long enough, just wash it off. It's not a peel so you have to actually rinse it off with water. It works much better if you wash it off with a washcloth or towel. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
danielp9595
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 3
I use this at night, after I have cleansed my face. I apply a little over a quarter size amount to a slightly moist face (face should be completely covered), leave on for 10 minutes, or until dry. This will tighten as it dries. Then, rinse of the product and look at your refreshed skin!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
beautylovingmom
(Bishop, Ca.)
answer 4
remove make up, wash face, dry face and apply, avoiding the eye and lip area. Wait for it to dry, preferably do not speak because the clay will crack. Wait for it to dry and rinse off with warm water. Final rinse, cold water to close pores.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
prettyflower
(Antioch, ca)
answer 5
Use after cleansing skin. Use a warm face cloth over skin to open pores, apply mask on t- zone area if you have combination skin or if oily than all over face. Wait 10-15 minutes to dry then rinse off with warm water. Apply toner and facial treatments( serums, moisturizers). I would use this mask at night to unwind and relax.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
beautyicon
(Vancouver,Canada)
answer 6
1)remove all make up
2) splash your face with warm water (to open pores)
2) pat face dry
3) smooth on a layer all over your face, stay clear of your eyes and lips. You want to coat your skin till the black evenly coats and covers your skin tone- don't go too thick,
4) sit back, relax till the mask has dried ( around 7-10 min) avoid moving your face, just sit still.
5) look in the mirror, if most of it is dry you can now wash it off with warm water and finish up with a splash of cool water to close up the pores
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
amyfromdc
Question
Is this mask supposed to feel warm/hot when put on to the skin?
asked 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Florida)
on Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
6 answers
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answer 1
I have used this mask several times, and have never noticed that my skin felt warm or cool while the mask was on, nor after rinsing the mask off.
answered 6 months ago
kshimizu
(Edgewater, NJ)
answer 2
No it doesn't feel hot or cold on your skin. As the mask dries though you will feel your skin tightening, but it goes away once you wash it off.
answered 6 months ago
slf11
answer 3
No it does not! It is just your typical clay mask.
answered 6 months ago
marisamakeup18
(Huntsville, AL)
answer 4
It did kind of cause some burning feeling in my face once it dried and if I moved my face, but I think that's normal.
answered 6 months ago
alyssa918273645
answer 5
Mine did feel warm and it slightly burned. It is probably because you have sensitive skin?
answered 7 months ago
sday813
(New Jersey)
answer 6
No, but if you're referring to a tingling feeling upon application that is normal.
answered 7 months ago
lkingston
(Boston, MA)
Question
Is this mask supposed to clear zits too?
I just used the mask for the very first time but wasn't sure whether it could help clear zits also. And if it does, does it work the very first time you use the mask?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
Caroline02
on Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I leave it on overnight as a spot treatment, it does more to shrink my breakouts that way (vs. using it 2x a week for 40 mins).
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
ravenchica
answer 2
I guess its not 'supposed to' but I've used it on pimples...I left it overnight and when I woke up, the zit was more or less gone other than a little pink spot. Not just that, but it didn't dry out my skin, which happens quite easily for me. Now, I'm not saying you'll get the same results - everyone's different, obviously - but it definitely worked very well for me. I'm a 19 year old woman and I have normal-mild combination skin. Hope this helped!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
misslauraline
answer 3
It helped dry mine out and about 3-4 days later they were gone.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
HILARYG
(Washington, DC)
answer 4
Yes this mask helps push out the junk in pimples right away. Good buy for acne prone skin.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
pharmtec
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 5
This really depends on the zit and your skin type. Personally I have never used any product that cleared up a bad zit immediately upon application and I love masks, owe many and use them daily. If you need to clear up a spot on the fly try benzoyl peroxide. It dries up zits like nothing i've ever used. Try to find a product with a high percentage, keep it on all day, sleep with a thick application of it on too. Beware it does bleach fabrics.

Masks are a wonderful tool to pamper yourself with and have a multitude of functions and results. It's more about maintenance than instant gratification.

Best of luck!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
PCilloniz
(Portland, OR)
answer 6
for me i use this more as a preventative rather than to calm down existing blemishes. i use the murad sulfur mask thing if i already have a blemish and want it to go down.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
sniffybunny
Question
Blackheads?
Does the mask really get rid of blackheads?
I've had my eye on the glamglow mask for a while now but Origin's $30.00 for over 3oz is way better that Glamglow's $75.00 for 1.2oz so if it get's rid of blackheads, I'd rather get the origins one.
asked 5 months, 4 weeks ago
VictoriaSelina
(Canada)
on Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it has gotten rid of my blackheads and helps with my whiteheads also.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
CMB2010
(Atlanta, Ga)
answer 2
I used a jar of GlamGlow prior and was hesitant to try Origins, I thought there was a reason for the price difference. Since I could return Origins hassle free, I gave it a try and will never switch back to GlamGlow,it removed my black heads, white heads disappeared over time (3-4 weeks) and my complexion is wonderful (well there are the freckles). My sisters switched to Origins too and it is a family stable now
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
dusty1912
(Toronto, On)
answer 3
Glam glow is definitely worth the money. works way better in my opinion
answered 5 months ago
EmilYtOndreau
(Kitchener,Ontario)
answer 4
Yes, I just did my first mask and it has turned my black-head filled nose into an almost flawless one after the one application. I cannot wait to see what next week's mask brings!
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
mrsjonlu
answer 5
This is a really great detox mask and definitely helps to clear up any existing breakouts. I definitely like it better than the Glam Glow BUT I think if you are specifically trying to get rid of black heads, I would try one of the BOSCIA peel off masks or the pore strips, those will literally yank out those pesky blackheads!
Hope that helps :)
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
i2ia
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 6
I used this mask for five months and i see no improvements. I used the GlamGlow for one week and it helped my pores, whiteheads and blackhead shrink in size I rather spend 69 $ because you only need a little then 30$ for something that doesn't work.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Jasmin5
(NYC)
Question
Is this normal?
When I apply the mask to my face, it stings for a little bit and flushes my skin. Is this the "active charcoal"? Or is this not supposed to happen? It isn't extremely painful or anything, it just stings for 15-20 seconds. It does flush my skin right away though... enough to see my pink/red face in the areas not fully covered by the mask. Thanks for your help!
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
jenloco
(Baton Rouge, LA)
on Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
6 answers
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answer 1
It shouldn't sting, if it does sting I would discontinue and look for something milder.
answered 10 months ago
annme
(Louisville, KY)
answer 2
My mask tingles as it dries -- I suppose this could be considered 'stinging' if you weren't used to it, but it's normal for me, every time I've used it. As long as your skin isn't negatively affected by the mask, I think it might just have to be something you either get used. :)
answered 11 months ago
zombiekitten
(Reading, PA)
answer 3
yes this is normal. i have this feeling too when i first put it on. it is the active charcoals cleaning out your pores.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Claresmith
answer 4
Every clay mask I've every used has stung a little just as you described.
I was told by mutiple dermatologists that this is normal.
Redness is especially common with higher-end/more expensive clay masks.

However, I have yet to hear why.

It just happens :)
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
lolita18
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 5
I recently quit using this mask. It worked great for me in my 20's but now i'm in forties! I just repurchased after not using for many years. I had some congestion on forehead. I found it stung my skin as well and my skin was a bit red after. It is not easy to get off without a washrag. I just purchased mario badescu mask (orange tonic). It is not as drying and my skin looks better after 2 uses. I do love origins plantscription regimen.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
dmkamb
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 6
I think it's normal for it to tingle mildly for a few minutes initially and that can lead to a bit of redness. I like to use it in the evenings or right before bed to give my skin a chance to deal overnight and look fabulous the next morning.

What would not be normal is if the redness or even the tingling persists. If it does, please do not continue using it.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
nyaluvsbeauty
(New York, NY)
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