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Monday, 23 January 2012

Review: Origins Clear Improvement Mask

A couple of weeks ago, I placed an order on the Origins website and, as always, was asked to select some samples.

One of the products I selected was the 'Clear Improvement Mask'. This is what their website has to say:
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. 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 "breathes a sigh of relief."
Last night I decided to try it out. The sample I received was a little 7ml tube, which was enough for one application, though thicker than I'd normally apply - I would have saved some but I knew there wouldn't be enough for two applications so there didn't seem much point. Let's say one and a half applications? If you're prone to nightmares, I recommend looking away now...

The mask felt cool and tingly on my face which I liked, and dried out as it worked, which I also like - masks that stay 'wet' don't feel like they're doing anything to me! I left it for about ten minutes, by which time it had gone crispy and tight so I couldn't open my mouth, though weirdly it still felt very smooth on my face - it didn't crack like most masks do. I removed it with a flannel and warm water (and it took some getting off, let me tell you!), before doing my usual cleanse/tone/moisturise routine. It left my skin feeling soft, smooth and tight - but in a 'firm' way rather than a 'dehydrated' way. And do you know what else? I think it lived up to its claim to clear pores; the nasty blackheads on my nose are definitely looking better, which I really didn't expect!
The full-size product retails at £17 for 100ml. Based on my maths, I think you'd get 15 - 20 applications out of this, which works out at somewhere around £1 per application -  actually pretty good value when compared to something like the Montagne Jeunesse sachets, which are also around £1 each. Although my spending ban means I won't be purchasing a full-size of this just yet, it's definitely on my wish list for the future!
What do you ladies think of Origins products?


(Disclaimer: This product was a sample which came with a purchase made with my own money. This hasn't affected my opinion, this is an honest review. Just sharing my thoughts!)

1 comment:

  1. Aha you look so cute in this picture O_O! I like the more natural ethos Origins has with its products, i hate putting churned out chemical face wash/clensers near my skin cos it's so sensitive! I shall have to check out this mask! <3 xxx


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